The Shrumen Lumen of Burning Man 2016

This is our entry in Second Wind Leisure Perspectives’ Sunday Stills: #Triangular Manifestation.

In a visit last year to the Smithsonian American Art Museum Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C., we were fortunate enough to view and interact with the FoldHaus Art Collective’s Shrumen Lumen.  Lit with embedded LEDs, the cluster of mushrooms (“shrooms”) towered over visitors.  When a visitor stepped on a pad at the foot of a mushroom, that mushroom would open and spread upward while changing colors.  The photo below was taken from directly beneath one mushroom after stepping on the interactive pad.  The blue triangles are part of the mushroom stem, while the red is the interior of the cap.

The Shrumen Lumen were created by FoldHaus for Burning Man 2016.

This photo was taken on October 1, 2018.  Specs are:

Canon 200D, ISO 1250, f/3.5, 1/40 sec, 18 mm.

 

Man with a Beard — Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: View From the Side

This is our second entry in Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: View From the Side.

While visiting Paris this month, we took in the Palais de Tokyo — a modern art museum. (We had decided to avoid the “main” attractions because of the crowds but read that this was one of the better “second tier” museums. Paris has some pretty high tiers.)

Modern art museums with contemporary exhibits seem to have several that are interactive. One exhibit in the Palais de Tokyo has very large electronic screens that project the profiles of those who stand behind them. We spent several minutes looking at various screens while our fellow visitors posed. One of our favorite subjects was this man: