Painters from Cammell Laird have begun the process to transform the Edmund Gardner into a Dazzle Ship.
Due to Hurricane Sandy, my talk at University of Northern Iowa has been postponed. I understand they are going to have a wonderful party and lecture on animal camouflage though! I am sorry I can’t be there!
A colleague shared this with me today:
“The Detroit artist group Design 99 have been decorating abandoned houses with colorful surface decorations to keep out vandals. They compare the strategy to WWI ships. Here’s an example.”
Just this morning a colleague told me about this dazzling installation at High Line at Rail Yards in New York City:
I will be giving a talk on Halloween at the University of Northern Iowa. It is free and open to the public, so if you are in the neighborhood stop by. There is an exhibition of student posters for the event currently up as well as an exhibit on camouflage. For more information see: http://www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery/Calendar.html
I was invited to talk by Roy Behrens, Professor of Art at UNI, RISD Alum, and camouflage scholar. I highly recommend his new book Ship Shape: A Dazzle Camouflage Sourcebook.
If you are in the Providence area, stop by the Rhode Island Convention Center, Exhibit Hall A to see the 2012 RISD Graduate Thesis Show. You will have to hurry, as the show is only open through June 2 (12-5pm).
Congratulations to all of our grads!
As part of the centennial celebration of the Presidency of Woodrow Wilson, the Wilson Library is pleased to present a one-day seminar featuring new research on World War I. Several World War I scholars will present new research on the conflict. Included among the speakers are Professor Michael Neiberg, U. S. Army War College; Professor Edward Lengel, University of Virginia; Ms. Claudia Covert, Rhode Island School of Design; and Mr. William Walker, Wilson Presidential Library. Topics to be discussed are the outbreak of the war; the American role in the Battle of Belleau Wood; the use of dazzle camouflage in the war at sea; and the attack on the fortified butte of Montfaucon.
April 14, 2012 9 :00 AM – 4 :00 PM
Listen to Roger Hanlon, Senior Scientist at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole and Basia Goszczynska, animator, artist, video editor, and film maker discuss how “art informs science in the study of camouflage and communication”.
Take a look at Roger’s video of the masters of camouflage, cephalopods: http://www.sciencefriday.com/embed/video/10397.swf