Scientific Delirium Madness 2019

This Year's Residents

Poet
United States
Composer
United States
Visual Artist
United States
Artist, Curator, Scholar
United States
Writer/Psychiatrist
United States
Writer
United States
Biomedical Engineer
United States
Playwright
United States
Choreographer
United States
Anthropologist/Visual Artist
United States
Choreographer/Physicist
United States

Blog Posts from This Year's Residency

By Patricia Alessandrini

Using the Little Bits Korg Synth Kits and sensor elements, Weidong Yang and I constructed an installation entitled A little bit of noise and protyped a system for sonifying...

By Michael Koehle

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By Kathy High

When artist Weidon Yang and I were preparing for the Open House installation of our interactive project "Sharing" (with a beating heart that you could hold in your hand), we solicited the help of...

By Katharine Haake

As we enter our last days here at Djerassi, I think it’s safe to say that a shift has occurred in all of us, even as the omnipresent marine layer of the first couple of weeks moves out to hot blue...

By Kathy High

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By Weidong Yang

This is a fun little exercise of surveillance and surveillance technology.

By Weidong Yang

Deep fake

Fake news has been on the news a lot these days. How easy is it to make one yourself? It turns out to be really easy, as easy as how people generated gossip in the past. You...

By Vidhu Aggarwal

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By Alexandra Kleeman

When our session ends at Djerassi, we're asked to leave behind an artist's page as a memento of our visit.  Because one constant of my time on the ranch was seeing lizards, I thought it would be...

By Doris Monica Iarovici

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By Derek Lee McPhatter

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By Vidhu Aggarwal

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By Katharine Haake

Some years ago (before GPS), my friends and I stopped at a Forest Service office in the Trinity Mountains of Northern California to inquire how to cut through to the nearby Siskiyous, which lay to...

By Leah Dyjak

The history of this place is like the fog, thick and enchanted. At one moment we are enveloped in its mystery, its care, the next the sun breaks through and we can see outward again. We are all...

By Lydia Nakashima Degarrod

I brought to Djerassi recordings of over 400 memorable REM dreams of more than 300 residents of the Bay Area of San Francisco that I had made over a period of 5 years as part of my anthropological...

By Doris Monica Iarovici

Yesterday, July 5th, was the anniversary of Pamela Djerassi’s death. Her brother Dale joined us for dinner here in the hills, and moved some of us to tears with his remembrance. Pamela...

By Kathy High

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By Vidhu Aggarwal

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By Alexandra Kleeman

On one of my afternoon walks around the Djerassi grounds, I see a bright scrap of red set far back in the hunch of a thorny bush.  The color draws my eye, but as I crouch down to look close, it’s...

By Derek Lee McPhatter

Random news reading Science.com --> Washington Post --> Google News-ing, and then on the radio. Keep encoutering this topic:

Dark Energy is a force that makes the universe expand...

By Katharine Haake

I'm writing now from my studio at Djerassi, looking down the green hills of the Santa Cruz Mountains that roll all the way to the ocean below. When it’s clear, you can see the water, which most of...

By Doris Monica Iarovici

My third day in residence at Djerassi, I join fellow residents Wei and Daiane in their Tai Chi practice. I have only previously tried Tai Chi once, for twenty minutes, when it was part of an...