Virginia Jaramillo and the Art of Sci-Fi and Cosmology
A pioneer in minimalist art, Virginia Jaramillo incorporated her love of science fiction and cosmology into her art. Although overlooked for decades, Jaramillo is finally getting the recognition that is long overdue.
Jaramillo was born in El Paso, Texas in 1939, and grew up in a multicultural neighborhood in East Los Angeles. Like Philip Guston and Jackson Pollock before her, she attended Manual Arts High School. Known for its progressive art curriculum — students drew and painted from nude models, for example — the school “opened up vast horizons,” the artist told Hyperallergic. On weekends, Jaramillo’s instructor took her and a small group of other students to Charles and Ray Eames’s studio and offices for films and talks. There, Jaramillo was introduced to design, architecture, and “a philosophy of structure and the purity of form.” These discoveries opened “a different way of seeing” for Jaramillo and would guide her artistic thinking and output in the following decades.
Adafruit publishes a wide range of writing and video content, including interviews and reporting on the maker market and the wider technology world. Our standards page is intended as a guide to best practices that Adafruit uses, as well as an outline of the ethical standards Adafruit aspires to. While Adafruit is not an independent journalistic institution, Adafruit strives to be a fair, informative, and positive voice within the community – check it out here: adafruit.com/editorialstandards
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.
Have an amazing project to share? The Electronics Show and Tell is every Wednesday at 7pm ET! To join, head over to YouTube and check out the show’s live chat – we’ll post the link there.