as if the bean needed any help being completely awesome, the city of chicago made it even more excellent by putting on something called "luminous field" last week. they put up huge lights that projected colorful geometric patterns on the floor, which were reflected in the contours of the bean (all of this set to a soundtrack of trippy music).
i'll admit - for the first few minutes i was down there, i sort of looked at it like "this is it? that's the whole thing?" for some reason, though, the swirling patterns became more mesmerizing the longer i stood there watching them:
in completely unrelated news, this is the 100th post on gnat's chicago experiment! (and it almost wasn't about chicago at all - more news on this next time.)