Crossett-copia is run by Jared Della Rocca, Technology Resources and Outreach Librarian at Crossett Library
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History, which interprets the past to understand the present and confront the future, is the least rewarding discipline for a dying species.
American artist Dave Cole transforms existing machinery into awesome new devices with functions completely unrelated to their original purpose. In 2012 he transformed a 22,000 pound steam roller into The Music Box. Instead of flattening surfaces the machine now plays the “Star Spangled Banner.”
Though Cole stripped most of the weight out of the compactor to make the sculpture more manageable, it still weighs in at 2,000 pounds. The sculpture was commissioned by the Cleveland Institute of Art.
Back in 2005 Dave Cole created The Knitting Machine. Two enormous excavators were fitted with 20-foot-long knitting needles and positioned across from each other. Working together they knitted an oversized American flag. Click here to watch video footage of The Knitting Machine.
I love MASS MoCA. This looks great.
Want to see this (and other) awesome exhibits at MASS MoCA? Come to Crossett Library to check out the free admission pass!
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You know ur a nerd when two of the next three books on your “to read” list have swords on the cover.
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I myself tended to move like a long apology.
View from the Bennington monument. Bennington, VT
Lived in this town for 10 years, drive pass the monument 3 or 4 times a week…never stopped once.
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Never ones to be outdone, Crossett Library is rolling out some pet therapy for our patrons. Of course, after a quick call to PETA it turned out that renting kangaroos and elephants is not easy OR humane (or legal, I’m not sure, I hung up when they started talking about lawsuits.)
But our patrons deserve the best, so they got the best that we got! From left to right, our Animal All-Stars:
If you’re in the area (on campus) feel free to come by this afternoon and Pet A Pet. (Best if you steer clear of the camel, fur is a little funky from spending most of its life inside the mouth of a golden retriever.)
Hot Air Balloon flies over the End of the World. Spring, 2013.
Three weeks left until graduation. I will probably never see something quite like this again.
- Jessieh, class of 2013
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