T-Mobile Center (formerly Sprint Center)

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I wouldn't mind some lighting or video screens integrated into or visible behind the glass panels - maybe something similar to Allianz stadium in Munich. As is typical with design proposals, the finished product was a bit underwhelming from what was 'promised' during the initial competition.
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Perfect building for projection mapping.
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that was the plan in the early renderings. Much more doable/affordable now I'd guess
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KCPowercat wrote: Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:54 am that was the plan in the early renderings. Much more doable/affordable now I'd guess
Up front cost, probably similar, maybe higher. Long term maintenance, fractional compared to even 5 years ago.
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KCPowercat wrote: Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:40 pm Here's my approach on art. I don't like it all but i respect the artist and their effort. Maybe it's not your thing but why want it taken down?
Because it's stupid
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Ok.
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Goonies wrote: Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:45 pm
KCPowercat wrote: Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:40 pm Here's my approach on art. I don't like it all but i respect the artist and their effort. Maybe it's not your thing but why want it taken down?
Because it's stupid
It is terrible and at what point do we call it art? It's three LED screens with the same 12 year old video of people flying through them. I guess terrible art is still art, but that art project needs to go away.
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David is still a statue of his really old penis too.
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Does art have to entertain the viewer or is information enough ?
Any artist out there? What is the intention of your art?
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Sounds like an upgrade to me. Should be programmable and very artsy. Even possibly interactive with cell phone.
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The problem with using tech in art is that you limit its life, both culturally and technologically.

That whole area could use a rethink.
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DColeKC wrote: Sat Jan 15, 2022 11:30 am
Goonies wrote: Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:45 pm
KCPowercat wrote: Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:40 pm Here's my approach on art. I don't like it all but i respect the artist and their effort. Maybe it's not your thing but why want it taken down?
Because it's stupid
It is terrible and at what point do we call it art? It's three LED screens with the same 12 year old video of people flying through them. I guess terrible art is still art, but that art project needs to go away.
I find it hard to believe that there aren't better ideas that would cost less than those flying astronauts
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If art doesn't challenge you then it's just entertainment. The art at Sprint center certainly was challenging.
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Maybe they could replace the flying humans with those old Flying Windows that used to keep text-burn off computer monitors.

Or old episodes of The Jetsons.
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Or pictures of interesting shots of downtown,streetcar, points of interest by KcRag members.
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shinatoo wrote: Sat Jan 15, 2022 5:56 pm If art doesn't challenge you then it's just entertainment. The art at Sprint center certainly was challenging.
Dave Ones spam was challenging definitely wouldn't call that art either
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or old Laugh-O-Gram Studio silent cartoons.
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normalthings wrote: Thu Jan 13, 2022 12:37 pm
DColeKC wrote: Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:12 am @normalthings - any permits pulled lately for T-Mobile Center? Some window work being done and a crane onsite. They are upgrading LED screens finally but I’m not sure this is related.
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Anyone have photos of this?
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It's not much to see. A new bigger crane did show up today. Most of the sidewalk is blocked. The other day they had a sidewalk reroute to walk underneath another crane on the P&L side.
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