Monthly Archives: October 2013

Reflection on a Glial Cell

Reflection on a Glial Cell
Editors’ Roundtable
by Marlena Donohue – See more at:

“Now this is not a science journal; I am fully aware that I am writing this for a general audience. My point is that we too often and too loosely invoke false oppositions like theory/discourse vs. art history vs. formal artifact as if these were separable compartments. The brain — like consciousness and hence like experience and creative endeavor itself — turns out to be very rhizomic, frisky, unruly and naturally cross-pollinated terrain, where language and perception about art through time, plus the ideas that have accumulated as language and truth bleed freely between each other. – See more at:”



A new modernism.






Art of climate change

Artist used to fight climate change. (Cape Farewell Aligns Art and Climate Change.) Hot gases in East Anglia cause a global  warming type of climate change and could be related to methane in Denmark, says B.A.E. spokesperson. Artists for a little bit of attention and a faint whiff of money make an ideal climate change combatant, but the work is dangerous. Last year a boat load of artists struck a new and uncharted ice field and sank in the Antarctic, it’s rumoured here.


Antarctic sea ice has grown to a record large extent for a second straight year, baffling scientists seeking to understand why this ice is expanding rather than shrinking in a warming world.” Can we assume that artists are baffled as well?

From: “Big Art Emporium” we think.

Canadian Art: Picks for Art Toronto

Canadian Art: Our Editors’ Preview Picks for Art Toronto

Judy Pfaff and Ursula von Rydingsvard

Lifetime Achievement Award
“The International Sculpture Center (ISC) has announced that the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to world-renowned sculptors Judy Pfaff and Ursula von Rydingsvard at the 23rd Annual Lifetime Achievement Award Gala. Ms. Pfaff and Ms. von Rydingsvard are expected to attend this event, where arts patrons and professionals will come together in celebration of their remarkable careers. This exciting event will occur in the Spring of 2014 in New York City.”

Calgary scientist grows brain cells on microchip

But is it art?

Canadian and German researchers have grown snail nerve cells on a microchip and showed the cells have memory and can communicate.


The researchers say this melding of machine and biology has a wide-range of potential applications. Think RoboCop -€“ a microchip that communicates with your brain.”

Lord Mayor of London


“Lord Mayor of the City of London Roger Gifford was in Jakarta on Oct. 10, 2013, hoping to build ties with the capital.

When asked about his views on Indonesia’s economy and economic policies, Gifford praised moves by Indonesian authorities — especially the policies aimed at avoiding “bubbles” in the country.”

What’s the big deal?