Archive for September 2015

New Qwerkywriter is the COOLEST keyboard you’ll ever see

As a writer and journalist, I’ve been attached to a keyboard as long as I’ve been employed. While I missed the typewriter-in-the-newsroom era, I still understand the nostalgia of using one.  I first learned to type (self-taught, age 7) on a Smith Corona in the 80’s.  There’s something more  satisfying about the clomp-clop of typewriter…

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Learning the history of Calgary’s Barron Building through Beakerhead 

Not many organizations could take a stripped to the bricks, abandoned art deco era office building and into something cool that people want to see. But Calgary’s art science and engineering mashup known as Beakerhead is doing just that. In this case, they’ve taken Calgary’s Barron Building and turned it into a chic art showcase space. The…

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The power of mushrooms! How fungi can replace styrofoam, at Beakerhead #YYC

Beakerhead is Calgary’s celebration of science, art and engineering.  For five days, there are myriad events all over Calgary, from massive art installations, the Ted-style Talks, plus food/chemistry events and even engineering feats. One of those is In/flux, an art installation that uses mushroom bricks as faux-construction material. In/flux is created by two Calgary engineers,…

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Beakerhead celebrates science! 

 It’s not even officially underway yet and already it’s cool! I spent this afternoon volunteering for Calgary’s art, science and engineering mash-up Beakerhead. Just one of the amazing visual events is Intrude at Central Memorial Park. It’s a set of giant inflatable bunnies you can’t look away from. They’re the brainchildren of artist Amanda Parer…

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