June 11th, 2008

Mr. Twister

...and the lifelong grip of childhood aspirations...

Bloomberg top news --


Pedestrians pass by "What My Dad Gave Me," a 2008 sculpture by Chris Burden on display in Rockefeller Center in New York on June 10, 2008. The 65-foot tall "skyscraper" is built entirely of Erector Set pieces.

Из статьи: what's shocking now is how much innocence a plain metal construction project can convey. The overgrown toy is titled ``What My Dad Gave Me'' (Burden's father was an engineer), and the sentimentality of the title is refreshing given how much rough stuff Burden took -- and doled out to audiences -- in the past.

Burden says he's still testing limits: No one has built such a huge Erector Set before. That's certainly true, but the shrunken skyscraper speaks more to the collective strength of many flimsy parts and the lifelong grip of childhood aspirations.
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Mr. Twister

Осознанный дизайн в действии

Как известно, лучший ресторан в Америке уже несколько лет не French Laundry (Томас Келлер), a чикагская Alinea (Грант Ашац). Ашац, 1974 г.р., раньше тоже работал в French Laundry, а недавно ее затмил.

В прошлом году у м-ра Ашаца был обнаружен рак языка. Тhree doctors told him that he needed most of his tongue removed and that it could result in him losing his voice, sense of taste and ability to swallow. Then, a fourth physician, Dr. Everett Vokes, chief of hematology/oncology at the University of Chicago Medical Center, gave him another option: radiation and chemotherapy.

http://chicagoist.com/2008/06/09/chef_achatz_tak.php

Прекрасный замысел + прекрасное осуществление = прекрасный мир.
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