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Accretion Disc Series - Clint Fulkerson
available as prints -- vector art with a hint of the bacterial
algorithms  art  graphics  vector  bacteria  petri-dish  clint-fulkerson 
9 hours ago by jm
Gallery - Steffen Dam
Danish glassware artist making wonderful Wunderkammers -- cabinets of curiosities --- entirely from glass. Seeing as one of his works sold for UKP50,000 last year, I suspect these are a bit out of my league, sadly
art  glassware  steffen-dam  wunderkammers  museums 
16 days ago by jm
Michael Kagan | Prints
'Heavily tinted blue paintings form space stations, spacesuits, and rockets just after blast. Michael Kagan paints these large-scale works to celebrate the man-made object—machinery that both protects and holds the possibility of instantly killing those that operate the equipment from the inside. To paint the large works, Kagan utilizes an impasto technique with thick strokes that are deliberate and unique, showing an aggression in his application of oil paint on linen. The New York-based artist focuses on iconic images in his practice, switching back and forth between abstract and representational styles. “The painting is finished when it can fall apart and come back together depending on how it is read and the closeness to the work,” said Kagan about his work. “Each painting is an image, a snapshot, a flash moment, a quick read that is locked into memory by the iconic silhouettes.”'

paintings  prints  art  michael-kagan  space  abstract-art  tobuy 
10 weeks ago by jm
Why Google's Deep Dream Is Future Kitsch
Deep Dream estranges us from our fears, perhaps, but it doesn't make them go away. It's easy to discuss Deep Dream as an independent creature, a foreign intelligence that we interact with for fun. Yet like all kitsch, it comes straight back to its creators.
kitsch  deep-dream  art  graphics  google  inceptionism 
july 2015 by jm
jwz on Inceptionism
"Shoggoth ovipositors":
So then they reach inside to one of the layers and spin the knob randomly to fuck it up. Lower layers are edges and curves. Higher layers are faces, eyes and shoggoth ovipositors. [....] But the best part is not when they just glitch an image -- which is a fun kind of embossing at one end, and the "extra eyes" filter at the other -- but is when they take a net trained on some particular set of objects and feed it static, then zoom in, and feed the output back in repeatedly. That's when you converge upon the platonic ideal of those objects, which -- it turns out -- tend to be Giger nightmare landscapes. Who knew. (I knew.)

This stuff is still boggling my mind. All those doggy faces! That is one dog-obsessed ANN.
neural-networks  ai  jwz  funny  shoggoths  image-recognition  hr-giger  art  inceptionism 
june 2015 by jm
Inceptionism: Going Deeper into Neural Networks
This is amazing, and a little scary.
If we choose higher-level layers, which identify more sophisticated features in images, complex features or even whole objects tend to emerge. Again, we just start with an existing image and give it to our neural net. We ask the network: “Whatever you see there, I want more of it!” This creates a feedback loop: if a cloud looks a little bit like a bird, the network will make it look more like a bird. This in turn will make the network recognize the bird even more strongly on the next pass and so forth, until a highly detailed bird appears, seemingly out of nowhere.

An enlightening comment from the G+ thread:

This is the most fun we've had in the office in a while. We've even made some of those 'Inceptionistic' art pieces into giant posters. Beyond the eye candy, there is actually something deeply interesting in this line of work: neural networks have a bad reputation for being strange black boxes that that are opaque to inspection. I have never understood those charges: any other model (GMM, SVM, Random Forests) of any sufficient complexity for a real task is completely opaque for very fundamental reasons: their non-linear structure makes it hard to project back the function they represent into their input space and make sense of it. Not so with backprop, as this blog post shows eloquently: you can query the model and ask what it believes it is seeing or 'wants' to see simply by following gradients. This 'guided hallucination' technique is very powerful and the gorgeous visualizations it generates are very evocative of what's really going on in the network.
art  machine-learning  algorithm  inceptionism  research  google  neural-networks  learning  dreams  feedback  graphics 
june 2015 by jm
Cover Story: “Playdate” - The New Yorker
the story behind Chris Ware's lovely Minecraft New Yorker cover
minecraft  chris-ware  art  kids  play  gaming  games 
june 2015 by jm
The Colossal Shop
ThisIsColossal now have a shop! bookmarking for some lovely gifts
art  design  shop  colossal  shopping  christmas  gifts 
april 2015 by jm
CGA in 1024 Colors - a New Mode: the Illustrated Guide
awesome hackery. brings me back to my C=64 demo days
pc  cga  graphics  hacks  art  1024-colours 
april 2015 by jm
Sheets of Glass Cut into Layered Ocean Waves by Ben Young
I particularly love "Rough Waters" -- amazing stuff from this kiwi artist
sculpture  art  water  waves  sea  glass  ben-young 
april 2015 by jm
The Algorists
<pre>if (creation && object of art && algorithm && one's own algorithm) {
include * an algorist *
} elseif (!creation || !object of art || !algorithm || !one's own algorithm) {
exclude * not an algorist *
algorism  algorithm  art  algorists  via:belongio 
march 2015 by jm
Papa’s Maze 2.0: a father’s beautifully intricate puzzle for his daughter
Working in a similar fashion – drawing small portions each day – it took Mr. Nomura about 2 months to complete his new maze. And in our humble opinion, we think it’s actually just as beautiful, if not more. It’s not quite as dense and the crisper lines make it easier to perceive the interesting patterns that the maze forms. It’s stunning in graphic quality but it’s also a functioning solvable maze, just like its predecessor. Say hello to Papa’s Maze 2.0. It’s available as a print for $30.
papas-maze  mazes  prints  art  japan  puzzles 
march 2015 by jm
Excellent web-based ASCII-art editor (via Craig)
via:craig  design  ascii  diagrams  editor  ascii-art  art  asciiflow  drawing 
march 2015 by jm
nice, free-during-beta Mac app to draw ASCII-art diagrams
art  ascii  mac  apps  monodraw 
march 2015 by jm
Swiss Authorities Arrest Bot for Buying Drugs and Fake Passport
A bot created by a group of artists spent the last few months selecting items at random from a Silk Road-style darknet marketplace, buying them with Bitcoin, and having them shipped to a gallery in Switzerland. After the it bought some ecstasy pills and a counterfeit passport, we asked: How will authorities deal with the complex legal and moral issue of a piece of artificial intelligence breaking the law? It turns out, the answer was simple: just arrest the computer.
drugs  darknet  bitcoin  ecstasy  art  bots  law-enforcement  switzerland 
january 2015 by jm
the "Unknown Pleasures" cover, emulated in Mathematica
In July 1967, astronomers at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge, observed an unidentified radio signal from interstellar space, which flashed periodically every 1.33730 seconds. This object flashed with such regularity that it was accurate enough to be used as a clock and only be off by one part in a hundred million.

It was eventually determined that this was the first discovery of a pulsar, CP-1919.  This is an object that has about the same mass as the Sun, but is the size of the San Francisco Bay at its widest (~20 kilometers) that is rotating so fast that its emitting a beam of light towards Earth like a strobing light house! Pulsars are neutron stars that are formed from the remnants of a massive star when it experiences stellar death.

A hand drawn graph plotted in the style of a waterfall plot, in the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Astronomy, later became renown for its use on the cover of the album "Unknown Pleasures"  by 1970s English band Joy Division.

The entire blog at is pretty great. Lots of nice mathematical animated GIFs, accompanied by Mathematica source and related ponderings.
maths  gifs  animation  art  unknown-pleasures  mathematica  cp-1919  pulsars  astronomy  joy-division  waterfall-plots  cambridge  blogs 
december 2014 by jm
Lost avant-garde painting found in Stuart Little’s living room
Two years later, he heard from Lisa S., an assistant set designer on [the movie] Stuart Little. She had bought the painting for $500 from an antiques store in Pasadena specifically for the movie because she thought its cool elegance was perfectly suited for the Little’s New York City apartment. Lisa S. had tracked it down in another warehouse and purchased it from Sony just because she liked it so much. When she contacted Barki, she had no idea of the history of the painting hanging on her bedroom wall.

After Barki visited the painting in person and confirmed its identity, Lisa sold it to a private collector. That collector has now been persuaded to sell it in Hungary. It will go up for auction at the Virag Judit Art Gallery in Budapest on December 13th with a starting price of 110,000 euros ($160,000). Gergely Barki won’t make a dime off of his discovery, but he will have a great story to tell in his biography of the artist.
stuart-little  art  history  hungary  pasadena  movies  set-design  antiques  robert-bereny  post-impressionism 
december 2014 by jm
This Canadian Artist Halted Pipeline Development by Copyrighting His Land as a Work of Art
One of the really important pieces on my land was this white-picket fence. The picket fence is probably 100 yards or less, within 100 yards of where they wanted to build this pipeline. I [plan to] extend it 8 feet every year for the rest of my life and I've been doing that for 25 years. It got me thinking, where does this piece end? Does it end at the actual structure of the fence or the things growing around it, growing through it, that are part of the photography, the documentation of it? I realized at that point that [the fence], and the other sculptures and pieces and incursions and conceptual works, were actually integral to that piece of land and to my practice.

I had not intended for it to be a political piece, it was just a piece, an idea the follow-through of which at some point became poetic, you go, "Wait a minute the fence actually stopped them!" But the fence doesn't actually enclose anything. It's just a straight line. And it's marking something that's actually unmarkable, which is time. And one day it'll be gone, as will I. The land will be changed--but it was just this crazy irony that kicked into play when I was standing there with those oil negotiators.
copyright  art  pipelines  canada  politics  oil  land  conceptual-art  ip 
november 2014 by jm
Bay Point print by Grant Haffner
$50 print (plus shipping of course), 16" x 16"
prints  like  road  driving  abstract  art  grant-haffner 
october 2014 by jm
"Meta-Perceptual Helmets For The Dead Zoo"
with Neil McKenzie, Nov 9-16 2014, in the National History Museum in Dublin:

'These six helmets/viewing devices start off by exploring physical conditions of viewing: if we have two eyes, they why is our vision so limited? Why do we have so little perception of depth? Why don’t our two eyes offer us two different, complementary views of the world around us? Why can’t they extend from our body so we can see over or around things? Why don’t they allow us to look behind and in front at the same time, or sideways in both directions? Why can’t our two eyes simultaneously focus on two different tasks?

Looking through Michael Land’s defining work Animal Eyes, we see that nature has indeed explored all of these possibilities: a Hammerhead Shark has hyper-stereo vision; a horse sees 350° around itself; a chameleon has separately rotatable eyes…

The series of Meta-Perceptual Helmets do indeed explore these zoological typologies: proposing to humans the hyper-stereo vision of the hammerhead shark; or the wide peripheral vision of the horse; or the backward/forward vision of the chameleon… but they also take us into the unnatural world of mythology and literature: the Cheshire Cat Helmet is so called because of the strange lingering effect of dominating visual information such as a smile or the eyes; the Cyclops allows one large central eye to take in the world around while a second tiny hidden eye focuses on a close up task (why has the creature never evolved that can focus on denitting without constantly having to glance around?).'

(via Emma)
perception  helmets  dublin  ireland  museums  dead-zoo  sharks  eyes  vision  art 
october 2014 by jm
Moominvalley Map Print | Magic Pony
Lovely print! Shipping would be a bit crazy, though. There has to be an english-language print of one of Tove Jansson's maps on sale somewhere in Europe...
prints  moomins  moominvalley  maps  hattifatteners  magic-pony  tove-jannson  art 
july 2014 by jm
This tree produces 40 different types of fruit
An art professor from Syracuse University in the US, Van Aken grew up on a family farm before pursuing a career as an artist, and has combined his knowledge of the two to develop his incredible Tree of 40 Fruit. 
In 2008, Van Aken learned that an orchard at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station was about to be shut down due to a lack of funding. This single orchard grew a great number of heirloom, antique, and native varieties of stone fruit, and some of these were 150 to 200 years old. To lose this orchard would render many of these rare and old varieties of fruit extinct, so to preserve them, Van Aken bought the orchard, and spent the following years figuring out how to graft parts of the trees onto a single fruit tree. [...]
Aken’s Tree of 40 Fruit looks like a normal tree for most of the year, but in spring it reveals a stunning patchwork of pink, white, red and purple blossoms, which turn into an array of plums, peaches, apricots, nectarines, cherries and almonds during the summer months, all of which are rare and unique varieties. 
fruit  art  amazing  food  agriculture  grafting  orchards  sam-van-aken  farming 
july 2014 by jm
A Japanese Artist Launches Plants Into Space
This is amazing.
though the vessel was found on the ground, the flowers were not.
japan  art  bonsai  flowers  space  nevada  black-rock-desert  exobiotanica 
july 2014 by jm
Layered Glass Table Concept Creates a Cross-Section of the Ocean
beautiful stuff -- and a snip at only UKP 5,800 ex VAT. it'd make a good DIY project though ;)
art  tables  glass  layering  3d  cross-sections  water  ocean  sea  mapping  cartography  layers  this-is-colossal  design  furniture 
july 2014 by jm
Julie Moon | Magic Pony
some cute brooches/jewellery here, for the next time I need to pick a nice gift
julie-moon  art  magic-pony  jewellery  brooches  gifts 
may 2014 by jm
Papa's Maze | spoon & tamago
While going through her papa's old belongings, a young girl discovered something incredible - a mind-bogglingly intricate maze that her father had drawn by hand 30 years ago. While working as a school janitor it had taken him 7 years to produce the piece, only for it to be forgotten about... until now.

34" x 24" print, $40
mazes  art  prints  weird  papas-maze  japan 
march 2014 by jm
Desert Breath
'A Monumental Land Art Installation in the Sahara Desert', by the D.A.S.T. Arteam in 1997. More correctly, near the Red Sea resort of El Gouna -- so possible to visit!
el-gouna  sahara  deserts  land-art  art  via:colossal  desert-breath  spirals 
february 2014 by jm
British Library uploads one million public domain images to the net for remix and reuse - Boing Boing
this is excellent!
The British Library has uploaded one million public domain scans from 17th-19th century books to Flickr! They're embarking on an ambitious programme to crowdsource novel uses and navigation tools for the huge corpus. Already, the manifest of image descriptions is available through Github. This is a remarkable, public spirited, archival project, and the British Library is to be loudly applauded for it!
british-library  libraries  public-domain  art  graphics  images  history  19th-century  17th-century  18th-century  books  crowdsourcing  via:boingboing  github 
december 2013 by jm
ReCreate Ireland - Creativity through Reuse
Great idea.
For creative groups, we aim to offer easy access to a rich and varied selection of textures, colours and shapes. Members are also be able to participate in creativity workshops facilitated by fully trained professional artists either in-house or on your own premises. We intend to be the first choice of teachers, early childhood educators and arts animators in the community.

For businesses, ReCreate reduces the costs of moving on end-of-line materials. We are a professional, credible and reliable partner organisation and our aim is to divert approximately 115 metric tonnes of clean materials from landfill annually. All collections are free of charge.
recreate  diy  make-and-do  recycling  landfill  art  play  scrap 
november 2013 by jm
WISH: A Monumental 11-Acre Portrait in Belfast by Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada
Must go up and visit this.
Unveiled several days ago in Belfast, Northern Ireland as part of the Belfast Festival, WISH is the latest public art project by Cuban-American artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada. The image depicted is of an anonymous Belfast girl and is so large it can only be viewed from the highest points in Belfast or an airplane. Several years in the making, WISH was first plotted on a grid using state-of-the-art Topcon GPS technology and 30,000 manually placed wooden stakes in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter. The portrait was then “drawn” with aid of volunteers who helped place nearly 8 million pounds of natural materials including soil, sand, and rock over a period of four weeks.
belfast  ireland  art  portraits  jorge-rodriguez-gerada  land  soil 
october 2013 by jm
some great phone cases from an Irish company, with nifty art by Irish illustrators and artists including Fatti Burke and Chris Judge
chris-judge  fatti-burke  illustrators  art  ireland  iphone  cases 
october 2013 by jm
Codex Seraphinianus: A new edition of the strangest book in the world
Excited! one commenter claims a paperback of the new edition of Luigi Serafini's masterwork should cost about $75 when it comes out in a couple of months. sign me up, this is an amazing work
codex-seraphinianus  art  weird  strange  books  luigi-serafini 
october 2013 by jm
Big data is watching you
Some great street art from Brighton, via Darach Ennis
via:darachennis  street-art  graffiti  big-data  snooping  spies  gchq  nsa  art 
september 2013 by jm
Time is a Dimension
I love these.
Photographic prints are great because they don’t need power to be displayed. They are more or less permanent. Videos are great because they record a sequence of time which shows reality almost like how we experience. Is it possible to combine the two? And not via long exposure photography where often details are lost from motion.

So I played around with the tools of digital photography and post processing to give you this series: Time is a dimension. This series of images are mostly landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes, and they are a single composite made from sequences that span 2-4 hours, mostly of sunrises and sunsets.

The basic structure of a landscape is present in every piece. But each panel or concentric layer shows a different slice of time, which is related to the adjacent panel/layer. The transition from daytime to night is gradual and noticeable in every piece, but would not be something you expect to see in a still image.
photography  beautiful  photos  art  time  dimensions  prints  via:matthaughey 
september 2013 by jm
From derelict to delightful: Art Tunnel Smithfield
I do like the Art Tunnel. Smithfield is a great demo of reclaiming Dublin's increasing dereliction and I hope the DCC allow this to continue
smithfield  d7  dublin  ireland  art  art-tunnel  reclamation  derelict  economy  dcc 
august 2013 by jm
The Getty Museum offers a huge chunk of their collection for free use
We’ve launched the Open Content Program to share, freely and without restriction, as many of the Getty’s digital resources as possible. The initial focus of the Open Content Program is to make available all images of public domain artworks in the Getty’s collections. Today we’ve taken a first step toward this goal by making roughly 4,600 high-resolution images of the Museum’s collection free to use, modify, and publish for any purpose.

Why open content? Why now? The Getty was founded on the conviction that understanding art makes the world a better place, and sharing our digital resources is the natural extension of that belief. This move is also an educational imperative. Artists, students, teachers, writers, and countless others rely on artwork images to learn, tell stories, exchange ideas, and feed their own creativity. In its discussion of open content, the most recent Horizon Report, Museum Edition stated that “it is now the mark—and social responsibility—of world-class institutions to develop and share free cultural and educational resources.” I agree wholeheartedly.
getty  art  via:tupp_ed  open-content  free  images  pictures  paintings  museums 
august 2013 by jm
Content Aware Typography
Photoshop's "Content Aware Fill" applied to text. some very cool results
images  cool  art  typography  algorithms  via:pentadact  photoshop 
july 2013 by jm
Atelier olschinsky - "Cities III 05"
Fine Art Print on Hahnemuehle Photo Rag Bright White, 310g: 40x50cm up to 70x100cm. Some great art based on decayed urban landscape shots, from a Vienna-based design studio. See also ,
olschinsky  cities  urban  decay  landscape  art  prints  want 
june 2013 by jm
Cities 05
from Atelier Olschinsky. 'Fine Art Print on Hahnemuehle Photo Rag Bright White 310g; Limited Edition / Numbered and signed by the artist'
art  graphics  cities  prints  want  via:bdif 
june 2013 by jm
Instant artist statement: Arty Bollocks Generator
'My work explores the relationship between the body and vegetarian ethics.
With influences as diverse as Munch and Francis Bacon, new synergies are created from both orderly and random narratives.
Ever since I was a postgraduate I have been fascinated by the essential unreality of the moment. What starts out as undefined soon becomes corroded into a hegemony of greed, leaving only a sense of failing and the chance of a new order.
As temporal replicas become transformed through diligent and undefined practice, the viewer is left with an impression of the darkness of our culture.'
funny  humor  art  arty  bollocks  generator  hacks  via:leroideplywood 
may 2013 by jm
Protect your designs
A good writeup of how to detect cases of copyright infringement for photography, art and other visual media.
Von Glitschka, Modern Dog and myriad others make clear that the support of the creative community is absolutely vital in raising awareness of copyright infringements. Sites like name and shame clear breaches of copyright, while the Modern Dog case shows that there is no better IP tracing system than the eyes and ears of the design community itself. “It’s the industry at large that has kept me aware of infringements,” states Von. “Without that I would miss most of them because I don’t go looking – they find me via the eyes of others.”
photography  art  visual-media  copyright  infringement  piracy  ripping 
april 2013 by jm
Edition - Irish Design
'Edition has a ‘design for life’ philosophy - we think that unique designer-made items can be a part of our everyday lives without costing the earth. We stock affordable, contemporary and functional products (mostly handmade), including jewellery, home-ware, accessories, art and toys. Every item has been carefully selected and are all designed here in Ireland.'
edition  design  ireland  art  graphics  jewellery  toys 
march 2013 by jm
Fund it :: The Joinery
Stoneybatter's not-for-profit art space needs contributions
art  stoneybatter  dublin  d7  ireland  fundit  fundraising  the-joinery 
february 2013 by jm
Werner Knaupp - Acrylbilder
my favourite art of the moment. Thick, heavy layers of acrylic black and white paint, evoking the stormy Atlantic (brr). Gallery Bode, which showed this in Nuremberg in 2011, wrote the following at :

Gallery Bode is pleased to constitute the cooperation with Werner Knaupp with an exhibition of a new workseries. The exhibition showcases artworks out of the series "Westmen Isles". [...]

The journeys to Iceland are a background to the development of this new workseries.
These paintings are telling of a forbidding nature. The beholder can't take a [safe] position but he is involved into the event which becomes comprehensible in a nearly physical way. These pictures of a overwhelming nature could be traced back to Knaupp's confrontation with the force of nature while his journeys. The experience of this force pushes the limits of human being and evokes primal fear.
With the abdication of colours the artworks reach dynamic. This foots on the consistency of colour and on the changing between reality and abstraction.

In an art historical view the new black and white paintings detached themselves from traditional landscape painting. Werner Knaupp implements the pure force of nature into pure painting, to visualise the force fields of nature. The beholder experiences with these artworks a nature without human dimension. In Werner Knaupp's Oeuvre the "Westmen Isles" paintings are a new expression of his examination with existential fundamental questions.
germany  art  painting  werner-knaupp  paintings  monochrome  sea  iceland 
february 2013 by jm
Dublin Free WiFi Icons
some lovely pixel art to advertise the free wifi areas, by Craig Robinson. I see a girl in pyjamas, a Dub hurler, a viking, Molly Malone, Phil Lynott, Oscar Wilde, a Moore St market trader, a busker, and the Spire...
pixel-art  dublin  ireland  art  craig-robinson  icons 
january 2013 by jm
Namazu-e: Earthquake catfish prints
'In November 1855, the Great Ansei Earthquake struck the city of Edo (now Tokyo), claiming 7,000 lives and inflicting widespread damage. Within days, a new type of color woodblock print known as namazu-e (lit. "catfish pictures") became popular among the residents of the shaken city. These prints featured depictions of mythical giant catfish (namazu) who, according to popular legend, caused earthquakes by thrashing about in their underground lairs. In addition to providing humor and social commentary, many prints claimed to offer protection from future earthquakes.'
japan  art  namazu-e  ukiyo-e  catfish  earthquakes  myth 
january 2013 by jm
50 Watts
Incredible blog of book covers and illustrations, much from the 1970s
illustration  art  prints  1970s  graphics 
january 2013 by jm
Leopold’s Day Map
'Bloomsday Map Of Dublin Based On Ulysses'. Beautiful! 'The Leopold’s Day map is a stunning marriage of typography and cartography plotting all the streets alluded to by Joyce in Ulysses which were in existence on June 16th 1904. It is accompanied by a comprehensive and beautifully typeset directory with over 400 entries noting the landmarks, business and people of Dublin that were referenced in the text. The Leopold’s Day map is an exquisitely detailed, limited edition piece. It has an impressive dimension of 1000mm x 700mm which means it can also fit into a ready made frame. Price: €125.00'
bloomsday  ulysses  dublin  ireland  maps  james-joyce  art  prints 
january 2013 by jm
Damn Fine Print
lovely signed and editioned prints by Dublin's best illustrators at good prices. Turns out this was in connection with a show a few days ago, so the best ones are now sold out -- I love the Chris Judge Liberty Hall print -- but there's still a few good ones left. Brian Gallagher's Georgian doorway is a beauty.
illustration  dublin  prints  art  chris-judge 
december 2012 by jm
Fuchsia MacAree — A-Z of Untranslatable Words
Lovely poster by fantastic Irish illustrator Fuchsia MacAree, who's launching her first exhibition of art and drawings at the Bernard Shaw tonight.

See also "Learn To Swear With Captain Haddock":
want  art  prints  fuchsia-macaree  words  etymology  home 
october 2012 by jm
Adam Ferriss
glitch art, colour separations, etc. (via mlkshk)
art  glitch  graphics  colour 
october 2012 by jm
Yuri Suzuki: London Underground circuit map radio
Japanese designer yuri suzuki has sent designboom images of his 'london underground circuit maps' project developed as part of the designers in residence program at the london design museum, on show until january 13th, 2013. responding to 'thrift' as a theme, suzuki's work explores communication systems in consumer electronics.
a printed circuit board (PCB) is used as a precedent for developing a electrical circuit influenced by harry beck's iconic
london underground map diagrams. by strategically positioning certain speaker, resistor and battery components throughout the map,
users can visually understand the complex networks associated with electricity and how power is generated within a radio.

Beautifully done (via jwz.)
electronics  london  art  design  underground  travel  yuri-suzuki  circuitry 
september 2012 by jm
"Are You Human?" urban intervention, 2009
turn CAPTCHAs into cut-outs, mount them in the urban environment, and they blend into the tag landscape. This came up after contemplating "artisanal integers", and the concept of taking something digital and ephemeral and making a hand-made, long-lived physical artifact from it. (via ted byfield)
art  sculpture  captchas  physical  artifacts  tags  graffiti  human  urban 
july 2012 by jm
Why the New Aesthetic isn’t about 8bit retro, the Robot Readable World, computer vision and pirates |
'The New Aesthetics, or at least the aspect I’m looking at, is inspired by computer vision. And computer vision is at the point now that computer graphics was at 30 years ago. The New Aesthetics isn’t concerned with retro 8bit graphics of the past, but the 8bit graphics designed for machines of the now.' -- ie, The Robot Readable World, etc. Great essay, and exciting stuff
art  design  new-aesthetic  retro  robotics  graphics  computer-vision 
april 2012 by jm
Olafur Eliasson: Your rainbow panorama
Fantastic installation on the roof of a Danish art gallery. 'it's literally the roof of the art museum, so it's open to anyone who pays the admission fee', says krautwald at
colour  rainbow  spectrum  denmark  art  installations  architecture  via:mlkshk 
march 2012 by jm
Artist and Hacktivists Sabotage Spanish Anti-Piracy Law | TorrentFreak
'In an attempt to sabotage a new anti-piracy law that went into effect today, hundreds of websites in Spain are participating in a unique protest organized by a local hacktivist group. The websites all link to an “infringing” song by an artist loyal to the protest, who reported the sites to the authorities to overload them with requests.'
hacktivism  spain  art  music  mp3  piracy  p2p  sinde  soap  hacktavistas  eme-navarro  sgae 
march 2012 by jm
Hikaru Dorodango
'Hikaru dorodango are balls of mud, molded by hand into perfect spheres, dried, and polished to an unbelievable luster. The process is simple, but the result makes it seem like alchemy.
A traditional pastime among the children of Japan, the exact origin of hikaru dorodango is unknown.'
mud  dirt  dorodango  japan  art  howto  sculpture  hands  craft  play  children 
september 2011 by jm
Pavo Real
amazingly detailed peacock print by Argentinian artist Azul de Corso; very nice
prints  toget  peacock  azul-de-corso  art 
august 2011 by jm
Great Hacker News thread on Andy Baio's "Kind Of Screwed" shakedown
full of good commentary on the rather horrific result. here's one: "I wonder how the photographer would feel if the company that manufactured the trumpet played by Miles Davis had claimed that his photograph violated the copyright of their "sculpture" and the tailor Miles got his suit from also protested. Of all art forms, photography has some of the least claim on being an entirely original creation of the artist."
photography  miles-davis  jay-maisel  andy-baio  waxy  hn  discussion  copyright  copyfight  creativity  art 
june 2011 by jm
'ASCII Flow Diagram Tool'. great web-based ASCII-art drawing app; create diagrams in your browser
ascii  art  ascii-art  diagrams  drawing  html 
june 2011 by jm
Indian Street Graphics - a set on Flickr
a great collection (via Bruce Sterling)
via:bruces  art  culture  design  flickr  india 
may 2011 by jm
Jon Rafman
fantastic collection of Google Street View gems
jon-rafman  google  photography  tumblr  art  street-view  funny  from delicious
december 2010 by jm
The Moon Museum
a Grumman engineer, working with artist Frosty Myers, hid a tiny ceramic plate of modern art on one leg of the Apollo 12 moon lander -- including a crude penis drawn by Andy Warhol
1960s  art  culture  funny  hack  history  museums  space  nasa  apollo  andy-warhol  from delicious
november 2010 by jm
'Alebrijes are brightly colored Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures'. ah, I was wondering what they were -- I thought there was one, extremely prolific, artist
alebrijes  art  folk-art  mexico  pedro-linares  oaxaca  sculpture  from delicious
october 2010 by jm
image soak
an "endless page" of images culled from newsfeeds. Very good for video games and art, particularly. definitely a new addition to my daily list (via Andre)
via:torrez  news  images  feed  sources  art  from delicious
august 2010 by jm
a Cray XT5 supercomputer at Oak Ridge Nat Labs -- check out that amazing skin! I've never seen a skinned datacenter before
datacenters  kraken  oak-ridge  squid  art  cray  supercomputing  from delicious
march 2010 by jm
Gallery experiment proves theory that science can be fun - The Irish Times - Fri, Mar 05, 2010
Dublin's Science Gallery is proving to be a massive success. good news. just wish I could visit more often!
science  science-gallery  art  museums  tcd  dublin  ireland  from delicious
march 2010 by jm
Blinkenlights comes to Liberty Hall
'We will turn Dublin’s tallest building into a giant public canvas—and we want you to play with it. Our simple tools allow you to animate your thoughts and broadcast them on the city skyline.' open from Aug 24 until Sep 24
dublin  ireland  playhouse  blinkenlights  art  via:pbenson  architecture 
august 2009 by jm

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