Daniel von Sturmer

To be honest I’m struggling to connect with Sturmer’s work on circuit, I can appreciate it as an examples of materiality but not much deeper than that. However the works he has listed on his website seem very intriguing as both work and installation. I also really like the way they relate more directly to cinematographic practice, and examine the idea of expectations of actions.

Here is an interview

House of Cards and Feminsim, with link

This article on the New Republic is an interesting point against Jezebels article, which I felt was a little too sympathetic. I’m more concerned with whether or not the show is women-sensitive overall. I feel that they generally do a good job of showing women and minorities as complex and properly fleshed out characters. I think Jezebel was aiming to place Claire Underwood as a feminist not because they think the character herself is feminist, but that the character has been written to feminist ideals – strong, powerful, but also very flawed. There are moments when you like her and moments when you hate her just as much as Frank. This is the type of complexity that was traditionally under-represented.

Obleck Science

Exceprt from a physics basics page
Non-Newtonian fluids

Many people have heard of Sir Isaac Newton. He is famous for developing many scientific theories in mathematics and physics. Newton described how ‘normal’ liquids or fluids behave, and he observed that they have a constant viscosity (flow). This means that their flow behaviour or viscosity only changes with changes in temperature or pressure. For example, water freezes and turns into a solid at 0˚C and turns into a gas at 100˚C. Within this temperature range, water behaves like a ‘normal’ liquid with constant viscosity.

Typically, liquids take on the shape of the container they are poured into. We call these ‘normal liquids’ Newtonian fluids. But some fluids don’t follow this rule. We call these ‘strange liquids’ non-Newtonian fluids.