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Happy Birthday, Robert Mapplethorpe...

When I work, and in my art, I hold hands with God.

~ Robert Mapplethorpe 
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Merry Christmas Eve to All...

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. Wishing you happiness.

Love and Cheers,
M.~
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Supersonic Freefall -- Red Bull Stratos...

The countdown has begun... Early this morning, Austrian sky diver Felix #Baumgartner is set to step out of a pressurized chamber and free-fall 23 miles from the edge of space to the New Mexico desert.  

Supported by a team of experts, Felix will ascend in a helium balloon to an altitude of 120,000 ft / 36,576 m where he will take a leap of faith into the unknown in an attempt to become the first person to break the speed of sound during #freefall.

The 43-year-old adventurer - famous for jumping off skyscrapers - is under no illusions about the dangers he faces.  Where he is going, the air pressure is less than 2% of what it is at sea level, and it is impossible to breathe without an oxygen supply.

"We want to push mankind's boundaries out a little further...." 
~ Felix Baumgartner

Watch the LIVE webcast of the Red Bull Stratos 120,000 foot free fall will air on http://redbullstratos.com and http://youtube.com/redbull ... #RedBullStratos 
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Hangout with Steven Spielberg and Joseph Gordon-Levitt...

The first trailer for Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln will debut in a Google+ Hangout on Thursday, Sep. 13 at 7:00pm ET...

https://plus.google.com/events/clvdadadf2erqubh78k729joqck 

"This will be the first time that a film trailer has launched in a Google+ Hangout. In addition to the trailer, director Steven #Spielberg and Joseph Gordon-Levitt will partake in a live chat about the film.

The hangout will be broadcast live online and via the ABC SuperSign in Times Square in New York City.

Please See: Google Play presents: Steven Spielberg and Joseph Gordon-Levitt 
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Lincoln hits theaters on November 9, 2012. It chronicles Abraham Lincoln’s final months in office. Academy Award winner Daniel Day-Lewis stars as #Lincoln — and early photos of the actor in the role are downright uncanny."  

((Via: +Mashable... and  #EvanG + : eepurl.com/n1auX ))
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The xX set up a stream so you can now hear Coexist, in full...
#MusicEveryday  #WeLoveMusicWednesday 

Whilst listening to the album, if you allow the stream to track your location you can then share it with people around the world, and watch it spread around the map. 

Try it out here:

http://coexist.thexx.info/?referrer=0d4783f8-919f-44a0-abf5-1ca3a14a6170  
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Très intéressant, +Henri Etoile.
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Challenges of Getting to Mars: Curiosity's Seven Minutes of Terror...

The +SETI Institute will be LIVE at Nasa's Ames Research Center doing a Hangout On Air to celebrate the Mars Curiosity Landing! And we want you to join in on the action!

https://plus.google.com/events/c5otcpguo0im3qmgblsf1fadeqs/108759765804984663877

So, how do you get the largest #Mars rover yet--one the size of a Mini Cooper with six wheels, a host of scientific instruments including a rock-vaporizing laser with a seven-foot range, and a plutonium power supply--from space to the surface of Mars? The last two #NASA rovers to land on Mars were the size of shopping carts and used a bouncing airbag system to deliver those rovers safely. This time, with the larger #Curiosity, NASA is going sci-fi: It'll use a sky crane to gently land the largest rover yet on Mars.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/260333/seven_minutes_of_terror_nasas_curiosity_rover_to_land_on_mars_this_weekend.html

+NASA's Planetary Science Director James Green says this is “the most difficult entry, descent, and landing... of a planetary science rover ever attempted, anywhere” in the solar system.

#EvanG+ with +Guy Kawasaki... #SETItalk 
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Mais bien sûr.  J'aime beaucoup les voyages du corps et de l'esprit...
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Lou Reed: In Memoriam: Velvet Underground Leader and Rock Pioneer, Dead at 71... 

New York legend, who helped shape nearly fifty years of rock music leaves some of the greatest American Art of the past 50 years.

“All through this, I’ve always thought that if you thought of all of it as a book then you have the Great American Novel, every record as a chapter,” he told Rolling Stone in 1987. “They’re all in chronological order. You take the whole thing, stack it and listen to it in order, there’s my Great American Novel.”

(Artwork via Alex Bustillo ~ http://alexmbustillo.wordpress.com/) 
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Happy Birthday #Guggenheim Museum...

53 years ago today, the Guggenheim #Museum opened to the public.

Photo: Opening Day, October 21, 1959: http://twitpic.com/b69pe0 ...

To house Solomon Guggenheim's collection of modern art, Frank Lloyd #Wright envisioned a powerful spatial experience, one that would revolutionize the relationship between people and art. The result, the iconic Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, utilized stunning innovation in form and Wright's concept of organic architecture to radically transform the museum experience. It has often been said that the greatest work in the collection of the Guggenheim Museum is the building itself. What makes the Guggenheim an architectural and cultural #icon? How did Wright conceive of and develop his ideas for the building s coiling ramp and magnificent rotunda? And how does it continue to challenge our collective understanding of art museums even into the 21st century?

Neil Levine, world-renowned architectural historian and professor at Harvard University, takes us on an engaging and personal tour of the building and its history. The tour is fun, provocative, and will leave you with a clear understanding of how 'The Guggenheim' has forever changed our assumptions of what an art museum can be.... 

Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim Museum 

For an interactive timeline, please see: http://ow.ly/eBOfH ... Learn more about the design and construction of the Guggenheim from 1943-1959.
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+Michele Atwater OMG, you're the real Annie Walker. Wow! ;-)

OMG, I'm actually using the acronym OMG. I'm appalled
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Happy 100th Birthday, John Cage...

"What Jean-Luc Godard is to film and Marcel Duchamp was to the visual arts, John Cage was to #music -- a radical experimentalist who constantly sought to reinvent the art form. Boldly conceptual -- and to many, frustratingly impenetrable -- his pieces stand among the most important works of music created in the 20th century."

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/culture/la-et-cm-john-cage-100th-birthday-20120904,0,7416688.story 

"There is no such thing as an empty space or an empty time. There is always something to see, something to hear. In fact, try as we may to make a silence, we cannot."
~John Cage

John Cage "4'33" 

John Cage: Music for Marcel Duchamp (1947) 

#JohnCage   #Music      #Art     #Antiart  
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Celebrate the #BlueMoon on Friday in Remembrance of Neil Armstrong

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/26/science/space/neil-armstrong-dies-first-man-on-moon.html 

+Slooh Space Camera will broadcast this event on Slooh.com with live feeds of the #Moon  from their Canary Island Observatory along with stunning feeds of the #Sun  from Prescott Observatory in Arizona.  As part of the broadcast, Slooh will also celebrate the life of the great American hero, Neil Armstrong.

+Bob Berman, Slooh Editor, Astronomy Magazine columnist, and author of numerous books, including  “Shooting for the Moon,” and Duncan Copp, documentary filmmaker and producer, “In the Shadow of the Moon” will join the broadcast to talk about the #Apollo program and Neil #Armstrong ...

Slooh Blue Moon, Solar Flares, and remembering Neil Armstrong - August 31, 2012! 
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Robert Hughes, Art Critic Whose Writing Was Elegant and Contentious, Dies at 74...

"With a Hemingwayesque build and the distinctively rounded vowels of his native Australia, Mr. Hughes became as familiar a presence on television as he was in print, over three decades for Time magazine, where he was chief art critic and often a traditionalist scourge during an era when art movements fractured into unrecognizability..."

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/07/arts/robert-hughes-art-critic-whose-writing-was-elegant-and-contentious-dies-at-74.html?smid=tw-nytimes&seid=auto  
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"The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize..."
~ Robert Hughes
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