The dramatically dilapidated Loews King Theatre, on Flatbush Avenue, is set for a resurrection.
The place was built in 1929. A young Barbra Streisand once worked here. So did Sylvester Stallone.
It’s been closed since 1977, but it’s still the largest indoor theater in Brooklyn, with 3,200 seats. I got to walk around inside yesterday, and despite all the dust and decay, it’s pretty spectacular.
The plan is to restore its former grandeur, and turn it into a major performing arts center. Opening set for 2015.
As a former Brooklynite, I should confess: I’m a little envious.
Nothing like urban decay, I swear.
During a time when computing power was so scarce that it required a government-defense budget to finance it, a young man used a $238 million military computer, the largest such machine ever built, to render an image of a curvy woman on a glowing cathode ray tube screen. The year was 1956, and the creation was a landmark moment in computer graphics and cultural history that has gone unnoticed until now.
Using equipment designed to guard against the apocalypse, a pin-up girl had been drawn.
She was quite probably the first human likeness to ever appear on a computer screen.
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Did…did you…is that bevel? With a drop shadow?
How will you serve in celebration of Dr. King and National Day of Service?
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
with his father and son
in Atlanta, Georgia
March 22, 1963.
Photographed by Richard Avedon
I’m so happy that this image exists.
Firewall by Aaron Sherwood.
Firewall is an interactive media installation created in collaboration with Mike Allison. A stretched sheet of spandex acts as a membrane interface sensitive to depth that people can push into and create fire-like visuals and expressively play music.
More information available on the project’s blog.
Watch the video here.