So last week I spent an entire day at JPL (the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory) and the Pasadena Art Center with the infamous Phil Blaine. We were there as a part of an information share about the convergence of science and art. Some of these ideas have ended up at Coachella.
The art center was pretty amazing. We took a brief tour of the facility and spent a few minutes exploring a couple art installations that were created by Dan Goods the JPL/NASA Creative Art Director and David Delgado from the Mars Rover research team. Using math, science and a bit of creative genius, they mapped out a 3 dimensional clock that is truly larger than life. From a distance, wires, wooden spheres and the use of lighting give the illusion of a perfectly shaped clock approximately 15feet in diameter. As you walk closer into the room, you become part of the installation. The clock disappears. You can experiment with sound by recording your voice through digital processors that make loops using delay and lots of other great effects.
OK…Visiting JPL was one of the most profound experiences that I’ve had in a long time (thanks for the invite Phil). Mars rovers, rocket engines, giant clean room laboratories resembling scenes from a James Bond flick, lunar modules, 3D panoramic images of the surface of mars over 10ft long…I can go on and on. Check out some pics
Switching gears a bit, Club Nokia opened with Beck and Jenny Lewis on Nov 9th.
I didn’t really know what to expect…Dalyn did such an awesome job designing the interior! Sound is great too. I’ll be there for InFlames this weekend (gotta have my monthly metal fix!). If any of you have been to the club yet, please share stories, pictures, comments…etc
It’s been a busy couple weeks…Stagecoach also went on-sale. Yeehaw!!! Anyone try the BBQ this year…??? Oh man.