Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Missed It

I am a keen surfer and am very lucky to live near the beach here in Sydney. Unfortunately working full time limits the opportunities I have to go surfing and I am usually restricted to only being able to surf on weekends. I certainly missed out this morning. When this picture was taken at 8am this morning I have already been at my desk for over 2 hours.

Image shows the reef behind Shelly Pool going off. I really should start going to work late instead of rising with the sparrows. Certainly hope this swell hangs around for the weekend.

Image sourced from The Sea Life a pictorial surf report for Cronulla I receive each day.

Mesmerising Kinetic Sculpture

Wow, I have just realise that I did not post in June at all. Perhaps it is something to do with it being the middle of winter here in Australia or perhaps more likely it is because I have been lazy.

Came across this video from the BMW Museum recently and still find it mesmerising.

"The installation consists of 714 metal spheres hanging from thin steel wires attached to individually controlled stepper motors. Covering a six-square-metre area, the spheres enact a seven-minute long mechatronic narrative, creating a representation of the form-finding process in different variations. Moving chaotically at first, the sculpture evolves into several competing forms and eventually resolves as a final shape, which hints at the outlines of well-known BMW automobiles such as the 327, the 1500, the Z4 coupĂ© and the Mille Miglia 2006. The cycle is synchronised with a graphic light strip running around the walls and texts and audio quotes from senior BMW figures on the company’s values and design aims."