Artist Adam S. Doyle who recently relocated to Hong Kong creates beautiful gestural paintings of birds, where the seemingly incomplete brushstrokes form the feathers and other details of the animal. In some strange way it reminds me of the story of the Renaissance painter Giotto who is r
Located within the Andes Mountains of northern Chile, El Tatio is the largest geyser field in the southern hemisphere and the third largest in the world. The field has over 80 active geysers and attracts tens of thousands of tourists each year who flock to see the incredible mine
Al Brady creates some really awesome biologically inspired planes. He is the designer of the awesome pterodactyl combat jets that will be featured in Bastiaan Koch's movie Is This Heaven. His other vehicle creations are cool too.
Yes, sci-fi writers hard up for new material should spend an hour or so perusing the Defense Department’s 2015 budget proposal, especially the section covering the far-out research projects underway at DARPA, where the agency’s mad scientists are...
Unless you spent hundreds upon hundreds of hours with a tiny electric drill carving intricate patterns into eggshells the last few months, you may have yet to reach your Easter egg decorating potential. One person who clearly has is artist Piotr Bockenheim who uses a reductive drilli
Like an urbanist Coachella, the World's Fair engulfed New York City for two stressful years between 1964 and 1965. An entire subway train was devoted to shuttling pilgrims backs and forth, while Queens received a futurist makeover. The fair correctly predicted color television, circular roadways, and underwater hotels (more on that later). But other things — such as a diner perched on the moon — were completely off the mark. For the 50th anniversary of the 1964 World's Fair, Architizer asks the hard questions: For example, if the organizers could have seen into the future — wouldn't Brooklyn have been more clairvoyant? Architizer presents our World's Fair scorecard, letting Futurama go head-to-head with 2014. Oh, and if you're a time tra...
Vsauce, the master answerer of life's toughest questions and professional blower of minds, tackles something so philosophical in his latest video that you'll start to wonder what in the hell our purpose is on this Earth. And if it's any different than a purpose of a rock. It starts with the discussion of art and then fakes and forgeries of art and what forgeries really mean and what it means to be original and eventually leads into a discussion on how we're pretty much all just forgeries too. What is real! Who is real! Nothing is. Damn. Sauce.
An extraordinary exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art last year featured mechanical furniture designed by the father and son team of Abraham and David Roentgen: elaborate 18th-century technical devices disguised as desks and tables.