Biomimicry Nebula in a Bottle

Join me TONIGHT!

Friday, June 2, 2017, from 6 to 8 pm at the Tempe Center for the Arts 

It’s FREE! And there is a wine bar. You can drink, in the gallery, while making stuff and talking science!

It’s a creative art and science mash-up. I will talk about how naturally flowing fluids, gases, and heat follow a common geometric pattern in nature. Natures movement is a logarithmic or exponentially growing spiral, as commonly seen in seashells for example. This pattern shows up everywhere in nature including in the pattern of swirling galaxies in outer space. This talk is combined with a hands-on workshop that is a fun opportunity to learn about biomimicry and play with both art and science. Each participant will create their own nebula in a bottle.

It’s a ladies night out – so grab your lady friends and let’s play with art and science!

Bottled Nebula: Learning from nature to create flow without friction – TONIGHT!

At Laboratory5 Inc. We bring together all elements of STEAM and tie them up into a package to promote the work each individual is doing in their fields to celebrate this work. We produce experiences so that those unfamiliar with the glorious, quirky, nerdy qualities of all areas of STEAM can be explored as an adventure to explain these fields.

Laboratory5 Inc. is a small business based in Tempe, Arizona

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BOTTLED NEBULA: LEARNING FROM NATURE TO CREATE FLOW WITHOUT FRICTION

Join me live next Friday, June 2, 2017, from 6 to 8 pm at the Tempe Center for the Arts for a creative art and science mash-up. I will talk about how naturally flowing fluids, gases, and heat follow a common geometric pattern in nature. Natures movement is a logarithmic or exponentially growing spiral, as commonly seen in seashells for example. This pattern shows up everywhere in nature including in the pattern of swirling galaxies in outer space. This talk is combined with a hands-on workshop that is a fun opportunity to learn about biomimicry and play with both art and science. Each participant will create their own nebula in a bottle.

It’s a ladies night out – so grab your lady friends and let’s play with art and science!

Bottled Nebula: Learning from nature to create flow without friction

 

Friday, June 2, 2017, from 6 to 8 pm at the Tempe Center for the Arts

At Laboratory5 Inc. We bring together all elements of STEAM and tie them up into a package to promote the work each individual is doing in their fields to celebrate this work. We produce experiences so that those unfamiliar with the glorious, quirky, nerdy qualities of all areas of STEAM can be explored as an adventure to explain these fields.

Laboratory5 Inc. is a small business based in Tempe, Arizona

Visit our website: Laboratory5       Follow us on Twitter: @lab5     Become a fan on Facebook: Laboratory5
Contact Us at any time – we’d love to hear from you

Time: How to Steal it, Shop for it, and Invent it!

I am giving a talk on Time Management called Time: How to steal it, shop for it and Invent it!

Join me this week on Wednesday night April 19th from 6 – 8 pm

It is FREE! Please just rsvp so they have enough snacks and handouts.  Hosted at the Mesa Art Center as part of the Well Feed Artist Series by Creative Catalysts. Also, you do not have to be an artist to attend – these ideas are pretty universal. 

The Well Fed Artist Workshop Series:

Creative Catalysts brings you more FREE workshops for maker trying to make it! In this workshop, Cyndi Coon will talk about how to make the most of your time. She will talk about how to harness time to your advantage and how you actually do have more time then you realize in a given day. And what is the most valuable to us? OUR TIME!

6:00 pm Networking & Refreshments
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Workshop

RSVP:

Jen Gastelum at jennifer.gastelum@mesaartscenter.com

All workshops are free and open to everyone. Refreshments provided

Post your questions and see more details about

the workshops @ FACEBOOK/CREATIVECATALYSTSAZ/

 

Biomimicry Challenge For Artists

Biomimicry Challenge For Artists

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If you are an Arizona artist who is interested in bringing nature’s genius to your project work and innovation strategies then you must apply for this opportunity.  You will have the opportunity to work with scientists in any field that will advance your practice. We will pair you up! Is your artwork inspired by nature/life sciences? Then this artist residency may be right for you! You will work with Cyndi Coon of Laboratory5 Inc. As the City of Tempe S.T.E.A.M consultant and residency lead,  she will guide you and push you, in your practice to create new, innovative works during this 10 week residency.

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Gallery at Tempe Center for the Arts Tempe, Arizona 

Summer Artist Residency: Biomimicry Challenge

Deadline:  Jan. 20, 2017 | 5 p.m. | Free Application

What is Biomimicry? 
Biomimicry is an exciting field that seeks to emulate nature to create sustainable solutions to human problems. Today, it is used by professionals such as scientists, engineers, architects, designers and business people to create things like new and/or improved products, manufacturing processes and design standards. Well known examples of biomimicry include Velcro (inspired by plant burr hooks) and solar cells (inspired by photosynthesizing plants). For more information about biomimicry, go to biomimicry.asu.edu

The Gallery at Tempe Center for the Arts sponsored by Northern Trust is collaborating with the Biomimicry Center and LeRoy Erying Center for Solid State Science at Arizona State University to coordinate a summer 2017 exhibition that explores biomimicry solutions and nature-inspired contemporary art.


About the Artist Residency
Arizona-based visual artists may apply for use of one of three studio spaces inside the Gallery for ten weeks (May 19-July 28) during the exhibition. Artists will be selected by a jury panel. Selected artists will be eligible for a stipend.


About the Challenge:
We are challenging artists to think beyond creating work that is inspired by nature. We are looking for proposals that “emulate nature to solve human challenges.” During the residency, artists will work in the Gallery studio to create a new single artwork, a series of artworks and/or a site specific installation. Visitors will be able to watch the progression of artworks throughout the summer.

How Do I Apply?

  1. Please read the residency description
  2. Please read the residency guidelines
  3. Complete the application form. Instructions for submission are located on the form.

For more information/questions, contact Michelle Dock, Gallery at TCA Coordinator, (480) 350-2867 or michelle_dock@tempe.gov

 

 

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Creative Branding

What is creative branding?

It is a focus on being brave, being confident, having deep passion and being a killer storyteller. Want to know more? Join me at Mesa Art Center Wed. Nov 16 at 6pm.

We’ll spend a few hours talking about your creative brand and why you gotta do it!

 

Mesa Art Center located at 1 E Main St, Mesa, Arizona 85201

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Super Moon Syzygy

Mark your calendars for a historic supermoon!

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 We’re about to see a a super deluxe supermoon – the biggest in nearly 70 years! This November supermoon will bring the moon the closest to Earth it’s been since January 1948. This event will happen on November 14th, 2016. This supermoon will be 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than an average full moon. This is the closest the Moon will get to Earth until November 2034. It is the closest full moon in the 21st century. So get outside on the 14th of November — better yet host a viewing party.
A Syzygy: An alignment of multiple tracks in the same gravitational system

A Syzygy: An alignment of multiple tracks in the same gravitational system

If you play scrabble here is a word to remember as connected to this upcoming event. When the Sun, the Moon, and Earth line up as the Moon orbits Earth, that’s known as syzygy. This is exactly what will be happening on Nov. 14th – a syzygy!
Learn more from NASA:

 

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Creative Courage: A Journey Into Clarity

I am leading a workshop for Arizona State University Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation at their 24th Annual Nonprofit Conference on Sustainability Strategies.

Thursday, October 20 at the Black Canyon Conference Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

clarityWorkshop Title: Creative Courage: A Journey Into Clarity

Workshop Track: Stimulating Creativity
Workshop Session:
Session 1 (9:30 a.m.) – to 12 noon
Room:
Sonoran Ballroom

Workshop Description: It takes courage and bravery to stand up in a meeting and share ideas. Some leaders naturally have this but many do not. For anyone filled with ideas but lacking the information needed to express those ideas — this session is for you. This session is designed to expose possibilities for creative courage and use it as a super tool for infusing innovation and redefining what is possible. Organization statements to be addressed during this session

  • Lack of creative courage impacts personal and team performances
  • Without creativity – innovation is stagnant
  • A workplace that is committed to creative innovation encourages all ideas.

This audience interactive experience will lead to break-throughs in ideation, problem solving and brainstorming. Participants will walk away with a tool kit of ideas to be a creatively courageous in work and life. Through interactive activities, participants will explore creative courage concepts as follows:

  • a focus on the creative courage mindset
  • a focus on methods for creative ideation
  • a focus on effective sharing of ideas and courageous ownership
  • a focus on collaborative creativity methods
  • a focus on innovative brainstorming

Participants will leave with a tool kit for creative courage capacity building for their team and organization.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the critical impact that creative courage brings to an organization
  • Learn innovative brainstorming techniques
  • Learn methods for creative ideation
  • Learn creative courage mindset skills
  • Learn the practice of courageous ownership.

Presenter Bio:

Cyndi Coon is the President and Chief Experience Officer of Laboratory5 Inc. Cyndi’s magical power is to help others find creative courage. Cyndi is a storyteller who sees the world in pictures. She connects with people to co-create big giant ideas as an intuitive thinker. Cyndi loves to explore, hike, camp, listen to music, read and create in her studio or on the go with her traveling creativity kit. She is a speaker, a writer, a teacher, a coach and a leader with contagious positivity and high energy! Cyndi is an expert in using creativity to expose clarity and experiential magic. Cyndi works with audiences to deepen the understanding of innovative creativity and to support the leap to the next level of their ideas. Her naughty, rule-breaking approach keeps everyone on their toes.

 

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