Author Topic: Open Air art project in Philadelphia  (Read 776 times)

Larry Hopkins

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Re: Open Air art project in Philadelphia
« Reply #30 on: February 02, 2018, 06:04:24 PM »
Fred1, I see my post on the Rittenhouse fb page is now gone, as well.  I'm wondering if a letter simply goes into the waste basket as easily as posts to the open forum are discarded? seems like high level censorship is active? Glad you are a home boy carrying the flag and torch! Thanks, Tomps..Great gibbous Moon tonight!

Jason Pederes

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Re: Open Air art project in Philadelphia
« Reply #31 on: February 03, 2018, 01:58:43 AM »
Hey, I actually got 2 e-mail replies from the artist himself.  In the 2nd e-mail, he remarkably stated, "Mark, I never said I was not contributing to the (light pollution) problem. I am fully aware that this project pollutes and all I am saying is that I am doing my very best to mitigate those effects."He dropped the bird issue after I pointed out that his site states that they are using his project to study the effects of such projects on migrating birds. I stated that the fact that they're conducting a study indicates that they don't know what the effects will be.

Jeffrey Hunter

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Re: Open Air art project in Philadelphia
« Reply #32 on: February 04, 2018, 11:25:55 AM »
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... I am doing my very best to mitigate those effects."

If  this   is an example, then he needs to try much harder.

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Re: Open Air art project in Philadelphia
« Reply #33 on: February 08, 2018, 05:19:42 PM »
It'd be a great night for all of you out there in your basements building your EM Pulse guns to go out and give them a try....

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Re: Open Air art project in Philadelphia
« Reply #34 on: February 08, 2018, 11:26:22 PM »
Rittenhouse responded with a note that they have disabled the public comment section on their fb page pending official club review. They are all talking about the impact of uproar over this project. Their club is right in the heart of the Franklin Institute. For some interesting insight, an old post from the Danver Tricities Museum show regarding Benjamin Franklin brings a bitter taste to Philadelphia in realizing that Ben is coined as being one of "America's first environmentalists."
http://www.tchd.org/benfranklin.htm
Interesting! Ben was an amateur astronomer and he surly loved the night sky...

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Re: Open Air art project in Philadelphia
« Reply #35 on: February 09, 2018, 10:15:02 AM »
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<p class="citation">Quote... I am doing my very best to mitigate those effects."

If  this   is an example, then he needs to try much harder. [/quote]

The latest defender of Open Air on the Knight Arts web site makes the same argument, i.e., that the artist is taking steps to reduce the environmental impact of the project.  It's a classic dodge.  The "mitigating" actions are mere window dressing.

Geoff