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Gallerytank

Gallery Tank: A Portable Jacket Gallery

In the future, in a post apocalyptic time, what will the role of art be, and where will it be seen? One possible answer to this question can be seen in the project called Gallery Tank, originating from Tallin, Estonia, which is a portable indie-gallery that is built inside of a jacket.  It has been designed to host artist works, […]

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Historical, Useful, and Tasty Weeds – Weeds Walking Tour @ SPACES

Yesterday I went on part of the Walking Tour of Historical, Useful and Tasty Weeds which was led by  Leslie Williams, Herbalist and Herbal Educator.   The tour started at SPACES gallery, and we walked around the block for the tour. As we would walk, Williams would point out weeds, bushes, and trees that could be used as food, medicine, and […]

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Hexayurt Sauna

The Hexayurt Sauna @ Camp Pixelache

One of the kick-off activities at Camp Pixelache in Helsinki, Finland was a group activity to build a hexayurt structure that would later in the evening become a sauna. A hexayurt is a 6 sided structure that can be built out of any materials including plywood, has little waste in its construction. To make the simplest hexayurt, you make a […]

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Vinay Gupta

Vinay Gupta at Camp Pixelache: Tools and Language

As the opening lines of Do-Re-Mi from Sound of Music go, “Let’s start at the very beginning…”   I have many things to write about from my experience at Camp Pixelache in Helsinki last weekend – and I am going to start at the beginning. The beginning of the festival started with a keynote talk by Vinay Gupta, who is one […]

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Camppix

Camp Pixelache in Helsinki – A Weekend of Art, Activism, Sustainability and Technology

When I read the description about Camp Pixelache this Winter, an event where technology, art, activism and subcultures meet each year in Helsinki, Finland, I said to myself, “These are my people.”  I submitted a presentation topic, and went to present at the event.   I just came back from Helsinki, and have came back with lots of thing to write […]

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