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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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Submitted by: (via AnnoyedWasp)

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

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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.

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[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.

[ashens]

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15 Aug 17:00

This Took Years of Memorization

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"Stop watching so much TV"

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

~NSHA

Submitted by: xBenny78x

12 May 22:00

As if Dubstep Couldn't Get Any More Intolerable

Submitted by: (via Play Me Records)

Tagged: dubstep , Music , what , Video , cringe
12 May 11:00

Trojan Horse Made From Computer Keys #ArtTuesday

by Rebecca Houlihan

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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

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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.

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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.”

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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.

NOPE. NOPE. NOPE.

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…..

[OutsideXbox]

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23 Apr 20:00

Artist Carves Cthulhu Out of Watermelon [Pic + Video]

by Geeks are Sexy

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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

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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:

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[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

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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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Flora breadboard is Every Wednesday is Wearable Wednesday here at Adafruit! We’re bringing you the blinkiest, most fashionable, innovative, and useful wearables from around the web and in our own original projects featuring our wearable Arduino-compatible platform, FLORA. Be sure to post up your wearables projects in the forums or send us a link and you might be featured here on Wearable Wednesday!

11 Apr 15:00

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

07 Apr 16:00

Humane Society of Utah Snapshots Adoptable Dogs in a Photo Booth #ArtTuesday

by Kelly

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Hands down single best use of a photo booth I’ve ever seen!

From designboom:

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the humane society of utah recently enlisted photographer guinnevere shuster to come up with a creative and playful way to show the unique personalities of their adoptable dogs. in order to most closely capture the quirky character of each breed, shuster snapped photo booth portraits of each pooch in various positions and poses — blankly staring at the camera, shyly looking to the side or mid-bite…

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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!
30 Mar 18:50

Animals and Plants Entwine in Mythical Sculptures

by Theron Sturgess

YEvS3QSSurrealistic sculptor Ellen Jewett combines art, science, and medical illustration into an imaginative fusion of natural forms. Inspired by wildlife, Ellen transforms the familiar aspects of plants and animals into unique hybrid creatures.  Realistic details flow from animal to plant.  Some pieces even include industrial elements in order to highlight […]

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24 Mar 19:00

Life-Like Hand-Blown Glass Creatures #ArtTuesday

by Stephanie

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Glass working isn’t easy, but the result is totally worth the effort. For Scott Bisson, this truth became apparent when he bent his first glass tube in school, and it soon developed into a serious passion for hand-blown glass works. Scott’s most famous pieces depict frogs, lizards (geckos), snakes and various sea creatures, especially octopi. It is with the octopi that his skills are the most pronounced, because their smooth delicate shapes require the utmost attention of the glass craftsman. From the bulbous head and body to the tips of the tentacles, it’s a work of both art and love.

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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!
25 Mar 01:00

Figures & Ground: Crafty Wood Miniatures Create Urban Vignettes

by Urbanist
[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ]

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Inspired by everything from personal experience to famous photography, this street artist crafts small wooden cutouts to frame scenes of action, adventure, romance and life.

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Living in New Jersey and working both there and in New York, Joe Iurato illustrates his miniature creations with black-and-white details, setting them apart from the colorful cityscapes they occupy.

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While the specific sizes and subjects vary, a common thread is found in their site-specific nature and detailed drawings – each figure or set thereof participates directly in its surroundings.

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“From break dancing to skateboarding to rock climbing to becoming a father, all of these things have helped define my character. For me, it’s just about revisiting those moments in a way that’s familiar. I’ve always appreciated seeing architecture and nature in a different light.”

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“As a skater, the tar banks behind a local supermarket, a flight of stairs, a parking block, a drainage ditch, a handrail, a wall – they all present possibilities for interaction and fun in ways they weren’t intended to be used.”


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24 Mar 22:20

These NSFW King Lear Illustrations Are Gorgeous—And Incredibly Grotesque

by Lauren Davis

In 1930, Curwen Press published an edition of William Shakespeare's King Lear with illustrations by artist John Yunge-Bateman. Yunge-Bateman's black-and-white interpretation of the play is quite striking — and oddly heavy on the thong underwear.

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21 Mar 21:01

La revolución de Docker

by Diego Call.
El otro día hablaba de Snappy, el nuevo sistema de paquetes de Ubuntu. La verdad es que este nuevo sistema forma parte de toda una sorprendente ola-moda de virtualización a nivel de sistema de operativo, generalmente de mano de Docker, un software que en muy poco tiempo se ha hecho omnipresente en todas las fiestas. ¿Por qué demonios de repente la virtualización a nivel de sistema operativo de mano de Docker está tan de moda?

En principio, la virtualización a nivel de sistema operativo no es demasiado nueva. Durante muchos años, se ha oído a FreeBSD presumir de sus jails, y a OpenSolaris de sus zones. En el caso de FreeBSD, sus jaulas existen desde al menos FreeBSD 4.0, publicado en el año 2000, y durante muchos años, esa característica ha sido una de las razones por las que la gente usaba FreeBSD. Linux carecía de soporte de algo equivalente, y aunque existían parches extraoficiales de Linux-VServer desde 2001, sólo atraía la atención de casos particulares: La gente no huía masivamente de Linux por no tener estas capacidades integradas.

Con el tiempo -más de una década- el Linux oficial ha ido añadiendo diversos espacios de nombres, que son las columnas que permiten implementar este tipo de virtualización. Pero incluso cuando se implementó, tampoco parece que se le diera más importancia de la que se daba anteriormente a VServer y OpenVZ. Hasta que llegó Docker.

Docker. Docker por un lado, Docker por otro, Docker para todo y en todos sitios. Si leen sitios de noticias sobre software libre o programación ya se habrán acostumbrado a (y quizás cansado de) leer noticias relacionadas con Docker. Y es que Docker se ha extendido a gran velocidad. Su código fuente fue publicado en Marzo de 2013. Dos años después, ya es una plataforma soportada en Amazon EC2, Google Cloud y Microsoft Azure. La compañía líder en Linux, Red Hat, anunció un proyecto específico para Docker ya en Abril de 2014, "Atomic Host", y la primera versión estable se publicó a principios de este mes. Y nada menos que Microsoft ya ha anunciado que va a añadir soporte de Docker en la próxima versión de Windows Server. También VMware, que en principio podría parecer un rival, se apunta a Docker.

A un software que tenga la capacidad de alcanzar semejante estatus en tan sólo dos años no hay más remedio que describirlo como revolucionario. Y si en dos años ha tenido el efecto que ha tenido, cabe esperar que en los próximos años la expansión de Docker tenga muchas ramificaciones. Pero eso no responde a la pregunta de ¿por qué de repente hay tanta moda de virtualización de sistema operativo?

En realidad, no creo que haya un gran interés en esta clase de virtualización. Lo que hace a Docker interesante no es tanto su gestión de contenedores, habilidad en la que Docker no es superior a otras herramientas, sino su capacidad para facilitar la gestión de la implementación de "aplicaciones". El registro público de imágenes es una App Store más. No importa tanto el tipo de virtualización sobre el que se ejecuta una imagen (tal y como prueba el hecho de que Microsoft y VMware quieran portar Docker a sus plataformas), lo que importa es poder acceder a la App Store de turno. Del mismo modo que lo que hace relevante a un teléfono hoy es acceder a las tienda de aplicaciones de Android o iOS, existe la posibilidad de que estemos avanzando hacia una situación en la que un sistema que no tenga acceso a la "tienda de aplicaciones Docker", si bien estaría muy lejos de ser un sistema inutil, quedaría marginado por no poder acceder a las aplicaciones de moda.

La revolución de Docker no sería por tanto "la revolución de Docker", sino un capítulo más de la revolución de las tiendas de aplicaciones.

Por otro lado, esto no haría más que reafirmar la tendencia de cambio hacia un modelo en el que los repositorios Linux tradicionales quedan obsoletos como sistema para distribuir aplicaciones, y por tanto ponen en duda la esencia de muchas grandes distribuciones Linux. Ubuntu, con su Snappy, es de las primeras grandes distribuciones en prestar atención a este fenómeno, pero está por ver que otras hagan lo mismo. Será interesante observar lo que pase en los próximos años.
21 Mar 13:13

Cats, Summed Up [Comic]

by Remy Carreiro

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Yup, that pretty much sums up cats as astutely as possible.

Editor’s note: Cats are awesome.

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17 Mar 17:00

Altopias: Speculative Art Explores Both Dark & Light Futures

by Urbanist
[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Drawing & Digital. ]

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The world of future-focused artwork tends to examine extreme outcomes, but this artist’s visions represent a compelling range of possibilities from catastrophic to optimistic, Dystopian to Utopian with other shades of gray in between.

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First consider the range of negative outcomes and what they would do to villages, towns and cities around the world (as illustrated in this first round of images above and below) – built environments afflicted by surprising climatic changes like heat waves, ice storms and droughts.

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On the one hand, Evgeny Kazantsev considers these disaster scenarios, from dust storms in Barcelona and villages in the Alps without snow to Venice gone dry and oceans overrunning desert cities. But this is only half of the story.

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14 Mar 14:30

College Accepts Anyone Nowadays

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13 Mar 21:30

Everyone Deserves to Feel Like a Princess, Godzilla Included

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Tagged: cake , godzilla , baking , design , nerdgasm , food , g rated , win
26 Feb 11:00

These Skirts Call to All Art History Lovers

by Katharine Trendacosta

These are a great bargain for any art lover: $65 for ant one of seven designs printed on skirts, available by Retrofolie. Perfectly beautiful. See more below.

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20 Feb 18:00

Playful in Paris: Life-Sized Interactive Street Art

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

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Everyday objects and imperfections in the urban surfaces of Paris become part of strange and unexpected scenes as French artist Levalet incorporates them into life-sized street art. A bull head sculpture becomes a minotaur, map in hand; a figure with a jackhammer goes to work on a damaged section of wall; a display box for advertisements is transformed into an x-ray machine.

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Known by day as an art teacher named Charles Leval, the artist creates humorous scenes that interact with idiosyncrasies and often-unnoticed details in the fabric of the city.

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The life-sized wheat paste posters take advantage of everything from pipes and spigots to false windows and concrete recesses.

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Levalet walks around the city looking for the ideal spots for his work, takes measurements and creates the paste-ups at home before returning to his chosen locations and installing the work.

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He told Street Art News that he considers all of the individual scenes to be part of a larger frame, “where I try to define a cosmology of a parallel world.”


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23 Feb 18:00

Rooftop Recreation: 12 Vertigo-Inducing Sky-High Hangouts

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Test your tolerance for stomach-churning heights by dangling over the edge of the western hemisphere’s tallest freestanding tower, zip lining high above the Las Vegas strip, swimming up to the invisible edge of a skyscraper rooftop swimming pool or taking a tour of Stockholm from atop its architecture.

Dubai Rooftop Tennis Court

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There’s definitely something nerve-wracking about watching a pair of tennis players back up almost all the way to the edge of this sky-high helipad tennis court in Dubai – it’s far too easy to imagine them just sailing right over the safety net. The world’s highest tennis court was a temporary installation atop the Burj al Arab luxury hotel, built in the lead-up to the Dubai Duty Free Men’s Open in 2005. Andre Agassi and Roger Federer were invited to play a game for fun before the real competition began, over 1,000 feet above the ground.

Edgewalk at the CN Tower

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Feeling especially adventurous? See just how much height you can handle at Toronto’s CN Tower, the tallest freestanding structure in the Western Hemisphere, where the ‘EdgeWalk’ attraction allows you to dangle over the edge of a five-foot ledge that circles around the tower’s roof. Attached to a metal frame with harnesses, thrill-seekers lean out from a five-foot-wide ledge to gaze at the ground 1,168 feet below.

Rooftop Racetrack at Former Fiat Factory, Italy

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Built on the roof of a Fiat factory that opened in Turin, Italy in 1923, this race track formerly functioned as a place to take freshly-assembled cars on a test run. After it closed in 1982, architect Renzo Piano helped transform it into a public space complete with a shopping center, theater, hotel and art gallery as well as a helipad and glassed-in spherical rooftop meeting room. Unfortunately, aside from being featured in a few films, it’s no longer in active use as a race track.

Boating and Golfing at Selfridges’ Pleasure Garden, London
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You can relax in a traditional English garden, play some mini-golf or even row around in a boat on the rooftop of the Selfridge’s department store in London. In 2012, the space opened for the first time since its bombing in World War II, prior to which it was a ‘pleasure garden‘ popular for strolling after shopping. The historic rooftop recreation area now holds special events like the ‘Truvia Voyage of Discovery’ art installation, in which shoppers floated on the surface of a fluorescent green rooftop lake.

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