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This Village Used to Make 60% of the World’s Paintings—Now Its Future Is in Jeopardy - Artsy
"Individual workers each focused on a specific compositional element—background details, or eyes, or trees—dutifully painting their part and then passing the canvas along the chain."
art  illusions  china 
16 days ago by kevan
'It's impossible!' – Christian Marclay and the 24-hour clock made of movie clips | Art and design | The Guardian
"But four or five is very hard. At five, the baker gets up, the street cleaner gets up. But between, in that weird hour – you’re not going to rob a bank at 4am."
art  time  films 
9 weeks ago by kevan
This artist uses jigsaw puzzles, with the same die cut pattern, to make these terrific mashups / Boing Boing
"I favor puzzles from pre-digital years, when the picture was typically a photograph of a single subject, such as a galloping horse or a ballerina or the Empire State Building."
art  mutation  puzzles 
9 weeks ago by kevan
The Wreckage, The Collapse – BLDGBLOG
"The 100-ton jack pushes two large timbers against the bearing walls of the museum. Each visitor to the museum must pass through the turnstile in order to see the exhibition. Each input on the turnstile ever so slightly expands the jack, and ultimately if enough people visit the exhibition, Samson could theoretically destroy the building."
art  demolition 
october 2018 by kevan
Western Flag (Spindletop, Texas) 2017 | Somerset House
"Commissioned by Channel 4 for Somerset House, renowned artist John Gerrard created a virtual simulation of a flag formed of endlessly emitting trails of thick black smoke."
flags  pollution  art 
june 2018 by kevan
The Lion Man: an Ice Age masterpiece – The British Museum Blog
"An experiment by Wulf Hein using the same sort of stone tools available in the Ice Age indicate that the Lion Man took more than 400 hours to make."
history  religion  art 
february 2018 by kevan
The Lost Joys of the Screen Saver
"What we abandoned with the death of screen savers—themselves testifiers of disuse—was a culture that could accept walking away from life onscreen."
computers  history  art  via:linkmachinego 
june 2017 by kevan
Australia's big things - Wikipedia
"The big things of Australia are a loosely related set of large structures, some of which are novelty architecture and some are sculptures. [...] There are big things in every state and territory in Australia."
australia  architecture  art 
march 2017 by kevan
'Industrial Painting', Pinot Gallizio: Summary | Tate
"Industrial Painting (1958) is a seventy-four metre long painted canvas by the Italian artist Pinot Gallizio. [...] Following this alternative mode of production, Gallizio’s paintings were sold by the metre in the street market of Alba as well as in commercial art galleries."
art  technology 
august 2016 by kevan
Helsinki Bus Station Theory -
"You take those three years of work on the nude to the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the curator asks if you are familiar with the nudes of Irving Penn. His bus, 71, was on the same line. Or you take them to a gallery in Paris and are reminded to check out Bill Brandt, bus 58, and so on."
photography  art  work  transport  metaphors 
april 2016 by kevan
Can an artist ever really ‘own’ a colour? | Art and design | The Guardian
"Painters are outraged that Anish Kapoor, the British sculptor who designed the blood-red Orbit tower for the London Olympics, has exclusive rights to the artistic use of [Vantablack carbon nanotube paint]."
art  paint  colour  law 
february 2016 by kevan
Artist who took 1in rock off Scafell Pike's summit 'vandalised' England's highest mountain - Telegraph
"The artist has taken the uppermost inch of the highest mountain in England. An entire nation's height is modified and its landscape redefined by means of a single precise action."
stone  art  via:viv 
march 2015 by kevan
Anonymous Gods : Marion Balac !
"Screen shots from Google Street View, where the Google robot automatically blurs every face it recognizes - including statues' ones."
religion  art  secrets 
september 2014 by kevan
After Dark | Tate
"Via an online portal, the public will be able to control robots and roam the galleries in search of 500 years of British art."
robots  art  via:sarah 
august 2014 by kevan
#NotABugSplat | A giant art installation project that targets predator drone operators sitting thousands of miles away who refer to kills as BugSplats. Now they’ll see a child’s face instead.
"Now, when viewed by a drone camera, what an operator sees on his screen is not an anonymous dot on the landscape, but an innocent child victim’s face."
drones  art 
april 2014 by kevan
Watch the unseen artistry of road sign painters | The Verge
"The video depicts a pair of workers painting the familiar 'bus stop' warning by hand, using only some rough chalk marks to judge the correct size of the letters."
art  london  signs  transport  via:sarah 
april 2014 by kevan
How 3D printers forge new art from old etchings - New Scientist
"[Factum Arte] have worked from Piranesi's etchings of ancient Roman artefacts and created life-size, three-dimensional sculptures, realising forms that previously only existed on the page."
history  art  simulation 
march 2014 by kevan
Monument to ‘god of chaos’ mysteriously appears in front of Oklahoma City restaurant - NY Daily News
"The bizarre concrete block weighs several hundred pounds. A bronze plaque attached to the monument bears these words, 'In the Year of Our Lord 2012 Creer Pipi claimed this land for Azathoth.'"
art  mysteries  stone 
september 2013 by kevan
Incredible paintings of sci-fi suburbia will make you wish you were Swedish | The Verge
"The only difference in the world of my art and our world is that ... ever since the early 20th century, attitudes and budgets were much more in favor of science and technology."
art  robots  sweden  via:ole 
august 2013 by kevan
BBC News - 3D printing failures shared online
"It's a scan of a person, but she was wearing high heels and had thin ankles. When the print got halfway, the legs broke off and this is what I woke up to."
plastic  art  mutation  via:sarah 
august 2013 by kevan
Points Is A Smart, Robotic Street Sign That Takes You Where You Want To Go | Co.Create
"Points’s three arms are constantly changing the information they display, based on dynamic signals they pull in from their surroundings."
signs  technology  art 
june 2013 by kevan
Michelangelo's David Correctly Oriented
"No living person has ever seen or photographed this primary view of the world's most famous sculpture. Since 1873, the original of David has been in the Galleria dell'Academia in Florence, but it was originally turned so as to face into a nearby column, and has been left in that position ever since."
art  secrets 
may 2013 by kevan
Stranger Visions: DNA Collected from Found Objects Used to Create 3D Portraits | Colossal
"So I extract the DNA in the lab and then I amplify certain regions of it using a technique called PCR – Polymerase Chain Reaction. [...] Then I feed this information into a custom computer program I wrote which takes all these values which code for physical genetic traits and parameterizes a 3d model of a face to represent them."
genetics  art  litter 
may 2013 by kevan
nossidge • i am the path along unseen heather Snowball...
"It takes input from a text file which contains novels from Project Gutenberg, scans for word pairs where the second word is longer by one letter, and builds up a poem using Markov chains."
poetry  art  random  via:bigwriting 
april 2013 by kevan
SPIEGEL Interview with Umberto Eco: 'We Like Lists Because We Don't Want to Die' - SPIEGEL ONLINE
"The list is the origin of culture. It's part of the history of art and literature. What does culture want? To make infinity comprehensible."
writing  society  art 
april 2013 by kevan
Giles Walker's LAST SUPPER - YouTube
"A fully animated sculpture consisting of thirteen mechanical figures who interact around a table."
art  puppets 
april 2013 by kevan
"erase_mark is a bookmarklet to enable anyone to quickly and easily create erasures of web pages."
words  art  web 
march 2013 by kevan
Deconstructing Lichtenstein: Source Comics Revealed and Credited - ComicsAlliance | Comic book culture, news, humor, commentary, and reviews
"David Barsalou has been working for 32 years to track down Lichenstein's source material and shine light on the original comic book artists." [...] "I don't think the people who have been saying Lichtenstein is so great have even seen the source material."
art  cheating  via:james 
february 2013 by kevan
Please Value Your Education In The School Of Games | Rock, Paper, Shotgun
"Which seem like precisely the qualities of the things that Scruton describes as “high culture”. You need to spend thousands of hours read and studying to have a proper understanding of Proust or Derrida, and the same is true of DOTA 2 or Dwarf Fortress."
games  art  via:dom 
october 2012 by kevan
Legal Affairs - An Odd Bird
"One [Brancusi] work in particular left them dumbfounded: a thin, 4 1/4-foot-tall piece of shiny yellow bronze with a gently tapering bulge called Bird in Space. It didn't look like a bird to the officials, so they refused to exempt it from customs duties as a work of art. They imposed the standard tariff for manufactured objects of metal: 40 percent of the sale price, or $240."
art  law  metal  birds 
july 2012 by kevan
Dazed Digital | Nick Gentry's Interface
"As identity evolves in the digital age, and society is constantly discarding, recycling, and moving forward, Gentry’s portraits are set on a canvas of floppy disks; a canvas which unites subject and medium."
art  history  computers  via:travishodges 
july 2012 by kevan
"The project Stimmungsgasometer is about a smiley on a huge screen from which one can read the average mood of the Berlin citizens."
faces  germany  technology  art  via:blech 
march 2012 by kevan
The New French Hacker-Artist Underground | Magazine
"There is no law in France, it turns out, against the improvement of clocks."
secrets  time  paris  hacking  art  via:mugla 
january 2012 by kevan
Ronald Searle | The Economist
"Ronald Searle, artist, limner of St Trinian’s and St Custard’s, died on December 30th, aged 91. Nigel Molesworth of St Custard’s writes."
art  death 
january 2012 by kevan
Creative Review - 24 hours in photos
"This installation by Erik Kessels is on show as part of an exhibition at Foam in Amsterdam that looks at the future of photography. It features print-outs of all the images uploaded to Flickr in a 24-hour period."
photography  art  via:waxy 
november 2011 by kevan
Robot creates huge Nazca-inspired drawings in Peruvian desert (Wired UK)
"The picture took five days using a using an off-road style robot [...] powered by a motorcycle engine and rigged up with a computer, GPS tracker and compass."
art  robots 
august 2011 by kevan
novastructura.Stone Fields
"I love the work by Richard Long, the way he fills lonely landscapes with arcaic stones patterns. [...] The virtual stones created by several fractal subdivision strategies, find their proper position within the circle, with a trial and error hierarchical algorithm."
emergence  art  stone  via:zarba 
july 2011 by kevan
I made 700+ RPG icons free for use for your game : IndieGaming
A huge collection of black-and-white icons, released under CC Attribution. "I really like the cute little icons you get for skills and suchlike in modern games; tiny pretty but functional pictures. [...] Turns out they're really fun to make."
games  art  via:zarba 
july 2011 by kevan
Epic Exquisite Corpse
A million-square four-directional exquisite corpse.
art  via:zarba 
july 2011 by kevan
Portraits painted onto grids of floppy disks and "a combination of obsolete media formats, making a comment on waste culture, life cycles and identity."
art  technology  history 
june 2011 by kevan
Seed Drawings: Visual Emergence using Mechanical Turk - information aesthetics
"Each small drawing is produced by a single individual with no knowledge of the overall forms and structure within the larger drawing."
emergence  art  via:waxy 
february 2011 by kevan
“Dead Drops” preview at Aram Bartholl – Blog
"‘Dead Drops’ is an anonymous, offline, peer to peer file-sharing network in public space. I am ‘injecting’ USB flash drives into walls, buildings and curbs accessable to anybody in public space."
art  computers  secrets  via:waxy 
november 2010 by kevan
Dictaphone Parcel on Vimeo
"Dictaphone Parcel is an animation based on a sound recorded with a dictaphone travelling secretly inside a parcel."
travel  sound  art 
september 2010 by kevan
siren elise wilhelmsen: 365
"The clock houses a circular knitting machine with 48 needles, a thread spool, a thread holder and roll of yarn. Moving in clockwise direction, one day leads to a complete round, while a year gives users 2 meters of a complete scarf."
art  time  clothes  via:mugla 
july 2010 by kevan
Moscow Metro forced to delay opening of ‘depressing’ Dostoevsky station - Times Online
"The [murals], drawn from the 19th-century novelist’s works, could prompt depressed commuters to kill themselves, critics say. "
depression  transport  death  russia  art  via:minkette 
may 2010 by kevan
Bees Use Flower Petals For Nest Wallpaper : NPR
"To begin construction, she bites the petals off of flowers and flies each petal - one by one - back to the nest, a peanut-sized burrow in the ground."
bees  plants  art 
may 2010 by kevan
Looking at clouds - PlayPen
A self-modifying pixel-art choose-your-own-adventure game running through MediaWiki.
wikis  art  games 
april 2010 by kevan
Fluxus Workbook (PDF)
"The orchestra is divided into two teams, winds and strings, sitting in opposing rows. [...] Performers must hit a performer on the opposite team with a missile. A performer hit three times must leave the stage. Missiles are exchanged until all performers on one side are gone. Conductor acts as referee."
art  games  music  pervasive  via:zarba  filetype:pdf  media:document 
march 2010 by kevan
69 Love Songs, Illustrated.
"We are a loose collection of mostly London-based comic-artists, illustrators and writers [who] decided that illustrating – or writing a comic – or a short story – inspired by all 69 songs was a worthwhile and exciting pursuit!"
music  comics  art  love  via:currybet 
february 2010 by kevan
Year of the Dungeon
Small and barely explained RPG dungeon sketches. "Within a few days I picked [a notecard] up and started sketching a dungeon map on it. Pretty soon I'd done a half dozen."
roleplaying  maps  art  via:brendan 
january 2010 by kevan
Volpin Props: Big Daddy (Bioshock)
Making a Big Daddy costume. "I started with a 24'' smoked security camera dome off of eBay. This came from a demolished shopping center, and are actually hard to track down these days."
games  clothes  design  art  via:waxy 
november 2009 by kevan
a project to transform London's Bus journeys | Bus-Tops
"The project intends to install a number of LED displays on the roof’s of Bus Shelters across London and providing the tools for the public and established artists to create content to be seen on them. [Its] core aim is to democratise public art."
transport  art  london 
october 2009 by kevan Kashiwa Mystery Cafe
"At this cafe, you get what the person before you ordered. The next person gets what you ordered."
food  mysteries  art  japan  shops  via:waxy 
october 2009 by kevan
miket - Blood Lamp
"For the lamp to work one breaks the top off, dissolves the tablet, and uses their own blood to power a simple light."
light  blood  science  art  via:andyskipper 
september 2009 by kevan
Perpetual Storytelling Apparatus
"The program downloads and parses a part of the text of a recent best-selling book. The algorithm eliminates all insignificant words like 'I', 'and', 'to', 'for', 'the', etc. The remaining words and their combinations are the keywords for the patent drawings."
art  emergence  books  history  via:zarba 
september 2009 by kevan
One & Other
Live 24-hour video feed of Antony Gormley's fourth plinth.
art  london 
july 2009 by kevan
Galleri Tom Christoffersen - Henrik Menne
"Their process is always silent, controlled and structured by repetitive movements as the machines transform a single material - plastic, wax, metal or stone - into peculiar objects."
art  emergence  plastic 
june 2009 by kevan
Ripping Palettes for Better Colors - Indiegamer Developer Discussion Boards
"Here's a process that yields great color schemes fast, from any source image. The process extracts the color scheme from an existing work of art and arranges the colors into an organized palette image. Use this resulting image like a painter's palette to choose colors for your own artwork or game assets."
art  hacking  via:zarba 
june 2009 by kevan
Gizmodo - First TV Image of Mars Ever Was Made With Crayons - Mariner 4
"The people at the JPL were so excited to receive the [1965 Mariner probe] images that they couldn't wait for them to be processed by the lab's imager. As the first picture was beamed down as a stream of 8-bit numbers - each point indicating a brightness point - they thought of a quick way to get an image straight away: Print the numbers indicating brightness in paper strips, put them together, and color them with pastel crayons."
space  mars  art  via:zarba 
may 2009 by kevan
Urban Camouflage
Sinister ghillie suits made from dishcloths, shopping bags and cardboard boxes.
illusions  art  monsters  via:holly 
march 2009 by kevan
BBC NEWS | Health | Doodling 'may help memory recall'
"A simple task, like doodling, may be sufficient to stop daydreaming without affecting performance on the main task."
art  memory  paper 
february 2009 by kevan
"One advantage of working outside of the traditional graffiti media is that cops aren’t really looking for guys attaching grids of foam board to giant TVs."
graffiti  cities  technology  art  via:anne 
january 2009 by kevan
Chris O'Shea - Audience
"When members of the audience occupy the space, the mirrors inquisitively follow someone that they find interesting. Having chosen their subject, they all synchronise and turn their heads towards them. Suddenly that person can see their reflection in all of the mirrors."
mirrors  art 
december 2008 by kevan
MS Paint Adventures
Slow text-command adventure games where the entire parser is an artist using MS Paint.
games  art  if  via:zarba 
november 2008 by kevan
Tate Intermedia Art: Under Scan
"As people walk around the area, their shadow is cast on the floor, revealing the video-portraits. As they appear within pedestrians' shadows, their bodies move and their heads turn to look straight at the pedestrian, giving rise to an interesting range of interactions."
art  light  videos  london 
september 2008 by kevan
The Fourth Plinth - Antony Gormley
"Antony Gormley proposes that the fourth plinth is occupied 24 hours a day by members of the public who have volunteered to stand on it for an hour at a time."
london  art 
june 2008 by kevan
Hide & Seek Festival 2008 : Social Games and Playful Experiences
Programme details are now live for the Hide and Seek pervasive gaming festival, running from the 27th to the 29th of June. "Everything from fine artists making location-based work to huge flashmob games within the public spaces of the Southbank Centre."
games  cities  art  architecture 
may 2008 by kevan
The Naked Game
"What you are seeing is a primitive version of 'Pong', being played by two artificial intelligences, with the entire code governing the mechanics of the game exposed below it. [You] can remove lines of code and see the effects in real time."
programming  art  mutation  via:grandtextauto 
may 2008 by kevan
Ten Thousand Cents
"'Ten Thousand Cents' is a digital artwork that creates a representation of a $100 bill. Using a custom drawing tool, thousands of individuals working in isolation from one another painted a tiny part of the bill without knowledge of the overall task."
art  money  via:waxy 
april 2008 by kevan
Al Jaffee - Mad magazine - Comics - Art - New York Times
"I have this idea, I think it’s a funny idea, but I know you’re not going to buy it. But I’m going to show it to you anyway. And you’re not going to buy it because it mutilates the magazine."
interviews  art  comics  history  via:waxy 
march 2008 by kevan the making of: The Moon Museum
"The Moon Museum was secretly installed on a hatch on a leg of the Intrepid landing module with the help of an unnamed engineer at the Grumman Corporation after attempts to move the project forward through NASA's official channels were unsuccessful."
art  space  secrets  via:lmg 
march 2008 by kevan
Dark Roasted Blend: Nightmare Playgrounds
A gallery of strange or decaying children's playground sculptures.
photos  russia  children  art  architecture 
february 2008 by kevan
Richard Prince - Jim Krantz - Photographs - Art - New York Times
"What do the photographers who took the original pictures think of these pictures of their pictures, apotheosized into art but without their names anywhere in sight?" [...] "I never associated advertisements with having an author."
advertising  art  mutation  photos  crime  law  via:hoaxes 
february 2008 by kevan
How You See It
Overlaid news. "What How You See It hopes to illuminate is how news broadcasts, far from daring reporting or varied approaches has regressed to pantomiming each other, creating a cacophony of sound and images that are no different from one another."
news  art  videos  via:waxy 
february 2008 by kevan
Jung von Matt/next - nextwall
"Equipped with the appropriate technology, DAIM sprays graffiti into empty space. In a large hall, three cameras using Motion Capturing record DAIM's position and the movements he executes with a virtual spray can."
graffiti  technology  simulation  art 
january 2008 by kevan
80 Million Tiny Images
"A visualization of all the nouns in the English language arranged by semantic meaning. Each of the tiles in the mosaic is an arithmetic average of images relating to one of 53,463 nouns. [The] proximity of two tiles is given by their semantic distance."
language  art 
january 2008 by kevan
World Beach Project - Victoria and Albert Museum
"The World Beach Project is a global art project open to anybody, anywhere, of any age. [This] project combines the simplicity of making patterns with stones with the complexities of shape, size, colour, tone, composition, similarity and difference."
art  stone 
january 2008 by kevan
Fictional radio-spaces - Touch
"Using inspiration from richly illustrated books on botany, zoology and natural history, Ingeborg arrived at the concept of an encyclopeadia of radio waves that contains a selection of fictional radio ‘species’."
art  radio  via:infosthetics 
december 2007 by kevan
Helvetica (2006)
Engaging history of the typeface; its rise and the backlash against it, all shown against the backdrop of Helvetica's global omnipresence in urban signage. No narrator, just lots of genuinely enthusiastic or angry type designers.
filmlog  4stars  fonts  design  history  art 
december 2007 by kevan
My 46000 challenge
"I have resolved to 'save' one square mile of ocean by collecting 46,000 pieces of litter whilst walking on the beaches near my home." Fran Crowe's project is now complete, and archived with photos, catalogued and colour-coordinated.
plastic  litter  pollution  art 
november 2007 by kevan
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