That’s what my posting frequency has slowed down to. So, to fill in the silence, here’s a couple of entries from my friends’ blogs.
Next, a link I have shamelessly stolen from James at Nomen Luni.
And if that weren’t enough, I’m even stealing most of the text of his entry.
Field is comprised of 1,300 unwired fluorescent tubes in a grassy field in Bristol. The piece, by artist Richard Box, warns of the dangers of living in proximity to electricity pylons: the tubes glow from the power of the electromagnetic field created by 400kV overhead cables. More worrying, were you to approach a tube, you’d find that its glow fades because the human body is the more efficient conductor. The resulting installation has an unreal quality—so much so that photographs of Box’s work look almost as though they have been fabricated.
I found this idea incredibly cool and not really worrying. It would be interesting to to see the patterns of glow fading or brightening up if, for instance, a few people were dancing amongst the tubes. How’s that for changing this installation art to performance art? 🙂
On a totally unrelated note, I’d gotten very tired of hearing people arguing needlessly over the Presidential Daily Brief (WashingtonPost.com, free registration required I think.) Tom Tomorrow has an interesting point to make on that.
And now to more mundane and not so fun things. I have deleted my orkut and LiveJournal accounts as they seemed to be more troublesome than necessary. Abrupt yes, but what has to be done has to be done.