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23-year-old Chicago resident Richard Lauth is an Engineer and a welder-artist. He creates stunning work includes abstract and themed sculpture. The puddle that forms is then cooled with a gas…
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23-year-old Chicago resident Richard Lauth is an Engineer and a welder-artist. He creates stunning work includes abstract and themed sculpture. The puddle that forms is then cooled with a gas…
Milan-based designer Andrea Minini (previously) just shared his third series of animal illustrations where he challenges himself to create the familiar forms of mammals, birds, and fish using the effect of moiré patterns.
If you thought True Detective’s version of Los Angeles and its surroundings was more reminiscent of GTA V’s Los Santos, you aren’t alone. This recreation of the TV show’s title sequence uses video editing effects, but all the source material comes from the game.
Biker Pat Doody found a kitten in need of help while he was on a cross country trip from California to New Jersey. The poor kitten, nicknamed "Party Cat", was badly burned when he found her. With some care and a trip to the vet, she's almost fully recovered.
artist george redhawk has turned a loss into a gift — after the artist became legally blind, he began to explore the realm of photo manipulation with a desire to show the world as he sees it from his damaged sight. through the use of computer softwares that aide the visually impaired, redhawk — who works under the name darkangeløne — has realized the ongoing series of animations titled, ‘the world through my eyes’.
Studio Ghibli’s Totoro is one of the cutest character of the anime world and these 6 adorable cakes are just the pefect way to pay a perfect homage to the forest spirit.
Source: Cakes by Jadebutterfly
Source: Deliciously Yummy Sydney
Source: Natalia Lui
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Redditor NobodyLikesASmartAss‘s twin daughter recently asked their dad for a princess hulk cake for their birthday, so he made one. I have to say, Hulk looks positively “smashing” in his princess gown, don’t you think?
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If you just happen to stumble upon the dilapidated St. George’s Church in the Czech Republic, passing through the crumbling entrance to glance around at the shadowy interior, you might just be in for the most terrifying moment of your life. Abandoned since the 1960s, the church has long since been devoid of human worshippers, but that doesn’t mean it’s empty. Ghostly shrouded figures line its pews, some hovering in doorways and in the aisles.
Located in the northwestern Bohemia town of Luková, the ‘Church of Nine Ghosts’ first fell into disrepair after the ceiling caved in during a funeral service in 1968. Locals took that as a bad omen, and boarded up the 14th century structure, holding services outside instead. But many residents saw the church as an important part of the town’s history, and wanted to see it restored.
“The figures represent the ghosts of Sudeten Germans who lived in Lukova before World War Two and who came to pray at this church every Sunday,” says artist Jakub Hadrava, who was commissioned to create the installation. “I hope to show the world that this place had a past and it was a normal part of everyday life, but that fate has a huge influence on our lives.”
Made of plaster, the ghosts were put in place over the summer of 2014 in the hopes of drawing more tourists to the region, raising money to rehabilitate the historic 1352 church. The plan worked, as people have come from all over the world to see the statues in this unusual environment, and the church will soon be restored to its former glory.
Graphic cards driver on linux xorg.conf and org.conf.d configuration:
(for legacy driver) etc/X11/xorg.conf (file)
(xserver driver) etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ (folder)
etc/X11/xorg.conf file and etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ folder content number orders:
Files File pathnames
ServerFlags Server flags
Module Dynamic module loading
Extensions Extension enabling
InputDevice Input device description
InputClass Input class description
Device Graphics device description
VideoAdaptor Xv video adaptor description
Monitor Monitor description
Modes Video modes descriptions
Screen Screen configuration
ServerLayout Overall layout
DRI DRI-specific configuration
Vendor Vendor-specific configuration
Keyboard Keyboard configuration
Pointer Pointer/mouse configuration
After the right graphic card (nvidia,ati, amd, intel, or internal) driver installation to your current linux kernel version.
File number order given by yours. Above shall be determined according to the order in case of need for file plug-ins extension numbers, according to the above ranking /etc/X11/xorg.conf file /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ and content number orders.
1. xx-nvidia.conf: Create driver configuration file for device first. This file only contain your specific driver information BusID, option for registery information. Only properties that are needed for the opening of the graphics card. Add to this feature, the feature graphics will happen only when initiated by the graphics card. These features will not be reinstalled when the next graphics card request. For example "/etc/init.d/gdm3 restart"
$ cat /etc/x11/xorg.conf.d/20-nvidia.conf
Identifier "Nvidia GF G72M"
# Option "RegistryDwords" "PowerMizerEnable=0x1; PerfLevelSrc=0x3322; PowerMizerDefaultAC=0x1"
Option "RegistryDwords" "PowerMizerEnable=0x1; PerfLevelSrc=0x2222; PowerMizerLevel=0x3; PowerMizerDefault=0x3; PowerMizerDefaultAC=0x3"
Option "AddARGBVisuals" "TRUE"
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "TRUE"
Option "TripleBuffer" "TRUE"
Option "BackingStore" "TRUE"
Option "NvAGP" "1"
Option "Coolbits" "1"
Option "RenderAccel" "TRUE"
Option "CustomEDID" "DFP-0:/etc/X11/edid.bin"
2. xx-module.conf: File number order given by yours. This module your hardware capability for installed modules. Different device module can be used, if it usable.
Load "glx" # OpenGL X protocol interface
3. xx-monitor.conf: In monitor section use your first added configuration. For example from "xx-device.conf"
$ cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/40-monitor.conf
HorizSync 31.5 - 65.5
VertRefresh 56.0 - 65.0
DisplaySize 331.1 207.3
# Option "ExactModeTimingsDVI" "TRUE"
# Option "PreferredMode" "1680x1050@60"
Driver "Nvidia GF G72M"
Option "NoLogo" "TRUE"
Option "ModeValidation" "NoDFPNativeResolutionCheck"
Option "ConnectedMonitor" "DFP-0"
# Option "MonitorLayout" "TDMS"
Identifier "TFT Screen0"
Option "Stereo" "0"
Option "nvidiaXineramaInfoOrder" "DFP-0"
# Option "ModeValidation" "NoMaxPClkCheck"
Option "metamodes" "1680x1050_60 +0+0"
4. If needed you add legacy xorg.conf file to /etc/X11/xorg.conf
5. Test your configuration order right or not right.
$ reboot # you see logo first
$ /etc/init.d/gdm3 restart # you can not see first logo but startx works.
$ shutdown # what see and configure your options.
Tthis configuration not need now xorg.conf file. When graphic card first load [Option "NoLogo" "TRUE"] not activate, then load monitor and screen [Option "NoLogo" "TRUE"] activate.
Here is a funny email exchange between London-based comedian James Veitch and an anonymous scammer. The comedian often replies to spam emails and has compiled the conversations in “Dot Con: The Art of Scamming a Scammer,” a book that was released just last month, “packed full of Nigerian princes, can’t-miss investment opportunities and eligible Russian brides.”
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When you think about serial communications, Microsoft Excel isn’t typically the first program that springs to mind. But this spreadsheet has a rather powerful scripting language hidden away inside it, which can, with a little coding, be used to send and receive data over your serial port. The scripting language is called Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), and it has been a part of Microsoft’s Office suite since 1993. Since then, it has evolved into a powerful (if sometimes frustrating) language that offers a subset of the features from Visual Basic.
It can be a useful tool. Imagine, for instance, that you are logging data from an instrument that has a serial port (or even an emulated one over USB). With a bit of VBA, you could create a spreadsheet that talks to the instrument directly, grabbing the data and processing it as required straight into the spreadsheet. It’s a handy trick that I have used myself several times, and [Maurizio] does a nice job of explaining how the code works, and how to integrate this code into Excel.
Installed October 2011
Bronze, stainless steel and aluminium
220 x 421 x 150 cm
Edition of 8 plus 3 artist proofs
Banksy’s new art exhibit, Dismaland, housed inside an dilapidated amusement park. via thisiscolossal
The event has all the hallmark details of a traditional Banksy event from a shroud of ultimate secrecy (the event area was plastered in notices designating it as filming location for a movie titled Gray Fox) to general themes of apocalypse, anti-consumerism, and anti-corporate messages. However there’s one major deviation: the emphasis of Dismalanded is largely on other artists’ work instead of Banksy himself.
So just what’s hidden inside the walls of this derelict seaside resort? A demented assortment of bizarre and macabre artworks from no less than 50 artists from around the world including Damien Hirst, Bill Barminski, Caitlin Cherry, Polly Morgan, Josh Keyes, Mike Ross, David Shrigley, Bäst, and Espo. In addition, Banksy is showing 10 artworks of his own.
…while we all wait patiently for Mr. Robot’s season one finale, let’s take a look back at Mr. Robot’s notable hacks and the researchers who made them possible.
From the video description:
I'm a professional opera, concert and choral singer that was diagnosed with a brain tumour (a GBM as it turned out). The neurosurgeon's advice was to do an awake craniotomy so that I could sing during the surgery (on June13th 2014) in order to avoid deficits after the procedure. The music neuro team of the UMC in Utrecht was also involved in order to assist the surgery. There is no blood or exposed flesh in the video.I sing two (first and last) couplets of Schubert's lied “Gute Nacht”: the minor - major transition in order to see if I can still recognise the key change.
All is fine until min. 2:40 when things start to get very interesting… It’s been more than a year since and I’m doing fine, continuing my professional singing career.
I'll never complain about my annual physical or a trip to the dentist again!
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Excited ticket holders rush past sullen-faced guards in mouse ears to gain access to Banksy’s Dismaland, a dilapidated, depressing ‘bemusement park’ that’s far from the happiest place on earth. Contained within a derelict seaside swimming complex, the attraction takes everything you love about Disneyland and subverts it into a dystopian vision where nothing works quite like it should, and whatever can go wrong probably will.
Visitors pass through a faux security screening complete with cardboard x-ray machines before submitting to a real search, with guards ironically checking for spray paint to make sure no vandals compromise the strange scene Banksy has curated. Inside, they’re greeted by a structure resembling a post-apocalyptic Cinderella’s castle, a giant pinwheel tangled with plastic and the grim reaper as the sole rider at a bumper car attraction.
A photo backdrop labeled ‘selfie hole’ tells you what it’s for and makes a statement on the person using it at the same time. Step past the ‘No Entry’ gate in the fairytale castle and you’ll be treated to CCTV-like footage of Cinderella and her prince on screens before coming upon the wreckage of her overturned carriage, paparazzi flashbulbs going off in a frenzy deliberately echoing the death of Princess Diana. Everything is designed to be a colossal let-down.
Abandoned for nearly a century, the 2.5-acre site has just the right grimy atmosphere for Banksy’s display, which includes almost none of his own work. The artists who collaborated on the project and have works featured inside include Jenny Holzer, Damien Hirst and Jimmy Cauty. The park will be open every day through September 27th, with performances by Run the Jewels, Pussy Riot, Massive Attack and others scheduled each Friday. Tickets are £3 on the Dismaland website (additional photos by Christopher Jobson of Colossal).
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Kate Clark is a sculptor who lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Her sculptures synthesize the human face and the body of wild animals, exploring the overlap that exists across our cultures, and within our histories.
Kate had her first solo exhibit at Claire Oliver Gallery in New York in 2008. Since then she has been included in solo and group museum exhibitions at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, The Islip Art Museum, and The Bellevue Arts Museum, the Mobile Museum of Art, MOFA: Florida State University, Cranbrook Art Museum, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, The Winnepeg Art Gallery, the Glenbow Museum, the Musée de la Halle Saint Pierre, Paris, The Art Gallery at Cleveland State University, and the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art. She is currently working on a commissioned sculpture for the Nevada Museum of Art.
Her work is collected internationally and is in public collections such as the JP Morgan Chase Art Collection, the 21c Collection, the David Roberts Art Foundation in London, and the C-Collection in Switzerland. Clark attended Cornell University for her BFA and Cranbrook Academy of Art for her MFA and has been awarded fellowships from the Jentel Artists Residency in Wyoming, The Fine Arts Work Center Residency in Provincetown, MA., and the Marie Walsh Sharpe Studio Program in New York. Clark was nominated for a Louis Comfort Tiffany Award and an American Academy of Arts and Letters award. Clark was awarded a grant from The Virginia Groot Foundation in 2013 and a New York Foundation For the Arts (NYFA) Fellowship Award in 2014.
Clark’s sculptures have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, New York Magazine, Art21:Blog, The Village Voice, PAPERmag, The Atlantic, NYArts, Huffington Post, Hi Fructose, the BBC World News Brazil, Hey! Magazine, Time Out, ID Paris, Cool Hunting, Wallpaper, and many other publications. Kate’s work is the cover image for art ltd. magazine, November/December 2014.
When encountering my sculptures, the viewer is faced with a lifelike fusion of human and animal that investigates which characteristics separate us within the animal kingdom, and more importantly, which unite us. The sculptures visually, emotionally and intellectually explore this overlap that exists across cultures, along histories, and within societies.
Our current lifestyle does not necessitate physical interaction with wild animals. Yet we revere the natural world and are seduced by characteristics we no longer see in ourselves, such as fierceness, instinctiveness, purity. I work with hide to create traditionally mounted animal bodies, utilizing the impetus for taxidermy: our endless curiosity to see animals, and our desire to celebrate their unique features.
The unexpectedness of the human face on these animals also evokes curiosity. They are obviously reconstructed yet they are not monstrous, they are approachable, natural, calm, innocent, dignified. The facial features are believable and the skin, which is the animal’s skin, has been shaved to reveal porous and oily features that we recognize as our own. The viewer has an intimate relationship with the face and then identifies with the animal, acknowledging the animalistic inheritance within the human condition.
View more of her work here.
From My Modern Met:
Indonesian artist Ghidaq al-Nizar (aka @coffeetopia) began as a latte artist, but has taken his craft to another level by deconstructing frothy brews and utilizing their most basic component—coffee—as his medium of choice. Al-Nizar takes the steamy, soothing drink out of the cup and artistically applies it to an equally unconventional canvas—a leaf. The result is a series of sepia-toned scenes featuring a beautiful blend of nature and the pigmented, earthy, grainy remnants of a cup of coffee.
Despite the additional effort put in to create each piece, al-Nizar explains why he opts for coffee over traditional paints: “I love intimacy. I feel it with coffee and It’s fun to have fun with something you love. So I can’t find any better medium to celebrate my feelings. Artists have to feel when they do something, and I think it applies for everyone. I have tried to paint using other media but [I didn’t have any feelings for them]. If you can’t feel it, you will leave it.” Despite his unusual materials, al-Nizar still uses a paintbrush to leave his figurative impressions on each leaf.
Spanish street artist Pejac both praises and criticizes elements of various Asian cultures in a new series of outdoor paintings making use of iconic traditional imagery and symbols. Human figures are represented as mere silhouettes, allowing reproductions of The Great Wave off Kanagawa or three-dimensional elements like bonsai trees to take center stage in each work.
The works may say just as much about how a foreign artist perceives the culture of cities like Tokyo, Seoul and Hong Kong as they do about the places themselves. Pejac makes use of some of the most common symbols that outsiders associate with Asian cultures and traditions, like a Chinese dragon beside a heart-shaped scorch mark.
A piece entitled ‘Seppuki’ in Tokyo depicts what looks like the silhouette of a samurai doubled over as if mortally wounded, impaled by a cherry tree branch instead of a sword. “I couldn’t help but make this sort of tribute as a manner of thank you to the Japanese culture for the inspiration that drove me to create in the first place.”
A three-dimensional installation of shark fins sticking out of the pavement in Tokyo is a tad harsher in its appraisal, with human bite marks taken from each one. Pejac makes use of “classic anime aesthetics” to calla attention to the environmental impact of shark fin soup, which is popular in Japan.
Shuffling through ancient paint chips, dead leaves and empty bottles in an abandoned and dilapidated building, you turn a corner and register a human figure emerging from the darkness in a haze of flesh tones and pale fabric. It might take a moment to realize that it’s not a real person, but rather a painting in the style of the old masters, rendered right there on the gritty wall like an heirloom left behind when the place was vacated.
Working under an assumed name, Belfast artist Ted Pim has spent the last ten years traveling the world, creating these eerie works inside abandoned buildings. He spends days alone completing each work armed with no more than his paints, industrial torches and a camera.
Aside from anyone who might have stumbled upon them unknowingly, no one has seen these works prior to Pim publishing the photos on his website and on Instagram in June 2015. The artist documented each painting and kept the images in a folder all these years. Private collectors in London and New York City recently purchased all of his completed works on canvas, and more are coming in winter 2015.
“I was drawn to abandoned buildings as I liked the contrast of painting detailed, Baroque-inspired pieces inside dark, neglected structures,” Pim tells WebUrbanist. “These buildings provided me with the perfect atmosphere to create my pieces, with the end result often reflecting my surroundings- haunting, dark figures.”
“The paintings usually take a few days, and I never return to the building. All my images were taken on an old analog camera and printed and scanned (the reason for fingerprints on some of the images.)”
Unlike other street artists, Buff Diss’s medium of choice for decorating crumbling walls, the sides of old buildings, and asphalt roads with eye-popping art is masking tape. Treating the city as his canvas, the Australian artist creates strikingly unique street illustrations ranging in subject matter—from mythical figures, to geometric patterns, to giant hands reaching out for passersby. Strips of tape become nearly unrecognizable as Diss shapes them into wonderfully complex lines varying in thickness and curve.
Do these fleshy works of art manipulating human body parts into unnatural shapes make you uncomfortable? That’s probably just what the artist was going for. It’s difficult for us, as humans, to look upon images of our own flesh with emotional detachment, seeing it as we would the meat of other animals, or even as an organic medium for art and architecture. Don’t worry – most of these are not made of actual humans, but rather silicone, polymer clay and wax. Read on for a tent modeled on human intestines, a pillow made of human skin and the world’s grossest pair of stiletto heels.
Jonathan Payne calls these deeply repulsive sculptures ‘FLESHLETTES,’ and that name says a lot. They’re basically lumps of human viscera, teeth, eyes and hair put together into little miniature packages. You probably never wanted to see a nipple with teeth, but here one is, nonetheless.
A tent made of flesh, a giant lump of what looks like human fat serenely overlooking a cliff, and a series of disgusting handbags are among the organic works of Swiss artist Andrea Hasler, who aims to humanize objects with ‘emotional surfaces.’ The tent was modeled upon human intestines and is made of polystyrene and wax as well as leather and real blood.
Romanian artist Felix Deac creates amorphous blobs of flesh replete with veins, moles, wrinkles and hair. While some might look like deformed human body parts, most are just abstract shapes reminiscent of nightmarish tumors that have taken on a life of their own.
Patricia Piccinini’s work is so shockingly realistic, photographs of it are often passed around the internet as clickbait, with people wondering ‘what the heck am I looking at?’ The controversial Australian artist creates sculptures of fantastical creatures with extremely human-like skin and hair.
At $18,000, this has to be the most beautiful (and expensive!) music box I’ve ever seen.
MusicMachine 3 is inspired by Star Wars’ legendary imperial TIE fighters. These lattice-like vertical wings support and protect the dual music cylinders, each playing three melodies: the theme tunes from Star Wars, Mission Impossible, and James Bond on the right and The Godfather, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, and The Persuaders on the left. The music is powered by two independent movements mounted on the two tail sections. The side wings play a vital role in propagating sound vibrations down from the combs to the naturally amplifying resonant base, manufactured by JMC Lutherie.
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