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We recently talked with Rosemary Williams as she prepared for her project Mom’s Cookies. Mom’s Cookies is a series of short silent videos showing packaged convenience foods prepared from start to finish by a well-coiffed mother figure. The videos will be projected onto mill buildings near St. Anthony Falls on the Mississippi River. These videos […]

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Janaki Ranpura and her team are hard at work constructing The Peloton! This interactive biking project takes its participants on a stationary ride through a South Minneapolis neighborhood. What do I mean by a stationary ride, you might ask. Ranpura asks visitors to pedal on the bikes within this incredible structure to generate the electricity […]

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The Kuramoto Model (1000 Fireflies) will distribute 1000 interactive blinking LED devices to bicyclists who attend Northern Spark 2012. The devices are outfitted with microcontrollers and radio units that allow them to mutually and observably synchronize with others, as do certain species of firefly. In isolation these devices look similar to conventional LED cycling safety […]

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  On the designing of Kolam stencils, In Habit’s director Piotr Szyhalski writes: “For the IN HABIT project I have made a set of 16 stencils to be printed during the performances. This unusual aspect of the project is perhaps the most direct reference to the South Indian tradition of Kolam drawing. I found the […]

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For the past several months the staff of Northern Spark have held our weekly meetings at the Works Progress office above Roberts Shoes on the corner of Lake and Chicago.  Last Thursday was our final meeting there, since we move into our week-of-festival tactical headquarters at the Soap Factory on Sunday. For weeks now I’ve […]

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Want to join the blinking mass of Kuramoto riders in a ride leading up to the Stone Arch ride? Nice Ride staff will be leading a group ride departing from The Walker at 10:30 pm. The group will progress to Loring Park, stop at Hennepin and 4th Street, and then continue on to Father Hennepin […]

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With the festival being less than three weeks away, it is time to start thinking about your agenda for the night of! I am in the process of compiling a list of places to visit on June 9th to best see some of our incredible projects. First on the list is Robin Schwartzman’s THINK AND […]

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