Thursday, June 17, 2010

#28: Art As Therapy

They say art can be a therapeutic outlet for the artist.  A way to drain their internal issues.  

The reference to a "foreign" boy here... seems so.... autobiographical.  Glad he/she got it out of their system.  "yeaih!" for the healing power of the Sharpie.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

#27: Smell-o-Vision

Somewhere in the 60's the movie industry came out with this new gimmick called Smell-o-Vision.  The technique involved adding smells and odors to the experience of movie watching with the intention of making it more life-like.  Maybe that's why NYC feels so "real".  

I wonder if the MTA (the New York City transportation authority) still uses this technique.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

#26: Facial Reconstruction

Isabelle Dinoire was the first person to survive a partial face transplant in 2005.  And only last month, doctors in Spain managed to perform the first successful full face transplant.  Apparently it took a 30 member medical team 24 hours to perform the operation.  

That is really very impressive, but I have to say that here in the tunnels of the NYC subway system, it only takes a team of 1, a couple of seconds to perform a similar operation.  We're just that good here in New York.