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Beer is my good friend

Beer is my good friend Though never depend How I wish I could For I know I would Forever drink beer A life without fear. I drink to Bastille I drink till I kneel I stumble and fall When I kick the ball Blood with alcohol Just hope I don’t brawl. Nervous system slow Slurring ...

Process Art, a Dish Best Practiced Cold: Cell Stories Update 4

What do mitochondria and stories have in common? Read how we continue to hone several cellular processes into a cohesive process that generates a story. This week we discuss the latest developments of our newest piece, Cell Stories.

Solstice with the Most-est?

This last Wednesday marked the longest day of the year, the Summer Solstice (June 21st, 2017).  As the summer drags on, it's become a little too easy to just lay back and enjoy the sunshine. Check out what scientific discoveries we've been reading about lately!

The Hive

Will Camfield recently traveled to one of London’s popular attractions: The Hive. This work of art was not only pleasing for the senses, but it also got him thinking of a critical issue. This is his story.

Update Number Three – Cellular Stories & Communication

This last weekend, for the second time, we held a pilot test of Cellular Stories; the first test we practiced creating plot points from conversation transcripts, this test we did that and practiced creating characters - since, you know, a story without any characters isn’t much of a story.

The Body of the Future

"The Netherlands is a forward thinking place. Everyone seems to chipping away at the future in one way or another. In such a milieu, I often encounter a certain type of futurist that I find very problematic, the hardcore trans-humanist."

Which Came First, the Frenchman or the Egg?

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to spend a few days in Paris with my old friend Sarah Maxwell who lives in the city and works as an illustrator. we went to the Louvre after surviving the roundabout at the Arc du Triomphe. As it turned out we were in luck. Abraham Poincheval, the man himself, was in the building hatching eggs nearby. So we scurried over to see a greying, scruffy, white-sock-wearing guy in his mid 40s sitting above the eggs. We spent a few giggle filled minutes circling the cube and making occasional eye contact with Poincheval, almost as a kind of dare.

Where the Whiteboard Ends: Developing Cellular Stories, a New Process Art Piece

This article discusses the method of creating a new Organic Helicopter process piece, Cellular Stories. Our first piece was Protein Poems - a method that creates a poem from a conversation in a manner similar to how proteins are created from RNA and DNA (read some here). We recently gathered around a table, surrounded ourselves with Lonestar and whiteboards (and Lonestar) to expand this model into something new. Instead of creating a poem, we strove to create a complete story. This new process is named Cellular Stories.

A World Unknown: Taiwan

Part II: will climate change push China to seize Taiwan? How will the environment affect geopolitics?

…And Running! An expansion of Organic Helicopter and Protein Poems

It's been almost 6 years since Organic Helicopter began teaching how proteins are made from DNA, by making poems from conversation. We wanted to build upon the old idea of a couple of kooky liberal arts students doing progressively austere performance art. This meant that we had to turn pro and after more than six months of planning, we have purchased our own domain. Now we are putting out content to keep science and multidisciplinary discussions approachable while playing with the ideas in a different way than sites like iflscience.com (don't get me wrong, they're freaking awesome and I don't even want to compete). The next step was clear: to generate full stories from conversations vis-a-vis Protein Poems. Our new piece would be dubbed Cellular Stories.