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Productive Creativity: On Janina Wellmann’s The Form of Becoming: Embryology and the Epistemology of Rhythm, 1760–1830 by Catherine Despont
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Exploring the lost connection between aesthetics and science.

Fred Eversley’s Black, White, Grey by Claire Barliant
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Cosmic Objects

Bryan Hunt by Jack Stephens
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A lifelong fascination with natural forms and outer space is at the heart of Hunt’s sculptures and paintings.

Amitav Ghosh and Curt Stager
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If novelists could tell the story of climate change, they might spark the action scientists are calling for in order to save the planet.

Finnbogi Petursson’s Second/Second by Scott Turri
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On his second stop at Wood Street Galleries, Icelandic artist Finnbogi Petursson returns with Second/Second, his first solo US exhibition, featuring two large installations involving sound, light, and water.

Paper Clip #75

Paper Clip is a weekly compilation of online articles, artifacts and other—old, new, and sometimes BOMB-related.

Daniel Dencik & Michael Haslund by Anya Jaremko-Greenwold
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Melting glaciers, Metallica, and the Arctic.

Caryl Pagel by Jack Christian
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Caryl Pagel on the visionary poetics of “writing the trance.”

Scientific Method: Berenice Abbott at MIT by Geoffrey Hilsabeck
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Photographer Berenice Abbott brought motion into the still frame, and brings the visuality of movement to a new show at MIT.

Luminarium by Jonathan Aprea
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Jonathan Aprea speaks with author Alex Shakar about science, spirituality, and virtual reality in his forthcoming novel Luminarium.

John O’Connor by Bruce Pearson
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I was hooked on the pop-psychedelic appearance of John O’Connor’s drawings, all of which are generated by an array of different systems that are mind-boggling in their eccentricity and range. 

Péter Nádas by Davis Kovacs
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A scholar not only of literature, but of culture, horticulture, and above all the human body and its communications, Nádas presents a picture of temperament and elegance in the great tradition of the European intellectual.

Portfolio by Juliette Bonneviot

Xenoestrogens are chemical compounds that are said to mimic Estrogen.

Mark Dion by Nell McClister
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Artists on Artists: Nell McClister, former BOMB Magazine Senior Editor, reviews Mark Dion’s 12-year restrospective which was held in 2003 at the Aldrich Museum in Connecticut.

Thomas Shannon by Mimi Thompson

Thomas Shannon’s floating world has a precision that can be paired with dreams. Using Earth’s gravity as mean point, a kind of beginning, Shannon guides inert materials such as aluminum and wood to release their weight.

Michael Frayn by Marcy Kahan
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“One of the things about the theater, and fiction, is that you can play. You can actually investigate situations that don’t exist.”

Richard Powers by Sven Birkerts
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With his novel Gain, Richard Powers turns again to his millennial concerns: the velocity of progress, the intricate correspondence of the private and the historical, the search for the ground of ethics.

Matthew Ritchie by Jenifer Berman
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Artist Matthew Ritchie’s “project”—his paintings, sculptures and website—fuses myth, science and a host of funny-headed characters into a brave, new interactive world.

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