Category Archives: Art

Library Link of the Day: 400 People Volunteer to Perform Along Train Route to Entertain Passengers Passing By

Courtesy of MyModernMet.com: See this in action! “One of the nicest parts of train travel is relaxing and glancing at the countryside as it whizzes by. But recently, passengers on trains through Germany’s Saale Valley were in for an unexpected treat, … Continue reading

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Rube Goldberg Competition, 11/20

This Monday, Nov. 20, from 3:00 – 6:00, in the multi, the annual physics Rube Goldberg Competition will be held in the Student Union. Courtesy of RubeGoldberg.com: “The Rube Goldberg Machine Contest (RGMC) is named after the late cartoonist Reuben Lucius Goldberg. … Continue reading

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Dubai Window Washing

Courtesy of National Geographic: “A worker cleans windows at the 124th floor of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai—the tallest building in the world. Taken in February, the photograph illustrates the low-level winter clouds that gather at sunrise.” Stay Curious!

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Analyzing the language of color

Courtesy of MIT: “The human eye can perceive millions of different colors, but the number of categories human languages use to group those colors is much smaller. Some languages use as few as three color categories (words corresponding to black, … Continue reading

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Old Books Reborn as Art

Courtesy of ideas.TED.com: “To create new art, Brian Dettmer trashes old books. The painter-turned-sculptor (TED Talk: Old books reborn as art) takes outdated reference materials such as textbooks and encyclopedias, seals them with varnish, then carves away at their pages with an … Continue reading

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Abandoned States: Idyllic Postcards turn into Ruins

Courtesy of DCist.com: “I found the old matchbook lying on a desk. It was buried under some papers, beside a thick, water-logged book frozen solid in the January chill. I ran my fingers down its spine and read the title: … Continue reading

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Shimen International Kite Festival

Courtesy of the North Coast & Guanyinshan National Scenic Area: “Every year kite hobbyists from all over Taiwan and overseas flock to Shimen Kite Park for this major event on the international kite flying calendar. During the festival the sky … Continue reading

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Optical Illusion Can Tell If You Need Glasses

Courtesy of TechTimes.com: “A blurry picture of Marilyn Monroe superimposed with a finely detailed image of Albert Einstein could help you figure out if you need eyeglasses or contacts. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) developed the hybrid … Continue reading

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Sand Mandalas are meant to be destroyed

Courtesy of mandala-painting.com: “The making of a sand mandala comes from an ancient Tibetan Buddhist tradition involving ritual geometric patterns made from colored sand. The creation involves multiple persons, usually 4 monks, who each work on one side of the mandala. … Continue reading

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Free Comic Book Day! May 6th

Courtesy of freecomicbookday.org: “In 1992, the comic book world found itself in unprecedented territory when Art Spiegelman won the Pulitzer Prize for his stunning Holocaust survival story, Maus. Since that watershed event, the mainstream acceptance of comics and graphic novels … Continue reading

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