No one has ever predicted the future in any sort of reasonable way. Anyone can say, “Something bad will happen.” Because duh, of course something bad will happen. But with all the flying car, moon-man, space food crap they pile into the science fiction genre they never hit on things that actually change our world. Things like iphones, laptops, Facebook, the mp3, or any practicle application that dramatically changes the way we interact daily with both peers and the world at large. That’s why Anish Kapoor’s giant balls in the Grand Palais, Paris are so damn amazing. Who said we have to live in wood houses? What if we all just lived in awesome ball houses. “Oh, hurricane is on it’s way? Fuck it I’ll just deflate my house and take a quick vaca’.” “Oh damn, I hate stairs, but I sure like a giant slide.” Ok, well, you can make that in your bounce house. Also, the lighting is dramatic, romantic and sure to get you laid. Here’s what I saw, and if you don’t love it, start thinking bigger.
Anish also made “The Bean” in Chicago.
“The Bean” inspired people to rethink the way they see mirrors, vacations and photography.
In downtown Chicago you can see thousands gawking at it like total idiots.
But these giant nuts are way cooler, because you can crawl inside of them.