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Last updated on July 2nd, 2017 at 01:04 pm

California’s Mike H. emails:

Just got back from San Francisco, where I found something right up your alley, so to speak, since it combines automobiles and coldening in a truly unique way. Yes, I am speaking of the “ice and steel hydrogen-fueled concept vehicle” by “noted” “artist” Olafur Eliasson.

According to Eliasson, this car will help the public to “focus our attention on the relation between car design and global warming.”

I got a big kick out of this. To enter the room where it is exhibited you wait in a long line with trendy art types and consciousness-raised students, and if you desire you can wear grubby gray blankets that look like they were ripped off the Tenderloin winos outside the museum (to protect your precious hide from the terrible 16-17 deg F temps keeping the car from turning into a soggy rusted hulk). And the refrigeration power? – why, it comes from Gaia herself – geothermal power brought in from very far away.

My thoughts about this as I walked by? “What a waste of energy and good-looking steel.” Here’s an actual thoughtful review of the “art”.

Posted by Tim B. on 01/09/2008 at 09:34 AM
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