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The Temple of Truth, Governor's Island installation, summer 09 - Inspired by the image of an eye facing the sky, the open air Temple of Truth is intended as a place of exploration, contemplation, and personal expression. Visitors can walk through the spiraling wooden structure to the heart of the eye, and leave temporary messages and art on its walls. The Temple of Truth is an experiment to explore the lines between our subjective truth and the participatory nature of our collective truth.

Design: Chris Niederer, Jennifer Upchurch and Douglas Hart
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The Temple of Truth, Governor's Island installation, summer 09 - Inspired by the image of an eye facing the sky, the open air Temple of Truth is intended as a place of exploration, contemplation, and personal expression. Visitors can walk through the spiraling wooden structure to the heart of the eye, and leave temporary messages and art on its walls. The Temple of Truth is an experiment to explore the lines between our subjective truth and the participatory nature of our collective truth.

Design: Chris Niederer, Jennifer Upchurch and Douglas Hart
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The Temple of Truth, Governor's Island installation, summer 09 - Inspired by the image of an eye facing the sky, the open air Temple of Truth is intended as a place of exploration, contemplation, and personal expression. Visitors can walk through the spiraling wooden structure to the heart of the eye, and leave temporary messages and art on its walls. The Temple of Truth is an experiment to explore the lines between our subjective truth and the participatory nature of our collective truth.

Design: Chris Niederer, Jennifer Upchurch and Douglas Hart
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The Temple of Truth, Governor's Island installation, summer 09 - Inspired by the image of an eye facing the sky, the open air Temple of Truth is intended as a place of exploration, contemplation, and personal expression. Visitors can walk through the spiraling wooden structure to the heart of the eye, and leave temporary messages and art on its walls. The Temple of Truth is an experiment to explore the lines between our subjective truth and the participatory nature of our collective truth.

Design: Chris Niederer, Jennifer Upchurch and Douglas Hart
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The Temple of Truth, Governor's Island installation, summer 09 - Inspired by the image of an eye facing the sky, the open air Temple of Truth is intended as a place of exploration, contemplation, and personal expression. Visitors can walk through the spiraling wooden structure to the heart of the eye, and leave temporary messages and art on its walls. The Temple of Truth is an experiment to explore the lines between our subjective truth and the participatory nature of our collective truth.

Design: Chris Niederer, Jennifer Upchurch and Douglas Hart
The Patriot Pill - The Patriot Pill is a satirical pulpit for the sale of patriotism to Americans. It is a commentary on the unholy union of the US government and the pharmaceutical industry. The pill is often accompanied by several doctors bankrolled by large drug companies and some well known heads of state who are eager to push their new creation on an unsuspecting public.

Created for the Figment arts festival in 2008
The Patriot Pill - The Patriot Pill is a satirical pulpit for the sale of patriotism to Americans. It is a commentary on the unholy union of the US government and the pharmaceutical industry. The pill is often accompanied by several doctors bankrolled by large drug companies and some well known heads of state who are eager to push their new creation on an unsuspecting public.

Created for the Figment arts festival in 2008
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The Patriot Pill - The Patriot Pill is a satirical pulpit for the sale of patriotism to Americans. It is a commentary on the unholy union of the US government and the pharmaceutical industry. The pill is often accompanied by several doctors bankrolled by large drug companies and some well known heads of state who are eager to push their new creation on an unsuspecting public.

Created for the Figment arts festival in 2008
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Exquisite Weapon - An interactive installation that evokes Governor's island's historical and transformative nature. In the shape of an unexploded bomb, with maple seed fins, the weapon illustrates a temporary interruption in the destructive nature of creation. Its skin is composed of illustrations which reference the dual nature of the island. A rotating teleidoscope allows one to experience the view of a seed falling to earth or the path of a bomb bent on destruction.

By Chris Niederer and Alex Roediger
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Exquisite Weapon - An interactive installation that evokes Governor's island's historical and transformative nature. In the shape of an unexploded bomb, with maple seed fins, the weapon illustrates a temporary interruption in the destructive nature of creation. Its skin is composed of illustrations which reference the dual nature of the island. A rotating teleidoscope allows one to experience the view of a seed falling to earth or the path of a bomb bent on destruction.

By Chris Niederer and Alex Roediger
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Exquisite Weapon - An interactive installation that evokes Governor's island's historical and transformative nature. In the shape of an unexploded bomb, with maple seed fins, the weapon illustrates a temporary interruption in the destructive nature of creation. Its skin is composed of illustrations which reference the dual nature of the island. A rotating teleidoscope allows one to experience the view of a seed falling to earth or the path of a bomb bent on destruction.

By Chris Niederer and Alex Roediger
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Exquisite Weapon - An interactive installation that evokes Governor's island's historical and transformative nature. In the shape of an unexploded bomb, with maple seed fins, the weapon illustrates a temporary interruption in the destructive nature of creation. Its skin is composed of illustrations which reference the dual nature of the island. A rotating teleidoscope allows one to experience the view of a seed falling to earth or the path of a bomb bent on destruction.

By Chris Niederer and Alex Roediger
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Exquisite Weapon - An interactive installation that evokes Governor's island's historical and transformative nature. In the shape of an unexploded bomb, with maple seed fins, the weapon illustrates a temporary interruption in the destructive nature of creation. Its skin is composed of illustrations which reference the dual nature of the island. A rotating teleidoscope allows one to experience the view of a seed falling to earth or the path of a bomb bent on destruction.

By Chris Niederer and Alex Roediger
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Dinoball - The Instability of Form (AKA Dinoball), a spinny ride for kids or adults (holds about 4-9 people) is a cross between a teacup fairground ride and a teeter totter. It has three dinosaur heads mounted on it. People's collective motion can lean it back and forth encouraging one dinosaur over another. The three heads express the continuity and instability of forms in nature as they evolve. Each one is slightly different.

Made from CNC cut plywood and misc hardware
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Dinoball - The Instability of Form (AKA Dinoball), a spinny ride for kids or adults (holds about 4-9 people) is a cross between a teacup fairground ride and a teeter totter. It has three dinosaur heads mounted on it. People's collective motion can lean it back and forth encouraging one dinosaur over another. The three heads express the continuity and instability of forms in nature as they evolve. Each one is slightly different.

Made from CNC cut plywood and misc hardware
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Dinoball - The Instability of Form (AKA Dinoball), a spinny ride for kids or adults (holds about 4-9 people) is a cross between a teacup fairground ride and a teeter totter. It has three dinosaur heads mounted on it. People's collective motion can lean it back and forth encouraging one dinosaur over another. The three heads express the continuity and instability of forms in nature as they evolve. Each one is slightly different.

Made from CNC cut plywood and misc hardware

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