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When art meets engineering


The GIFs above show Metropolis II, a kinetic sculpture of the modern bustling city. The project — by artist Chris Burden — took nearly four years to create and features 1,100 cars zipping around 18 roadways, including one six-laner. “The noise and level of activity are both mesmerizing and anxiety provoking,” he explains.  

Burden has created a number of large-scale installations that walk the line between engineering and sculpture:

As an art-school graduate student at the University of California, Irvine, his friends were physics students who played around in the lab the way he experimented and daydreamed in his studio. “They’d say, ‘We follow our hunches, we freeze things to 300 degrees below zero and then we hit them with hammers,’ ” he recalled. “I thought, ‘Wow, that’s kind of what I do.’”

His retrospective show, Extreme Measures at The New Museum, is showing through January 12th, 2014.

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I will say time and time again, that police brutality is ever so prevalent. Open your eyes people. 

solongraggedydoctor asked: ACTUALLY I think I mistyped. The film was alright, as a stand alone film goes, but compared to the books, it sucks to like the 9th degree. But the worst thing about SOUE is that it didn't finish in a decent enough way for it to introduce the idea of another movie.

I dunno! I truly believe they would of done more amazing movies to follow the first. Sadly, we will probably never know. :-(

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chroniclesofamber:

Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) is first on Total Film’s list:  “50 Movie Franchises That Ended Too Soon.”  And with good reason.  Fantastic artwork, sets darkly gothic and as otherworldly as anything in “The Wizard of Oz,” the rarity of child actors perfectly suited for their roles, haunting soundtrack, top performances delivered by Meryl Streep, Timothy Spall, Billy Connolly and every cast member.  While Jim Carrey has never been better, flamboyantly pulling off three completely different characters.  It is a wonderful adaptation and a beautiful film introduction to Daniel Handler’s beloved series.  Maybe one day they will film a sequel, though it seems unlikely now.  Good on Total Film for acknowledging a unique, imaginative and entertaining movie.

Obviously OP never read the books, and doesn’t know just how appalling the film actually was…..

ACTUALLY, the movie pulls many different characters, places and nuances from almost ALL of the books, tying the movie together. Obviously, you don’t have the best taste in movies.

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