29 August 2007

Most fun of the day

The most fun of the day was when I had a couple of faculty from the art department in my office and a bunch of art grad students asking how they could make glue from natural sources.

I was especially pleased because I was able to find a book in my office (and I did have to hunt for it), look in the index, and find an answer. Bones, hides, hoofs, and the ever popular "fish remains." And I learned that "collagen" and "collage" are basically similar words, collagen was the major material in some kinds of early glue. Thank you, Steve Vogel, for writing Life's Devices, which is where I got the answer.

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