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.
hey, my friends are involved with this! umbrellas!
Remember when New York used to randomly smell like maple syrup and everyone thought it was a wind pattern test for something like this?
wait — this is REAL? this is an ACTUAL THING? i scrolled past the first couple of reblogs because i assumed it was a fake.
also those maple syrup days were awesome.
With deference to the genius of David Bowie, here’s Space Oddity, recorded on Station. A last glimpse of the World.
Huge thanks in the making of the video to the talented trio of Emm Gryner, Joe Corcoran and Andrew Tidby, plus Evan Hadfield and all at the CSA.
Honestly, this is even better than you think it will be.
A lip dub from space.
it’s amazing this is even POSSIBLE, and it’s also just amazing.
THIS WEEK. IT’S HERE.
But I mean, c’mon, we’re all still going to dress up and go see it with flasks, right? We can make little green LED pins too, perhaps.
oh my god, little green LED pins. yes please.
(my costume idea: just dress in all brown/beige/grey and wear a huge pair of glasses = you’re the eyes of dr. t. j. eckleberg!)
so, a couple of months ago, this happened on twitter:
@fuzzydinosaur: this pair of stoop books makes me a little nervous. [see above photo]
@factsarenot: Is “stoop books” a thing? That could be a tumblr.
since “stoop books” are TOTALLY a thing in brooklyn — i listened to jess and made it a tumblr. scroll through brooklynstoopbooks.tumblr.com and you’ll see what i’ve come upon in the last few months… though i don’t think any surpass this original amazingness seen above.