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100,000 Stars: An Interactive Exploration of the Milky Way Galaxy

100,000 Stars: An Interactive Exploration of the Milky Way Galaxy website space science interactive

100,000 Stars: An Interactive Exploration of the Milky Way Galaxy website space science interactive

100,000 Stars is a new experiment for Chrome web browsers (or any other WebGL browser like Firefox or Safari) that lets you interactively explore the Milky Way galaxy with your mouse and scroll wheel. I found it to be a bit more cumbersome on my laptop trackpad so if you’re in the same position click the ‘Take a Tour’ button for a pretty lovely demo. (via the awesomer)

Colossal Nominated for the 16th Annual Webby Awards

Colossal Nominated for the 16th Annual Webby Awards website webby awards colossal awesome Photo by cynthiak

I’m thrilled to announce that Colossal has been nominated for the 16th Annual Webby Awards in the Art category. You can vote for Colossal on the people’s voice award site through April 28th. Voting requires registration but you can use your Twitter or Facebook account to login quickly.

Colossal Nominated for the 16th Annual Webby Awards website webby awards colossal awesome

Colossal is among fantastic company in the Art category and I’d like to congratulate fellow nominees Dean West Photography, PhotoSeed, Walker Art Center, and Google’s Art Project. The winners will be announced May 1st and honored at a ceremony in New York on May 21st. Thanks for your vote!

Update: Voting appears to be down right now, stay tuned.

Guest Curator at Saatchi Online

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Guest Curator at Saatchi Online website colossal

Guest Curator at Saatchi Online website colossal

Guest Curator at Saatchi Online website colossal

Guest Curator at Saatchi Online website colossal

Here’s something fun. I was just asked to be a guest curator over at Saatchi Online and we did a short interview covering things like how Colossal began and my lack of wall space at home. Head on over to see the collection I put together including some of the works included above. There’s so much great art on that site it’s easy to get lost.

Five Questions with Lustik

Five Questions with Lustik website interview

One of the most unassuming of my daily stops is also one of the most incredible. The impeccably curated Lustik is a treasure trove of great art, design, and all things creative and interesting. After few weeks of following and sourcing several posts here on Colossal I decided it was time to learn more about the mysterious person behind this Tumblr who posts anonymously, without even a hint of information on the site. Luckily she responded to a shout-out a few weeks ago and I was able to ask her a few quick questions.

Who are you?
I’m Béatrice Lucas, a breton crazy cat’s lady!

Why did you start Lustik?
In French ou is u and loustic means “funny, kid…” I began it just for pleasure as a notebook, after Chercat.

How do you find stuff to post? Do you have a routine?
No routine, I… nose about!

What sites inspire you?
Tankthinks, Väskust, Poculum, Notcot.org, MoCoLoco, Who killed Bambi.

What happens next?
So sorry, not to have a divining instinct!

Thanks Béatrice for unveiling yourself on Colossal. I can’t urge you strongly enough to head over to Lustik and get lost for a while.

Five Questions with Cartwheel Galaxy

Five Questions with Cartwheel Galaxy website interview

Today I’m starting a new regular feature, taking a few minutes to chat with some of the people behing the blogs and Tumblrs that I’ve found inspiring and that regularly influence what you see here on Colossal. First up is a fantastic site called Cartwheel Galaxy run by Katey Nicosia. Her broad taste in art is something to take note of and I encourage you to add her to your bookmarks.

Who are you?
I am Katey. I’m 30 years old. An artist, writer, designer, dabbler.

Why did you start Cartwheel Galaxy?
I started Cartwheel Galaxy in an attempt to somehow take inventory or perhaps keep up with all the great art and artists that I discover online. I also like to share and promote artists so I intend it for that too.

How do you find stuff to post? Do you have a routine?
There are several ways. First, I follow a lot of blogs and the bulk of the art I post is found through other blogs. I also use Flickr a lot, of course. But my favorite way to find and discover art and artists is through museums and galleries. My daily routine consists of me flipping through my blog subscriptions, picking out the stuff I’m interested and going from there. I do this every day after work.

What sites inspire you?
I’m in love with But Does It Float, JESU, Artlog, and My Love For You is another current favorite.

What happens next?
I wish I had further plans but for the time being I’m content sticking with what I’m doing. Maybe some day I’ll take it all a step further, but for now my goal is just to keep posting and sharing. :)

Thanks Katey, and head on over to Cartwheel Galaxy to see what all the fuss is about!

Facity

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Facity (face + city) is a daily portrait photography project that started in Berlin in 2008 and opened its doors to internationally in early 2010. Any photographer can submit a portrait photo provided that it’s taken in a manner that meets the Facity manifest guidelines. The resulting body of portraits now numbers in the thousands, all taken with natural light without visible clothing, and with an aperture of 2.8 with a 50mm lens. Take a look!

Designspiration

Designspiration website inspiration compilation

Every day as I’m cruising around the web picking up stuff for Colossal I run into one-off images that I want to save but can’t quite create an entire post around. I used to save them to a folder on my desktop which was fine but I had no way to share them with anyone else. Enter the very awesome web site from designer Shelby White, Designspiration. Similar to other inspiration sharing web sites, Designspiration allows you to use a simple browser add-on to click desired images on any web page and upload them directly to your profile. Unlike those other web sites, Shelby has created a host of great tools including a handy search, tagging, the ability to follow other users, and to vote on the images that inspire you the most. It’s a site I visit as frequently as a major news sites to see what’s emerging in the art and design world. See my personal collection of stuff here.

Wanna play? I’ve got a spare invite that I’d love to pass along. To throw your name in the hat just “like” the Colossal Facebook page and leave a comment under the Designspiration post with a link to a single image you would share. At the end of the week I’ll pick one of superior awesomeness and shoot you a Facebook message with the invite.

Live NYC Public Transit Data Converted to Music

Google engineer Alexander Chen has converted live data from the NYC subway schedule into an online “stringed instrument” called Conductor (above is just a video example).

Conductor turns the New York subway system into an interactive string instrument. Using the MTA’s actual subway schedule, the piece begins in realtime by spawning trains which departed in the last minute, then continues accelerating through a 24 hour loop. The visuals are based on Massimo Vignelli’s 1972 diagram.

Learn more about how it all works on his blog, and definitely check out the live site. Brain Eno would approve.

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