I was in the Level 5 bathroom at the Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan, when I heard this amazing sound. Strange and beautiful music filled the one-person-at-a-time restroom, which I assumed was part of the Museum's "The Shapes of Space" show that runs through September 5. The music was pleasant enough, but there was something about the way the sound filled the bathroom that fascinated me. I could only locate one tiny speaker, up near the ceiling bouncing sound off the curved walls of the "D" shaped room. The sound was so ethereal, spacious, and calming, … Read more
News.com reporter Daniel Terdiman visited the Titan Missile Museum in Sahuarita, Ariz., as part of his Road Trip 2007 around the Southwest.
Located about 20 miles south of Tucson, the museum is located on a former Titan missile launching site. There, crews of four worked 24-hour shifts during which two people always had to be together to ensure safety and security. In this image, the tip of the missile--with warhead removed--is viewed from above through a glass window that allows museum visitors to peer down into the silo.
See more of his photos from the exhibition here.
SAHUARITA, Ariz.--I've just emerged from the bottom of a Titan missile silo, and I think I now understand a little bit more about what it took to be one of the people responsible for pushing the buttons that could have started World War III.
They take you deep, deep underground, into the guts of a thermonuclear weapon launching facility, and you even get to push the button. … Read more
Techie Diva reports that designer/inventor/technologist Moritz Waldemeyer has used LED lights and touchpads to transform ordinary tables into interactive game platforms that are on display at London's Rabih Hage Gallery: "The white table transforms itself into a ping-pong machine at the flick of a switch, while the roulette table (pictured) shows an illuminated map." We hope he'll turn his attention next to … Read more
This is where interior drollery meets digital technology. The New Yorker has put its entire collection--basically everything published from 1925 to April 2006--on a Hitachi hard drive.
The $299 portable hard drive holds 4,000 copies of the magazine on 80GB. And the drive includes everything, even those incidental drawings of fruit or beach grass. The 3 x 5 drive fits in a purse, the company says, so if you want to debate the finer points of John O'Hara at a friend's house, feel free. Let the muffled scoffing proceed.