Make or See Art on the Moon via Ai WeiWei + Olafur Eliasson

It took us abandoning Safari and loading Firefox. iPads won’t run it altogether. But it is worth getting yourself to Ai Weiwei and Olafur Eliasson’s wondrous website Moon. At first you see a shimmering globe, then the sign, above, which distills in one fell swoop everything we believe and love:  Ideas, wind, and air no one can stop.

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Click ENTER and you’ll see what appears to be the Moon’s craggy surface. When you zoom in, you discover that the crags and pocks are art works crowd-sourced/created/sketched from all over the world. Some are silly, some have cosmic underpinnings….

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You can read who made each work, and when, and where they are from. Tweet your favorites or post them to Facebook. There are all kinds of ways to navigate looking at the works, from random clicking, to zooming in and out, to selecting Popular, Featured or Tags. Here is a beauty by Olafur Eliasson:

Olafur Eliasson

Olafur Eliasson

If you’d like to make your own artwork on the Moon, you need to log in, which takes just a sec.

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Even if you have to download a new browser, or borrow a friend’s computer, it is worth finding a way to visit for it’s heartening statement about connection, creative expression, celebration.

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