“Suspended threads of gossamer fiber optic cables will span the length of the new lobby, and each thread connects on the wall next to the label of a unique library subject category,” says the Library. “The cables will interface with the library’s own “mind,” the Wyoming State Library catalog. Each time a library user throughout Wyoming searches a person, place, idea or book, an individual fiber optic thread fires a glowing light or color related to the library subject category returned from that search. In this way, Filament Mind resembles a luminous “connectome,” or map, of synaptic brain activity, firing away the thoughts of people extended through the mind of the library.”
“It’s inspired by the concept that our civic spaces should be intelligent and responsive, communicating as much to us as we do to each other,” said Lee. “This enables a form of intra-environmental social interaction between our thoughts and the material of our built environments.”
Brush adds that the work is also based on the notion that art, which is truly for the public, should manifest what’s in the hearts and minds of the community, as a reflection of the influence of place on our thoughts.
“There’s no greater manifestation of this influence than in the interests that we cultivate throughout life and the questions we draw from our world,” says Brush. www.tclib.org
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Art Takes Times Square is a venue and invitation for artists from anywhere, everywhere, to have their art displayed in larger-than-life manner, above the teeming streets of New York City’s Times Square. Visit the site, sign up, share your collection of work with the website, and “the artists in the most (judged/visited/virtually collected) collections will have their work reviewed by [the project’s] judges for the grand prize.” Final deadline for entries is midnight, May 25, 2012.
Art Takes Times Square’s home page says “Over the past five years Artists Wanted has provided over $1.5 million in cash and awards to artists, photographers and designers like you. This summer Chashama and the Times Square Alliance is working with Artists Wanted to present artists from around the world in brilliant lights on a massive scale in one of the most iconic locations in the world. You are invited to participate in: Art Takes Times Square .”
Get your 15 minutes (or more!) of fame! Check it out, send in your art~~~and let us know if you’re trippin’ the lights o’er Broadway! http://www.artistswanted.org/site/
Altamira Fine Art is pleased to announce that their first show of the summer features painter Louisa McElwain. The show, A Painter’s Dream, runs May 23-June 5th, 2012. An artists reception takes place Friday, May 25th, 5:30-7:30PM. wwww.altamiraart.com