Diana Jou

Diana Jou has contributed to local and national media including the Washington Post, Los Angeles Magazine, and NPR. She blogs about art and design under the name Systems of Operation, @systemsoo.

Art for Auklets


Just a thousand yards off the San Mateo coast sits one of the most densely populated places in the Bay Area, with hundreds of residents sharing nine rocky acres, all with great views. But there are no people living here. This is Ano Nuevo Island, a wildlife reserve where four species of seals and sea lions coexist with seven species of seabirds. The only human presence is an occasional visit from a remarkable team of biologists, botanists, and ceramicists.