Kinograph is an open source film scanner/telecine for digitizing all gauges of film. It currently supports 35mm and 16mm. 8mm is in active development.
Mark Dion is not your typical artist. He is not well known for his paintings, or creating any physical art, but rather for sculpting his works through ideas and creative collaborations with some of the largest institutions worldwide.
Dion has established himself as a forward thinking contemporary artist who can look at a museum’s collection and arrange it in a way that is often fun and thought provoking for visitors.
A growing collection of fragile mold-casts from places. Memorable parts of buildings and other ‘solid’ spaces can be copied endlessly into foldable skins. These thin fragments of spatial memory show specific details of the structure or material of the original place, but also capture dirt. Like skin transplantations they can be taken to other spaces where they get new spatial meaning. They take us to a world in which places are no longer fixed to specific locations, but become nomadic or ‘liquid’. The skins as shown here, are casts of several places in Amsterdam; of which most of them vacant buildings.
From the Kew Website:
The seed collections in the Millennium Seed Bank constitute the largest and most diverse wild plant species genetic resource in the world. The great majority of this collection has been collected by the associated global network, the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership (MSBP), which is active in over 80 countries and is the largest ex situ plant conservation programme in the world.
The purpose-built facility at Wakehurst Place is based around a vast vault for the long-term storage of seeds for research and conservation. Following collection in-country, seeds are prepared and dried (to around 4–6% moisture content, fresh-weight basis), before storage in deep-freeze chambers (-18 to -20°C) within the vault; following international standards.
At present there are more than 80,000 seed collections in the bank; representing over 37,600 species, from almost 5,800 genera and more than 330 families. That is, at least one collection each of around 12.5% of those seed-bearing species estimated to have orthodox, bankable seeds.