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Crane on Esplanade After the Crews Go Home

La Maîtresse de la Tour Eiffel | 2009 by Michel de Broin

La Maîtresse de la Tour Eiffel | 2009 by Michel de Broin

Nuit Blanche, City of Paris

Mirror ball, 1000 mirrors, 7.5 meters in diameter.

The spectacular view of the starry sky has long been a source of delight and curiosity, but the abundance of artificial light in urban areas produces a glow that covers the stars in the firmament. The largest mirror ball ever made was suspended from a construction crane 50 meters above the ground to render the starry sky to the citizens of Paris for one night in the Jardin du Luxembourg during the Nuit Blanche event.

Artist Bio

Born in 1970 in Montreal, Michel de Broin lives and works in Canada and Europe.

Through a collection of objects and actions, his works seek to escape the constraining nature of modern utopian aspirations whilst attempting to reenact them in playful, jesting objects that glorify the referent on the one hand while upstaging it on the other. Drawing on his doubt in the capacity and value of ideas, his sculptural projects seek to put them to the test by literally confronting them with the necessities of reality in assemblage that often troubles the ideas it purports to speak for.

Artist’s Site

http://www.micheldebroin.org

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Self-Description Comic

via xkcd.com Self-Description.

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#3852: DANCES WITH AVATARS

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ASCII Art Farts #3852: DANCES WITH AVATARS.

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Bleep Labs Thingamagoop 2 (video)

The update to Bleep Labs wildy popular Thingamagoop is here! Thingamagoop 2 is a small robot-shaped synth that excels at making noise and sound effects. Aside from its all-around coolness, the Thankamapoop has a killer feature, a 1/4inch output jack. Think, patch cord into your mixer or amp! Just watch this video for all the bleeping and blooping and flashing goodness:

Where to get it:

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Never forget who the true enemy is.

Never forget who the true enemy is.

Abstruse Goose » Robots – part 2.

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Sony, with a dash of chumby; or chumby, with a dash of Sony…whatever « chumblog

Sony Dash, Chumby Guts


Delia XO laptop Chumby alarm clock

Nifty new product from Sony based on the Chumby software platform. I use a Chumby as my internet alarm clock.

Here’s my Chumby (not the furry one, not the green one)! Notice that it’s displaying one of my mostly adequate bird pictures.

From the Chumby Corporate blog: Sony, with a dash of chumby; or chumby, with a dash of Sony…whatever « chumblog.

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“If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from…

Leland Palmer, Laura

Leland Palmer, Laura's father in the ABC television series Twin Peaks, as played by Ray Wise.

Slaughterhouse 90210 “If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.” – George Orwell, 1984

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Mavericks Competition Soon & Surf Photos from November 2008

According to a KGO-TV report, the  Mavericks surf contest could happen Monday. According to Mark Sponsler, surfer and developer of the surf forecasting tool Stormsurf.com, “For Mavericks, we need continuous waves that are twenty feet high or more.”

I’ve seen the big surf at the Mavericks break and it is beautiful and overwhelming and awesome; some day I’d like to get out on the photographer’s boat with a 400mm or 500mm tele and get some real photos of it. You can see what I got from Pillar Point in November 2008 on Flickr and below, on this Cooliris Photo Wall.

(Neat thing to do with this wall… click the top left photo and it will zoom to fill the wall. Now tap the down arrow key on your keyboard to see the next picture. If your mouse is over the picture, you can read the text I provided for each image.)

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Jesus and Mo – care

From Jesus and Mo, care.

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Avatar versus Pocahontas

This just popped up all over the Internet… or maybe I just noticed it.

Pocahontas in Space

James Cameron’s Pocahontas Avatar

and here, and here, and on You Tube.

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Origin68 T-Shirts – Human Being Black

Origin68 T-Shirts – Human Being Black, £18

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Leonard Cohen – Suzanne (video)

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