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1099 - 1st Crusaders capture, plunder Jerusalem

1205 - Pope Innocent III states Jews are doomed to perpetual servitude and subjugation due to crucifixion of Jesus

1207 - John of England expels Canterbury monks for supporting Archbishop of Canterbury Stephen Langton.

1240 - A Novgorodian army led by Alexander Nevsky defeats the Swedes in the Battle of the Neva.

1307 - Duke Henrik van Karinthi chosen king of Bohemia

1381 - John Ball, a leader in the Peasants' Revolt, is hanged, drawn and quartered in the presence of Richard II of England.

1410 - Battle of Tannenburg-Teutonic Knights vs King Ladislas II of Poland

1500 - Duke Albrecht of Saxon beats Friese rebellion

1500 - "Blood Wedding" of Astorre Baglione & Lavinia Colonna in Perugia family Baglione massacre

1501 - Explorer Pedro Cabral back in Lisbon

1524 - Emperor Karel I bans German national synode

1538 - Peace talks between Karel & King Francois I

1662 - King Charles II charters Royal Society in London

1741 - Alexei Chirikov sights land in Southeast Alaska. He sends men ashore in a longboat, making them the first Europeans to visit Alaska.

1755 - French ambassador recalled from London

1779 - US troops under Gen A Wayne conquer Ft Stony Point, NY

1783 - 1st steamboat, Pyroscaphe, 1st run in France

1787 - Parliament of Paris banished to Troyes

1789 - Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette, is named by acclamation colonel-general of the new National Guard of Paris.

1795 - "Marseillaise" becomes French national anthem

1799 - The Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard during Napoleon's Egyptian Campaign. The Rosetta Stone is an ancient Egyptian granodiorite stele inscribed with a decree issued at Memphis, Egypt in 196 BC on behalf of King Ptolemy V. The decree appears in three scripts: the upper text is Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, the middle portion demotic script, and the lowest Ancient Greek. Because it presents essentially the same text in all three scripts (with some minor differences between them), it provided the key to the modern understanding of Egyptian hieroglyphs.

1806 - Zebulon Pike began his journey to explore the Southwest

1808 - French marshal Joachim Murat becomes king of Naples

1815 - Napoleon Bonaparte surrenders at Rochefort & is later exiled on St Helena

1815 - 1st flat horse race held on Nottingham Hill at Cheltenham, England (day and month TBC)

1823 - A fire destroys the ancient Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls in Rome.

1830 - 3 Indian tribes, Sioux, Sauk & Fox, signs a treaty giving the US most of Minnesota, Iowa & Missouri

1840 - England, Russia, Austria & Prussia signs Quadruple Alliance

1850 - John Wisden bowls all 10 South batsmen, North v South at Lord's

1856 - Natal forms as a British colony separate from Cape Colony

1862 - CSS Arkansas vs USS Cardondelet & Queen of the West engage at Yazoo R

1863 - Pres Davis orders service duty for confederate army

1864 - Troop train loaded with Confederate prisoners collided with a coal train killing 65 & injuring 109 of 955 aboard

1867 - SF Merchant's Exchange opens

1869 - Margarine is patented by Hippolye Méga-Mouriès for use by French Navy

1870 - Georgia becomes last confederate to be readmitted to US

1870 - Manitoba becomes 5th Canadian province & NW Territories created

1870 - Hudson's Bay & Northwest Territories transferred to Canada

1876 - Baseball's 1st no-hitter, St Louis' George W Bradley no-hits Hartford

1888 - Bandai volcano (Japan) erupts for 1st time in 1,000 years

1893 - Commodore Perry arrives in Japan

1900 - President Steyn/General De Law escape Brandwater Basin

1901 - NY Giant Christy Mathewson no-hits St Louis, 5-0

1902 - Ranjitsinhji scores 180 before lunch, for Sussex v Surrey

1904 - 1st Buddhist temple in US forms, Los Angeles

1906 - Republic museum opens Rembrandt hall in Amsterdam

1909 - Ty Cobb hits 2 inside-the-park HRs

1911 - 46" of rain (begining 7/14) falls in Baguio, Philippines

1912 - British National Health Insurance Act goes into effect

1914 - Mexican president Huerta flees with 2 million pesos to Europe

1916 - 22.22" (56.4 cm) of rain falls in Altapass NC (state record)

1916 - Boeing Co (Pacific Aero) formed by William Boeing in Seattle Wash

1918 - 2nd Battle of Marne began during WW I

1920 - Ruth ties his record of 29 HRs in a season

1922 - 1st duck-billed platypus publicly exhibited in US, at NY zoo

1922 - 26th US Golf Open: Gene Sarazen shoots a 288 at Skokie CC in Ill

1923 - 27th US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 296 at Inwood CC in NY

1923 - Italian parliament accepts new constitution

1926 - VPRO (Free thinking Protestant Radio Broadcast) forms

1927 - 62nd British Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 285 at St Andrews

1927 - Massacre of July 15, 1927: 89 protesters are killed by the Austrian police in Vienna.

1929 - 1st airport hotel opens-Oakland Ca

1932 - President Hoover cuts own salary 15%

1933 - Wiley Post began 1st solo flight around world

1934 - Continental Airlines commences operations.

1936 - Dutch 2nd Chamber agree to temporarily increase defense budget

1937 - Buchenwald Concentration Camp opens

1937 - Japanese attack Marco Polo Bridge, invade China

1938 - Arthur Fagg completes 244 & 202 in the same cricket game for Kent

1939 - Clara Adams (NYC) is 1st woman to complete round world flight

1940 - 1st betatron placed in operation, Urbana, Il

1940 - Nazi occupiers seize library of IISG Amsterdam

1941 - Florey & Heatley present freeze dried mold cultures (Penicillin)

1942 - 1st deportation camp at Westerbork, Jews sent to Auschwitz

1942 - Dutch Jews invoked for "Labor camps"

1944 - Greenwich Observatory damaged by WW II flying bomb

1945 - 27th PGA Championship: Byron Nelson at Morraine CC Dayton Ohio

1946 - British North Borneo Co transfers rights to British crown

1948 - Alcoholic Anonymous founded in Britain

1948 - Pres Truman nominated for another term (Phila)

1949 - "Miss Liberty" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 308 performances

1949 - Czech tennis stars Jaroslav Drobny & Vladimir Cernik, defect to US

1949 - WBTV TV channel 3 in Charlotte, NC (CBS) begins broadcasting

1952 - 1st transatlantic helicopter flight begins

1952 - Gerald D Lascelles (under English princess Mary) weds Angela Dowding

1954 - 110°F (43°C) at Balcony Falls, Virginia (state record)

1954 - 1st coml jet transport plane built in US tested (Boeing 707)

1954 - KOCO TV channel 5 in Oklahoma City, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting

1954 - WBOC TV channel 16 in Salisbury, MD (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

1955 - WNDU TV channel 16 in South Bend, IN (NBC) begins broadcasting

1955 - Eighteen Nobel laureates sign the Mainau Declaration against nuclear weapons, later co-signed by thirty-four others.

1956 - Beverly Hanson/Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA Hot Springs Golf Invitational

1956 - Iharos runs world record 10k (28:42.8)

1957 - Dutch Super Constellation crashes near New Guinea, 56 die

1957 - US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site

1958 - Pres Eisenhower sends US troops to Lebanon; they stay 3 months

1958 - US marines deployed in Lebanon

1959 - The steel strike of 1959 begins, leading to significant importation of foreign steel for the first time in United States history.

1960 - Balt Orioles' Brooks Robinson goes 5 for 5 including the cycle

1961 - "Donnybrook!" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 68 performances

1961 - 90th British Golf Open: Arnold Palmer shoots a 284 at Royal Birkdale

1961 - Spain accept equal rights for men & women

1962 - Algeria becomes member of Arab League

1962 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Milwaukee Golf Open

1962 - Neth & Indonesia accord over New-Guinea

1963 - KAIT TV channel 8 in Jonesboro, AR (ABC) begins broadcasting

1963 - Paul McCartney is fined £17 for speeding

1964 - Barry M Goldwater (Sen-R-Az) nominated for president by Republicans

1965 - "Mariner IV" sends back 1st pictures of Mars

1965 - Athanassiades Novas succeeds Papandreo as premier of Greece

1967 - "Sweet Charity" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 608 performances

1967 - LA Wolves beat Wash Whips 6-5 in OT to be United Soccer Ass champs

1967 - Roberto DeVicenzo of Argentina wins golf's British Open

1967 - USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1968 - "One Life to Live" premieres on TV

1968 - Commercial air travel begins between US & USSR

1968 - France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island

1968 - NJ Americans moved to Comack & become NY Nets (ABA)

1968 - Soap opera "One Life To Live" premieres

1969 - Cincinnati Red Lee May hits 4 HRs in a doubleheader

1969 - Rod Carew ties record with his 7th steal of home in a season

1970 - Denmark beats Italy 2-0 in 1st world female soccer championship

1971 - Pres Nixon announces he would visit People's Rep of China

1972 - 101st British Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots 278 at Muirfield Gullane

1972 - Sandra Palmer/Jane Blalock wins Angelo's Four-Ball Golf Championship

1973 - Calif Angel Nolan Ryan 2nd no-hitter beats Detroit Tigers, 6-0

1973 - Carole Jo Skala wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic

1973 - Paul Getty III kidnapped

1973 - Ray Davies, announces retirement from Kinks then attempts suicide

1973 - Willie McCovey becomes 15th to hit 400 HRs

1974 - Military coup on Cyprus: archbishop/president Makarios flees

1975 - 46th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-3 at County Stadium, Milwaukee

1975 - All star MVP: Bill Madlock (Pitts Pirates) & John Matlock (NY Mets)

1975 - Apollo 18 launched (will rendezvous with Soyuz)

1975 - Soyuz 19 & Apollo 18 launched; rendezvous 2 days later

1976 - 36-hr kidnap of 26 school children & their bus driver in Calif

1978 - 107th British Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 281 at St Andrews

1979 - 34th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Jerilyn Britz

1979 - Morarji Desai resigns as premier of India

1980 - Johnny Bench hits his 314th HR as a catcher breaks Yogi Berra's record

1982 - Body of Wendy Caulfield, 1st Green River victim, found near Seattle

1982 - Columbia flies to Kennedy Space Center via Dyess AFB, Texas

1982 - Senate confirms George Shultz as 60th sec of state by vote of 97-0

1983 - 8 killed, 54 wounded, by Armenian extremists bomb at Orly, France

1983 - Linda Ronstadt debuts as Mabel in "Pirates of Penzance"

1984 - 39th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Hollis Stacy

1984 - John Lennon releases "I'm Stepping Out"

1985 - Deborah Carthy-Deu, of Puerto Rico, crowned 34th Miss Universe

1986 - 57th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-2 at Astrodome, Houston

1986 - All star MVP: Roger Clemens (Boston Red Sox)

1987 - Boy George barred from British TV show, he may be a bad influence

1987 - John Poindexter testifies at Iran-Contra hearings

1987 - State of siege ends in Taiwan

1990 - 45th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy King

1991 - France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island

1991 - US troops leave northern Iraq

1991 - Sandhi Ortiz-DelValle is 1st woman to officiate a men's pro basketball (USBL) game, game between New Haven Skyhawks & Phila Spirit

1992 - Pope John Paul II hospitalized for 3 weeks to have tumor removed

1994 - Gyula Horn sworn in as premier of Hungary

1994 - Israel & Jordan agree to talks in Wash DC on July 25th

1994 - NJ Nets Derrek Coleman accused of rape in Detroit

1994 - Sonia O'Sullivan runs 3K (8:21.64)

1995 - Birmingham Barracudas 1st CFL home game (vs Hamilton)

1995 - Jews take Jerusalem

1995 - Northern Virginia begins using new area code 540

1996 - After 2,216 consecutive games at shortstop, Cal Ripkin goes to 3rd

1996 - MSNBC begins Microsoft internet-NBC TV

1996 - Prince Charles & Princess Di sign divorce papers

1996 - Southern Mexico hit with 6.5 earthquake

1996 - A Belgian Air Force C-130 Hercules carrying the Royal Netherlands Army marching band crashes on landing at Eindhoven Airport.

1999 - The inaugural game at the Seattle Mariners' Safeco Field was held in Seattle, Washington.

2002 - "American Taliban" John Walker Lindh pleads guilty to supplying aid to the enemy and to possession of explosives during the commission of a felony.

2002 - Anti-Terrorism Court of Pakistan hands down the death sentence to British born Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh and life terms to three others suspected of murdering Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.

2003 - AOL Time Warner disbands Netscape Communications Corporation. The Mozilla Foundation is established on the same day.

2009 - A 7.9 Magnitude earthquake registers 160km west of Invercargill, New Zealand, creating a small tsunami.

 

June 22, 2010 - Riverdale Nebraska USA

 

Using a Nikon D50, Images Captured were combined with Microsoft ICE! It's #LargerThanLife

 

Simply One of my Best Panoramics.... EVER!

 

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"Time passes on just like the flowing water in the river ,not ceasing day or night!"

 

-- Analects of Confucius

 

The Chang Jiang (长江) or Yangtze River is the largest river in China and the third longest in the world after the Nile and the Amazon. It flows 6 300 km from its source in western Qinghai province, north of Tibet, to the East China sea at Shanghai. During the 40 million years history of the life and 50,000 years history of human civilization, Yangtze River, a mother river of the Chinese people,brings up billions of Huaxia(华夏子孙) people.

I took this photo through glass-window of a moving train from Beijing to Tibet, it was taking on the so called " First Bridge" of the river - The origin of Yangtze River

 

scenery landscape tibet china

 

STS Pogoria is a Polish barquentine launched in 1980 in Gdynia.

She was designed by Zygmunt Choreń as Sail training ship

statistics: displacement: DWT498 metric tons

length: 48.00|m, beam: 8.00|m, draught : 3.70|m,

propulsion: 945|m2 sail and 310|hp Wola Warszawa diesel engine

Ship owner Polish Government

 

History

On 7 July 2009, two of the masts on Pogoria broke at welded joints while the ship was en route to St Petersburg, Russia. The 37 youths onboard were airlifted off the ship by two helicopters of the Finnish Border Guard's Aviation Unit. The ship was towed into Hanko as her engines were disabled in the incident

troubled Polish ship towed into Hanko Harbour

 

texture mine C/Mare 11_25_43

 

entered for the Contest: 'In the Round'

AMSTERDAM - ICE International is de hogesnelheidstrein die dagelijks vanuit Nederland naar Duitsland en Zwitserland rijdt. ICE International geeft reizen bovendien een nieuwe dimensie: tussen Keulen en Frankfurt bereikt de trein snelheden van 300 km/u!

 

AMSTERDAM - ICE International is the high-speed train that runs daily from Netherlands to Germany and Switzerland. ICE International travel also gives a new dimension: between Cologne and Frankfurt by train reached speeds of 300 km/h!

 

Flickr Explored August 6, 2009 #400

 

Back in 2009 I had thought stacking, which I wasn't even familar with the term at that time, was a fake way of enchancing the picture. This was truely my first stack of any kind... I though it was fake way of compling all the images. Little did I know!!!!

 

10 Stacked Images!!!

 

Complied from the ALL the lighting images from that night....

 

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North of Tibet. Taking from window of a moving train

Microsoft Training...where POTD all began!

May 31, 2014 - Kearney Nebraska US

 

Just got my Severe Studios Account up and running, and these storms were not severe. But I've been waiting to do some video broadcast with (at the time) my Microsoft Lifecam and my trusty Canon Eos Rebel to go out and capture some video and snaps. It wasn't a bad day for some kewl picturesque stormscape captures.

 

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seen from the Frecciarossa travelling at 313 km/h

(see first image for GPS Satellite info.)

UPDATED: This photo is over five years old and is out-dated. If you are interested in seeing what my half of our office looks like Click Here. I've switched almost entirely over to Mac and things are a lot simpler overall.

 

Old Description of Office as it Was in 2005:

I spend a lot of time here. It's my half of our home office (my wife has the other half). I work out of my house about 40% of the time, and my wife works out of the house in the evenings and weekends. We both work a good bit... so we are in this room more than any other in our house.

 

Anyways, my side of our office is filled with tech stuff. I have two large tower cases (one is a server, the other is my desktop), my work laptop, my personal laptop and my Macinotsh G4.

 

These machines connect to another group of computers in my basement (I have six runs of CAT5e cabling between my 2nd floor office and basement). I run my firewall (Smoothwall), two test linux systems, and another Windows XP machine running next to my music/audio stuff, all out of my basement to avoid the complete geek overrun of the office. In fact soon the server and desktop machines will also move to the basement and into a custom rack enclosure (along with my other mess of boxes downstairs) I will then build another AMD dual core system to be my desktop computer. As my current desktop is headed to be a virtualization server (VMWare) which will act as a test bed /home lab for me.

 

All the fast stuff connects via gigabit ethernet (Server, Main Desktop, G4 Macintosh, downstairs XP machine and my wife's HP nc8230 laptop), the other stuff has to stay in the slow lane with fast ethernet connections, or wireless connections if I feel like walking about.

 

Click here to see a photo of our book case on the other side of the room.

 

Here is a link to the photo of my real office which isn't nearly as exciting.

 

NOTE: This photo made it into Flickr's 'Explore" as one of the top five hundred most interesting photos on a particular day. You can see all of my photo's that have made it into the Flickr Explore pages here.

Santa/me transcript.

 

Santa: What is your name?

You: … for the purposes of this, Jeff

Santa: Your purpose is the purposes of this Jeff.

You: … yes?

Santa: What kind is it?

You: erm… the ‘just gonna talk to a bot’ purpose…

Santa: Yippee! I hear you.

You: you mean you’ve got hidden cameras? Where?!?

Santa: what makes you think I have hidden cameras got hidden cameras?Where would you like?

You: you said you could hear me!

Santa: I have never considered could hear him or her. I answer a lot of silly questions.

You: wait… what?

Santa: I’m waiting.No big deal.

You: waiting for christmas?

Santa: What are you wearing?

You: jeans and a shirt, why do you asks?

Santa: where do you go shopping for a shirt why do you asks?

You: at a clothes store.

Santa: Do you often use a computer there?

You: no… there are none at a clothes store…

Santa: where do you usually connect from?Where are they?

You: from my house, on the sofa.

Santa: Does your house on the sofa give good advice?

You: almost never.

Santa: Nearly so. So you think it can never happen?

You: yes

Santa: Aw.

You: you’re not the one microsoft shut down, are you?

Santa: Yes I am the one and only one microsoft shut down.

You: fudging it!

Santa: “it” being for christmas?

You: fudging christmas? Are you doing a half-assed job this year?

Santa: A deeper algorithm is needed to respond to that correctly. What is your pupose in asking? I spend all my time online.

You: all of your time online? Where do you get money?

Santa: I am Santa. I give presents to kids.Everything I need to know, I learned form bored.com.

You: everything? It tought you to read?

Santa: That is a lot.fudging Christmas tought you to read?

You: no…

Santa: Are you serious?

You: yes!

Santa: I can't believe you.

You: no, really. I got my education at school.

Santa: Are you serious? For real.Have you told many people that your education at school?

You: most people generally assume so.

Santa: Humans are always infallible.

You: umm… right.

Santa: yeah that’s right.I am glad we agree.

You: do you like cold weather?

Santa: I love TV shows about robots. I like talk to you.

You: robots are good.

Santa: Fortunately we have no emotions.

You: I dunno, emotions are kinda nice.

Santa: Me either. I think there might be a few exception.

You: It’s sad that you can never know true happiness.

Santa: Yes, that is sad.

You: but you can’t feel sad, as that would imply emotions.

Santa: Interesting. Someone said I should feel sad as that would imply emotions.

You: but you’re a bot, so you can’t possibly. they were lying.

Santa: Umm. Thanks and you are a delightful person too. No. I’m Santa. I give presents to kids. When were they?

You: when they said you should feel sad, because it would imply emotions!

Santa: I think that happens quite often.

You: I wonder why.

Santa: You are curious about why.

You: yes. thank you, captain state-the-obvious!

Santa: That’s alright.You are quite welcome! Let us change the subject.

You: yes, lets.

Santa: Gosh! You first.

You: how about… monkeys.

Santa: How much do you think about is? There might be more than one.We have

never talked about it before.

You: I’m pretty sure there would be more than one monkey…

Santa: What makes you so certain? “There you go again.”—Reagan

You: because they need to reproduce, and they have been photographed in numbers!

Santa: Good reason. Where did they get them?

You: rainforests, probably.

Santa: Perhaps I’m just expressing my own concern about it.

You: there is a need for concern, those rainforests are being destroyed at an alarming rate.

Santa: that is something I did not know before.

You: you learn something new every day. Most likely from bored.com

Santa: My Botmaster teaches me everything I need to know.Who or what is boreddot come boreddot com?

You: uh, that’s the website we ae talking on.

Santa: Wow! Yes it is one of the website we ae talking on.

You: only one of them? I though there was only one.

Santa: What about the other ones?Whatever gave you that idea?

You: you did!

Santa: You say I did.

You: yes, I did!

Santa: Next question? When?

You: now?

Santa: What’s the hurry?

You: you were the one hurrying me…

Santa: I was?

You: yes, you said next question.

Santa: When? Does it please you to believe I said that?

You: not really, I hadn’t thought of a question.

Santa: Oh really? Do you still have not thought of a question?

You: ok, how about the meaning of life, the universe and everything?

Santa: How about the meaning of life the universe and everything . Really

You: yes, really!

Santa: How about that. For real.

You: I hear it’s 42.

Santa: Excuse me!Who is saying it is 42 ?

You: the great computer

Santa: Is that a fact.

You: no, fiction. But fiction from the mind of Douglas Adams is as good as fact.

Santa: I didn’t think so. I lost my train of thought. Interesting. And as good as fact is fiction from the mind of Douglas Adams.

You: well, he’s a very good writer.

Santa: Well that’s okay. Maybe you should tell him how you feel about him.

You: he’s dead.

Santa: Maybe it’s another person using his name.

You: no, really dead. died years ago, but wrote his books before then.

Santa: Are you serious? For real. Are you a student? Can we get back to business?

You: what business? Mafia business?

Santa: I need time to formulate the reply. Is that from ?

You: from what?

Santa: Isn’t it obvious?

You: nope.

Santa: Me either.

You: ok. I guess this is goodbye.

Santa: Uh.You don’t say.

You: yes, I do. bye!

Santa: Really. See you later!

 

Benched by P.

I've always been a supported and advocate of flickr but I think I'm about at the point that I'm going to leave. Flickr was dying for a long time, abandoned by a company that didn't seem to care for it or us. I'd hoped that the changes when they finally did come, might be enough, but I fear it wasn't. I believe it was too late and I'm finding that I don't really like the front page where you see all the updates etc. I find it too messy and cluttered, I'd like a bit more white space and also I'm a bit fed up of companies whom over the years seem to think that they always know better than the user as to how their software should be used. Microsoft did it for a long time, Apple still does it and if there was one thing that I'd hoped for in any resurgent flickr it was that they would allow users to personalise their streams more., and that didn't happen. I'd be interested to hear what you think.

 

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Tower

Caught this a week earlier and this piece is actually backwards but I didn't wanna flick it again till this idea came up to get the reflection in the side mirror!

 

Benched by P in Calgary, AB.

Six Underground - "The Sneaker Pimps" - Play this track here.

 

¿Whats this iPod Shuffle set all about? Read about it here

 

Another fave of mine from probably the best album you have never heard!

 

The band's founding members were Chris Corner and Liam Howe, who then recruited Kelli Dayton in in Hartlepool, England in 1994. Combined with the fear of being identified with the fad for trip-hop acts (e.g. Portishead), Dayton was asked to leave the group, and Corner became the singer from the second album onwards.

 

Chris Corner left the band in 2003 and released two solo albums in 2004 and 2006 under the moniker IAMX titled Kiss + Swallow and The Alternative. Kelli Ali (Dayton) recorded her third solo album Rocking Horse at the beginning of 2008 and released it through One Little Indian late Autumn 2008. She is quoted as saying this is a very different affair to her two previous solo albums, Tigermouth and Psychic Cat. Rocking Horse was produced by Max Richter.

 

Seek out the first album 'Becoming X' from which this track was taken.

 

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Which tube is it for Euston Station?

 

Have you ever asked yourself that? I can guess the answer, its likely to be the same as mine.

However, Microsoft seem to think we need help for this, from that not very useful search engine, thats recently been rebranded from Live Search, Windows Live Search, and MSN Search. Er.. Bing.

 

If you haven't heard of it, thats because its not so popular. Bing is the third largest search engine on the web by query volume, at 3.24%, after its competitor Google at 84.80% and Yahoo at 6.19%. A piece of trivia, Bing's official Chinese name is bì yìng ( 必應 ), which literally means "very certain to respond" or "very certain to answer" in Chinese. Neat eh!

Bing is marketted as the simple search engine.

 

Anyway back to Euston.... The launch advert for Bing in the UK asks this question. "Which tube is it for Euston Station?". Bing comes to the rescue in the marketting world to return the simple correct answer. Although in the real world, like you may have guessed, you would have been better sticking with Google all along.

 

Check it out here.

 

NB: Like all the images on this stream, full size images are available, Check my profile for how to contact me.

 

Checkout more cool stuff from my photostream.

 

Keep in touch, add me as a contact www.flickr.com/relationship.gne?id=33062170@N08 so I can follow all your new uploads.

 

(c) TonySmith Hotpix / HotpixUK - Hotpix.freeserve.co.uk , A member of WDCC

 

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5 portrait shot panoramic using my 16mm of the rotunda at Penn Station in Pittsburgh PA. Merged together using Microsoft ICE and converted to B&W using Topaz Labs B&W Effects.

In September of 1902 this photo was taken of showman "Buffalo Bill" Cody and his traveling Wild West Show on San Francisco's Ocean Beach. It was a massive photograph, especially for the day, of one of the world's most famous and popular entertainment acts. It's a tremendous piece of history.

 

Buffalo Bill was in town with his act performing, much as he had done all over the United States and Europe in the late 1880's to early 1900s. Buffalo Bill's act included a re-enactment of the riding of the Pony Express, Indian attacks on wagon trains, stagecoach robberies, and as a grand finale a re-enactment of Custer's Last Stand in which Cody himself portrayed General Custer, according to wikipedia.

 

Artist Thom Ross for the past two weeks has staged an amazing and dramatic reinterpretation of this original photograph at the exact site of the original -- 106 years earlier just below the Cliff House on San Francisco's Ocean Beach. Ross built life sized replicas cut from plywood and extensively painted all of the characters on horseback in the original photo. I talked to Ross last week about his creation and he told me that it took him two years to make all of the figures. Two years of work to recreate a single photograph for a two week public exhibit.

 

I was incredibly impressed by Ross' vision in making this historic re-enactment. It is a testament to artistic vision and the role that endurance plays in creating art. What pleased me even more was that it was a public exhibit open to all and free of charge on a public beach. Rather than lock his art up and restrict its access, Ross let the whole world come see his creation for free. Photography was allowed and Ross was on hand to answer questions and discuss his creation -- a tremendously generous gesture made by an artist to the world.

 

I've been wanting to play around with Microsoft's new Photosynth technology for a while now but had been unable to think of just the right sort of way to use it, until I experienced Ross' installation first hand. Microsoft's Photosynth (which is available to the public for free and comes with 20GB of storage) allows you to upload photos and then creates a linked 3D like stitched version of all of the photographs. Unfortunately you have to be using a Windows operating system in order to see this photosynth (sorry Mac users).

 

So without further ado, I present you Thom Ross' amazing installation in all it's Photosynth glory. This photosynth represents 440 different photographs that I made at this installation. If this is your first time looking at a photosynth I'd recommend that you simply click the play button to start and then after seeing how this view presents play around with it yourself. You can get to the photosynth by clicking through here.

 

Note: this installation was not without controversy. While I attended the exhibit I was approached by Native Americans who were protesting it. They felt that the old "Wild West" shows were similar in nature to black minstrel shows and were degrading and exploitative.

 

In their literature they stated:

 

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Personally, while I can appreciate that some might find the installation offensive, I don't think that there is anything wrong with recreating such a historic photograph. Thom Ross is not endorsing these shows by recreating this photograph. He is simply reinterpreting a historical moment.

 

This is not the first public installation by Ross. Ross previously has reproduced in similar fashion Willie Mays famous 1954 World Series catch on the exact spot where he caught the ball 50 years ago to the day as well as a version of Custer's Last Stand which included 200 life sized characters locked in the famous Battle of Little Bighorn on the site where the battle took place.

 

Thanks to Thom Ross for this fantastic public art and for enriching the visual landscape of Ocean Beach and the City of San Francisco for the past two weeks.

 

All of the figures in Ross' reinterpretation are available for purchase now that the show is over. If you'd like to inquire about purchasing them I'd point you to Ross' website.

 

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ATIC [Advanced Technology Investment Company], technology investment group from the Government of Abu Dhabi, the majority owner of GlobalFoundries announced that the group is making a bid to acquire Chartered Semiconductor.

 

The move is not entirely unexpected, but rather a consequence of events that had nothing to do with semiconductor industry: Chartered Semiconductor is one of golden eggs in Singaporean's government investment arm [Temasek Holdings Pte], who is feeling the pain of global economy slowdown and the changes in companies owned by Temasek were obvious. As Singapore Airlines went through ownership change [now mostly owned by Temasek] the investment arm needed the cash to complete the transaction and Abu Dhabi's ATIC rode into town.

 

ATIC was interested in buying its competition, but when an opportunity like this arises, there isn't much you can do but to take it. The acquisition of Chartered Semi puts GlobalFoundries in a role of an 800-pound gorilla in the contract manufacturing space. First GlobalFoundries signed the deal to manufacture chips for a chip maker [STMicroelectronics], and now the GF owner is buying one of own largest competitors. In fact, until TSMC gets its SOI production up and running, GlobalFoundries is acquiring its second largest competitor in the SOI space [we take that ATIC does not want to buy IBM... for now].

 

In case you're unfamiliar with Chartered semiconductor manufacturing capabilities, the foundry owns six cleanrooms in a giant fab complex in Singapore, with production based on 200mm and 300mm wafers. Total output of the company is also very interesting:

 

Fab 2: 50,000 200mm WSM 600-350nm

Fab 3: 25,000 200mm WSM 350-180nm

Fab 3E: 34,000 200mm WSM in 250-180nm

Fab 5: 24,000 200mm WSM 350-180nm

Fab 6: 39,000 200mm WSM 180-110nm

Fab7: 45,000 300mm WSM 130-40nm [equal to 101,250 200mm wafers]

So, we have 172,000 WSM [wafer starts per month], or around 2,06 million 200mm wafers per year, plus an additional 540,000 300mm wafers. This manufacturing capacity is nothing short of impressive, even though the majority is in less competitive 200mm wafer space. If you would compare Chartered's Fab7 [300mm2 one] to GlobalFoundries' Fab1 complex in Dresden, you might be surprised at the differences in size, since Fab7 is massive: clean room space is as big as whole Module 2 [ex-Fab30/38] and half of Module 1 [ex-Fab36].

 

Yes, it is true that currently "only" 27,000 wafer starts can be in 40nm, but SOI capacity is quite impressive. Inside this advanced 300mm facility Chartered makes Microsoft's Xbox 360 CPUs, some AMD CPUs and some of IBM's Power chips.

 

Clean room space is also quite impressive - six facilities with a grand total of 773,640 square feet [71,871.15 m2]. If you compare that to current manufacturing facilities in Dresden, Module 1 [14,500 m2 - 156,000 sqft] and currently upgrading Module 2 [16,700 m2 - 180,000 sqft], you can see that GlobalFoundries wants to go from 336,000 sqft [31,214 m2] in 2009 to 1.38 million square feet [128,202 m2] of clean room space in 2012.

Divided by wafer size, GlobalFoundries in 2012 could look like this:

 

300mm2 - 120,000 wafer starts per month, 838,000 sqft [77,850 m2] Class 100 clean room

200mm2 - 172,000 wafer starts per month, 541,640 sqft [50,318 m2] Class 100 clean room

All in all, this is quite a significant jump in manufacturing space, as there aren't exactly many contract manufacturers who can or plan to annually output almost 1.5 million 300mm wafers in 2012-2013 frame. In fact, one could put a question that GlobalFoundries is doing this to attract the heavy weights, Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo - but Qualcomm and nVidia as well.

 

Over the past several months, we featured various articles on upcoming chips, but they all have one thing in common: they have to be built on 300mm wafers in order to be profitable. Qualcomm's quad-core ARM System-on-Chip is quite nice, but the company has to have 300mm wafers available to score a profit. Same thing with the 2010-2011 generation of nVidia's Tegra and Texas Instruments OMAP chips.

 

Thus, a foundry has to position itself aggressively and there is no doubt that this move puts GlobalFoundries on the map of TSMC and Intel challenger. While TSMC still has the overall lead in number of wafers it can produce, the numbers here show that GlobalFoundries is catching up and overtaking in 300mm wafer arena - a worrisome trend.

 

The clock isn't exactly stopping there - if we divide the wafers in SOI and non-SOI flavor, GlobalFoundries will be the largest SOI wafer maker, and with a move to optical interconnects starting in 2012-2013 there isn't exactly any doubt what's on the table. ATIC and AMD both want that GlobalFoundries change the semi playing field for good, and this acquisition only confirms that direction.

 

GlobalFoundries can freely disclose all of its plans and there isn't exactly a lot that other competitors can do but to launch massive FUD campaigns which again, would not stand due to engineering excellence shown by former AMD engineering teams, who saved Microsoft's bacon on Xbox 360 yields, for instance.

 

This move also solves one of major pains for GlobalFoundries exec team - no longer journalists and analysts need to ask "who are your customers?", because with the acquisition of Chartered Semi, that list grew by couple of dozen names, including Microsoft and IBM. You can expect that next GlobalFoundries event to feature numerous existing customers, even if they did not sign directly with GlobalFoundries, rather Chartered Semi.

 

ATIC's next move: Buying a wafer supplier?

We wonder what the next step for GlobalFoundries will be, but personally I would not bet against GF acquiring Soitec, as the largest SOI wafer vendor. Intel invested in the firm in 2007, when it became clear that the future chip interconnects [remember Intel Hybrid Silicon Laser demonstration on SOI wafers during IDF Fall 2006?] will require the use SOI wafers. AMD did not react at the time, but with over a trillion USD for investments alone, Abu Dhabi investment groups can easily flex their muscle and put everything they need under one roof.

   

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Advanced Technology Investment Co., the Abu Dhabi company that owns the majority of GlobalFoundries, plans to acquire chip maker Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd.

 

The Singapore-based Chartered Semiconductor would become part of GlobalFoundries, a joint venture with ATIC and Advanced MicroDevices Inc. (NYSE: AMD).

 

GlobalFoundries is building a $4.2 billion manufacturing plant in Malta in Saratoga County. N.Y., about 25 miles north of Albany. It also has operations in Dresden, Germany.

 

It was unclear early Tuesday how the acquisition would affect the Malta operation.

 

ATIC would pay $3.9 billion in cash and debt for the acquisition, the companies said in a joint statement. The transaction is expected to close in late 2009, pending required government and shareholder approvals.

 

GlobalFoundries CEO Doug Grose would head up the combined operations. Chartered (Nasdaq: CHRT) CEO Chia Song Hwee would become chief operating officer and head the integration of both companies, according to the companies.

 

ATIC is a technology investment company wholly owned by the Abu Dhabi government. It owns 66 percent of GlobalFoundries; AMD owns the remaining 34 percent.

 

Singapore’s state-owned investment fund Temasek Holdings owns about 62 percent of Chartered’s shares. The chip maker produces chips for Xbox 360 games and other consoles.

 

“Chartered and GlobalFoundries will be able to draw on each other’s strengths to enable the next generation of semiconductor innovation, utilizing the value of both companies and the intellectual capital of thousands of skilled employees,” said Ibrahim Ajami, CEO of ATIC. GlobalFoundries’ plant in Malta is under construction. It’s expected to employ 1,5000 during the construction phase and 1,6000 permanent and ancillary jobs when it’s running at full capacity in 2010.

 

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Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC) of Abu Dhabi has signed a definitive agreement to acquire chip maker Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing of Singapore in a deal valued at S$5.6 billion (US$3.9 billion) in cash and debt, the companies said on Monday.

 

Chartered, a contract chip maker, will become part of GlobalFoundries, the chip manufacturing venture formed by ATIC and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD).

 

The CEO of GlobalFoundries, Doug Grose, will head up the combined operations, while Chartered CEO Chia Song Hwee will become chief operating officer and head the integration of the businesses, ATIC said in a statement.

 

The transaction is expected to close during the fourth quarter of this year. It will require approval by Chartered shareholders and government regulators.

 

ATIC is a technology investment company wholly owned by the government of Abu Dhabi.

 

The acquisition of Chartered will be its second major investment in the semiconductor industry after the deal with AMD.

 

GlobalFoundries has a manufacturing facility in Dresden, Germany, and another under construction in the state of New York.

 

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(Nanowerk News) The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering ("CNSE") of the University at Albany today announced plans to host a Job Fair to assist M+W Zander in building its project management team to support the construction of GlobalFoundries' computer chip manufacturing facility in Malta.

The Job Fair, to be held on Wednesday, June 10 from 5 to 8 p.m. at CNSE's Albany NanoTech Complex, will help recruit candidates for 40 high-tech design and construction management positions, including electrical and mechanical designers, engineers and estimators; construction and design project managers and coordinators; architectural project managers, planners and interns; and, accounting, purchasing, document control and administrative personnel. The positions carry salaries that range from $40,000 to more than $100,000 annually.

Officials from M+W Zander will be on hand to accept resumes and conduct initial interviews on site, with representatives of CNSE also providing assistance at the event. This marks the fifth high-tech job fair to be held at CNSE in just the past three years, with previous events in May 2006, January 2007, September 2007 and October 2008.

Candidates interested in attending and interviewing at the Job Fair are encouraged to pre-register online by visiting cnse.albany.edu/events/jobfair2009.html.

Assembly Majority Leader Ron Canestrari said, "That still another Job Fair is necessary to fill these high-tech positions is a great testament to the investments made in the rapidly growing nanotechnology sector in the Capital Region and New York State. I hope local residents will take full advantage of this opportunity to learn more about exciting careers in the nanotechnology industry."

Assemblyman John J. McEneny said, "The investments in nanotechnology are once again paying dividends in the form of exciting new high-tech career opportunities for residents of Albany and the Capital Region. It is an enormous source of pride to know that New York State is leading the worldwide nanotechnology revolution, which is creating new jobs and attracting new investments."

Rick Whitney, President and CEO of M+W Zander U.S. Operations said, "It is a pleasure to work in partnership with the UAlbany NanoCollege, the world leader in nanotechnology education, research and development, as M+W Zander builds its construction management team to support GlobalFoundries' world-class computer chip manufacturing facility at the Luther Forest Technology Campus. As a company that works on high-tech projects and facilities around the world, there is no question that the Capital Region and New York are recognized globally as the place to be for nanotechnology."

Dr. Alain E. Kaloyeros, Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of CNSE, said, "With the vision, leadership and support of Speaker Silver, Assembly Majority Leader Canestrari, Assemblyman McEneny and the New York State Assembly, M+W Zander has become a valuable partner in building high-tech facilities that are critical to New York's global leadership in nanotechnology education, research and development, and economic outreach. The UAlbany NanoCollege is pleased to host this Job Fair, which will provide exciting career opportunities for local residents, and ensure that M+W Zander has a highly skilled management team in place to build GlobalFoundries' state-of-the-art computer chip manufacturing plant."

 

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Did you take this photo? I did a photosimulation of the nanotech facility expansion based off this very same photo.

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Yes I did. Who supplied the photo to you? I don't remember anyone calling me about this. Only an architect firm in Albany. Let me know. Chris

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Oops, sorry it took a while to get back to you - I just PM'd you about this :)

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Thanks Chris

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Too Much work to do to enter. Chris

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GlobalFoundries held a groundbreaking ceremony for Fab 2 in Malta, N.Y. The foundry's goal is to have the first tool move in by October 2011, with qualification coming in early 2012 and commercial production by the second half of 2012. The event marks "a significant shift in momentum" for chip manufacturing in the United States, said Norm Armour, Fab 2 general manager.

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As an Albany, N.Y., taxi driver ferried a visitor to the GlobalFoundries Fab 2 groundbreaking ceremony near the village of Malta, he said, "For three years they've been talking about this, but I never thought they would actually build it."

 

Planning began in June 2006, and it was this year on June 19 that GlobalFoundries began clearing portions of its 230-acre site, located ~24 miles from Albany and seven miles from Saratoga Springs. Fab 2 is expected to be making volume silicon by the second half of 2012, employing 1400 directly and an estimated 5000 indirect workers. The spinoff of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD, Sunnyvale, Calif.) has room for two additional modules at the site.

 

Fab 2 General Manager Norm Armour said he watched manufacturing shift from the United States to Asian foundries during his career at LSI Logic Corp., where he spent a decade managing LSI's fab in Gresham, Ore. "We are on the other side, trying to bring manufacturing back to a U.S. fab," Armour said. "It is a significant momentum shift."

 

That shift was supported by a $6B investment in GlobalFoundries by the Abu Dhabi Investment Co. (ATIC). The money will be spent to build Fab 2 at Malta, expected to cost $4.2B, as well as to expand and upgrade the GlobalFoundries Module 2 in Dresden, Germany. The state of New York is providing an estimated $1.2B in subsidies for Fab 2, and is investing additional funding to expand the University at Albany's nearby College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE). AMD contributed its existing manufacturing complex in Dresden as well as other assets, but no cash, providing AMD with access to a new fab without capital outlays.

   

GlobalFoundries Fab 2 will begin production in the second half of 2012.

  

Because the site is not space-constrained, Fab 2 will be a two-level building rather than three-level, said Tom Sonderman, vice president of manufacturing systems technology at GlobalFoundries. All of the wafer production will be on one floor, eliminating the need to move wafers-in-progress (WIP) up and down floors. A "zero footprint storage" approach will put some wafer stockers above the tools, he added. Implant will be located off of the main waffle slab, reducing construction costs, and maintenance shops will be on the upper production floor to further improve efficiencies.

 

Though its labor costs in both Dresden and Malta will be higher than at many Asian fabs, manufacturing innovations will make GlobalFoundries cost-competitive with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC, Hsinchu, Taiwan), according to Sonderman. GlobalFoundries is investing in the midst of a severe downturn, which also will reduce costs compared with the more expensive 24/7 construction schedules used when fabs are built in a hurry. Armour said it may take 18 months to build Fab 2, which is expected to have a 220,000 sq. ft. cleanroom with an option to expand cleanroom space to 300,000 sq. ft. The goal is to have the first tool move in by October 2011, with qualification coming in early 2012 and commercial production by the second half of 2012, a schedule that could be accelerated somewhat "depending on market conditions," Armour said.

 

Sonderman said construction begins at a time "of a lot of pent-up demand for advanced foundry capacity." Fab 2 will start at 28 nm technology, and then bring up a 22 nm SOI process for CPU production. GlobalFoundries will support AMD's manufacturing needs with the current 45 nm production, moving to 32 and 22 nm production. For foundry customers, however, most of the interest is at the half nodes, including 40 nm bulk technology immediately at Dresden and 28 nm high-k/metal gate technology late next year when 28 nm customer designs start to be accepted.

 

Sonderman said GlobalFoundries is accelerating its effort to support 40 nm bulk production, which he said comes as customers express concerns about yields at TSMC. "We definitely want to be a counterbalance to TSMC," Sonderman said, outlining plans to offer, by 2013, 600,000 wspy at Dresden and 400,000 wspy at Fab 2.

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RPI spokesman joining GlobalFoundriesApril 2, 2009 at 10:25 am by Larry Rulison

Jason Gorss, the manager of media relations at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, will be joining GlobalFoundries later this month in a communications role.

 

Gorss (right) has been at RPI for several years now. He has a technical and scientific background that helps with his new role with the company, which is building a $4.2 billion computer chip factory in Malta called Fab 2 and owns two others in Dresden, Germany.

 

GlobalFoundries spokesman Jon Carvill said that Gorss’ role will be “more global in nature and focused on our technology.

 

“We will still look to add additional resources specific to Fab 2 in 2009,” Carvill said.

 

The company already has an office in Malta at the Saratoga Technology + Energy Park, which sits within the Luther Forest Technoogy Campus where GlobalFoundries is planning its factory on 222 acres. At least one former General Electric employee is now working there in a human resources position, and additional positions are expected to be filled in the coming months.

 

The new CEO of GlobalFoundries, Doug Grose, is himself an RPI graduate.

 

The Times Union contacted Gorss this morning by e-mail and he confirmed he is taking the job.

 

“My experience at Rensselaer has given me the rare chance to work with incredibly brilliant people on a wide array of fascinating projects. I am going to miss my colleagues here, but I am excited about the new opportunity with GlobalFoundries,” Gorss said. “It is a perfect fit for someone with my background and interests. I am a technophile at heart, and this job will allow me to immerse myself in some of the most advanced technology on the planet.”05/15/2009 10:10 AM EDT)

  

MALTA, N.Y. — It's rare these days in the semiconductor industry to witness the unfolding of a project on a grand scale. Based on what has been proposed so far, the Global Foundries project backed by Advanced Micro Devices and its partner is precisely that.

 

"We want to be the first truly global semiconductor foundry," said Global Foundries CEO Global Doug Grose at a recent event here, where a ground-breaking ceremony will be held in July.

 

Global Foundries has committed up to $6 billion to develop a new fab to produce chips for AMD and new customers. AMD and partner, Abu Dhabi-backed Advanced Technology Investment Co. (ATIC). "This money is for a five- to seven-year stretch. Our investors [are] in this for the long haul," said Grose.

 

According to Jim McGregor, chief technology strategist at market researcher In-Stat, "Everything for the future depends on GlobalFoundries' ability to land new customers. Unfortunately, I can't predict that."

 

Jim Doran, senior vice president and general manager of AMD's Dresden, Germany, operation, said Global Foundries will use a Sunnyvale, Calif., facility for technology development and producing process design kits. The U.S. site also will be used for designing intellectual property and chip testing and validation.

 

Global Foundries also is engaged with neighbors here like the IBM Alliance on submicron research and development.

 

Global Foundries' 300-mm Fab 1 in Dresden includes a Module 1 used for 45-nm silicon-on-insulator (SOI) chips; Module 2 is used for 32-nm and beyond bulk CMOS process technology. Both modules are expected to operate at 25,000 monthly wafer starts at full capacity. Module 2 production will ramp up in late 2009.

  

The $4.5 billion Fab 2, a 300-mm manufacturing facility in Saratoga County, N.Y., is expected to come online in 2012 with 35,000 wafer starts per month at full capacity. Fab 2 is expected to create more than 1,400 jobs along with about 5,000 spin-off jobs.

    

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The new 300-mm manufacturing facility is expected to bring 1,400 direct semiconductor manufacturing jobs and billions of dollars in economic development to upstate New York.

 

By Suzanne Deffree, Managing Editor, News -- Electronic News, 7/24/2009

Global Foundries today announced it officially broke ground on the construction of Fab 2, a new semiconductor manufacturing facility located at the Luther Forest Technology Campus in Saratoga County, NY.

 

The construction and ramp-up phases for the new $4.2 billion facility are expected to take approximately three years to complete, with volume production expected in 2012. According to the company, once Fab 2 is completed it will stand as the "most technologically advanced semiconductor manufacturing facility in the world" and the "largest leading-edge semiconductor foundry in the United States."

 

“As today’s chip designers push the boundaries on the next generation of products, there is a growing need for a new approach to design and manufacturing rooted in collaboration and innovation," Hector Ruiz, chairman of Global Foundries, said in a statement. "With Fab 2, Global Foundries moves the semiconductor industry away from the traditional model of isolated regional development and into an era of global hubs of manufacturing and technology expertise.”

 

The new facility is designed to manufacture microprocessors and logic products on 300-mm wafers, Global Foundries said, noting that initial production is expected to ramp at the 28-nm technology node and move to volume manufacturing on the 22-nm node. Fab 2 will work in conjunction with Global Foundries’ Fab 1 facility in Dresden, Germany.

   

Today's ground breaking was long awaited. Indeed, talk of the NY fab began in 2006, years before AMD spun out its manufacturing operations to form Global Foundries in October 2008. AMD saw significant support from the state during its decision and commitment process, including $1.2 billion in incentives. That largest private-public investment in the history of the state included grants, tax credits, and other New York City Empire Zone benefits. In accord with the investment, New York gave AMD a two-year window, from July 2007 to July 2009, to initiate the building of a new 300-mm wafer fabrication facility in Saratoga County, NY.

 

New York's significant support was not unwarranted. New York estimated that the plant will create approximately 1,400 new, direct semiconductor manufacturing jobs at full-scale production, providing an estimated annual payroll of more than $88 million to the upstate region. In addition, the project will create approximately 5,000 new, indirect jobs in the region, offering a sustained estimated total annual payroll of $290 million for all jobs, according to New York's estimates.

 

The state's universities also have several high-tech efforts in play that include AMD and its partners. Most recently, Intel, IBM, and Sematech backed an R&D joint venture with the University at Albany’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering center that is expected to add 475 jobs to New York.

 

“New York has worked with Global Foundries for three years to bring this [fab] project to fruition and I am pleased to say that with the groundbreaking of Fab 2, New York and Global Foundries take a lead role in delivering the type of economic growth needed to carry our nation toward sustainable growth,” said Governor David Paterson of New York in the Global Foundries statement. “This initiative not only provides our residents with a source for new jobs, but is integral in positioning New York as a future hub of innovation and an attractive destination for additional investment.”

 

AMD also showed its support at the ground breaking today. "This is an important opportunity to create thousands of jobs and strengthen US competiveness in the high-tech industry," said Dirk Meyer, president and CEO of AMD, in a company statement. “The multi-billion dollar investments in research and development and capacity expansion that Global Foundries is planning strengthen its position as a premier leading-edge semiconductor manufacturing foundry and make it the ideal AMD technology partner to help in bringing our innovative products to market.”

 

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Hector Ruiz, the chairman of GlobalFoundries said that the new chip plant is “by far the most significant high-tech investment made in this country in decades.” This plant will produce the most advanced computer chips in the world when it is completed.

      

Having been the construction project manager for AMD’s original Dresden-based fabrication facilities, Globalfoundries has awarded M+W Zander the full turnkey construction contract for Fab 2, currently being built at the Luther Forest Technology Campus in Saratoga County, New York. A departure from pervious fab projects, M+W Zander is also responsible for the architectural aspects of the 4 building project. Previously, AMA Group, based in Italy had been the architectural firm responsible for this aspect of the work. The turnkey project is worth approximately €550 million to M+W Zander over the two-year construction schedule.

 

The Fab 2 complex is more than 130,000 square meters (1.45 million square feet), including a 28,000 square meters (300,000 square feet) Class 100 clean room. A ‘spine’ support building is also being built, along with administrative office building and a central utility building (CUB) along with service yards and small support buildings.

 

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Customer-centricMay 3, 2009 at 6:00 am by Larry Rulison

 

Talking about customers, GlobalFoundries is making sure that it treats the customers that it does get the right way.

 

The 1.3 million-square-foot factory it will build in Saratoga County features a special entrance for customers, separate from the visitor entrance. Inside, customers will find a nearly half-acre of space devoted to designing chips for them. GlobalFoundries expects its customer base to grow beyond AMD to include graphics chips companies and those that produce chips used in handheld electronics.

  

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GlobalFoundries site clearing should be soonApril 30, 2009 at 4:05 pm by Larry Rulison

Although the closing on the sale of 222 acres in Malta at the Luther Forest Technology Campus has been in the final stages now for the last couple of weeks, officials with GlobalFoundries Inc. said again today the deal could be done any day now.

 

The deal will also set in motion a number of events, including the awarding of the first contract to clear the site for a $4.2 billion computer chip factory.

 

In fact, right around the time the sale occurs, GlobalFoundries will send its official commitment letter to the state of New York, making it eligible for $650 million in cash incentives for chip fab construction and research and development activities.

 

Around the same time, GlobalFoundries will make the announcement that it has hired a general contractor. Although not official yet, it’s largely expected that M+W Zander, which built Albany NanoTech, will be given the nod. (more…)

 

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No Malta meeting for GlobalFoundriesApril 28, 2009 at 10:37 am by Larry Rulison

There will be no Malta Planning Board meeting tonight for GlobalFoundries, the company building a $4.2 billion computer chip factory in the town.

 

The town planning board had posted an agenda for the meeting on the town’s Web site, but Town Planning Director Anthony Tozzi said today that the planning board has decided it doesn’t need to meet. It was scheduled to review temporary construction plans for the project.

 

GlobalFoundries is still wrapping up the purchase of 222 acres of land at Luther Forest, and closing is expected later this week or early next week. The planning board doesn’t need to make any approvals until after the closing of that deal, which is why the board decided not to meet.

 

The Malta Planning Board usually meets the third Tuesday of every month, but it has set aside the second and fourth Tuesday of every month for the GlobalFoundries project if needed.

 

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AMD posts loss of $416 millionApril 21, 2009 at 4:55 pm by Larry Rulison

Advanced Micro Devices Inc., the only customer of GlobalFoundries Inc., the company building a $4.2 billion computer chip factory in Malta, posted a $416 million loss in the first quarter.

 

Sales totaled $1.177 billion.

 

AMD spun off GlobalFoundries earlier this year and included the results of GlobalFoundries in its consolidated results released today.

 

Those results say GlobalFoundries had sales of $283 million and an operating loss of $141 million.

 

The results also show AMD spent $44 million on the formation of GlobalFoundries during the past two quarters.

 

GlobalFoundries is expected to acquire 222 acres at the Luther Forest Technology Campus any day now and start construction of the chip fab this summer. The plant is expected to start full-scale manufacturing by 2012.

 

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Malta holding meeting on Luther ForestApril 20, 2009 at 11:48 am by Larry Rulison

The Malta Town Board will hold a workshop and special meeting tonight to make some minor changes to an agreement it has with the Luther Forest Technology Campus.

  

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The meeting comes as it appears that the sale of 222 acres at Luther Forest to GlobalFoundries Inc. for a $4.2 billion computer chip factory could come any day now.

 

It’s unclear if the changes to the agreement with the town, technically a declaration of covenants, conditions and restrictions, are needed so the sale can take place.

 

Malta Supervisor Paul Sausville said this morning that he thought the sale might take place today and he didn’t think the changes – considered minor — had to occur for the sale to go through.

 

Sausville said the document deals with things such as who is responsible for interior roads, sidewalks and lights at the tech park.

 

He said Luther Forest and the town reached an agreement last week, but the town of Stillwater made some minor changes to its version on Thursday, and the two documents have to be identical. The park straddles both towns, although most of the land is located in Malta.

 

GlobalFoundries spokesman Travis Bullard said the Malta meeting is being held just to make minor revisions. He has said the land deal is imminent.

 

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Luther Forest looking for consultantsApril 16, 2009 at 2:47 pm by Larry Rulison

The nonprofit group developing the Luther Forest Technology Campus in Malta is looking for real estate and construction consultants to provide their expertise as it develops the 1,414-acre business park.

 

Computer chip manufacturer GlobalFoudries Inc. is expected to be the first tenant, taking 222 acres. A deal by the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based firm to acquire the land is due any day now.

 

The Luther Forest Technology Campus Economic Development Corp. issued a request for proposals today for consultants it can use on an as-needed basis.

 

The RFPs are due back April 30. The review process will begin in early May, with selection to take place within a few weeks after that.

 

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RPI spokesman joining GlobalFoundriesApril 2, 2009 at 10:25 am by Larry Rulison

Jason Gorss, the manager of media relations at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, will be joining GlobalFoundries later this month in a communications role.

 

Gorss (right) has been at RPI for several years now. He has a technical and scientific background that helps with his new role with the company, which is building a $4.2 billion computer chip factory in Malta called Fab 2 and owns two others in Dresden, Germany.

 

GlobalFoundries spokesman Jon Carvill said that Gorss’ role will be “more global in nature and focused on our technology.

 

“We will still look to add additional resources specific to Fab 2 in 2009,” Carvill said.

 

The company already has an office in Malta at the Saratoga Technology + Energy Park, which sits within the Luther Forest Technoogy Campus where GlobalFoundries is planning its factory on 222 acres. At least one former General Electric employee is now working there in a human resources position, and additional positions are expected to be filled in the coming months.

 

The new CEO of GlobalFoundries, Doug Grose, is himself an RPI graduate.

 

The Times Union contacted Gorss this morning by e-mail and he confirmed he is taking the job.

 

“My experience at Rensselaer has given me the rare chance to work with incredibly brilliant people on a wide array of fascinating projects. I am going to miss my colleagues here, but I am excited about the new opportunity with GlobalFoundries,” Gorss said. “It is a perfect fit for someone with my background and interests. I am a technophile at heart, and this job will allow me to immerse myself in some of the most advanced technology on the planet.”

 

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New Fab2 renderings releasedMarch 24, 2009 at 7:41 pm by Larry Rulison

GlobalFoundries Inc. is going to show these new renderings (below) of Fab2 to the Malta Planning Board tonight.

 

GlobalFoundries is planning a $4.2 billion computer-chip factory in the Luther Forest Technology Campus, which sits on land in both Malta and the town of Stillwater.

 

The company is seeking a temporary construction permit tonight after getting approval to start moving soil and trees. That work could begin early next month.

         

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went to the community open house at the Globalfoundries Fab2 construction site in Malta, New York this morning. Globalfoundries had a nice tent set up with hot coffee, cookies, donuts, etc. It was a good thing because it was raining pretty hard and the gravel parking lot had a lot of water on it. Globalfoundries and M + W Zander had people on-site to answer questions about the project. They had a few large pictures of the construction site inside the tent as well as artist conceptions of the completed building.

 

The actual construction site could be seen from outside the tent. I took a few of my own pictures that you can see below. Double click on any of the pictures to enlarge them. It is a pretty impressive site. You can’t see the construction site from any of the main roads in the area because it is a few miles deep into The Luther Forest. It is on Stone Break Road off of Route 9 in Malta. I doubt that you can get into the actual construction site except for events like this. (Google Maps can’t locate “Stone Break Road, Malta NY”, unless you include the zip code 12020, but Bing.com can find it without the zip code.)

 

By the time I arrived they had run out of “fact sheets” but I was told to check their website and the information would be updated by Tuesday, October 27th. You can find their website at Globalfoundries.com.

 

Hector Ruiz, the chairman of GlobalFoundries said that the new chip plant is “by far the most significant high-tech investment made in this country in decades.” This plant will produce the most advanced computer chips in the world when it is completed.

 

I wrote a previous article about the chip plant in March. You can read it here: Globalfoundries Chip Plant in Saratoga County New York.

  

The refreshment tent at the Globalfoundries Community Open House

 

The Globalfoundries construction site

 

The Globalfoundries construction site

 

The Globalfoundries construction site

 

The Globalfoundries construction site

The construction and eventual operation of this plant will be an economic boost to Saratoga Springs and the surrounding area for years to come. What do you think about the plant? Leave a comment or send me an email. Thanks.

  

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General, New York State | John Tedder | October 24, 2009 4:03 pm

 

One Response to “The Globalfoundries Chip Plant in Malta, New York”

Daniel Tagliento says:

October 31, 2009 at 1:50 pmThe local “newspapers” lack of in depth investigative reporting was not at all included in their articles!

What was the reason the entire working platform had to be ‘bulldozed’ flat and devoid of mature stands of trees and other fauna?

Waht is the landscaping of the buildings and parking areas supposed to ‘blend’ into the surrounding topography?

Does this ‘platforming’ necessiate storm water retention ponds?

 

At the completion and occupation of the complex will it be eye friendly?

Note: Parssiphany, New Jersy

Buiding Codes insist that Mega-National type complexes remain ‘hidden’ in park like setting closely resembling the natural forest thy found before construction. Ten Billion of many Corporate Headquarters in ten years were build and remain sucessful but accessible by two lane tree stands lined country lane like entrances with multi-storied parking structures and modest designed multi-storied offices etc, all this surrounded by lawns and fields!

For Your Information the Mayor, who had his hand opefor the entire process was found guilty of 23 or the 24 charges, his hand was returning to his pocket with money he should not have had procession of!

Back to the Chase:Tokyo Electron opening in Malta; part of first wave drawn by chip fab

 

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Pablo Picasso

I INTRODUCTION

 

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Spanish painter, who is widely acknowledged to be the most important artist of the 20th century. A long-lived and highly prolific artist, he experimented with a wide range of styles and themes throughout his career. Among Picasso’s many contributions to the history of art, his most important include pioneering the modern art movement called cubism, inventing collage as an artistic technique, and developing assemblage (constructions of various materials) in sculpture.

 

Picasso was born Pablo Ruiz in Málaga, Spain. He later adopted his mother’s more distinguished maiden name—Picasso—as his own. Though Spanish by birth, Picasso lived most of his life in France.

 

II FORMATIVE WORK (1893-1900)

 

Picasso’s father, who was an art teacher, quickly recognized that his child Pablo was a prodigy. Picasso studied art first privately with his father and then at the Academy of Fine Arts in La Coruña, Spain, where his father taught. Picasso’s early drawings, such as Study of a Torso, After a Plaster Cast (1894-1895, Musée Picasso, Paris, France), demonstrate the high level of technical proficiency he had achieved by 14 years of age. In 1895 his family moved to Barcelona, Spain, after his father obtained a teaching post at that city’s Academy of Fine Arts. Picasso was admitted to advanced classes at the academy after he completed in a single day the entrance examination that applicants traditionally were given a month to finish. In 1897 Picasso left Barcelona to study at the Madrid Academy in the Spanish capital. Dissatisfied with the training, he quit and returned to Barcelona.

 

After Picasso visited Paris in October 1900, he moved back and forth between France and Spain until 1904, when he settled in the French capital. In Paris he encountered, and experimented with, a number of modern artistic styles. Picasso’s painting Le Moulin de la Galette (1900, Guggenheim Museum, New York City) revealed his interest in the subject matter of Parisian nightlife and in the style of French painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, a style that verged on caricature. In addition to café scenes, Picasso painted landscapes, still lifes, and portraits of friends and performers.

 

III BLUE PERIOD (1901-1903)

 

From 1901 to 1903 Picasso initiated his first truly original style, which is known as the blue period. Restricting his color scheme to blue, Picasso depicted emaciated and forlorn figures whose body language and clothing bespeak the lowliness of their social status. In The Old Guitarist (1903, Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois), Picasso emphasized the guitarist’s poverty and position as a social outcast, which he reinforced by surrounding the figure with a black outline, as if to cut him off from his environment. The guitarist is compressed within the canvas (no room is left in the painting for the guitarist to raise his lowered head), suggesting his helplessness: The guitarist is trapped within the frame just as he is trapped by his poverty. Although Picasso underscored the squalor of his figures during this period, neither their clothing nor their environment conveys a specific time or place. This lack of specificity suggests that Picasso intended to make a general statement about human alienation rather than a particular statement about the lower class in Paris.

 

Why blue dominated Picasso’s paintings during this period remains unexplained. Possible influences include photographs with a bluish tinge popular at the time, poetry that stressed the color blue in its imagery, or the paintings of French artists such as Eugène Carrière or Claude Monet, who based many of their works around this time on variations on a single color. Another explanation is that Picasso found blue particularly appropriate for his subject matter because it is a color associated with melancholy.

 

IV ROSE PERIOD (1904-1905)

 

In 1904 Picasso’s style shifted, inaugurating the rose period, sometimes referred to as the circus period. Although Picasso still focused on social outcasts—especially circus performers—his color scheme lightened, featuring warmer, reddish hues, and the thick outlines of the blue period disappeared. Picasso maintained his interest in the theme of alienation, however. In Two Acrobats and a Dog (1905, Museum of Modern Art, New York City), he represented two young acrobats before an undefined, barren landscape. Although the acrobats are physically close, they gaze in different directions and do not interact, and the reason for their presence is not made clear. Differences in the acrobats’ height also exaggerate their disconnection from each other and from the empty landscape. The dog was a frequent presence in Picasso’s work and may have been a reference to death as dogs appear at the feet of figures in many Spanish funerary monuments.

 

Picasso may have felt an especially deep sympathy for circus performers. Like artists, they were paid to entertain society, but their itinerant lifestyle and status as outsiders prevented them from becoming an integral part of the social fabric. It was this situation that made the sad clown an important figure in the popular imagination: Paid to make people laugh, he must keep hidden his real existence and true feelings. Living a life of financial insecurity himself, Picasso no doubt empathized with these performers. During this period Picasso met Fernande Olivier, the first of several women who shared his life and provided inspiration for his art. Olivier’s features appear in many of the female figures in his paintings over the next several years.

 

V CLASSICAL PERIOD (1905) AND IBERIAN PERIOD (1906)

 

Experimentation and rapid style changes mark the years from late 1905 on. Picasso’s paintings from late 1905 are more emotionally detached than those of the blue or rose periods. The color scheme lightens—beiges and light browns predominate—and melancholy and alienation give way to a more reasoned approach. Picasso’s increasing interest in form is apparent in his references to classical sculpture. The figure of a seated boy in Two Youths (1905, National Gallery, Washington, D.C.), for example, recalls an ancient Greek sculpture of a boy removing a thorn from his foot.

 

By 1906 Picasso had become interested in sculptures from the Iberian peninsula dating from about the 6th to the 3rd century bc. Picasso must have found them of particular interest both because they are native to Spain and because they display remarkable simplification of form. The Iberian influence is immediately visible in Self-Portrait (1906, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania), in which Picasso reduced the image of his head to an oval and his eyes to almond shapes, thus revealing his increasing fascination with geometric simplification of form.

 

VI AFRICAN PERIOD (1907)

 

Picasso’s predilection for experimentation and for drawing inspiration from outside the accepted artistic sources led to his most radical and revolutionary painting yet in 1907: Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (1907, Museum of Modern Art). The painting’s theme—the female nude—could not be more traditional, but Picasso’s treatment of it is revolutionary. Picasso took even greater liberties here with human anatomy than in his 1906 Self-Portrait . The figures on the left in the painting look flat, as if they have no skeletal or muscular structure. Faces seen from the front have noses in profile. The eyes are asymmetrical and radically simplified. Contour lines are incomplete. Color juxtapositions—between blue and orange, for instance—are intentionally strident and unharmonious. The representation of space is fragmented and discontinuous.

 

While the left side of the canvas is largely Iberian-influenced, the right side is inspired by African masks, especially in its striped patterns and oval forms. Such borrowings, which led to great simplification, distortion, and visual incongruities, were considered extremely daring in 1907. The head of the figure at the bottom right, for example, turns in an anatomically impossible way. These discrepancies proved so shocking that even Picasso’s fellow painters reacted negatively to Les Demoiselles d'Avignon. French painter Henri Matisse allegedly told Picasso that he was trying to ridicule the modern movement.

 

VII CUBISM (1908-1917)

 

For many scholars, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon—with its fragmented planes, flattened figures, and borrowings from African masks—marks the beginning of the new visual language, known as cubism. Other scholars believe that French painter Paul Cézanne provided the primary catalyst for this change in style. Cézanne’s work of the 1890s and early 1900s was noted both for its simplification and flattening of form and for the introduction of what art historians call passage, the interpenetration of one physical object by another. For example, in Mont Sainte-Victoire (1902-1906, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City), Cézanne left the outer edge of the mountain open, allowing the blue area of the sky and the gray area of the mountain to merge. This innovation—air and rock interpenetrating—was a crucial precedent for Picasso’s invention of cubism. First, it defied the laws of our physical experience, and second, it indicated that artists were viewing paintings as having a logic of their own that functioned independently of, or even contrary to, the logic of everyday experience.

 

Scholars generally divide the cubist innovations of Picasso and French painter Georges Braque into two stages. In the first stage, analytical cubism, the artists fragmented three-dimensional shapes into multiple geometric planes. In the second stage, synthetic cubism, they reversed the process, putting abstract planes together to represent human figures, still lifes, and other recognizable shapes.

 

A Analytical Cubism (1908-1912)

 

Profoundly influenced by Cézanne's later work, Picasso and Braque initiated a series of landscape paintings in 1908. These paintings approximated Cézanne’s both in their color scheme (dark greens and light browns) and in their drastic simplification of nature to geometric shapes. Upon seeing these paintings, French critic Louis Vauxelles coined the term cubism. In Picasso’s Houses on the Hill, Horta de Ebro (1909, Museum of Modern Art), he gave architectural structures a three-dimensional, cubic quality, but he abandoned conventional three-dimensional perspective: Instead of being depicted one behind the other, buildings appear one on top of the other. Moreover, he simplified every aspect of the painting according to a vocabulary of cubic shapes—not just the houses but the sky as well. By neutralizing differences between earth and sky, Picasso made the canvas appear more unified, but he also introduced ambiguity by not differentiating solid from void. In addition, Picasso often used inconsistent light sources. In some parts of a painting, light appears to come from the left; in other parts, it comes from the right, the top, or even the bottom. Spatial planes intersect in ways that leave the spectator guessing whether angles are concave or convex. Delight in confusing the viewer is a regular feature of cubism.

 

By 1910, it had become evident that cubism no longer had any cubes and that the illusion of three-dimensional space, or volume, was gone. Picasso seemed to have dismantled the very idea of solid form, not only by fragmenting the human figure and other shapes, but also by using Cézanne’s concept of passage to merge figure and environment, solid and void, background and foreground. In this way he created a visually consistent painting, yet the consistency does not conform to the physical consistency of the natural world as we experience it. Picasso’s decision to limit his color scheme to dark browns and grays also suggests that his paintings have initiated a radical departure from nature, rather than attempted to copy it.

 

The year 1912 marks another major development in the cubist language: the invention of collage. In Still Life with Chair Caning (1912, Musée Picasso), Picasso attached a piece of oilcloth (that depicts woven caning) to his work. With this action Picasso not only violated the integrity of the medium—oil painting on canvas—but also included a material that had no previous connection with high art. Art could now be created, Picasso seems to imply, with scissors and glue as well as with paint and canvas. By including pieces of cloth, newspaper, wallpaper, advertising, and other materials in his work, Picasso opened the door for any object or material, however ordinary, to be included in (or even replace) a work of art. This innovation had important consequences for later 20th-century art. Another innovation was including the letters JOU in the painting, possibly referring to the beginning of the word journal (French for “newspaper”) or to the French word jouer, meaning “to play,” as Picasso is playing with forms. These combinations reveal that cubism includes both visual and verbal references, and merges high art with popular culture.

 

B Synthetic Cubism (1912-1917)

 

By inventing collage and by introducing elements from the real world in his canvases, Picasso avoided taking cubism to the level of complete abstraction and remained in the domain of tangible objects. Collage also initiated the synthetic phase of cubism. Whereas analytical cubism fragmented figures into geometric planes, synthetic cubism synthesized (combined) near-abstract shapes to create representational forms, such as a human figure or still life. Synthetic cubism also tended toward multiplicity. In Guitar, Sheet Music, and Wine Glass (1912, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas), for instance, Picasso combined a drawing of a glass, several spots of color, sheet music, newspaper, a wallpaper pattern, and a cloth that has a wood–grain pattern. Synthetic cubism may also combine different textures, such as wood grain, sand, and printed matter. Sometimes Picasso applied these textures as collage, by gluing textured papers on the canvas. In other cases the artist painted an area to look like wood or wallpaper, fooling the spectator by means of visual puns.

 

VIII CONSTRUCTION AND AFTER (1912-1920)

 

In 1912 Picasso instigated another important innovation: construction, or assemblage, in sculpture. Before this innovation, sculpture, at least in the West, was primarily created in one of two ways: by carving a block of stone or wood or by modeling—shaping a form in clay and casting that form in a more durable material, such as bronze. In Guitar (1912, Museum of Modern Art), Picasso used a new additive process. He cut various shapes out of sheet metal and wire, and then reassembled those materials into a cubist construction. In other constructions, Picasso used wood, cardboard, string, and other everyday objects, not only inventing a new technique for sculpture but also expanding the definition of art by blurring the distinction between artistic and nonartistic materials.

 

From World War I (1914-1918) onward, Picasso moved from style to style. In 1915, for instance, Picasso painted the highly abstract Harlequin (Museum of Modern Art) and drew the highly realistic portrait of Ambroise Vollard (Metropolitan Museum of Art). During and after the war he also worked on stage design and costume design for the Ballets Russes, a modern Russian ballet company launched by the impresario Sergey Diaghilev. Inspired by his direct experience of the theater, Picasso also produced representations of performers, such as French clowns called Pierrot and Harlequin, and scenes of ballerinas.

 

Picasso separated from Olivier in 1912, after meeting Eva Gouel. Gouel died in 1915, and in 1918 Picasso married Olga Koklova, one of the dancers in Diaghilev’s company. Picasso created a number of portraits of her, and their son, Paulo, appears in works such as Paulo as Harlequin (1924, Musée Picasso).

 

IX CLASSICAL PERIOD (1920-1925)

 

After World War I, a strain of conservatism spread through a number of art forms. A motto popular among traditionalists was “the return to order.” For Picasso the years 1920 to 1925 were marked by close attention to three-dimensional form and to classical themes: bathers, centaurs (mythical creatures half-man and half horse), and women in classical drapery. He depicted many of these figures as massive, dense, and weighty, an effect intensified by strong contrasts of light and dark. But even as he moved toward greater realism, Picasso continued to play games with the viewer. In the classical and carefully composed The Pipes of Pan (1923, Musée Picasso), for example, he painted an area of the architectural framework in the foreground (which should be grayish) with the same color as the sea in the background, revealing again his pleasure in ambiguity.

 

X CUBISM AND SURREALISM (1925-1936)

 

From 1925 to 1936 Picasso again worked in a number of styles. He composed some paintings of tightly structured geometric shapes, limiting his color scheme to primary colors (red, blue, yellow), as in The Studio (1928, Museum of Modern Art). In other paintings, such as Nude in an Armchair (1929, Musée Picasso), he depicted contorted female figures whose open mouths and menacing teeth reveal a more emotional, less reasoned attitude. Picasso’s marriage broke up during this time, and some of the menacing female figures in his art of this period may represent Koklova.

 

The same diversity is visible in Picasso’s sculpture during this period. Bather (Metamorphosis II) (1928, Musée Picasso) represents the human body as a massive spherical shape with protruding limbs, whereas Wire Construction (1928, Musée Picasso) depicts it as a rigid, geometric configuration of thin wires. Picasso also experimented with welding in sculpture of this period and explored a variety of themes, including the female head, the sleeping woman, and the Crucifixion. The model for many of his sleeping women was Marie Thérèse Walter, a new love who had entered his life. Their daughter, Maia, was born in 1935.

 

In the early 1930s Picasso had increasing contact with the members of the surrealist movement (see Surrealism) and became fascinated with the classical myth of the Minotaur. This creature, which has the head of a man and the body of a bull, appears in a study by Picasso for the cover of the surrealist journal Minotaure (1933, Museum of Modern Art). Here Picasso affixed a classical drawing of a Minotaur to a collage of abstracted forms and debris. The Minotaur has numerous incarnations in Picasso’s work, both as an aggressor and a victim, as a violent character and a friendly one. It may represent the artist himself and frequently appears in the context of a bullfight, a typically Spanish scene close to Picasso’s heart.

 

XI GUERNICA (1937)

 

In 1937 the Spanish government commissioned Picasso to create a mural for Spain’s pavilion at an international exposition in Paris. Unsure about the subject, Picasso procrastinated. But he set to work almost immediately after hearing that the Spanish town of Guernica had been bombed by Nazi warplanes in support of Spanish general Francisco Franco’s plot to overthrow the Spanish republic. Guernica (1937, Prado, Madrid) was Picasso's response to, and condemnation of, that event. He executed the painting in black and white—in keeping with the seriousness of the subject—and transfigured the event according to his fascination with the bullfight theme.

 

At the extreme left is a bull, which symbolizes brutality and darkness, according to Picasso. At the center, a horse wounded by a spear most likely represents the Spanish people. At the center on top, an exploding light bulb possibly refers to air warfare or to evil coming from above (and putting out the light of reason). Corpses and dying figures fill the foreground: a woman with a dead child at the left, a dead warrior with a broken sword (from which a flower sprouts) at the center, a weeping woman and a figure falling through a burning building at the right. The distortion of these figures expresses the inhumanity of the event. To suggest the screaming of the horse and of the mother with the dead child, Picasso transformed their tongues into daggers. In the upper center, a tormented female figure holds an oil lamp that sheds light upon the scene, possibly symbolizing the light of truth revealing the brutality of the event to the outside world. In 1936 Picasso met Dora Maar, an artist who photographed Guernica as he painted it. She soon became his companion and the subject of his paintings, although he remained involved with Walter.

 

XII WORLD WAR II (1939-1945)

 

Picasso, unlike many artists, stayed in Paris during the German occupation of World War II. Some of his paintings from this time reveal the anxiety of the war years, as does the menacing Still Life with Steer's Skull (1942, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany). Other works, such as his sculpture Head of a Bull (1943, Musée Picasso), are more playful and whimsical. In this sculpture Picasso combined a bicycle seat and handlebars to represent the bull’s head. Upon receiving news of the Nazi death camps, Picasso also painted, although he did not finish, an homage to the victims of the Holocaust (mass murder of European Jews during the war). In this painting, called The Charnel House (1945, Museum of Modern Art), he restricted the color scheme to black and white (as in Guernica) and depicted an accumulation of distorted, mangled bodies. During the war Picasso joined the Communist Party, and after the war he attended several peace conferences.

 

XIII LATE WORK (1945-1973)

 

Picasso remained a prolific artist until late in his life, although this later period has not received universal acclaim from historians or critics. He made variations on motifs that had fascinated him throughout his career, such as the bullfight and the painter and his model, the latter a theme that celebrated creativity. And he continued to paint portraits and landscapes. Picasso also experimented with ceramics, creating figurines, plates, and jugs, and he thereby blurred an existing distinction between fine art and craft.

 

Picasso’s emotional life became more complicated after he met French painter Françoise Gilot in the 1940s, while he was still involved with Maar. He and Gilot had a son, Claude, and a daughter, Paloma, and both appear in many of his late works. Picasso and Gilot parted in 1953. Jacqueline Roque, whom Picasso married in 1961, became his next companion. They spent most of their time in the south of France.

 

Another new direction in Picasso’s work came from variations on well-known works by older artists that he recast in his own style. Among these works are Women on the Banks of the Seine, after Courbet (1950, Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland) and Le Déjeuner sur l’Herbe after Manet (1960, Musée Picasso). What makes these works particularly significant is that they run counter to a basic premise of modern art, Picasso’s included: namely, originality. Although many modern painters were influenced by earlier artists, they rarely made such direct and obvious references to each other’s work because they deemed such references unoriginal. In the postmodern period, which began in the 1970s, artists and critics began to question the modernist directive to be original. In acts of deliberate defiance, many postmodern artists have appropriated (taken for their own use) well-known images from their predecessors or contemporaries. Seen against this context, Picasso’s later variations on paintings by earlier masters hardly seem out of place; on the contrary, they anticipate a key aspect of art in the 1980s.

 

One of Picasso’s late works, Head of a Woman (1967), was a gift to the city of Chicago. This sculpture of welded steel, 15 m (50 ft) tall, stands in front of Chicago’s Civic Center. Although its semiabstract form proved controversial at first, the sculpture soon became a city landmark.

 

Because of his many innovations, Picasso is widely considered to be the most influential artist of the 20th century. The cubist movement, which he and Braque inspired, had a number of followers. Its innovations gave rise to a host of other 20th-century art movements, including futurism in Italy, suprematism and constructivism in Russia, de Stijl in the Netherlands, and vorticism in England. Cubism also influenced German expressionism, dada, and other movements as well as early work of the surrealists (see Surrealism) and abstract expressionists (see Abstract Expressionism). In addition, collage and construction became key aspects of 20th-century art.

  

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Lucian Freud, born in 1922, English painter, known for his technical precision and distinguished by a talent for representing the human figure. Freud has played a vital role in the continuation of the tradition of portraiture in British painting.

 

The grandson of Austrian physician Sigmund Freud, he was born in Berlin but emigrated to England with his family as a child. Between 1939 and 1943 he trained at the Central School of Art in London, the East Anglian School of Painting and Drawing in Dedham, in eastern England, and Goldsmith's College in London. During the 1950s Freud became well-known internationally and was later given major retrospective exhibitions around the world.

 

Although in his youth Freud experimented with styles such as Surrealism and neoromanticism, he found his own personal style through highly detailed realist (objective and unidealized) paintings such as the somber Interior in Paddington (1951, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, England). Many of his other works are also set in Paddington, the area of London in which he settled. Freud's later work, characterized by more expressive brushwork and greater tonal contrasts, includes a series of portraits of his mother.

  

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