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Philographics is a project that explains philosophy through geometry and colour, created by London-based graphic designer Genís Carreras.
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Philosophy goes where hard science can't, or won't. Philosophers have a license to speculate about everything from metaphysics to morality, and this means they can shed light on some of the basic questions of existence.
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Seaquence is an experiment in musical composition. Adopting a biological metaphor, you can create and combine musical lifeforms resulting in an organic, dynamic composition.
An interactive flight through attractor orbits generated using Barry Martin's Hopalong formula.
Wechoosethemoon.org is an interactive experience recreating the historic Apollo 11 mission to the Moon in real time. Once where only three men made the trip, now millions can. Live event begins 9:32 AM EDT July 16, 2009. Exactly 40 years after Apollo...
As they say, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas - but what if you could share your secrets with full discretion and glimpse into the hidden lives of the people around you? Confessions is a public art project that invites people to anonymously share...
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Recently, someone for a list of the best science fiction books of all time. Being a fan of sci-fi, and wanting to expand my own reading list, I thought it would be helpful to tally the results and preserve them here for future reference.
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Ogni scultura cartacea realizzata dall'artista ha un unico punto di partenza: un candido e standardizzato . Quello che accade dopo il "trattamento Callesen" lo potete vedere con i vostri occhi. Uccelli in procinto di spiccare il volo, scheletri che ...
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Colour has an amazing power to bring the past to life, whether it's Abraham Lincoln's tie or a victorious kiss.
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Imagine yourself at the airport, waiting to see an Egyptian tomb just before you enter the airplane, which is always late. This is just one the possibilities of this Immersive Cocoon technology developed by a former fellow of MIT Media Lab and NAU. ...
Black flies in your Chardonnay, rain on your wedding day, a traffic jam when you're already late, and twenty-eight other things that define irony.
Since the concept of "Cute" was first dreamed up some time around the invention of cats in 30 B.C., a great many cute things have happened. But these were the very cutest of all.
What if you could share your unused computer power to help find a cure? In just 5 minutes you can join the world's biggest networked computer and get us closer sooner. Watch the video.
Sweet Station is a NY/NJ based website with a steady stream of posts on art, architecture, advertising, photography, product design, and graphics.
Growing up can be a challenge, especially in the teenage years. Some people use writing or art as a creative outlet for all the emotions they keep inside. Seb…
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Linsey Pollak drills out a carrot and turns it into a clarinet and plays it, live looping with a Boss RC20 to record 3 layers....from his solo show "Making Jam"
The so called 'de-extinction' of a number of species was discussed at a TEDx conference in Washington DC sponsored by National Geographic.
Today a group of paleontologists announced the results of an extensive study of several well-preserved dinosaur feathers encased in amber. Their work, which included samples from many stages in the evolution of feathers, bolstered the findings of oth...
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by Adam Pash Click to viewEveryone loves the iPod. Not everyone loves iTunes. It's not that iTunes is a bad application, but it does limit what you can do with your iPod. This week I'll show you how to free yourself from the one computer, one music l...
If your computer has crashed, if you've purchased a new computer or if you're plugging your iPod into your friend's computer, when you sync your iPod, you risk losing all your music. However, by letting the computer know that the music on the iPod sh...
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This is a list of current, widely held, false ideas and beliefs about notable topics which have been reported by reliable sources from around the world. Each has been discussed in published literature, as has its topic area (such as glass, and the mi...
"The world is indeed comic, but the joke is on mankind." H.P. Lovecraft Reader Brian poised the question a few days ago in response
Games might not yet be recognized as art but they are increasingly being used to explore the kind of deep themes that were previously the preserve of artists and philosophers.
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They rely on atmosphere and suspense rather than gore and jump-scares. Here's our pick of the 50 most genuinely creepy horror movies… Creepy isn't the same as scary. Films can be scary simply by using loud noises and sudden movements to make their au...
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Fold money origami models! It's a creative way to give money as gifts, presents, or tips in restaurants. Free diagrams.
A New York man retired. He wanted to use his retirement money wisely, and decided to buy a home and a few acres in Portugal. The modest farm house had been vacant for 15 years. The owner and his wife both had died and t...
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This is a tribute to the nice guys. The nice guys that finish last, that never become more than friends, that endure hours of whining and bitching about what assholes guys are, while disproving the very point. This is dedicated to those guys wh...
Guitar Chords with the root note of F. F Major chords, F minor chords, F dominant seventh chords, F seventh chords and more.
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