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I'm honored to be part of two Thames and Hudson publications that illustrates and documents art movements and their cultural impact.

Art + Science Now (2013 US release, 2010 UK release):
How scientific research and technological innovation are becoming key to 21st-century aesthetics

Author: Stephen Wilson

"A comprehensive guide to contemporary art inspired or driven by scientific and technological innovation, Art + Science Now points to intriguing new directions for the visual arts and traces a key strand in 21-st century aesthetics.

This is a global overview of the ways in which contemporary artists are drawing on kinetics, biology, robotics and information technologies to explore new forms of creative expression."

My work is referenced in: Chapter 3 "Human Biology"

Book information: http://www.thamesandhudson.com/Art_Science_Now/9780500238684

 

Gateways to Art: Understanding the Visual Arts (2011):

Authors: Debra J. DeWitte, Ralph M. Larmann, M. Kathryn Shields

"Gateways to Art facilitates instructor choice and offers unprecedented pedagogical support for students. Short chapters can be read in any order, with new vocabulary defined on the page as it occurs. Eight "Gateways to Art" images (from around the world and all eras) support the common course goal of learning to interpret art in multiple ways and help students build on what they already know. The text is balanced and global, with over 1,000 illustrations-- from around the world, and from everyday life."

My collaborative work is referenced in: Chapter 1.5 "Motion and time"

Book information: http://books.wwnorton.com/books/detail.aspx/ID=23281

Instructional slideshow for Chapter 1.5: http://www.slideshare.net/HOLDSP13/15gateways-to-art

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Nursing Science Research--
Simulation Nursing Education: Student Competency and Self-Confidence

by Julia Reodica, FNP, RN
July 16, 2013


In simulation education, the hands-on learning approach is to foster safety, competency and confidence before the undergraduate nurse enters the clinical setting. Simulation class settings have a multitude of technological and role-play methods in which factors of student satisfaction and self-confidence play a role in effective learning and demonstration.

Click here for ARTICLE

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Fright Town 2013: October 4 through November 1

- Build/Sound Installation Tech
- Actor

Get the sh*t scared outta ya this Halloween! After being part of the build team, it's time to be an monster. Fright Town is the most frightening haunted house attraction in the Northwest. The three themed houses are: The Contagion 2 (Zombies!), The Madness (H.P. Lovecraft), and Baron Von Goolo's Museum of Horrors. For more information: www.frighttown.com

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Statement

Created artwork and text develops from my response to the interaction between social and scientific/technological cultures. The activities of extending life, facilitating death and maintaining homeostasis are characteristic to all living matter within their respective environments. Human cultural values, like organic bodies-- also go through processes that will determine perpetuation or decline. Human values and scientific values are not exempt from the other's influence in the progression of either realms.

In the experimental context, the systems of the macro/micro body are in constant conversation with proximal stimulus, which includes the researcher who may influence any of the biological phenomena. By combining laboratory, technology and traditional medias, the creative process expands, providing novel methods for art-making and invention. Developed artwork and text from these interests in turn encourage public inquiry and education about scientific research and technological trends. Audience interactivity within the installation or technological space offer another communicative dimension between the creator and participant.

The artwork provides the viewing audience of all intellectual levels to access the applied language, issues and tools in a public forum, via physical or virtual presentation, allowing for critical thinking or exchange of opinions. As an artist, researcher and medical professional, I position myself in the middle of philosophical and technical conventions, to facilitate mediation and understanding of how scientific or technological developments affect diverse cultural values in modern society.

- Julia Reodica

 

-phoresis

Definition: indicating a transmission
Etymology: New Latin, from Greek phoresis, act of carrying, from phorein, to carry or wear.
(Merriam-Webster Dictionary, 2004)

A method of separating substances, especially proteins, and analyzing molecular structure based on the rate of movement of each component in a colloidal suspension while under the influence of an electric field.(The American Heritage Dictionary, 2000)

Act of "carrying" where organisms attach objects or other organisms to their bodies for the purpose of camouflage.
(defined by Practical Fishkeeping, UK, 2008)

A biological association in which one organism is transported by another, as in the attachment  of the eggs of Dermatobia hominis, a human and cattle botfly, to the legs  of a mosquito, which transports them to the human, cattle, or other host in which the botfly larvae can develop.
(www.cancerweb.ncl.ac.uk, 1995-98)