Gator In The Bay is a floating, water-based art installation, promoting the salvation of the Everglades. It has appeared in Biscayne Bay; the head of the alligator is built on a self-propelled barge and is accompanied by 102 floating art tiles. Together, these tiles create a photo mosaic image of an alligator 230 feet in length. Including the head, the entire installation is the world's largest artificial alligator at 275 feet long and took four years and $1 million to complete. Gator in the Bay appears different throughout the night. During the daylight hours, the illusion appears genuine. In darkness, the floating art tiles become dark alligator scales and silhouette with underwater lighting; the brain behind the installation, Goradesky created the floating art tiles each with thousands of his digital images of the Everglades. Together, these tiles make up the gator's body in a giant photo mosaic. More than 100,000 digital images were used to create the gator's body; the 70 by 30-foot gator head is sculpted from reclaimed metal by this artist.
This engineer is responsible for constructing the mechanism for opening and closing the mouth of the gator. Within the 30 foot head, an excavator powers the jaw; the entire head weighs 30,000 pounds. Shown at Art Basel in Miami Beach, the gator was created to raise awareness of the Everglades. … just the kind of to augment the Magic City's reputation as a Mecca for Artistic Lunacy.~ Miami Beach OutLook Goradesky's work is complex and is compared to the works of Christo. As his list of accolades and recognition continues to grow, Goradesky is reaching a unique audience that appreciates the power of art along with its message; the opportunities for Gator in the Bay are endless, Gator in the Bay is a complete exhibit that includes: Tshirts, project diagrams, hats and mixed media art. In addition to the sale of the Floating Art Tiles. Miami Herald: Giant gator to send message during Art Basel weekend Gator in the Bay: Official Site Art Basel: Official Site Discovery Channel Special
Tatto Media is an affiliate marketing advertising network based in Boston. It partners with web publishers and uses performance analysis to enable online advertisers to target their intended audiences. Tatto Media sold to Ozura World Ltd. for US$60 million on April 11, 2011. Tatto Media has several solutions behind its name; the company has an Advertising Platform, a Display Platform, a Performance Platform and a Virtual Currency Platform. The Self Serve Advertising Platform enables advertisers to create campaigns and place tracking codes signifying new customers. From there, Tatto Media analyzes the campaign and optimization algorithms to distribute across the right distribution channels; the Display Platform is for display publishers looking to place advertisements. The platform can show advertisement formatted for social applications, site banners or the full page; the Performance Platform links affiliates with exclusive advertisements. The company works directly with many advertisers in order to eliminate the middle person.
Tatto Media provides a worldwide reach, with top countries including United States, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa and United Kingdom. The Virtual Currency Platform monetizes websites; the platform includes payment processing, advertiser network, statistics for tracking and customization of advertisements. It was named by Business Week as one of the top 25th entrepreneurial businesses of 2007. In late 2008 the company received the title of Babson Student Business of the Year Award. Tatto Media is a member of the American Marketing Association. In late 2008, the company was the subject of investigation into false and deceptive advertising with the Washington State Attorney General's Office. On November 17, the company and Washington State Attorney General settled in Assurance of Discontinuance for $20,262. In early 2009, the company had further discussions with the Attorney General's Office over a disagreement regarding the Assurance of Discontinuance of November 17, 2009 and settled for half a million dollars.
Tatto Media used to partner with Zynga but this business relationship was terminated in 2009. The CEO of Zynga, Mark Pincus, had following to say about Tatto Media: We have worked hard to police and remove bad offers. In fact, the worst offender, tatto media, referenced in the techcrunch article, had been taken down and permanently banned prior to the post. Tatto Media has featured as a scam advertiser. Quote from Techcrunch: A typical scam: users are offered in game currency in exchange for filling out an IQ survey. Four simple questions are asked; the answers are irrelevant. When the user gets to the last question they are told, they are asked to enter in their mobile phone number, are texted a pin code to enter on the quiz. Once they’ve done that, they’ve just subscribed to a $9.99/month subscription. Tatto Media is the company at the end of the line on most mobile scams, they flow it up through Offerpal, SuperRewards and others to the game developers; the company was criticized on a similar scam using free poster offers - including The Twilight Saga stars that tied an undisclosed monthly credit card subscription fee to the poster request.
The company has been noted for running deceptive offers involving text charges and mobile subscriptions which trick consumers into signing up for services. Official website
Princess Marie of Waldeck and Pyrmont was the third daughter of George Victor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont and his wife, Princess Helena of Nassau, younger half-sister of Adolphe, Grand Duke of Luxembourg. Marie was born in Arolsen part of the German Principality of Waldeck and Pyrmont, her younger brother, was the last reigning prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont. Two of her younger sisters and Helena, married William III of the Netherlands and Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, respectively. On 15 February 1877 at Arolsen, Marie married, Prince William of Württemberg, they had three children: Princess Pauline, married William Frederick, Prince of Wied Prince Ulrich stillborn daughter Marie died on 30 April 1882 in Stuttgart, from complications resulting from the birth of her third child. William married again in 1886 to Charlotte of Schaumburg-Lippe. 23 May 1857 – 15 February 1877: Her Serene Highness Princess Marie of Waldeck and Pyrmont. 15 February 1877 – 30 April 1882: Her Royal Highness Princess William of Württemberg.
Sönke Lorenz, Dieter Mertens, Volker Press: Das Haus Württemberg. Ein biographisches Lexikon. Kohlhammer Verlag, Stuttgart 1997, ISBN 3-17-013605-4, p. 335 Hansmartin Decker-Hauff: Frauen im Hause Württemberg DRW-Verlag, Leinfelden-Echterdingen 1997, ISBN 3-87181-390-7, p. 266