Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Space in "The Spectacle"

The Spectacle was a multimedia celebration of Rice University's centennial.  This show depicted Rice's history and looked into the future. The images were displayed on three buildings in Rice's Academic Quadrangle, including Rice's 1st building, Lovett Hall. The German artist group URBANSCREEN designed the performance. This image shows one of the big events in Rice's history - President Kennedy's famous 'moon speech', which was given in Rice Stadium. Here's the heart of said speech:
We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.