A few years back I wrote about Nicola Tesla and his Wardenclyffe Tower building. That site is now for sale and Matthew Inman is trying to raise the money to buy the site and to start a museum dedicated to Tesla. If there is one thing you need to do today that is donate to this fund!
To see why this is such a good idea go to the article written by Matthew. Then go donate.
Update: As of a few days ago they reached their target to buy the site but there are still some days to go and they need all the money they can get to get the museum up and running. (via)
I haven’t laughed so much for a long time….
It is what it is: An attractive and diverting repository for a massive load of horseshit. And, well, letâ€™s be realists: That load of horseshitâ€™s not going away anytime soon. Might as put it somewhere that itâ€™s out of everyone elseâ€™s way. The Creation Museum manages that well enough. (via whatever)
The Tate modern at the begining of this week announced a new extension to its Bankside Powerstation site in London. The extension by the same Architects who did the conversion of the power station Herzog & DeMeuron is radically different appproach from their conversion. The guardian & Gabion cover it well pointing out that although a huge gallery its already too small, it easily outstrips the The Pompidou Centre in Paris, and New York’s MoM in number of visitors. Nowhere else is the modern museum policy of mixing art and commercialism so well integrated. As for the architecture, well its bold and interesting but for the site and as an extension I’m not convinced it has ‘guggenheim effect’ written all over it, although I have to say it is a really intriguing object. It might be worth waiting to see how the scheme develops.
The Warsaw Museum of Jewish Heritage competition has been won by the Finnish Lahdelma & Mahlamaki. Check out the bbc article.