If Nissan has its way, you might not need to pay for a parking spot if your electric car has some range to spare. Autoblog notes that the automaker has opened an exhibition space in Yokohama, the Pavilion, that lets you pay for parking by sending electricity from the Leaf and other EVs into the building. You won't have to worry about the cost of trip (beyond whatever it costs to recharge elsewhere, of course) if you're determined to see the Ariya crossover or get a taste of Formula E racing. It's meant as a demonstration of Nissan's Energy Share and electricity storage technologies, such as the use of Leaf cars to power homes and city infrastructure during disasters. The exhibition, which also highlights connected car and semi-autonomous driving tech, is open until October 23rd.
Four whaling paintings by the British artist J.M.W. Turner will be united for the first time in an upcoming exhibition in New York City. "Turner's Whaling Pictures" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art opens May 10 and runs through Aug. 7 The paintings were created toward the end of the artist's career. Seascapes and other marine subjects were among Turner's favorite subjects. The whaling paintings were exhibited in pairs at the Royal Academy in London in 1845 and 1846. One of the paintings at the Met comes from its own collection.
Björk kicked off the exhibition's tour last year in Sydney, Australia. In an announcement on Facebook at the time, she explained why she chose to adapt Vulnicura in VR. "I feel the chronological narrative of the album is ideal for the private circus virtual reality is," she wrote. "A theatre able to capture the emotional landscape of it." Engadget had a chance review the VR music video for the song "Stonemilker" and came away disappointed. "[It] is neither as strange nor as harrowing as I'd hoped it would be," he wrote.