Guided By Hamsters

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This rocks beyond description. An international gang of artists is going around the world’s major cities and surreptitiously installing little versions of the Space Invaders aliens — rendered as ceramic-tile art! That one above is in Notre Dame, but there might be ones near you: Check their web site for pictures of the installations in different cities to find out. I personally am going to try and visit all the ones in New York.

The photos are quite hilarious — the aliens manage to look both pop-culture cheerful, and occasionally kind of doubtful, as if they’re not really sure how they hell they wound up invading such a weird planet.

(Thanks to Kevan for this one!)

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I'm Clive Thompson, the author of Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better (Penguin Press). You can order the book now at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powells, Indiebound, or through your local bookstore! I'm also a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and a columnist for Wired magazine. Email is here or ping me via the antiquated form of AOL IM (pomeranian99).

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