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Toto’s “Africa” plays on repeat in the middle of the Namib Desert… indefinitely

Namibian-German artist Max Siedentopf created "Toto Forever," an installation that plays the song "Africa" on repeat in the middle of southern Africa's Namib Desert. From the BBC News:

Mr Siedentopf tells the BBC it is set to play forever, with solar batteries "to keep Toto going for all eternity..."

"[I] wanted to pay the song ...

An embroidered computer whose circuits are ornate, golden thread

Irene Posch and Ebru Kurbak's Embroidered Computer uses historic gold embroidery materials to create relays ("similar to early computers before the invention of semiconductors") that can do computational work according to simple programs; it's installed at the Angewandte Innovation Lab in Vienna.

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A skeleton’s blue teeth represent a ‘bombshell’ discovery for women’s history

01.12.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

It's not surprising to learn that women who lived during the Middle Ages didn't always get the credit they deserved, but tangible proof that further erodes our male-centric view of history is always welcome. A new study asserts that lapis lazuli foun... ...

“Invisible ink” features found in Basquiat painting

Art conservator Emily Macdonald-Korth was evaluationg a client's Jean-Michel Basquiat untitled painting from 1981 when she looked at the work under ultraviolet light to reveal any repairs or varnishing. From artnet News:

“I start looking at this thing and I see these arrows,” Macdonald-Korth told artnet News. She flipped the lights back on to make ...

Megalophobia

r/megalophobia is a my new favorite subreddit, specializing in things that are very big and therefore very, very scary. Postings range from Lovecraftian monsters looming in the mist to zoom-out animations impressing upon the viewer the insignificance of Planet Earth and all human concerns. Currently popular are disturbing photoshops of large comets looming over ...

The OTFB: a switchblade-inspired, machined sculpture

Machinist/sculptor Chris Bathgate (previously) has revealed his latest piece: the OTFB (out the front/out the back), a spring-loaded, switchblade-inspired piece that substitutes rotation for a sliding switch, "creating a small amount of mechanical advantage, lessening the effort on the part of the user needed to load the spring in the assembly."

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‘Joy of Painting’ fan Ralph Jean-Pierre faces Bob Ross in a ‘race against time’ — Bob Ross Challenge

01.04.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Ralph Jean-Pierre takes the Bob Ross Challenge — and has a bit of trouble with lavender. The Bob Ross Challenge is not affiliated with The Joy of Painting or its producers. Read more...More about Funny, Art, Mashable Video, Diy, and Comedy ...

Check Out This Incredible Tesla Roadster Sculpture

01.01.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

This palm-sized piece of art is a one-off… for now. The new Tesla Roadster may be years away from production, but tributes to its beauty are already being made. This palm-sized sculpture by Amalgam Collection takes the car’s design and melts away the details, leaving only its essence. It’s beautiful, just like its full-size muse. ...

Guillotine Watch: weighing the pros and cons of keeping your art collection on your super-yacht

Writing in The Art Newspaper, Andrea Marechal Watson enumerates the up- and down-sides of keeping your millions in art treasures aboard your super-yacht: on the one hand, the full-time crew of up to 50 will certainly ensure that the art is well looked-after and kept in climate controlled stasis; but then there's the problem ...

Comedian Holden McNeely sees some very peculiar things in this Bob Ross painting — The Bob Ross Challenge

12.28.2018 · Posted in Technology Articles

Despite being "mildly frightened," comedian Holden McNeely tackles the Bob Ross Challenge. The Bob Ross Challenge is not affiliated with The Joy of Painting or its producers. Read more...More about Funny, Art, Diy, Comedy, and Painting ...