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Leafs

Generative Leaf Botanical Art: Allison Kudla’s Growth Pattern Project

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Artist Allison Kudla works with digital media in order to create time-based botanical works. Some of her past works have included data generated real-time video/audio renderings, working with hybrid bio-mechanical systems, and using CNC technologies and plant tissue culturing. In her project called Growth Pattern, Kudla explored how a living natural system can take on the form of a manufactured […]

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Globalset

Want to Live off the Grid? The Global Village Construction Set Can Help

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Open Source Ecology is a network of farmers, engineers, and supporters that for two years have been creating the Global Village Construction Set (GVCS), an open source, low-cost, high performance technological platform to support easy, DIY fabrication of 50 various Industrial Machines that are needed to build a sustainable civilization with modern comforts. The open-source project can assist entry into […]

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Janeswalk

Want to Lead a Unique Neighborhood Walking Tour Where You Live?

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Jane’s Walk is a series of free neighborhood walking tours led by volunteers.  The walks are led by anyone who has an interest in the neighborhoods where they live, work or hang out. They are generally not  about architecture and history, but offer a more personal take on the local culture, the social history and planning issues faced by the […]

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Conflict

Conflict Kitchen: A Take-out Restaurant Serving Cuisine from Countries that the United States is in Conflict With

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What does Venezuela, Iran, Afghanistan, Cuba, and North Korea have in common?  All of these are countries that the U.S. is currently in conflict with.  Conflict Kitchen is a take-out restaurant in Pittsburgh, PA that only serves cuisine from countries with which the United States is in conflict. Every 6 months, the restaurant highlights another country, and the food is […]

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Global

“This Winter has not been that bad. I have to say, I don’t mind global warming.”

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Here in Cleveland, we have only had a few snowfalls, and only a handful of times when snowfalls were more than 2 inches.  The temperatures overall have been warmer, and I usually head out the door without gloves and a hat.  In the last few weeks, when discussing the weather with others – I have heard more and more people […]

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