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24 Mar 00:29

#LaMemePassion : Wooden Installation for European Days of Art Professions by Pascal Arlot

by Team Fubiz

À l’occasion des Journées Européennes des Métiers d’Art, Société Générale lance l’exposition #LaMêmePassion, la première réalisée à partir de tweets, en partenariat avec les Meilleurs Ouvriers de France.

Cet événement présentera au public des oeuvres d’artisanat issues d’une co-création tout à fait originale. En effet, elles sont le fruit de la rencontre entre un Meilleur Ouvrier de France, maître dans son art, et un jeune apprenti ayant exprimé sa passion et son envie d’apprendre par un tweet.

Afin de donner vie à ce projet, Société Générale a appelé la communauté férue de jeunes artisans d’art à exprimer sa passion sur Twitter. Parmi celle-ci, sept apprentis ont été sélectionnés et associés en binôme à un Meilleur Ouvrier de France.
Le duo a ensuite été invité à transformer ces quelques mots en oeuvre d’art, déployant ainsi leur savoir-faire traditionnel.

Grâce au dialogue entre ces deux générations, un constat émerge : les millenials rêvent d’un monde plus concret et manuel, un monde où la relation ne se limite plus au virtuel et où la théorie est appliquée à la réalité. Les apprentis qui ont pris part à cette exposition en sont l’exemple, des digital natives s’exprimant sur Twitter et réalisant leurs rêves dans un atelier d’artisan.

Pascal Arlot rêvait d’être sculpteur sur bois depuis son enfance. Après une formation de deux ans suivie d’un tour de France de quatre ans, il se lance à son compte. Son art réinvente les règles du jeu en mêlant tradition et nouvelles technologies. Sacré Meilleur Ouvrier de France en 2002, à l’âge de 39 ans, il continue à rechercher la perfection et l’excellence. Aujourd’hui son entreprise basée dans le Val d’Oise propose des réalisations de pièces uniques adaptées à chaque demande. Attaché à la notion de transmission, il donne des cours à des particuliers.

Avec le jeune Dorian, 19 ans, originaire de Montpellier, il s’est inspiré de typographies à la pointe de la tendance pour graver et sculpter dans un magnifique panneau le tweet proposé par l’apprenti. Lors de l’exposition, une vidéo sera projetée sur ce magnifique caisson en chêne de 2 mètres de haut et 1.24 mètre de large.

Toutes les oeuvres seront présentées dans un lieu hautement symbolique, incarnation de l’excellence de l’artisanat français, le Bastille Design Center, ancienne manufacture du 19ème siècle.

Pour concrétiser ce projet, Société Générale a collaboré avec FRED & FARID Paris et a choisi comme parrain de l’exposition le Maître chocolatier Meilleur Ouvrier de France, Georges Larnicol, dont les produits à la qualité jamais égalée bénéficient aujourd’hui d’un réseaux de 23 boutiques en France, dont 3 à Paris.

Idée audacieuse, mêlant les cultures et les compétences d’institutions différentes, #LaMêmePassion est surtout un pont entre le passé et le présent, un trait d’union entre tradition et modernité. La puissance de l’idée réside dans la réconciliation de deux mondes apparemment distants et adversaires : l’artisanat et le digital.

Infos pratiques :
Exposition gratuite #LaMêmePassion – pour participer, cliquez ici.
Horaires d’ouverture : Vendredi 31 Mars de 9h à 20h, Samedi 1er Avril de 10h à 19h, Dimanche 2 Avril de 11h à 18h
Bastille Design Center, 74 boulevard Richard Lenoir 75011 Paris

23 Mar 13:46

Catching a real ball in virtual reality

by Nathan Yau

Man wears virtual reality headset. Another man throws a ball to headset-wearing man. Headset-wearing man catches actual ball displayed in virtual reality. There’s something magical about the quick data processing going on here.

Tags: Disney, physical, VR

18 Mar 18:35

farewell-kingdom: Bottled History by Commoner “Ray Gascoigne...

















farewell-kingdom:

Bottled History by Commoner

“Ray Gascoigne has spent a lifetime at sea as a shipwright and sea merchant. His memories and love for ships are made physical through miniatures he constructs with extreme care within old whisky bottles. Over the past 60 years he has built hundreds of replicas of ships from the past and present of maritime legend. Many were built at sea, in the lonely cabin hours of night, and Ray (now 85) continues his craft on land today” (watch video).

18 Mar 16:46

What IS this? From orbit, how we shape our Earth is a constant...



What IS this?
From orbit, how we shape our Earth is a constant puzzlement and delight.
(answer: https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=89817 )

17 Mar 18:09

This is a sketch I did as a concept for myself if I was ever...



This is a sketch I did as a concept for myself if I was ever asked to do a wall mural. I’d handle the actual wall painting much different. I just like the idea of a giant floating pink, polkadot manatee. Would be perfect on a wall in Brooklyn especially after a snow storm.

14 Mar 23:20

Photo



14 Mar 18:17

As many of you know, our project was inspired by the Overview...



As many of you know, our project was inspired by the Overview Effect — the feeling of awe, wonder, and perspective that astronauts experience when seeing the whole Earth from outer space. Accordingly, we are always looking for new and stunning views of the planet. This shot was captured just recently by the Elektro-L No.1 Russian weather satellite in a 121-megapixel image, making it the highest-resolution single photograph ever taken of Earth.

Instagram: http://bit.ly/2n63ogf

10 Mar 23:49

The Last Winter, © Patty Waymire












© Patty Waymire

The Last Winter, © Patty Waymire

10 Mar 23:43

Anatomically correct, Nychos







Anatomically correct, Nychos

09 Mar 11:26

jhameia: nicasiosilang: augieboogie: viqueen: kylogram: thau...



jhameia:

nicasiosilang:

augieboogie:

viqueen:

kylogram:

thaunderground:

05-fubu:

gunzonyatmblr:

Bruh this shit was amazing

GO BABY GO OMG

Poetry in motion

My jaw dropped

HER NAME IS ANTARA AND SHE’S MEXICO’S GRAND CHAMPION AT THE VERTICAL WALL CLIMB LOOK AT HOW HAPPY SHE IS!! SHE KNOWS SHE’S A GOOD GIRL!!! 

image

the wags on the way down

WHAT A GOOD DOG

09 Mar 11:24

Spectacular Landscapes in Iceland

by Damien

Bien que cela ne soit pas son métier, Andreas Levers est passionné de photographie. Le photographe allemand de Postdam a une autre passion, le voyage. Afin de lier ses deux passions, Andreas est parti sur la terre du soleil de minuit pour réaliser une série de photo simplement intitulée « Iceland Cinemascope ».

07 Mar 23:46

nevver:Circling the Sun, System Solar

















nevver:

Circling the Sun, System Solar

07 Mar 22:30

The Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world, towering...



The Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world, towering 2,717 feet (828m) into the sky of Dubai, UAE. The design of the 163-floor structure is an abstraction of the Hymenocallis, a type of desert flower that has long petals extending from its center. The building has been very well received since it opened in 2010; however, its construction was very controversial as it was built primarily by workers from South Asia and East Asia who earned low wages and were housed in abysmal conditions. /// Created by @benjaminrgrant, source imagery: @digitalglobe (at Burj Khalifa)

07 Mar 16:01

Data visualization GIFs

by Nathan Yau

The nice thing about animated GIFs for visualization is that they can get a message across pretty quickly, which lends itself to potential shares. You’d think there would be a Twitter bot by now tweeting GIFs non-stop. In any case, Lena Groeger put together a nice collection of them.

Tags: animation, GIF

07 Mar 15:56

Legal Drinking Age Around the World

by Nathan Yau

As you probably know, different countries have different legal age limits for drinking alcoholic beverages. In the United States, the age is 21. In some places in the world, there is no set age. In most places, the legal age is 18 to drink a non-spirit beverage such as beer in a public place without a guardian.

The map above, based on data from Wikipedia, shows where in the world you’re legally allowed to drink a beer in a public place. It’s slightly generalized and doesn’t take into account that in some places you have to be older to purchase the beverage, but it gives you a good idea of the age limits globally.

This by the way is part of new category I’m calling my sketchbook. I need a place where I can mess around with different formats without worrying about what is the “right” way to do it.

Relevant tutorials: Choropleth Maps and Shapefiles in R / How to Make an Animated Growth Map in R

Tags: animation, drinking

05 Mar 13:47

Kallur Lighthouse - Kalsoy

by dataichi

dataichi posted a photo:

Kallur Lighthouse - Kalsoy

Faroe Islands
Buy this picture on my 500px page

01 Mar 17:02

3D-Printed Solar Systems, Moons and Planets for Your Desktop

by Christopher Jobson

The folks over at London-based Little Planet Factory make tiny 3d-printed planets and moons you can sit on your desktop or hold in your hands. Designs include everything from entire solar systems to collections of moons, individual planets, and even science fiction creations like a theoretical terraformed Mars globe. See more in their shop! (via So Super Awesome)

01 Mar 02:44

mysleepykisser-with-feelings-hid: Port Lockroy, Antarctica by...

28 Feb 23:49

archatlas: Perspe by Gustav Willeit In the words of the...





















archatlas:

Perspe by Gustav Willeit

In the words of the artist Gustav Willeit:

The title of this series, Perspe, originated from a fragment of the German word “Perspektive” (perspective): a programmatic statement alluding to the composition work, which is based on a simulation that fully exploits the opportunities offered by digital technology. The artist traces an unnatural perspective, i.e. a perspective that is “ideated”, invented, that acts and creates “different” places by mirroring the image, thus reaching perfect symmetry often disrupted by a discordant element.

Follow the Source Link for image sources and more information.

28 Feb 23:43

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28 Feb 23:30

IROJE KHM builds ‘flying house’ for a pilot near incheon’s international airport

by philip stevens I designboom

the theme of aviation has been directly applied to the building's architecture, with soaring roof canopies and dramatically ascending elevations.

The post IROJE KHM builds ‘flying house’ for a pilot near incheon’s international airport appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

28 Feb 23:14

Jupiter’s swirling reality is beautiful...



Jupiter’s swirling reality is beautiful art.
https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/jpl/pia21383/jovian-art (at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory)

28 Feb 19:55

accras: ^^



accras:

^^

28 Feb 13:41

futurama-universe: Futurama - 01x01 - Space Pilot 3000

25 Feb 18:13

non-westernhistoricalfashion: Breastplate, A.D....



non-westernhistoricalfashion:

Breastplate, A.D. 1000/1470

Chimú

North coast, Peru

Gold

24 Feb 16:21

‘What Will They Say About You?’ Nike’s New Ad Celebrating Arab Women In Sports

by dmitry

An online commercial released by Nike this week that showed Arab women fencing, boxing and spinning on ice-skates has stirred controversy over its attempt to smash stereotypes about women leading home-bound lives in the conservative region. It begins with a woman nervously peering out of her doorway and adjusting her veil before going for a run in the street, while a female voice narrates in a Saudi dialect: “What will they say about you? Maybe they’ll say you exceeded all expectations”. Within 48 hours the video was shared 75,000 times on Twitter and viewed almost 400,000 times on YouTube.

Balquees Fathi, pop singer, poses in a scene shot for the Nike Middle East ad campaign filmed in Dubai, UAE:

Reuters/Nike

Amal Mourad, parkour trainer, performs a handstand in scene shot for the Nike Middle East ad campaign filmed in Dubai, UAE:

Reuters/Nike

Zahra Lari runs in a scene shot for the Nike Middle East ad campaign filmed in Dubai, UAE:

Reuters/Nike

Amal Mourad, parkour trainer, looks on in a scene shot for the Nike Middle East ad campaign filmed in Dubai, UAE:

Reuters/Nike

Arifa Bseiso boxes in a scene shot for the Nike Middle East ad campaign filmed in Dubai, UAE:

Reuters/Nike

Arifa Bseiso boxes an opponent in a scene shot for the Nike Middle East ad campaign filmed in Dubai, UAE:

Reuters/Nike

24 Feb 01:53

Captured a Dragon! Congrats to the Space Station crew, Mission...



Captured a Dragon! Congrats to the Space Station crew, Mission Control, and everyone @spacex. Making the near-impossible look inevitable.

23 Feb 22:09

NASA Just Released Travel Posters For Our New Sister Solar System, And They’re Cool As Hell

by dmitry


NASA/IoA/Amanda Smith

A few hours ago, NASA announced the discovery of a potentially habitable ‘Sister Solar System’ just 39 light-years away – boasting seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a star called TRAPPIST-1. These planets appear to be made of rock, have life-friendly surface temperatures, and some could potentially host liquid water, so NASA went ahead and created a whole bunch of travel posters and fan art of the coolest new place in the Universe for us to get all misty-eyed about.

More info: TRAPPIST-1 (h/t: sciencealert)


NASA/IoA/Amanda Smith

We’ve got a whole lot more to learn about the TRAPPIST-1 system – and a lot of speculation that will need to be backed up by more data – but holy crap, this is an incredible discovery. And NASA went all-out to mark the occasion, launching an entire website dedicated to our Sister Solar System, complete with travel posters, infographics, videos, and glimpses into the future of our investigations of TRAPPIST-1.


NASA/IoA/Amanda Smith


NASA/IoA/Amanda Smith


NASA/IoA/Amanda Smith


NASA/IoA/Amanda Smith


NASA/IoA/Amanda Smith


NASA/IoA/Amanda Smith


NASA/IoA/Amanda Smith


NASA/IoA/Amanda Smith


NASA/IoA/Amanda Smith

23 Feb 22:06

Digital Light Illustrations of Animals

by Hoel

L’artiste russe Ilya Shapko réalise des illustrations digitales très originales qui donnent l’impression d’être des projections lumineuses multicolores. Des oeuvres représentant des animaux aussi variés que des ours, des colibris, des coqs ou des poissons, qui témoignent de la palette incroyable qu’offre l’art digital. Un projet intitulé Fantasy Light Sets, à découvrir dans la suite de l’article.

23 Feb 11:21

Stunning Photos Of Haile Selassie I, The Emperor Of Ethiopia

by dmitry


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Haile Selassie I (23 July 1892 – 27 August 1975), born Tafari Makonnen, was Ethiopia’s regent from 1916 to 1930 and Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974. The heir to a dynasty that traced its origins to the 13th century, and from there by tradition back to King Solomon and Queen Makeda, Empress of Axum, known in the Abrahamic tradition as the Queen of Sheba. Haile Selassie is a defining figure in both Ethiopian and African history.


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At the League of Nations in 1936, the Emperor condemned the use of chemical weapons by Italy against his people. His internationalist views led to Ethiopia becoming a charter member of the United Nations, and his political thought and experience in promoting multilateralism and collective security have proved seminal and enduring. His suppression of rebellions among the nobles (mekwannint), as well as what some perceived to be Ethiopia’s failure to modernize adequately, earned him criticism among some contemporaries and historians.


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Haile Selassie is revered as the returned Messiah of the Bible, God incarnate, among the Rastafari movement, the number of followers of which is estimated between 200,000 and 800,000. Begun in Jamaica in the 1930s, the Rastafari movement perceives Haile Selassie as a messianic figure who will lead a future golden age of eternal peace, righteousness, and prosperity. He himself remained an Ethiopian Orthodox Christian throughout his life.


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Negusa Negasti, Emperor of Ethiopia Haile Selassie I, known as “Lord of Lords”, “The Conquering Lion of the tribe of Judah”, “Light of the world”, “Elect of God”, in full ceremonial regalia following his coronation:

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Emperor of Ethiopia Haile Selassie I seated in state in Addis Ababa with his courtiers in elaborate national dress:

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Negusa Negasti, Emperor of Ethiopia Haile Selassie I sitting in full imperial robes on an open air throne with his wife Menen beside him after the coronation ceremonies:

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His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I, Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930, previously Prince Ras Tafari Makonnen:

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