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Tired of Boring Selfies? This App Lets You Create a Pixelated 3D Printed Avatar of Yourself

Friday 02.21.2014 , Posted by
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It used to be good enough to take a selfie and pop it up on Instagram, but no longer: two French creative whizzes have created LEBLOX, a soon to be released app that will let you create a 3D printed, pixelated version of yourself. Let the 8-bit frenzy begin. [Read more...]

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Classic Paintings of London On Top of Google Street Views of the City

Thursday 02.20.2014 , Posted by
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If you walk the streets of London often enough, it’s easy to forget the massive amount of history that surrounds you. But, just looking up can send your head spinning into the past again. From the giant dome of St. Paul’s Cathedral, to the towers of Westminster Abby and the quiet banks of the Thames in Greenwich, almost every view of the old city is filled with stories from the past. Redditor shystone recently when on an internet odyssey using classic paintings from the city’s history and matching them up with modern day views from Google Street View. [Read more...]

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Photos of Iraqis and Their Childhood Dreams

Thursday 02.20.2014 , Posted by
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Every child has their dream or aspiration. Some live to see their dreams become a reality, and some don’t. In Iraq, people are not without their own dreams… yet unforeseen circumstances and social climates sometimes make dreams hard to fathom, especially when one is just trying to get by in the present. Kurdish photographer and filmmaker Jamal Penjweny chose to document the dreams of those around him. He titled the series “I Wish” and took portraits of Iraqi adults holding up photos of athletes whom they wanted to emulate in their childhood. [Read more...]

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How Creatives Work: Philip Seymour Hoffman

Thursday 02.20.2014 , Posted by
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Philip Seymour Hoffman died earlier this month of a heroin overdose. Many critics have said that he was perhaps the greatest actor of his generation and one of the greatest who ever lived. What made Hoffman so beloved by so many was his mixture of pure skill, drive to work, and humility. The ambition of his acting and his ability to rise to any occasion allowed him to become famous, but also are evidence of his ability to submerge himself deep into a role.  It was his honesty in his many performances that set them apart and made them memorable. [Read more...]

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The Kesh Angels: Tough Motorbike Girls from Morocco

Wednesday 02.19.2014 , Posted by
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They’re tough, they’re bikers, they’re from Morocco. They are the Kesh angels. By day, they appear to be law-abiding Muslim women. By night they rage through the streets of Marrakesh on their bikes, raiding from the corrupt rich and spreading it to the neglected poor, without staining a single spot on their fashionable clothing. Well… maybe not exactly the story. But that would be cool, right? The “Kesh Angels” are actually the creation of Moroccan photographer Hassan Hajjaj. [Read more...]

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Figure Skaters Spinning Gracefully

Tuesday 02.18.2014 , Posted by
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Oh, high speed photography… how you make this world a fascinating place. With the figure skating events almost completed for this Olympic season, it’s time to reflect on the beauty of the sport… with all its high speed twirling, spinning, throwing, and stopping. Yes, much like Beyonce’s much lauded dance pics from the Super Bowl, these images capture something beautiful happening at very high speed. [Read more...]

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Parents and Kids Swapping Clothes (Or Why Parents Shouldn’t Dress Their Age)

Tuesday 02.18.2014 , Posted by
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Do your mom and dad think your fashion is completely crazy? Do your kids think you’ve completely checked out when it comes to style? Then survey this fantastic series of images from photographer Qozop. In each, he’s been getting parents to swap clothes with their kids… and the results are excitingly revealing. [Read more...]

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“Love From Hawaii”- People in Hawaii Send Encouraging Advice to Complete Strangers Around the World

Tuesday 02.18.2014 , Posted by
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In this life we all have good days and bad days, struggles and triumphs, hopes and fears, but we are all in this “human” thing together and sometimes encouraging words from another human can help us put things in perspective. Jeff Hamada, founder of Booooooom.com, decided to help orchestrate this process with a project he calls “Love From Hawaii.” Last year, he asked readers to explain why they were in need of encouragement and received hundreds of responses with stories. He brought these responses with him to beautiful Honolulu, where he was attending the annual Pow! Wow! Hawaii Art Festival and hit the streets to ask random people to take one of the stories and send the encouragement-seeker a postcard with some words of advice. [Read more...]

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Visual News Talks with The Sole US Olympic Men’s Alpine Snowboarder, Justin Reiter

Tuesday 02.18.2014 , Posted by
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The Olympic games are in their final week at Sochi and three of the five snowboarding events are complete. The jumps, rails and pipes are finished until the 2018 Winter Olympic Games…or just until the next Winter X-games. Now it’s time for the proper racing: Parallel Giant Slalom and Slalom. Alpine snowboarding is a sport that isn’t always as hyped up by the media because, well, it’s just not as cool to them as riders doing yolos and mctwists all over the place. [Read more...]

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Portrait Photographer Captures Both Of Our “Good Sides”

Monday 02.17.2014 , Posted by
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We often hear that the camera never lies – but is it just as two-faced as the rest of us? New York-based and British-born photographer Alex John Beck seamlessly manipulates portraits to question prevailing ideals regarding beauty, perfection, and symmetry.  [Read more...]

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