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The Dreamy “Luna” Lamp Brings the Moon Indoors

last weekArts : Slate: The Eye

Realizing that the moon doesn’t follow us around is a crucial turning point in a child’s cognitive development, as Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget famously explained. But the moon remains a companion and a touchstone in every human life,...Show More Summary

New Gear: Phottix Laso Flash Triggers Work With Canon’s Native RT System

I think it’s a great idea for Canon to build wireless radio triggering into its latest flashes like the 600 EX-RT and the 430 EX III-RT. The downside, however, is that their proprietary system prevents it from being integrated into and controlled by other types of triggers, so mixing and matching flashes is tough. Show More Summary

The Whimsical Forms of Soviet Bus Stops

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

For over a decade, photographer Christopher Herwig travelled through 15 former Soviet countries on a scavenger hunt for one specific form of architecture: the common bus stop.

Artist Threads Angry Internet Comments into New Vaginal Knitting Project

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

An Australian artist who previously drew a torrent angry comments for knitting with wool inserted into her vagina will soon weave that negative feedback into a new work of art.

This Homemade Simpsons Couch Gag Is a Nightmare

French animator Yoann Hervo brings haunting surrealism to The Simpsons’ opening sequence.

Animals Have Stereotypes and Insecurities, Too

Illustrator Ana Mouyis explores cultural expectations in her furry animated film, 'Pussy!'

An Art Festival on Norway’s Arctic Islands Considers How Humans Are Changing Them

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

SVOLVÆR, Norway — “Lofoten is at a tipping point,” a local artist told me the night I arrived on the Norwegian archipelago for the opening weekend of the 2015 Lofoten International Art Festival.

Stop-Motion Honda Ad

Animator PES created this ad for Honda using stop-motion paper animation techniques. There are all sorts of clever ways of turning 2D into 3D. (Link to video on YouTube)The behind-the-scenes video shows how computers were used to previs...Show More Summary

Monday Art Day

It is a Monday as I write this, and Mondays are Art Days for me lately. I sometimes think I should cancel because the class is long, 2-1/2 hours, all afternoon, and I could be doing something useful in that time, like exercising or writing more pages, or cleaning my house, which has been a […]

soup-fairy: “The reason you caught me is that we’re just...

soup-fairy: “The reason you caught me is that we’re just alike.” Hello, yes, I’m still not over Hannibal yet. If you’re also not over the series ending, just stare at this gif and listen to “Love Crime” and we can cry together. Even though this took forever…I somehow still want to draw more!!! P.S. This is heavily inspired by this Walking Dead S6 promo.

Dance Meets Cutting Edge Digital Creativity at an LA Workshop

Motion Bank’s researchers teamed up with LA's creative scene for the fifth edition of the Choreographic Coding Lab.

Rare 1915 Films Show Rodin, Monet, Renoir, and Degas in Their Twilight Years

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

In 1915, with the newly innovated film camera, a young Russian-born, French actor named Sacha Guitry captured some of France's greatest artists and authors.

The Illusion of Life: Animation for UI/UX Design

A few old men working for Walt Disney back in the early 20th century came up with a dozen working properties for lifelike animation. These “12 principles of animation” have lasted for decades and continue to hold a major influence over the animation industry. Show More Summary

8 Rules of Writing Historical Fiction Research

After researching and writing my novel Orphan #8—which was published by William Morrow in 2015 and is the August Target Club Pick and an Indie Next Great Read—I put together this list of eight rules for historical fiction research. For each I’ll give you an example of how I applied that rule of research to writing my novel. Show More Summary

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