Take a look at this bit of fun that’s on display in MoMA’s atrium until the end of the year. Seemingly rational, mature adults are dancing and flailing their limbs in front of a giant lightbox. This installation is Shadow Monsters by British artist Philip Worthington. Before throwing a shadow up against the wall, it’s first filtered through some custom Java script and physics software. This is the result:
In honor of the holiday season, American Atheist erected a billboard just north of Times Square.
The atheists aren’t going to win any converts this way. Aside from the name-calling, they’ve mixed up their holidays. It looks like they’re referring to Easter. My initial reaction was a surprise to myself. Instead of passing judgment on the appropriateness of the message or sparking an internal debate over whether or not God exists, I was overwhelmed with a sense of pride that I live in a democracy. You’d never get away with something like this if you lived in China or the Middle East. Can you imagine if you lived in Iran and put up a big billboard implying that Allah is a myth?! You’d get chopped up into tiny morsels.