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Tuesday, October 28, 2003
Many things today, and no musings. Richard Meier's Jubilee Church in Rome opened last weekend / Bowlmor Lanes, a classic 1938 bowling alley in NY as seen by meccapixel. It looks a little phoney to us… / a butterfly alphabet / Vulcan miniature PC. Neat, but we’d want a nicer keyboard. Via Sachs Report / Nick Meek, photographer. Especially his personal work / galleries at melancholy rhino / world photo studios, a Colors project, via me-fi.

There, a new parallel universe, launches today. Read this Wired article and ponder on whether you need yet another layer of artificial reality to overlay on top of your life. Consider too Willa G.Cline's Sims Tips, from things 13 / the elephant, a virtual exhibition (via mysterium) / more alternate realities: screen shots of toilets in video games (via kottke). The first virtual toilet we remember is this one / ‘fake bullet holes and damage stickers make the perfect illusion’: we see a depressing number of cars with these stickers over in the UK (i.e. more than none).

The work of Ana Casas Broda, including her unflinching diet journals (NSFW). See also self-portraits (via ArtNudes, which also links to the creepy work of Margi Geerlinks. Related: photo-manipulation by Nicole Tran Ba Vang, via Conscientious). Even more nudity: Jason Salavon's Every Playboy Centerfold, The Decades (normalized), 2002: ‘The photographs in this suite are the result of mean averaging every Playboy centerfold foldout for the four decades beginning Jan. 1960 through Dec. 1999.’ (via Stamen).

Stairs and spirals, at apothecary’s drawer, including the mystery of London Underground's spiral escalator and this curving escalator from Japan. A little bit more digging reveals the story of escalator pioneer Jesse Reno, inventor of the moving stairway and builder of the failed London Underground system. Having moved his company to London in 1902, Reno used his own money to install the first spiral escalator at Holloway Road station (in 1906, according to the Halfbakery). It was never used by the public, and Reno went back to the US.

Vintage technology, also via me-fi. The vans section is especially appealing. More old trucks. More old electrical stuff (via sugar-n-spicy) / Spencer Tunick and his naked pranksters hit Grand Central / hi-rise builds websites for designers and their friends, e.g. 13amp, Vulnerabilia, Playground.