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AT JANM - GR BIENNALE 4 INSTALLATION EXPLAINED - WHAT'S IN THE CASE? PART 2

Case 2 is a smaller one that's near the entrance of the Giant Robot Installation at the Japanese American National Museum Biennale 4. I'll try and explain what everything is.  From upper left: 1. Yoskay Yamamoto made a pewter version of his Astroboy head. It's super heavy and limited. It's a great piece. I have a red one as well which has a different shape. When I got burglarized at home, the thief took the red Astroboy out of the velvet bag and left it. I wonder what he thought it was.  2. Black and white photo is of myself and Martin Wong at a zine fest in Seattle in the 90s.  3. Souther Salazar Post it Show art piece....

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Toyota Recall 7.43 Million Cars

That’s a lot of cars and a plenty of money to fix a window that causes a fire risk. There’s been no deaths so far, the recall is free, and it’s another blow to the giant car maker. (CNN – Recall) • 2007 to 2008 Yaris (approx. 110,300) • 2007 to 2009 RAV4 (approx. 336,400) • 2007 to 2009 Tundra (approx. 337,100) • 2007 to 2009 Camry (approx. 938,100) • 2007 to 2009 Camry Hybrid (approx. 116,800) • 2008 to 2009 Scion xD (approx. 34,400) • 2008 to 2009 Scion xB (approx. 77,500) • 2008 to 2009 Sequoia (approx. 38,500) • 2008 Highlander (approx. 135,400) • 2008 Highlander Hybrid (approx. 23,200) • 2009 Corolla (approx. 270,900) • 2009 Matrix (approx....

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Toyota Pixis Space

Digging the two word title? Pixis Space. Obviously it has a tech pixel type of name, and a second word to signify that it’s tiny again? Space. The name is interesting since in Japanese, it’ll be a strange two word mouthful. It’s a tiny car. 660cc engine, so we’re talking just above a go kart, but this is the latest addition to Toyota’s fleet of vehicles and it’s probably going to be popular in the crowded streets of Japan. There’s no need for speed and not everyone will be drifting… Will this be the following Scion car? Is this coming in two years or so, or will this be the next Daihatsu truck that you see cruising around college campuses...

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The Test Drive of Toyota Scion iQ

  I test drove a the new Scion iQ as a part of an intimate blogger gathering of 24 writers. A disclaimer in the second sentence: Are each of us writing something and it’s being tracked by big the disciples of Big Japanese Brother, Toyota? Perhaps. It’s no secret that Giant Robot has done projects with many branches of Toyota. From the Matrix, Yaris and yes the Scion, we’ve been patronized by the world’s largest car company many times. Naturally, reaching out to us makes sense. The Scion iQ is part of a global movement to be efficient, fun and smarter. That’s what I got out of the half day symposium. It’s nearly a shame that the Smart Car brought...

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