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Post #1053 • September 14, 2007, 3:37 PM • 7 Comments

"Anders Nilsen dealt with the death of his fiancee the best way he knew how: by drawing comics." (CR) Also via CR, Entre Deux.

"Terrorist organizations, like other organizations, have logos. And that means that somebody had to design those logos. So, which terrorist gets that job? Are there trained terrorist Graphic Designers? Or does the job just go to whichever terrorist happens to have a copy of Adobe Illustrator?"

John Maeda designs the cover for Key. (K)

"This massive art sculpture involves two enormous big rig trucks that balance on each other. The interior of the trucks are hollow and designed to allow people to climb inside." (Supergirl)

"I drop the figurine from the same height in complete darkness while the lens of the camera is open. When the figurine hits the ground, the sound triggers the lights to go off for a fraction of a second."

"The Japanese have a far better selection of pens on the market than we do here in the U.S."

Department of Skills: Highlight reel of the '04/'05 World Juggling Federation Championships.

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ahab

September 15, 2007, 7:03 AM

I drop the figurine from the same height in complete darkness while the lens of the camera is open. When the figurine hits the ground, the sound triggers the lights to go off for a fraction of a second.

On a first reading I didn't understand how turning the lights off in complete darkness would help. Most of those shattered still-lifes seem to work pretty well as photographs conveying inertial potential. Great choice of figurines, making good use of such kitschy crap. Seems like this technique might have some intriguing results if combined with one of those bullet cameras they used in The Matrix (or just multiple cameras), which could provide a map for reconstructing the thing at some moment of shatter. They could be reincarnated as better sculptures then.

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Marc Country

September 15, 2007, 7:31 AM

I love art sculptures. They're my favorite kind of sculptures. WOOOOOOOO!!!!

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opie

September 15, 2007, 8:00 AM

Mine too, Marc. And I like it when someone says "so you paint abstracts, huh?"

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Franklin

September 15, 2007, 8:36 AM

In this case you may have to make the distinction because there are also art cars, art bicycles, and art motorcycles, so vehicles may be art, demonstrations of alternative fuel use, or other things and various combinations thereof.

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opie

September 15, 2007, 8:59 AM

To paraphrase Walter Pater: "All things aspire to the condition of art"

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Franklin

September 15, 2007, 9:10 AM

I meant that these things are present at Burning Man. You should check out the piano trebuchet.

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Marc Country

September 15, 2007, 5:31 PM

"In this case you may have to make the distinction because there are also art cars, art bicycles, and art motorcycles, so vehicles may be art, demonstrations of alternative fuel use, or other things and various combinations thereof."

... while sculptures, on the other hand, are always 'art'.

I tried to watch the trebuchet video, er, I mean "art trebuchet" video, but a naked woman on stilts kept saying 'whattup' at the beginning, and thus forced me to stop.

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