Visual & Artistic Feast…

This morning as I was going to Rotch (Library) to pick up some books, what do I see…? People walking on tight ropes, someone hanging from a trapeze, what was this here? On closer investigation there were mannequins/ puppets that were placed within the Main Lobby doing strange things.. Why were they here.. I have no clue. But they sure caused a stir..

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This puppet was just swinging from side to side…. Thought it was a real person on first glance, but then realized it wasn’t..

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It has sneakers on and everything!

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I didn’t quite get this one..

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That puppet was balancing on chairs.. Note the guy entering the building. he’s probably wondering “What the hell is happening in here today?!”

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Some pretty big feet I think..

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I don’t know…

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I love this view.. and well this shot.. Tightrope puppet doing its thing..

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Looks much more dramatic in the previous photo..

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The crowds are gathering… I think this crowd included a tour group..

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Even the janitors are wondering about this..

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I like this shot too..

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Still swinging…

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and yet more people…

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I don’t know about these singers either…When I was leaving class.. there they were! This is one of many things I love about MIT… about education at MIT… No school is perfect, but this is what I like here… even in the high stressed, and high-pressured environment, there are these cool things that people do every now and again that blows your mind and makes you wonder why.. that’s funny, that’s weird… but it’s cool.. not vandalism, but artistic or technological (hack for example)… Well done!

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I spray painted the edges of my model last night so that it would be cleaner.. The laser cutter burned the edges pretty badly, so soot was distracting…

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I enter the Media Lab for my Textiles class and apparently someone will be giving a speech of some sort in a few minutes….

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Tim O’Reilly  giving a talk today..

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This is a pretty good book my professor had… looking through it for ideas, case studies, and more…

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People I have to remember to check, and read up on… they had some good work in that book..

Edward Mayer

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Hilal Sami Hilal

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Carson Fox

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Piper Shepard

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Cal Lane

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Shane Waltener

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Bennett Battaile

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Niels Van Eijk

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Henk Wolvers

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Janet Echelman

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Barbara Zucker (see her TED Talk here >>>)

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After leaving my class I rode to Blick to try to get some plaster, or corn starch to try an experiment. Blick had plaster but no corn starch. I went to a Wallgreen’s I think and a guy told me that there’s corn starch at the Co-op.  “The what?” I asked him.. I had no idea what he was taking about. he gave me directions (just the next corner after the bank). I thanked him and went on my way.. Talk about a hole in the wall, but that opens up to a magical place if you ask me. I never knew this existed! There’s a cafe and seating as you enter, and a large grocery behind.. WOW!!! I thought.. this was a hidden gem! I got my corn starch, and some snacks (you know I can’t say no to snacks) and hit the road again… I had to go to the MIT Museum as there was a cocktail closing reception for an exhibition. My friend Mik had an installation there, so I went to support her..

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The name of the exhibition was “Ways of Seeing.” This was Mik’s installation.. Beautiful I think!

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architect, artist, computation, document a day, illustrator, MIT, photo journal, photography, thinking insomniac, vernelle noel

architect, artist, computation, document a day, illustrator, MIT, photo journal, photography, thinking insomniac, vernelle noel

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There was also this cool piece I thought I would share with you… it’s a piece by Arthur Ganson from 1997 entitled “Cory’s Yellow Chair.”

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You can see a YouTube vid here >>>

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After it all, it was back to school. I was fabricating some pieces for another experiment.. hope it works out!

Yesterday I suggested we “Carry a message to Garcia!” Click on the link to read what I was referring to, in case you never read it… I found the piece a wonderful one! Thanks PHW.

And here’s a classic from one of my favorite couples, Grover & Madeline Kahn – Sing after me.

Have a great day!!

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