Highlights, tidbits, and news from Open Engagement in Pittsburgh.
Cinemagraphs (aka Hair GIFs): The lowest form of GIF. I’ve explained why I don’t like them in the past, so I won’t go in to it again today. Mostly, I’m posting this as a reminder to myself that some GIFs really are terrible.
Monday night about two dozen protesters took the streets of the Meatpacking district to protest the Whitney Museum’s decision to build a new mega-museum on top of a Spectra Energy natural gas pipeline. The pipeline brings gas that has been fracked (a practice known to use carcinogens and toxins) from Pennsylvania to New York. So, that’s bad. Pipelines are also dangerous—is it really a good idea to build a museum over something that could explode?