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23 Jul 04:00

Cat mesmerized by optical illusion

by S. Abbas Raza

Video length: 2:04

21 Jul 07:14

Cross-Sections Form a Technicolor Cubist Home in Tokyo

by Johnny

What madness is this!

From the outside this nondescript Tokyo home, with its cream-colored façade, looks just like all its other neighbors. But inside it’s anything but. A vibrant palette of pastel-colored walled differentiate the rooms, which give the impression that you’ve stepped into a cubist painting.

Ana House is the work of Tokyo-based Kochi Architect’s Studio. Lead architect Kazuyasu Kochi is known for his unique method of dividing spaces using a grid-based system, and, after Kame House (2013) and Apartment House (2014), this is the 3rd home that he’s applied it to.

In each case, Kochi slices out a portion from the grid, revealing a large void that connects the entire home. Each space is then color-coded to delineate it, which is what creates the cubist feel.

The void creates a central space in the home for family members to gather. And as we’ve said before, in the truest sense it’s a case where subtractive architecture creates a more endearing space.

16 Jul 00:11

So hot recently! Here is another summer Dinosports!! Please...

So hot recently! Here is another summer Dinosports!! Please enjoy dino diving~

06 Jul 10:13


04 Jul 05:47

Geometric DessertsProject from Dinara Kasko creates desserts...


These. Look. Delicious.

Geometric Desserts

Project from Dinara Kasko creates desserts using silicon cases designed with 3D software and 3D printed, all with geometric forms:

Cake Lime-basil triangulation

3x3x3 spheres

The composition Ball, cube and triangle

I’m Pastry Chef from Ukraine. I’m 28 years old. I started to bake like most of housewives, with some simple cakes and pies, but it quickly turned into my passion. I graduated from University of Architecture and Design and worked as an architect-designer and a 3D visualizer. It just became more interesting to me at some point. I liked what I was doing as an architect, but now I’m more interested in Patisserie. From the moment I got into Patisserie I decided to try to add something new into it. I realized that the appearance is as important as taste. I tried to model my own moulds and print them with 3D printer and I liked what I got.

You can find out more (as well as purchase moulds) via here

26 Jun 06:43

pr1nceshawn: Stop Clickbait.


This is fantastic. Followed on twitter!


Stop Clickbait.

26 Jun 06:30

I feel increasingly embarrassed and stupid using the Internet....



I feel increasingly embarrassed and stupid using the Internet. The world is big right now

23 Jun 02:43

Triangle of Life

by Dorothy

This is literally how I feel 99% of the time.


21 Jun 07:27

A sober list of the essentials of success and other affirmations...

A sober list of the essentials of success and other affirmations from the journal of Octavia Butler. Read them as the necessary juxtapositions they are: “specific goals” and “adaptability,” “cooperation” paired with “self-reliance.”

Hurry off for more on the life, work, and influence of science fiction writer Octavia Butler over at Radio Imagination.

21 Jun 05:51



Seconded. Life. Goal.

19 Jun 05:44

adam west (1928 - 2017)

by Morgan Meis

I am not sure why I watched this in the first place, but I'm glad that I did.

16 Jun 07:34

h0odrich: this looks like a man just got switched into a cats...


this looks like a man just got switched into a cats body and he’s having some self realization of the situation and he’s buggin

16 Jun 07:32

chuckdrawsthings: GOSH THANKS





15 Jun 11:56

Mappings for Choose Your Own Adventure books

by Nathan Yau

Every now and then there’s a visual exploration of the Choose Your Own Adventure series. It seems that each gets a bit more complex, so I appreciate the simplicity of these official maps from Chooseco, which shows the structure of each book. Atlas Obscura provides the details.

On the official maps, however, the endings aren’t coded in any way that reveals their nature. Instead, they operate according to a simple key: each arrow represents a page, each circle a choice, and each square an ending. Dotted lines show where branches link to one another.

The one above is for Journey Under the Sea. I need to dig up my CYOA collection.

Tags: Choose Your Own Adventure

14 Jun 22:52

Experience the songlines of Uluru with Google Maps Street View and Story Spheres

by Johnny Luu
In the heart of Australia’s red centre lies the UNESCO World Heritage site, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. It is deeply sacred to the Anangu people, who have lived there for more than 30,000 years. It’s also home to a wide range of species, 21 mammals, 73 reptiles, 178 birds—and Australia’s most iconic natural landmark, Uluru.

Starting today, people across the world will be able to visit Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park on Street View, walk on the desert sand and enjoy the vibrant hues of the rock—from ochre to rust to wild plum and charcoal.
Talinguru Nyakunytjaku on Street View

Standing 348 m (1,142 ft) high, and with a total circumference of 9.4 km (5.8 mi), the immense scale, colours and contours of Uluru stir a sense of reverence. While visually and geologically extraordinary, the physical features of Uluru hold a deeper meaning for its traditional owners. For Anangu, the land carries sacred songlines—creation stories about the journeys, battles and adventures of their ancestral beings.

   Traditional Owner of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Reggie Uluru

All aspects of Anangu life are governed by Tjukurpa,the knowledge which guides relationships, values and behaviour. At the core of Tjukurpa law is a deep respect for the land. Anangu believe that if they look after the land, it will look after them. These teachings are passed down from generation to generation through stories, songs and inma (ceremony).

‘’Sometimes visitors come here and they see a beautiful place, but they don't understand the Tjukurpa, the culture and the law and the knowledge and the history that this place holds…. It’s the living keeper of our culture, ” says Sammy Wilson, Anangu traditional owner of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. “We want to teach those visitors about the Anangu understanding of this place.”
Traditional owner, Sammy WIlson, sharing Tjukurpa stories with Miranda Schooneveldt, Parks Australia

Over the past two years, we collaborated with Anangu Traditional Owners of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Parks Australia and the Northern Territory Government to capture the park for Street View according to Tjukurpa law. The Street View journey ventures to the vista of Talinguru Nyakunytjaku, the winding trail of the Kuniya Walk, the cool respite of Kapi Mutitjulu (waterhole) and ancient art at Kulpi Mutitjulu (Family Cave). It invites you to zoom in on the curves, crevices and textures of Uluru—and gaze up at its glowing gradient of colour.  

Lindsey Dixon, of Northern Territory Tourism, captured the Street View content at
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in accordance with Tjukurpa law

Since 2007, Google has mapped imagery of unique locations across 83 countries, including heritage monuments, touristic sites, museums, national parks and transit locations across the globe.  In the case of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Tjukurpa warranted a more nuanced approach.  For Anangu, there is no distinction between the physical and metaphysical, or the animate and inanimate. People, earth, plants and animals are inextricably connected. This means that Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park could never be truly represented or understood (virtually or otherwise) without the presence and voices of its people.

We knew we had to bring these cultural and spiritual dimensions to the Street View experience. So we used the Story Spheres platform to add immersive audio stories and songs of Anangu traditional owners to the 360° Street View imagery. The result is an interactive, audio-visual guided tour, narrated by Sammy Wilson and with song and music by Traditional Owner and Anangu Elder, Reggie Uluru.  

                                         The Kuniya Walk on Story Spheres

Because Tjukurpa teachings are traditionally handed down through an ancient oral tradition, Anangu stories, songs and ceremonies are largely unrecorded. The generosity of traditional owners has made a rare and revered piece of culture available to, and archived for, the world.

                     Traditional owner, Sammy WIlson, sharing Tjukurpa stories with Miranda Schooneveldt, Parks Australia

Together with our partners, we’re privileged to help celebrate and preserve Anangu culture through technology. We hope this model will lead to stronger partnerships with indigenous communities across Australia—to share more sacred sites and instill greater value and respect for the land.

Get a behind-the-scenes view of the Google Maps Street View and Story Spheres project in our video:

Posted by Jason Pellegrino, Managing Director, Google Australia & New Zealand
13 Jun 17:06

Cat Bread.

by P&C

Would eat. Would feed to cat!


07 Jun 22:29

prostheticknowledge: MAKIN’ MOVES Motion Graphics short from...





Motion Graphics short from Kouhei Nakama transforms various detailed human 3D scans with animated geometric surrealism:

Music: “ Hella” by Broke For Free (


07 Jun 00:57



Every goddamn time


06 Jun 09:51


06 Jun 08:50

World First: Paint colours generated by AI

by Gemma Diaper

I chuckled!

2016 brought us the world’s blackest black, Vantablack, while 2017 has already introduced us to Harvard’s collection of the world’s rarest colours. We now have the first group of colours created by AI. Research Scientist, Janelle Shane, who took a neural network (for non-sciencey brains, that’s an artificial network made up of a number of computer systems), and tasked it with creating a unique set of colours with accompanying names. Janelle states, “for this experiment, I gave the neural network a list of about 7,700 paint colours along with their RGB values. (RGB = red, green, and blue colour values). Could the neural network learn to invent new paint colours and give them attractive names?”.

The answer was yes (well, almost!) Janelle created an algorithm for the network that completed two tasks: the creation of the RGB value of the colour and the selection of letters to form the colour name. The first results were promising, and the AI had managed to produce valid RGB values, however, the punchy and eye-catching names were lacking a little, and it seemed to be favouring brown, blue and grey hues.

The network developed further and could soon spell green and grey and was expanding its palette of colours, however it was failing to place the green and grey terms alongside the relevant colour.

Then the more creative (we’re not sure we’d be able to pronounce them!) names began.

Finally, the network reached a level of intelligence where colours matched names (almost!). You could see some of the below being right at home alongside the likes of Farrow & Ball’s Elephant’s Breath!

The post World First: Paint colours generated by AI appeared first on The Chromologist.

06 Jun 08:28

Comic for June 6th: I Can Hear You


This is long and creepy and amazing

Comic for June 6th, 2017.
03 Jun 13:20

unexplained-events: Crab emerging from its old shell and...




Crab emerging from its old shell and straight into my nightmares.

03 Jun 09:05

(via When Wrong Goes Right: 30 Creative Museum 404 Error Pages)


Some of these are pretty great

03 Jun 07:48

grossnational:Robert Dawson 


I want one!

03 Jun 06:05

timmanley: I would be really honored if you checked out this...


So excited for season two!


I would be really honored if you checked out this show. And I’d love to hear what you think.





30 May 05:26

#1524 – Artists (No Comments)

by Chris

I just emailed this to a bunch of people. I'm so glad someone made this comic!

30 May 03:54

four rectangles



four rectangles

30 May 03:53

Further notes on scenius

by Austin Kleon

Yes, this is great. Filed under: why politics is broken

“Scenius” is a term coined by musician and producer Brian Eno to counter “The Lone Genius Myth,” or the idea that innovation in art and culture comes from a few Great Chosen Ones. When Eno draws what the traditional model of genius looks like, he uses the example of the symphony orchestra, with God or the Muse at the very top of the triangle, and on descending levels, the composer, the conductor, the musicians, and, finally, the audience listening:

He then draws other organizations in our society that traditionally have hierarchical models:

When he gets to “scenius,” or what he calls the communal form of genius, he draws this:

Here’s what I wrote about it in my book, Show Your Work!:

There’s a healthier way of thinking about creativity that the musician Brian Eno refers to as “scenius.” Under this model, great ideas are often birthed by a group of creative individuals—artists, curators, thinkers, theorists, and other tastemakers—who make up an “ecology of talent.” If you look back closely at history, many of the people who we think of as lone geniuses were actually part of “a whole scene of people who were supporting each other, looking at each other’s work, copying from each other, stealing ideas, and contributing ideas.” Scenius doesn’t take away from the achievements of those great individuals: it just acknowledges that good work isn’t created in a vacuum, and that creativity is always, in some sense, a collaboration, the result of a mind connected to other minds.

What I love about the idea of scenius is that it makes room in the story of creativity for the rest of us: the people who don’t consider ourselves geniuses. Being a valuable part of a scenius is not necessarily about how smart or talented you are, but about what you have to contribute—the ideas you share, the quality of the connections you make, and the conversations you start. If we forget about genius and think more about how we can nurture and contribute to a scenius, we can adjust our own expectations and the expectations of the worlds we want to accept us. We can stop asking what others can do for us, and start asking what we can do for others.

To put it even more simply: Genius is an egosystem, scenius is an ecosystem.

Our world is an ecosystem in which our only real chance at survival as a species is cooperation, community, and care, but it’s being lead by people who believe in an egosystem, run on competition, power, and self-interest.

This was the message of the great feminist and pacifist Ursula Franklin, who said:

The dream of a peaceful society to me is still the dream of a potluck supper. The society in which all can contribute, and all can find friendship. Those who bring things, bring things that they do well. [We must] create conditions under which a potluck is possible.

When you think about your family, your friends, your neighborhood, your office, your city, your country, your world… are you operating as an ecosystem or an egosystem?

Which model we choose to operate under will determine the quality of our lives, and, arguably, our survival.

27 May 03:29

Stages of the Reader

by Grant

Oh, yes

What stage are you on? I'm about to escape stage number five - my first book will be published on Tuesday!

You can find it via Abrams Books, on Amazon, or wherever books are sold.

Posters are available at my shop.
26 May 01:26

This month, we thought we’d make a comic for people who are just...

This month, we thought we’d make a comic for people who are just a little bit curious about birds. My dad grew up in a big city and he only knew these species as “the little brown ones” or “the big grey ones”. Here’s an intro to some of them! | Patreon