Archive for November 10, 2009

I stole this content

The following post comes courtesy of the City of Tempe’s Green Street Party. You can find it, plus a video and some other details, on their page that’s dedicated to the event, or you can just read below.

This is all happening outside our doors on Mill Avenue at the same time that our reception for Canalscape is happening inside the ASU Art Museum. The reception is FREE and open to everyone. Come inside to see this amazing project and what it could mean for our great city, plus food and beverages, music and a dance performance!

Thank you, Tempe (Tanya and crew) for letting me borrow your info.  Click the title link next to go straight to their site.



Green Street Tempe Party
Tuesday, November 10, 2009 | 6 – 9 p.m.

Tempe is taking it to the streets – in a big, green way. On Tuesday, Nov. 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. downtown Tempe is the place to be for some good, green fun! You can shop Tempe’s carbon-neutral Community Market, featuring products created by local artists, growers and crafters; hear some great local musicians and performers at Music on Mill, celebrating Tempe’s vibrant music history; or have Drinks and Discussion at one of Tempe’s many charming restaurants. You can also check out sustainable dog houses, see a green film, and visit ASU Art Museum’s Defining Sustainability exhibition – among a variety of other fun, sustainable activities.  Please visit our website periodically for more updates.

Defining Sustainability Art Exhibit
ASU Art Museum presents, Defining Sustainability, a series of dynamic and interactive projects that will come together at the ASU Art Museum and its Ceramics Research Center to illustrate sustainability ideas. Each exhibition or project tells a simple story, an artist’s proposal for green transportation or a designer’s solution for recycled shade structures, which together convey the complexity of sustaining life on earth. The diverse projects range in materials and format, and are installed throughout the ASU Art Museum to tell stories of environmental, social and cultural sustainability. Free bus services is available from Mill Ave. to the ASU Art Museum.

ASU LEEDing the way in green building design –

Drinks and Discussions
Enjoy drinks and discussion with an industry expert at one of Tempe’s many charming restaurants and patio lounges from 7 – 9 p.m.  Enter a raffle to win great prizes by giving your business card at any Drinks and Discussion location.  Increase your odds of winning by visiting all four Drinks and Discussion locations.  Locations include:

o        La Bocca Pizzeria & Wine Bar – 699 S. Mill Avenue –

o        Studio 5C – 200 E. 5th Street – Discussion topic: Integration of Sustainable Design in Moving Towards a Low-Carbon Future

o        House of Tricks– 114 E. 7th Street – Discussion topic: Think Globally, Eat Locally

o        Pho Thang Long – 414 S. Mill Avenue


Desert Doghouse Showcase & Auction
Teams of high school students will collaborate with professionals as they design and construct a sustainable doghouse.  Ten lucky students will be showcasing and auctioning off their creations at the Green Street Tempe party.  Auction will take place at 8 p.m.  All proceeds benefiting the Habitat for Humanity.

Green Film Showcase – Valley Art Theater, located in downtown Tempe on Mill Avenue, will be showcasing No Impact Man Nov. 6 through Nov 12.   Showtimes: 2:00 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 6:20 p.m., 8:30 p.m.

Live Music – Music on Mill
Musicians and performers, covering a gamut of musical genres, will activate the streets and give visitors a positive, unique experience.  Music on Mill is a nod to Tempe’s vibrant music history, and particularly Mill Avenue, where all of the venues were located that sprouted such bands as the Gin Blossoms, The Refreshments, Dead Hot Workshop and the Meat Puppets.

Market Garden – An important component to the Market on Mill, the Market Garden is being created to help offset the carbon footprint of the event and to providing a central downtown location where residents and schools can come and learn how to garden in the desert and how to live more sustainably on their own land or porch or terrace.  It will initially include micro greens and flowers for local restaurants and the Market on Mill.  Phase 1 of the garden should be completed by Nov. 10 for the Green Street Tempe Party.  The land proposed for the garden is the southwest corner of 5th Street and Forest Avenue.

Market on Mill & Green Scene
Tempe’s first carbon neutral, “green” Market on Mill and Green Scene will include products created by local artists, growers and crafters from the greater Tempe community.  The Phoenix Permaculture Guild will be onsite offering classes and demonstrations held in the MADCAP Theater, and a market booth to respond to sustainable gardening issues and provide information on how to “do-it-yourself.”

Transportation, Parking & Maps

For more information about the Green Street event please contact, (480) 858-2215 or e-mail  Visit to connect with the City of Tempe, follow us on Twitter and get our latest news!

November 10, 2009 at 5:11 pm

Cacti, Celery, Oranges, oh my!


Today I shot a stop motion animation with the help of John Spiak, Alison Sweet, Cory Weeks, and Julie Ganas at a swimming pool in Phoenix. Apparently I was killed by a band of vengeful potted cacti, my body dumped in the ice cold pool.

Luckily I was reincarnated in time to record and edit the audio track for the zombies in Zombies vs Vampires with Adam Murray. It’s 1:30am, we’re still at it.

Below we are recording sounds for zombies munching on limbs (celery and tapioca), and vampires sucking blood (orange). Adam made a temporary sound recording booth in my apartment using the mattress – which is fine since sleep is a distant memory:




November 10, 2009 at 8:30 am

November 2009

ASU Ceramics Research Center Library