“Peasant Da Vincis” at Shanghai Rockbund
On May 4, the exhibition titled â€œPeasant da Vincisâ€ curated by the renowned American-Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang opened in Shanghai. â€œPeasant da Vincis,â€ featuring a combination of inventions by Chinese peasants and works by the artist that explore the subject of human creativity. It is also the inaugural show for Rockbund Art Museum, the first contemporary art museum in the historic riverfront area of Shanghai, known as the Bund.
Wind Power to Blow Strongly
From Shanghai Daily: Wind power to blow strongly CHINA is expected to increase its total offshore wind-power capacity from 5,000 megawatts in 2015 to 30,000MW by 2020, a senior official at a hydropower institute said. “Shanghai as well as Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Shandong and Fujian provinces have already submitted their offshore wind-power blueprints. Their combined off-shore […]
Super Computer to Simulate Life
ScienceDaily (May 28, 2010) â€” Scientists are planning to use the largest supercomputers to simulate life on Earth, including the financial system, economies and whole societies. The project is called “Living Earth Simulator” and part of a huge EU research initiative named FuturIcT.
An Argument for Ugly Characters
Marketing tells us we need objects in order to be better people, feel better about ourselves, and impress our peers. If not for marketing, every person in the world might exist on the same basic set of durable goods. Marketing tells us we arenâ€™t enough, that more is needed to be â€œcompleteâ€. As such, purchasing is ultimately driven by fear. In-game the ability to visually register the material worth of a character is limited. How can I know the worth of your shoes upon immediate inspection?
China on a Budget
I’m always amazed when I hear of friends spending $350USD or more per day for hotels in Shanghai. Sure, they’re nice… but if you’re hardly in them, what’s the point. So I’m glad to read the WSJ has an article highlighting the many fine and cheap hotel options available across China. From the article: What […]
Alice as Art
Bird Bookshelf Many years after its release people are still talking about the artistic nature of the original Alice game. Here’s an article discussing the literary merits of the product (alongside a list of other good lit adaptations): Games Radar Top 7 Games Based on Books