March 29, 20174:23 AM ET
Heard on Morning Edition
It took a while for the magnitude of Taylor Mac’s new show to sink into my understanding all the way out here in Arizona. There was an article in the NY Times this past weekend, but I skimmed through it and thought it odd what New Yorkers find entertaining. Then, as oftentimes happens, I was listening to NPR in the car and caught this segment on All Things Considered. Thanks NPR, I would have missed the significance without you.
A 24-Decade History of Popular Music will happen coincidentally, on my birthday, October 8th, at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn. Taylor Mac will be delivering the most raucous, unusual and compelling combination of so many things, I’m sure it will be a memory of a lifetime for anyone hardy enough to stay the course of the 24 hour performance.
Read and listen yourself!
“This is the world’s first autonomous on-demand shuttle. So basically you call it on an app and it picks you up just like Uber and it will talk to you,” says Justin Fishkin, Local Motors’ Chief Strategic Officer.
Local Motors, the manufacturer of the world’s first 3D printed vehicle, is actually local to us with a micro factory and base right here in Chandler, Arizona.
The newest addition to their line up is the uberly-cool (pun intended) Olli “Your friendly neighborhood mobile solution”. The self-driving Olli was the genius of industrial design student, Edgar Sarmiento, who at the age of 22, entered his concept into a Local Motors competition. With an app on your smart phone, the coolest micro bus ever, will pick you up and take you where you need to be … in style.