Merilyn Jackson’s FringeArts Picks

beyondfrequency.com – philadelphiadance.org – By Merilyn Jackson For The Dance Journal The FringeArts curated dance seems to be going for quality over quantity with some big ticket choreographers this year: Pennsylvania Ballet p 47 FringeArts 140 N. Columbus Blvd. 9/5-7 What I Learned About Outer Space danced by Pennsylvania Ballet dancers to choreography by Georg Reischl, Zoe Scofield and Itamar Serussi, is a dream come true for me.

FringeArts -New Street Dance Group Collaborates with Composer and Musicians to Create Another Word For Missing

beyondfrequency.com – philadelphiadance.org – New Street Dance Group, a collaborative modern dance company based in the Philadelphia and Washington, DC Metro areas, has partnered with composer Alexandra T. Bryant and a team of musicians to create an innovative new production. Another Word For Missing, New Street Dance Group’s 2014 Philadelphia FringeArts Festival performance, uses movement, design, and music to explore missing persons, the Bermuda Triangle, long lost love letters, Dark Matter, autism spectrum disorder, and more.

The Blunders of our Governments by Anthony King and Ivor Crewe – review

theguardian.com – Widely remembered … the Millennium Dome saga involved mistake after mistake. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA This book will make you gasp in disbelief and stamp your feet in rage, and quite frequently reduce you to helpless laughter. It will also make you tremble in terror at the realisation that the people in charge of our destinies are, in many respects, idiots. With clarity, elegance and wit, Anthony King and Ivor Crewe recall the most egregious blunders committed by British governments over the last three decades.

Merilyn Jackson’s FringeArts Picks

philadelphiadance.org – By Merilyn Jackson For The Dance Journal The FringeArts curated dance seems to be going for quality over quantity with some big ticket choreographers this year: Pennsylvania Ballet p 47 FringeArts 140 N. Columbus Blvd. 9/5-7 What I Learned About Outer Space danced by Pennsylvania Ballet dancers to choreography by Georg Reischl, Zoe Scofield and Itamar Serussi, is a dream come true for me. I’ve been grinding my teeth for years at the insipid material these fine dancers have had to plow through.

FringeArts -New Street Dance Group Collaborates with Composer and Musicians to Create Another Word For Missing

philadelphiadance.org – New Street Dance Group, a collaborative modern dance company based in the Philadelphia and Washington, DC Metro areas, has partnered with composer Alexandra T. Bryant and a team of musicians to create an innovative new production. Another Word For Missing, New Street Dance Group’s 2014 Philadelphia FringeArts Festival performance, uses movement, design, and music to explore missing persons, the Bermuda Triangle, long lost love letters, Dark Matter, autism spectrum disorder, and more.

NelsonMinar/vector-river-map

github.com – Many thanks to Mike Bostock, Seth Fitzsimmons, Mike Migurski, and Bobby Sudekum for feedback and help. This project contains everything you need from start to finish to make a vector based web map of American rivers in the contiguous 48 states. This demonstration map is neither particularly beautiful nor complex, but it is a complete example of how to build a web map using tiled vector data into a web map.

Infographic: An Astounding Map of Every River in America

wired.com – Nelson Minar didn’t really mean to create a piece of art. When the California-based software engineer began working on All Rivers, a gorgeously detailed look at the waterways in the 48 contiguous states, it was really just a practice in computer nerdery. Minar, a self-described “computer nerd at heart,” simply wanted to create a vector map (a map consisting of Geographic Information System data) using open source data.