The first time I drove by this public art installation I think I almost crashed from staring too long. What looked like a row of blooming trees along a construction fence was actually a .2 mile long recycled arts project. Next time you drive by, try to catch the hundreds of shiny soda can bottoms and clumps of plastic bags along Cedar just in front of the Whole Foods shopping center. Here’s the official description:
“Fencepiration is a Heights Arts public art project with artists Carol Hummel and Debbie Apple Presser to transform a utilitarian construction fence on Cedar Road between Fenwick and Warrensville into an inspiring and attractive streetscape element for the duration of the construction project using recycled materials including aluminum cans, plastic milk jugs and plastic bags.”
Snapped from the patio at Blakes Seafood, Crocker Park. BTW, I have absolutely no idea why Tumblr rotates this photo regardless of how many times I upload it correctly. Please flex your imagination muscle and pretend it is aligned correctly. Thanks :)
I’ve been fairly active on Twitter for about eight or nine months now, tweeting a few dozen times a day on average and interacting with a lot of interesting people in my community whom I probably would not have otherwise had the pleasure to encounter.
Along the way, I’ve found the actual Twitter website seriously lacking in providing users with the tools needed to monitor their tweets and their impact. The updated-but-not-fully-launched Twitter redesign (#newtwitter) has a lot of improvements over the older version – which visitors still encounter if they’re not registered or logged in – but for many people and businesses these aren’t nearly sufficient to delve deeper into the twitterverse. If you primarily browse or tweet through twitter.com, you can be forgiven for underestimating the influence and reach your tweets actually have.
Fortunately, a lot of smart people have created a lot of smart tools with which veteran tweeters and new users alike can get a fuller picture of their Twitter presence. Here are a few I use or have come across, each of which has a function you won’t find if you stick to the Twitter website:
Apparently Burger King has a staff of soda sommeliers hidden away somewhere.