English artist Ptolemy Elrington has made some amazing sculptures from shopping carts as a part of a promotion for the English environmental organization RiverCare. These amazing creations highlight some of the rubbish pulled from rivers in the region by RiverCare volunteers every week. Elrington also makes hubcap creatures.
Archive for August, 2006
So why do people give that wide-eyed, open-mouthed face when a camera comes out? Ghostface is beginning to research this.
Seattle photographer Andrew Miksys has taken some great portraits of Lithuanian kids and Louisiana bingo geezers.
Last night Google started to give free WiFi to the city of Mountain View. With 380 access points, the network covers 12 square miles and should give 90% of the city’s 90,000 residents 1Mb/sec. internet access. The project cost about $1M. Transceiver nodes for Google’s network are mostly mounted on city light poles and the company agreed to pay Mountain View $36 per light pole, or about $13,680, annually, according to the Mercury News.
The New York Times consistently delivers great web content. Here’s a quirky video: Andy Newman takes his backpack, tent and canteen on a six-day 45-mile hike and explores the beaches, quicksands, mansions, pyramids and Kills of the 6th largest island in the continental U.S.– Staten Island. Read more and see more photos.
Los Angeles photographer Carlos Tarrats makes some really interesting painterly photos that seem to be like something out of a Brothers Quay film. Tarrats’ favorite favorite fish taco lunch special is at Senor Fish in Eagle Rock.
You think there are a lot of fixed gear nerds in this town now, just wait ’til this weekend.
Great article on photographer William Christenberry in the New York Times. He takes pictures of personal landmarks of his youth in rural Alabama, returning every year to document changes in these sometimes dilapidated stores and shacks. There’s a nice slideshow with the NYT article and another with this NPR piece on Christenberry. See more of his photos, including some nice shots of kudzu and red clay here. Also his photos are on view until August 17 at the Aperture Foundation Gallery in NYC.
Interesting Vanity Fair article that annotates 30 hours of newly released tapes from the control room of NORAD’s Northeast headquarters the morning of 9/11/01. Listen and read along.