On this day in 1374 a sudden outbreak of St. John's Dance causeed people in the streets of Aachen, Germany, to jump and twitch uncontrollably until they collapsed from exhaustion.
Screencap via Like an incoming transmission from Venus, here's a morning invocation from video artist and musician D A D A: I am the screen you are staring at, because i control your thoughts right now. I am the feeling of curiosity, i am inside a satellite out there in space, sending you this data. Show More Summary
GIF via 328 feet of binary code carpetted Twitter's HQ for Qinmin Liu's 5-day performance art piece, Coding. Working eight-hour days amid the company's more conventional coders, Liu steadily filled her narrow canvas with blood red binary code. Show More Summary
What You'll Be Creating The Five Nights at Freddy's series has become a hit of the Internet. This simple game with scary, but very likeable characters, and a literally haunting story has won the hearts of many. With the fourth game possibly in development, and the movie being created by a big studio, the hype is not likely to die soon. Show More Summary
On a very personal note, I’m saddened this week to learn of the news of the death of the great film composer James Horner. See him talk about his approach to scoring Field of Dreams at top for some of his approach. Best of all, you get to see him at the piano. Show More Summary
Yesterday afternoon, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley called for the removal of the Confederate flag from the grounds of the state capitol.
GIF by the author via After centuries of immobility, classical statues at the Lyon Fine Arts Museum are waking up for the new installation from BK Digital Art Company, a.k.a. Arnaud Pottier and Patrick Garbit, Golem X MBA. Working with...Show More Summary
Images courtesy of the artist. A black-lit desert merges with a neon-painted sea in Cristopher Cichocki's self-described "desert abyss," At The Surface. The Epicenter Project founder's exhibit in Mexico’s Artere-A Espacio de Experimentación immerses viewers into a different dimension through visual and sonic experiments. Show More Summary
Screencap via Extreme garage inventor Colin Furze goes medieval in his latest feat of engineering overkill, the MOTORHORSE. Part motorbike, part plastic horse, the unholy fusion of mare and machine is like that scene in Mary Poppins where they all ride carousel horses off into an animated meadow, but set to English alt. Show More Summary
Julie Taymor's A Midsummer Night's Dream Behind the Scenes from A Midsummer Night's Dream on Vimeo. When award-winning director Julie Taymor takes on a new project, it typically translates to sold-out shows. Now, with just a movie ticket...Show More Summary
“Nothing That Meets the Eye” is a series of essays in which I think through the aesthetic and affective fallout of some of the odder, ubiquitous, and more stubborn byproducts of our culture of copies, reproductions, and fakes. It is only fitting that I end this series back where it began, in the presence of Elaine Sturtevant’s […]
HBO crime drama True Detective is back for a second series, with an all new cast and another great double exposure title sequence by US studio Elastic.
UNSOLICITED MEMORIES; ARCHIVAL EXERCISES from andrea wolf yadlin on Vimeo. In Argentine author Adolfo Bioy Casares’ hallucinatory 1940 novella, The Invention of Morel, a shipwrecked fugitive washes ashore on a deserted island. There, he finds islanders who mysteriously appear and vanish without ever noticing him, and two sets of suns and moons. Show More Summary
On this day in 1868 Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention he called the "Type-Writer."
John and Craig take an in-depth look at turnaround and reversion, and how screenwriters get their scripts back from a studio.
News broke yesterday – all but flooring Twitter in the process – that illustrator and Turner-Prize winning artist David Shrigley had designed (though some might say conjured) a new mascot for his beloved Partick Thistle FC. And like almost everything Shrigley does, it certainly stirred debate...
Image courtesy Apostrophe NYC On June 19th, as commuters exited the J train at the Kosciusko Street stop deep in Bushwick, Brooklyn they were met by a pop-up exhibit of 14 emerging artists. Merging the aesthetics of a gallery space with...Show More Summary
Images courtesy of RSA / Black Dog Films. Rose McGowan's directorial debut, Dawn, a 17-minute short is 1960's period piece and art thriller, hybridized into a cautionary tale for young women the world over. Dawn, released for general...Show More Summary
The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hey, this is John. So today’s episode has Three Page Challenges in it that use some F-words, so if you’re listening to this in the car, there’s a very good chance we will end up using some of those F-words in the podcast. […]