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Laundry Around the World Photographed from Below

Friday 08.09.2013 , Posted by

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New York based photographer Sivan Askayo was walking around the streets of the city one day when she found some colorful laundry hanging around. Inspired by what she saw, she turned the everyday scene into a photographic project that would take her around the world, making stops in Madrid, Barcelona, London, Florence, Venice and Buenos Aires. She titles her project “Intimacy under the wires.” [Read more...]

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Algorithm: Help Launch a New “Hacker Film” About Fighting Government Monitoring

Thursday 08.01.2013 , Posted by

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What if there was no such thing as privacy in the world. What if there was a group of people who had access to all your information. What might that group possibly do and how would the people react? This futuristic (and quite possibly realistic) situation is the heart of a new technological thriller yet to be filmed titled “Algorithm.” Developed by writer and filmmaker Jonathan Schiefer, the film revolves around a hacker-for-hire who discovers that the government is monitoring everything people are doing. He and his friends decide to fight back in full force. Does this story sound somewhat familiar? Edward Snowden has done something similar by becoming a whistle blower on the NSA, yet this story was written before the Snowden episode. Currently Schiefer and crew are looking for support in all ways, hoping to make their dream a reality and begin filming in San Francisco. [Read more...]

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Van Gogh in high resolution ‘Gigapixel’ format

Wednesday 07.31.2013 , Posted by

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The Google Art Project is an ongoing collaboration between art museums around the world. Partnering with large, world famous museums and small community based ones, the Project is utilized in over 40 countries. At current count, over 40,000 high resolution images of fine art have been contributed to the site. [Read more...]

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Surreal Landscapes Made With the Human Body

Wednesday 07.31.2013 , Posted by

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Carl Warner is most famously recognized for his “Foodscape” series, where he arranged all sorts of colorful fruit and vegetables to create exotic landscapes. Some of his works included The Onion Taj Mahal, The Mayan Pepper Temple and The Great Wall of Pineapple. As his work got recognized in many magazines and television ads, the artist looked to other types of subject matter he could use in his landscape settings. That’s when he got the idea to use the human body. He positions multiple subjects to create his landscapes, creating another stimulating body of work which he titles “Otherscapes.” [Read more...]

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11 Art Installations that still need funding for Burning Man (Updated Aug 1)

Saturday 07.27.2013 , Posted by

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Every year thousands of enlightened human beings travel from all over the planet to the Black Rock Desert in Nevada to participate in the Burning Man gathering. There is anything and everything there including many large scale art installations that take years to build sometimes. At this year’s gathering, there will be over 400 such art installations set up all over the desert area. While the Burning Man organization is very supportive of the arts on the “playa,” it is only partially funding about 1/7th of all the installations this year. [Read more...]

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Grave Connects Two Lovers and Their Differing Beliefs

Friday 07.26.2013 , Posted by

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In the kitsch little town of Roermond in the Netherlands lays the grave of two lovers still holding onto their love in spirit, 130 years later. Traditionally, people in this southern part of Holland would be buried in their family plots corresponding to the religion they followed. These two lovers, Colonel J.W.C. van Gorcum and Jonkvrouwe J.C.P.H. van Aefferden, were both Christians, yet one was catholic and one was protestant. After being married for forty two years, the Colonel died in 1880 and was buried in the protestant plot of the town. A wall separated the catholic and protestant burial grounds. [Read more...]

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12 Amazing Treehouses Around the Planet

Friday 07.26.2013 , Posted by

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Did you ever have the childhood fantasy of building a great treehouse towering high above? If you did, and actually brought the fantasy into reality, your building may have been limited to just a few pieces of lumber and the house itself only lasted a few seasons. While it was good fun, it never became anything extremely elaborate. Today, for some creative people, their childhood fantasies never left and they have continued to design and build some very impressive homes in the trees. [Read more...]

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Soldier creates Civil war-era Tintypes in Afghanistan

Thursday 07.25.2013 , Posted by

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This year California Air National Guardsman Ed Drew got called to the Helmand Province in Afghanistan to serve a three month tour of duty. A couple months before, his second son was born and Drew thought about his own mortality.
If he was killed in duty, what could he leave for his son to remember him by? There was a chance this could happen considering Drew was an aerial gunner, manning a 50-caliber machine gun aboard an HH60-Pave Hawk search and rescue chopper. Drew decided to bring a large format Speed Graphic camera to shoot portraits of his fellow airman with the goal of capturing their humanity. And if he unexpectedly got killed, his son could see his work and know who he served with and how they knew him. [Read more...]

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Hippie Van Goes on Worldwide Adventure for a Cause

Wednesday 07.24.2013 , Posted by

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If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that life is a current, and it’s up to you to fight against it or go with the flow.” These are some of the words of the Hippie Van Man also known to some as Aaron Neilson-Belman. Born and raised in Toronto, Aaron decided to start HippieVanMan.com and take his 1979 Volkswagen T2 Transporter on an adventure down to South America. The mission of Hippie Van Man is “Sharing the experience, inspiring people to fulfill their dreams, and to live in the now.” It’s also about the “Spirit of adventure, and spreading smiles and good vibes 1km at a time.[Read more...]

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Never Too Young: Fuji, the 3 Year Old Photographer

Tuesday 07.23.2013 , Posted by

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In the West African country of Nigeria is a three year old boy by the name of Fuji Remet. His current hobby isn’t playing with toys, scribbling on walls or eating Play-Doh but rather shooting photos with a Sony SLR. He’s an aspiring photographer… and his first exhibition of his work just happened last month. His proud father, who himself is an artist and graphic designer, sent in his son’s work to CNN and they picked up the story of the young artist. [Read more...]

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