Wednesday, June 22, 2011

PHIL image du jour

Public Health Image Library (PHIL) has many useful images that are in the public domain. Here is today's image du jour.
ID#: 1472
Description: Anterior chain of Mesocestoides sp.
Anterior chain of Mesocestoides sp. Tapeworm, cestode, parasite.
Content Providers(s): CDC/ Dr. George Healy
Creation Date: 1965
Categories: CDC Organization : MeSH : Organisms : Animals : Invertebrates : Helminths : Platyhelminths : Cestoda

Now where was I going in my search before I was delightfully distracted?

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Neptune's Bicycle

I found Neptune's bicycle between the ebb and flood on the beach next to LIRR station in Greenport NY.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Selling Cornflakes

This photo of me comes from the shoe box photo archives of colleague Brian Perkinson. I confess that as crew in the movie/TV industry, as well as member of the DGA, to aiding in the legal sale of corn flakes, kitchen detergents and after shave tonics that are "necessary" products in today's consumerism. I was "sitting-in" for the DP and gaffers in a lighting check. The folds in the photo delineate the frame of the shot masking out the back light and rest of set. The grip stand in front me of was a temporary spatial marker. While the further details of this particular job elude me, a close examination of the digital watch on my wrist should give a clue to the decade of this early Polaroid image.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Oyster Report - June 10, 2011

I spent several hours at the Cedar Beach Creek facility of SPAT: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County working on my 1,000 oyster crop that over wintered there. I brought a few back for taste testing.
My progress report:
Fall 2010 tasting = 24
Early Summer 2011 tasting = 49
5 cages x 100 = 500
7 cages x 50 = 350
Hollow shells = 31
Total accounted = 954

Kim Tetrault who runs this Southold cooperative can also be discovered locally playing electric and acoustic bass with Jazz on the Half Shell.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Fordham FAB - Dean Gautschi

Dean David Gautschi was at the white board last night at the summer practicum of Fordham FAB. I am posting this photo for the benefit of my fellow classmates. Click on the image to see more detail of the diagram and formula.

I am fortunate to have my proposal PreMinder selected and I am joined with two terrific team members that are MBA graduates: Anthony Battaglia and Andrew Arcangel.

Stay tuned.

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Andy Goldsworthy's Rivers and Tides (video)

This was my first exposure to Andy Goldsworthy's artistic practice. His connection with rock and others fundamental elements then launched into the forces hidden nature inspire me. Huge praise to Thomas Riedelsheimer, director+cinematographer+editor, who elegantly captured the ephemeral in Goldsworthy's work. This movie was made in part with funds provided by Scottish art lotteries--bravo--I'll buy a ticket next time I'm there. Rivers and Tides is available as a DVD order from Amazon. I saw it as immediate play on Netflix.