This machine allows anyone to work for minimum wage for as long as they like. Turning the crank on the side releases one penny every 4.97 seconds, for a total of $7.25 per hour. This corresponds to minimum wage for a person in New York. This piece is brilliant on multiple levels, particularly as social commentary. Without a doubt, most people who started operating the machine for fun would quickly grow disheartened and stop when realizing just how little they’re earning by turning this mindless crank. A person would then conceivably realize that this is what nearly two million people in the United States do every day…at much harder jobs than turning a crank. This turns the piece into a simple, yet effective argument for raising the minimum wage.
i love everything about this because i love frida kahlo, but how are you going to not list the fact she was in a horrible bus accident that basically crippled her for most of her life and while lying bedridden she began to paint. frida kahlo didn’t give up and that makes her truly amazing.
THANK YOU johnfreakingegbert FOR BRINGING THIS UP! that is incredibly important it’s one of the main elements that makes frida kahlo as amazing as she is! accidents / cases like that are things that can bring people down so much but frida kept going. she continued to draw and write and never once let anyone tell her that she couldnt do something because she was crippled, she continued on. she never let people walk over, never, not even when she was bed ridden.
frida kahlo is truly an inspiration to women and hispanics / mexicans everywhere. she is frequently overshadowed by the work of her husband diego rivera, who is certainly talented dont get me wrong, but isn’t as amazinng and talented as frida is. its sad that people view/ed her as ‘just rivera’s wife’ because she is so so so so so so so much more than that.
From March 15 to March 22, a spectacular sight greeted residents of downtown Vancouver: a monumental net sculpture floating in the sky, spanning 745 feet between buildings. Created for the TED Conference’s 30th anniversary, the installation called Unnumbered Sparks is the result of a collaboration between artists Janet Echelman and Aaron Koblin.
Woven from braided fibers, the ethereal net ripples and sways in the sky. At nighttime, the sculpture comes alive with illumination that is choreographed by visitors who gather beneath the net. By making small movements on their mobile devices, visitors can paint spectacular beams of light that streak across the sculpture’s surface in real time.