Friday, July 30, 2010

hand looming

my first go at the hand loom...

"Ancient texts tell us that the gods created and fashioned the universe like the weaving of a never ending roll of cloth."

"According to the Upanishads it is the thread (sutra) that links man to the Gods. The thread is at one and the same time the soul (atma) and the vital force (prana)...Woven together, the threads of the warp and the weft represent the symbiosis between individual and the universal soul..."

(quotes taken from India Sutra, on the Magic Trail of Textile by Berenice Ellena)

global stories

"Fourteen University of Miami multimedia graduate students teamed with students from seven Knight Center for International Media partner schools in Africa and Asia to tell stories that attempt to personalize the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Working with Tom Kennedy, Knight Center Professional-in-Residence, each team found personal local stories that shed light and insight on critical global issues, including poverty, maternal health, environmental sustainability, universal education, gender equality, HIV AIDS and children's health."

read, see, listen, find out more:

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Thursday, July 1, 2010

cosmic blast N49

info: here


Designed by landscape architect Dagný Bjarnadóttir
Pictures and information found at her website: here