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From the New World

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When Antonin Dvok came to America and composed "Symphony No. 9, From the New World", he said that he would not have completed it if he had not seen America and not heard of American music. The desolate prairie that is the most boring part of the…

descend sky

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I explore autobiography and dance, the place where embodied practice jibes with personal archive, unfolding selfhood. With the cinematic concepts of Gilles Deleuze (difference, reflection/refraction and the crystal-image) my research deconstructs and…

Cholesterol: Tiny Molecule, Big Impact

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Cholesterol is found in every cell of the human body. It plays a role in heart disease, atherosclerosis, diabetes, cancer, and so on, touching nearly every field of medicine. I use cutting-edge chemical imaging technology to map the intricate…

Fueling the Mind

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An astrocyte (green) is intricately webbed around a blood vessel in a rat cortex. One function of astrocytes in the brain is to supply neurons with nutrients. In this photo, we have captured the natural beauty of our biological self as the astrocyte…

Unexpected: History in the Now

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What does it mean for a place or person to have history? When used in the context of community, the phrase indicates a past connection. For historians of Africa it is a battle cry as we work to defend, understand, and showcase the rich past of a…

Exterior Riemann Map

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Conformal maps are a way of distorting regions in the plane in such a manner that angles between intersecting curves are preserved. Owing to their connection to partial differential equations, conformal maps have a variety of uses in science and…

The Hidden Hitchhiker

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I have been exploring the reproductive health of Illinois River fishes. The river begins below Chicago where it connects to the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal and flows into the Mississippi. Based on long-term data, it appears that some sportfish…

Plugged-In at O'Hare: Reading Processes of Globalization Through Chicago's International Airport

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This image is part of a project that focuses on O'Hare International Airport and the recent set of innovations implemented on its territory. It argues that the restructuring envisioned by the O'Hare Modernization Plan is symptomatic of a wave of…

The Creation of Adam In Situ

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Michelangelo's 'The Creation of Adam' famously depicts the Genesis creation story - God, grandly buoyed by a host of cherubim, reaching across an empty expanse, is about to impart the spark of life to the listless finger of Adam. Perhaps the most…

Digital Craft

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As an artist and metalsmith, I strive to integrate both traditional metalsmithing and modern technology and materials such as 3D printing and scanning to create pieces to interact with and adorn the body. The pieces pictured are among many waiting…