Mar 25, 2014

Staple Metropolises by Peter Root

Staple Metropolises by Peter Root

In two projects entitled, Ephemicropolis (2010) and Low-Rise (2006), late artist Peter Root used stacks of staples broken into various sizes to create miniature metropolises. For Ephemicropolis, Root used approximately 100,000 staples over a floor area of 20 x 10 feet (600 x 300 cm). The installation took a very steady hand and roughly…

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Mar 25, 2014

23 Conversations with Strangers in New York

23 Conversations with Strangers in New York

After losing his job as a bond trader in Chicago, Brandon Stanton moved to New York and started a blog called Humans of New York (HONY) in the summer of 2010. As Stanton recalls: “HONY resulted from an idea that I had to construct a photographic census of New York City. I thought it…

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Mar 25, 2014

What I Learned From Going Blind in Space

What I Learned From Going Blind in Space

In this inspired TED talk, Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian to ever walk in space and the first Canadian to ever command the International Space Station, talks about fear versus danger and what he learned from going blind in space. There’s an astronaut saying: In space, “there is no problem so bad that you…

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Mar 24, 2014

Picture of the Day: General Sherman

Picture of the Day: General Sherman

GENERAL SHERMAN Photograph by World Wide Gifts General Sherman is a giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) located in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park in California. By volume, it is the largest known living single stem tree on Earth. [source] General Sherman isn’t the tallest known living tree on Earth (that distinction…

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Mar 24, 2014

St. Louis’s Epic MonstroCity

St. Louis’s Epic MonstroCity

Photograph by Patrick Giblin Opened in 1998, City Museum consists largely of repurposed architectural and industrial objects and is housed in the former International Shoe building in the Washington Avenue Loft District of St. Louis, Missouri, United States. In front of the building is MonstroCity, opened in 2002 it’s an interactive sculpture/playground featuring: two…

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Mar 24, 2014

Flying With the Fastest Birds on the Planet

Flying With the Fastest Birds on the Planet

BBC wildlife show Animal Camera placed tiny spy cameras on some of the fastest and most manoeuvrable birds on the planet, the peregrine falcon and the goshawk. The footage of a diving peregrine pulling a 10 g bottom turn and a goshawk weaving through a forest will blow your mind. These birds are amazing!…

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Mar 24, 2014

Paper Cut Shadow Boxes Illuminated by Light

Paper Cut Shadow Boxes Illuminated by Light

Artist duo Hari & Deepti (Harikrishnan Panicker, Deepti Nair) started experimenting with paper cut shadow boxes in 2010 with hand painted watercolor paper which was then cut and assembled in a wooden box to create a diorama. They started experimenting with lights and simplified their pieces by losing the colored aspect of the paper.…

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