1. Quran Defiling 1

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    Don't burn the Quran, mark it and expose it.

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    • SCIENCE MATTERS: Show Open, Final Version (BECON TV)

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      Emmy®, Telly, Aurora & International Platinum AVA Awarded Children's Series After investing a year in the show open and series' episodes, I accepted an opportunity on the other side of the country, and this show was handed over to a fellow artist. Awards list on TV station's website, the web-page is copied & attached to my LinkedIn profile as a PDF: http://www.broward.k12.fl.us/becon/about/awards.html Nominations & past wins: http://www.fortlauderdaleconnex.com/local-business/2675-becon-tv-nominated-for-three-emmys.html A full list of awards are on this PDF (note: I did not work on all these shows): http://www.scribd.com/doc/230913344/B-E-C-O-N-About-Us-Awards BECON's mission is to use broadcast television and the most current technologies to develop and deliver quality multi-media instructional, educational and community programming to enhance student achievement and life-long learning. BECON - Broward Education Communication Network owned and operated by the School Board of Broward County, provides curriculum-based instructional programs for classroom teachers, and broadcast programming on BECON-TV, a division of BECON, licensed by the FCC to provide non-commercial, educational programming to the South Florida community.

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      • Science Matters: Show Open (Version 1; BECON TV)

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        This was a show open for a science series for middle school kids entitled: Science Matters. I had accepted an opportunity across the country, but I had already invested a year in the show open and the series' shows. I place this clip here as an interesting aside to the final version. The series was eventually nominated for an Emmy twice, in 2009 (a few months after my departure) & 2011. It was awarded a Bronze Telly Award in 2010. #ScienceMatters #Emmy #EmmyNomination #Telly #BronzeTelly #BECON #BECONTV

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        • BECON: Biomass Energy Conversion Facility

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          Norm Olson, the Iowa Energy Center's Biomass Program Manager takes us on a tour of the Biomass Energy Conversion (BECON) Facility in Nevada, Iowa.

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          • BECon 2013 - Tanja Pak and Tom Jacobs

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            Pak & Jacobs presented this lecture on Saturday June 22, 2013 in Portland as part of BECon 2013: CHROMA-CULTURE. The Poetry of Production Having already won two Red Dot Design Awards and been named Slovenia’s 2011 Designer of the Year for her “Lake” series of blown glass vessels, Pak turned her talent to kiln-glass with a 2013 residence at the Bullseye factory. Utilizing the equipment and technical support of the factory’s technicians, she took on the challenge of fusing aesthetics to practicality in creating a line of tableware. In this presentation, Pak and Jacobs share their findings from the experience. Tanja Pak holds a Masters in ceramics and glass from the Royal College of Art in London and a BA in industrial design from the University of Ljubljana Academy of Fine Arts and Design, where she has been a professor since 2001. Pak has participated in numerous international residencies. Her work in design and fine art has been exhibited and published in Europe and America with special attention given to a number of breathtaking glass installations in architectural settings. Tom Jacobs is Project Manager for Bullseye’s Research & Education studios, where he oversees the fabrication of architectural and large-scale kiln-glass projects. He frequently assists artists in up-scaling their work or translating works from other media into kiln-glass. Jacobs received his BA from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. He was a Bullseye instructor for five years, teaching nationally and internationally, before moving to his current position.

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            • BECon 2013 - Wrap-Up

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              • BECon 2013 - Rudi Gritsch

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                Gritsch presented this lecture on Friday June 21, 2013 in Portland as part of BECon 2013: CHROMA-CULTURE. Better Dead Than Red? From formulation to melting to kiln-firing, certain colors present especially challenging problems for glassmakers and glass users. One of Bullseye's most vexing problems—a stable red—was solved in the company's first encounter with Rudi Gritsch over twenty years ago. Considered by company founder Dan Schwoerer to be among the most astute problem-solvers in kiln-glass practice, Gritsch will speak with Schwoerer on some of the issues and approaches to color problems in kiln-firing glass. Rudi Gritsch is head of the kilnforming department at the Glasfachschule Kramsach in Austria. He has been an independent glass artist for more than 25 years. Gritsch was the first director of Bullseye's department of Research and Education, where his work with artists like Narcissus Quagliata, Klaus Moje, and Lino Tagliapietra resulted in the development, implementation, and publication of numerous glassworking techniques and equipment that have since been absorbed into the general methodology of kilnforming. From triple-fire testing, annealing-revision, and full-sheet polarizing, to the roll-up and the vitrigraph, Gritsch's research and inventions provide the foundation for much that is taken for granted in today's kiln-glass repertoire.

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                • BECon 2013 - Stacy Smith

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                  Smith presented this lecture on Friday June 21, 2013 in Portland as part of BECon 2013: CHROMA-CULTURE. The Color that Grabbed Me on the Street During her undergraduate training as a painter in Chicago, Smith discovered the world of printmaking through her love of ephemeral posters scattered throughout the urban landscape. Her exploration of this interest took her from painting these artifacts, to producing and posting her own prints, to a more archeological and ultimately transformative approach to working with her muse. Today she continues to harness the power of the high-contrast graphic images produced by a small army of youth culture warriors in the battle to grab our attention—but she does it with kiln-glass. Stacy Lynn Smith, a native of Vancouver, Washington, earned a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. After returning to the Northwest, she mounted Accumulate, her first solo exhibition, in 2010, followed by shows at Art Santa Fe and the inFORM exhibition at Bullseye Gallery in 2011. In 2013, she joined the Research & Education team at Bullseye, in addition to exhibiting her work in the duo exhibit The End and After (with Michael Endo) at Bullseye Gallery and showing new work at SOFA Chicago. stacylynnsmith.com

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                  • BECon 2013 - Richard Speer

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                    Speer presented this lecture on Thursday June 20, 2013 in Portland as part of BECon 2013: CHROMA-CULTURE. Angel White and Devil Red: Color's Symbolism in History, Pop Culture, and Contemporary Glass "Color," wrote the late painter Sam Francis, "is light on fire. It is also thought on fire. Throughout history and across cultures, colors have been laden with symbolic implications. As writer David Batchelor brilliantly demonstrated in his 2000 book, Chromophobia, saturated colors have long been equated with evil and decadence, while minimal or neutral colors have stood for purity and austerity. Why is this, and how has this dialectical approach manifested in historical, modern, and contemporary art? In this talk, author and art critic Richard Speer offers analysis spanning the realms of philosophy, literature, linguistics, gender studies, music, film, advertising, and the wider arena of popular culture. He also offers strategies for artists, particularly those who work with glass, to harness color's transformative power, both in the studio and during the course of everyday life. Richard Speer is a contributing critic for ARTnews, Art Ltd., and Visual Art Source. Since 2002 he has been visual-arts critic at Willamette Week, the Pulitzer Prize-winning alternative newsweekly in Portland, Oregon. His essays about art, architecture, and music have appeared in The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, Opera News, and Salon. He is the author of Matt Lamb: The Art of Success, the biography of Outsider artist Matt Lamb (1932-2011). richardspeer.com

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                    • BECon 2013 - Louise Tait

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                      Tait presented this lecture on Friday June 21, 2013 in Portland as part of BECon 2013: CHROMA-CULTURE. Above Us Only Sky "Some places on earth can make you feel very small indeed, while at the same time filling every ounce of you with the boundless possibilities of being alive. I have been fortunate enough to find such a place: North Lands Creative Glass." Louise Tait outlines what makes this center of excellence in glass in the Scottish Highlands so special for artists who visit from around the world. She'll also explore how the color, light, landscape, air, and history of the setting have shaped her and her work. Louise Tait works primarily in kilnformed glass from her studio in rural Renfrewshire, Scotland. Formerly a current affairs journalist working in TV, radio and newspapers, Tait draws parallels between her past work where "contrasting lives and events was a major feature of my daily routine" and her present search for the contrasts between known and unknown, light and shade, rough and smooth. A longtime board member of North Lands Creative Glass, Tait has studied with many of the world's great glass masters and has shown her work in group exhibitions at Portland's Bullseye Gallery.

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