Tag: animation

Jun 12, 2014

Did You Know Spiders Tune Their Webs Like a Guitar?

Did You Know Spiders Tune Their Webs Like a Guitar?

Scientists have discovered that spiders can do something extraordinary with their webs: They can “tune” them like musical instruments. It’s an incredible revelation for a creature that can already weave complex structures. Not only can spiders tighten or loosen silk strands to alter the tension and the way each string resonates, but they can…

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May 26, 2014

Takeshi Murata’s Hypnotic Liquid Metal Orb

Takeshi Murata’s Hypnotic Liquid Metal Orb

At Frieze New York 2014, Ratio 3 debuted Melter 3-D (64 x 22 x 22 inches), a sculptural animation by Takeshi Murata. Presented as a single object under controlled lighting, Melter 3-D is a metallic sphere that produces the illusion of perpetual liquid flow across its surface. In an interview with Visionaire, Murata explains:…

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May 24, 2014

Artist Animates Over Real-Life Using Markers, White-Out and Transparent Sheets

Artist Animates Over Real-Life Using Markers, White-Out and Transparent Sheets

Artist Marty Cooper animates over real-life scenes using only markers, white out and transparent animation sheets called cels (short for celluloid). A simple idea but brilliantly executed and quite entertaining! To see more, check out Marty (who goes by the moniker Homre_McSteez) on Instagram, YouTube, Twitter and Tumblr.

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May 2, 2014

Meet Frane Selak – The Luckiest ‘Unlucky’ Man in the World

Meet Frane Selak – The Luckiest ‘Unlucky’ Man in the World

This is the strange but true story of Frane Selak, the luckiest ‘unlucky’ person in the world. Born in 1929, the Croatian music teacher has escaped death seven times since his first brush in 1962. He also won the lottery in 2003 (by purchasing his first ever lottery ticket) and has been married five…

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