not all those who wander are lost
protect your eyes, but keep your heart towards the...
this weekend will be the first eclipse of 2012. it will be a annular solar eclipse on May 20-21 (depending on your vantage point). for all my patriots, this will be the first annular eclipse visible from the US in 18 years. check your local listings for show times.
Tom Sachs is on a Mission to Mars
Art Log | Betsy Mead | May 11, 2012 Tom Sachs, Mars Yard, 2011-2012 and Mars Excursion Roving Vehicle, 2010-2012. Photo: Genvieve Hanson In 2007, American artist Tom Sachs made space travel possible—artistically at least. Sachs used everyday materials to painstakingly build a 1:1 model of the Apollo lunar probe and staged a moon landing within the confines of the Los Angeles branch of Gagosian...
the end of the universe and you
had a dream last night that i ventured to the edge of the universe. it was dark and extremely damp. i was floating in a very wrinkly pale olive suit. it was terrifying until company arrived then it was one of the more exhilarating dreams i have had in a very, very long time. good company makes all the difference. glad that even in the emptiness of space i am surrounded by a bunch of stellar aces.
BLDGBLOG: An ice cave in Austria was recently used as a test landscape for experimental spacesuits and instrumentation systems—including 3D cameras—that might someday be used by humans on Mars. The Dachstein ice cave was chosen, Stuff explains, “because ice caves would be a natural refuge for any microbes on Mars seeking steady temperatures and protection from damaging cosmic...