nprbooks:

Today’s top book news item:
Amtrak has announced the inaugural class of its brand-new writers residency program. Out of a crop of some 16,000 applications, the railroad service has picked just 24 writers to ride the rails on a long-distance train — and to write while they do so.
The group ranges from a doctoral candidate at work on his dissertation (Korey Garibaldi) to a former spy for the CIA (Lindsay Moran), from a regular xoJane.com contributor (Marianne Kirby) to a name Pop Culture Happy Hour listeners will recognize — Glen Weldon! (You can see the full list of residents here.)
Image via World Railways

nprbooks:

Today’s top book news item:

Amtrak has announced the inaugural class of its brand-new writers residency program. Out of a crop of some 16,000 applications, the railroad service has picked just 24 writers to ride the rails on a long-distance train — and to write while they do so.

The group ranges from a doctoral candidate at work on his dissertation (Korey Garibaldi) to a former spy for the CIA (Lindsay Moran), from a regular xoJane.com contributor (Marianne Kirby) to a name Pop Culture Happy Hour listeners will recognize — Glen Weldon! (You can see the full list of residents here.)

Image via World Railways

hustler4life:

ak47:

constantflux:


via (pixietart)
Bike Rack is an archway, 30’ tall, 40-50’ long, made entirely out of reused bicycle parts. The environment at the Burning Man event is full of visual rhythm, and bicycles are the most dynamic part of that rhythm. This archway is an attempt to capture and manipulate that visual energy. The arch explodes outward, creating a gallant entrance to Center Camp and in fact creating a whole environment. Every participant on a bicycle becomes part of the sculpture. Building the arch with bikes reclaimed from garbage dumps and recycling centers fits perfectly with the 2007 green theme. Bike Rack was inspired by the artist’s trip to Arches National monument. An arch is symbolic of many powerful things, like victory and balance, and appears throughout history. Its context and meaning is open to interpretation; for this artist, making sculpture is striving for a sense of victory personally and collectively.
(via hustler4life)

hustler4life:

ak47:

constantflux:

via (pixietart)

Bike Rack is an archway, 30’ tall, 40-50’ long, made entirely out of reused bicycle parts. The environment at the Burning Man event is full of visual rhythm, and bicycles are the most dynamic part of that rhythm. This archway is an attempt to capture and manipulate that visual energy. The arch explodes outward, creating a gallant entrance to Center Camp and in fact creating a whole environment. Every participant on a bicycle becomes part of the sculpture. Building the arch with bikes reclaimed from garbage dumps and recycling centers fits perfectly with the 2007 green theme. Bike Rack was inspired by the artist’s trip to Arches National monument. An arch is symbolic of many powerful things, like victory and balance, and appears throughout history. Its context and meaning is open to interpretation; for this artist, making sculpture is striving for a sense of victory personally and collectively.

(via hustler4life)