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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-04-02 07:23
Subject: [child] The Child plays with an ice ball
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Last night while I was watching Ashes and Snow on DVD [ imdb ], [info]the_child came running into the house filled with glee because she had made this:


A water balloon, filled with water, then frozen. We spent about ten minutes playing with it. She handled it, we spun it in the bowl, we salted it and watch fractures form and chips fly off, we watched the melting take place. We discussed energy transfer, and crystalline structures, and the three phase states of matter (eliding the subject of plasma), and the relationship between heat and energy. All in all, an interesting set of teachable moments on a Friday evening.

Bracketed by the visceral, intense and contemplative beauty of Ashes and Snow.

Sometimes life really is for the win.

Photograph © 2011, Joseph E. Lake, Jr.

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User: chessdev
Date: 2011-04-02 14:35 (UTC)
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Hmmm -- that is a cool idea for something to show the kids.

I may try that with my own spud soon
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Kenneth Mark Hoover
User: kmarkhoover
Date: 2011-04-02 14:35 (UTC)
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that is pretty darn cool right there
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User: mlerules
Date: 2011-04-02 23:17 (UTC)
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Oh, Ashes & Snow = freaking AWESOME! I've not ever seen the DVD - unless 'twas the movie they played on a loop at the show?, in which case I have (and 'twas really neato), but I did get to spend an amazing day at the exhibit back when 'twas in Santa Monica several years (5?) ago.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-04-02 23:37 (UTC)
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I don't know if it's the loop or not. About 60 minutes long, all sepia toned images. Gorgeous, intense.
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Kari Sperring
User: la_marquise_de_
Date: 2011-04-03 10:40 (UTC)
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That is just fabulous.
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