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02 Jul 16:00

This Kickass Fallout A3-21 Plasma Gun is Perfect to Help You Survive the Wasteland!

by Geeks are Sexy


When Ryan Palser is not working at Boss Key Productions as a senior animator, he’s usually busy building robots and replicas in his studio. Since fallout 4 will be released later this year, I thought you guys would appreciate seeing Ryan’s amazing plasma gun replica.

Here is the final product of months of work. I am beyond happy with the way it all came together in the end. I have to give major props to my painter wife Dena for really helping me take this gun to the next level with the amazing weathering job.






[Source: Ryan Palser on Flickr | Ryan Palser on Twitter]

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30 Jun 17:36

Medieval Suits of Armor

by Avi Abrams
"QUANTUM SHOT" #534(rev)
Link - article by M. Christian and A. Abrams

Metal Body Suits vs. Weapons of Medieval Destruction

Back in the good old days -- which everyone pretty much agrees were pretty damned rotten -- what you wore was a matter of life and death: simple rotting cloth was common, leather was rare, but for the gentleman of standing, it was armor or nothing.

Armet of Henry VIII known as the Horned helmet. Innsbruck, Austria, 1511–14, via

The first appearance of armor is a matter of much debate. Some say forged metal is key, in which case the toga-wearing crowd would be the first. Others insist that even wood worn as protection could count, in which case you'd have to go as far back as the sticks and stones brigade. But most everyone agrees that back in those rotten times, when men were knights and women were damsels in distress, armor was at its height.

Another weird helmet mask armor, from Augsburg, Germany, 1515, via

The variety of shapes and styles of medieval helmets is worth an article in its own right:

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Armor or Nothing

The first armors were life-and-death simple: crudely formed metal plates designed to keep spears and swords out and the knight inside them safe. But as weapons got more sophisticated during this Middle Ages arms race, smiths had to keep up, making their suits stronger, lighter, and more flexible until they'd reached the pinnacle of defense as well as offense. (Check out William Hurt's Age of Armor site, where you can order some hand-made armor suit replicas)

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One of their brilliant innovations was perfecting mail ... and, no, I'm not talking about the 'rain nor sleet' variety. Rumored to have been first created by the Celts many centuries before, it was a process that worked its way up through the ages until it reached armorers who took the basic idea to new heights. The idea is astoundingly counter-intuitive: instead of making your armor out of slabs of sturdy and very protective metal, why not make it out of thousands and thousands and thousands of carefully connected rings? It worked remarkably well: light as well as strong, it gave the wearer flexibility -- often the key factor between leaving a battle on horseback or on a stretcher. When plate armor was added to mail the result was the classic -- and devastating -- armor of the Middle Ages.

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The Middle Ages Arms Race

It's hard to imagine now, but for a long time a knight on horseback was the terror weapon of the age: galloping into battle on monstrous war horses, often also well-armored, they were as terrifying as they were indestructible. Nothing could touch them but they, with sword and lance, could pretty much take on anything and anyone -- except for maybe another knight.

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This is a fantasy knight (drawn by a wonderful Tolkien-illustrator John Howe), evoking heroic and victorious times:

(art courtesy John Howe)

Learn the terminology: Bevor? Cuisse? -

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The Fancy Behemoths

As battle became more and more ritualized -- leading up to jousting, which we all know and love from the movies -- these metallic behemoths became less utilitarian tanks and more statements of rank and wealth. Only the rich or the nobility could afford armor, but only a really rich man or very wealthy Baron, Duke, Prince, or King could afford a fancy set.

And, Lordy, did they get fancy. After a point, armors began to look more like dinner services than battle gear: immaculate metal work, precious metals, often comically flamboyant crests and standards, useless -- though striking -- flairs and sculpted forms, and the gleaming reflections of meticulously polished metals.

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Just take a look at the armor belonging to that spokesman for restraint and modesty, Henry the 8th: not only was it state-of-the-art for its day, but it was designed and built -- as was most armor of the day -- to the wearer's dimensions. In the case of Henry, though, his personal suit looked like it was more portly battleship than streamlined destroyer. And who can forget the Royal ... um, 'staff' shall we say? Looking at a set of his armor, the question becomes was it designed to protect or brag? But, to be honest, we can't fault Henry for his choice: his armor was never really designed for war -- mainly because the time of armor's suit had passed.

(images via 1, 2)

England makes a point

Absolutely, the suit of armor was the terror weapon of its day. But every day ends, and in the case of the classic suit of armor, its end was just about as bad as it can get.

1415, Northern France: on that side, the French; on the other side, the English. Although the numbers are a matter of much debate, it's commonly believed that the French outnumbered the English something like 10 to 1. For the English, under Henry (the 5th, forefather of the afore-mentioned 8th), it wasn't looking at all well. The likelihood was that they were going to be, to use a military term, 'slaughtered.' But then something happened that didn't just determine the outcome of the war but also changed Europe forever, as well as doomed the standing of the suit of armor as the ultimate weapon.

The French didn't know what hit them. Well, actually they did, which made their defeat so much more hideous: there they were, the cream of French soldiery, marching to seemingly certain victory, their mail and plate glistening in the sun, their monstrous metal weapons and protection the best of the best of the best.

Then the arrows started to fall, shot by Henry's secret weapon: the English (technically Welsh) longbow. In one horrifying volley after another, the French were cut down by an enemy they couldn't even reach, their precious armor pin-cushioned, their army pinned to the muddy ground.

Clothes make the man, yes. And for a very long time armor was the end-all, be-all, go-getter power suit of the time. But times change -- and all it took was some people with a few bows and arrows to point that out.

Body Armor During World War I

Brewster Body Armor, 1917-1918:

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Experimental machine-gunner helmet, 1918:

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If helmet's level of protection seemed not enough, one could get inside a mobile shield, complete with four wheels (truly a mobile coffin) -

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Considering how weird some of the World War I equipment looked (check out these aircraft listening apparatus, for example), we are not at all surprised:

(image via)

Some British "facial defense systems" looked downright creepy, while Belgian ones resembled "Death Star" personnel helmet shapes:

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Speaking of the "Star Wars" Imperial TIE pilot outfits, the original protective pilot suit (with face armor) from 1917 looks familiar:

(image via)

Other image sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7


30 Jun 18:56

This Asgardian Iron Man Armor is Beyond Beautiful [Picture Gallery]

by Geeks are Sexy


My friend Samuel Lee from Prince Armory outdid himself once again with his latest creation: a full set of Asgardian Iron Man armor. As with everything Samuel does, this all leather armor (with brass hardware) is exquisitely detailed, and no, unfortunately, it is not for sale. Sadness. I doubt I could afford it anyways…





[Source: Prince Armory]

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04 May 17:00

Street Art Lives: 13 Installations that Interact with Nature

by Steph
[ By Steph in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ]

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In cities where greenery can be scarce, these art installations call attention to everything from wall-climbing ivy to weeds growing out of sidewalk cracks, turning bushes into luscious manes or tree hollows into canvases for oil paintings. Moss graffiti enlivens urban surfaces without damaging them, grass carpets unfurl across stone streets and mini greenhouses protect even the most modest of plants.

Floral Sideshow Bob by OakOak

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When French street artist OakOak saw these flowing purple flowers in his hometown of Saint-Etienne, he instantly pictured it as the untamable hair of Simpsons character Sideshow Bob. Careful placement of a paste-up on the wall just beyond the flowers creates a 3D street art effect.

Bush Trimming by Banksy


Ivy draped over the edge of a wall in England gets a ‘bikini wax’ from a worker in this interactive piece by famed street artist Banksy, captured by photographer Duncan Hull.

Where the Red Fern Flows by Aakash Nihalani

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Aakash Nihalani is known for perspective-shifting geometric street art , typically made of cardboard and neon tape. The graphics are placed around New York “to highlight the unexpected contours and elegant geometry of the city.” This piece, entitled ‘Where the Red Fern Flows,’ enhances some wall-clinging ivy in Brooklyn.

Mini Greenhouses for Sidewalk Weeds

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Scraggly weeds poking out of sidewalk cracks may not be much to look at, but sometimes their very existence in a concrete urban environment can seem miraculous. A group of art students in France developed simple ‘urban greenhouses’ that highlight the plants and protect them from being stepped on.

JustCobe in Freiburg, Germany

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Hyper-realistic eyes make this illusion even more effective as German artist JustCobe puts a curving wall edged with greenery to use in the city of Freiburg.

Tree Planter Art for Toronto

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Grass pours out of a cracked concrete planter in Toronto as part of the ‘Outside the Planter’ project, calling attention to the neglected state of these containers around the city and engaging with passersby in a playful way. Dozens of artists participated; this one is by Sean Martindale.

Grass Carpet

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A green carpet weaves through the stone streets of the picturesque French city of Jaujac, traveling up and down stairs, meandering over bridges and traversing a park. Public artists Gaëlle Villedary used 3.5 tons of living turf for the 1400-foot installation, connecting the heart of the village and its inhabitants with the nearby valley.

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24 Jun 19:55

The Rush: A Very Dark StarCraft Fan Film [Video]

by Geeks are Sexy

Somewhere, on a remote terran colony…

A short StarCraft fan film by Freddie Wong.


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22 Jun 21:14

Sad news, Hannibal fans: our cannibal won’t be getting a fourth season.

by Cheryl Eddy on True Crime, shared by Ria Misra to io9

Sad news, Hannibal fans: our cannibal won’t be getting a fourth season. Bryan Fuller thanked NBC for indulging the show’s “images that would have shredded the eyeballs of lesser Standards & Practices enforcers.” Indeed. The season two capper was epic, but look for the series finale to be a bloodbath for the ages.


28 May 01:00

Architectural Camouflage: Garments Printed with Tile & Marble

by Steph
[ By Steph in Design & Products & Packaging. ]

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Blend right into urban surfaces, from the walls of subway stations to the marble in museums and courthouses, with this line of architectural camouflage shirts, pants and accessories. A collaboration between design firm Snarkitecture and custom print company Print All Over Me, the line takes architectural patterns from public places all over New York City and translates them into fashion.

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The prints not only honor iconic minimalist patterns that have been an integral part of the city’s visual identity for decades, it enables the wearer to blend into urban environments. The effect can be pretty impressive, as seen in the collection’s promotional images.

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“The starting point was this idea of creating moments of architectural confusion, where you become visually lost within different material surfaces,” says Snarkitecture, a Brooklyn-based collaborative practice known for its unexpected installations, like all-white airball machines at Miami’s coolest modern parking garage.

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The Architectural Camouflage collection is available now at Print All Over Me, ranging from $38-$145, including a backpack, a baseball hat, a jumpsuit and a rain coat. Got an idea of your own? Anyone can upload images to create custom garments, home accessories and other items at PAOM.

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08 Jun 01:00

High Art Hits Streets: Classical Paintings in Modern Settings

by Urbanist
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If context is critical to understanding art, then what happens to a work when you push a famous piece through time and space to a highly familiar and everyday place? Where fine artwork meets street scenes, strange and beautiful things begin to happen.

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art coffee shop remix

In a series called Art History in Contemporary Life, Ukrainian artist Alexey Kondakov elaborately relocates key figures from their historical canvasses into jarringly mundane settings, putting classical art in modern contexts. The results are seamless and convincing – one could almost imagine rehanging the hybrid works back up in museums.

art classic harp player

art dive bar scene

art kissing train cars

Madonna, child and a chorus of angels are suddenly found sitting in a dirty subway car, cherubs flutter below a shanty overhang and a half-naked hand harp player spins tunes for pennies for commuting pedestrians. Famous figures share drinks at a modern dive while lovers kiss on a darkened subway car.

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08 Jun 17:00

Drawing Machines: 13 Rivetingly Creative Art-Making Robots

by Steph
[ By Steph in Gadgets & Geekery & Technology. ]

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Is it the human element that’s crucial in calling a creation ‘art,’ or does it still count even if it was made by a robot? Adding to the age-old debate attempting to define a fairly abstract concept, robotic art mimics human movements or transcends them altogether using all sorts of computer programs, magnets, pendulums and CNC machines. One even draws blood and uses it as ink to create a portrait of the artist in his own bodily fluids.

Robot Draws Artist’s Portrait in His Own Blood

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Artist Ted Lawson’s blood was fed intravenously straight to a CNC machine to paint his own portrait for ‘Ghost in the Machine.’ The project uses a robot arm to trace a programmed illustration in squiggly red lines. For Lawson, the experience was… draining. “I want to show the connection between our existential humanity and the ever-expanding technology that we use, are addicted to and rely on, as something deeply personal and very real. I’m trying to repeal the underlying code that is present in all things.”

Kinetic Sand Drawing Machines by Bruce Shapiro

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The Sisyphus machine by Bruce Shapiro automatically creates incredibly intricate drawings in sand using magnets, steel marbles and a computerized motion control system. It’s mesmerizing to watch, the patterns seemingly appearing out of nowhere, the steel balls moving all on their own. Shapiro is planning a tabletop consumer version. As Shapiro explains the name, “For the crime of cheating death, Sisyphus must push his boulder up the mountain only to have it roll back down each day. For all eternity.”

Lounge in a Hot Tub and Watch a Robot Build with Salt

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robot art sand sculptures

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Watch from a hot tub as a robot plays in twelve tons of salt poured onto the entire floor of a gallery space, pushing and extruding it into abstract shapes resembling city skylines. Artist Jonathan Schipper’s installation ‘Detritus’ makes the viewers a destructive element in the scene, as their movement to and from the water destroys what the robot has created. “Objects are continuously being formed but, due to the fragility of the salt crystals used to make them, they deteriorate at nearly the same rate new ones are being built. This installation is an attempt to create a vantage point that is impossible in the real world. A vantage point that both condenses and speeds up time and provides an objective view of the things we value which, at times, we recognize as merely detritus.”

Pinball Prints: Art from Chaos

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The movement of an ink-colored sphere is captured on a piece of paper, set within the guts of an old pinball machine. STYN by Sam van Doorn creates prints that get more complex depending on how good you are at the game. “In a time of digitization of the work process, you can easily forget the freedom and fun of play,” says the artist. “By creating new tools, you give yourself the opportunity to break free from standards in design.”

3D Drawing Machine Splits Your Vision to Help You Trace

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Not so confident in your artistic skills? While it’s not entirely autonomous, this machine will help you produce strikingly accurate drawings by screwing with your brain a little bit. ‘Vision’ splits your ocular system to create two images of your subject, so that you can trace one directly onto the curved surface before you.

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11 Jun 01:00

Art Lies: Air Collages Superimpose Paintings Onto Reality

by Steph
[ By Steph in Art & Photography & Video. ]

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The art of superimposition alters the way we see real-life environments, substituting cut-outs or figurines for 3D elements in the scene and capturing the resulting image on film. This technique can blur the lines between past and present, bring fictional characters to vivid life or otherwise mash up imagery that you wouldn’t normally see together.

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We’ve seen striking war imagery juxtaposed with the same locations in the present day, monuments seemingly miniaturized, and Star Wars characters invading urban Paris. Now, Brazilian artist Lorenzo Castellini brings fine art to the streets of her home city of São Paulo by superimposing cut-outs of masterpieces onto real human figures and settings.

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A Shell gas station logo becomes the shell from which Botticelli’s Venus springs. A man on the street holding a bottle of Coke turns into Albrecht Dürer. Dali’s melting clocks appear on rocks in the park, and a woman from Picasso’s ‘Les Demoiselles d’Avignon’ casually makes her way down a sidewalk.

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Similar projects have brought classical paintings to modern contexts, like a fun Photoshop series by Alexey Kondakov that blends religious imagery with unexpected urban settings – putting the Virgin Mary and baby Jesus on the subway, for example, with violin-playing angels as buskers.

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08 Jun 20:00

Hard Drive Rootkit Is Frighteningly Persistent

by Rick Osgood

There are a lot of malware programs in the wild today, but luckily we have methods of detecting and removing them. Antivirus is an old standby, and if that fails you can always just reformat the hard drive and wipe it clean. That is unless the malware installs itself in your hard drive firmware. [MalwareTech] has written his own frightening proof of concept malware that does exactly this.

The core firmware rootkit needs to be very small in order to fit in the limited memory space on the hard drive’s memory chips. It’s only a few KB in size, but that doesn’t stop it from packing a punch. The rootkit can intercept any IO to and from the disk or the disk’s firmware. It uses this to its advantage by modifying data being sent back to the host computer. When the computer requests data from a sector on the disk, that data is first loaded into the disk’s cache. The firmware can modify the data sitting in the cache before notifying the host computer that the data is ready. This allows the firmware to trick the host system into executing arbitrary code.

[MalwareTech] uses this ability to load his own custom Windows XP bootkit called TinyXPB. All of this software is small enough to fit on the hard drive’s firmware. This means that traditional antivirus cannot detect its presence. If the owner of the system does get suspicious and completely reformats the hard drive, the malware will remain unharmed. The owner cannot even re-flash the firmware using traditional methods since the rootkit can detect this and save itself. The only way to properly re-flash the firmware would be to use an SPI programmer, which would be too technical for most users.

There are many more features and details to this project. If you are interested in malware, the PDF presentation is certainly worth a read. It goes much more in-depth into how the malware actually works and includes more details about how [MalwareTech] was able to actually reverse engineer the original firmware. If you’re worried about this malicious firmware getting out into the wild, [MalwareTech] assures us that he does not intend to release the actual code to the public.

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28 May 19:30

You've Gone too Far, Bro

26 May 19:00

Ô les Mains by Jeffrey Vanhoutte and Babak Hosseiny #ArtTuesday

by Stephanie


From Babak meets Jeffrey via designboom:

“If you do know that here is one hand, we’ll grant you all the rest.”
L. Wittgenstein [On Certainty]

​The original idea for this project was conceived around a decade ago after reading this philosophical statement by Wittgenstein.

From this point onwards Babak Hosseiny imagined a series of drawings of situations where hands are no longer only hands, but become the physical embodiments of the obstacles, wishes or fears of the individual.

A few years later Babak met Jeffrey with whom he shared his ambition to bring this project to life using photography to reinforce the impact of the images created.

Jeffrey was won over by the idea and brought his sensitivity and mastery of photography to the project, which lead to the creation of
a series of around ten images.

“Ô les Mains” is the first exhibition produced together by Babak Hosseiny and Jeffrey Vanhoutte.

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Screenshot 4 2 14 11 48 AMEvery Tuesday is Art Tuesday here at Adafruit! Today we celebrate artists and makers from around the world who are designing innovative and creative works using technology, science, electronics and more. You can start your own career as an artist today with Adafruit’s conductive paints, art-related electronics kits, LEDs, wearables, 3D printers and more! Make your most imaginative designs come to life with our helpful tutorials from the Adafruit Learning System. And don’t forget to check in every Art Tuesday for more artistic inspiration here on the Adafruit Blog!
19 May 12:14

Beautiful Animation Illustrates Carl Sagan’s Iconic “Pale Blue Dot” Speech [Video]

by Geeks are Sexy

Set to the words of Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot is an animation that situates human history against the tapestry of the cosmos. Using a eclectic combination of art styles woven seamlessly together through music and visuals, the animation seeks to remind us that regardless of our differences, we are one species living together on the planet we call Earth.

[Chin Li Zhi]

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17 May 15:00

Behold the Beast, Slayer of the Post


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Tagged: dogs , twitter , pets , prank , lion , failbook , g rated
19 May 16:00

This Jack Skellington Cosplay is Terrifyingly Awesome [Pics]

by Geeks are Sexy


Redditor platnumcy made this fantastic and terrifyingly awesome Jack Skellington cosplay in prevision of his visit at the upcoming Denver Comic Con next weekend. Needless to say, I think he’ll be quite the star on the Con’s show floor.



[Source: Reddit | Via FG]

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16 May 23:00

This Dancing Jar Jar Binks Toy Review Might Be the Best Toy Review Ever [Video]

by Geeks are Sexy

Watch this and let the hate flow through you.


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15 Aug 17:00

This Took Years of Memorization

dual use,remote control,television

"Stop watching so much TV"

"But Mom! I'm preparing myself for a potential disaster!"


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12 May 22:00

As if Dubstep Couldn't Get Any More Intolerable

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12 May 11:00

Trojan Horse Made From Computer Keys #ArtTuesday

by Rebecca Houlihan


A trojan horse made from computer keys by Babis Could. via designboom

german artist babis cloud conceived ‘hedonIsM(y) trojaner’, an installation of the ancient greek trojan horse of troy fabricated from computer keyboard buttons. the recycled keys are arranged to display a gradient of ivory-white to replicate the famous animal this time in rocking form. the sculpture is commentary on the hedonistic susceptibility of contemporary culture, referencing not only the greek mythology, but the well known ‘trojan’ virus of the internet. the consumer grip of human internet use is the pivotal point of the piece, from facebook to online groceries and internet dating, all aspects of life are infected by the mighty world wide web.

The installation is commentary on consumer internet culture



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Screenshot 4 2 14 11 48 AMEvery Tuesday is Art Tuesday here at Adafruit! Today we celebrate artists and makers from around the world who are designing innovative and creative works using technology, science, electronics and more. You can start your own career as an artist today with Adafruit’s conductive paints, art-related electronics kits, LEDs, wearables, 3D printers and more! Make your most imaginative designs come to life with our helpful tutorials from the Adafruit Learning System. And don’t forget to check in every Art Tuesday for more artistic inspiration here on the Adafruit Blog!
07 May 22:38

These Incredibly Detailed “Cut Out” Scenes from Star Wars are Entirely Made from Paper

by Geeks are Sexy


Artist Marc Hagan-Guirey took some of his favorite scenes from the original Star Wars trilogy and recreated them with an X-acto knife and a single 8.27 by 11.7-inch sheets of paper.




From CNN:

“These are the product of a lot of patience and a lot of trial and error,” he says. “For me, though, I link this back to my childhood. I’ve always made things out of stuff you’d otherwise put in the bin. My currency was toilet roll tubes and cereal boxes. I would make fortresses for my action figures out all sorts of things. Cleaned out tin cans with both ends opened made perfect sewer pipes for Teenage Mutant Ninja turtle action figures.”





Now, the artist wants to showcase his art in a gallery exhibition, which will be titled “Cut Scene,” and for this, he is running a Kickstarter campaign to finance the project.

[Via CNN | NA]

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30 Apr 15:26

Hawkeye Sings About His Super Powers [Video]

by Geeks are Sexy

Listen as Hawkeye sings about some of his lesser-known super powers.

When you’re on a team with the Hulk and Thor
And we’re all up there on the movie screen,
Will the people believe that I’m not quite as tough?
Will anyone even notice me?

But listen I’ve got powers too, they’re pretty sweet.
I promise I can do so much more than just archery.

I’m serious guys.
I’ve got a collection of scarves and berets.
I play trombone in a ska band.
I once got to second base on my Tinder date.
And my cat has got its own Instagram.

I tell you now
I kick ass at Mario Kart.
This year I played an extra in Paul Blart.
I can open a pickle jar.
I’m friggin’ Hawkeye.
Maybe I’m as super as they are.

So maybe I still haven’t lost my virginity.
But when I bowl I always score at least 70, after six beers

Yes I know ’bout Captain America’s strength.
Hulk becomes a towering man.
But I got seventh place in my fantasy league.
And I once butt-dialed Jean-Claude Van Damme.

When I go to Chipotle I get free guac.
I flirt with the cashier and she says I rock.
I own water-resistant socks.
I’m friggin’ Hawkeye.
Maybe I’m as super as they are.

Maybe I’m as super as they are.
Maybe I’m as super as they are.

[The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon]

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30 Apr 21:00

Night Terrors: A TERRIFYING Augmented Reality Survival Horror Game

by Geeks are Sexy

Night Terrors is an ultra immersive game that transforms your environment into an absolutely terrifying hellscape. I don’t know about you, but there’s no way I’m installing this on my phone. EVER.


Our aim is to create the scariest game ever made. It’s a highly immersive, photorealistic, binaural, AUGMENTED REALITY survival horror game for mobile devices. Gameplay takes place at home, after dark, with the lights off and your headphones on.

Think about a system that understands where you are in your environment, and is able to exploit that information in order to create an unbelievable augmented reality experience.

Think about playing a game where the storyline involves you. Consider a future full of movies you star in, experiences that seem real, and scenarios, in our case, that are freakishly frightening.

This is in your house. This is in your apartment. This is in your environment.

This is Night Terrors.

[Night Terrors on Indigogo]

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29 Apr 17:00

Electronic Autopsy: 24 Sculptures Made of Computer Parts

by Steph
[ By Steph in Art & Sculpture & Craft. ]

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Art made of salvaged circuit boards and other computer parts put what is normally hidden on full display in a sort of autopsy of our consumerist society, highlighting how quickly the things we create become obsolete. Is our obsession with technology a sign of our achievements as a species, or a festering problem threatening to overtake the natural world? These artists are all working with unwanted components, but have different takes on the issue of electronic waste.

Computer Bugs by Julie Alice Chappell

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Pesky metaphorical computer bugs are made literal when artist Julie Alice Chappell transforms reclaimed circuit boards from electronics into little winged insects. The project started when Chappell discovered a box of tiny electronic components at a ‘craft bank’ in Portsmouth, England, instantly seeing the bodies and legs of bugs. Chappell hopes her work will raise awareness about the problem of electronic waste.

Technological Mandalas by Leonardo Ulian

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Circuitry and microchips come together into intricately arranged, perfectly symmetrical mandalas in the work of London-based artist Leonardo Ulian. “With the Technological Mandala series I combined the suggestive and spiritual meaning of the Indian Mandalas with something that has been perceived as far from that sphere of influence, technology,” says Ulian. “The search of perfection as necessity within the electronics industry has stimulated my curiosity to produce this series of pieces in order toe locate that specific need. I wanted to show what has been hidden from the eyes of the consumer, representing electronic circuits as extraordinary objects where the perfection of the design can become almost something ethereal.”

Ornate Rug Made from Computer Parts by Federico Uribe

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You won’t be getting too comfortable on this particular rug by Federico Uribe, which consists of thousands of tiny, sharp electronic components. The mixed-media piece, which mimics the patterns on traditional Persian carpets, measures 22 by 12 feet. Uribe specializes in making art from unwanted ‘waste’ objects as well as everyday items found in the home.

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24 Apr 21:00

‘Mad Max’ Gameplay Trailer

by Remy Carreiro

The new Mad Max movie looks like it might be one of the best action films ever made. For a while now, people have wondered how the new game would stack up. While it may not look as insane as the new film, it looks wholly badass and it’s about damn time we got to walk in Max’s dirtied shoes.

Might just hold us over until next Fallout…..


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23 Apr 20:00

Artist Carves Cthulhu Out of Watermelon [Pic + Video]

by Geeks are Sexy


Artist Valeriano Fatica really knows his stuff when it comes to carving watermelons, and even though the video below is called a “tutorial,” there’s no way I could achieve what the man does with his carving knives.

[Ortolano Production – Valeriano Fatica | Via TN]

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18 Apr 13:30

Giant Woolen Cat Head Mask [Pics]

by Geeks are Sexy


Housetu Sato, a teacher over at the Japan School of Wool Art, made this giant realistic cat head along with his student, and I have to say, this is the best looking cat mask I’ve ever seen! Here are the few extra pics of the mask:



[Source | Via Geekologie]

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16 Apr 01:00

Street Re-View: Hacking Google with Theatrical Performances

by Steph
[ By Steph in Art & Photography & Video. ]

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Mons, Belgium might just be the most interesting and artistic-looking city on the entirety of Google Street View, full of seemingly spontaneous dramatic scenes like chaotic clouds of floating white feathers, painters turning sidewalk crossings neon pink, and basketballs falling out of trees like fruit. The theatrical performances are timed to coincide with the arrival of Google’s camera-equipped van when it comes along to map out the area.

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Mons Street Review, spearheaded by artists Ludovic Nobileau and Antonia Taddei, is an initiative put on by the city as part of its agenda as a European culture capital. The scenes are curated by citizens, who transform the streets into urban theater sets and pose as the camera passes.

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The artists encouraged people to come up with their own ideas, create their own roles and costumes, and arrange props however they like. About 900 people participated on 42 streets, essentially hijacking Google’s service to promote themselves and their city.

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The aim is to present Mons the way the people see it, as a living place of culture and history rather than a series of static street view images. Says Nobileau, “It should be up to people, rather than Google, to represent cities.”

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15 Apr 06:00

united nude + 3D systems present re-inventing shoes during milan design week #WearableWednesday

by Jessica


These shoes are really cool looking, even if they are not the most practical. Would you wear these “re-invented” shoes? Via designboom.

pushing the boundaries of rapidly developing technologies and showing the sculptural and experimental qualities that 3D printing offers, united nude joins forces with 3D systems for a major collaborative exhibition presented during milan design week 2015. the architectural shoe exhibition ‘re-inventing shoes’ highlights five exclusive 3D-printed shoes, conceived by a select group of the worlds leading architects and designers: ben van berkel, fernando romero, michael young, ross lovegrove and zaha hadid.
the select group of high heels embody an overall investigation and exploration into the union of wearable design, functionality, production methods, aesthetics and technology and using the highest quality of 3D printing — selective laser sintering — in a hard nylon and all-new soft rubber material in their realization. each shoe presented for ‘re-inventing shoes’ is available as a up to 50 pair limited edition. ‘re-inventing shoes’ is on show at teatro arsenale, via c. correnti 11 within the 5vie art + design quarter during milan design week 2015. 

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11 Apr 15:00

The "Interstellar" Soundtrack Gets Even Bigger and Better With This Church Organ Rendition