Improv Everywhere: MP3 Experiment #8
A personal collection. May include cats, design, illustration, Jesus, news, ridiculous news, lovely photos, humor, art, writing, and cute things, plus quotes about all of the above. I give credit wherever possible.
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LIGHT BULB VASE
A modern looking bud vase with an old incandescent light bulb and 2 feet of 3/32 inch aluminum welding rod. This project requires a few simple tools, small needle-nose pliers, 1/4-inch Allen wrench, a small hammer, leather work gloves, and safety glasses.
About the project:
Suspended threads of gossamer fiber optic cables will span the length of the new lobby, and each thread connects on the wall next to the label of a unique library subject category. The cables will interface with the library’s own “mind,” the Wyoming State Library catalog. Each time a library user throughout Wyoming searches a person, place, idea or book, an individual fiber optic thread fires a glowing light or color related to the library subject category returned from that search. In this way, Filament Mind resembles a luminous “connectome,” or map, of synaptic brain activity, firing away the thoughts of people extended through the mind of the library.
“It’s inspired by the concept that our civic spaces should be intelligent and responsive, communicating as much to us as we do to each other,” said artist Yong Ju Lee. “This enables a form of intra-environmental social interaction between our thoughts and the material of our built environments.”
“It’s also based on the notion that art, which is truly for the public, should manifest what’s in the hearts and minds of the community, as a reflection of the influence of place on our thoughts,” added artist Brian Brush. “There’s no greater manifestation of this influence than in the interests that we cultivate throughout life and the questions we draw from our world.”