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22 Nov 03:16

Check your credit card transactions: 54 Starwood hotels hit by malware

by Mariella Moon
Third-party forensic experts have discovered that the point-of-sale systems in 54 Starwood hotels across the US and Canada were infected with malware. The company has listed all the locations in its PSA, including various Sheraton, Westin and W pro...
23 Nov 01:39


22 Nov 00:08

The Marines start training Google's 160-pound robo-dog Spot

by Mariella Moon
Cooper Griggs


Spot, the silent robo-dog made by Google-owned company Boston Dynamics, enjoyed the great outdoors for a week back in September. Not to fetch sticks or roll around in the grass, but to train... with the Marines. It's gone a long way since its time...
21 Nov 20:30

*Graphic* Tiger rips head off of horse. (vine by BigCatDerek/via...

*Graphic* Tiger rips head off of horse. (vine by BigCatDerek/via natsdorf)

21 Nov 16:01

Jesus Cat

Jesus Cat

20 Nov 23:20


21 Nov 00:15

Chill optional: 51 percent of US internet users watch Netflix

by Edgar Alvarez
Cooper Griggs

wow, I had no idea it was THAT high. Congratz Netflix!

Netflix's robust content library has helped it top nearly 70 million subscribers worldwide. Not surprisingly, the majority of those come from the US, where the streaming service has over 43 million customers alone. And, for the most part, people he...
21 Nov 01:15

NASA orders SpaceX to taxi astronauts to the ISS in 2017

by Sean Buckley
Right now, flying to the International Space Station means leaving from Russia, but it won't always be that way. Today, NASA announced that it officially ordered a crew rotation mission from Elon Musk's SpaceX, due to launch sometime in 2017. This...
21 Nov 03:59

the network (2013)this documentary is at turns fascinating and...

the network (2013)

this documentary is at turns fascinating and troublesome. what does it mean to bring media to a country that had been in the dark for so long? how do you establish norms without entering into propaganda? how can you complain about an afghani sesame street? does “afghani idol” have the potential to change a culture?

this documentary covers complex territory in an engaging way without even attempting to water down difficult questions that have no real answers.

if i took nothing else away (and i took a lot away), i feel like i’ve been exposed to afghanistan in a visual and storytelling manner that i haven’t found before. and if only for this, i heartily recommend seeking it out.

available on netflix streaming.

21 Nov 14:58

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by rkn
20 Nov 18:37

New Nail Sculptures by John Bisbee That Twist Across Floors and Walls

by Kate Sierzputowski


John Bisbee (previously) has worked with nails as a sculptural medium since he accidentally toppled a bucket of them years ago and was astonished to see how they remained intact, rusted and fused into a single object. Every since, he’s been hammering nails of varying size into complex patterns, using the smallest woodworking nails up to giant 12-inch spikes. Although nails large and small continue to be the focus of his artistic practice, his sculptures remain diverse in their presentation and composition, twisted works making wildly chaotic patterns against walls and neatly arranged nails snaking along gallery floors.

Bisbee currently has two solo exhibitions on view including “Floresco” at the SCAD Museum of Art (through January 3, 2016) and “Only nails, always different” at the PCA&D Gallery (through the end of December). His work is also included in the 2015 Portland Museum of Art Biennial titled “You Can’t Get There From Here” through January 3, 2016.












20 Nov 01:35

Everything you know is wrong: lasers are cooling things now

by Christopher Klimovski
Cooper Griggs

whoa, a freeze ray!

A group of scientists at the University of Washington were able to successfully refrigerate water using an infrared laser. This is a big deal because researchers weren't even sure this was possible as water tends to heat up when illuminated. Howeve...
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20 Nov 13:32

Yahoo restricting Mail accounts if it detects ad-blockers (updated)

by Mariella Moon
Cooper Griggs

Sounds like a good time to finally move everything to Gmail.

Yahoo is reportedly preventing some of its users with ad blockers installed on their computers from accessing their email accounts. Digiday has spotted a thread on the Adblock Plus forums with complaints from a couple of people who couldn't access...
20 Nov 14:22

USA Today: California wrongly wiretapped 52,000 people

by Daniel Cooper
Cooper Griggs


USA Today is claiming to have uncovered evidence that prosecutors in the state of California violated federal law by improperly authorizing the use of wiretaps. The paper believes that drug investigators used 738 questionable taps to intercept call...
20 Nov 14:40


20 Nov 16:00

It’s Friday!

Cooper Griggs

The five got me.

It’s Friday!

20 Nov 16:20

NSA spied on your email even after program was shut down

by Daniel Cooper
Cooper Griggs


The New York Times is reporting that the NSA developed a way to spy on our emails even after the program allowing it to do so was shut down. Until December 2011, the agency was entitled to bulk-collect emails at will because it was subject to overs...
20 Nov 16:29

Riusuke Fukahori’s Lifelike Goldfish Painted in Acrylic Between Layers of Resin

by Christopher Jobson

Kingyo Sukui (The Ark). Wood, net, aluminum, epoxy resin and acrylic, 2015. 73 x 75 x 38 inches. Courtesy Joshua Liner Gallery

Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori (previously) returns to Joshua Liner Gallery this week for his second solo show, Goldfish Salvation. Fukahori has become widely known for his depiction of aquatic life painted with acrylic within layers of resin, most frequently the forms of goldfish as they swim through small wooden boxes or inside bamboo hats. He references dozens of live fish kept in aquariums in his studio as he works, with some pieces taking several months to gradually complete, layer by layer.

The exhibition’s title, Goldfish Salvation, is a personal reference to a time of self-doubt in Fukahori’s own artistic career, and an important revelation that led him out of it. Goldfish have since become a symbol of identity that represent both the strength and weakness of himself and rest of humanity. He shares:

In the aquarium, similar to human society, there is a story of birth and death. As long as they live, these goldfish will continue to soil the fish tank, and if not changed, the water will only get tainted leading to death for all the goldfish. This is quite true for the human species as well… The goldfish that I paint are not really goldfish, but representations of people. I feel as though the fish tank is only foretelling what would happen to the earth in the future. We as human beings are the main source polluting our own air we breathe.

You can see all of the pieces here, plus a number of large acrylic paintings by Fukahori at Joshua Liner Gallery in New York through December 19th. (via Hi-Fructose)

Kingyo Sukui (The Ark). Wood, net, aluminum, epoxy resin and acrylic, 2015. 73 x 75 x 38 inches. Courtesy Joshua Liner Gallery

Kingyo Sukui, detail.

Kingyo Sukui, detail.

Kingyo Sukui, detail.

Four Seasons of Rain – Bosan (Autumn). Japanese bamboo hat, epoxy resin and acrylic on iron stand , 2015. 16 x 7.5 inches. Courtesy Joshua Liner Gallery

Four Seasons of Rain – Setcho (Winter). Japanese bamboo hat, epoxy resin and acrylic on iron stand , 2015. 16 x 7.5 inches. Courtesy Joshua Liner Gallery

Iwashirogamatsu. Epoxy resin and acrylic, 2015. 5.5 x 3.5 x 1.75 inches. Courtesy Joshua Liner Gallery

Tsuzuki. Japanese Cypress sake cup, resin, acrylic, 2015. 3.5 x 3.5 x 2.2 inches. Courtesy Joshua Liner Gallery

Kingyo-sake Kochomatsu. Japanese Cypress sake cup, resin, acrylic, 2015. 3.5 x 3.5 x 2.2 inches. Courtesy Joshua Liner Gallery

Spring of the Moon. Tub, ladle, epoxy resin and acrylic, 2015. 13.78 x 12.6 x 9.84 in. Courtesy Joshua Liner Gallery

Spring of the Moon. Tub, ladle, epoxy resin and acrylic, 2015. 13.78 x 12.6 x 9.84 in. Courtesy Joshua Liner Gallery

20 Nov 02:35

NASA's growing flowers on the ISS for the first time

by Andrew Tarantola
Following upon its initial successes with lettuce back in August, NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station are attempting to coerce a colony of zinnias to flower for the first time. The effort is part of the larger Veggie plant growth...
20 Nov 04:06

Durex thinks a condom emoji can help promote safe sex

by Edgar Alvarez
Cooper Griggs

maybe it will?

Look, there's already a taco emoji, so it doesn't seem far fetched to have one that represents a condom as well. After all, despite their obvious differences, they both have something in common: pleasure. That's why Durex, a brand of male contracep...
18 Nov 20:38

Across the Sky: A Record-Breaking 500 Meter Slackline Walk in Utah

by Christopher Jobson

It’s not often we stop to consider feats of human strength and agility, but this is definitely worth an exception. On November 15, Théo Sanson completed what is likely a new world record for slackline, a 500-meter walk between The Rectory to Castleton Tower in Castle Valley, Utah. The cinematography does a fantastic job of capturing just how ridiculously far he had to walk. Filmed and Edited by Tim Kemple, Renan Ozturk and Anson Fogel of Camp4 Collective. Madness. (via Devour)

19 Nov 03:45


19 Nov 03:52

coolthingoftheday: kamenrideraqua: coolthingoftheday: Johnatha...




Johnathan the tortoise in 1900, and the same tortoise again in 2015.

he looks great, what’s his secret

Dermatologists HATE him

19 Nov 03:59


19 Nov 18:39

Space Glass: Extraordinary Solar Systems and Flowers Encased in Glass by Satoshi Tomizu

by Christopher Jobson


Glass artist Satoshi Tomizu sculpts small glass spheres that appear to contain entire solar systems and galaxies. Planets made of opals, flecks of real gold, and trails of colored glass seem to spin and loop like twists in the Milky Way. While photographed here in a macro view, the pieces are actually quite small and include a small glass loop so each piece can be turned into a pendant. I can’t help but be reminded of this pivotal scene from the acclaimed Men in Black film.

Tomizu’s glass work recently won a Atelier Nova Design Award and appeared at the Handmade in Japan Festival. You can explore much more of his work in this Facebook gallery and on his website. (via My Modern Met)














19 Nov 22:30

(via theblessedone)

(via theblessedone)

19 Nov 22:21

Hands Up or I'll Photograph

by (Dan Evon)
A popular photograph shows a Syrian child "surrendering" to a camera.