Observation, Part 3

It randomly occurred to me in the shower one night that my grandma sometimes used to fondly recall her visit to Princeton in the 90s when things were much easier for her and also for the rest of us, when she could sleep through a 13-hour flight like a baby and grab a big fat…

“The Art of Science and the Commitment to Awareness”

https://events.brown.edu/featured/view/event/event_id/108634 Sponsored and hosted by the Cogut Institute for the Humanities, the talk I attended today was given by the multimedia artist Kelly Milukas. Milukas’ project “Keys for the Cure” is a collection of paint, photography and 3-D artwork characterized by the literal use of “keys” as visual metaphors of the physiological process of healing….

RISD Nature Lab – Decentralizing of the Means

An Eyeball. Moonlight shrouding a dilated pupil a microphone a woodpecker lying supine. Periwinkle pup hoped Morocco? rlcmprnooiwoepepekhuciopd. Need not need not need not be a perfect sphere. Gelatinous and Asiatic, that is a foul. An Owl. Slick black buttons are found in the deepest pits, weary blood and tears leaking falling dripping rolling oozing….

Observation, Part 2

It is the second Monday after spring break for them. The campus, on the cusp of April, reeks of gloom and resignation. Clouds have eaten up the sky in its entirety – it might pour at any moment. I awkwardly stood on the lawn facing the concrete apartment complex as people were drifting by. How…

Observation, Part 1

Over 200 miles away from the rather obscure city of Providence, my site of observation is located at the heart of Princeton University in the little-less-obscure city of Princeton. Legend has it that the school is so kickass that they decided to name the entire city after it. It is a beautiful campus, I have…

Sciurus carolinensis; a.k.a. Squirrels

2/14/19 ENGL 0710R Sid Moon 1. The following ethogram contains a series of brief observations of Sciurus carolinensis, a rodent native to eastern and midwestern North America commonly known as the eastern grey squirrel. Observations were made for approximately 20 minutes (from Sunday, 10 Feb 2019 13:30 to 13:50 EST) in Ruth J. Simmons Quadrangle…