Science

Melting Rock with the Sun

November 28, 2010

Christopher Jobson

This is a clip from the Solar Furnace Research Facility in Southern France that has a device capable of focusing the sun’s rays into a giant death laser that reaches temperatures around 3,500 Fahrenheit (or 1,926 Celsius). The real kicker being that it only takes as much sun as would hit three sunbathers to melt rock. Goooo science! (via devour)

 

 



Art Design

Le Soleil & La Lune

November 28, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Two great art prints designed by Merrick Angle. No longer available, d’oh, but still pretty. Lots more stuff in the Double Merrick store though. (via design work life)

 

 



Animation Craft

3d Animated Graffiti by Graffiti Technica

November 28, 2010

Christopher Jobson

OK, so maybe a little over the top, but I’m loving these animated graffiti sketches from the Australian Graffiti Technica. There’s just the perfect mix of shaky camera work, lighting, and top-notch sound design to make these little 3d experiments pretty exceptional, and hey, if all graffiti trended toward enormous hover robots we’d probably spend a lot less taxpayer money on spray paint removal. (via fecalface)

 

 



Art

Interactive butterfly installation by Dominic Harris

November 28, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Flutter is a really impressive interactive artwork by Dominic Harris of Cinimod Studio. The installation consists of a linear array of 88 vertical double-sided video fins projecting from a mirrored surface. Butterflies are projected on the screens and then react to the motion of your hand or body as you pass by.

 

 



Photography

Randy P. Martin Photographs Idyllic Scenes

November 27, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Wishing I was inside the idyllic photos of Randy P. Martin today. (via yay!everyday)

 

 



Amazing

What are you thinking right now?

November 27, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Fun viral advert for Batelco, and an obligatory making of clip. Made by Spy Films, which also produced Neill Blomkamp’s District 9 precursor, Alive in Joburg. And don’t miss the District 9 sequel viral advert just released last week. (via pratt)

 

 



History Photography

Pavel Maria Smejkal, Fatescapes

November 27, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Iconic historical war photos with the subjects removed by Slovakian artist Pavel Maria Smejkal. (via i like this art)

 

 

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