Science fails to recognize the single most potent element of human existence
There is no spoon
there is no scientist
Where are the “YEAH SCIENCE BITCH” comments?
"Modest yet bold, liberal and fun-loving."
Naming Uruguay the country of the year in 2013, the Economist may very well have described the rising nation’s head of state, President José “Pepe” Mujica.
Known for his unusual frankness, fiery oration and bold leadership to turn ideas into action, the 78-year-old leader possesses and practices the very characteristics that many world leaders fail to emulate. He has also garnered international acclaim for his progressive policies, down-to-earth personality and simple presentation, which has earned him a reputation as “the world’s poorest president.”
Vintage Methods of Altering Perceptions of Reality
During the 1960s, radical transformations were occurring throughout society. It was a time of political upheaval, the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights Movement while most of a generation was expanding their minds with mind altering chemicals and music.
Haus-Rucker-Co was an innovative architecture and art group in Vienna, Austria that used installations and events involving the public that included pneumatic structures or prosthetic devices that attempted to alter the viewers perceptions of space and reality. These included the Mind Expander series which consisted of various helmets that altered the perceptions of the wearer and pneumatic structures such as Oase No. 7 which created a space for relaxation and play.They referred to themselves as a “spacial agency.”
The Fly Head Environment Transformer disoriented the sight and hearing of the wearer to create an entirely new perception of reality; it also produced one of their most memorable images (picture 1).
- Flyhead Environment Transformer, 1968
- Mind Expander, 1967
- Mind Expander II, 1969
- Oasis 7, 1972
- Member of the agency wearing different Mind Expanders, 1968
Amazing Sculptures by Mark Jenkins
Jenkins decided to take his artwork outside to big cities.
You can view more of his work HERE