Monday, December 13, 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010

ESCIF

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New street art by Escif in Miajadas, Spain.

via wooster collective, via insitufestival

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Friday, March 12, 2010

PERMAFROST

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Francois Delfosse is an architect from Belgium. These images are from a project called Antarctica in a bag.

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Thursday, March 4, 2010

MIXED BAG

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1. Shaquille O'Neal curates an art show around the concept of size. nymag

2. Shepard Fairey appropriates the Nirvana baby. nymag

3. Still on my post-1945 bent, here's an article highlighting Picasso's work after World War II. nytimes

4. The Casual Optimist has compiled a list of the top ten flickr sources for book design porn. casualoptimist

5. Children's scribbles re-drawn realistically. buzzfeed

photos via alexisorloff

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

IN TERMS OF INFINITY

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Tara Donovan creates sculptures using ordinary materials such as drinking straws, fishing line, or styrofoam cups. The sculptures often take on the qualities of topographic maps or oceanic landscapes, elevating the man-made material to an awe inspiring end.

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Friday, February 26, 2010

THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT

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These images are from a Soviet-era children's book called Klop (The Bedbug), via A Journey Round My Skull.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

UTOPIA

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"When Raphael had thus made an end of speaking, though many things occurred to me, both concerning the manners and laws of that people, [...] I only commended their constitution, and the account he had given of it general. [...]I cannot perfectly agree to everything he has related; however, there are many things in the Commonwealth of Utopia that I rather wish, than hope, to see followed in our governments." Utopia, Sir Thomas More

Installation by Heike Weber titled, "Utopia"

via data is nature

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

IT'S FOR THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

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Since we're still pondering the crushing, monumental force of dark energy from a few posts ago, I figured I'd follow up with these seemingly appropriate photos by Vincent Fournier. Blurring the lines between reality and science fiction fantasy, his 'Space Project' series highlights the irony of man's fascination with space.

via love it a lot

Monday, February 22, 2010

Sunday, February 21, 2010

IF YOU'RE NOT LIVING ON THE EDGE, YOU'RE TAKING UP TOO MUCH ROOM

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Image of Icarus by Baptiste Debombourg made completely out of staples (35,000 to be exact).

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

I WENT OUT INTO THE NIGHT, I WENT OUT TO FIND SOME LIGHT

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Pictures of space via NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day. The pictures are accompanied by brief explanations written by astronomers. Below is an example of the kind of thing that makes you feel incredibly small and useless. On top of the near-crippling awe that these photos inspire, we are also informed of the existence of a mysterious dark energy. The presence of which only serves to expand and preserve the universe. It's half comforting, half terrifying.

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"Explanation: This tiny ball provides evidence that the universe will expand forever. Measuring slightly over one tenth of a millimeter, the ball moves toward a smooth plate in response to energy fluctuations in the vacuum of empty space. The attraction is known as the Casimir Effect, named for its discoverer, who, 50 years ago, was trying to understand why fluids like mayonnaise move so slowly. Today, evidence is accumulating that most of the energy density in the universe is in an unknown form dubbed dark energy. The form and genesis of dark energy is almost completely unknown, but postulated as related to vacuum fluctuations similar to the Casimir Effect but generated somehow by space itself. This vast and mysterious dark energy appears to gravitationally repel all matter and hence will likely cause the universe to expand forever. "

Friday, February 19, 2010

Wednesday, February 17, 2010