Guillermo Del Toro makes movies that make money, and so, Guillermo Del Toro makes money, and when you make money, you can start collecting things, and so, Guillermo Del Toro did that. He collected the hell out of things from Sci-Fi, Horror, Fantasy, and action films, along with a trove of related art and literary works, and he then proceeded to create a retreat for himself in California called Bleak House in Southern California which he filled with the stuff.
Then, I speculate, one of four possible things happened
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When I say the downtown Sydney Business District is totally The Matrix, I’m not joking, at all. It’s the frickin’ Matrix.
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In celebration of Flashback Monday (which isn’t a thing) I wanted to look back on the final days of the Movieland Wax Museum in Buena Park, California.
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The Ars Electronica Center in Linz, Austria saw its influence expand greatly back in 2009, interactivity and human appendages-as-input devices were all the rage, and people were actually working hard at realizing the future and making profoundly cool and interesting and unique experiences that revolved around gestural interaction with digital devices or within digital environments. This was largely an outgrowth of the first iPhone which had just been released (en-masse) about a year earlier.
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Located just east of Dodger Stadium on Avenue 19 in an abandoned industrial bakery, The 14th Factory was an amazing temporary large scale art exhibition that anyone who couldn’t score tickets to the Broad in time for their first trip to LA could go to and still find suitable locations to snap selfies for their tinder profiles which they in turn utilized to boost their follower counts on instagram. This is too bad because it was utterly brilliant and worthy of so much more than social media exploitation.
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