Oct 21, 2010

GeekPhysical Goes Nuclear

This past weekend we had a blast! Luckily, not nuclear. To explain the lapse in updates, we've been in Australia! For all of September and a bit of October. So here we are, back and in business, fresh off a weekend of whirlwind tours.

Copenhagen came alive for Culture night 2010, opening all its museums and galleries and shops to the public for exploration; we visited the beautiful Geological museum and the Post and Tele museum, both with fantastic exhibits. The Post and Tele museum had a brand new installation, much of which was interactive and yet nostalgic, great design and we had a great time. Next morning was a quick trip to Stockholm to visit Kirstine Roepstorff's installation, Silent Theatre (Stille Teater) at the Bonniers Art Gallery. It's a fabulous installation telling a story through a giant moving set of picture frames, each illuminated to tell a different part of the story. You can catch some of the movie here on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OMhsri8dcg. We've got the Swedish version up on Flickr.

We were also able to visit a very special event thanks to our friend, Anders Mellbratt - http://anders.mellbratt.se/ (great portfolio, be sure to check it out!) which was a visit to the underground parts of stockholm. Our highlights were visiting the Bahnof server center (a truly James Bond inspired office/server house) and the nuclear weapons plant of Stockholm - also impressive, and a bit scary! We were lucky enough to have time to dash into the great Vasa museum, home to one of the greatest Swedish warships ever built, which sadly sank a few minutes after its launch. Three hundred years later, they pulled up the ship, piece by piece and put it back together in the museum. The Vasa museum is one of the very best museums I've ever visited, with many installations both digital and not, that were spectacular at communicating and paying true homage to the great story of the Vasa. Check out some of the great photos on Flickr.

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