Monthly Archives: September 2018

Extraordinary Pigeons Take Flight in Large-Scale Feathery Murals by Adele Renault

ArtistAdele Renault (previously) paints realistic portraits of the common pigeon, often highlighting real examples of pigeons whose stories are anything but ordinary. This year she painted a mural of “Baby Girl,” a New Jersey pigeon who won a 366 mile race … Continue reading

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Mixing It Up: Blending Performance Capture and Mixed Reality

The Imaginarium Studios and Magic Leap have partnered to change the way people experience entertainment by capturing the magic of performance for spatial computing. Performance capture allows us to authentically capture the details and nuance of an actors’ performance and … Continue reading

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An Early 20th Century Guide to Wave Designs for Japanese Craftsmen is Now Available Online

In 1903, Japanese artist Mori Yuzan’s wave designs were published in a resource guide for Japanese craftsmen looking to add aquatic motifs to their wares. The three-volume series, titled Hamonshū, includes variations on contained and free-form wave patterns suitable for … Continue reading

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British Goblins: Welsh Folk-lore, Fairy Mythology, Legends and Traditions (1880)

Wirt Sikes, US consul to Cardiff from 1876 to 1883, describes the mythology and traditions of Wales, a land steeped in folklore. (Considering its geographic focus, why the book is not simply called Welsh Goblins remains a mystery.) The first … Continue reading

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Grace Boyle – Multisensory Storytelling

Grace Boyle is the founder and Director of The Feelies, creating stories that speak to all of your senses. She believes that opening up greater realms of our perception for storytelling–painting with more of that sensory palette–can allow audiences to … Continue reading

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Vivienne Ming – SuperHuman(ity): Optimizing Human Potential

Inspired by a remarkable personal transition, Vivienne Ming, CEO of Socos and self-proclaimed mad scientist, has set out to make people better versions of themselves. Whether she’s creating wearable technology to help autistic children learn empathy, or designing cutting-edge neuroprosthetics, … Continue reading

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Sculptural Assemblages by Thomas Deininger Are Three-Dimensional Tricks of the Eye

Thomas Deininger creates mind-bending optical illusions in his found object sculptural assemblages. The Rhode Island-based artist shares with Colossal that he began creating work from found objects in 1994, when he was “experimenting with the physical qualities of paint and abstraction … Continue reading

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UK’s Greenest University — Dahlia’s Manchester

First Things First By being ranked first in the People & Planet’s University League earlier this year, Manchester Metropolitan University has proved its commitment to the environment. From offering a Local Veg Box Scheme to free sustainability training – the … Continue reading

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Drone Video: Historic Paraty as Seen From Above — Best of Brazil Blog

The city of Paraty in the state of Rio de Janeiro is a carefully preserved historical landmark. This drone video takes us back in time to colonial Brazil in all it’s architectural beauty. Enjoy! Check out our growing collection of … Continue reading

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Fast boat experience in Amazonas … [Brazil] — One Step At A Time … (George Attokaran’s Blog)

This blog relates my experiences when I took the “Fast Boat” from Manaus to Tefe, in the Amazonas state of Brazil. Amazon is such a might river, I even saw huge ships use it! In my entire trip, there was … Continue reading

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