The Art of All Possibilities at Biosphere 2

Nov 20 2012

My video "Living on Earth on Mars on Earth" is part of an exhibition at Biosphere 2. Info below:

The University of Arizona Biosphere 2, The University of Arizona College of Science and Rillito River Project’s Art Lab present the exhibition The Art of All Possibilities at Biosphere 2, November 17, 2012 – February 28, 2013.  The opening reception is Saturday, November 17th at 2:00 p.m.    

The Art of All Possibilities is an interdisciplinary exhibition in conceptual and visual conversation with the scientific research, architecture and culture of Biosphere 2.  The exhibition will open on November 17, 2012 and will feature works by internationally acclaimed artists Fritz Buehner (Boston, MA and Lubec, MN), Melo Dominguez (Tucson, AZ), Morgan Schwartz (Providence, RI), Ellen Skotheim (Tucson, AZ), Bently Spang (Billings, MT) and Mary Ellen Strom, (Boston, MA and Basin, MT).  The artists’ projects will be installed at numerous sites in Biosphere 2 from the desert to the lung and will include video projections, sound works, sculpture and performance.  The exhibition’s title borrows from the name of the theater group that inhabited Biosphere 2’s first mission in 1991, “The Theater of All Possibilities”.

Art Lab Border Biosphere Exploration was founded through the Rillito River Project to bring together leading artists and educators with scientists and researchers to explore the Sonoran Desert Bioregion and be inspired by the unique environment that surrounds them at the Biosphere 2 and Tumamoc Hill Research Station in Tucson, Arizona, and Cuenca los Ojos’ El Coronado Ranch in Pearce, Arizona. Artist participants learn about how climate change is impacting the environment along the international border region of Southern Arizona, and they create artwork in response. Their work is then presented on the Rillito River Project website, and in related exhibits and presentations.

The University of Arizona Biosphere 2 mission is to advance our understanding of the natural and man-made environment through unique experimentation, the training of interdisciplinary scientists, the education of society, and the organization of meetings to address grand challenges that affect the quality of life and the understanding of our place in the universe.

For more information on Biosphere 2 and directions on how to get there, please visit


art of all possibilities

The Make Work Series: Aaron's Music

Aug 27 2012

The Make Work Series: Aaron's Music by Amy Sharp

Top Design and Image Manipulation Apps

Feb 24 2012

If you are interested in web design, video editing and photoshopping, then you might be interested in learning about some handy applications which could help to enhance your work.

Apps are a great way to keep your creative ideas flowing wherever you might be. Just because you are out and about doesn't mean that you have to stop doing the things you enjoy, from browsing blogs to reading up on the latest photography news. The advantage of having a modern phone or a netbook is that even if you are out for the day, you can still link up to the web and visit your favorite site, whether it's or simply jot your creative thoughts and ideas down in a mind mapping application. This blog post will have a look at some useful iPhone apps which you might find handy when you are out and about.

There is nothing more frustrating than having a great idea, but not having a pen and pad at hand. However, Freeform is a great application which allows you to map out your thought process using colored boxes and lines. You can insert photos and text which means you will never have to worry about having to remember your idea until you get home.

Art Studio
This handy application allows you to edit photos which you may have taken on your phone, but now you want to incorporate into your website or in a project. The app can enhance the photo's saturation, definition, contrast and much more, allowing you to create the perfect photo.

Adobe Photoshop Express
This is a great app for the iPhone from the photo editing giant Photoshop. It allows you to edit photos easily and quickly. Click here to get the app.

ShakeIt Photo
This app is mainly for fun and it makes your iPhone feel much more like a polaroid camera. For $0.99 this is a great app. Click here to get the app.

Brushes - iPhone Edition
Every artist needs a good painting app. Brushes is so professional, it was used to create the cover of an issue of The New Yorker. Brushes contains powerful and useful tools designed perfectly for your fingers.

Why It's Great: With many fun filters and effects to choose from, it's easy to get experimental and create super cool shots.

Sketchbook Pro
Whether you're a digital artist or just aspire to be, check out Sketchbook Pro. It's been called one of Wired magazine's "5 Must-Have iPad Apps" for good reason. Choose from high quality digital pencils, pens, markers and airbrushes, and then use the multi-touch interface to create your own, beautiful work of art. The app comes with 60 preset brushes with the ability to install 90 additional brushes and stamp brushes from the store.

In the world of Antograph, your finger releases a special "chemical" that tells virtual ants just where to go. Including elements of gaming and motion, the app takes you sweet creation to its logical conclusion, as ants invade the lines of your work.

Before you even pick out which art or design app you're going to buy, you may want to download an app that helps you collect your thoughts. Penultimate is a handwriting app that will help you quickly jot down your ideas or sketch out your designs. Choose between three different photorealistic paper styles or import an image to create your own template.

History of Video Games

Jan 18 2011

Moritz Freyer, Fabian Steiner, Florian Smolka and Lucas Reiner created a POV history of video games.

Games played:
Tennis for Two, Oscilloscope, 1958
Pacman, Arcade, 1980
Donkey Kong, NES, 1986
Sonic the Hedgehog, Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, 1991
Street Fighter II. SNES, 1991
Super Mario 64, Nintendo 64, 1996
Final Fantasy VII, Sony Playstation, 1997
Need for Speed: Hot Pursiut 2, Sony Playstation 2, 2002
Ecco the Dolphin, Sega Dreamcast, 2000
Super Smash Bros. Melee, Nintendo Game Cube, 2001
Wii Sports Golf, Nintendo Wii, 2006
God of War III, Sony Playstation 3, 2010
Rock Band, XBox 360, 2008

It Get's Better

Oct 25 2010

Created by Cecilia Perez Homar, a Communication Arts major at Marymount Manhattan College who serves as President of G-SNAP. Cecilia was recently awarded the Louis Martarano Scholarship, which provides financial assistance to an MMC student who has been involved in/or supported the LGBTQ community.

TED Prize 2011 - Photographer JR

Oct 22 2010

Check out the work of JR, the 2011 TED Prize winner. Evocative street photography that is presented in the street. The work is activist, humanistic, funny and poignant.

iPad Light Painting

Sep 20 2010

Read more here and here.

Walking across America

Jul 28 2010

iPhone 4

Jun 29 2010

Hopey Changey Things

Jun 5 2010

The Hope. Project over Nashua, NH

I'll be part of a group exhibition at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts opening on June 11th. The show is curated by Hesse McGraw.

My video "Living on Earth on Mars on Earth" will be presented along with "The Hope. Project" (made in collaboration with Amy Sharp and David Weber)

WHAT: Exhibiton celebrating artists who transform places, communities and subjective histories
WHO: Jody Boyer, The Bubbly Water Drawing Club (Jesse Albrecht, David Dunlap, Nelle Dunlap), Carnal Torpor with Min | Day, Mel Chin, Matthew Cusick, Dana Fritz, Fundred Dollar Bills by the People of Omaha, Theaster Gates, Gregory Green, Patrick Greene, Natalie Jeremijenko, The Men's Sewing Club (David Dunlap, Pete Schulte), Eric von Robertson, Larry Schwarm, Morgan Schwartz, Aaron Storck, Matt Wycoff...
WHEN: Opening Reception + Performance: Friday, June 11 | 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. | FREE
Gallery Talk with the artists: Saturday, June 12 | 12:30 - 3:00 p.m. | FREE
Exhibition continues through September 4, 2010
WHERE: Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, 724 S. 12th, Omaha, NE

Click here for more details about Hopey Changey Things