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Laura Walton Allen
Worked at McLennan Community College
Attended University of North Texas
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"World On Fire: Abstract Paintings from the PNW" at Chase Gallery in Spokane
 I'm happy to say that there are five new works from my "Planetary" series showing in Spokane this spring. "World On Fire," hosted by Spokane Arts , is up through March 30, 2016 at the Chase Gallery. 'Violet Planet 3' by Laura Allen, watermedia, 2015
I'm happy to say that there are five new works from my "Planetary" series showing in Spokane this spring. "World On Fire," hosted by Spokane Arts, is up through March 30, 2016 at the Chase Gallery. 'Violet Planet 3' by ...
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This morning, the Internet erupted with rumors that physicists have finally observed gravitational waves; ripples in the fabric of spacetime predicted by Albert Einstein a century ago. While it isn’t the first time we’ve heard excited whispers about the elusive phenomena, the gossip feels more promising, in light of the recently upgraded detector at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) that’s behind all the hubbub.
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On women, science, and achieving greatness

"You don't become great by trying to be great. You become great by wanting to do something, then doing it so hard that you become great in the process."

(Original: https://xkcd.com/896/)
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Even still? Baffling.
Research shows that females are perceived as less “creative” in many contexts
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Bizarre. I would have thought the stereotype would be the opposite: that women are more creative. Go figure.
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I'm not always the biggest fan of creativity discussions (I don't think it's productive or even accurate to devolve into "the haves and have-nots" viewpoint of creative endeavor) but this is an interesting excerpt anyway. Maybe we're ready to discuss our species-wide talent for recombinant thinking in a more inclusive way.

I may add this one to my to-read list.
Adapted from Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind , by Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire
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With growing numbers of jobs threatened by automation, reviving old ideas of an unconditional income may be the best way to protect workers
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This is extremely cool. I want one.
 
For those of you with 3D printers, here's an interesting possibility for doing 3D relief maps. The clip highlights one company's particular 3D printing technology (which lays down paper in layers), but I'm guessing you could do something similar with a regular 3D printer. The interesting bits start showing up at about the 40 second mark.
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Octarine ? Get serious, that's the name of a colour. Clearly the new element must be called narrativium !
Now that the International Union of Applied Chemistry has recognised four new elements, the race is on to decide what to call them.
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New Class at Seattle Recreative: Mixed Media in 3D
Starting in January, I'll be leading a new mixed media workshop at Seattle Recreative.  This funky little Greenwood shop is a hidden treasure trove of (cheap!) second-use art materials: collage papers, assemblage odds and ends, previously unloved art suppli...
Starting in January, I'll be leading a new mixed media workshop at Seattle Recreative. This funky little Greenwood shop is a hidden treasure trove of (cheap!) second-use art materials: collage papers, assemblage odds and end...
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Rocinante by morning....
More than thirty worlds have new names drawn from world mythology, literature and history
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Visual artist, poet/writer, designer, instructor
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  • McLennan Community College
    Adjunct Instructor, Creative Writing
  • Writer's Garret of Dallas
    Instructor; Writer's CAMP Coordinator
  • Waco Civic Theatre
    Set Designer; Technical Director; Scenic Painter
  • Self-Employed
    Freelance Writer and Editor; Astrology Columnist
  • The City Review (Waco)
    Editor-In-Chief
  • Self-Employed
    Visual Artist; Arts Coordinator
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artist, writer, tinkerer, college instructor & student, scifi addict, futurist, all-around fascinated person
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Education
  • University of North Texas
    Studio Art/New Media Art, 2013
  • Lake Sumter Community College
    AA
  • Stetson University
    English/Lit Theory