Wales to DNA barcode it's native flowering plant species

Wales aims to be one of the first countries to catalog DNA barcodes of all of it's native flowering plants, 1143 species in total. The reference barcodes being assembled would allow for identification of any plant species from the tiniest fragment if the plant.

This effort is in sync with global initiatives to catalog DNA barcodes for all living things. The growing database is meant to be a freely accessible online global resource.

Further information about the Welsh initiative is at The National Botanic Garden of Wales. More information on DNA barcoding can be found at International Barcode of Life, Barcode of Life, and Barcode of Life Data Systems.

Via ( UK Plant Science )

Examiner Interview

Duncan interviewed by Dan Godston for the Examiner. An overview of early influences and ongoing projects.

Steampunk Radionics

Joseph Max - Steampunk Hieronymus Machine
( Photo: Joseph Max )

'Aetheric Artist' Joseph Max will be showing a number of radionic devices at the Nova Albion Steampunk Exhibition in Santa Clara, CA March 25th-27th, 2011. Mr. Max will be presenting his Reflexophone 2.0, Aetheric Shield Generator, and a Steampunk Hieronymus Machine (pictured above).

Purr Generator in North Carolina

The Purr Generator has settled into a new home at the Gregg Museum of Art and Design in Raleigh, North Carolina.

The North Carolina State University students have taken a liking to it, as evidenced by an entry on their Digital Imaging blog.

Reality Sandwich Interview

Duncan was recently interviewed by Jenifer P. Borum over at Reality Sandwich.

The interview touches on The Secret Art, the Purr Generator, Nature Intelligence, Radionics, Hieronymous, Hopi and Aboriginal art, and more...