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Wirelessness round here

Paul, · Categories: Alumni and other friends, General, Information Commons, Virtual Communities

Fiona Morgan has a long cover article in this week’s Independent about local wireless access. My favorite access place, Weaver Street Market, gets great coverage (yes Jeff that’s an intentional pun).
Back in January, I noticed an oddity in an Nextel advert. Fiona uses that same oddity to begin her story.
Also of note and also by Fiona is a sidebar about a Philly-like tale being played out in the smaller town of Laurinburg, NC (16,000 and once my home) between the town and BellSouth.

Two reasons to go to Raleigh

Paul, · Categories: Alumni and other friends, Amusements, General

Two reasons to go to Raleigh.
woven stick bust by Patrick Dougherty
Artist Patrick Dougherty is creating a giant woven bust on the grounds of the NC Art Museum. The News and Observer did a good write up on the project, but it’s nowhere to be found on the Museum’s own site. Dougherty’s work is original and delightful. I recall his woven cacoons relaxing on the front porch of the house he rented near campus. Then the flowing forms that seems to appear around town and even, as I recall, at the NC Art Museum some years back. Patrick Dougherty has since created over 100 stick weavings all over the world. He’s just back from Wisconsin where his work was documented on a daily basis as he created a piece called “Putting Two and Two Together” for the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum.

From the Museum of Natural Sciences:

WHAT: Joint News Conference between N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences & N.C. State University

WHEN: Thursday, March 24, 2005, 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences Auditorium, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh

WHY: A remarkable dinosaur discovery in the Hell Creek Formation of Montana has exposed a never before seen specimen. This discovery
could change the way modern scientists view fossilization. This is part of an embargoed story that will appear in Science Magazine this week.

WHO:? Leading author, Mary Schweitzer, Ph.D, Dept. of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences at N.C. State University, and Jack Horner, Curator of Paleontology, Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana will be available to answer questions.

Note: News Release will be available at 2 p.m. on Thursday when the embargo is lifted.

The Eyes of Holland Are Upon You

Paul, · Categories: Amusements, General

All the live long day. The eyes of Holland are upon you. You cannot get a way.

Patrick Herron and Kent Johnson – Saturday

Paul, · Categories: Alumni and other friends, General, literature

Carrboro Poet/Gawd Patrick Herron writes to alert us of his reading on Saturday.

Who: Patrick Herron and Kent Johnson
When: Saturday March 26 @ 8 pm
Where: Internationalist Books on Franklin Street, Chapel Hill
What: High-energy Poetry Reading

More from Patrick:

Kent Johnson is the caretaker of perhaps the most controversial work of poetry in American history since Ginsberg’s _Howl_, and he has been my mentor and friend for the last six years. You can read about the Yasusada controversy extensively covered in the Boston Review in 1997 ( and
http://bostonreview.net/BR22.3/BR22.3.html). Or, alternately, you can read about his life that includes working with the Sandinistas.

Read a fine example of his poetry, a play on the children’s book _Goodnight Moon_ which is arguably the most remarkable poem in the famed _Poets Against The War_ collection.

Don’t come for me, come to hear Kent–he is truly phenomenal. Poets this good don’t come around often in a lifetime. This is not to be missed.

Patrick