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gatewurm » The Abrahadabra Institute superlight and magnetic sculpture gallery by gatewurm Many of these devices were featured in the Transmutational Alchemy show at Olympia Arts Walk, Spring 2012, where they delighted everyone. Gatewurm is the House Director for The Techneion of The Abrahadabra Institute, and an independent researcher and developer of ‘Radiant Energy & Magnetic Energy Technologies’. He has built and designed several energy devices which are powered by, operated by, and even levitated by, magnetic radiant energies. His experimental machines theoretically generate varying degrees of influence over The Body of Light and create some fairly spectacular visual effects. One of his most popular installations is the Eye of Ra levitating coil, a complex copper coil that floats a sphere in the center using computer generated sound waves.
How a Futuristic Environmental Design Idea Became a Reality | GreenBiz.com - StumbleUpon What vehicle architecture is most appropriate for global markets in the 21st century? Jim Kor, designer of the futuristic Urbee car shares his One Great Idea for changing the future of automotive transport. Kor presented his vision at the State of Green Business Forum in Chicago, laying out how sustainable design for transport can change the world. According to Kor, the solution resides in sustainable design, which is why he designed Urbee in 1996. My favorites Star Wars Subway Car Produced by Charlie Todd and Matt Adams / music by Gustav Holst, arranged by Tyler Walker For our latest mission, we staged a reenactment of the first Princess Leia / Darth Vader scene from Star Wars on a New York City subway car. The white walls and sliding doors on the train reminded us of the rebel ship from the movie, and we thought it would be fun to see how people would react to a surprise appearance by the iconic characters. We spread out the actors along the train line, staging it so they would enter the right car at the right time. Enjoy the video first and then go behind-the-scenes with the photos and report below. Shot by: Matt Adams, Jason Eppink, Erik Martin Photography: Katie Sokoler (photo credit for all photos on this page.) Soaked Stormtroopers: Agents Cassels, Murphy, and Ruben This mission took place on an incredibly rainy day. The Vader costume was really awesome. We used our beloved 6-train stop at Brooklyn Bridge for the start of the mission. Stormtrooper Graveyard
Midway: A Sobering Message from the Plastic Gyre The arresting photography of Chris Jordan is the type which, once seen, one can no longer be the same. His work deals with mass culture: specifically the enormity and power of humanities collective behaviors. In his ongoing project, Midway, he deals with the shocking consequences modern society has even on remote and distant shores. Jordan explains his important project best: “On Midway Atoll, a remote cluster of islands more than 2000 miles from the nearest continent, the detritus of our mass consumption surfaces in an astonishing place: inside the stomachs of thousands of dead baby albatrosses. The nesting chicks are fed lethal quantities of plastic by their parents, who mistake the floating trash for food as they forage over the vast polluted Pacific Ocean.” Through the disturbing photographs you see here and a feature film currently in production, Jordan has taken the sobering project upon himself to let the world know.
Extreme Pogo Sticking Is Surprisingly Badass : Discovery Channel - StumbleUpon Who knew that pogo sticks were good for more than seeing how many times you could jump up and down without falling off? (World record: 206,864.) Or that you could use them to grind rails, jump off buildings, do flips and other moves usually reserved for the craziest bikers and most daring skateboarders? Thanks to the good folks at XPOGO, we have this mind-blowing video that proves that the sport of extreme pogo is thriving, having hosted its 8th annual world championships, Pogopalooza, this summer. The jumpers featured in the video are Fred Gryzbowski, Nick McClintock, Tone Staubs, Dalton Smith, Curt Markwardt, Michale Mena, Chadd Deitz, Steve Bennett and Earl Pote.
Les Dangereux - A Ninja Love Story The Lady and The Reaper An old lady is nearing the end of her days and she longs to be with the husband she has lost. So, when death pays her a visit on night in the form of a rather comical Grim Reaper then she touches his extended hand without fear. Only, she has not considered that a meddlling doctor on our side of the great divide will decide that she must be resuscitated . So ensues a terrific fight between the Reaper and the doctor, who fight fiercely over the mortal coil of the ancient dame. The Reaper eventually gives up, but the old lady has different ideas altogether. This wonderful 3D imaging short film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 2009.
A Film Shows How La Sagrada Familia Will Look When Completed (as Soon as 2026!) Just when you thought Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia basilica couldn’t get any bigger, another tower goes up. The master work of Antoni Gaudi, the fantastic structure is on a truly classic building schedule. Started in 1882 (just 131 years ago) the structure was only half completed in 2010. That means there’s far more to complete, and even at its current dizzying height, there’s far more upward growth to be seen. With a strong final push, new targets have been set for a final completion in just 13 years – at the end of 2026. See Also Beautiful Black and White Photos of La Sagrada Familia The exciting film We Build Tomorrow (below) shows the vision for the completed project, including a surprising amount of additional towers, roofs and spires. via: It’s Nice That