Mike sez, "A 42 tonne mechanical elephant will be maraurding around the streets of London as of tomorrow (Friday). Apparently its space ship landed near Pall Mall today!"
The elephant is made up of hundreds of moving parts and is made largely of wood. It will thunder through streets, squares and public spaces, along with scores of performers and some large-scale puppets.
Nikki Webb, of Artichoke, which is putting on the event, said the spaceship structure had already caused a stir with Londoners.
) (Photo from La visite du Sultan sur son éléphant à voyager dans le temps" - Royal de Luxe - 2005
Update: Michael sez, "The spaceship of the Sultan's Elephant has indeed arrived in London's Waterloo Place - and is steaming away nicely... The puppet girl is due to emerge at 2pm tomorrow, by all accounts. I took a photograph this morning when the artistic director of Royal de Luxe was doing a press conference beside it."
Update 2: Mike sez, "I got some pretty good footage of the elephant taking his first walk through London today."
I asked Amy Parness, the co-founder of Sparkle Labs, maker of fantastic educational electronics kits, to write a Medium post about gender and the business of being a maker business person. Her terrific essay calls out the problems with “pink girly engineering kits.” From Medium:
Zero UI is the new term for “invisible interfaces”—what happens in the future when all the clicking and tapping and typing is history: “If you look at the history of computing, starting with the jacquard loom in 1801, humans have always had to interact with machines in a really abstract, complex way.” [Fast Company]
CEO Dick Costolo will resign, to be replaced in the interim by Jack Dorsey
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