Surreal Interventions Through Train Windows

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Surreal Interventions Through Train Windows

Imagine riding through the German countryside on a train. But the view from your window isn’t what you would expect. Instead, there is a real life theatre production of various surreal interventions.

At the end of August 2017, train passengers became spectators as local residents transformed their land into live art. The passengers watched an art project that spanned 30 kilometers along the German countryside.

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The artist duo of Datenstrudel, arranged a performance of different encounters.  Passengers were shown a world that demonstrated the effects of speed and perception and how it can impact people differently.

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The project took 5 years

The entire project scope was large. As a result,  500 residents and volunteers put on a total of 50 events along the route. The art project, called “Moved Land,” took 5 years to implement in collaboration with the Kunstfest Weimar. Finally, the project came to life in 2017 for the Festival for Contemporary Art.

Live art is creative, imaginative and alive.

The art was so unique to see that it brought on a different experience for the viewer. The art was creative, imaginative and alive.  But, most of all, it was beautiful and thought provoking.  For the price of a train ticket, people were able to connect urban and rural in an amazing creative display of surreal interventions.

Check out the video of the events below and be entertained.

Conclusion

It’s creative ideas through collaboration that result in bringing people together. The further away we move from conscious to automatic, the further we move away from each other.  I want to know what do you think about this project? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Elon Musk’s Boring Company

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Nothing Boring About Elon Musk’s Boring Company

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Elon Musk’s Boring Company is an ambitious idea that makes sense. Elon Musk, is known for his innovation and very ambitious ideas that are quickly driving change around the world. The man behind Tesla and Space X has introduced The Boring Company. The company’s goal is to build a tunnel system under cities to transport cars at high rates of speed. According to Musk, this type of transportation, in a tunnel system, could be the future of transportation in big cities. He suggests that moving the transportation system underground rather to the air, is a more viable solution.  If you go deep enough, you cannot detect the tunnel below the earth.  The earth is very good at absorbing sound and vibration, making the system almost undetectable.

“The challenge with flying cars is that they are quiet noisy and that is not anxiety reducing.”

Trips traveling at 125 mph or 200 km/h through tunnels.

The idea is to create a network of underground tunnels that integrates entrance and exits points at various points around the city.  These points would only use the space of a single parking spot. The elevator delivers the vehicle onto an electric platform from the street to the tunnel system. Trips traveling at 125 mph (200 km/h) through tunnels would deliver vehicles to their predefined destination in minutes with very little risk of accident.

 

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Watch Elon Musk talk about The Boring Company

 

Elon Musk’s Boring Company has branded itself as a drilling company, however, it’s more than that. It’s an idea of ​​transforming traffic and infrastructure in major cities. Cities in the United States and around the world. There are currently plans to implement a network of tunnels in Los Angeles to function as an alternative to the main highway systems.

“It’s easier to go down than it is up with a 3D tunnel network,” says Musk. “As layers of tunnels get used up we can continue to go down.”

Tunneling has always been expensive, but not for Elon Musk’s Boring Company

Cost per mile costs have always been a roadblock in the tunneling world. Musk has an ambition goal of achieving a 10 fold reduction in the cost of tunneling. But he is putting his money where his mouth is. He suggests that this can be achieved in two ways:

  1. Cutting down the diameter of the tunnel decreases the cost in half.  Musk is attempting a 12 foot wide tunnel.
  2. Using a tunneling machine that reinforces the tunnel wall continuously.

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What about autonomous vehicles? That’s still a thing, right?

Musk is already working towards autonomy with his innovative electric cars. But he believes that when transportation becomes fully autonomous. It’s an absolute that there will be more vehicles will be on the road. Thus, creating more congestion on the streets of an already stressed infrastructure.  Further, the electrification of vehicles will become more affordable as most automakers already, have some sort of electric program in place.

 

Musk is trying to solve the impacts of innovation before they happen. You’re seeing this with The Boring Company and his renewable energy ventures such as the Solar Roof Shingles. He is a true futurist in that sense and is taking this project very seriously by already building the system in the parking lot of SpaceX.  Please share comments below and get involved in the conversation.

-Anders Vanderkool

 

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