Friday, December 21, 2012

Fire and Phorids

Yay! I found something that will play Flash video properly. Follow the link to see my puppet show rendition of the fire ants vs. phorid fly vs. humans situation.


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Bee Keeping Classes

Chicago Honey Co-op has beekeeping classes begining in January!! The classes will be held at Jane Addams Hull House Museum (UIC) from 10AM to 3PM. Class costs $75.

I am working on binding books at North Branch Projects with Insect themes...

Thanks for a great semester everyone!


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Media Project "The Waggle Dance Of the Honey Bee"

beefinal from Emma on Vimeo.

Here is my media project! It is a hand drawn animation about the waggle dance. It's narrated so make sure the volume is on - or click here 


Life, in some form

A new exhibition featuring two artists, Marissa Lee Benedict (image of work, left) and Brittany Ransom(image of work, right), who are interested in objects of transformation, technology, science, nature, etc!
It also features a Twitter-Remote-Controlled-Cockroach! Where participants are asked to tweet at the program connected to the cockroach and effects its movement. Also, Ransom will exhibit steel sculptures inhabited by various stages of metamorphosis for moths.  More here!

Opening Reception: December 7, 6-9


Monday, December 3, 2012

Bees Swarming

I was looking to see if there were any long videos of bees. No commentary or editing or anything. Just a nice long video of bees living out their lives.

Hard to find any. But I found one that shows bees swarming while searching for a new home.

It got really exciting at the end when they were all preparing to fly off.