Today at last I finished a very hard research paper that I'm doing as part of my volunteer research efforts. I decided it would be good for my mental health and physical health to get out for a walk, so decided to return some books to the Saint Paul Public Library. This is about a 10-12 minute walk from my apartment.
The sun was shining, but oh my! It was a wicked wind that was blowing. I should have worn a hat. I stopped at one of the condo buildings down the street and went inside the entry area to fix the hood on my coat up around my ears. But I made it to the library, picked out some new books and then walked back across the street to the Science Museum and stopped there for coffee.
I was seated by the kinetic sculpture called Pipe Dreams.
The information by the sculpture, which has been there since 1999, explains it works off a computer program somewhat analogous to a printer driver.
The computer program, using the 1 and 0 of all computer programs, opens a valve in each of the pipes and turns water on or off.
The video below shows this just a bit better.
Behind were I having coffee are the ticket booths, with an interesting curved wall over the top. The afternoon sun helped to make the design interesting.
The afternoon sun was lighting the housing area in which I live in an interesting manner, too.