The actual Audium building, tucked away north of Japantown just west of Van Ness, is described as a “potential composing tool,” where the audience is part of the performance the moment they walk through the door. […] Any verbal account of the so-called “sound sculpture” is incapable of capturing its immersive sensation, or the weightlessness that accompany a half an hour long envelopment in sound without vision. The sounds themselves vary in referent: some have clear origins, others are entirely electronic, and a few lurk somewhere in between. […] As the piece is performed in complete darkness, there is no clear performer-authority over the audience or sympathetic reaction amongst the listeners.
Compressorhead - Ace of Spades
The predicted Andromeda–Milky Way collision in approximately 4 billion years.
So many dumb ways to die.
“Rocking-Knit” is a new interpretation of the rocking chair. The to-and-fro movement of this armchair knits hats for the winter and requires no exertion whatsoever.
The “Oncle Sam” machine processes grains one by one, focusing on the transformation of corn into popcorn. An explosion that usually occurs en masse is here isolated so that the spectacle can be enjoyed.