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Ca-seed-ral (get it?)

The 2010 World’s Fair Expo, a showcase of modern technology and art, took place last week in Shanghai, China; Popular Science magazine has a cool story about a seed cathedral, built by a team from the U.K., and made up of approximately 60,000 seeds lit up by fiber optics:

The UK’s does everything right: an interesting, thoughtful (but not overwrought) concept, a form that matches that concept seamlessly, absolutely stunning visuals, a sense of humor, and practicality–it’s a comfortable place to be. You leave feeling not as if you’re personally acquainted with every person in the UK or the passions that lie at the heart of the country and its people (the king of all Expo cliches)–no, you leave wishing thanks to the Brits for giving you such a nice place to spend an hour or so. And that’s a good feeling.

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See the seed cathedral art gallery



Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces, built environments, and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.