SJ8498 : Rutherford, Turing and Beyond!

taken 3 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

Rutherford, Turing and Beyond!
Rutherford, Turing and Beyond!

Located on Market Street this Bee was created by: Rob Catterall of Rise and Signs and sponsored by Ocean Outdoor

"This design recognises great Manchester inventors. Marking Ernest Rutherford's achievements, the Bee depicts the splitting of the atom (the eyes) into two separate atoms (either side of the body). Alan Turing's work led to the modern computer; illustrated by the binary code around the base. The wings give a nod to Professors Andre Geim and Kostya Novoselov who developed graphene into a usable material".

"Ocean Outdoor works in partnership with Manchester City Council to bring a digital heart beat to the streets of Manchester through Ocean's connected screen network. It fills a unique position in the advertising landscape, specialising in digital, super premium and globally iconic screens Practising the 'Art of Outdoor', it creates inspirational experiences for today's aspirational brands, whilst giving back to the community.
Bee in the City

The city’s worker bee motif has been part of the city’s heraldry for more than 150 years as an emblem of the industrious Mancunian spirit. During 2017, it took on an even more powerful meaning as a symbol of unity following the tragic events of May 22 LinkExternal link .

Bee in the City was a large scale public art event which took place in Manchester between 23 July and 23 September 2018. More than 100 large, fibreglass bee sculptures were placed at the city’s landmarks and some lesser known “undiscovered gems”. Each of the bees, which stand 1˝ metres in height, was decorated with its own unique design, created by regional professional, emerging and amateur artists to celebrate the unique buzz of Manchester, from its industrial heritage to its vibrant music scene (LinkExternal link Bee in the City website).

At the end of the event, the majority (77) of the bees were auctioned to raise funds for the We Love MCR Charity LinkExternal link . All 131 little Bees created by children and young people as part of the Learning Programme were returned to the schools and youth groups that designed them.

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Date Taken
Friday, 21 September, 2018   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 22 January, 2019
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre  People, Events 
Person (from Tags)
Rob Catterall  Ernest Rutherford  Alan Turing  Andre Geim  Kostya Novoselov 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8415 9842 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.9355N 2:14.4186W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8415 9841
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Bee in the City  Bee Sculpture  Ocean Outdoor 

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