Docomo, a Japanese telecoms giant has created a xylophone in the forest out of small planks that play Bach's Cantata 147 just by placing a hard stone-like ball at the starting point and letting it roll downhill along a series of fir and maple wood pieces grown in Hokkaido, Japan where this nature-ly exhibit is being showcased. A vending machine is near the featured piece, where you can purchase a ball to use as many times as you want; then take it home. Play it only on sunny days, though. On rainy days, the xylophone takes a rest. The cost to get in the gardens is 1,500 JPY and 300 JPY to play. A must see if you're in the Far East. "A single wooden ball is released from the top androlls down the step-like keysand plays Bach's Cantata 147" --Wired Co UK CONTACT; Hokkaido: Garden Show 2015 Daisetsu Management Committee Office Kamikawa-cho Town Office180 Minami-machi, Kamikawa-cho, Kamikawa-gun, Hokkaido 078-1753, Japan
German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche is famous for the quote "God is dead." But he was wrong. And after years of denying the existence of God, scientists the world over are rethinking their theories. It seems science has proven rather than disproved the existence of a supreme being.
Here are some of the reasons they are changing their minds in record numbers:
1. The more the research that is done, the more the Bible seems to be accurate. Research supports a singular "beginning" for life or the so-called "big bang" theory. Cosmologists agree that this cataclysmic action could not be the result of chance but part of an original "design," or created by a superior intellect.
2. The placement of certain monuments, and ancient ruins coincide with a "global plan."
3. Further studies show DNA codes support that all creation is orderly and intellectual even at the inception of birth and can never be successfully duplicated.
4. In order for us to exist on the planet, gravity, air, and other natural forces need to right where they are. This had to be part of a grander scheme that is unknown to man.
Said one renowned scientist, "There are way too many remarkable coincidences."
Even Einstein who was not religious man speculated: The genius behind the universe is “an intelligence of such superiority
that, compared with it, all the systematic thinking and acting of human
beings is an utterly insignificant reflection."
Beth Moon is her name. And she sees trees better than anyone else. She spent 14 years capturing the oldest trees in the world in photography and then wrote the book: Ancient Trees: Portraits of Time. Moon, is a San Francisco based photographer who has traveled the globe and to the most remote of locations, simply to capture their magnificence for us all.
Says moon on her website: "Many of the trees I have photographed have survived because they are out of reach of civilization; on mountainsides, private estates, and protected lands." And they are according to Moon, the world's greatest living monuments. She sees them as becoming more significant as time goes by and we work harder to live with our environment. Moon felt it was her duty to commemorate the lives of these "wonders of nature." Many of these trees are in danger of extinction. We salute Beth Moon, who in our book a star!
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Featured: John Ross' shopping cart chair; Life Pittsburgh's art panel of reused papers; Biko's sax, James Simon's glass embellished bust; CC McBeth's salvaged cheeseboard mask; a KH Mural detail of "green" artist, Vanessa German; Barb Ali's shard earrings; Bill Cousins' recycled sign of "Peace,"and a painting of salvaged logo wrappers from the Artz Explosion Event at Duquesne U. Also, decorating tips: Plain sticks painted to look like red coral and a cool pic of an rusty letter plate by photographer Bob Strovers. Caught recycling: A "polo" Player from Bike Pittsburgh with salvage wheel guards, Green Artists Brenda Aminah Lynn Robinson w/LaVerne Kemp; Artist, Susan Constanse, who reuses old canvas, and a young man found knitting in The Strip with sustainable bamboo needles.