Life and times of the unjobbed: Matt Baxter’s reflections

  Unemployment soars, citizens rejoice! by Matt Baxter More people are jobless than there should be; at least that is what I keep hearing on the news. Fired, laid off, misplaced, downsized, reorganized or disorganized, removed for cause, or locked out. A veritable storm of working individuals prevented from doing their job, or any job […]

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Connection in a changing world: Kristie LeVangie’s Libidacoria

“Why buy the cow if the milk is free?”  At first glance, Kristie LeVangie’s poem collection Libidacoria: In a Plain Brown Wrapper seems to portray a self-satisfied, empowered woman content to successfully live out this attitude. However, through subtle, telling hints, LeVangie (or K- as she is often known) reveals her speaker’s growing desire for […]

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Writing workshop announcements

  Came across someone who works with the organizations putting on these free poetry and writing workshops at a reading event this week in the city. Would love to pass on the word to the SC family and friends. Youth Speaks Writing Workshops – Teen Slam Poetry Preparation in San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley. All […]

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An opportunity to submit science-related poetry

  I received this notice through a professional group – permission was included to share anywhere poets may be lurking… If you have written any (unpublished) poetry touching on the intersection of communication and science [including but certainly not limited to biomedicine], please submit it for consideration for “Peer-Renewed,” a column that debuted in the […]

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January 2009 – Taking a Closer Look

First of all, we at Synchronized Chaos welcome our family of readers to the New Year and send best wishes for creativity, prosperity, and a fertile imagination. Thank you all very much for your feedback, comments, submissions, and thoughts – and we welcome anyone new to the project. Hopefully you will find much to fascinate […]

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AguaSonics – visual mandalas from whale and bird songs

  Visual and recording artist Mark Fischer showcases his gallery of mandala images created by transliterating recordings of bird and whale sounds through mathematical processes into patterns which can be represented visually. Some scientific information behind this process available on this page: http://aguasonic.com/Description/  Sound travels much faster in water than through air, and the process may be speeding […]

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