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Street Artists Want To Repaint An Entire Town In Mexico, For A Good Cause

Street Artists Want To Repaint An Entire Town In Mexico, For A Good Cause | Art in public spaces | Scoop.it
A coat of paint can go a long way.

That's the mantra at the heart of Boa Mistura, a Madrid-based artist collective that has a history of traveling the globe, spreading street art as a symbol of social change. From Sao Paulo, Brazil to Cape Town, ...
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Can Scorpions Smoke? The busking book launch experiment (FULL VERSION) - YouTube

"Can Scorpions Smoke? Creative Adventures in the Corporate World" is a book on nurturing our personal and organisational creativity. Author Steve Chapman dec...
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Moving out of your comfort zone (into that zone where the magic happens)

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3D Printed Reaction Diffusion Patterns

3D Printed Reaction Diffusion Patterns | Art in public spaces | Scoop.it
I'm inspired by the visual and sculptural works of: Nervous System: http://n-e-r-v-o-u-s.com/ Karsten Schmidt: http://postspectacular.com/ ...
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BBC Two - The Culture Show, Viking Art: A Culture Show Special

BBC Two - The Culture Show, Viking Art: A Culture Show Special | Art in public spaces | Scoop.it
Andrew Graham-Dixon explores the intricate artistic splendour of Viking art.
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Arduino Blog » Blog Archive » Arduino driven floating black ball is the creepiest/coolest thing around

Arduino Blog » Blog Archive » Arduino driven floating black ball is the creepiest/coolest thing around | Art in public spaces | Scoop.it
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What Happens When Artist Imprisons Subway Riders

What Happens When Artist Imprisons Subway Riders | Art in public spaces | Scoop.it
Some unsuspecting subway riders were recently in for the worst ride of their lives.

In piece of performance art on the Paris metro, an artist trapped riders in a train car that was made to look like a prison cell. He entitled the work "M&eac...
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Art or public nusance? the French artist used black tape to outline prison bars on the interior of the metro car. Once riders entered the car at a Parisian metro stop, Farewell stepped out and quickly locked the doors. He then filmed commuters' reactions as they tried to exit the car at another stop

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A Man Takes A Single Rake to The Beach. And When You Zoom Out And See It... Mind BLOWN.

A Man Takes A Single Rake to The Beach. And When You Zoom Out And See It... Mind BLOWN. | Art in public spaces | Scoop.it
This is absolutely stunning. Even better is his reason for it.
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Art Elevates the Mind by Increasing Empathy, Critical Thinking and Tolerance

Art Elevates the Mind by Increasing Empathy, Critical Thinking and Tolerance | Art in public spaces | Scoop.it
Study of school trips to a museum provides evidence that art can elevate the mind.
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The results showed that, compared with those who had not been to the museum, students who had visited:

Thought about art more critically.Displayed greater empathy about how people lived in the past.Expressed greater levels of tolerance towards people with different views.
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Presentation Zen: Kurt Vonnegut on why art matters for everyone.

Presentation Zen: Kurt Vonnegut on why art matters for everyone. | Art in public spaces | Scoop.it
Kurt Vonnegut (1922–2007) was one of the truly great American writers of our time. In 2006, when Vonnegut was 84, a few students at Xavier High School in New York sent letters to the the legendary author asking him to...
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"It has been proven time and time again in countless studies that students who actively participate in arts education are twice as likely to read for pleasure, have strengthened problem-solving and critical thinking skills, are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement, four times more likely to participate in a math and science fair...." — Quincy Jones

 

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RaspiRobot Board KIT-11561

RaspiRobot Board KIT-11561 | Art in public spaces | Scoop.it
RaspiRobot Board KIT-11561   Description: The Raspberry Pi packs plenty of processing power in a small and inexpensive package and that makes it perfect for robot brains! The only problem? The Raspberry Pi may...
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dual bi-directional motor controllers, two open collector outputs, two switch inputs, a pair of status LEDs and even a voltage regulator capable of powering the Pi using a battery source from 7-12VDC.

A Python library module makes it easy to interface with the robot hardware from your software on the Pi. The combination of Raspberry PI and the RaspiRobot Board makes it easier and more affordable than you might think to build a robot with computer vision, web access or even machine learning using the linux operating system and Python code.

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Beautiful Collection of Graffiti Art for Artists and Designers Inspiration | DJDESIGNERLAB

Beautiful Collection of Graffiti Art for Artists and Designers Inspiration | DJDESIGNERLAB | Art in public spaces | Scoop.it
Graffiti is writing or drawings on any wall or avail surface in a public place. Graffiti can create in simple written words to elaborate wall paintings, and it has existed since ancient times.
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A Videogame That Teaches Kids To Code

A Videogame That Teaches Kids To Code | Art in public spaces | Scoop.it
I’m sitting in the carpeted hallway of the Austin Convention Center, playing a game on an iPad.
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Getty Museum Adds 77,000 Images To Public Domain | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

Getty Museum Adds 77,000 Images To Public Domain | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | Art in public spaces | Scoop.it
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Coup Street Presents - The Hungry Hustle: Joe Ded - YouTube

The Hungry Hustle is a series of interviews with artists from all backgrounds. People chasing their dreams, trying to be successful at doing what they love. ...
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Best Art Education Blogs - TinkerLab

Best Art Education Blogs - TinkerLab | Art in public spaces | Scoop.it
Long before I was a parent, I was an art teacher. I taught elementary and middle school art, and then moved into the field of museum education which is where I was right before TinkerLab began. While many of you […]
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SEGO 'Proteo El Protector' New Mural In Oaxaca, Mexico

SEGO 'Proteo El Protector' New Mural In Oaxaca, Mexico | Art in public spaces | Scoop.it
Sego is now in Oaxaca, Mexico where he just finished this new mural organised by Mamutt Creativity  in the district of El Rosario. His fantastic drawings and paintings of imaginary creatures are al...
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Beautiful Wood Automaton Simulates a Drop of Rain

This mesmerizing object is an automaton made by Dean O'Callaghan. It's designed to look like a drop of rain hitting a pool of water. As he turns the crank, concentric rings of water emanate from the center. O'Callaghan attributes the idea to sculptor Reuben Margolin.[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqzjAmPFND8](Video Link)-via Colossal...
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An Austrian Artist Has Completely Reinvented The Door

An Austrian Artist Has Completely Reinvented The Door | Art in public spaces | Scoop.it
Austrian artist Klemens Torggler has reinvented the door with his latest project.
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Mesmerizing ly beautiful

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The best examples of street art in 2012 (48 pictures)

The best examples of street art in 2012 (48 pictures) | Art in public spaces | Scoop.it
Some of the most amazing examples of street art. A huge amount and variety of these works certainly confirms the fact that the street may be the best ...
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Light Painting Evolved: Introducing the Pixelstick | Colossal

Light Painting Evolved: Introducing the Pixelstick | Colossal | Art in public spaces | Scoop.it

Designed by Duncan Frazier and Steve McGuigan of Brookyln-based BitBanger Labs, the Pixelstick is a fancy new gadget for creating long-exposure light paintings. The device reads digital images created in Photoshop (or any other editor) and displays them one line at a time through an array of 198 full-color RGB LEDs. The images can be any height up to 198 pixels tall and many thousands of pixels wide creating huge possibilities for visual effects. You can see more example images created with the device here and learn more about it onKickstarter.

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Obey the Giant: Short Film Presents the True Story of Shepard Fairey’s First Act of Street Art

Obey the Giant: Short Film Presents the True Story of Shepard Fairey’s First Act of Street Art | Art in public spaces | Scoop.it
Street artists: you either love 'em or hate 'em.
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Brilliant and bejeweled prostheses designed to stand out instead of blend in

Brilliant and bejeweled prostheses designed to stand out instead of blend in | Art in public spaces | Scoop.it
While many prosthetic limbs are either purely functional, or designed to somewhat resemble the limbs they replace, the prostheses designed by Sophie de Oliveira Barata for her Alternative Limb Project celebrate their artificial nature.
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