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alchemy

A pseudoscience of the Middle Ages, which attempted to use primitive lab methods to understand laws of nature and the universe. Some of the methods and glassware alchemists created are still used in some form. Most alchemists tried to turn heavy metal into gold.
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Castaldi, a French citizen who has been designing in Europe for over thirty years and has been here for five years, is known for his ability to alchemize disparate fabrics, such as denim and silk, into couture.
It sets the poet up as a kind of suave circus ringmaster of contradiction; despite the pressure of experiential paradox and dissonance, the poet will maintain his/her cool, and in some Hegelian way synthesize the contradictions, clean up the general mess, and alchemize it all into a delicious concoction that is, well, Keatsian.
There's no other place like Southern California -- it's where talent and creativity meet to alchemize technology to make a better world for all of us," said Robert Grossman, E-MEDIA's CEO.