Statistical analysis site Five Thirty Eight has analyzed the artwork of Joy of Painting host Bob Ross, discovering that 91-percent of the works he created on the show featured at least one of the “happy trees” for which he is remembered. Author Walt Hickey further breaks down the 381 episodes on which Ross painted by conditional probability — i.e., what is the likelihood that he painted another object after he painted a first.
There’s a 93-percent chance that Ross paints a second tree given that he has painted a first […] Ross was also amenable to painting friends for mountains. Sixty-percent of paintings with one mountain in them have at least two mountains.
You can find silicone ice cube moulds for everything from perfect spheres to gummy bears these days. But if you're throwing a dinner party and really want to impress your guests, nothing says "I have too much money and free time" like using a 3D milling machine to sculpt a frozen drink-chilling masterpiece like this.
Security firm Kaspersky Lab has launched an interactive cyberthreat map that visualizes cyber security incidents occurring worldwide in real time. A quick glance shows that the world is a pretty scary place.
Watch Your Privacy is an augmented reality app from developer Sander Veenhof for Google Glass that provides real-time visualizations of nearby privacy intrusions caused by surveillance cameras. The app uses open data about security cameras from around the world to create these visualizations, and it also provides similar alerts for other Google Glass users.
Sunday’s big draws include Arcade Fire, Disclosure, Beck, The Naked and Famous, and more. We’ll update all weekend, so check back to watch your favorite acts.
Below, you can watch your favorite musicians live from the first weekend at the 2014 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California.
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All time slots are in Pacific Standard Time: 3:30 p.m.: J. Roddy Walston & The Business 4:15: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue 5:10: Fishbone 6:00: Blood Orange 6:50: The Naked And Famous 7:45: Muse 8:25: Calvin Harris 9:25: Beck 10:20: Arcade Fire
All time slots are in Pacific Standard Time: 3:30 p.m.: Preservation Hall Jazz Band 4:30: Frank Turner 5:30: Superchunk 6:30: The 1975 7:15: Little Dragon 8:05: Unlocking The Truth 8:35: Daughter 9:30: Encore: Broken Bells 10:20: Encore: Foster The People 11:10: Disclosure
All time slots are in Pacific Standard Time: 3:30 p.m.: Surfer Blood 5:15: Encore: Cage The Elephant 6:00: Flosstradamus 6:50: Darkside 7:50: Alesso 9:00: Big Gigantic 9:55: Adventure Club 10:45: Duck Sauce
Anna Keville Joyce is a food stylist and photographer. It's an art form that I've become aware of only in the past few years. Masters of it like Joyce can create arresting images like these. With carefully sliced, chopped, and arranged foods, she's made birds that look both realistic and tasty. You can view more works in her portfolio here.
The resemblance is uncanny and uncomfortable. Last Friday, this picture was taken outside Progressive Field before the Cleveland Indians home opener. Protesters from the American Indian Movement were outside the arena to urge the team to remove Chief Wahoo as its mascot, and were confronted by a Cleveland fan in full dress. Twelve years is a long time for such an issue to still be unresolved, but the controversy has been going much longer. -via Metafilter
This is not an April Fool's prank. Or well: the reason the site updated is because of April Fools, sure, but the point is, I'm not pulling your leg. Homestar Runner has updated for the first time in three years.
Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman as host of The Late Show. CBS announced the decision Wednesday afternoon in a press release, less than a week after Letterman's announcement that he will retire in 2015.
… and it looks AMAZING. The McCann Advertising Agency commissioned photographer Nick Meek to promote Sony’s new 4K TV with this incredible artistic statement. Apparently, it took the creative team and the inhabitants of an entire village in Costa Rica over two weeks to pluck all the petals of the brightest, most vibrant flowers they could find. Some on YouTube are calling it “an incredible waste of resources, time, and money” and saying things like: ”Really sad that an campaign causes so much environmental damage just for an ad when there’s already so much beauty in the world.” I suppose, but this is JUST MAGNIFICENT. I mean, the flowers were going to die eventually ANYWAY. And the petals are all biodegradable, so what’s the problem? I’d love my village (Larchmont, btw) to be covered in flowers. (via WeTheUrban)
From the YouTube description:
As flowers erupt majestically from a volcano and sweep through Costa Rica’s vibrant landscape, the ad conveys the emotional power of seeing Ultra HD for the first time and experiencing the deeper, more natural tones of the unique TRILUMINOS Display showing more of the colour spectrum.
Everything was shot in 4K with Sony’s revolutionary F55 and F65 cameras, as used on movies Oblivion and After Earth.
Director Jaron Albertin said, “I was really excited to be shooting this ad in 4K in such an amazing location… when I saw the final footage, I was stunned – it just produces really amazing, detailed images… you can see the tiniest detail.”
Voici une compilation par Spoon & Tamago des meilleures photographies de fleurs de cerisiers qui ont été faites en 2014, par différents photographes japonais ou qui ont voyagé dans le pays du cerisier. Les photos de ces beaux arbres blancs et roses très inspirants sont à découvrir dans la suite.
An infographic charting all the illicit hookups, backroom shenanigans, and power humps (assumed and confirmed) on HBOs Game of Thrones. A perfect primer for Sunday night’s season four premiere. (Click to enlarge)
Then, go to Vulture and see what violent end you’ll meet on the Westeros Random Death Generator. (I was dropped by Hodor and, later, flayed by the Bastard of Bolton.)
Le sculpteur Andy Yoder a passé 2 ans pour concevoir ce globe terrestre fait en allumettes dont les têtes ont été peintes, une à une. L’artiste a même pensé à représenter l’ouragan Sandy sur une partie du globe. Cette oeuvre est à découvrir en images et en détails sur Fubiz dans la suite de l’article.
Cette oeuvre sera exposée à la galerie Winkleman cette année, du 8 au 11 Mai à l’occasion de la PULSE New York Contemporary Art Fair.