Category Archives: Art

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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Kubo and the Two Strings

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “In 2017, for the second time in the history of the Oscars, an animated film is nominated for special effects. Laika Entertainment’s Kubo And The Two Strings was a groundbreaking film — up for Best Visual Effects … Continue reading

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The Great Stalacpipe Organ

Courtesy of Atlas Obscura: “Deep in the Luray Caverns of Virginia sits the largest musical instrument in the world. The Great Stalacpipe Organ appears at first to be a normal organ, but instead of using pipes, the organ is wired … Continue reading

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KAALINK Makes Ink From Captured Car Exhaust

From Graviky.com: ​Kaalink™ is a unit used to capture soot, which is then processed into making Air-Ink. The unit captures 95% of the particular matter pollution without inducing back-pressure. Kaalink is presently under certification and commercial pilots, and available for private demonstrations. … Continue reading

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Met Museum makes 375,000 Images Free

Courtesy of the New York Times: “All images of public-domain artworks in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection — about 375,000 — are now free for anyone to use however they may please. The museum announced on Tuesday that it … Continue reading

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Mosque of Whirling Colours

From Daily Mail: “Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji may have just found his true calling: capturing the little-seen breathtaking beauty of Iran’s most dazzling mosques. The 24-year-old physics student, who lives in Babol in Iran’s Mazandaran province, pursues his passion for … Continue reading

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Subterranean History: Beautiful Abandoned NYC Subway Station

From WebUrbanist.com, a “city-centric, visual-oriented online publication about art, design and built environments”: “As all urban exploration enthusiasts know, there are hidden wonders all around us – particularly in rich metropolitan landscapes like New York City. The City Hall subway stop … Continue reading

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