When I visited Calgary earlier this year to cover Beakerhead, I had the pleasure of walking around the city with an extremely talented photographer named Neil Zeller. When we approached Calgary's tallest…
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If you've been a fan of My Modern Met and want to go from a casual reader to an actual contributor, guess what, you're in luck. We're now hiring interns! It's an exciting time for us here as we're expanding our business. It's been almost two years since our last search, and since then, a few of our interns have turned into staff writers.
We're looking for applicants who are…Continue
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If you're an avid reader of My Modern Met, by now, there's a great chance you've already heard of Beakerhead. The massive five-day-long smash-up just wrapped up yesterday, celebrating the fun and fascinating fusion of art, science and engineering. Along with thought-provoking talks from…
Added by Eugene on September 16, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Astronaut Chris Hadfield alongside Discovery Channel host Jay Ingram.
As I flew into Calgary yesterday morning, I was excited to discover what Beakerhead was all about. Multiple events have been hosted throughout the city since Wednesday (and runs through Sunday), with no intention of duplicating what's already been done. It's all about creating…
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For surfers, it's hard to imagine a more perfect day than this. Oahu’s Zak Noyle photographed surfer Christian Redongo casually standing inside a turquoise barrel, while a massive rainbow spans from edge to edge, hitting, one one side, the lush island of Tahiti. With this photo, Noyle won Surfer Magazine's 2011 Photo of the Year contest.
"It was an amazing afternoon with just my friends out…
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In approximately two weeks, My Modern Met will be on the ground in Calgary, covering one of the most exciting art+science+engineering events to ever take place. Beakerhead is an annual, citywide, interactive movement that brings together brilliant minds in the fields of art, science and engineering to one place for…
Added by Eugene on August 27, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
In our worldwide quest to find the next modern adventure, we flew out to an often underrated city in America - Portland, Oregon. Over the last decade, Portland has become known as an eco-friendly city that provides a plethora of indulgences including delicious food and wine, countless coffee shops, and an amazing selection of award-winning breweries.
In an effort to experience their beer culture…Continue
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The Grand Canyon is often rated the #1 Natural Wonder to visit in North America. Many people have viewed it from above. The park receives approximately 4.5 million visitors each year, however, only 27,000 people see the Grand Canyon by river.
Intrigued and inspired, just over a week ago, I set off to document what it's like to see the Grand…Continue
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Street artist DS sure has a sense of humor. After snapping a photo of a guy removing his graffiti off a wall, he ironically turned the guy into his latest stencil piece. Can you imagine the look on the guy's face once he's realized that he's been graffitied onto the same wall?
Added by Eugene on July 31, 2013 at 2:00am — No Comments
If you're an avid reader of My Modern Met, you know that our passion lies in three main categories - art, photography, and design. Within the last year, our goal has been to step it up a notch and show you, first-hand, unique, modern day experiences from all around the world. Our Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Alice, was invited to Australia to cover the bustling art scene at…
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Before I departed on my trip, I watched this fascinating documentary called Chasing Ice. It's based on National Geographic photographer James Balog’s mission to gather undeniable evidence of climate change. Using time-lapse cameras, his videos…Continue
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For many kids (and now adults), Street Fighter is one of the most iconic arcade games of all time. Last weekend, San Francisco lifestyle boutique Bait paid tribute to the game by throwing a Street Fighter event featuring an art exhibition, mini tournament which was streamed live with onsite commentary, and a personal appearance by series producer Ono-san.
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Brazilian street artist Eduardo Kobra recently completed this gigantic 170 ft mural on Paulista Avenue, one of Sao Paulo's busiest streets. The colorful piece is a tribute to Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, who passed away last December at the age of 104. Kobra and a team of four other artists worked six hours a day to complete the mural, and some of the colorful forms are…Continue
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San Francisco-based artist Chris Dorosz places hundreds of tiny paint drops on a grid of acrylic rods to create an incredible 3D effect within his artwork.
"Out of material discovery I began to regard the primacy of the paint drop, a form that takes shape not from a brush or any human-made implement or gesture, but purely from its own viscosity and the air it falls…Continue
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For many years Lance Armstrong was hailed as a hero, a survivor of cancer who went on to win the Tour de France seven times. His reign as a champion was not without controversy. Accusations of doping seemed to follow him wherever he went and the cyclist denied the claims vehemently, often calling his accusers names and even going as far as suing them successfully.
Just last week, in…Continue
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French street artist Seth Globepainter travels around the world, creating large scale murals and placing local city dwellers next to them. Whether in India, China, Mexico, or other countries, this adds a human element to Globepainter's artwork and gives us a peek inside the culture of these places. Especially impressive is how all of his pieces feel distinctly different, further showcasing…
Photographer Hiroshi Iwasaki captures the graceful movement of fish as they glide seamlessly through water. With so much artistic value in his shots, it's hard to visually confirm that his photos are actually not paintings. Focusing on every detail, Iwasaki sets the fish against a dark black background, accentuating their transparent fins, scaled body, and two toned colors. Through these shots,…
Added by Eugene on December 26, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments
From San Marco Square in Venice to St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, Europe is home to some of the most beautiful architectural landmarks in the world. Using bright and beautiful pastel watercolors, artist Maja Wrońska recreates a few of these landmarks and their picturesque surroundings.
Added by Eugene on December 15, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
In the weeks leading up to Art Basel, which is currently running this weekend in Miami Beach, Florida, Shepard Fairey put up two beautiful murals, which we first spotted over at Street Art News. During "the most prestigious art show in the Americas," more than 260 leading galleries from North America, Europe, Latin America,…Continue
Added by Eugene on December 8, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Back to the Future is one of the most iconic 1980's films. Aside from its two brilliant actors, Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, the DeLorean took center stage as the dynamic duo time traveled through different periods in the history of Hill Valley, California.
One could only imagine the delight…Continue