In a world first, zookeeper Rohan Cleave captured the amazing hatching process of a critically endangered Lord Howe Island Stick Insect at Melbourne Zoo. The eggs incubate for over 6 months and until now the hatching process has never been witnessed. If you didn't see it you wouldn't believe it could fit in that egg! Find out more at zoo.org.au/melbourne/animals/lord-howe-island-stick-insect
A few excerpts from a 10 minute, one man live performance piece.
Using projection mapping onto street furniture, a dandypunk travels through various fantastical worlds, interacting with strange characters and treacherous landscapes, in the hope of unfolding the secrets and learning the techniques from the ancient book of "The Alchemy of Light".
*Sacred Geometry in logo by Grahame Gardner (used with permission)
*Falling silhouetted man performed by Roger Fojas..
Gensler teams around the globe spent the last year re-imagining the concept of a Town Square. This video documents the ideas and efforts of Gensler Los Angeles, who used Pershing Square as a case study for how to re-imagine Town Squares in every community.
The LA team developed an inclusive, flexible and progressive process, a process that can be custom tailored to public spaces everywhere. During our year long research project, we challenged our own preconceptions about the role of open space. We used computational methods to devise a neutral and nimble design tool that gives equal weight to the ideas of users, citizens, designers and policy makers alike.
Pershing Square lies at the confluence of diverse downtown districts. Because of it’s location Pershing Square has the opportunity to knit those diverse districts together. This key position in the city makes Pershing Square an ideal test case for our methods. Our hope is to ignite discourse on how this important historic space, and all public space, can play a role in bringing the inhabitants of a city together and improving the lives of all who pass through.
Connecting And Elevating the Spirit of Community Through Music
And as famous artist, Eugene Delacroix will say: We need to be bold, without daring, without extreme daring even, there is no beauty; we must therefore be almost beyond ourselves if we are to achieve all that we are capable of.
To create community musical celebrations that inspires and fully utilizes social and cultural capacities, the Music Unites has establish the Music Unites Academy Program at Centennial High School.
The program vision is created and lead by World-acclaimed and Award- winning, Maestro Dino Zonic, and is to connect and elevate the spirit of the community through a blend of educational and professional endeavors, performing world music in a series of live special events.
Maestro Zonic’s methods is to Inspire, Involve, Contribute, And Unite creating the atmosphere where crossing the boundaries of conventional teaching of musical education beyond the typical classroom, and exposing students to broader audiences and encouraging their ambitions and dreams.
Music Unites and Maestro Zonic’s goals are for all Compton students to be as part of staging a series of Music Unites Community Spectaculars in Compton, performing and interacting with professional musicians. These special events are to delight the senses through a collaborative production of education, art, and entertainment, creating a citywide concept, an imprint of the spirit of the Compton community.
It’s more than a conventional concert – it is an uplifting experience.
Music Unites hosts a series of live performances designed to introduce new audiences to a variety of musical styles and genres and help cultivate an appreciation for the diversity that exists in our modern society.