"Ever wondered what happens to obsolete walkmans and out-of date video tapes? To blunt saw blades and to dead cell phones. To ancient floppy discs and fused light bulbs? What happens to what we generally call ‘scrap’? Just because they have out-lived their use, do they deserve to be forgotten away in attics, thrown into bins? Or, just piled up in one corner of a scrap yard?" - Haribaabu… Continue
One of the biggest perks of being an astronaut has to be the extraordinary views of Earth you get to see from space. Because of technological limitations, it used to be that only a select few people would ever get to experience this amazing spectacle. Now that we have high definition cameras, anyone with an internet connection can see our planet from the… Continue
Added by Eugene on June 7, 2011 at 10:00am —
What would our dreams look like if they illustrated on walls? Sweden-based photographer Marco Grizelj worked with art director Ludde Lydéen to come up with an answer to that question in an editorial they created for magazine Odd at Large. "The images are about dreaming and the moment when the dreamer suddenly wakes up confused," Grizelj tells us.
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district. At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million km2) and with over 310 million people, the U.S. is the third largest country by total area, and the third largest by population. So, what does each state do best? Check out this infographic for those answers... (… Continue
A very interesting story about the Semantic Web and Web 3.0. Semantic Web is a term used to describe methods and technologies to allow machines to understand the meaning - or "semantics" - of information on the World Wide Web. It's a component of 'Web 3.0.' where all of the content is linked together in meaningful relationships. An abused marketing term for some and an ideal vision for another...
I like this part of the video the best: Does the world make… Continue
Added by alice on June 15, 2010 at 9:00am —
With Greece's debt crisis capturing headlines these days, I thought this piece was particularly poignant. Athens-based visual artist Christina Tsevis makes us think twice about what being "rich" really means.
Christina is a member of this community, stop by her page to say hi and check out all of…
In this awesome TED Talk, Child prodigy Adora Svitak (now 12) says the world needs "childish" thinking: bold ideas, wild creativity and especially optimism. Kids' big dreams deserve high expectations, she says, starting with grownups' willingness to learn from children as much as to… Continue
Added by Eugene on April 6, 2010 at 10:00am —
I repainted my walls. And for some time now...I've been pondering about what else to do with them. While looking for options I stubled upon these. I quite like them. The Pong one is cool. Might go for something like that, just to test it out. Still thinking about it.
It's not a completely new idea, But... these leave no marks when it's removed. So whether you leave it on or take it down..there will be regrets. And it enables you to… Continue
The sculpture “What You see Might Not Be Real,” by Chen Wenling, was displayed at a Beijing gallery Sunday. A bull, meant to represent Wall Street, is seen ramming the biggest con man of all time, Bernie Madoff, into a wall. Totally deserving, if you ask me.
The huge cloud coming out of the bull's rear not only refers to the end of a greedy era, but also… Continue
Added by Eugene on September 28, 2009 at 4:00pm —
I wonder what Spanish digital artist Adrian Van Delzel was was smoking when he created these brightly colored, psychedelic 3D creatures. Which of these vector art monsters would you take home with you as a pet?…
This looks like an intriguing, low budget sci-fil flick from Spain. A man accidentally travels back to the past and meets himself there. In the process, he meets a naked girl in the midst of a forest, a weird guy whose face is covered by a pink bandage, and a disturbing mansion on top of a hill. All… Continue
Added by Eugene on December 11, 2008 at 8:00am —