Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Today's test is to find out whether or not cup volume has a significant effect on the thermodynamics of liquid contained within said cup.
This test came about when a customer stated that they drink the Huge cup of coffee (20oz.) so that the coffee will stay warm.
They only drink 12oz. of the coffee, but the extra liquid keeps that 12oz. warmer longer.
To test this hypothesis we have filled two cups with water, both at 200°F. One Huge (20oz.) and one Tiny (8oz.). Both cups were given lids and put in a area free from drafts.
Both cups were drained of 0.5oz. every 2 minutes for 10 minutes then the drainage increased to 1oz. every 90 seconds for 5 minutes to simulate a human sipping rate.
This left about 2oz. in the Tiny and about 14oz. in the Huge.
The temperature of remaining liquid in the Tiny at the end of the 15 minutes was significantly lower than the temperature remaining in the Huge cup.
Unfortunately, there was no thermometer to check the end results. So further studies will be needed to determine exact temperatures in each cup.
(the 200°F of the coffee is controlled by an internal thermometer of the machine)
Thursday, March 4, 2010
March 5, 2010 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
10th Annual Monster Drawing Rally
A live drawing event and fundraiser
Friday, March 5, 2010
6:00 to 11:00 PM
Donation: $10 & up
Location: Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa St.
(between Potrero & Hampshire & 17th & 18th)
Providing the basic necessities of the drawing practice--pencils, charcoal, pens, markers, ink, and paper--Southern Exposure creates the context while the artists create the content of the drawings. The evening will consist of four one-hour shifts with approximately 30 artists drawing simultaneously each hour. As the drawings are completed they will be hung on the walls and available for purchase for $60 each. The Monster Drawing Rally promises to be an action-packed spectacle you won't want to miss!
The Monster Drawing Rally provides a unique opportunity to watch a drawing come to life, and to purchase a work of art minutes after it's completion. Proceeds from the event provide direct support for Southern Exposure's Exhibitions and Artists in Education Programs.
Music delivered all night long by DJ Frau Holly.
Curbside tacos for sale and valet bike parking by the SFBC.
Generous donations provided by Nectar Ales; BridgePort Brewery, Portland OR; Spoetzl Brewery, Shiner TX; and Trumer Brauerei Berkeley.
Participating Artists (as of March 3, 2010):
Seth Armstrong, Mara Baldwin, Mark Benson, Michelle Blade, Brad Borevitz, Sara Bright, Matt Bufford, Charlie Callahan, Monica Canilao, John Casey, Nancy Chan, Iris Charabi-Berggren, Jon Clary, Serena Cole, Richard Colman, Lisa Congdon, Jaime Cortez, Adrian Cotter, Lauren Davies, Ryan De La Hoz, Robin Denevan, Sonya Derman, Inga Dorosz, Lafe Eaves, Christina Empedocles, Rodney Ewing, Kristin Farr, Josh Farrell, Diana Fayt, Matt Furie, Amos Goldbaum, Veronica Graham, Katie Gray, Adam Green, MICHAEL MCCONNELL, Andres Guerrero, Henry Gunderson, Michael Hall, Jeffrey Hantman, Dana Harel, Nicole Hayden, Jesse Hazelip, Terry Hoff, Ian Huebert, Andrew Huerta, Kara Joslyn, David Kasprzak, John Kearns, Helana Keeffee, Kurt Keppeler, Christine Kesler, Michele King, Tashana Kjelland, Mary Anne Kluth, Ryan LaBonte, Dori Latman, Chris Leib, Justin Limoges, Alexis Lopez, Marina Luz, Brett MacFadden, Paul Madonna, Mitch Manitou, Elisheva Marcus,
Vanessa Marsh, Jessica Martin, Monica Martinez, Sofia Mas, Mike McConnell, Anne McGuire, Honey McMoney, Dennis McNulty, Jeff Meadows, Robert Minervini, Yvette Molina, Matt Momchilov, Brendan Nakahara, Haden Nicholl, Juliette Oken, Olivia Park, Erik Parra, Nathaniel Parsons, George Pfau, Genevieve Quick, Kyle Ranson, Lisa Ricci, Lordy Rodriguez, Ariel Roman, Thorina Rose, Zachary Rossman, Jesse Schlessinger, Douglas Schneider, Zachary Royer Scholz, Paul Solis, Miriam Stahl, Kirk Stoller, James Strickland, Debra Stuckgold, Nick Sung, Julie Sutherland, Char Tan, Katy Tanis, Kevin Taylor, Sarah Thibault, Tracy Timmins, Micke Tong, Gina Tuzzi, David Valentin, Jamie Vasta, Ben Venom, Annie Vought, Victoria Wagner, Kathy Warinner, Jess Wheaton, Virginia White, David Wilson, Lena Wolff, Christine Wong Yap, Jesse Wright-Jackson
**See images of some of the 2009 MDR drawings!***