Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Wondrous

Pictured above: a terrific new sculpture on the grounds of the Wheeler Taft Abbett, Sr. Branch Library, Pima County Public Library in Tucson Arizona. Made of galvanized steel, and lit by
three of the world's most powerful LEDs, its contents reflect 1000 words chosen from literature and local oral history, including selections in English, Spanish and O'odham (a Uto-Aztecan language). It was constructed by a group called Creative Machines, who also design interactive museum exhibits. How playful and resonant, a sculpture to make any library or cultural center proud. This takes Wordle a step beyond, not to mention Magnetic Poetry! For more photos of the sculpture, see Flickr.

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