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Laguna de Flamenco
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Orca Task Force at Swinomish
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August 28, 2018

Great welcoming action to bolster today’s Orca Task for meeting at the Swinimosh Nation near Anacortes! Two giant banners, our giant salmon and orca inflatables and orca clad activists from across the region greeted attendees.

Mumblings after the meeting are that the public is speaking eloquently, but the leaders aren’t saying much that impresses. By design, 40 stakeholder groups will never acheive consensus and their non-binding recommendations have the potential to merely camoflage a lack of actual leadership by the people with the power – but not necessarily the inclination toward making tough, decisive choices. Most important amongst such leaders is Governor Jay Inslee.

Gov. Inslee spoke these prophetic words, "As go the Orca, so go We."
It sems that in his heart he knows it is time for bold action. It is time that he get comfortable with the idea that that leadership must start with him.

The obvious, most impactful decision he can make is to remove the Lower Snake River dams. They don’t pencil out. The power is more replacable than ever despite BPA protestations. The barge transport can be replaced with rail through the purchase and restoration of service on the Camas Prairie Railroad. Irrigation and other issues are solvable. What is truly irreplacable are the orca and the chinook salmon they depend upon.

The Orca task force is not a solution, but it is a gift, in that it provides the public and advocacy organizations an organizing opportunity to build upon the clarion call to action made by orca mother Tahlequah and her pod.

Tahlequah did her part. It is time that we do ours. "When the People Lead, the Leaders Follow." So, let’s keep escalating our calls for bold and urgent action, so that Governor Inslee and other leaders understand that successful implementation of dam removal is an existential requirement for them to remain politically relevant – now – and to future generations.

Forward Together!

Bill Moyer
reporting back from Swinomish Land

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City of the Future: Second Class at Tam High
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Our after-school students at Tam High are building a City of the Future together, using arts and electronics to make a model of what our world may be like in 100 years.

In our second class, they designed the city they envision for this project and took turns discussing their ideas with each other. In their post-apocalyptic scenario, the rich are separated from the poor, who mine the sea floor and are oppressed by a government run by machines.

They also picked characters and objects for their city — some of which will be laser cut and printed in 3D. Next, they learned to solder stick figures out of copper wire, then made light circuits with LEDs and batteries. Finally, they added these lights to their futuristic homes, which they continued to decorate with gift wrapping paper, art supplies and everyday objects.

We have a great group of eight middle school students, ages 12 to 14, in this after-school class. Through this course, students will develop a range of skills, from creative expression to science and engineering (STEAM). And they will learn to create their own interactive art with simple electronics, in a playful way that makes learning more fun.

View more photos of our Maker Art course at Tam High:
www.flickr.com/photos/fabola/albums/72157666710348841

Preview their City of the Future in our class slides:
bit.ly/city-of-the-future-slides-tam-high-1

Learn more about our City of the Future course: fabriceflorin.com/2016/02/23/city-of-the-future/

Here is the course schedule for the Tam High students:
bit.ly/city-of-future-schedule-tam-high-1

Learn more about our Maker Art courses:
fabriceflorin.com/2016/02/14/teaching-maker-art/

Pataphysical Time
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Image by fabola
We spent another magnificent afternoon at Pataphysical Studios this Saturday, making art together … and playing at the edges of time.

Our visitors this week were Jim Neidhardt (now Dr. Neidhardt) and his lovely wife Denise (Dr. Now?), longtime friends of Drs. Rindbrain, Skidz and the Queen of the Desert. Jim showed us the ‘hypno-disks’ he is working on to create experiences like this surreal Duchamp film, Anemic Cinema: youtu.be/AsnhBUp7xxM?t=24s

We had a great conversation and I knew they were like-minded folks when Dr. Neidhardt and I both exclaimed at the same time the same exact phrase: “Life IS Change!”. Jim is interested in contributing to our madcap art adventure, so stay tuned. Learn more about his work at: neidhardtstudio.com/

Throughout the day, we brainstormed more ideas for our new Time Machine, while working on sundry maker art projects:
• Dr. Rindbrain and Canard put the finishing touches on their music box
• Drs. Figurine and Heatshrink prepared to assemble a theremin together
• Dr. Fabio drew a first sketch of what a time controller might look like
• Dr. Igor and Heatshrink both gave Dr. Figurine nice gifts for her birthday
• Dr. Tout de Suite considered lighting up her goggles, chose to paint instead
• Dr. Zboon discussed time travel and made a birthday card for his friend Ernesto
• Dr. Canard created a colorful zen map, inviting other doctors to art it up
• Dr. Rindbrain added more rainbow-colored lights to the Time Machine framework

It was great to stretch out to the edges of time and back again in the company of my friends.

Fire in the hole!

View more ‘Pataphysical photos: www.flickr.com/photos/fabola/albums/72157623637793277

Watch ‘Pataphysical videos: vimeo.com/album/3051039

Learn more about Pataphysical Studios: pataphysics.us/

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Pataphysical Time
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Image by fabola
We spent another magnificent afternoon at Pataphysical Studios this Saturday, making art together … and playing at the edges of time.

Our visitors this week were Jim Neidhardt (now Dr. Neidhardt) and his lovely wife Denise (Dr. Now?), longtime friends of Drs. Rindbrain, Skidz and the Queen of the Desert. Jim showed us the ‘hypno-disks’ he is working on to create experiences like this surreal Duchamp film, Anemic Cinema: youtu.be/AsnhBUp7xxM?t=24s

We had a great conversation and I knew they were like-minded folks when Dr. Neidhardt and I both exclaimed at the same time the same exact phrase: “Life IS Change!”. Jim is interested in contributing to our madcap art adventure, so stay tuned. Learn more about his work at: neidhardtstudio.com/

Throughout the day, we brainstormed more ideas for our new Time Machine, while working on sundry maker art projects:
• Dr. Rindbrain and Canard put the finishing touches on their music box
• Drs. Figurine and Heatshrink prepared to assemble a theremin together
• Dr. Fabio drew a first sketch of what a time controller might look like
• Dr. Igor and Heatshrink both gave Dr. Figurine nice gifts for her birthday
• Dr. Tout de Suite considered lighting up her goggles, chose to paint instead
• Dr. Zboon discussed time travel and made a birthday card for his friend Ernesto
• Dr. Canard created a colorful zen map, inviting other doctors to art it up
• Dr. Rindbrain added more rainbow-colored lights to the Time Machine framework

It was great to stretch out to the edges of time and back again in the company of my friends.

Fire in the hole!

View more ‘Pataphysical photos: www.flickr.com/photos/fabola/albums/72157623637793277

Watch ‘Pataphysical videos: vimeo.com/album/3051039

Learn more about Pataphysical Studios: pataphysics.us/

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15 Walt Disney Concert Hall – View to Roof Top Garden (E)
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Walt Disney Concert Hall, 1999-2003
Frank O Gehry
111 S Grand Avenue
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The Walt Disney Concert Hall at 111 South Grand Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles, California is the fourth hall of the Los Angeles Music Center. Bounded by Hope Street, Grand Avenue, 1st and 2nd Streets, it seats 2,265 people and serves (among other purposes) as the home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra and the Los Angeles Master Chorale.

Lillian Disney made an initial gift in 1987 to build a world-class performance venue as a gift to the people of Los Angeles and a tribute to Walt Disney’s devotion to the arts. The Frank Gehry-designed building opened on October 23 2003. While the architecture (as with other Gehry works) evoked polarized opinions, the acoustics of the concert hall (designed by Yasuhisa Toyota) were widely praised in contrast to its predecessor, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walt_Disney_Concert_Hall
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Architecture Style.

Much of Gehry’s work falls within the style of Deconstructivism. Decontructivism, also known as DeCon Architecture, is often referred to as post-structuralist in nature for its ability to go beyond current modalities of structural definition. In architecture, its application tends to depart from modernism in its inherent criticism of culturally inherited givens such as societal goals and functional necessity. Because of this, unlike early modernist structures, DeCon structures are not required to reflect specific social or universal ideas, such as speed or universality of form, and they do not reflect a belief that form follows function. Gehry’s own Santa Monica residence is a commonly cited example of deconstructivist architecture, as it was so drastically divorced from its original context, and, in such a manner, as to subvert its original spatial intention.

Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Gehry

valentine day 9
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20 handmade valentines in 20 days…day 9 of the giveaway. Read more at Aesthetic Outburst.

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05 Walt Disney Concert Hall – Roof Top Garden – Fountain (E)
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Image by Kansas Sebastian
Walt Disney Concert Hall, 1999-2003
Frank O Gehry
111 S Grand Avenue
__________

The Walt Disney Concert Hall at 111 South Grand Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles, California is the fourth hall of the Los Angeles Music Center. Bounded by Hope Street, Grand Avenue, 1st and 2nd Streets, it seats 2,265 people and serves (among other purposes) as the home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra and the Los Angeles Master Chorale.

Lillian Disney made an initial gift in 1987 to build a world-class performance venue as a gift to the people of Los Angeles and a tribute to Walt Disney’s devotion to the arts. The Frank Gehry-designed building opened on October 23 2003. While the architecture (as with other Gehry works) evoked polarized opinions, the acoustics of the concert hall (designed by Yasuhisa Toyota) were widely praised in contrast to its predecessor, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walt_Disney_Concert_Hall
__________

Architecture Style.

Much of Gehry’s work falls within the style of Deconstructivism. Decontructivism, also known as DeCon Architecture, is often referred to as post-structuralist in nature for its ability to go beyond current modalities of structural definition. In architecture, its application tends to depart from modernism in its inherent criticism of culturally inherited givens such as societal goals and functional necessity. Because of this, unlike early modernist structures, DeCon structures are not required to reflect specific social or universal ideas, such as speed or universality of form, and they do not reflect a belief that form follows function. Gehry’s own Santa Monica residence is a commonly cited example of deconstructivist architecture, as it was so drastically divorced from its original context, and, in such a manner, as to subvert its original spatial intention.

Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Gehry

So Suite SPA
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So Suite Spa featuring master bedroom, spacious living room and en-suite spa treatment facility for private indulgence.

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10 Ideas For A Truly Unique Christmas Eve Box Your Kids Will Love

A Christmas Eve Box is a great way to make the night before Christmas fun for the whole family. Here are 10 unique Christmas Eve Box ideas your kids will love.

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50 Unique Real Estate Closing Gifts For Clients Under $50

Impress your clients with gifts they’ll appreciate and cherish for years. Discover 50 real estate closing gifts that are unique, thoughtful, personal and most importantly, memorable. The best part? They’re all under $ 50!

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Meet //unravel//
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Helen from //unravel// makes characterful items with almost entirely recycled materials. She makes softies, (owls, rabbits, dolls) brooches, bunting, greeting cards and small art works.

PRODUCT RANGE
//unravel// makes new and unique items depending on the materials that come her way and what’s inspiring her. For //unravel// the emphasis is on finding a way to make recycled materials into something fresh and desirable.

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No two //unravel// softies are the same: each has it’s own personality so be in early to get the pick of the lot and a special toy for the kids in your life.

BUY FROM //UNRAVEL//
//unravel// is one of 30 indie crafters and designers selling at the Craft Country Fair: Saturday 10 December 2011 from 10am-3pm at the Greytown Town Hall.

Us vs. George W. Bush/McCain
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From an email received: Right now you have a unique opportunity to go head-to-head with George W. Bush.

This week, John McCain and George Bush gathered behind closed doors, away from the cameras, to raise money for McCain’s campaign.

McCain used Bush to raise a reported .5 million from a group of about 500 Republican contributors.

That’s a lot of money that will undoubtedly be used to attack us and make the case to continue George Bush’s failed policies.

But I have an idea about how we can match it. And we don’t need George Bush.

Right now, you can be the reason that someone decides to take the leap and own a piece of this campaign. If you make a donation today, your gift will match their first donation and double their impact.

You’ll see the name and hometown of the person you inspired to give. And you can even choose to exchange a personal note about why you’ve decided to support a different kind of politics.

Your past support has helped us grow this movement. Please make another donation and double your impact.

Your donation of will equal for our cause. Make a matching donation now.

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Facing Your Fears with a Purpose
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Cindy A. Sebek

Facing Your Fears with a Purpose
Cindy will share with TEDxSanAntonio ways in which one person can make a significant difference by facing their fears and finding courage to follow through with their own big idea. The difference between simply having big ideas and actually making those ideas come to life stems from overcoming your fears, believing in yourself, and having determination, perseverance, and (the biggest reason) the “why.” Her own big idea was to make a difference in hunger using a bottle of wine as a “one-for-one” business model. The concept is very simple: For every bottle of The Gracious Gift Wine purchased, meals are donated to that area’s local food bank (zip code specific). For example, in San Antonio, 1 Bottle = 7 meals donated to the SA Food Bank. The unique thing about this wine is it makes a local impact. It’s important that consumers know they are helping out their hungry neighbors in need. This idea in action has provided more than 60,000 meals year to date!

Facing Your Fears with a Purpose
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Cindy A. Sebek

Facing Your Fears with a Purpose
Cindy will share with TEDxSanAntonio ways in which one person can make a significant difference by facing their fears and finding courage to follow through with their own big idea. The difference between simply having big ideas and actually making those ideas come to life stems from overcoming your fears, believing in yourself, and having determination, perseverance, and (the biggest reason) the “why.” Her own big idea was to make a difference in hunger using a bottle of wine as a “one-for-one” business model. The concept is very simple: For every bottle of The Gracious Gift Wine purchased, meals are donated to that area’s local food bank (zip code specific). For example, in San Antonio, 1 Bottle = 7 meals donated to the SA Food Bank. The unique thing about this wine is it makes a local impact. It’s important that consumers know they are helping out their hungry neighbors in need. This idea in action has provided more than 60,000 meals year to date!