Tuesday, October 16, 2012

All in the Mind

Mind Museum's friendly mascot. I dub thee Skrillex. 

Funny how you often find gems that are right under your nose.

No, I'm not talking about the green, sticky kind.

I'm talking about the precious kind of gem that gives you a pleasant surprise for being right under your nose the whole time you've been looking for it.

In all the time that I've been working around the Fort, I've always known about the Mind Museum but I've never paid it much attention. Frankly, I didn't think there was anything interesting in it. Man, was I wrong.

Luckily for me, my friend's dad is an astrophotograher and it was "Space Week" in the Mind Museum. Put two & two together and you've got me, free tickets and a few good friends spending a Saturday afternoon exploring the Mind Museum.

Hipster whale. Sporting spots before it was cool. 

We all have a friend that looks like this. Admit it. 

The Mind Museum has a ton of awesome exhibits and interactive displays that allow you to have fun while learning. I found myself actually learning a few things about stuff I didn't previously know (duh Dre, what else do you do when you learn?).

They also had some pretty awesome museum curators they call "Mind Movers". These guys know their stuff and are literally walking encyclopedias. Kudos to them. I learned a lot.

They had this weird but fun little exhibit (which I'll call the Shadow Gallery) that imprinted your shadow on a wall painted with photo-synthetic paint or something. It basically froze your shadow to the wall behind you. Pretty cool.

The Shadow Gallery. (Cue the lame reference to V for Vendetta)

Two words. Body Paint. Oh the joy. 

Hand down, my favorite part was the Space Exhibit. People who know me really well know that I am a huge space nut. Pure intergalactic bliss.

Since I love photography (Isn't it obvious?) I had a great time looking at the exhibits of the astrophotographers on display. Amazing how they can dedicate so much time, money and effort into even building their own observatories just to get the right photograph of a distant galaxy or an exploding nebula. But what can I say? That's passion.

Space Exhibit. 

Mr. Nassr's Photos

Mr. Nassr's Photos. 

To wish upon the moon. 
It was a great experience and these photos are just a very small part of what Mind Museum has to offer. I think I'll head back next time with a better lens and maybe an external flash or two.

Really awesome photo at the Space exhibit. Can you spot Venus above the Makati skyline?


Shiv Michael said...

where's the like button on this mother

Andreo B. said...

Haha thanks man!