Bouvard and Pecuchet don’t exactly die in the line of scientific duty, but they might as well. Maybe it is because they are essentially copists and not inventors. This man, who jumped off the Eiffel Tower however did die through his invention.
For Flauberts protege and friend, the writer Guy de Maupassant, the Eiffel Tower by the way was a cause of great dismay. It is said, that de Maupassant ate lunch in the tower’s restaurant every day because, as he claimed, it was the only place in Paris from which you did not have to see it!
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On our closing presentation of chapter V. hacktivist Robert Ochshorn supplemented the show with his beautiful Hyperiopa book-cyborg.
You can check the device out here:
Among the many A-B-Cs that have been done in art history, this is one we really liked:
David Weber-Krebs and Marcell Mars have finished their residency at the Lab of Theater Rampe. Last sunday they performed for more than one and a half hours their personal A-B-C. The whole video and text will be online soon.
The closing sequence of their presentation was this beautiful film from 1977 by Charles and Ray Eames Office and IBM. We wave good-bye!