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Eclectic learning and leading through technology and the arts
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Brilliantly powerful~Running the Numbers by Chris Jordan

Brilliantly powerful~Running the Numbers by Chris Jordan | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Chris Jordan is an artist based in Seattle, Washington.

Many of  Jordan's works are created from photographs of garbage and mass consumption, a serendipitous technique which started when he visited an industrial yard to look at patterns of color and order. His industrious passion for conservation and awareness has brought much attention to his photography in recent years. Jordan uses everyday commonalities such as a plastic cup and defines the blind unawareness involved in American consumerism. His work, while often unsettling, is a bold message about unconscious behaviors in our everyday lives, leaving it to the viewer to draw conclusions about the inevitable consequences which will arise from our habits. ***Be sure to ZOOM IN to his photographs-BRILLIANT!

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Brett Weathers's curator insight, March 26, 2016 9:11 PM
Chris Jordan is a local (Seattle) artist with a global perspective his "Running the Numbers" Series photographically represent global data in creative ways.
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Integrated Art~Nick Gentry : Art of Contribution

Integrated Art~Nick Gentry : Art of Contribution | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Nick Gentry is a British artist from London. Much of his artistic output has been generated with the use of contributed artefacts and materials. He states that through this process "contributor, artist and viewer come closer together". His art is influenced by the development of consumerism, technology and cyberculture in society, with a distinctive focus on obsolete media.

He is best known for his floppy disk paintings, placing an emphasis on recycling and the reuse of personal objects as a central theme.

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How Very Clever ~ 12 Christmas Trees Made Out Of ...Books!

How Very Clever ~ 12 Christmas Trees Made Out Of ...Books! | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Check out all the creative things people do with their books this time of year really makes you want to try something unique!

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YouTube for Schools

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YouTube for Schools gives you access to the hundreds of thousands of educational videos on YouTube EDU. This includes short lessons from top teachers around the world, full courses from the world’s best universities, professional development from fellow educators, and inspiring videos from thought leaders.

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Google Doodle~Robert Noyce: Inventor of the integrated circuit

12th December 2011: Today Google honors Robert Noyce, "the Mayor of Silicon Valley". He was born 1927 (84 years ago) in Burlington, Iowa. Robert Noyce is credited (along with Jack Kilby) with the invention of the integrated circuit. 1957 Noyce co-founded Fairchild Semiconductor. 1968 he co-founded Intel. Robert Noyce was granted 16 patents. He was also a mentor and father-figure to an entire generation of entrepreneurs. Robert Noyce died from a heart attack on June 3, 1990. Happy Birthday, Robert Noyce.

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Media Consolidation: The Illusion of Choice (Infographic)

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We all know that everything you see on TV, and much of what you read online, is ultimately owned by a few mega corporations. But if you were pressed about how much those companies actually own, I'd bet you'd be off by about a factor of 2.

Frugal Dad's Blog-took it upon themselves to show exactly how concentrated our media landscape actually is thus creating "The (Grand) Illusion of Choice"!

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Helping Hand to Lil' Drac the Fruit Bat

Meet Lil' Drac, a short-tailed fruit bat taken in by Bat World Sanctuary in Texas, an organization with a mission that includes promoting the protection and conservation of wild bats.

According to the organization, this little guy was abandoned by his mother who was traumatized when a zoo she was living in closed and she had to be moved.

Because he's not being raised by his mother, the volunteers stroke his stomach with a cotton swab to simulate the feeling of a mother's tongue. And as you'll see in the video, he's learned to suck milk through a small piece of foam.

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20 of the Most Shared Ads of 2011

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Unruly unveils the world's 20 most-shared commercials of 2011. There are plenty of familiar spots—No. 1 is no surprise—but some unexpected ones as well.

Based out of the UK-Unruly owns and operates the Viral Video Chart. Obsessively frequented by media mavens looking for the next big thing and pored over by agency creatives hoping to see their work make the cut, the Viral Video Chart is the world's largest, most comprehensive database of online social videos.

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Animation: Unusual Twist from Steve Cutts

A short hand-drawn animation by Steve Cutts, In the Fall is about one man's reflection on his life. Music by Guided by Voices. Steve Cutts graduated from the Surrey Institute of Art and Design in 2001 with a BA Hons in fine art. Steve has gone on to become a freelance artist working from his studio in Guildford-Surrey, England, developing his skills as an illustrator, painter and sculptor. Many of his work have unique and unusual twists to them.

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On My Bucket List: Giraffe Manor, Nairobi

On My Bucket List: Giraffe Manor, Nairobi | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it
Giraffe Manor is set in 12 acres of private land within 140 acres of indigenous forest and is only 20 kilometres from Nairobi city centre. Built in the 1930s, this luxury boutique hotel has maintained all the charm of the era and is now famous for its resident herd of Rothschild Giraffe.

Giraffe Manor offers you an unparalleled experience of the giraffes, with them vying for your attention at the breakfast table, the front door and even your bedroom window.

 

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Voices from the Learning Revolution: Powerful Practices

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Voices from the Learning Revolution Blog. Here you'll find stories about connected and shifted learning. Meet our Voices and be part of the revolution. Educators from around the world post their thinking and thoughts-very powerful!

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The 45 Most Powerful Images Of 2011

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The 45 Most Powerful Images Of 2011: What a year! Here's to 2012 being a more quiet and peaceful one.

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Very Clever Category: The Chromatic Typewriter Works of Art

Very Clever Category: The Chromatic Typewriter Works of Art | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Artist Tyree Callahan modified a 1937 Underwood Standard typewriter to create works of art, replacing each key with a different hue that can paint on paper. A chromatic typewriter isn't by any means practical (the keys have to be manually reloaded with paint) - but the concept is still pretty interesting. Tyree's typewriter is currently a contender in the West Collection's annual artist competition. (and yes...there is an app for that!)

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Illustrations from The Book of Shadows~Max Palenko

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Art of Ukrainian designer and illustrator Max Palenko. Max has a sharp illustration style that reminds one of the great Hieronymus Bosch from the 14th century. His work is unique, full of intricate details and boasts a ton of creativity. Here are a few samples from his most recent series of concept graphics 'The Book of Shadows'

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Original Music and Animation: Colleen~The Happy Sea

Music: Colleen is the work of multi-instrumentalist Cécile Schott who mainly works with cello, loops, harps, guitar, ukulele, and more, to make a minimal tapestry of undulating sound. Her music is refreshing, pure, and very beautiful. http://colleenplays.org/

 

Visuals: The Happy Sea' video is created by Carolina Melis. Originally from Sardinia, moved to the UK to continue her training. She developed an interest in animation and illustration that led to a Master at Central St Martins. Melis' work, explores ideas of delicacy, organic development, life-cycles and living relationships, yielding elegantly tragic pieces with a subtle romance. http://www.carolinamelis.com

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Stunning~Sculpture By The Sea

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Featuring 100 sculptures by artists from across the globe, Sculpture By The Sea is an enormous outdoor sculpture exhibition spread over a 1.2 mile coastal walk from Bondi to Tamarama beach in Sydney, Australia.

From Simon McGrath's faucet sculpture "Who left the tap running?" to John Fitzmaurice "Make A Wish," the offbeat creations can raise eyebrows, inspire and even make you laugh.

The brainchild of founding director David Handley, the project has been running since 1997.

Though Sydney just wrapped up its exhibition for the year, the next exhibition, to be held on Cottesloe Beach in Perth, is already in the works for March of 2012.

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Yuri Zupancic ~ Microchip Paintings

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American artist,  currently living and working in Brisbane, Australia, Yuri Zupancic transforms microchips into beautiful, tiny pieces of artwork.

From animals to scenes from nature or human beings, the Kansas native creates detailed paintings all on a miniature scale of a single square inch.

His motivation for his surreal microchip creations?

"'Smaller and Faster' is the new 'Bigger and Better' and that applies to communications as much as to commodities," Zupancic said.

"Computers provide ways to share passionate thoughts, yet the hardware itself seems cold and sterile ... so I paint life into it."

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Compfight -Visual Search Engine Using Flickr

Compfight -Visual Search Engine Using Flickr | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Compfight is an image search engine tailored to efficiently locate images for blogs, comps, inspiration, and research. They make good use of the flickr™ API, but aren't affiliated with flickr.

Here is an an example of what the word 'rubber ball' yielded!

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Everything You Know About Education Is Wrong

Everything You Know About Education Is Wrong | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it
Think of the ingredients that make for a good school. Small classes. Well-educated teachers. Plenty of funding. Combine, mix well, then bake. Turns out, your recipe would be horribly wrong, at least according to a new working paper out of Harvard.

Its take away: Schools shouldn't focus on resources. They should focus on culture.

The study comes courtesy of economist Roland Fryer, an academic heavyweight who was handed a MacArthur Foundation "genius award" earlier this year for his research into the driving forces behind student achievement. Fryer gathered extensive data from 35 New York City charter schools, which generally cater to underprivileged and minority communities.

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Elaborately Decorated, Lush, Luxurious paintings...Only Begins to Describe Erica Steiner's Work

Elaborately Decorated, Lush, Luxurious paintings...Only Begins to Describe Erica Steiner's Work | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

San Francisco painter Erica Steiner describes her work...

My paintings explore the idea that the basic human drive to ornament the material world is fundamentally innate, irresistible, and at its core, motivated by deeper impulses to understand the meaning of life and to experience a universal, elemental or essential reality. I use painting as a vehicle to engage with the act of ornamentation as a disciplined and sustained practice, and as a means of dialoging with fine art, folk art and craft traditions that for centuries have sought to interpret nature through a lens of careful and ornate pattern work, ultimately echoing the cellular patterns that constitute all matter.

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Visualizing Cultures: MIT

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Visualizing Cultures weds images and scholarly commentary in innovative ways to illuminate social and cultural history. Founded in 2002 by MIT Professors John Dower and Shigeru Miyagawa, Visualizing Cultures exploits the unique qualities of the Web as a publishing platform to enable scholars, teachers, and others to: (1) examine large bodies of previously inaccessible images; (2) compose original texts with unlimited numbers of full-color, high-resolution images; and (3) use new technology to explore unprecedented ways of analyzing and presenting images that open windows on modern history.

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One Man: One Million Giraffes

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On the 6th of June 2009 Ola Helland from Stavanger in Norway made a bet with his good friend, Jørgen. He didn't believe it was possible for him to collect one million giraffes. 440 days later he proved Jørgen wrong with help of people from all around the world. 102 countries helped out showing Jørgen how amazing the internet is.

You can find all of the one million and more giraffes on Ola's site. The project is over, but the website lives on. There's even a book. You can still upload a giraffe on the website. Enjoy!

 

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World-ology: Interactive History and Geopolitics Maps

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......Visualize Evolution.....

Worldology.com was conceived with the objective of making history and geopolitics (the relationship and dynamic between geography and politics) more easily digestible and understandable. Casey Fisher Creator of Worldology.com was intrigued by the possibility of more imaginative ways to bring this field of understanding to life. This led to the idea of graphical and interactive maps to enable viewers to more acutely visualize the evolution of nations and cultures.

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Way Cool Advent Calendar of Winter Related Websites

Way Cool Advent Calendar of Winter Related Websites | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Each new day during Decemenber open the window to reveal a great Christmas educational resource!

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IKEA: Homemade is Best Recipe Book (my kind of book!)

IKEA: Homemade is Best Recipe Book (my kind of book!) | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Carl Kleiner was hired by IKEA to shoot the recipes for their new baking book called Hembakat är Bäst [Homemade is Best]. The amazing food styling has been created by Evelina Bratell.

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