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New book: The Ten Great Birth Stories of the Buddha

I was really delighted this morning to find a parcel waiting for me at work – my first copies of a long-awaited publication. The book is a translation, with Sarah Shaw, of the final ten jātaka stories of the great Pāli collection. 142 more words


The Bachelor's Landscape | Adam Casey

The Bachelor’s Landscape by Adam Casey | University of Nottingham | 2010

Details from 3rd year project completed at the University of Nottingham

“A printing system for the exhibition of entropy and change within the motion across the landscape, which was inspired by phenomenological expressions of enclosure and described through Duchamp’s ‘Bride Stripped Bare by her Bachelors, Even’ as an analogy and spatial configuration for an architecture that deals with motion, light and density. 209 more words


BLUSH | Viola Ago

BLUSH by Viola Ago | Los Angeles, CA // SCI-Arc // Critic: Elena Manferdini

This is a focused obsession of color and facial expression in architecturalizing the theatrical behaviour of blushing. 391 more words


On academic dress

As a somewhat stylish young female scientist, I find myself thinking about the academic dress code. Long gone are the days when academic robes were required to lecture, and the dress code “academic slob” has taken its place. 500 more words

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Academic Baking

This week was the semi-final of The Great British Bake Off. For those of you unfortunate enough to have no idea what this is, it is a gloriously silly amateur baking competition, televised for the nation by the BBC. 309 more words


Canadian Pragmatism?

Back in May and June I was at the annual meeting of the Canadian Philosophical Association, where I attended an excellent symposium, organized by… 446 more words


Science needs room for creativity

Ecologists: where do your research ideas come from? And does this influence the science you do?

This excellent blog post by Stephen Heard illustrates how observation and creative freedom are such an important part of the scientific method. 1,032 more words