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The gallery with no air(s) and 24 minutes of viewing time

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Fort Myers shipwreck Enjoy the 12 -work exhibitions but always mind the sharks
By Stephen Weir From the Huffington Post
It is an international happening -- an art show that will have you holding your breath -- but only for so long.  People in-the-know and who have access to dive equipment, a big boat and the willingness to swim with big fishes, have been making underwater pilgrimages all summer to see the hidden work of Austrian artist Andreas Franke. Considered one of the 200 best photographers in the world, Franke has taken his art underwater in the new show: The Sinking World Of Andreas Franke - Mohawk Project – Life Above Refined Below (http://www.thesinkingworld.com/).  This is the third time that he has put together a composite photography exhibition that can only be seen underwater. The present show (which closes September 14th) is on the remains of the Mighty Mo’, the USS Mohawk (WW2 Coast Guard Cutter).  She saw action in the North Atlantic throughout the War, and last year she wa…

The summer of the pinball tilts out Monday

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Game On 2.0 Game Outs end of Monday in Toronto
Game On 2.0 has been the most popular summer kids' exhibition to play in Toronto for years and years. Sadly the Ontario Science Centre's interactive exhibition flippers out end-of-day, Labour Day Monday.
"Outstanding, that is all I can say," exclaimed Anna Relyea, the Science Centre's director of public relations.  " Kids, and their parents took to this exhibition right from our opening press conference back in the spring."
This fingers-on show traces the 60-year evolution of the computer game beginning with the pinball machine, moving onto Pong and ending with a futuristic 3-D dome game called Virtusphere.  Virtusphere is played  from the inside of 10-foot hollow sphere -- the user runs freely inside while wearing a wireless, head-mounted display.
In all there are 150  games and all of them work.  Gamers can learn about the science that goes into making a computer game, or they can simply sit at a c…