I actually enjoy spending time in the kitchen, creating things to eat. Over the years, I’ve even become somewhat good at it. Or rather, I’ve become good at half of it. I’m a pretty decent cook, but I am an absolutely lousy baker. Part of this could be due to the fact that [...]
Most of our favourite toys actually use none of these parts, at least not at that size.
Mixed Media (Acrylic on Canvas, Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene, & Polyethylene on Copper)
As alluded to earlier in today’s ‘What Ever Became of’ post, the altering of photographic images has been happening since the birth of the medium, the tools have just changed in the digital world. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is currently running an exhibit that highlights many early manipulated images, showcasing various techniques. Some images were essentially ‘filtered’ to improve the image, such as adding color or tint, while others were chopped to create imaginary scenes. A select few of the images are highlighted here, and the majority of the exhibit can be seen on the museum’s website.
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Since we started the weekend with a look at a art and technology, I thought it would be a good time to see some art that is obsolete technology. Or maybe it is obsolete technology that is art? Either way, some artists at a place called Bughouse have created “Future Fossils” out of cement. These are cast and color stained pieces that the artist felt represent ‘some of the most desirable and iconic hardware from days gone by,’ and are life size! As Marty McFly once said, “Heavy.”
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Picture yourself sitting in a nice hotel, gazing out on the New York skyline, ready to head out and take on the town for the first day of your Big Apple vacation. Across the rooftops you spy a familiar shape, and think to yourself, ‘No, that can’t be a Sopwith Camel on that roof.’ So you grab your trusty binoculars, that you brought another for, uh, sightseeing, and take another look. There sits the WWI era biplane, rusting away on what appears to be a truncated runway!
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Our planet has problems. War, famine, and evil can make this a pretty miserable place at times. At 340 km it’s almost the opposite. It seems serene. Beautiful, even.
Hit the jump for a time lapse video put together by Michael König from NASA footage from the ISS. The footage was taken on the Expedition 28 and 29 missions from August to October of this year. Oh, and make sure to hit the HD button.
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I don't know what it does, but I know I want one.
Normally, I try and post a unique photo of a piece of technology for the Startup post; but I stumbled across this photo of a sculpture at the Massamachusemetts Institute of Technology Museum, entitled “Untitled Fragile Machine”.
If more machines looked [...]