Friday, October 2nd – Lovely Daze 6 book launch at P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center in NYC

Lovely Daze is a curatorial journal of artists’ writings and artworks published twice a year in limited editions. We are pleased to launch our 6th Issue: A Rose is a Rose is a Rose is a Rose at this year’s New York Art Book Fair at P.S.1. with music by Mark Borthwick & Bow Ribbons (Pete + Willow) & WITH SWEETS BY LOVELY DAZE DESSERTS!!

Friday, October 2nd – 5pm til 6:30pm
P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center
22-25 Jackson Ave / Long Island City, NY 11101 (View map)
Free!

This event is hosted by Printed Matter as part of the annual NY Art Book Fair.

Daily Magpie – Jan. 29 – Free Fix Your Bike Workshop at Time’s Up bike co-op NYC

timesupnyc

I know.  It’s cold in New York City.  But it’ll be warm soon.  Get your bike ready.

Time’s Up offers free Thursday night open shops.  Wrench on your own bike using Time’s Up’s tools and with help from their experienced volunteers.
Time’s up also has free classes rotating through basic bicycle maintenance on Tuesdays and women’s and trans repair classes on Mondays.
Why pay a bunch of money to a bike shop when you can do it yourself?  Don’t be intimidated.  Get educated!

The Small Science Collective

SSC Zine Library

The Small Science Collective makes free, totally awesome zines about earwigs, protein structure, intestinal bacteria and facial gestures. Their motivation for this DIY public science publishing project? “Overall scientific literacy in the U.S lags at the very same time that the privatizing and patenting of scientific knowledge becomes more and more common.”

Some of the zines are charmingly straight and to the point like science fair projects, others are collaborations between astrophysicists and graphic designers looking into the “gossip and hearsay about the universal nature of spiral forms.

spirals within spirals

All the SSC zines are available as downloadable PDFs, and are distributed for free in “subways, benches, coffee shops, and any place someone might least expect them. Perhaps catching the attention of strangers who might what to learn something new about ants, spirals, food, or genetics?” Or those who want to know how to best play host to the parasitic bot fly.

So Easy!

Check out the full zine library here. Print one out, follow the folding instructions and pass it along. They’re looking for new contributors too. Sweet. Read their manifesto after the jump. (via Bug Girl’s Blog.)

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