You may remember this contraption, which I wrote about near the beginning of summer, wondering whether it was art or plumbing. An alert reader kindly let us know that it was neither, but rather a “Sound Worm,” designed by architecture students to deliver sound from various live feeds around campus. (I’m not so sure how I feel about this but what the heck.)
The moment I first saw it I knew that it reminded me of something but I couldn’t quite get it to come clear. Then on the plane home from New York yesterday I accidentally stumbled across what I was trying to remember. This photograph was taken during the semi-centennial celebration in October, 1962 and this sculpture (about which I know nothing) is only a few yards away from the Sound Worm, just on the other side of the sidewalk. I feel much better now.
However, nothing in life is ever so simple. My stomach lurched a bit when I looked closely at this image because I see something (admittedly trivial) that I can’t explain. Check out the lamp post.
That just ain’t right.
Now look if you dare at this post from April of 2013, which goes on at some length about campus lamp post configuration. This may or may not be the exact same lamp post that I’m talking about, but one way or another it’s supposed to be a German High Hat and there is NO HAT! There’s some kind of ridiculous globe where the hat is supposed to be. I need to go have a cool drink and think about this.