Joel Raju

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Loving Vincent Is the First Feature Film to Be Animated With Paintings

With the advent of computer-generated imagery (CGI), there’s no longer much place in film for handcrafted beauty. Animated films made with paper, …

Vincent Van Gogh

Pixelated Van Gogh: Artist creates 8-bit versions of the Dutch painter's most famous works

We've enjoyed the 8-bit work of New York artist Adam Lister previously. He's someone who creates pixelated, acrylic paintings based on iconic images …

Top 10 Travel stories of 2015

Find the secret to being nicer, learn about the cheese that can’t be moved and discover endless reasons to love the world.<p>This year, we went on some incredible adventures together – but you definitely had your favourites.<p>From finding out the right way to drink whisky in Scotland to discovering …

Taj Mahal

Google just released powerful new artificial intelligence software — and it's open source

On Monday, the tech giant released TensorFlow, a new AI system that's used in everything from recognizing speech on a noisy sidewalk to finding photos of your pet dog Fluffy.<p>And in a rare move for Google, it's making its software open source, meaning anyone can access and edit the code.<p>The software …

TensorFlow

Portraits of Auto Mechanics in the Style of Renaissance Paintings by Freddy Fabris | Colossal

<p>Chicago-based photographer Freddy Fabris has worked for years on commercial projets for clients like Leo Burnett, Saatchi & Saatchi, and Ogilvy & …

This 16-year-old artist uses fallen leaves to create stunning paintings.

Her work is creative, but it also sends a …

An Artist Is Unmasking Famous Cartoon Characters And Revealing Their Shocking Identities

Have you ever wondered if cartoons were just characters in costumes, hiding something underneath their masks? Artist Alex Solis, a designer at …

Artist Creates Amazingly Realistic Finger Paint Drawings To Raise Awareness About Climate Change

These pictures appear to be stunning photos taken of glaciers and icebergs floating atop the water. In actuality, they are even more incredible than …

5 Tips to Take Your Landscape Photography from Good to Great

Landscape photography is one of the most favoured genres of photography. It also happens to be the one genre that is not easy to master. The reason …

Digital Photography

Watch legendary Disney animator Glen Keane draw in virtual reality

Virtual reality is a potent tool for art and storytelling, but we're still exploring the best ways to use it. One route in might be looking to the past — as this short film featuring Disney animator Glen Keane shows. You might not know Keane's name, but you'll almost certainly have come into …

Animation

The 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera Enters the Turbo Era

The Carrera and Carrera S, formerly naturally-aspirated, go twin-turbo in 2017. The upshot is more torque, better acceleration, and a higher top speed.<p>As with any 911 facelift, the 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera S get some mild tweaks. They're evolutionary, they're subtle, and they're …

Jaguar Land Rover SVO Division Cooks Up Range Rover Sentinel Armored SUV: Video

Already responsible for developing more luxurious and higher performing vehicles from Jaguar Land Rover, the Special Vehicles Operations division has …

Jaguar Land Rover

Artificial Intelligence Can Now Paint Like Art's Greatest Masters

A new neural network can mimic the "style" of any image.<p>Some of the paintings you see above were painted by some of the most renowned artists in human history. The others were made by an artificial intelligence.<p>Robotic brains have a ways to go before they match the masters in terms of pure …

Vincent Van Gogh

This robotic arm draws almost as well as a human artist — because it sort of is one

The robotic arm tracks the artist's movements and copies her lines. Image courtesy of Sougwen Chung Robots are already adept at scrubbing floors, making coffee, flipping pancakes, and doing other human-like tasks.<p>Most of those jobs entail machines taking simple orders from people. Now an artist …

Robotics

Ready to build robots? The Raspberry Pi Hacker Bundle shows you how

The Raspberry Pi mini computer is proof that good things really do come in small packages: It's a small but mighty tool for building interactive projects like robots and sensors while learning popular programming languages. If you've ever wanted to start your own Raspberry Pi project, this …

Bridges 2015: a meeting of maths and art - in pictures

The Bridges Conference is an annual event that explores the connections between art and mathematics. Here is a selection of the work being exhibited this year, from a Pi pie which vibrates the number pi onto your hand to delicate paper structures demonstrating number sequences. This year’s …

IGN's Video Game Summer Reading List

10 more good books on video games.<p>A few months ago, IGN recommended six books every video gamer should read. Now that the lazy summer days have …

Books

(The Very Old Debate of) Image Manipulation

<i>Ignacio Palacios is best known internationally for his travel and landscape work. He has been continuously traveling around the world since 1998 but</i> …

Landscape Photography

What would you pay to be happy?

The source of our happiness is closer than ever to being located, measured and commodified. Alex Renton meets the ‘psychoeconomists’ and asks, have they created a monster?<p>The happiest man in the world is a 67-year-old Buddhist monk called Matthieu Ricard. He starts his day sitting in a meadow in …

Off-camera flash tips for outdoor portrait photography

<i>Add a sense of drama to your outdoor portraits with a burst of off-camera flash. Follow our step-by-step guide to blending flash with ambient light…</i> …

Photography

Earth Hour 2015

A week ago, on Saturday, March 28, iconic landmarks and skylines were plunged into darkness as people and businesses around the world participated in Earth Hour 2015, turning off their lights at 8:30 p.m. local time. Earth Hour was organized by the World Wildlife Fund in 2007 as a way to bring …

World Wildlife Fund

Whimsical Photo Manipulations Offer Lighthearted Perspectives on the Natural World

Using beautiful imagery and editing prowess, graphic artist Anil Saxema's whimsical photo manipulations lend a fresh perspective to our view of the natural world. His work depicts lighthearted scenes of humans and animals interacting in amusing – and often surprising – ways. For instance, a woman …

Illustration

Miniaturized Landscapes by Jorge Mayet Appear to Float in Mid-Air

Artist Jorge Mayet sculpts miniature landscapes that look like they're islands floating in an infinite abyss. The small works, which appear against white gallery walls, create the illusion that they've splintered from the ground. Their roots and soil are exposed beneath luscious green grass and …

Barcelona

Magnificent Self-Portraits Set Against Grandiose Landscapes

Elizabeth Gadd at 21 years old is quite a talented photographer. The young lady from Vancouver, Canada is self-taught, and her trademark style is to …

Hiking

Breathtaking Wire Sculptures Capture the Fluidity of the Human Body

English artist Richard Stainthorp captures the beautiful energy and fluidity of the human body using wire. The life-sized sculptures feature both figures in motion and at rest, expressed in the form of large-gauged strands that are densely wrapped around and through one another. By doing this, he …

Human Anatomy

The Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1 Is A Symphony, Rock Band And DJ In The Palm Of Your Hand

It’s just four days in and Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1, the electronic device that can become almost any instrument you want it to be has already surpassed its Kickstarter goal by almost $250,000.<p>The Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1 allows you to play hundreds of instruments on one device in a number of different …

How to Stop Checking Your Phone Like an Addict

<i>Max Ogles is the author of Boost: Create Good Habits Using Psychology and Technology and he writes at MaxOgles.com about behavior change, psychology, and technology. Sign up to receive his free app guide, ‘117 Apps to Help You Create Good Habits,’ or receive free updates about his latest essays.</i><p>On …

Psychology

How to Compose Portrait Photographs for Best Results

Composing the right frame when it comes to portraits may sound like an easy task, but when you take into consideration that you’ll need to have the …

Landscape Photography