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Visual Poetry III: Reuben Margolin

Commentary on YouTube: Reuben Margolin, a Bay Area visionary and longtime maker, creates totally singular techno-kinetic wave sculptures. Using everything from wood to cardboard to found and salvaged objects, Reuben’s artwork is diverse, with sculptures ranging from tiny to looming, motorized to hand-cranked. Focusing on natural elements like a discrete water droplet or a powerful ocean eddy, his work is elegant and hypnotic. Also, learn how ocean waves can power our future. Learn more about Reuben at

Visual Poetry II: Holton Rower

Directing, Cinematography, Editing – Dave Kaufman

Paintings – Holton Rower

Visual Poetry: Murmuration

A murmuration of starlings:

Redefining Doodling? Really?

Sunni Brown is young, she’s smart, she’s charming—and she’s being featured on TED talks (Technology, Entertainment, Design). TED speakers are notorious for the contributions that they bring to creative problem-solving and technological innovation.

Brown’s presentation, “Doodlers Unite!” begins with some historical context, which points to the negative connotations associated with the word “doodle” in the past. She then highlights how doodling at the workplace has been viewed as an entirely inappropriate activity up to this day. Brown states,

“I think that our culture is so intensely focused on verbal information that we’re almost blinded to the value of doodling.”

To subvert traditional notions of doodling, Brown proposes a new definition: “To make spontaneous marks to help yourself think.” But are the marks that one makes when doodling really spontaneous, when an end goal for the doodle has been predetermined? Continue reading ‘Redefining Doodling? Really?’

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