Can you get to Interstate 5 North?


interstateguide-i-405_ca_st_03A civic-minded artist made sure you can.

‘A North panel and 5 shield were fabricated and attached to the existing overhead sign because the information was missing.

‘It was done as an art project, without permission, called Guerrilla Public Service.

The signs were manufactured and installed to the same specifications used by Caltrans (California Transportation Authority) with the intent on safety and aesthetics.

‘Synopsis:

An artist disguised as a state employee takes a direct approach to correcting guide signs on the California freeway system.

With the manufacture and installation of a duplicate route shield Interstate 5 and directional North signs to aid motorists on the 110 Pasadena freeway in downtown Los Angeles, indicating an exit two miles ahead. An auto-documentation of conceptual, performance, functional and public art, taken to the realm of civic duty…’

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Man Suffers Persistent Deja Vu—Since 2007

‘A student was forced to drop out of university after a bizarre case of chronic déjà vu left him unable to lead a normal life.

‘The 23-year-old even stopped watching TV, listening to the radio, or reading newspapers or magazines because he believed he had seen it all before.

‘He told doctors that he was “trapped in a time loop” and said he felt as if he was reliving the past moment by moment. ..’

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By Next Year, Richest 1% to Own More Than Other 99%

‘The wealthiest 1% will soon own more than the rest of the world’s population, according to a study by anti-poverty charity Oxfam.

‘The charity’s research shows that the share of the world’s wealth owned by the richest 1% increased from 44% in 2009 to 48% last year.

‘On current trends, Oxfam says it expects the wealthiest 1% to own more than 50% of the world’s wealth by 2016.

‘The research coincides with the start of the World Economic Forum in Davos…’

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Fibonacci Sculptures Come to Life When Spinning Under a Strobe Light

‘Fibonacci sequences appear in biological settings, in two consecutive Fibonacci numbers, such as branching in trees, arrangement of leaves on a stem, the fruitlets of a pineapple, the flowering of artichoke, an uncurling fern and the arrangement of a pine cone.

‘In this video, you will see 3D printed sculptures designed to come to life when spinning under a strobe light. The placement of the pieces of the sculpture follow the same points used in sunflowers and pinecones. The rotation is done so the sculpture spins exactly 137.5º for every flash of light. 137.5º is known as the golden angle. If you count the spirals on any of the sculptures in this video they will all match up perfectly with Fibonacci numbers. ..’

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