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Art

A Czech Merry-Go-Round

December 6, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Though I lived not too far from here in Prague a few years ago, we never quite got around to enjoying the thrill of suspending ourselves from a rotating billboard, though I admit it looks pretty damn fun. Maybe next time. This particular stunt was the handy work of Vojtěch Fröhlich, Ondřej Mladý, January Šimánek, and Vladimír Turner, and if you liked this you’ll also like the Double Happiness Billboard Swingset.

 

 



Amazing

Experience Human Flight

April 16, 2011

Christopher Jobson

For the first 10-15 seconds I almost thought this was digital. Shot by the Melbourne Skydive Centre.

 

 



Design Illustration

Aerialists on W. 24th

March 15, 2011

Christopher Jobson

A fantastic new art print from Mark Brabant of Hovering Object (previously). It’s a five color screenprint on 100lb cover weight stock paper available for just $40. (via poster district)

 

 



Amazing

Valparaiso Cerro Abajo 2011

March 6, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Valparaiso Cerro Abajo is an urban downhill bike race that takes place every February in Valparaiso, Chile. Here’s a clip from the 2010 race, equally if not more so insane.

 

 



Amazing

Wingsuit Basejumping by Phoenix Fly

December 26, 2010

Christopher Jobson

A collection of shots from the 2009-2010 basejumping season in Europe using new wingsuit prototypes. These guys balls are so huge I can’t imagine how they possibly stay airborne. Learn more over at Phoenix Fly.

 

 



Design

East Campus Roller Coaster 2010: The Reverse Cowgirl

December 12, 2010

Christopher Jobson

This September students from MIT built a vertical wooden roller coaster from scratch. What happened to drinking beer and playing video games?

Rush 2010 featured EC’s first fully vertical wooden roller coaster track. The Reverse Cowgirl, designed by Mike Nawrot ’12 and Romain Teil ’11 dropped its riders vertically, then turned them face down as they skimmed 2 feet above the ground, face down and strapped with their backs to the cart, before bringing them back to vertical upside-down.

From what I can gather this appears to be part of an annual coaster tradition that is only vaguely documented online. Additional photos here. (via make)

 

 



Amazing

So here’s something you can do in Russia

December 9, 2010

Christopher Jobson

If you’re done sightseeing in Moscow, why not leave the city and hook up some DIY bungee jumping from an abandoned building.