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[Exhibition] An Exercise in Space

 

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An Exercise in Space

November 12th, 2015

Modern Spaces   34-16 30th Avenue, Astoria NY

Join us for wine and hors d’oeuvres as New York native photographer Thanassi Karageorgiou hosts an exhibition in collaboration with Modern Spaces Real Estate. Thanassi draws on his experiences in the field of architecture to showcase select works that depict the enclosure of space through deconstructed geometric principles and phenomenological ideals. An Exercise in Space is the juxtaposition of the strict, unbending confines of real-world perspective and the constant wandering of the mind’s eye.

 

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Google Cube, Birdly And Other Toys at The Museum of the Moving Image’s New Exhibition: Sensory Stories

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Google has always been in the search engine business. That is undoubtedly the bread-and-butter operation at Mountain View, but when Google clocks out of its 9 to 5 it likes to dabble in hobbies and creative experiments. Some of these experiments actually develop into full, robust products (Google Drive, Android), while others fail or get reabsorbed and re-branded much later (Buzz, Wave, etc). One of the company’s latest creative endeavors is Google Cube. Continue reading »

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Inside The Mad Men Exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image [Photos]

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One of the most successful television dramas of all time is nearing its completion as the final season will soon draw to a close. Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men has had a great run, captivating audiences all over the world with its mid 20th century charm, excess and rich visuals. And now with a new exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image, we can all step into the intricate world of Donald Draper and his peers. Featuring dozens of props and costumes from the show, as well as two recreated detailed sets, the exhibition opens to the public this Saturday, March 14th and runs through June 14th. Museum Members also get an early first look right now. Photo gallery below.

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6 Reasons Why The Knicks Protest Fell Flat

Carmelo Anthony scores a career high, franchise high and MSG high 62 points. New York Knicks vs. Charlotte Bobcats. January 24th, 2014. Madison Square Garden, New York. ©Thanassi Karageorgiou

You may or may not have heard that there was a protest by angry Knicks fans outside of Madison Square Garden the other day. If you heard about it, chances are that you’re a big fan of the Knicks, like myself, and you read about their highs and lows on a fairly consistent basis. If you didn’t hear about it, it’s because it pretty much didn’t happen; sort of like a tree falling in the forest with no one around. Continue reading »

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Being a Knicks Fan is Like Dating Someone Ugly on the Inside

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They say you can’t choose your family, but you can choose your friends and significant others. Some of us have a history of choosing the wrong people, time after time, but being a Knicks fan these days is like eternally dating someone you know is bad for you in the long run. It could be that bad boy with the leather jacket, the skull tattoo and the motorcycle. Or maybe its the hot, high-maintenance foreign girl who dresses a bit too provocatively and takes a little longer than normal to answer your messages. We’ve all been there. And when they hurt us, we don’t always learn our lesson right away. Sometimes we come crawling back for more. In the case of Knicks fans, sometimes is more like always. Continue reading »

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I Bought My First Cell Phone To Impress A Girl, And Then She Made Me Kill It

This story was originally written in the comments section for the mobile phone blog Droid Life. They held a contest for a protective case giveaway and asked readers about their first cell phone. I thought about mine and then the memories started coming back.

It was 1999 and I was a sophomore in college. The majority of the kids my age still had beepers back then, but a select few had taken the plunge into mobile telephony. Some were drug dealers with the original Motorola flip phones. They weren’t quite Zack Morris bulky, but they still had some heft. Storing them in one’s jeans pocket was easy however, as we all wore baggy pants back then. Others had candybar Nokias that were just as large and heavy. A female friend who I had a crush on had just bought a mobile phone. It was also a Nokia, but it was the smallest model to date. (Back then, before even color LCD screens were introduced, chic was having the smallest phone. Think Zoolander) Being an electronics geek, I was instantly curious and jealous at the same time. And then another friend got a cell phone. My buddy Mike had bought the first Motorola StarTAC. It was the slimmest, smallest, sexiest thing I had ever seen. After playing with his phone for five minutes, I was instantly infatuated. Continue reading »

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Contest: Win A Gift Bag Of Goodies From Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week may have come and gone again, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop strutting your stuff. As is tradition after Fashion Week, I have a swag bag full of fancy girly products for one lucky winner. Included in this season’s catch is the following: Continue reading »

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The Tenth Annual No-Pants Subway Ride: 2012 Edition

So you’re done with the excessive holiday eating? What better way to strut your new-found pounds than with the annual No-Pants Subway Ride. What originally began as a 7-person prank has now evolved into an internationally observed day of silliness. More than 4,000 people took their trousers off yesterday in New York City’s subways, and thousands more reportedly joined in around the world. Improv Everywhere organizes the annual event, where the sexy strap-hangers begin their train rides all over the city and then converge onto Union Square Park for an impromptu celebration of sorts. Continue reading »

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Trigger Finger: This Is Why I Don’t Dine-In at Fast Food Joints

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Dear [Insert Fast Food Venue Here],

I was considering your $5 foot-long deal today. I planned on grabbing a window seat so that I could people watch as I eat. I like to gaze out of windows in general, and with those gorgeous new 10′ panes, your venue seemed like the perfect lunch.

But you had to go and paste huge posters on your windows at seated eye-level. So that 75% of the window seats essentially become non-window seats. Why go through the trouble of designing such a modern establishment with huge windows if you’re just going to render them useless?

I understand you want to lure hungry people in with your marketing deals. That’s cool. But you can place the posters at 6′ and above, and everyone wins. No?

#EndRant

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Trigger Finger: Rock Climbing for Toddlers

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Playgrounds and Jungle gyms have undergone drastic changes since yours truly was able to play in them without suspicious looks from concerned mothers. This particular example in Long Island City made me giggle.

This looks to me like some kind of beginner rock-climbing thing. Did the playground designers imagine kids wearing junior climbing gear, coating their hands with Johnson’s Baby Powder to give them a better grip for the trecherous feat?

Do the parents in this newly gentrified LIC neighborhood encourage their spawn to “rock climb” at the playground? Do they hope their kid will someday grow up and climb the “real” wall at the $100-a-month gym? No. The parents don’t even know about their kid’s extreme sports adventures. Whenever I’ve passed by, its just been bored kids with chatty nannies.

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