Author Archives: Chompsky

Behold: No.5 – one of the three Ford GT40s that placed 1, 2 and 3 in the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans race of 1966.

Complete with its original gold livery, race-tuned 7.0l, V8 engine and full restoration to the condition it was in that day, this piece of automotive history can be yours for a trifling €7.75 million.

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The new Cyborg Cyber Spin – a thoroughly discombobulating three-axis ride at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey.

The chap in the middle is definitely wound up for the boke.

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The ongoing saga of win that is Bordeaux bookstore Librarie Mollat’s quest to match as many of their customers with book covers as possible.

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The ‘urban interventions’ of French artist Benedetto Bufalino: from cars transformed into pizza overs to mobile disco mixer trucks and aquarium mini-diggers.  Bufalino installs much of his work in public places, inviting unsuspecting passers-by to engage with it.

More here.

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Ciaran Tierney tweets:

FAILTE … to mark #WorldRefugeeDay on Wednesday, @galwayantiRN are asking as many people as possible to gather at #Salthill beach and spell out ‘Fàilte’ for a spectacular aerial photo (Opposite Coco Cafe, 6.30pm!)

a short by Micheal Marczewski in which stock footage clips are extrapolated into CG environments. Also, there’s a cave of boobs.

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Tele Present Wind  by artist David Bowen currently on display at Azkuna Zentroa in Bilbao, Spain.

To wit: 126 plant stalks attached to x/y tilting mechanisms moving in perfect synchronicity with a similar plant outdoors fitted with an accelerometer. 

Make of it what you will.

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