Olafur Eliasson's 'Utopia' for the new year

Article: Olafur Eliasson's 'Utopia' for the new year

For the third and final installment of their ‘Utopia’ series, Denmark’s Arken Museum of Modern Art installed Olafur Eliasson’s “Din Blinde Passager (Your Blind Passager),” a 300-foot-long tunnel filled with a fog so thick that visibility is limited to five feet and visitors are forced to rely on senses besides sight to guide them through to the end of the tunnel.

When you first enter the installation you’re bathed in the magical sensation of what feels like a pool of bright light shrouded in mist, but the mist quickly thickens, the light changes colors and the initial feeling of a kind of new birth gives way to disorientation and confusion. So how, exactly, does this fit in with the Arken Museum’s idea of utopia?

Green tech finds (8/5/10)

Article: Green tech finds (8/5/10)

NASCAR, bicycles, and recycled guns… your green tech finds for the week.

It all started with the bicycle: Trade pub Mechanical Engineering sings praises to the bicycle… not only as an engineering breakthrough for its time, but also as a “platform” for other transportation developments.
NASCAR goes solar: Well, sort of… the Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania now operates the tenth-largest solar farm in the US (and the biggest of any sports arena in the world).

Kids Do The Darnedest Things!

Article: Kids Do The Darnedest Things!

What does a child simulating sex with naked Barbie and Ken dolls have to do with reading the daily paper? We’re not entirely sure, but this Danish commercial seems to be suggesting that both activities are an ordinary part of daily life. Based on our own life experiences, we couldn’t agree more.