Prototyping a digital graffiti device from inexpensive off-the-shelf parts and a custom Makerbot housing. The device will mount to a street pole / sign pole, and allow anyone to deposit voice recordings into it by holding down a button on the device and speaking, singing, professing. The files are instantly available via connecting a USB cable to a computer. More to come soon.
Realizing that after Stalin and the war, the Soviets needed toys, and to prevent even further disintegration of morale, the Council of Ministers came up with a plan. The Council resolved to create VNIITE, the All-Union Technical Aesthetics Research Institute that was to “artistically construct” goods for Soviet people. It also published the magazine, Technical Aesthetics, which was to showcase the creations of modern Soviet designers.
On October 29, 1998, Senator John H. Glenn became the oldest man to travel into space aboard Space Shuttle Discovery. Senator Glenn was invited by NASA to return to space over three decades after his first flight of February 20, 1962 when he became the first American to orbit the Earth aboard the Mercury capsule Friendship 7. This photo was taken of Glenn exiting Friendship 7, and was collected by the Senate Committee on Aeronautical Space and Science in 1965, who oversaw the operation of NASA at the time.
Photo of John H. Glenn in Friendship 7, SEN 89A-F1, Records of the U.S. Senate