Archive for the 'Art' Category

Duuuude, that is *cold*

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

[click for larger] by Dan Piraro; site; blog

DC-3 Dakota Wingtip Desk

Sunday, May 4th, 2008

AvionArt has a desk made from a salvaged and restored DC-3 Dakota Wingtip (click image for big, big pic). If you have to ask, yeah – you probably can’t afford it, but we’ve seen it priced variously at $20,000 and €20,000.

Color Aftereffect

Thursday, June 8th, 2006

Fantastic example of this optic phenomenon here. Stare at the small black dot in the middle for 30 seconds, then mouse-over the image, and though the new image is black and white, you will see it in completely convincing color. A different sort of example and explanation at omnivision.

More Mona…

Monday, May 29th, 2006


A copy of the Mona Lisa made from hundreds of computer parts at a high tech exhibition in Beijing this month. (via AP Photo)

Mona Lisa Was 83 Percent Happy

Monday, May 29th, 2006

How do we know? “Dutch researchers … scanned a reproduction of Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece and subjected it to cutting-edge “emotion recognition” software, developed in collaboration with the University of Illinois.

The result showed the painting’s famous subject was 83 percent happy, 9 percent disgusted, 6 percent fearful and 2 percent angry. She was less than 1 percent neutral, and not at all surprised”

Electronic Graffiti

Monday, February 27th, 2006

Fun with magnetic paint and LED display electronics. “LED Throwies” and “the Electro-Graf” at the Graffiti Research Lab, with video. See also, throwie how-to / electro-graf how-to.

Truly amazing I/O Brush

Monday, February 27th, 2006

From MIT Media Lab, “I/O Brush is a new drawing tool to explore colors, textures, and movements found in everyday materials by “picking up” and drawing with them”. Article here. Direct link to video here.