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18 Oct 23:42

Facebook wants the DEA to promise that it won't create fake accounts

by Jon Fingas
Remember how the DEA got caught impersonating a woman on Facebook in an attempt to catch criminals who contacted her? Yeah, Facebook isn't at all pleased. It just sent a letter asking the anti-drug agency to promise that it won't create fake accounts...
20 Oct 14:14

Virgin Galactic's ready to resume test flights to space

by Daniel Cooper
We've been waiting for Virgin Galactic to begin ferrying passengers to the edge of space for what seems like forever, but now it looks as if we might be getting close. CEO George Whitesides has announced that test-flights of the SpaceShipTwo are...
20 Oct 21:40

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20 Oct 21:40

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20 Oct 21:43

onlylolgifs: baby arctic fox tries to eat a man alive





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baby arctic fox tries to eat a man alive

20 Oct 21:49

laughingsquid: Pumpkinsteins, California-Grown Pumpkins Shaped...

20 Oct 21:50

tastefullyoffensive: [explosm]

17 Oct 06:04

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19 Oct 16:33

"Sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage, just literally twenty seconds of..."

“Sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage, just literally twenty seconds of embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it.”

- Benjamin Mee
16 Oct 19:28

Afterglow: Skiers Traverse an Alaskan Mountain Range Wearing LED Light Suits

by Christopher Jobson
Cooper Griggs

beautiful!

Afterglow: Skiers Traverse an Alaskan Mountain Range Wearing LED Light Suits video art stunts snow skiing light advertising

Afterglow: Skiers Traverse an Alaskan Mountain Range Wearing LED Light Suits video art stunts snow skiing light advertising

This new promotional clip for Philips TV and Atomic Skis features several skiers wearing multi-colored LED light suits as they traverse mountains at an Alaskan ski resort at night. The brightly lit suits create a fantastic glow around each skier that illuminates anything nearby. While I don’t see him listed in the credits, the video seems to be an homage to Jacob Sutton’s L.E.D. Surfer from two years ago. (via Vimeo)

17 Oct 14:35

A Fearless Hummingbird Visits a Man in His Kitchen

by Christopher Jobson

This is a wonderful slice of life video featuring a man named João Silvestrini from Barretos, Brazil who is visited daily by hummingbirds… in his kitchen. It’s fun enough to see him feeding the bird from his finger, but the kicker is what happens when it flies back outside. (via Twisted Sifter)

17 Oct 18:28

New Wooden Cityscapes Sculpted with a Bandsaw by James McNabb

by Christopher Jobson

New Wooden Cityscapes Sculpted with a Bandsaw by James McNabb wood sculpture architecture

New Wooden Cityscapes Sculpted with a Bandsaw by James McNabb wood sculpture architecture

New Wooden Cityscapes Sculpted with a Bandsaw by James McNabb wood sculpture architecture

New Wooden Cityscapes Sculpted with a Bandsaw by James McNabb wood sculpture architecture

New Wooden Cityscapes Sculpted with a Bandsaw by James McNabb wood sculpture architecture

New Wooden Cityscapes Sculpted with a Bandsaw by James McNabb wood sculpture architecture

New Wooden Cityscapes Sculpted with a Bandsaw by James McNabb wood sculpture architecture

New Wooden Cityscapes Sculpted with a Bandsaw by James McNabb wood sculpture architecture

New Wooden Cityscapes Sculpted with a Bandsaw by James McNabb wood sculpture architecture

New Wooden Cityscapes Sculpted with a Bandsaw by James McNabb wood sculpture architecture

Furniture-maker-turned-sculptor James McNabb (previously) just opened a new exhibition of work titled Metros at Robert Fontaine Gallery in Miami. McNabb continues his exploration of architectural shapes using an improvised form of woodworking frequently described as “sketching with a bandsaw.” Without regard to the design or stability a true architect might utilize, he instead works with more abstract shapes cut from repurposed and exotic woods which in turn become component pieces for larger sculptures resembling wheels or tables. McNabb shares via email:

I compare hyperrealistic painting to fine woodworking. Both are slow, tedious, detail oriented process that require great care and consideration through every stage of making. In contrast, I compare my style of rapid bandsaw mark making to the fast paced nature of spray can art. It’s my attempt at “urban woodworking”.

Metros will be on view through October 28, 2014 and you can see more of McNabb’s recent work right here.

20 Oct 16:20

Trompe-l’œil Window and Keyhole Illusions on the Streets of Istanbul by Pejac

by Christopher Jobson

Trompe lœil Window and Keyhole Illusions on the Streets of Istanbul by Pejac windows trompe loeil street art Istanbul
Photo by Julian Santiago

Trompe lœil Window and Keyhole Illusions on the Streets of Istanbul by Pejac windows trompe loeil street art Istanbul
Photo by Julian Santiago

Trompe lœil Window and Keyhole Illusions on the Streets of Istanbul by Pejac windows trompe loeil street art Istanbul
Photo by Julian Santiago

Trompe lœil Window and Keyhole Illusions on the Streets of Istanbul by Pejac windows trompe loeil street art Istanbul
Photo by Julian Santiago

Trompe lœil Window and Keyhole Illusions on the Streets of Istanbul by Pejac windows trompe loeil street art Istanbul
Photo by Julian Santiago

Trompe lœil Window and Keyhole Illusions on the Streets of Istanbul by Pejac windows trompe loeil street art Istanbul
Photo by Julian Santiago

Trompe lœil Window and Keyhole Illusions on the Streets of Istanbul by Pejac windows trompe loeil street art Istanbul
Photo by Julian Santiago

Spanish street artist Pejac (previously) just stopped by Istanbul where he painted three new trompe-l’œil pieces in the district of Uskudar titled Lock, Poster and Shutters. Painted with brushes, acrylic paint, pencils and sandpaper the works are located very close together are intended to represent the “perception and illusion of freedom.” He mentions the literal translation of Trompe l’oeil from French as “eye trap,” and says “in the case of these three windows, the trap works in both directions: from outside to inside and from inside to outside.”

You can follow Pejac’s most recent work on Instagram. (via Complex, StreetArtNews)

20 Oct 18:43

‘Girl with a Pierced Eardrum’ by Banksy

by Christopher Jobson

Girl with a Pierced Eardrum by Banksy street art murals

Girl with a Pierced Eardrum by Banksy street art murals

Girl with a Pierced Eardrum by Banksy street art murals

Banksy just published photos of a new piece titled Girl with a Pierced Eardrum, a take on Vermeer’s famous Girl with a Pearl Earring, replacing the girl’s earring with an outdoor security alarm. The mural appears in his hometown of Bristol, UK where he last painted the Mobile Lovers piece earlier this year.

16 Oct 08:01

Yuki-no-Otani Snow Canyon road in Japan | Most Amazing in the world

by brandpowder
16 Oct 17:54

Colossal | Art, design and visual ingenuity.

by m1ck
15 Oct 23:57

This is a short film that a friend directed and I worked on. WTG...



This is a short film that a friend directed and I worked on. WTG endlessmeghan !!!

15 Oct 23:58

nevver: Pick two How do I have none of these? Hmmmm, need to...



nevverPick two

How do I have none of these? Hmmmm, need to reassess some things…

15 Oct 15:00

Ebola Patient Flew from Cleveland to Dallas

by snopes@snopes.com
The CDC confirmed the second nurse to test positive for Ebola flew from Cleveland to Dallas before she fell ill.
15 Oct 23:34

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15 Oct 17:59

"How much did I have to drink last night?" [via]

Cooper Griggs

via David Pelaez



"How much did I have to drink last night?" [via]

15 Oct 17:28

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Cooper Griggs

via David Pelaez

15 Oct 19:31

Flag-carrying drone ignites brawl at European soccer match

by Edgar Alvarez
A Euro 2016 qualifying game between Serbia and Albania was suspended yesterday, after a drone flew over the pitch carrying a flag with a pro-Albanian message. The match was being played at the Partizan Stadium in Belgrade, Serbia, ahead of UEFA's...
15 Oct 20:30

Doing it wrong: A visual history of awkward iPad photography

by Daniel Cooper
Cooper Griggs

I was just in Ireland and I saw many people (most of the older) taking photos with their iPads. It was odd to watch but it got the job done for them. We had brought our iPad Mini with us for entertainment and web use when we had wifi. Then, about halfway through the trip, my wife accidentally dropped her iPhone in water and had to go without for a couple days while it dried out. So she used, you got it, the iPad for photos. Whatever works I guess.

Did you know that Apple hasn't changed the 5-megapixel camera on the iPad for three models running? It's probably fair to hope that the company adding something to the tablet's imaging prowess at tomorrow's event. That said, is it really true that...
15 Oct 22:16

supersonic electronic / art - Steve Wilson.

by zach
15 Oct 15:38

Artist Carol Milne Knits with Glass

by Christopher Jobson

Artist Carol Milne Knits with Glass sculpture knitting glass

Artist Carol Milne Knits with Glass sculpture knitting glass

Artist Carol Milne Knits with Glass sculpture knitting glass

Artist Carol Milne Knits with Glass sculpture knitting glass

Artist Carol Milne Knits with Glass sculpture knitting glass

Artist Carol Milne Knits with Glass sculpture knitting glass

When first contemplating these glass sculptures by Seattle-based artist Carol Milne, your imagination runs wild trying to figure out how she does it. Glass has a melting point of around 1,500°F (815°C), so how could it possibly manipulated into neatly organized yarn-like strands that are looped around knitting needles. The answer lies in a technique invented by Milne in 2006 that involves aspects of knitting, lost-wax casting, mold-making, and kiln-casting.

First, a model of the sculpture is made from wax which is then encased by a refractory mold material that can withstand extremely high temperatures. Next, hot steam is used to melt the wax, leaving behind an empty cavity in the shape of the artwork. Pieces of room temperature glass are then placed inside the mold which is then heated to 1,400-1,600 degrees Fahrenheit depending on the type of glass. Afterward, the piece is slowly cooled over a period of several weeks, followed by a careful excavation process, where Milne delicately chips away like an archaeologist to reveal the final piece.

You can see much more of Milne’s work at the Glass Art Society, on Facebook, and in her online gallery. (via Lustik)

15 Oct 03:27

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Cooper Griggs

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15 Oct 06:10

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Cooper Griggs

via David Pelaez

15 Oct 07:37

20under20 Spotlight: Katharina Jung

by Kay Kremerskothen
16/52 'Emotions' - mourning

Tell us a bit about yourself.
Hi, I’m Katharina. I am 21 years old, and after moving a couple of times I’ve settled in my hometown Hermeskeil, a small town in the south-west of Germany. I’m glad to be a country-bred girl: I love the direct connection with nature, the woods, animals, and with all the trimmings. After having finished my studies to be a media designer in June, I’ll travel to Bali next month. In December, I’ll live in and travel through the beautiful country of New Zealand.

week twenty. theme hands.

What did get you started on photography and for how long have you been into photography?
I remember when I first got an analog camera back when I was 10 years old or so. I had so much fun taking pictures of my friends, animals and everything around me. Sadly I didn’t follow that and put the camera away when I went to a new school.
Then, during my apprenticeship as a media designer, I went to a school where several classmates had a camera. This made me remember the good feelings I had when taking pictures back in my childhood. So I started to work in a small café back in 2012 to earn enough money to afford a camera and bought my first DSLR in February 2013 to get back into photography.

some spring :)

What fascinates you about photography? How would you describe your work and photographic style?
I would describe my style as a mix of daydreams and fairytales. The fascinate thing in photography is the way I can deal with my feelings and the way I can convert my daydreams into images. Photography allows me to create the world I would love to live in. And through photography I met wonderful people which I am fortunate enough to call my friends now. It makes me really happy to be connected with so many beautiful souls.

What is your gear and do you use any special settings on your camera or use special techniques?
I shoot with a Canon 5D Mark III and the 50mm 1.8 and the 24-70mm from Canon as well as a tripod and a Dicapac Underwater bag. Some time in the near future I also want to start analog photography again.

i fall too fast

Are you using any equipment that you would call out of the norm?
I love to create props for my shootings, I made a “DIY rain cape” for my camera using a case of blank CDs, gaffer tape and polythene. This might not be anything special, but it helps me when I’m shooting outside when it’s rainy.

What is your post processing workflow?
I don’t have a fixed post-processing workflow. But, after shooting I go through the pictures and – really old-school – write down on paper which pictures I like and which I want to edit. Afterwards, I create a selection of the images and open them in Photoshop. Finally, I play around with the tools, like the drawing tool, selective color and curves.

What is the best thing about Flickr? When did you first hear about the site and what made you make it the home for your photos?
I heard from Flickr a long time ago, maybe in 2012, when some of my friends created accounts and uploaded their photos. Flickr not only gives me the opportunity to upload my photos in high resolution and a nice design of the photo stream, but also a wonderful community. I have the feeling that the people on Flickr look more intense at a picture and with different eyes than elsewhere. One has the impression that the commenters actually take the time to write their comments or to leave a lovely messages.

Influences

Which other Flickr members and/or Flickr groups influence you most?
I love to scroll through the photostreams of Sparrek, Ines Rehberger, Laura Makabresku, Alessio Albi, Rosie Hardy, Bella Kotak, Helen Warner, Elizabeth Gadd, Hanna Malou, Moth Art, Emmanuel Rosario, and many, many more.

What is your 1 favorite photo from your own photostream and why?
I think that would be the self-portrait, where the black color runs down my face. It’s not because I’m in the picture, it’s because it always reminds me of the time I started photography.

otherside

And what are your 3 favorite photos from other Flickr members and why?
Well, that’s a hard question, but I think these are my current favorite photos from other Flickr members:

The Autopsy

I love everything about this photo. It’s pure magic and every time I see it, I stare at it for a long while. I really like the anonymity of the two girls and the surreal and magical effect through the butterflies.

I’m so in love with this [moderate] artwork. The anonymity of the two girls in the water, the color tones and the flipping hair – I love everything about it.

PALAEMON

The composition, the expression of the model, the shades and color tones – the artwork is flawless!

What else do you enjoy besides photography?
I love to spend my time traveling, listening to music, reading books, or in the forest, hanging around and having a great time.

If there was one secret to photography you could share with the Flickrverse, what would that be?
If you have found your passion, pursue it as long as it makes you happy. Be open for criticism, but don’t be swayed by it. Everything takes time to grow. Creativity needs space to grow. Don’t put yourself under pressure, just do it as long as it makes you happy.

In 5 years …
In 5 years i want to work worldwide as an animal rights activists. And I would like to have seen Antarctica.

I'll only fly away

You can find more of Katharina’s photography on her website indpndt-photoart.de, on Facebook, and of course in her photostream here on Flickr.


15 Oct 08:54

Possibly the deadliest swing in the world » Lost At E Minor: For creative people

by brandpowder