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GIF of the Day: Hacking the Dancing Baby with stAllio!

There’s probably no GIF more famous than the Character Studio sample animation “Dancing Baby“—arguably the young internet’s first meme, and certainly the only one to be immortalized with its own episode of Ally McBeal.  What better file to use for experiments […]
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Map Hanging In Firehouse Has Hidden NSFW Image

Map Hanging In Firehouse Has Hidden NSFW Image | WOW Factor | Scoop.it
Firefighting is, and has always been, a male dominated profession, and as such many fire stations feel like a boy's club complete with cheeky posters and calendars hanging on the wall.But one seemingly innocent geological survey map from the "Department of the Exterior" hung on a firehouse wall for years before Imgur user Shinygreencloud noticed its NSFW secret.Now we can't show you the full image here on Neatorama (click here to see it), but what we can show you is the way cutting out the naughty bit
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The Sum of Everything: An Interview with Charles Atlas

The Sum of Everything: An Interview with Charles Atlas | WOW Factor | Scoop.it
“The career of the American filmmaker Charles Atlas has been a steady but slow-burning fire for more than 40 years,” wrote Holland Cotter just last year. Despite pioneering the media-dance art form, and collaborating with dancers and performers like Michael […]
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Massive Links: Ellsworth Kelly Dies at 92

Massive Links: Ellsworth Kelly Dies at 92 | WOW Factor | Scoop.it
Post-War Art master, Ellsworth Kelly, died yesterday at the age of 92. “I want to live another 15 years.” Kelly told the Observer in November 2015. “But I know I’m not going to. I’m not really whole any more. I […]
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JF Ptak Science Books: One of the Most Beautiful Scientific Books of the 19th Century

JF Ptak Science Books: One of the Most Beautiful Scientific Books of the 19th Century | WOW Factor | Scoop.it
JF Ptak Science Books Quick Post I no longer own a copy of this book, but at least I did find a version of it at Google Books--the rather walk-about title completely conceals the fabulous stuff within it. The Chemical...
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OMA's 15 Most Outrageous Unbuilt Skyscrapers

OMA's 15 Most Outrageous Unbuilt Skyscrapers | WOW Factor | Scoop.it
Since 1975, the Rotterdam-based Office for Metropolitan Architecture has produced some of the world's most provocative buildings. Led by Rem Koolhaas...
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Multimedia Artists Bring Kids' Wacky Monster Drawings To Life

Multimedia Artists Bring Kids' Wacky Monster Drawings To Life | WOW Factor | Scoop.it
Kids who aren't mortally afraid of monsters accept that monsters can also be quite whimsical, and when they put their idea of a wacky monster down on paper the silly ideas flow like fingerpaint.The horns, fangs, fur, crazy eyes and tendency to eat people are all there, but underneath all that GRRR there's a child's active imagination hard at work, making sure each creature has its own horribly unique personality.The Go Monster Project aims to take creature concepts created by little monster sket
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The Vision of Charles and Ray Eames

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How two designers from the 20th century influenced and predicted the way people would live in the 21st
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prosthetic knowledge — LOVE Online mixtape put together by Hip-Hop...

prosthetic knowledge — LOVE Online mixtape put together by Hip-Hop... | WOW Factor | Scoop.it
LOVEOnline mixtape put together by Hip-Hop designer GEO features interactive visuals by @samrolfes and Joseph Yølk:
“The interactive LOVE collaboration between GEO and Sam Rolfes grew out of a simple...
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Enthusiasts Created A Giant Roman Empire Display From LEGO

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British collective Brick to the Past built a historical LEGO display that’s probably one of the largest ever made. It’s a recreation of Hadrian’s famous wall at Rome’s northern frontier.
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Why Everyone (Possibly Including God) Hates Renoir

Why Everyone (Possibly Including God) Hates Renoir | WOW Factor | Scoop.it
He was promiscuous with color, lazy with composition, and chose the gaudiest subjects possible.
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Found: A Surprise David Bowie Left for Fans on His Last Album

Found: A Surprise David Bowie Left for Fans on His Last Album | WOW Factor | Scoop.it
A black star turns into a starscape.
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Weekend WeedBlogging: 10 Awesome Kytten Janae GIFs to Vape To

* PHOTOSENSITIVE SEIZURE WARNING * One of our favorite animation artists right now is Kytten Janae. Here are 10 samples of her psychedelic animated visual art as animated GIFs.
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Fabiola Menchelli | i like this art

Fabiola Menchelli | i like this art | WOW Factor | Scoop.it
Fabiola Menchelli Work from her oeuvre. "In a digital age where the boundaries between the virtual and the physical blend and generate new experiences, I
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Postscript: Ellsworth Kelly - The New Yorker

Postscript: Ellsworth Kelly - The New Yorker | WOW Factor | Scoop.it
Peter Schjeldahl on the artist Ellsworth Kelly, who died on Sunday, at the age of ninety-two.
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Post-Apocalyptic Thomas the Tank Engine

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Perhaps he was tough. Perhaps he was just lucky. We don't know how Thomas survived when the war arrived in Sodor. All we know is that Thomas somehow made it through it all--though he wished that he hadn't when Sir Topham Hatt was done modifying him.Y. Nakajima, a Japanese modelmaker, works for the Takayuki Takeya sculpture studio. He made Thomas into a monstrous 6-legged mecha armed with a laser. Yes, that laser is powerful enough to be dangerous: it can pop balloons and light matches.You can see more ph...
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grimdark sodor, or thomas the mad engine.

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prosthetic knowledge — The Pirate Book Project from Nicolas Maigret and...

prosthetic knowledge — The Pirate Book Project from Nicolas Maigret and... | WOW Factor | Scoop.it
The Pirate BookProject from Nicolas Maigret and Maria Roszkowska is a book that examines the history and culture of media piracy:
“This work offers a broad view on media piracy as well as a variety of...
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My Friend Robert Rauschenberg by Robert Hughes

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Rauschenberg’s references to other media aren’t just tricks. They’re an integral part of the way he connects the language of his images to that of a wider world.
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I <3 Rauschenberg!

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In Photos: The Vision of Charles and Ray Eames

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How two designers from the 20th century influenced and predicted the way people would live in the 21st
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It's going to be okay. - The Oatmeal

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Maud Lavin: Cut With the Kitchen Knife: The Weimar Photomontages of Hannah Höch (1993) — Monoskop Log

Maud Lavin: Cut With the Kitchen Knife: The Weimar Photomontages of Hannah Höch (1993) — Monoskop Log | WOW Factor | Scoop.it
Writings on art, culture, and media technology
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Super fun short warps reality by screwing with our expectations

This fantastic short by Terri Timely and Park Pictures completely bends your mind because everyday tasks—like, putting toothpaste on your tooth brush—become something completely different and weird and almost abstract—like, the toothpaste becoming a flame thrower. Think you know what happens when you turn on a TV or spin a lazy susan? Think again!
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