Jonathan Morgan

147 Flips | 2 Magazines | 160 Likes | 9 Following | 20 Followers | @JonMorganArt | Educator, Artist, and PhD Student based in Houston. I'm into art, design, craft, beer, wine, food, tech, & politics. www.JonathanMorganArt.com

In South Florida, people think Cuban coffee is superior—and they're right

<i>In Acquired Tastes,</i> The Takeout <i>explores the food and drinks we can’t live without.</i><p>All coffee is not created equal. I would know because I live in …

Why eating healthy is so expensive in America

Ancient Ruins Reconstructed with Architectural GIFs | Colossal

<p>Today, views of the world’s ancient architectural wonders are firmly based in their current state of ruin, leaving to visitors’ imaginations the …

How bisexuality gets erased, explained by the reaction to Cynthia Nixon’s candidacy

Calling her “openly gay” invalidates what she herself has said for years.<p>When Cynthia Nixon announced her candidacy for governor of New York, a narrative quickly emerged. A <i>Sex and the City</i> actor would be running for one of the most powerful offices in the state on the platform of fixing the damn …

Here Are the Absolute Worst Artworks We Saw Around the World in 2017

Exhibitions<p>From Damien Hirst's Venice debacle to a misguided documenta 14 performance, here are the 2017 works we wish we could forget.<p>,<p><b>WORST👎 ART</b> …

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Monumental Aged Wood Constructions by Leonardo Drew | Colossal

<p>Leonardo Drew is an artist known for his large wall-mounted sculptures composed of jagged tree trunks layered with thousands of segments of cut …

The Mystery of Maine’s Viking Penny

The coin is the real deal, but how did it get all the way from Norway?<p>The story that Guy Mellgren told about the curious silver coin began on the …

This Crazy Gorgeous Font Evolves As You Type With It

Oh, and it's inspired by cockroaches.<p>This being a digital age, our lives are suffused with fonts. Just about every word we read is set in a font crafted by an artist, a team of them, or even multiple generations of designers. But for the non-graphic designers among us, who mostly interact with font …

Typography

Neanderthals Built Mystery Cave Rings 175,000 Years Ago

Surprise! Neanderthals weren't just more sophisticated than you thought. They also built structures deep inside caves.<p>They painted magnificent cave paintings. They mastered fire and used tools. And now we know they constructed complex buildings deep within subterranean caves, and they did it more …

New underwater discoveries in Greece reveal ancient Roman engineering

New archaeological excavations at the ancient port of Corinth have uncovered evidence of large-scale Roman engineering. Named Lechaion, the port was one of a pair that connected the city of ancient Corinth to Mediterranean trade networks. Lechaion is located on the Gulf of Corinth, while Kenchreai …

Archaeology

Every Page of This Artist’s Sketchbook is an Elegant Work of Art

Using her sketchbook as an “artist's diary,” Elena Limkina creates unique compilations of exquisite ink illustrations. With an eclectic taste in subject matter, the Moscow-based artist creates drawings of everything from animals to architecture, which cohesively co-exist as spreads in her …

Drawing

Daniel Dennett: You're More Than Your Genes – You're Also Made of Memes

<b>Daniel Dennett:</b> Richard Dawkins coined the term meme in his 1976 book The Selfish Gene. And what he proposed was that human culture was composed, at …

The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality

The cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman uses evolutionary game theory to show that our perceptions of an independent reality must be illusions.<p>As we …

Consciousness

Those 3% of scientific papers that deny climate change? A review found them all flawed

It’s often said that of all the published scientific research on climate change, 97% of the papers conclude that global warming is real, problematic for the planet, and has been exacerbated by human activity.<p>But what about those 3% of papers that reach contrary conclusions? Some skeptics have …

Climate Change

Lost Languages Discovered in One of the World’s Oldest Continuously Run Libraries

Saint Catherine’s Monastery, a sacred Christian site nestled in the shadow of Mount Sinai, is home to one of the world’s oldest continuously used …

100 Streets Artists Turned An Empty School Into A Graffiti Gallery

Street art is often at its best in unexpected places. From an abandoned church in Morocco to this Spanish church-turned-skate-park, street art and …

Could the Universe Be Conscious?

For centuries, modern science has been shrinking the gap between humans and the rest of the universe, from Isaac Newton showing that one set of laws …

Climate Change Is Making Us Sick

03/16/2017 · by carylsue · in Classroom Ideas, Current Event Connection, Geography In the News, Main. ·<p><b>HEALTH</b><p>Climate change is poised to affect the health of Americans in every part of the country. (LiveScience)<p>How do you teach about climate change? How do you <i>not</i> teach about climate</i> …

The Most Important Idea about the Universe

Archimedes, Pythagoras, Democritus. The history of science famously dates back to the brilliant minds of classical Greece. Another beginning is …

Physics

Pejac’s Newest Series “Redemption” Utilizes Pressed Wood as Canvas | Colossal

<p>Spanish street artist Pejac‘s work (previously) is known for its subtle interaction with urban environments, small interruptions to everyday …

Imaginative Insects Formed From Resin and Brass by Hiroshi Shinno | Colossal

<p>Japanese artist Hiroshi Shinno builds hyperrealistic sculptures of insects that don’t exist, perfect forms of imaginative species that look as if …

Amazing Animal Street Art Sculptures Made Out Of Found Trash

Humans create massive mountains of waste that often end up adversely affecting wildlife populations in one way or another, and much of the waste we …

Colorful Paper Village Installations for Hermes by Zim & Zou | Colossal

<p>Papercraft duo Zim & Zou (previously) are back at it with one of their most grandiose installations yet for Hermès in Dubai. Each piece is a …

Art

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These Magical Sculptures Look Like Animations But They're Actually Real Objects

Artist John Edmark has done it again. With the clever use of a strobe light, he’s created sculptures that move like weird computer animations but are …

Artist ‘Roadsworth’ Uses Public Streets as a Canvas for Art and Activism | Colossal

<p>One might not think that parking lots, crosswalks, and other broad asphalt expanses would be particularly amenable to artwork, but for …

“Re-Constructivist Architecture” Exhibition Explores the Lost Art of Architectural Language

“Re-Constructivist Architecture,” an exhibition now on show at the Ierimonti Gallery in New York, features the work of thirteen emerging architecture …