I wish I could say that I was psyched to get to the Hotel Pennsylvania, but do to an impromptu late night; I was more interested in a few more hours sleep. However, I pride myself in being professional (whenever possible) so I dragged myself out of bed, and got there much earlier than I would have liked. A funny thing happened though as I began to ascend to the second level, a feeling of indescribable happiness overcame me.
It quickly became very clear how much I love HOPE. As I walked around, taking in the sites, I realized there was no where else I would rather be. Being surrounded by all this creativity is a tonic for a lack of enthusiasm, and a spark for the imagination. Two pieces in particular that blew my mind were http://artmagnitude.com/orb.php
The description and picture does not do this creation justice, I never like to be that person; but the orb is something that needs to be seen up close and personal. If you ever have the opportunity, and you enjoy digital art, please do yourself a favor and see it.
The second project, "Wire Map" is also an amazing sight. The video gives you a taste, but when you see it in person, you get a true appreciation of what is involved.
In addition to these two pieces, are several colorful and creative sculptures that add to the overall vibe of what makes HOPE what it is. I was unable find URL's for these other exhibits, but I will look around tomorrow, so I can share these as well.