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An Aerial Tour of an Abandoned Chinese Fishing Village by Joe Nafis

The small fishing village of Houtouwan on the Chinese island of Shengshan has been abandoned since the 1990’s. Due to increased competition with nearby Shanghai and a depleted fishing supply, residents were forced to find work in other towns, leaving … Continue reading

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Earth Day 2018 Google Doodle

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Two Nineteen Forty Four

On a cold, misty morning in late October 2017, after 11 previous attempts, Brad Gobright and Jim Reynolds broke the standing speed record on The Nose (formerly held by Alex Honnold and Hans Florine) with an unbelievable new time of … Continue reading

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Colorful Light Sculptures by James Clar Interpret Technology’s Effects on Our Perceived Reality – Colossal

Thermal Energy (2013), 160 x 120 x 90 cm Artist James Clar creates sculptural light systems that interpret the ways modern technology has altered our perception of reality and time. His multi-colored works often imitate society’s relationship to the screen, … Continue reading

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Banksy Releases New Miniature Walled Off Hotel Souvenir Series

Banksy’s year-old project in Bethlehem,The Walled Off Hotel (previously), has just released a new set of souvenirs exclusively available in the hotel shop. The series of works, which are each hand painted by local artists, depict the West Bank barrier in a crumbling … Continue reading

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Dublin’s Sweep of Public Mural Removals Prompts Wave of New Artworks – Colossal

For the past several months, a collective of artists in Dublin known as Subset has been coming up against the letter of the law, as the Dublin City Council (DCC) issues orders requiring Subset to paint over their colorful murals … Continue reading

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Melting Memories: A Data-Driven Installation that Shows the Brain’s Inner Workings – Colossal

Media artist Refik Anadol’s work Melting Memories combines data paintings, light projections, and augmented data sculptures to visibly demonstrate how the brain recalls memories. The installation was created with a custom 16 x 20 foot LED media wall andCNC milled rigid foam, and was … Continue reading

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A New Species of Giant Octopus Has Been Hiding in Plain Sight

You wouldn’t think a giant octopus could hide in plain sight for decades. But researchers have now learned that the giant Pacific octopus (GPO)—the largest known octopus on Earth, ranging from California to Alaska to Japan—is actually two species. Now … Continue reading

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How Beethoven’s ‘mistake’ became one of our most famous tunes

The last movement of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony gave us ‘Ode to Joy’, one of the most famous tunes of all time. But the composer initially thought he’d made a grave mistake with it. Source: How Beethoven’s ‘mistake’ became one of … Continue reading

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TETRO agency + fernando volken togni develop giant participatory street art in Lyon

To reveal the new face of the city center of Lyon, TETRO agency invited the brazilian artist Fernando Volken Togni to create his vision of the french city and its brand-new pedestrian street with a giant participatory fresco. the event aimed to … Continue reading

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