By Danny Floyd

Danny Floyd is an artist, researcher, and educator based out of Chicago. His studio work and research deals with the socio-cultural aspects of sensory phenomena and perceptual realms like weather, music, architecture, and language.

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Editor’s note: We recommend you play the below audio recording while reading this article. John Adams’ “Christian Zeal and Activity” performed by Edo De Waart and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, 1986 And I Believe That Composer John Adams’ piece “Christian Zeal and Activity,” first recorded in 1973, stands in the middle of all of…

As part of Serpentine Magazine‘s music issue, we bring you the music of our lives: Everyday Radio, an online exhibition of sound. Using the mobile application Periscope, a social media platform built around livestreaming video, the artists will remove the visual and broadcast purely audio. The app’s slogan is “Explore The World Through Someone Else’s Eyes” but…

Wheelchair Lift at the Temple of Dendur

With only an hour or so to spend in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, I head directly to the Temple of Dendur exhibit. It is an Egyptian temple from the Augustinian period ca. 15 BCE installed in a beautifully minimal granite, windowlit room mostly to itself. I have to ask directions from a guard and…

So that it can be summed up again Ordered before it comes up again Or order before it comes up again Or order before it’s summed up again The order before it sums up again Before it sums up unfamiliar That it sums up each unfamiliar Then it sums up each unfamiliar day With a…

Part 6 of 7 from Essays on Weather for a Post-Katrina Society Less than five months after the NOAA declared the Southeastern drought over, rain began to fall and didn’t stop. September of 2009 brought with it a 500- year flood in northwest Georgia, stretching from the Tennessee-Alabama corner down into Atlanta. Photographs showed whole…