[islandlabs] Topics of interest for Wednesday's meeting

Burns, William burns at cshl.edu
Wed May 26 15:43:57 EDT 2010

I'd like to do a video if that's possible. (making use of the

re: the label, packing tape will probably adhere very well to glass.
It'd be interesting to see what happens to a label if a tiny corner
isn't covered by tape.


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> Hey, all!
> Just got back from the ICON-sponsored pre-screening of 
> "Prince Of Persia" and wanted to get this message off before 
> I hit the rack.
> I'm working on more TunaCans. Would anyone be interested in a 
> micro-lecture on how I build a TunaCan? I can bring material 
> and demonstrate the various steps.
> Also, Amy has been running an experiment on the labels that 
> were on TunaCan I. 
> The results so far are quite interesting. I think she's going 
> to bring her experiment and show it to others. To 
> quote+paraphrase a portion of what she wrote to another friend:
> ==================
> "As a matter of fact, I'm doing a little experiment to see 
> how well the labels and plastic tags withstand seawater.  
> Saturday morning I took a bike ride down to the water (out 
> here in Patchogue, the water's only about two miles away) and 
> filled an empty soda bottle with the Great South Bay's 
> finest.  Then I pedaled it back, and prepped a cleaned out 
> coleslaw container.  I cut up some labels just like the ones 
> I put on TunaCan I.  I adhered a label directly to the inside 
> wall of the container and covered it with packing tape.  Then 
> I stuck a small label to the tape.  Then I tossed a label 
> (still on its backing) and a plastic tag into the container, 
> filled it up with seawater, covered it, and left it out by 
> the back door. "
> ==================
> Results as of ~100 to 102 hours of exposure will be shown and 
> discussed.
> Joe
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