Friday, August 03, 2007

Thinking about Minneapolis

I've heard from most of the people I know in the Minneapolis area, all so far are safe and well. Earlier today when I still hadn't heard from as many, I was put in mind of what a vibrant arts community thrives in that Midwestern hub. (pictured left, exterior shot of Walker Art Center) If it weren't so cold there in the winter (some parts of the city have heated underground walkways for this reason), I might think about living there (it's got a growing international community, and black folks smile at each other). But I just can't do it. The Nation's John Nichols writes here about the nationwide issue of decaying infrastructures and the responsibility of the federal government to keep its citizens safe. He sites last month's explosion of a steam pipe installed in 1924 near New York City's Grand Central Station that resulted in the death of one person (from cardiac arrest) and injured 20 others, as well as, of course, the levees of New Orleans. (pictured right, exterior shot of The Soap Factory Gallery; photo Tim Burlowski)

BTW, that steam/water pipe issue can occur in a residential situation as well. It sounds like a hammer or a heavy weight being dropped above you or underneath you, depending on how your plumbing system is set up. Hence the terms "water hammer" or "fluid hammer." If you hear such a noise, call a plumber or your building's maintenance person immediately. Fatalities don't occur often, but sustaining an injury, and/or loosing much of your belongings to a pipe explosion or implosion is not something to take lightly. Unlike typical plumbing problems, water hammer occurs when the water isn't flowing. Pressure or a shock wave gets sent down the pipe faster than the speed of sound, exerting great pressure and causing the resulting loud bang. (Yes, had an experience with this recently which was safely resolved).

With my thoughts still on the people in Minneapolis from whom I still haven't heard, those folks who are dealing with the loss of loved ones, and those who were injured in the collapse I wanted to post two links. The bridge, a thoughtful blog entry by one of the many people who work close to the bridge (apparently a lot more people would have been on it, but the on-ramp closest to the university was closed due to construction). The other is to an interview with one of the many thought-provoking artists that make up that diverse community. Mankwe Monika Nkatuati Ndosi (pictured left, but there are better and more recent photos here) is a vocal and multidisciplinary artist of Tanzanian and Midwestern U.S. descent, and Artistic and Managing Director of Center for Independent Artists in South Minneapolis. Her thoughts on arts practice have inspired me to contemplate what I mean by "performance" as well as different ways to work with the body as a performance instrument. This 2005 interview with Ndosi is part of Radio mnartists, an on-going project of web and radio interviews with Minnesota artists initiated by KFAI ("Radio Without Boundaries") producer Marya Morstad. (pictured right Ndosi performing during the 2004 Shoebox Biennial/Performance Festival--click on image for a better view)

7 Comments:

At 9:29 AM, Blogger felicer said...

i always find your blog interesting and informative. thank you.

 
At 10:45 PM, Blogger audiologo said...

Felicer, thanks for the comments and for stopping by

 
At 1:11 AM, Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

ninest123 09.28
oakley sunglasses, jordan shoes, ugg boots, louis vuitton, michael kors outlet, louboutin outlet, polo ralph lauren outlet, louis vuitton outlet, prada outlet, tiffany and co, nike air max, cheap oakley sunglasses, longchamp outlet, louboutin, ray ban sunglasses, louis vuitton, michael kors, burberry, louboutin shoes, ugg boots, prada handbags, louis vuitton outlet, uggs on sale, longchamp, longchamp outlet, tory burch outlet, chanel handbags, ugg boots, replica watches, nike air max, gucci outlet, ray ban sunglasses, christian louboutin outlet, tiffany jewelry, burberry outlet online, michael kors outlet, nike outlet, nike free, michael kors outlet, michael kors outlet, louis vuitton, polo ralph lauren outlet, ugg boots, oakley sunglasses, ray ban sunglasses, oakley sunglasses, michael kors outlet, replica watches, oakley sunglasses

 
At 1:13 AM, Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

nike roshe, vans pas cher, true religion jeans, longchamp pas cher, ray ban uk, lacoste pas cher, nike air max, michael kors, kate spade handbags, mulberry, air max, nike free, coach outlet, true religion outlet, north face, nike air max, lululemon, coach factory outlet, air jordan pas cher, nike air max, hollister, michael kors, true religion jeans, true religion jeans, hogan, north face, ray ban pas cher, sac longchamp, burberry, michael kors, oakley pas cher, ralph lauren pas cher, nike blazer, air force, hermes, michael kors, abercrombie and fitch, coach outlet, timberland, louboutin pas cher, vanessa bruno, converse pas cher, hollister pas cher, nike roshe run, new balance pas cher, coach purses, tn pas cher, sac guess, nike free run uk, ralph lauren uk, kate spade outlet

 
At 1:16 AM, Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

nfl jerseys, bottega veneta, giuseppe zanotti, birkin bag, insanity workout, mont blanc, vans shoes, gucci, converse, oakley, hollister, louboutin, celine handbags, beats by dre, nike air max, hollister, jimmy choo shoes, instyler, wedding dresses, north face outlet, reebok shoes, soccer shoes, baseball bats, asics running shoes, chi flat iron, hollister, nike air max, nike roshe, mac cosmetics, longchamp, ferragamo shoes, abercrombie and fitch, herve leger, new balance, ghd, iphone 6 cases, converse outlet, nike huarache, lululemon, p90x workout, vans, soccer jerseys, mcm handbags, ralph lauren, babyliss, valentino shoes, nike trainers, timberland boots, ray ban, north face outlet, moncler

 
At 1:19 AM, Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

juicy couture outlet, links of london, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, sac louis vuitton pas cher, moncler, moncler outlet, pandora charms, canada goose outlet, karen millen, canada goose, lancel, canada goose, swarovski, ugg boots uk, ugg pas cher, hollister, montre pas cher, moncler, canada goose uk, doke gabbana outlet, michael kors handbags, coach outlet, louis vuitton, michael kors outlet, replica watches, doudoune canada goose, louis vuitton, canada goose outlet, moncler, toms shoes, wedding dresses, barbour jackets, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, swarovski crystal, barbour, moncler, thomas sabo, marc jacobs, moncler, louis vuitton, louis vuitton, canada goose, moncler, pandora jewelry, pandora jewelry, pandora charms, supra shoes, canada goose, juicy couture outlet, bottes ugg, michael kors outlet online
ninest123 09.28

 
At 12:28 AM, Blogger xjd7410@gmail.com said...

hermes birkin bag
oakley sunglasses
michael kors handbags
tory burch sale
louis vuitton handbags
coach factory outlet
tory burch outlet
louis vuitton handbags
burberry outlet online
ralph lauren polo
oakley sunglasses
christian louboutin sale
nike huarache shoes
celine bags
ray bans
louis vuitton bags
ray ban wayfarer
jeremy scott shoes
toms outlet
toms
kobe 9
nike uk
louis vuitton handbags
celine handbags
louis vuitton handbags
ralph lauren polo outlet
michael kors outlet
jordan retro
true religion jeans
jordan 13
christian louboutin shoes
coach outlet online
adidas shoes
adidas yeezy
cheap nfl jerseys
coach outlet
nike air max 90
timberland outlet
michael kors handbags
celine handbags
2016.7.15haungqin

 

Post a Comment

<< Home