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Counter Void by Tatsuo Miyajima

My numbers express concepts like #life and #time. The way the numbers count down, how it’s ticking away, moment to moment—all that is meant to represent living out our lives. Zero is expressed with darkness—it represents the death of a human being. The duration of the light is life. And the moment of darkness is #death. I use the light and the darkness to express these concepts dynamically.

And the number is gone for a moment, but then it starts counting down again from 9. The process repeats. I personally really sympathize with the #Buddhist idea of existence being an endless cycle of life and death. And I would say that’s my message to Western audiences.

Happy Songkran 💦

Songkran is the Thai New Year’s holiday. The Thai New Year’s holiday is 13 April every year, but the holiday period includes 14–15 April as well. The word “Songkran” comes from the Sanskrit word saṃkrānti (Devanāgarī: संक्रांति), literally “astrological passage”, meaning transformation or change. The term was borrowed from Makar Sankranti, the name of a Hindu harvest festival celebrated in #India in January to mark the arrival of #spring. It coincides with the rising of Aries on the astrological chart and with the New Year of many calendars of South and Southeast Asia, in keeping with the Buddhist/Hindu solar calendar.

Museums Test New Technology, Interactive Exhibits

Technology is set to revolutionize the museum experience as institutions test immersive exhibits and look for new ways to engage visitors. Photo: The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown