Darius created a bot to buy him $50 of random stuff from Amazon every month and is blogging the results. What an amazing experiment.
Wow… via @ssummers “how the spy agency used unwitting artists such as Pollock and de Kooning in a cultural Cold War” A choice bit: “The Congress for Cultural Freedom also gave the CIA the ideal front to promote its covert interest in Abstract Expressionism.”
A collection of “off-the-grid-for-little-kids videos and other smart stuff” compiled by @riondotnu and her three year old. The videos run the gamut, as noted on the site:
“There’s just so much science, nature, music, arts, technology, storytelling and assorted good stuff out there that my kids (and maybe your kids) haven’t seen. It’s most likely not stuff that was made for them…
“But we don’t underestimate kids around here.”
Beautifully simple. “take a picture of a picture from the past in the present.”
A fun little project that could also result in a pretty cool piece. It would be really easy to make this a fun piece for a kids room, a romantic gift for the significant other or a stark print for a modernist living room.
A stunning use of film. In some cases the scene smashes you over the head, in others it is so subtle as to almost go unnoticed until it lightly tickles the back of your brain.
A service that will print your photos on to canvas.
DNA 11 creates high quality prints from your DNA or fingerprint. The geek in me cries out to hang (at least) one of these pieces on our walls.
Cosquer Cave “is the only painted cave in the world with an entrance below present-day sea level where [prehistoric] cave art has been preserved”.