Thursday, April 10, 2008

Building bridges to nothing, you get nowhere

Posted By on 04.10.08 at 03:50 PM

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Lois Wille seems to be an unlikely person to misunderstand what parkland is, but here you go:

"The museum, where youngsters learn while they play, fills that gap. They enjoy racing along architect Frank Gehry's serpentine bridge above Millennium, but so far it's a bridge to nowhere. In this new site, the Children's Museum will be waiting for them."

If this move goes through, perhaps they can expand the BIG Backyard room, which provides children with fun, a valuable sense of irony, and a glimpse into the manufactured outdoors we'll all live in as the world evolves into an apocalyptic post-industrial hellscape.

"Art meets technology in BIG Backyard, a wondrous urban garden, filled with enormous insects, giggling flowers, giant toadstools and other fantasy creations that stir the senses and make imaginations bloom. Through innovative technology, you can immerse yourself in the action and discover what it's like to be part of the city's landscape."

Come to think of it, that's pretty damn educational. I didn't learn about hyperreality until I got to college. 

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