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By Vladimir Brezina

Dance 1.



Seen at the 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade

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A contribution to this week’s Photo Challenge, Dance.

Weekly Photo Challenge: On the Move, Take Two

By Vladimir Brezina

This week’s Photo Challenge is On the Move.

My first response showed massive objects on the move to a purposeful destination. So, by way of contrast, this post features ephemeral movement in frivolous circles… :-)

2013 Mermaid Parade
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All taken in NYC, respectively at the 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade, at the 2011 Figment art festival, and in 2011 at Central Park’s Wollman Rink.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree

By Vladimir Brezina

This week’s Photo Challenge is Carefree.

In New York City, carefree is still pretty intense.

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From this years Coney Island Mermaid Parade.

Another Carefree post is here.

Travel Theme: Dance

By Vladimir Brezina

Ailsa’s travel-themed photo challenge this week is Dance.

You see all kinds of things in NYC’s Central Park…

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(Last Fall, just a week or so after this…)

Dance Your Ph.D.

By Vladimir Brezina and Johna Till Johnson

It’s the question every science graduate student dreads:  “So, what’s your Ph.D. research about?” You take a deep breath and begin. People’s eyes glaze over…

The problem isn’t that your life’s work is uninteresting. It’s that the conventional way to explain it can be limiting:  Words can only get so far.  What if there were a better way to tell your story? Something like…  interpretive dance!

The first “Dance Your Ph.D.” contest was organized in 2008 by John Bohannon, the “Gonzo Scientist” of GonzoLabs and a contributing correspondent covering the intersection of science, culture, and art for Science magazine (“who, in true gonzo style, will participate in the events he covers”). Since then, the contest has become an annual event sponsored by Science. For the 2011 contest, 55 dances were submitted “covering everything from psychology to astrophysics,” and the winners have just been announced.

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