Thursday, August 14, 2014

Papermaking With Fungi ~ Montana

Papermaking With Fungi ~ Western Montana Mycological Association ~ Montana
These photos were taken at one of many papermaking demonstrations sponsored in part by the WMMA. We have offered papermaking workshops at several WMMA symposia, using Fomitopsis pinicola and other common conks as the substrate for pulp.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Ready...Set..REGISTER !!!


Oguzhan Tugrul ~ 1955-2014

Oguzhan Tugrul ~ Turkey
The Washington Glass School
From now on, I'm going to speak like never i did before,
I'm going to act like never i did before
and I'm going to love like never i did before. Maybe,maybe if i did this before, this will be not happened. God knows...
Today, I'm here to tell something happened.
My lovely father has given his last breath to this world.
He can be left us alone in this world but he didn't. He left us something no one can buy with money. His Friendship with everyone.
He always helped people in need. With no expectation. He was always thinking others not himself and his behavior brought him right here. In grave. There is only one thing left we can do now. We can pray for him and let him know we loved him. God bless his soul.
- His son...Babursah

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Handmade Paper Workshop ~ Ohrid, Macedonia

The Handmade Paper Workshop ~ Ohrid, Macedonia
The tradition of making a paper in Macedonia begins from the second half of 16th century in the monastery of "St. Naum". It was used for internal needs in limited quantity.
The National Workshop for Handmade Paper "St. Kliment Ohridsky", Ohrid continues this tradition. It has started with work from Oct.23, 2002.
The workshop is placed in the magnificent part of the old city, next to the National Museum - Robev family house.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Internet Archive ~ S.F

Internet Archive ~ San Francisco ~ CA
The world renowned Internet Archive in S.F. will he hosting the Anita Lynn Forgach Keynote Lecture for the opening of the Paper On The Press Conference, Oct. 16-18, S.F. We are tremendously grateful to have the use of their grand auditorium for what promises to be a memorable lecture from Kathryn and Howard Clark of Twinrocker Paper, the evening of Oct. 16th.
The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, the print disabled, and the general public.

Friday, July 11, 2014

X Index On Censorship

X index : the voice of free expression 
Index on Censorship is an international organisation that promotes and defends the right to freedom of expression. The inspiration of poet Stephen Spender, Index was founded in 1972 to publish the untold stories of dissidents behind the Iron Curtain. Today, we fight for free speech around the world, challenging censorship whenever and wherever it occurs.
Index uses a unique combination of journalism, campaigning and advocacy to defend freedom of expression for those facing censorship and repression, including journalists, writers, social media users, bloggers, artists, politicians, scientists, academics, activists and citizens.
Index believes that free expression is the foundation of a free society and endorses Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states: “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression”.