By Mark Frauenfelder at 3:07 pm Fri, Jun 6, 2008
Amy Crehore says: "My friend Mark Lowrie built this surreal train that runs under a table." Link
… to mess with the drunk people on the floor?
would love to put one of these on my ceiling to go around my collection of different sized ceiling cats. lol
Funny, that was my first thought on what to do with it when I built it (minus the cats) But it was really designed for my son’s gallery show at CalArts.
Obviously no kids in the house. Would have been dismantled within 30 seconds.
I totally want to see the make article on this. VERY cool
and yes, ceiling cat
Agreed, nice little visual puzzle — I want to know how this works. I can think of several possible solutions, from magnets to having it mechanically suspended from within the table (a disguised overhead monorail?), but I suspect there’s a simpler answer.
A train running upside down? Unlikely.
More likely: train is right way up. Room is upside down. Cameraman is hanging on ankle hooks from the ceiling.
Any other mysteries need solving?
#7 – Your answer reminds me of The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul…
#6, your monorail idea sounds on-track (har har). The overall effect is good, but the felt job on the underside of the table… not so much.
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