Due to the pandemic, Somerset House had to cancel the usual ice rink held every year during the Christmas period.
To make up for it, there will be a special dodgem track that should open on January 22 and continue until March 20, 2021.
Photo by Somerset House
The bumper cars are called DODGE and were designed with the idea of social distancing in mind. In collaboration with Mercury Award-selected musician and composer Anna Meredith, designer Yinka Ilori and sound artist Nick Ryan, DODGE will transform the Somerset House courtyard into a space full of color, sound and spectacle.
In fact they are not normal bumper cars but an occasion where fun meets art, music and colors. To book you can go here.
A virtual visit with augmented reality to the Met in New York
Get your mobile and visit this website to experience something quite special, even if stuck at home. This is not your typical virtual exhibition but an example of what happens when technology meets art.
The project is called The Met Unframed and will take you across a series of digital galleries with works of art coming to live with augmented reality. There are 12 digital galleries and over 40 works of art all from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
You will works by contemporary artists but also a Chinese mural that is over 700 years old and the Egyptian Temple of Dendur. There are also games and interactive experiences that are also meant to teach you more about art while you are having fun.
The experience is free online but only for a month, therefore don’t waste any time and go and try it.
The Martian Sculpture in Woking Town Centre
“And this Thing I saw! How can I describe it? A monstrous tripod, higher than many houses, striding over the young pine trees, and smashing them aside in its career; a walking engine of glittering metal, striding now across the heather; articulate ropes of steel dangling from it, and the clattering tumult of its passage mingling with the riot of the thunder. A flash, and it came out vividly, heeling over one way with two feet in the air, to vanish and reappear almost instantly as it seemed, with the next flash, a hundred yards nearer. Can you imagine a milking stool tilted and bowled violently along the ground? That was the impression those instant flashes gave. But instead of a milking stool imagine it a great body of machinery on a tripod stand… Seen nearer, the Thing was incredibly strange, for it was no mere insensate machine driving on its way. Machine it was, with a ringing metallic pace, and long, flexible, glittering tentacles (one of which gripped a young pine tree) swinging and rattling about its strange body. It picked its road as it went striding along, and the brazen hood that surmounted it moved to and fro with the inevitable suggestion of a head looking about. Behind the main body was a huge mass of white metal like a gigantic fisherman’s basket, and puffs of green smoke squirted out from the joints of the limbs as the monster swept by me.”
Who switches from Facebook to MeWe? Apparently many do…
MeWe has been around for quite some time, since 2012 to be precise but lately it is the most downloaded app on iOs in the United States. Which means that many are trying it.
But what is MeWe? Practically a rival of Facebook but which unlike Facebook has no advertising, does not use algorithms and users have complete control of privacy and content.
The MeWe platform also includes many common features on Facebook, such as sharing content, chats, video calls and groups, so the company counts on its uniqueness to persuade users, but at the same time, without sacrificing features that users are used to.
There are optional features like the ability to have more additional space, unlimited calling, and custom themes that are paid for. The platform also has versions in different languages.
Would you try in 2021?
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