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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Mateo Jaimes – capturing the moment, hypothetical communication

  Local San Francisco Bay Area artist Mateo Jaimes, who recently exhibited work at San Francisco’s Artist Exchange, has a couple new series of paintings. Abstract in style, the work strives to convey particular aspects of physical scenes or ideas. Eucalyptus represents his walk through an eucalyptus forest, his attempts at capturing the exact look of […]

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Peace and stones

  They told me the pen was mightier than the sword, And so I studied words upon words until my vocabulary was far beyond that Of anyone else in my grade, even beyond many of my teachers. They said to stop the bullies with my words, And I taught myself to speak basic phrases of […]

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December’s issue: The Introspective Journey

  First of all, thanks to our readers and contributors for continuing to follow and support Synchronized Chaos magazine through the end of this year. We appreciate the variety of projects we’ve been able to help develop and publicize, and the many fascinating, unique, hardworking artists, authors, and readers we have met so far along […]

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Review of Kate Evans’ debut novel For The May Queen

  Kate Evans is a professor of English and Comparative Literature at San Jose State University and the author of a poetry collection, short stories, and essays, as well as this college coming-of-age novel. Warning – there are spoilers in this review concerning major plot points, although the novel is still enjoyable with the added […]

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Sara Waugh’s 2008 Mutatus Series – mixed media

    My multimedia works on paper are visual poems depicting the elements of life: birth, reproduction, the passage of time, transformation, and death. The imagery I use relates to these elements and is taken from botany and biology – seeds, fruit, plants, water, and parts of the human body. Life and living things are […]

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Arthur’s Harp – short fiction by David Cicerone

  A twisty experimental tale of creative curiosity and lost innocence. — editor Cristina Deptula “Autobiography,” Arthur said, “is an indiscriminate drinker.”                                                                       We were in Scotland’s Hollow, as we almost always were this time of night, and Arthur had just finished one of his glorious reveries, his second and last of the evening. The conclusion, […]

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