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Futurism was an international art movement founded in Italy in 1909. It was (and is) a refreshing contrast to the weepy sentimentalism of Romanticism. The Futurists loved speed, noise, machines, pollution, and cities; they embraced the exciting new world that was then upon them rather than hypocritically enjoying the modern world’s comforts while loudly denouncing the forces that made them possible. Fearing and attacking technology has become almost second nature to many people today; the Futurist manifestos show us an alternative philosophy.
Too bad they were all Fascists.
someday, these words will have no relevance, I hope.
AHHH! AHHH! AHHH!
I got their book a few weeks ago and am slowly savoring it and letting its white-space vs. jumbled-crap pollute my mind. Ahhhhh. Had to order via Shakespeare & Co. to get it. Amazon couldn't find it at all. Heh. Viva la Independents.
After the Quake: review of volume that includes the previous short.
April post on Henshin Cyborg and related spawnings.
Yahoo! Search Results for Picture of a Normal Hip Xray in humans: yep. "normal" and "hip" all at the same time.....
Mike Benedetti peace activist
accordion West Virginia
mister rogers military service
adopting two Russian
tiki huts Portland
Lusty Superhero drawings
mummified creature found 2003
"I am on my way" "paint your wagon"
effect of nuclear weapons on echology
food asemic value
juicy couture puff coat
Back to Part VI for more.
Open Studio this Weekend! Open stained glass studio and house featuring works of the Art Bunch-Barbara Kapalski, water colors; Simone Kiven, pastels; George Strasburger, oils; Jay and Mary Ann Paulukonis, glass; Michael Paulukonis, digital collage; plus performances by Vanessa Norton. Additional music and entertainment on the lawn Saturday by Matthew Bonewicz. Friday/Saturday 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., Sunday noon-5:00 p.m.. UPDATE: it was good to see you there.
one of my new pieces in a crappy jpeg-edition. I'm looking for some good, cheap presentation software for slide-show-type presentations. But that allow for pausing, reversing, etc. Any suggestions?
You will need:Need more StringCanPhone? Join the tribe!
2 tin cans with one hole punched in bottom
1) Prior to the meeting, punch a hole in the bottom of each tin can using a nail and a hammer.
2) Thread string through hole in bottom of can and knot.
3) Pull string taut to 'talk' over the telephone.
Let's Talk Science! gives you the history and science.
food for thought: another Half-Bakery project.
from the brightly-colored folks at DK books.: ADULT HELP ADVISED. uses a button
PBS Zoom instructions, with kids' feedback. uses paperclips.
Panasonic answers that important question: How do string phones work?
So does How Stuff Works. actually, so do most of these links.
Mike, aka Mr. Engineer, has produced a movie on making a "wireless phone," and warns "Tin cans can be VERY sharp."
Check out his other movies!
Moms and Dads, take note!: A Moment of Science
this spring-phone "Works better than the string version you had as a kid." Although they note it's in bad condition.
This set of stock photo images of cellphones includes kids on tin can phone.
Another stock photo.
Thing BIGGER: the Bucket Phone.
Even Alltel thinks they're a good idea.
Tammy thinks they are only make believe telephones, but a good art project, nonetheless.
But MIT says it enables spoken communication between two spacially separated people in an elegant and amazingly simple way.
Incubus put them in their Anti-Gravity Love Song.
These nitpickers don't think the network shown in 3 Ninjas would work. Nor is it hi-tech "because it's connected to a rotating pole."
Professor Putter has put together a tin-can Telefax. Perhaps.
Michael Morgan thinks you could use them marketing (scroll down).
Wired had a proposal for a worldwide tin-can phone network.
It's CAT 5 compliant and is easily upgradeable to CAT 6!
Commando Theater!. They also like to Saran-wrap cars.
Jen Allen used one in this exhibit.
Building one might just help you to understand the communication evolution.
They're perfect to put into your tent.
And handy when you're in a Medieval Gameshow.
And definitely feature in a typical 1940s Boy's room.
Okay. Who's ready for the QUIZ.
If you'd like to manufacture your own papercups (for better quality control?), Alok Enterprises can set you up.
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,
HERE WE HAVE
BROUGHT TO YOU BY A LENGTHY AND ARDUOUS PROCESS
BY WHICH NO FEWER THAN 64 TICKLE ME ELMOS WERE
TRAPPED from locations across America
SKINNED by The Industrialist
MEMORIALIZED by Btsy Rss
COVETED by The Sociopath
MOUNTED by The Taxidermist
REBIRTHED by The Alchemist
CHRISTENED by The Debutante
INDUCTED by The Fashionista
All for the creation of a
Carefully crafted from the pelts and electronics of
--64 PREVIOUSLY OWNED TICKLE ME ELMOS--