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Katie Haegele on everyday costumes, dressing from the imagination, and Pee-wee Herman.
This old picture of Paul Reubens with Cyndi Lauper rolled past my tumblr dashboard today, prompting me to reflect on him. Reubens lives, in my mind, in the small category of famous people who I really wish I knew. I am not into hero worship. I just think he and I could be friends.
I once listened to an interview he did with Terry Gross on Fresh Air. They talked about his life, and at one point he recalled moving to Florida from upstate New York when he was around nine years old. When his parents told him they were going to Florida he was all excited, thinking they were moving to the tropics. It was important to him to look the part. His mother took him shopping for school clothes and he picked out things that would suit his new look. (Apparently he had more agency in this arena than I did.) He’d be, like, a beachcomber. That’s what you do in Florida, right? Comb beaches? He showed up for the first day of fourth grade wearing clamdiggers and a nautical-themed shirt, “like a total freak.”
This girl was crying and begging the policeman not to hit her or any of her friends. Then the policeman started crying as well and he said to her: “You just hold on girl.”
The photo comes from protests happening in Bulgaria right now. Students are protesting poverty and corruption in Bulgaria’s Socialist-backed government, chaining themselves to the doors of Sofia University and clashing with police outside of parliament.
After the photo was taken it quickly went viral
Many people think the lava from volcanoes is from the molten interior of the Earth, rising up through the solid rock to get to the surface. This is actually not true!
The Earth’s molten core is very, very far down:
(Image source: BBC)
And it couldn’t get up to the surface for two reasons:
In celebration of the centennial anniversary of the University of Minnesota School of Architecture, Variable Projects designed an installation, called Centennial Chromagraph, that’s a life-size representation of the historical moments of the school during their 100-year history. The curvy installation is made up of 100 robotically-routed plywood ribs that are joined together with 8,080 colored #2 pencils.
The project required computational design tools to generate formal and spatial constructions with large quantities of data, in this case, information collected over a span of 100 years in the school’s history.
The curves in the piece reflect major historical periods for the school, like leadership tenures, buildings it has occupied, and the colleges it has belonged to. The color of the pencils shows the evolution of the school’s degree programs over the years. The project was designed and built along with students at the school and was constructed over a period of five days.
Design: Adam Marcus, Daniel Raznick
Fabrication & Assembly: Adam Marcus, Daniel Raznick, Jordan Barlow, Sam Daley, Kevin Groenke
Computational Design (Catalyst Workshop, March 2013): Nathan Miller
Prototyping (Catalyst Workshop, March 2013): Will Adams, Philip Bussey, Sam Daley, Matthew Enos, Derek Gallagher, Mohsen Ghanbari, Dantes Ha, Hwan Kim, Benjamin Kraft, Wei Liu, Dan Raznick, Stuart Shrimpton, Christina Smith
Centennial Graphic Identity: Kai Salmela