Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Liz Zanis: what i read last week (and i only finished one)
graphite on found printed board, 12 1/4" x 10 15/16", 2007
OMG! It's spring already! And that means it's already time to vote for the FiFi awards. And we are fast approaching Leslie Vosshall's Harvey Lecture! OMG OMG! Warm weather, sunshine, sweet scents, new president, Voshall talk in a geodesic dome? It's like the world has been re-tuned to perfection!
Sure, the dome at Rockefeller University (aka Caspary Auditorium) is awesome (particularly on the inside), and a great venue for the Harvey Lectures, but if you're a Fuller purist, it's time to shlep across the East River.
Buckminster Fuller designed the Aviary dome for the 1964 World's Fair. It's now part of the Queens Zoo.