For his series Flatland II, Turkish artist Aydin Büyüktaş has created dizzying and distorted views of American landscapes. It took the photographer two months to scout and plan for the locations, then another month and 10,000 miles of travelling across the USA to capture the shots. Aydin captured 18-20 images for each shot, then stitched them together to create collages that stretch into the sky and fold onto themselves.
Lash Clock by Bina Baitel is an interesting creation. It is a circular disk inlaid with hair (or fiber), which is parted to represent the position of the hour and minute hands. The clock’s idea is to offer a “new experience in the perception of time.”
Pixar has just released a teaser for upcoming 3D animated film Coco. The movie is the story of a 12-year-old Mexican boy named Miguel and his dream of becoming an accomplished musician. Information along the trailer says “Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.”
Coco is set for a November 22 release date.
These vibrant and colorful cups are the work of artist Katie Marks who (rightly) describes her work as functional sculptures. You can purchase the cups from her Etsy shop SilverLiningCeramics, though they are sold out rather quickly. Katie announces upcoming pieces on her Instagram account, so keep an eye out if you’d like to purchase one.
Photographer John Platt has uploaded photographs of a selection of cars, trucks, and bikes used in Mad Max: Fury Road. The images were captured over three weeks, prior to the shooting of the film.
Can’t seem to learn the right moves for dancing? Fear not, for these robotic socks will be your instructor. The idea behind these socks designed by Pascal Ziegler is to get you started with the moves for the Foxtrot, the Mambo, or the Charleston. The socks are equipped with pressure sensors and vibration motors to guide the feet movement of pair dancers.
The video shows Turkish artist Garip Ay paint Van Gogh’s Starry Night on water. After he’s done with the painting, Ay remixes it to create a portrait of Van Gogh himself. Seeing water be used as a canvas is pretty interesting. The technique is known as Paper Marbling and is a result of color floated on either plain water or a viscous solution.
This one is called the “Sigils”, apparently because all you see in the teaser are house sigils. It is pretty interesting though, with lines and dialogue from previous seasons to keep the sigils company. Game of Thrones season 7 will premiere on July 16, and consist of only seven episodes.
Here’s a cute and surprisingly adorable video of cameraman Garth De Bruno Austin being approached by a wild rhino, requesting a belly rub. A wild animal approaching a human is quite surprising, and if the animal happens to be a rhino things aren’t quite likely to end on a happy note like this one. As Austin pointed out, he has filmed this rhino for a few years and has developed a level of trust.
Why would you want to run 20,000 Volts through a watermelon? For science, of course. Creator of this video, TheBackyardScientist on YouTube, pumped 20,000 volts into a watermelon with the help of a capacitor. A capacitor can discharge in an instant, unlike batteries that take their sweet time. And this guy’s using a capacitor the size of a dishwasher.