Image via: Telstar Logistics
In light of some of our earlier art fair commentary this morning, this great summary of unusual trade shows seems appropriate.
There has been a flurry of weblog interest in MINExpo (‘the world’s richest deposit of mining technology, services and products’), including this post at Telstar Logistics. Why? The internet serves us well as a repository for the unusual, the gee-whiz aspects of technology that would otherwise remain hidden away, available only to specialists. But now we are all esotericists and fetishists, as TL’s post makes clear, unable to tear ourselves away from ‘giant dump trucks, esoteric drilling machines, and industrial explosive’. There is no arcana any more, at least not online.
Attending unusual trade shows will become a new leisure activity, as perverse fascinations and hobbies spill out of the world wide web in search of a physical manifestation. Check out the Ultimate Trade Show Directory for some future vacation ideas, like the awkwardly-named FunExpo (funerals), the International Christian Retail Show, the Clinical Symposium on Advances in Skin and Wound Care, Event Expo, Northeast Ohio’s premiere exhibition for party planners, and the very self-explanatory The Future of Wipes.
Via: Things Magazine. (Tip thanks to ss)