I feel both impressed and a bit freaked out by the newest art piece by Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang. Called Heritage, it includes 99 life-size sculptures of wild animals drinking in peace and harmony from a water pond. But perhaps the most impressive installation is Head On, which shows 99 wolves flying.
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Once, when I was a boy, my parents decided to take my sister and I into the city for a day trip. We lived a few hours north, so travelling into the heart of Sydney was a rare treat. Dad worked in Sydney so coming in on his weekend wasn't something we really ever did. As a novelty, my parents decided to take us on the Monorail, and it was a trip that changed me. Come Sunday, the monorail will embark upon its final flight. This is its story.
Much of New York City is still suffering huge power outages, meaning users are scrounging for juice to keep food fresh and gadgets alive. It's not all bad though. The massive outage from Sandy has given way to some of the best photos I have ever seen of the Big Apple in this series dubbed "NYC Unplugged".
The Lytro light-field camera came to Australia this week. It's an amazing bit of kit, and the founder and inventor of Lytro, Dr Ren Ng is a wonderfully smart guy. Turns out that if you're in Sydney this afternoon, you can go on a photo walk to test out the Lytro and get tips from Dr Ng himself. No competition, no gimmick, just good, clean photo-taking fun!
If you're like me, then you're always wondering what it would be like to bounce a ball through space. Wonder no longer, intrepid reader, as we show you this beautiful see-saw currently set up in Melbourne's Federation Square that lets players bounce light back and forth like you're on another world.
Are you in Sydney and looking for something cool to do this weekend? Let me point you in the direction of the Museum of Contemporary Art, where you'll find a crowdsourced electronic art exhibition like nothing you've ever seen. Bonus: admission is free!
Famous MIT professor Noam Chomsky was in Sydney last week to accept Australia's only international peace prize and talk at a sold-out Q&A event as part of Ideas at the House. The talk is now available to watch online, and there are plenty more events featuring some of the world's greatest minds coming up.
Yes, tickets for the live version of perennial TV quiz favourite QI were hideously expensive. But I was more than happy to see the show in Melbourne, and not just because Stephen Fry and Alan Davies tripped down under to do it. Here are five other reasons.
Brilliant storyteller and Apple fanboy Mike Daisey is currently in Sydney performing his acclaimed monologue 'The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs'. The one-man show is full of quirky anecdotes about geek culture, the working conditions of gadget mills in China, and a frank look at the relationship between Steve Jobs and Apple. It's a work of nonfiction that made Apple's co-founder cry and will make you ask yourself some hard questions.