Wassily Kandinsky - Untitled (1923)
Planet Money: What was going on in 1984 that made women drop computer science?
Born on this day, Oscar Wilde
More melancholy than I prefer. But it can’t all be optimism and glitter.
Colin ruining my shot.
Happy birthday to best Dad best.
n. The stone, piece of pottery, etc., used in the game of hopscotch.
Also: the game of hopscotch itself (freq. in pl., with sing. concord).
Happy birthday John Lennon.
I wish you knew.
Mayumi Terada, Curtain
Artist David Bowen is known for his kinetic sculptures that are driven by real-world data from natural phenomenon. For his work “Tele-Present Water,” first exhibited at the National Museum in Wroclaw, Poland, Bowen pulled real-time wave intensity and frequency data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) buoy station 46246 (49°59’7″ N 145°5’20″ W) located in the remote Shumagin Islands of Alaska. This information was scaled and transferred to a mechanical grid structure, resulting in an uncanny live simulation of the movement of water from halfway around the world. The piece, along with Bowen’s other works, speaks to the way technology and telecommunications can both alienate us from and unite us with the natural world. While technology has enabled us to control and model phenomena with unprecedented precision, it may also provide a means to understand the world in a more intimate, visceral way.
This is my other half. We’re going to take on the world. Watch.