When a mermaid meets an Arduino microprocessor, something very special happens. Imagine a mermaid tail with about 180 LED's, controlled by a tablet computer.
Erin St. Blaine is the creator of the Glimmer the Mermaid project, and you can read all about it in the Arduino blog. Be sure to watch the video of the tail in action!
A big splash of thanks to Zoe Romano for documenting the project on the blog.
Die Seejungfrau, or The Mermaid, is a classical music piece from the early 1900's by Alexander von Zemlinsky. Charles T. Downey brings us the story of Zemlinsky and The Mermaid in an article at Ionarts.
"According to Antony Beaumont's biography of Zemlinsky, it was Die Seejungfrau "that stole the show" at that 1905 concert."
Mr. Downey's article contains an 8.5 minute video with the first movement of The Mermaid.
Have a listen, this is truly music to swim by!
Is that a mermaid on your dress? Lilly Pulitzer has created a wonderful mermaid print that looks great as a dress, pull-on, or necktie. You can see a small sample of the print above.
The pattern is called Nice Tail, and you can shop for items with this pattern and others at Lilly's web site.
"We envy mermaids. Swimming, hair flowing, singing and spending eternity at sea. Who doesn't dream of being a mermaid?"
At Lilly's site, you can also download Nice Tail backgrounds for your computer or mobile device.
Manila Ocean Park
This summer, the Manila Ocean Park will once again be offering their Mermaid Swim Experience. The park provides the tail, and instructors are there to teach you how to swim and how to breathe properly.
"The Mermaid Swim Experience aims to provide a fun outdoor activity and to infuse appreciation for marine life."
GMA News Online has the full story. Get ready to make a splash!
Best wishes and starfishes,
cynthia (at) goldmermaid.com
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