Posts Tagged "awesome"

The Overview Effect: Astronauts Discuss the Profound Experience of Seeing Earth From Space

“The Overview Effect, first described by author Frank White in 1987, is an experience that transforms astronauts’ perspective of the planet and mankind’s place upon it. Common features of the experience are a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment.”

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A Giant Origami Crane in Logan Square

I was up early this morning, running a few errands before the start of the day. As I was driving down Logan Boulevard, a flash of white caught my eye: an enormous, origami crane sitting quietly in someone’s yard. I made a mental note to stop by on my way home, but an hour or so later on my return… had forgotten all about it. Later on in the day, I decided to trek over there on foot to take a few photos.

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Half the Air in a Given Space: Chicago Art Installation Fills Room With Colorful Balloons

For this site-specific installation, Creed fills half the space of a room with balloons, giving tangible form to something that’s usually invisible: the air around you. This lively artwork is meant to be enjoyed as you walk through it and not just viewed from outside. In Chicago, the artist has installed four versions of this work in different neighborhoods throughout the city, choosing a different color balloon for each site to give the installations their own feeling.

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Mr. Imagine’s Toy Store in Wicker Park, Chicago: An Awesome Store Where No Toys Are For Sale

Made to look like a real toy store on the outside, the interior reveals that there are actually no toys for sale at all – just lots and lots of cardboard. Kids are encouraged to pick from a variety of cardboard boxes, each featuring an augmented reality barcode (when scanned, it reveals a possible toy that can be made). In the rear of the store is a “Workshop” area, featuring a lot of markers, crayons, scissors, tape and glue… where each child can run wild with their imagination, creating whatever they like.

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Of Love and Mountains: Dashrath Manjhi

To honor the memory of his wife and working day and night for 22 years (1960 – 1982), Manjhi carved a 110 meter long passage through a mountain in the Gehlour hills – drastically reducing the distance to the nearest village/doctor. He did all of this with hand tools.

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The Great LEGO Ball Contraption

What’s incredible to me is that there never seems to be an area where the balls are backed up. There was maybe one spot where I could see that a few balls got stuck, but other than that – no traffic jams, and things just seemed to move along at a consistent clip.

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