Chimes Bridged.Â It seems there’s something to making music while we walk. First a Swedish architect designed piano stairs and now an artist has created a musical bridge. Blending the sculptural, auditory, and kinetic, artist Mark Nixon designed a whimsical bridge that “sings.” Chimes hidden below the span are activated as visitors walk across, Gizmodo says. The musical creation was last displayed atÂ Sculpture by the Sea, an exhibition in Aarhus, Denmark.
Village Uncovered.Â Villa Epecuen, a town located on Lake Epecuen, southwest of Buenos Aires, was flooded in 1985, but now after more than two decades, the water is receding. Photographs byÂ The AtlanticÂ uncover a strange, haunting landscape: aerial views expose the original street layout of the town, while others reveal original trees and cars visible amid the rubble.
Carmageddon Averted.Â For two days last weekend, the busiest stretch of highway in Americaâ€”the 405 Freeway in LAâ€”was shut down for construction. While many feared disastrous traffic jams bringing life in LA to a halt, it turns out that life went on without incident, according to theÂ LA Times.Â During the traffic-non-event, JetBlue offered to fly residents between two of the city’s airports in Burbank and Long Beach, sparking a challenge from cyclists who said they could make the trip faster. As reported in Slate, it turns out the bikes were right, making the trip nearly an hour-and-a-half faster than by plane.
Destruction Archived.Â Information AestheticsÂ points us toÂ the â€œHiroshima Archiveâ€ which documents the extensive societal and structural devastation the atomic bomb caused 66 years ago. Using Google Earthâ€™s virtual globe, the digital archive exhibits topographical maps, contemporary building models, photographs, and personal accounts from the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, the Hiroshima Jogakuin Gaines Association, and the Hachioji Hibakusha (Atomic Bomb Survivors) Association.