We danced and danced and they set him free.
Sad to see him go, but what a life!
Click the image above to hear the track.
I admit it, I’m a Luddite.
I like making things with my hands and I often find the computer age a snare and a delusion - having to move 10 time-consuming steps forward to test an idea, hours spent on upgrades and glitches when I could be working, and I’m not so fond of the aesthetic computers encourage - fantastic and sweeping yet disconnected.
Don’t get me wrong. I love my computer and it is a great tool. I’m just not totally sold on the brave new world technology has spawned. What used to be a finite book on a shelf, one tree felled, is now a computer file that needs electricity to exist - in perpetuity.
So when my friend Carla Diana told me she was writing a children’s book on 3D printing I might have rolled my eyes a little, but it turns out I just had no vision. The vision was all Carla’s, and technology is transformed into something charming in her book Leo the Maker Prince.
The images sort of remind me of the stop animation Xmas movies of my youth. I see a movie in Leo’s future.
It’s a story about young woman who meets a robot who happens to be a 3D printer. The book features a series of objects that appear as photos on the pages but can be downloaded so that readers can actually have them in their hands while they read.
Genius! Revolutionary! Empowering! Just in time for the holidays!
Meg, the HAD Studio Manager, was not sure if I would be flattered or scared by the below. Definitely flattered.
Flavor Paper held an event to launch its new collaboration with the Warhol Foundation.
I usually find retro licensing like this boring, but Flavor Paper did an amazing job. The one-night-only installation was full on and fabulous. They transformed a raw space with 30’ ceilings. This panorama gives an idea of the scene.
The hand-printed patterns were over the top …
… but there was much to love. I could see myself living with and Empire State building.
The best show of 2013 is back in concert form to benefit the Philippine’s.
Here Lies Love tells the life of Imelda Marcos. The production at the Public Theater blew me away. This one sounds like it will be a little less involved, but the music, by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim is uplifting and its for a great cause.