Residents in the Boston area will have the chance to see a pretty unique art installation this weekend. On Sunday evening, hundreds of LED-enabled umbrellas will light up Cambridge thanks to a collaboration between MIT and a Connecticut-based dance group known as Pilobolus. The event is called UP: The Umbrella Project and was first performed up in Camden, Maine last October. Over 300 members of the MIT student body, faculty, and staff will participate; each gets an umbrella lined with red, green, and blue LED lights plus a controller to let them change the lighting as they see fit, and all of the movements will be broadcast onto a large inflatable screen so that the performers can see their movements.
#untappedcities Instagram “Pic” of the Week: Tom Fruin Watertower http://bit.ly/13skMXJ
That’s how we do directions in London town.
1925. Lithograph: image, 11 9/16 × 9 in. (29.4 × 22.9 cm)
In 2011, Twitter user MT suggested to Detroit Mayor Dave Bing that a statue of Robocop would make a “great ambassador” for Detroit. From that seed of an idea, the “Detroit Needs Robocop” project raised over $60,000 through Kickstarter to actually build a life-sized or larger replica of one of the city’s most famous icons. After two years of planning, scanning, and fabrication, the project’s creators have posted pictures of a ten-foot-tall Robocop prototype, ready to be cast in bronze and set up in the city.
Timely as Detroit just announced it’s about to go bankrupt
I wish I could stop loving you so much
The Banana Stand has hit NYC. The line is apparently hundreds long already.
Grand Central Terminal hall