Category Archives: Art

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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CHOMP Purchases PGHS Student Artwork

The art curator from CHOMP, Amy Essick, was invited to view student art because she is in charge of all the displays for the hospital and its surrounding office buildings.  Amy selected thirty drawings, paintings and 2D design pieces and … Continue reading

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How the Japanese Art Of Paper Cutting Could Change The Future Of Electronics

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “The ancient art of paper cutting doesn’t exactly sound like the futuristic technology that will revolutionize powering your portable electronics. Surprise: it just may be. Meet the self-charging paper device. For a few years, researchers have been … Continue reading

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Impossible smells exhibition opens

Courtesy of The Telegraph: “The world’s first exhibition of ‘extinct and impossible’ smells is under way, from the metallic fallout of the first atomic bomb to the aroma of cloves and oranges from the first aid kit of a medieval … Continue reading

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Flugtag, “Flying Day”

Courtesy of Red Bull Flugtag: “Red Bull Flugtag challenges the brave and brainy to design, build and pilot home-made flying machines off a 22-foot high flight deck in hopes of soaring into the wild blue yonder… or more often, plunging … Continue reading

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Calder Mercury Fountain

Courtesy of Atlas Obscura: “Mercury, also known as quicksilver, is a beautiful, mirror-skinned metal that is liquid at room temperature. Unfortunately, it is also extremely toxic. For many years, the world’s greatest source of mercury were the mines at Almadén, … Continue reading

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For Dev Hynes, Every Sound Is A Color

Courtesy of NPR Music: Synesthesia Definition: A condition in which one type of stimulation evokes the sensation of another, as when the hearing of a sound produces the visualization of a color. “Devonté Hynes is a musical shape-shifter. On his first … Continue reading

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Singapore Supertrees

Courtesy of Gardens by the Bay: “Measuring between 25 and 50 meters tall, these iconic tree-like vertical gardens are designed with large canopies that provide shade in the day and come alive with an exhilarating display of light and sound … Continue reading

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Mathematics is beautiful (no, really)

Courtesy of Phys.org, a web-based science, research and technology news service owned by Omicron Technology: By Vicky Neale, “For many people, memories of maths lessons at school are anything but pretty. Yet “beautiful” is a word that I and other … Continue reading

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