Manic Street Preachers - Rewind the Film ft. Richard Hawley
Sometime we just need to hear to something real, genuine, “Rewind the film” is the perfect escape.
Chad Wright - Master Plan (2013)
"For the first part of this series, Wright created a mould in the form of an L-shaped suburban dwelling, and set out a series of sand castles on his local beach. This scale-model suburbia was washed away by the tide, which perhaps urges us to consider the relative transience of so solid a symbol of the American dream, particularly since the 2007 subprime mortgage collapse. "
"In Master Plan, I am conflating a child’s sandcastle with architecture typifying postwar American suburbia. This three-part series culls artifacts from my childhood, investigating suburbia in its vision and legacy.Phase One focuses on the mass-produced tract house, re-examining it as symbol for the model American Dream.”
Spike Jonze’s “Her” Official Trailer
Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Scarlett Johansson.
Spike Jonze (Where the Wild Things are) is back with his new extravaganza love story. I personally cannot wait
MUSE. Museo delle Scienze - Science Museum - Museum für Wissenschaf
TRENTO, Italy - 2013 July, 27. Opening Ceremony of the new Science Museum designed by Renzo Piano.
photography and text by: Luis Remelli
A contemporary science museum just opened in Trento, a small city in Northern Italy. The museum is named MuSE and is part of an ambitious project of urban requalification, a district of culture and commerce designed by Renzo Piano.
The intention was to create a new pole of attraction for the city. The area destined to host the new complex was a strip of land close to the river Adige; a former important industrial site for Michelin. The area, a stone’s throw from the city center is creating a new connection between Trento and the waters of the river;
MuSe is dialoguing with the old Palazzo delle Albere (a renaissance Villa) just behind the museum building; the rest of the district hosts commercial activities, residences, recreational spaces, and offices.
The district is basically recreating the city conditions on a smaller scale, facilitated pedestrian’s circulation, squares, green spaces, offices, restaurants, complex of dwellings.
Green is the dominant color in the quarter, trees and flowerbeds are adorning the outdoor spaces whenever possible.
MuSE adopts a top down approach of the visit, from the fourth floor to the -1 the structure is replicating a real mountain, discussing the Alps peaks on the +4, the mountain environment at the +3, Geology of the Dolomites at +2, Alpine Prehistory and sustainability at +1 and Evolution at -1. A ecosystem recreating The tropical forest of Tanzania is hosted in the greenhouse attached to the main building and connected to it.
Zero Gravity is the leading design approach adopted for all the installations and exhibitions hosted inside the MuSE: everything must look light like it was floating. Under this vision all the objects, tables, shelves, screens are all hanging from the ceiling and floating in the space. The Zero Gravity system fundamentals are two suspended constructs: vertical (graphic panels, divider) and horizontal plans (tables 2mx4m, platforms in glass, wood or stone). The result wanted is the invisibility of the supporting plans that float in the air. Zero Gravity expresses the ideal absence of weight in the installations, all the structures of the exhibit transmits lightness and transparency, a sort of invisibility of the structure in order to let the objects or the interactive exhibits to be the actual attraction.
Inside the Muse the internal structure is reconstructing a real mountain, with the -1 serving as valley bottom and +4 as the icy peak. Interactive installations, touch screens, hands on exhibits, educational materials are scattered all around the Museum in a way that lead the visitor in an educational, immersive trip that culminate with the encounter of the real ice.
Maybe the most important space in the Museum is THE BIG VOID: a large open space that connects vertically all the floors of the Muse, ranging from +5 called Skylight to -1. Stuffed animals are literally floating suspended into the empty space hanging from the ceiling with transparent wires. The animals depicted in their behavioral attitude are representatives of real animals, exemplifying their relative altitude distribution in the Alps in a dynamic and changing narration of stories related to mountains, enhanced by sound suggestions. An upward spiral of flying animals is hosted in the central space of the Big Void, at the base there are the reptiles and at the top the high altitude the birds and eagles. Behavioral postures are giving an overall impression of assisting a live wildlife documentary.
When you visit this Museum keep in mind the concept of EDUTAINMENT. (term coined in journalistic jargon to describe ‘attractions that wrapped educational content in an entertaining presentation’).
PROS: Stunning building, bright objects and exhibits, great atmosphere, large spaces, interactive exhibits that foster curiosity and encourage engagement, cozy cafe where is possible to meet researchers and scientists and ask questions…
CONS: sometime overwhelming, not all of you will love the animals hanging from everywhere.
Gino Tomasi, Per l’idea di Natura: Storia del Museo di Scienze Naturali di Trento - Un museo dalle lontane e solide origini : la storia del Museo dalla sua istituzione alla fine del secolo scorso, 2008
Piano Culturale del nuovo Museo delle Scienze del Trentino
MUSE Content Report
Esopo’s Scorpion and the Frog
…and the frog accepted to help the scorpion crossing the river giving him a ride on his back, after made him promise not to sting…
I won’t sting because if I kill you then I would die too, see? I can’t swim… the Scorpion said.
How do I know you wont just wait till we get to the other side and THEN kill me…asked the Frog
I will be too grateful to reward you with death… assured the Scorpion.
The Frog agreed to take the Scorpion across the muddy river.
When they reached the second half of the stream a deadening numbness began to creep into Frog limbs. The Scorpion stung him.
You fool! Now we shall both die! what the fuck, Why did you do that?- screamed the Frog.
I couldnt help myself, It is my NATURE. said the Scorpion while they both were siking into the muddy waters of the river.
link: Prisoner Dilemma
Ladybugs and cheeseballs please take into consideration visiting Mantua soon before heading for an intense tour of Bologna or Venice.
I’m in a state of slumber
I’m allowed to be confused and stumble once in a while
sex is biology, sex appeal is marketing
Royal College of Art graduate Min Su Kim’ conceptual food is a mix of molecural gastronomy and haute cuisine. The project comes as fruit of a vast research in synthetic biology and the final result is a course that slowly twirl/pulsate inside the dish. The artist imagined how food in future can relates to us and what will be the culinary experience if food moves inside our mouths, playing with our palates.
Biotech is already working on creating synthetic life and so food can just be one creative application in this field.
These creations by Min Su are bright, colorful and look actually fun, would you actually eat them?
Moby ’The Day’
I’m watching Trance the new movie extravaganza by Danny Boyle and this song by Moby came out at some point and it is amazing. The original video is featuring american actress Heather Graham (in very Holy Mary poses)