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(Curbed)   Why just have public art when you can have public art that CONTROLS THE WEATHER?   ( la.curbed.com) divider line
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2012-06-06 02:24:28 PM  
It won't last. The Russians will nuke it and send in their tesla troopers.
 
2012-06-06 03:17:14 PM  
Just another sly HAARP installation disguised as "art."
 
2012-06-06 03:41:29 PM  
It's been done. The particular sculpture below is designed to slow the urban wind tunnel effect.
 
2012-06-06 03:42:27 PM  
farm4.staticflickr.com
 
2012-06-06 04:53:29 PM  
I'm pretty sure this is already an SCP.

/AWCY?
 
2012-06-06 04:54:30 PM  

unyon: It's been done. The particular sculpture below is designed to slow the urban wind tunnel effect.


Wow. That's needed in Seattle's downtown area!
 
2012-06-06 05:05:43 PM  
Public art = throw up some ugly crap on the taxpayer dime
 
2012-06-06 05:05:50 PM  
I have a small park where I control the weather. It's called "My house".
 
2012-06-06 05:07:58 PM  
No, no it wont either.
 
2012-06-06 05:09:56 PM  
Made possible by a generous donation from Virtucorp.
 
2012-06-06 05:10:02 PM  
Not the same, but public art controlled BY the weather (wind):

tech.mit.edu

wifordgallery.com
 
2012-06-06 05:10:23 PM  
Picture of the artist

images.wikia.com
 
2012-06-06 05:11:30 PM  

fusillade762: I have a small park where I control the weather. It's called "My house".


FORCAST FOR TOMORROW: Hazy, visibility down to 10ft, may cause light-headedness
FORCAST FOR THE NEXT 10 DAYS: Hazy, visibility down to 10ft, may cause light-headedness

/perfect clam-baking weather?
 
2012-06-06 05:12:15 PM  
looks like crap. put up a few wind generators and use the electricity to power something.
 
2012-06-06 05:12:27 PM  
God, artists are full of crap.

The weather instrumentation will move under the power of the sea breezes, each influencing the direction of the air like the runnels of the park itself to create a small microclimate in the air above the site."

So... In other words, these thingamabobbers will influence, and be influenced by, the wind JUST AS EVERY OTHER PHYSICAL OBJECT IN THE WORLD influences and is influenced by the wind.

Ta da.
 
2012-06-06 05:13:12 PM  
I remember when the Weather Channel was about the weather.

/get off my lawn.
 
2012-06-06 05:14:16 PM  
www.evanlewisinc.com
 
2012-06-06 05:15:36 PM  
Warehouse 13?
 
2012-06-06 05:17:31 PM  

unyon: The particular sculpture below


Yeah, that's not a sculpture. There's not even genitals!
 
2012-06-06 05:22:58 PM  

fuhfuhfuh: fusillade762: I have a small park where I control the weather. It's called "My house".

FORCAST FOR TOMORROW: Hazy, visibility down to 10ft, may cause light-headedness
FORCAST FOR THE NEXT 10 DAYS: Hazy, visibility down to 10ft, may cause light-headedness

/perfect clam-baking weather?


Or for steaming some hams.
 
2012-06-06 05:23:31 PM  

Andulamb: God, artists are full of crap.


With that broad brush you managed to tar anyone who has to come up with some copy to make some marketing droid happy. Oh, well, I'm glad you feel superior to all those "artists" out there.
 
2012-06-06 05:26:12 PM  
Sounds like something I saw on Sg1 once.
 
2012-06-06 05:27:23 PM  
It's just a whole bunch of poles with wind direction and speed sensors. You can find something similar in marinas all over the world. Virtually every sailboat has something like this at the top of the mast.
They certainly influence the weather - if you've arranged a pleasant evening, boating with friends, the weather always turns cold, wet and windy. I've sure this is caused by sailboats.
Bastards.
 
2012-06-06 05:27:41 PM  

Andulamb: God, artists are full of crap.

The weather instrumentation will move under the power of the sea breezes, each influencing the direction of the air like the runnels of the park itself to create a small microclimate in the air above the site."

So... In other words, these thingamabobbers will influence, and be influenced by, the wind JUST AS EVERY OTHER PHYSICAL OBJECT IN THE WORLD influences and is influenced by the wind.

Ta da.


it's the artists who scream LOOK AT MEEEE! the loudest that get fame and fortune. the actual art became secondary long ago. so sad.

idea to change weather with art: in the cold of winter set fire to everything by arse clowns like Thomas Kinkade Painter of Light. enjoy the temporary heat then go buy some real artwork.
 
2012-06-06 05:40:37 PM  
secretgeek.net

/obscure?
//hot like Kate Bush
 
2012-06-06 05:48:33 PM  

gopher321: It won't last. The Russians will nuke it and send in their tesla troopers.


Ve vill bury dem
 
2012-06-06 05:49:29 PM  
My kooky neighbors believe that some of the windmills in the windfarms popping up around the country are actually... dun dun dun!.... weather control machines operated by the government

/they are also 9/11 truthers

//sigh
 
2012-06-06 05:54:53 PM  
DRTFA, but I'm guessing that "medicinal marijuana" might have been laced with something.
/Just sayin'
 
2012-06-06 05:55:50 PM  

inelegy: [secretgeek.net image 477x360]

/obscure?
//hot like Kate Bush


That would be Donald Sutherland as W.R.
Nothing is obscure on Fark.
//and yes, she was.
 
2012-06-06 05:58:33 PM  

Great clown Pagliacci's pick-me-up: Picture of the artist

[images.wikia.com image 516x707]


Am I the only one that sees Cthulhu in that pic?
 
2012-06-06 06:08:58 PM  
This is going to change the weather about as much as me putting my hands in the air and waving them like I just don't care
 
2012-06-06 06:18:48 PM  
So, will we see little clouds over one section of the piece, and a separate rainstorm over another area? Will one corner have lighting, while the opposite corner has snow? Cuz, if not... this is really an ugly-ass piece of "art".
 
2012-06-06 06:23:43 PM  

trappedspirit: This is going to change the weather about as much as me putting my hands in the air and waving them like I just don't care


Really, I was taught that if you fart in the rain forest and a butterfly gets crop dusted this is what causes smog in L.A.
 
2012-06-06 06:23:50 PM  
Unless this thing creates one hell of an urban heat island, I fail to see how that could work.

/Taco Bell frequently allows growth from micro- to synoptic-scale winds, depending on the combo.
 
2012-06-06 06:29:25 PM  

Great clown Pagliacci's pick-me-up: Picture of the artist


Actually I think this is the artist...
media.comicvine.com
 
2012-06-06 06:33:10 PM  

Allen. The end.: unyon: It's been done. The particular sculpture below is designed to slow the urban wind tunnel effect.

Wow. That's needed in Seattle's downtown area!


They're actually pretty remarkable. Calgary has a particular issue with chinook winds (warm, moisture-laden winds from the pacific that are pushed up over the Rockies, dump their load at altitude, and 'bounce' back down as fast-moving, dry westerlies). While the winds are a warm reprieve in the middle of the winter, they blow like hell. And they get amplified as they move through Calgary's dense urban core.

The building of them was quite interesting. The 'legs' go almost 10m into the sidewalk below, which gives a sense of how big they are.
 
2012-06-06 06:41:11 PM  

gopher321: It won't last. The Russians will nuke it and send in their tesla troopers.


Not if you can get your paratroppers into a building first.
 
2012-06-06 06:42:23 PM  

Andulamb: God, artists are full of crap.

The weather instrumentation will move under the power of the sea breezes, each influencing the direction of the air like the runnels of the park itself to create a small microclimate in the air above the site."

So... In other words, these thingamabobbers will influence, and be influenced by, the wind JUST AS EVERY OTHER PHYSICAL OBJECT IN THE WORLD influences and is influenced by the wind.

Ta da.


Not in a cave. If it was sealed.
 
2012-06-06 06:59:58 PM  
I have an outer garment that controls the weather. It's made from material with a lot of air space to trap heat and it results in higher ambient temperature in the area adjacent to my body.

I also have machine that I navigate at high rates of speed from place to place. Inside that machine I have another machine that controls roughly 160 cubic feet of weather.

I'm not even gonna tell you about the large container that I return to every evening and keep all of my stuff in. It would blow your freakin' minds. Let's just say I control an awful lot of weather.
 
2012-06-06 07:06:55 PM  
This controls the weather similarly to the way my ass does. It breaks wind.

Also, how come one anemometer isn't a "weather controlling device"...but 50 of them are?

Am I analyzing this too much? I think I need more coffee, it's 9am in QLD.
 
2012-06-06 07:07:56 PM  

TravisBickle62: Public art = throw up some ugly crap on the taxpayer dime


Lemme guess...you're an engineer?
 
2012-06-06 07:14:36 PM  
Um,

Duh.

;)
 
2012-06-06 07:15:58 PM  
There's a more interesting link at the bottom of the page:

This is so so so SO not safe for work, but if you can, check out Animal's piece on photographer Erica Simone, who takes self-portraits while doing typical New York City things-riding the subway, jogging, shoveling snow-in the nude.
 
2012-06-06 07:22:09 PM  
I think it will be cool, but I have an anemometer mounted on my house, so maybe I'm biased.
 
2012-06-06 07:23:17 PM  

theorellior: Andulamb: God, artists are full of crap.

With that broad brush you managed to tar anyone who has to come up with some copy to make some marketing droid happy. Oh, well, I'm glad you feel superior to all those "artists" out there.


I'm sure his favourite band thinks of themselves as "artists" as well, heh.
 
2012-06-06 07:32:46 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com

Been done already here in Seattle.

Wait...
 
zez
2012-06-06 07:40:56 PM  
Big deal, the St. Louis Arch has been doing this for years.

Link
 
2012-06-06 08:05:59 PM  
That array looks hairy, so lemme fix it for ya, subby:
Why just have pubic art when you can have pubic art that CONTROLS THE WEATHER?
 
2012-06-06 09:40:10 PM  
Santa Monica's paying $442,000 for this piece of crap.

http://bit.ly/LcFXH0
 
2012-06-06 09:48:14 PM  

unyon: The 'legs' go almost 10m into the sidewalk below, which gives a sense of how big they are.


Can you translate that into American for me?


/i keed!
//cool story and i mean it
 
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