Sunday, February 18, 2007

more do nothing machine

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charles eames has pointed the way with his ultimately functional functionless solar toy."

back in october i did a post on the solar toy, better known as the "do nothing machine", designed by charles eames. the project was funded by alcoa, and the images in the previous post were from an alcoa publication.

a musty cache of old radio, stereo, and hi-fi magazines arrived in the mail today, intentioned to be subjected to the human paper shredder, and hopefully ending up in some of my work; but a few nice looking things are most definitely going to have to be left intact. one of them was the above surprise... an issue of radio and tv news with the eames solar toy on the front cover!

unlike the alcoa article, which focused mainly on eames's ideas; the short text in this magazine speaks about the technical aspects of the solar powered display - much of which, thankfully, i do not understand.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous b_g said...

eameses! I'm just going to assume you've seen their short films....
http://www.amazon.com/Films-Charles-Ray-Eames/dp/B0009S2K92/sr=8-1/qid=1171894664/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/105-1341039-1754009?ie=UTF8&s=dvd

these are fantastic.

6:18 AM  
Blogger sroden said...

yeah, the films are indeed amazing!!!! thanks for the link.

6:26 PM  

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