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Fractal Experience 2: GIFs That Maximize Creativity in a Tiny File

Thursday 01.22.2015 , Posted by
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These GIFs may seem like simple eye candy, but they are actually complex arrangements exploring the relationship between geometric patterns, fractals and patterns in the space time continuum. This series is a continuation of Erik Soderberg’s first set of GIFs released in 2011, titled Fractal Experience. In contrast to his earlier work, these images move. [Read more…]

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Movie Theaters Had Very Different Rules in 1912

Wednesday 01.21.2015 , Posted by
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You’ve seen it many times. You’re sitting there waiting for your movie to start, but first this message plays across the screen: “For the comfort of those around you, please silence your cell phone.” While you may think that this is simply an aspect of our modern era, it’s actually been a practice since the very start of film.

These fantastic movie theater etiquette slides from 1912 show many of the same rules as today (like keeping quiet and not standing up) and plenty that we wouldn’t even consider being a problem – like wearing really huge hats. [Read more…]

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This Video is NOT in Reverse

Wednesday 01.21.2015 , Posted by
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Eran Amir has a talent for creating videos which are not what they seem. When we last covered his work, he’d created a fascinating video which seemed to be in black and white – only it was soon revealed to be in vibrant color. Now he’s created a video which was filmed in forward motion, but seems to be going backwards. Some of the tricks are easy to figure out, but we’re still stumped on how he managed to eat a sandwich in reverse. Can you figure it out? [Read more…]

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No-Frizz Flora and Fauna: Gorgeous Nature-Inspired Headdresses by Takaya

Wednesday 01.21.2015 , Posted by
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The models below are most certainly having a good hair day—with a little help from Japanese floral artist Takaya. Using fresh-cut blooms, berries, leaves, and even stuffed birds, Takaya crafts monumental wearable sculptures that are sure to turn heads. [Read more…]

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What Is Real and What is Magic? Masterful Illusions Painted by Robert Gonsalves

Tuesday 01.20.2015 , Posted by
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Almost nothing is as it seems in Canadian artist Robert Gonsalves’ surreal paintings. Look at them from one perspective and they’re one thing, but from another an entirely different scene emerges. His witty and inspired creations are filled with masterful illusions that keep you guessing at what is real. [Read more…]

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The Animal Kingdom, Hidden on the Form of the Human Body

Tuesday 01.20.2015 , Posted by
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We have done our share of posts on body painters, from Moran Newman, to Cecilia Paredes and Johannes Stötter, but Shannon Holt brings out the animal in us like no one else. The Florida-based artist embarked on a painting exploration that involved testing different surfaces on which to paint animals – and it was her last experiment that revealed her final destination. [Read more…]

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The New Canadian Passport Is a Big Party Under Black Light

Monday 01.19.2015 , Posted by
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The new Canadian passports look completely normal to the uninformed. There’s an information and photo page, along with the typical numbered pages covered with softly shaded Canada inspired imagery. But put the new passports under a UV light and everything changes. [Read more…]

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Creepy Couture: A 3D Printed “Spider” Dress That Senses and Reacts to Motion

Monday 01.19.2015 , Posted by
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3D printing is being explored in many different ways, and Dutch artist Anouk Wipprecht isn’t afraid to use the technology to push the limits of fashion. Her latest creation is the “spider” dress, which is outfitted with six customized legs that spring out when it senses motion nearby. [Read more…]

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Crazy Cat Lovers: An Inside Peek At The Homes Where Cats Outnumber People

Sunday 01.18.2015 , Posted by
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For true cat lovers, one cat is never enough. And for French Canadian photographer Andréanne Lupien, neither are a few. In her Crazy Cat Lovers series, she takes a photo of a cat afficionado in his or her home, then digitally multiplies the cats in the most hilariously ridiculous ways. Cats take over the entire shot and the people appear to love their cat covered lives. [Read more…]

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Get Polygonized With This Awesome New Twitter Bot

Saturday 01.17.2015 , Posted by
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Turn oridnary pictures into abstract works of art by simply tweeting them to Mario Klingemann’s Lowpoly Bot. Klingemann, who also goes by the name Quasimondo is a coder and artist based in Munich. The bot converts normal images into geometric images via hashtag commands like #subdivision, #shuffle, or #triangle. Or if you’re brave, you can let the bot do it’s thing without any direction. Some people even resubmit lowpoly images that the bot has given them to get something different. [Read more…]

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