Atlanta Botanical Gardens - Creatometry / Atomic Playrooms iCrow
The iCrow and the reformatting of information and culture
- An accidentally timely and slightly – in context – macabre celebration of Apple products, digitization of all media and correspondence, and cultural change; completely coincidentally installed just as Steve Jobs succumbs to cancer.
Here’s the iCrow, now an accidental tribute to Steve Jobs and Apple, and the powerful cultural changes they catalyzed. Last night I wrote a short tribute panel for him concluding with “Thank you Steve Jobs for ushering in the inevitable in a very, very elegant effective way.”
Oh, and you might wonder why I thought of this as a scarecrow… I’m also making bookcases, actual bookcases, in the shape of iPhones and iPads that look like the ibooks app. Fun? E-mail me up and order one today!
What more need be said?
The list of our appearances is one I am very proud of. A who’s who of major news sources using AP have posted the melting fan Hot-Lanta Fan image; USA Today, YahooNews, AOL, the NY Times, the Wall Street Journal, the ABC news site… and the design blogs are picking up the image now, with the Museum of Modern Art in NYC the icing on the cake. Louvre, anyone?
Check the site of Atlanta’s AM1690 “The Voice Of The Arts” for an upcoming interview about the Hot-Lanta Fan and the context of Atlanta’s MARTA system. Host Gene Kansas uses the show to educate about issues of design, visual arts and the built environment, with each show focussing on a particular theme. Since the sculpture was a high profile on the national level for MARTA, Gene was kind enough to call me for a very engaging interview in their studio on Spring Street. Check out some of the other archived shows as well at the Sidewalk Radio site.
Still in the works but we have obtained a booth space for this year’s Decatur Book Festival – Labor day weekend. Look for Atomic Playrooms… more info to come soon.
The concept that launched 22,000 blog hits! Hot-lanta Fan
Well I have no idea how it happened (actually I do, C.H. Briggs sponsored it, MARTA made a home for it, TopSouth and specifically Mike Marks built it, and a talented AP photographer, David Goldman, snapped and released a great photo of it) but the New York Times, Nightline, ABC News, Wall Street Journal, NPR’s Radiolab, The UK’s Daily Mail, tens of regional newspapers, and over twenty two thousand bloggers have featured images of the melting fan in tweets, blogs, likes and forwards.
I could not be more thrilled!