The National Science Foundation release an article on scientists researching on seal Ecology, Microscopic like and Cosmic Origins in the Antarctia.  The research consist of one of the world’s largest annual deployments of scientific researchers, more than 800 hundred scientists from universities and other institutions across the United States.

1.”ITASE is a multi-disciplinary approach to global-change research that integrates meteorology, remote sensing, ice coring, surface glaciology, and geophysics and is part of the overall West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) Program. The U.S. ITASE general goals are to determine the variability of West Antarctic climate and the environmental variability in West Antarctica over the last 200 plus years.”

2.”The pack ice that surrounds Antarctica contains at least 50 percent of the world’s seal population. As a group, these seals are the dominant predators in Southern Ocean ecosystems. Fluctuations in their abundance, growth patterns, life histories, and behavior provide a potential source of information about environmental variability in and around Antarctica. ”

3.Evidence that cataclysmic volcanism rocked Antarctica some 21 million years ago was produced last field season by the Cape Roberts project, an international effort involving scientists from the United States, New Zealand, Italy, the United Kingdom, Australia and Germany. Cape Roberts drilling will continue for the third season this year. The team will attempt to collect cores from the Ross Sea floor by drilling through sea ice into the underlying sea floor. Ice at least 1.5 meters thick is needed to serve as a drilling platform. Sediments and fossils in the drill core should help provide information about conditions 25-70 million years ago, and fill in gaps missing from knowledge of the Earth’s climate. During this interval of time, the first ice sheets in Antarctica began to form. This period is particularly important scientifically as it covers a period in the planet’s history when Earth last experienced temperatures as warm as those that are expected to occur over the next few centuries as a result of greenhouse warming. Work also will begin this season on analysis of materials drilled in previous years of the project.

4.Buried under the clear, deep ice at the South Pole and using the ice as medium for detecting subatomic particles, AMANDA represents the first steps toward creating a neutrino telescope that is a square-kilometer-sized. By making images of high-energy neutrinos, AMANDA has the potential to discover discrete sources of neutrinos, and shed light on the “dark-matter” particles that astronomers believe make up most of the matter in the universe.

The garden sits right in the middle of downtown boston where cars and modern building are surround. I’m always interested in bring differences in a space, much like the artists and thinker from the Dadaism where happened after world war I in Europe.

Christo is one of the greatest enviorment/installation artists. his use of bold color and shapes has always impact my work in various ways. He has done alot of public art using bold color and big clothes  to transform a space.

My idea is based on Christo ‘s method of using big color cloth to form shapes. but rather than using cloth to cover exsisting object, i want to use cloth to create shapes that unify within the space. i picked the island in the middle of the lake for two reason:  the island in the lake is almost visible everywhere in the garden. the island seems died compare to the rest of the garden. I want to bring life to the island where fits in the liveness of the garden but it also feel as a individual for its uniqueness. panels of colored ink dyed heavy cotton cloth will be hanging from the island extending to the garden. with boston’s weather, the cloth will create its own uniqueness from sunshine, rain and wind. The idea of this is to crate something that is unique from boston. just like all the grass, tree, and flowers in the garden.