Eugene's Blog – October 2011 Archive (35)

I Believe I Can Fly

Sébastien Montaz-Rosset and his crew are self-professed pioneers of highlining, a combination of rock climbing, slacklining and tightrope walking. Unlike a tightrope in high tension, the highline has more slack and is easily susceptible to wind, along with any small shift in weight. Falls happen often and those involved prefer to use a fall leash… Continue

Added by Eugene on October 31, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Artist #Talk - Special interview with VV Brown

Ever heard a song and felt as though the artist wrote it for you?

To explore that question, HP partnered with Arjan Timmermans from Part tweet up, part cocktail party, part “Inside the Actor’s Studio,” ARTIST #TALK is an… Continue

Added by Eugene on October 31, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Microsoft Envisions the Future

Microsoft just released a new video that visually demonstrates how the company believes technology is poised to evolve over the next five to 10 years. The results are based on the trends its researchers and engineers are seeing in software, devices, displays, sensors, processors and intelligent systems.

The video reflect Microsoft’s core belief that intelligent systems will provide information when we need it, allowing us to work effortlessly across devices… Continue

Added by Eugene on October 28, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Optical Illusion Cow and Horse

Here are a couple optical illusions to kick off your week. At first glance, you may not notice anything abnormal about these photos. But, look a little closer and you'll soon see that both these animals were blessed with some super sweet silhouettes on their heads!… Continue

Added by Eugene on October 24, 2011 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Japan's Earthquake/Tsunami Recovery Visualized

Last Sunday marked the six-month anniversary of Japan's massive earthquake and tsunami. Last week, the Kyodo News agency distributed an amazing group of combination photographs showing three scenes. The first scene is right after the earthquake and tsunami hit, then three months later, and finally how the scene looks now.… Continue

Added by Eugene on October 24, 2011 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

A Memory of Wind

Created for a short story by Rachel Swirsky, Sam Weber mustered up this wonderful illustration titled A Memory of Wind. Agamemnon sacrifices his daughter, Iphigenia, so that he may have wind to sail his warships to Troy.

Weber was born in Alaska, and grew up in Deep River Ontario, Canada. After attending the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, he moved to New York to pursue… Continue

Added by Eugene on October 23, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Reflective Fighter Jet Helmets

Many young lads have dreamed of soaring through the skies in a fighter jet as if they were Tom Cruise in Top Gun. Using charcoal on mounted paper, Robert Longo gives us a unique perspective, allowing us to see the fighter jet's crosshair in the sky through the reflection of the pilot's helmet. Longo titled the series Yingxiong… Continue

Added by Eugene on October 23, 2011 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Contemporary Layered Black House

Surrounded in a sea of normal-looking houses with sloped roofs, this contemporary black house designed by Rotterdam-based firm BBVH Architecten stands out from the rest. Located in Ypenburg, the Netherlands, the three-story home is unevenly stacked to create a magnificent… Continue

Added by Eugene on October 23, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Magnificent Heat-Sensitive Gorilla

Tom Lane and Ged Palmer created a magnificent hand-lettered gorilla and sprayed it with heat-sensitive paint. During the day, as the sun's heat warmed up the sculpture, the gorilla turned white and informative text was revealed. As it cooled down at night, the sculpture returned back to black and the text vanished.

The sculpture was part of the wildly popular… Continue

Added by Eugene on October 20, 2011 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Chun Li Kicks Off Her Wedding Day

The timing on this shot really couldn't have been more perfect. And, check out Chun-Li's awesome form on that roundhouse kick!

According to Redditor anyja, the photo wasn't taken for a wedding at all. It was most likely shot on the Stanford University campus during a dance for the Viennese Opening Committee.

via [… Continue

Added by Eugene on October 19, 2011 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Newest Star Wars Addiction: Chewbacco

Terry Border is up to his usual wacky ways. Taking advantage of a play on words, Border transforms the furry, lovable Star Wars character Chewbacca into… Continue

Added by Eugene on October 19, 2011 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Perks of Silicon Valley

With the constant torrent of bad news about America's economy, one of the brightest areas of hope has been the tech companies that make up Silicon Valley. Some of the best and brightest people from around the world flock to businesses like Google and Facebook, and for good reason.…


Added by Eugene on October 18, 2011 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Occupy Wall Street Spreads Worldwide

European Central Bank, Frankfurt. (Thomas Lohnes/dapd/AP)

Last week, we wrote about how the Occupy Wall Street protests were sweeping across America. Now this week, the protests have spread worldwide, motivating thousands to voice their anger at… Continue

Added by Eugene on October 18, 2011 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Be Water, My Friend

Incorporating Photoshop with watercolors, mixed media artist Jim Hsieh created this wonderful tribute to Bruce Lee for the Nature of Water art show thrown by Gallery Nucleus a few years back. According to his website, Hsieh's exposure to both Eastern and Western culture enables him to combine the best features of… Continue

Added by Eugene on October 17, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Imagining the Creation of Starry Night

Alex Ruiz often wondered how the sky looked when Vincent van Gogh painted Starry Night. "This is an homage to him, and to his painting, one of my all time favorites," he says. "I wanted this piece to be somewhat magical and fantastic, not just a normal night painting.… Continue

Added by Eugene on October 16, 2011 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Berlin’s Festival of Lights 2011

The seventh annual Festival of Lights is currently taking place in Berlin, Germany. Beams of bright colors and shapes illuminate more than 50 famous landmarks and spaces, including Brandenburg Gate, Berlin Cathedral and the radio tower.

This year's festival runs from October 12 to October 23. The longer autumn nights are the best time to put the city in the spotlight. The open-air gallery starts every night at 7pm and lasts until midnight.

Berlin-based artist Ben Wagin…


Added by Eugene on October 16, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Libyan Guitar Hero

Out of all the images in the news this week, these extraordinary shots by Aris Messinis clearly stood out from the rest. Perhaps, it's because the photos make us ask serious questions like, "Why is a man playing guitar while his fellow fighters are attempting to gain ground from pro-Gaddafi forces in Surt, Libya?"

Photographer Aris Messinis explains, “That day, the NTC fighters were trying to… Continue

Added by Eugene on October 14, 2011 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

The Spanish Guitarist

El Mac has been on fire lately. Using intricate lines and patterns, the street artist put up this wonderful mural of a man passionately strumming his guitar. The piece was completed for the Avant-Garde Urbano… Continue

Added by Eugene on October 14, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Ai Weiwei's Snake Makes Huge Statement

Yesterday, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei was named the most powerful person in the art world, according to a poll compiled by ArtReview magazine. The Snake Bag is a perfect example of why China sees the Ai Weiwei as a threat. The artist/activist was detained by his home country… Continue

Added by Eugene on October 13, 2011 at 3:58pm — 1 Comment

Ultimate Occupy Wall Street Sign

Sydney-based illustrator Matt Huynh recently visited New York City, and while he was there he went to check out the Occupy Wall Street protests. After seeing a flurry of signs with different messages, he jotted them down and placed them all together, creating the ultimate Occupy Wall Street sign. If you want to make this an actual sign yourself, Huynh has provided a high-res version of the… Continue

Added by Eugene on October 13, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

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