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June 20, 2005

Eames Demetrios & Kymaerica

Eames Demetrios, grandson of Eames_1the famed mid-century design duo Charles and Ray Eames, is a creator in his own right; a photographer, writer, filmaker and, odd though it may sound, invetor of a parallel universe of sorts, Kymaerica.

According to the website...

"Kymaerica is a land (and some waters) somewhat co-existent with our linear world and a general landscape quite similar to large parts of what we would call North America. There are about 80-90 districts, containing over 4000 gwomes. A gwome is cognate word meaning "footprint of (the) nation." Usually it refers to a nation (so the terms are often used interchangably), but it is actually a term for a physical area within a district which has a unified political structure. Kymaerican influences and stories are everywhere in our linear world and likely vice versa. But there also many wonders in Kymaerica not easily found here."

Demetrios holds plaque dedication ceremonies in order to tell the story of Kymaerica in different, relevant areas. So far, there are 8 plaques, with a 9th being dedicated Saurday, June 25 from 3-5 pm in Culver City, Ca.

This plaque, (the 10th will be dedicated in Wisconsin in a few days) tells the story of the last remnant of the Lesser Paralytic Forest which once covered most of Greater Mar Vista. There will be a mural sized map of Kymaerica with insight into many of its cultures, and Demetrios's brief remarks about the history of Kymaerica and the historical importance of the Kulver Glad, will be followed by a group sing-a-long of a Kymaerican anthem.

What could be more fun than that? And conveniently located (for many) too: 10401 West Jefferson Blvd in Culver City.

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