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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…

Layers of Layers

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I am an artist. I try to answer my own questions regarding a variety of feelings and thoughts about human nature in a visual format. I draw, paint, make sculptures, or photograph to express my curiosity about humanity. The presence of desire is one…

Palladium Supercrystals: Nano makes Micro

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Metal nanoparticles exhibit physical and chemical properties that are unique from the bulk metal. These properties depend heavily upon the shape and size of the nanoparticles. To be able to fine tune the shapes and thus the properties of these…

Playing at the Spring

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This image shows water spouting from a protected spring located in Luzira, a neighborhood in the city of Kampala, Uganda. As this water flows continuously and throughout the day, women and children in the community collect water in large clear and…

You shall go no further, Mr. Projectile...Not anymore!

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I am working on designing a novel structure to resist ballistic impacts. This impactor could be in the form of bullets, blast waves or even hyper-velocity impacts from micro-meteoroids that spacecraft are prone to. I am studying the material behavior…