Moby-Monday: Finding Melville’s Whale

The crew over at Southern Fried Science are mixing art and science with “a year-long series exploring Herman Melville’s classic novel, Moby Dick, from the perspective of modern marine scientists.” More from their website:

Each chapter will be posted with a brief summary, in verse and discussion will take place in the comment thread. Generally, new chapters will be posted every Tuesday and Thursday, with some Sundays. I’m reading from the Oxford World’s Classic edition of Moby Dick, but any unabridged copy will do. The websitePower Moby Dick hosts a complete, unabridged, and fully annotated version online. We will keep a running list of the posts made or this project here so that they are easy to find.

Everyone is welcome to read along and encouraged to participate in the discussion.

The introduction to this project can be found here:Finding Melville’s Whale

Hmmm…two things I was never very good at in high school: (1) finishing Moby-Dick and (2) anything science related. But I’m a different person today. :) So I’m considering this my own personal Nantucket sleigh ride of art and science education. Hop aboard!

FotoFriday: Mindrelic ‘New York City Timelapse’ Video

Got to love great timelapse photography of NYC; especially how this one gently glides. Awesome!

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FotoFriday: Little People – A tiny street art project

Small Victory - A tiny street art project

I love these Little People – Tiny Street Art Project photos! This one’s called Small Victory.

Click through here to see the real story behind this picture.

Also check out Slinkachu, the artist’s website.

Via Sea-Fever Pacific correspondent @MiaChambers

Dock-u-mentaries: Films about the Working Waterfront

Dock-u-mentaries

New Bedford’s Working Waterfront Festival recently announced an interesting new program: Dock-U-Mentaries, a monthly film series presented in conjunction with New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park. (download PDF flyer)

Films will be presented free of charge at 7pm on the third Friday of each month at the Corson Maritime Learning Center (33 William Street) in downtown New Bedford.

The first program takes place on Friday, January 21st featuring:

  • Pearl of the Atlantic – a 1960s era film produced by the New Bedford Seafood Council to promote scallops AND
  • A narrated slide show of the contemporary Port of New Bedford and its workers, presented by photographer Phil Mello.

Working Waterfront Festival and National Park team up for Dock-U-Mentaries – New Bedford Standard Times – Jan. 10, 2011