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02 Oct 12:00

Science, The Musical - One Brick-Tastically Good Show

by Zeon Santos
Chelsea

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Science, The Musical by Pacalin

They're scientists on the stage, with square and hollow legs, they sing and dance and cavort and prance and their theories are all the rage. Neil has shown us the galaxy, like Sagan did before him, and the night sky was Galileo's favorite show. Einstein brought us up with relativity, and Newton taught us why things fall down, and together they have entertained our minds with the greatest show on Earth- SCIENCE!

Add a touch of scientific wonder to your geeky wardrobe with this Science, The Musical t-shirt by Pacalin, and share your unique brand of geekery with the world!

Visit Pacalin's Facebook fan page, official website and Twitter, then head on over to her NeatoShop for more out of this world designs:

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02 Oct 00:20

The Hidden Patterns Created by Animals in Flight

by Robbie Gonzalez

The Hidden Patterns Created by Animals in Flight

Designer Eleanor Lutz used high-speed nature footage, Photoshop, and Illustrator to map the wingbeats of five different species. The result is a visually arresting confluence of art and science that reveals the patterns hidden in animal flight. Trust us on this one – you'll want to see this.

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01 Oct 18:22

2,800 Tons Of Sand And Soil Create Giant Portrait On National Mall

by Matt Cohen
2,800 Tons Of Sand And Soil Create Giant Portrait On National Mall A giant six-acre landscape portrait sits on the National Mall as part of a new art project collaboration between The Smithsonian, NPS, and artist Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada. [ more › ]






01 Oct 10:35

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30 Sep 22:00

Great Works of Art Turned into Edible Simpsons Characters

by John Farrier

Sadly, Sam Simon, one of the creators of The Simpsons, has terminal colorectal cancer. To raise awareness for this affliction and celebrate 25 years of Simon's most famous television show, bakers made sugar-based images and sculptures of characters from The Simpsons. They call the project Simpsononymous. These edible works of art resemble classic works of non-edible art, such as Salvador Dali's The Persistence of Memory.

The pop culture baking blog Between the Pages has roundups of photos from the event. You can view them here and here and here.


(Tournée du Chat Noir by Theophile Alexadre Steinlen)


(The Two Fridas by Frida Kahlo)


(The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli)

30 Sep 18:37

‘Anonymous Gods’, Screenshots of Google Street View Automatically Blurring the Faces of Statues

by EDW Lynch

Anonymous Gods by Marion Balac

In her series “Anonymous Gods,” artist Marion Balac documents the wonderfully absurd instances when Google Street View automatically applies its face blurring effect to statues of gods and other monumental figures.

Anonymous Gods by Marion Balac

Anonymous Gods by Marion Balac

Anonymous Gods by Marion Balac

Anonymous Gods by Marion Balac

images via Marion Balac

30 Sep 12:20

The Evolution of Your Desk, Visualized

by Jamie Condliffe
Chelsea

i wish my desk were that clean...

Over the past twenty years, you entire desk has collapsed in on itself and into your computer. This video, by the Harvard Innovation Lab, shows how it happened.

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30 Sep 12:51

‘Eyes of Hitchcock’, A Visual Exploration of How Director Alfred Hitchcock Used Eyes to Captivate Audiences

by Justin Page

Eyes of Hitchcock” is a video created by Kogonada (see previously) for The Criterion Collection that explores how director Alfred Hitchcock used eyes to captivate audiences.

music by Rob Cawley – “Anything can happen, and usually does… On the Orient Express

via Vimeo Staff Picks

29 Sep 21:15

Celebrating Coffee, Astronaut-Style

by Mika McKinnon on Space, shared by Charlie Jane Anders to io9

Celebrating Coffee, Astronaut-Style

It's International Coffee Day, a high-caf holiday made far more entertaining by its celebration in low-Earth orbit by our astronauts on the International Space Station. Warning: this contains the most adorable real-life astronaut-buddy-movie clip yet.

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29 Sep 23:11

Apple Macintosh 1984 Commercial Gets LEGO-ified.

by Chris
Chelsea

just ordered my iphone 6, but it's feeling a lot like 1984... http://youtu.be/VtvjbmoDx-I

Apple cascaded its way into the public psyche with its famous 1984 commercial, directed by Ridley Scott. Jason Allemann’s wonderfully poignant LEGO version re-imagines the work with Apple itself as the all-seeing overlord. Whatever side of the fence you sit regarding Apple’s business these days, this is a fantastic piece.

1984 vs 2014

29 Sep 18:21

well...that's just goddamn amazing

29 Sep 18:14

‘Hermione Mix’, A Remix by Pogo Created With Clips Taken From the ‘Harry Potter’ Movies

by Glen Tickle
Chelsea

<3 pogo & hermione!

Hermione Mix” is a remix by Pogo that was created with clips taken from the Harry Potter movies and set to music. The video was edited by Joshua Kershaw, and P.SUS. collaborated with Pogo on the music.

29 Sep 16:54

Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark, a New Book about the Dark Side of LEGO by Mike Doyle

by Christopher Jobson

Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark, a New Book about the Dark Side of LEGO by Mike Doyle Lego books
Ryan Rubino

Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark, a New Book about the Dark Side of LEGO by Mike Doyle Lego books
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Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark, a New Book about the Dark Side of LEGO by Mike Doyle Lego books
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Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark, a New Book about the Dark Side of LEGO by Mike Doyle Lego books
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Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark, a New Book about the Dark Side of LEGO by Mike Doyle Lego books
Jordan Robert Schwartz, Sean and Steph Mayo, Chris Maddison

Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark, a New Book about the Dark Side of LEGO by Mike Doyle Lego books
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Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark, a New Book about the Dark Side of LEGO by Mike Doyle Lego books
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Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark, a New Book about the Dark Side of LEGO by Mike Doyle Lego books

LEGO artist and author Mike Doyle (previously) just announced a macabre sequel to his wildly popular 2013 book, Beautiful LEGO, titled Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark. The new book examines the darker, disturbing side of brick building with 325 pages of LEGO creations organized into chapters like Creepy Crawlers, Evil Attunement, Dark Towers, Indulgences, Pits of Fire, and Riot Girls. In total, the book contains the collected work of 140 LEGO enthusiasts from around the world. It’s currently available for pre-order.

29 Sep 16:00

Rooftop Dancers in Paris by JR

by Daniella

Le célèbre artiste JR a rassemblé pour Madame Figaro une troupe de quarante danseurs qu’il a photographié à 56m au dessus du sol, sur le toit de l’opéra Garnier à Paris. Tous vêtus de justaucorps à pois noir et blanc dégradés, danseurs et danseuses ont joué le jeu et donné vie à ce projet audacieux.

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29 Sep 15:45

Watch This Guy Make The Coolest Latte Art You've Ever Seen

Michael Breach of @baristart will fulfill all your coffee art dreams.

Instagram: @baristart

Instagram: @baristart

Instagram: @baristart


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27 Sep 22:00

What If Ayn Rand Had Written Buffy The Vampire Slayer?

by Robbie Gonzalez
Chelsea

relatedly, John Oliver's "How is this still a thing?: Ayan Rand Edition": http://youtu.be/K9mJpVf4dkc

What If Ayn Rand Had Written Buffy The Vampire Slayer?

Over at The Toast, Mallory Ortberg adds to her ongoing alt-history series of movies, books and TV shows penned by Objectivist Ayn Rand (previously ). The results are characteristically superb.

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29 Sep 04:16

Old Skateboards Stacked, Shaven, & Polished Into Colorful Wooden Mosaic Sculptures

by Paul Caridad
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An avid skater with an infatuation for all things skateboarding and art, Haroshi found a way to combine his passions and re-purpose old, broken skateboards at the same time. The sculptor collects broken skate decks and turns them into beautiful, 3D wooden mosaic art works. In this series called HARVEST, he re-purposed skate decks into colorful creatures, including pop culture icons like Mario. Some of his designs are 2D wall mosaics, others look like smooth colored statues. A fun fact about Haroshi’s 3D sculptures is that they also have a metal part from broken boards hidden inside their layers of wood, which he believes give soul to the statue. The idea for this came from 12th Century Japanese Buddha sculptor Unkei who would place a crystal ball inside the sculpture where the Buddha’s heart would be.

See Also Shred Again: Old Skateboards Become Electric Guitars

Haroshi’s Japanese roots are evident as he uses these classic techniques in a modern way. Check out more of his incredible artworks on his website. You can also follow him on Facebook. These photos were taken by Brandon Shigeta at an event called Skate & Destroy.

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28 Sep 20:01

Technology is rad

28 Sep 14:56

Sewn Collages by Jose Romussi

by Donnia
Chelsea

cool art

L’artiste chilien Jose Romussi, basé à Berlin, réalise de très beaux collages à partir de photos en noir et blanc qui viennent de magazines de mode actuels ou de photographies de danseuses aux styles vintage. Il habille les danseuses et les mannequins de lignes droites ou de motifs fleuris, à coups d’aiguilles et de fils à coudre.

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27 Sep 17:02

The Rapture [Comic]

by Geeks are Sexy
27 Sep 17:25

This is your moment of Zen

by Iain
Chelsea

lovely

Yes, there was no Friday Night Fights last night. Sorry. Hey, we’re all very busy finishing our builds for BrickCon! But instead of going on a violent rampage, just take a deep breath and soak in this temple triple gate by Hiroshi Kataoka (片岡 ひろし). Oh, and ignore the ninja. He’s hiding. You can’t see him.

And if that creation doesn’t cause a wave of tranquility to wash over you, here is another one by the same builder that should do the trick. Unless you have cherry allergies.

27 Sep 22:17

The life of a tree

27 Sep 05:54

“You came in THAT?!”

by Iain

There’s really no need for me to say anything about Chris McVeigh‘s latest creation… So enjoy the temporary absence of my usual pointless banter, and scroll down for the punchline!

25 Sep 18:40

‘@Large’, A New Site-Specific Exhibition at Alcatraz by Ai Weiwei

by EDW Lynch

“@Large” is a new exhibition by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei (see previously) at Alcatraz Island in the San Francisco Bay. The site-specific exhibition, housed in the buildings of the Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, explores themes of free expression, imprisonment, and human rights, through sculpture, sound, and mixed-media installations. The exhibition includes “With Wind,” a large scale Chinese dragon kite in the prison’s New Industries Building, “Refraction,” a haunting, 5-ton bird wing crafted from Tibetan solar cookers, and “Trace,” a series of LEGO block floor mosaics depicting the faces of 176 political prisoners who are currently incarcerated. Visitors are invited to write postcards to the prisoners pictured in “Trace” in the interactive installation “Yours Truly” (the postcards will be gathered and mailed by exhibition guides).

“@Large” runs from September 27th, 2014 to April 26th, 2015. Ai Weiwei has not been able to travel to San Francisco for the exhibition as Chinese authorities will not allow him to leave China. The exhibition is organized by the FOR-SITE Foundation.

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“With Wind”

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“Refraction”

Entrance to the psychiatric observation rooms in the Hospital at Alcatraz, site of the exhibition @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz
“Illumination”

photos via FOR-SITE Foundation

26 Sep 18:48

Bandstand, A Graphical Representation of How Different Bands Align Their Members in Concert

by Brian Heater

Bandstand

Bandstand by Flip Flop Flyin’ is a project that breaks down the on-stage band member arrangement for various musical groups in a live setting. Each member is represented by a single color and letter associated with their primary instrument.

The colours and letters should be obvious, but just in case: S = singer, G = guitar, B = bass, D = drums, K = keyboards of various sorts, inc. computers or mixing equipments, T = turntables. If the singer regularly plays an instrument, they get a pink ring around the instrument. Multi-instrumentalists are shown with their main instrument.

image via Flip Flop Flyin’

via Coudal Partners

26 Sep 11:00

Mathematical Aspirations [Comic]

by Geeks are Sexy
25 Sep 20:53

The North American Cryptid Map

A comprehensive guide to the whereabouts of (possibly fake) real monsters.

In other words: a real monster (that may not actually be real). They exist in folklore and blurry photographs and not much else, but that shouldn't stop you from believing in them. After all, many of the exotic animals we are familiar with today were once cryptids. Kangaroos, gorillas, and squids at one point were just eyewitness accounts explained to skeptical people back home.

Dan Meth / Via BuzzFeed

So here's a handy guide in case you decide to go looking for a cryptid near you:

So here&#39;s a handy guide in case you decide to go looking for a cryptid near you:

Dan Meth / Via BuzzFeed

CANADA & ALASKA:

Iliamna Lake Monster (Alaska): A wolf-headed orca first spotted by indigenous tribes.

Waheela (Northwest Territories, Canada): giant wolf, possibly prehistoric.

Adlet (Hudson Bay, Canada): a tribe of dog-men, from Inuit legends.

Wendigo (Canada): a cannibalistic creature known to steal the characteristics of the animals and humans that it's

Memphre (Quebec, Canada): a long-necked lake monster.

Shuswaggi (British Columbia, Canada): an enormous snake-like lake creature.

Ogopogo (British Columbia, Canada): an enormous snake-like lake creature.

Turtle Lake Monster (Saskatchewan, Canada): a dog/pig/horse hybrid lake creature.

Manipogo (Manitoba, Canada): another serpentine lake creature.

NORTHEASTERN USA:

Champ (Lake Champlain, New York & Vermont): one more serpentine lake creature.

Jersey Devil (New Jersey): a winged goat demon.

Dover Demon (Massachusetts): a large-eyed humanoid seen in April 1977.

MIDWEST USA:

Beast of Bray Road (Wisconsin): a bear/wolf-like humanoid.

Frogman (Loveland, Ohio): a humanoid frog.

Oklahoma Octopus (Oklahoma): A giant octopus, rumored to be found in freshwater lakes.

NORTHWEST USA:

Batsquatch (Mount St. Helens, Washington): A winged-humanoid.

Sasquatch(Pacific Northwest): also known as Bigfoot, the ape-like humanoid and most famous of all cryptids.

Sharlie (Idaho): A serpent-like lake monster.

Tessie (Lake Tahoe, CA): A serpent-like lake monster.

Bear Lake Monster (Idaho): A dinosaur-like lake monster

SOUTHWEST USA:

Mogollon Monster (Arizona): a Bigfoot-like humanoid.

Skinwalker (Southwestern U.S.): a Native American legend of shape-shifting humanoids that some have claimed to witness.

Thunderbird (Western U.S.): giant birds
Ozark Howler (Midwestern U.S.): a horned cat/bear hybrid that is known to let out a terrifying wail.

Lake Worth Monster (Texas): a vicious goat-man.

Chupacabra (Puerto Rico, Mexico, Southwest): a bloodsucking creature first sighted in 1995. Descriptions vary from a scaly reptile to a dog-like kangaroo.

SOUTHEAST USA:

Pope Lick Monster (Kentucky): a horned goat-man known to be found near railroad trestles.

Altamaha-ha (Georgia): a sea-monster known to live in mouths of Georgia's rivers.

Swamp Ape (Florida): also known as the Skunk Ape. A furry humanoid creature.

Scape Ore Swamp Lizard Man (South Carolina): A reptilian humanoid.

Mothman (West Virginia): a winged humanoid with glowing eyes.

25 Sep 20:00

The Best Piece of Street Art You Will See Today

by RemyCarreiro

ArtistCredit: JPS

Sometimes, a picture just speaks for itself. I feel like I could sit here and tell you all about a thousand reasons why the above example works so well, but the people who will love it will love it right away, and the people who don't get it, wont get it no matter what I say.

So rather, I will just tell you this is a piece of street art from London street artist JPS, and his work is some of the best and funniest stuff out there right now. While many street artists like Banksy and Shepard Fairy make a lot of statements about society and politics through their art, often, JPS' work will muster a laugh first, which is nice.

After all, it's not that serioius.

It's just life.

25 Sep 19:55

Very Cool Series of Then and Now Photos by number7cloud

by Prince Of Petworth

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Photo ‘Being There: Then (1979) & Now, 14th St & Rhode Island NW’ by PoPville flickr user number7cloud

“Still shot from the movie “Being There” filmed in 1979. Until fairly recently, Caribou Coffee was on this corner. 14th St, you’ve come a long way!”

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Photo ‘Then & Now: after the 1968 riots 7th St NW’ by PoPville flickr user number7cloud

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Photo ‘Being There: Then (1979) & Now, M St NW’ by PoPville flickr user number7cloud

“A still shot from the movie “Being There” filmed in 1979″