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Haunting Acrylic and Pigment Paintings Depict a Lonely World of Dreams

The Japanese painter finds a balance between the serene and the sinister in her surreal portrait.<p>It’s hard to read the vibrant orange faces in Japanese painter Fuco Ueda's surrealist compositions. Young, manga-esque features mask each character with an expression of aloofness that the artist then …

A Handy Gadget for Fidgety People

If you often find yourself compulsively clicking your pen, jangling your keys, or drumming your fingers on your desk, Antsy Labs may have the perfect …

Bill Viola's Mary at St Paul’s Cathedral is a compelling piece of modern art - review

In St Paul’s Cathedral’s majestic North Quire Aisle, a triptych hangs on the wall opposite the entrance, one composed not of tempera, wood and gold leaf, as you might expect, but of what look like flat screen televisions. A shaven-headed black woman looks serenely out at us from the central panel, …

England

You'll Want To Read A Book When You See This Awesome Chart

If you like to read and you enjoy beautiful charts, this is the one for you. Pop Chart Lab’s <i>100 Essential Novels</i> scratch-off book chart lets you keep …

Everything Looks F*cking Amazing in Stranger Things Font

*Updates name on résumé.*<p>So you've watched all eight<p>episodeschapters of <i>Stranger Things</i> and there is a gaping, Demogorgon-size hole in your heart while you wait for season two. I get you. I <i>feel</i> you. That is why I followed a trail of lights to makeitstranger.com. The evil geniuses over at Nelson Cash …

Grotesque, fleshy sculptures by Russel Cameron

Russel Cameron's grotesque, beautiful sculptures "possess human characteristics such as skin texture and some form of anatomical structure," …

Spellbinding Photos of Meals from Classic Books

Paris photographer Charles Roux describes his boyhood self as “a lonely kid that filled his life – and his voids- with literary fiction.” In this …

Eerily Beautiful Macro Timelapse of Different Pills Dissolving in Water

Amazing photography subjects are everywhere, and if you don’t believe us, look no further than this gorgeous macro photography timelapse of pain …

Videography

This $27 3D VR headset will work with any iPhone or Android phone

If you’re a hardcore gamer and you want to get in on the VR explosion currently taking place, a high-quality device like the Oculus Rift is a great …

The First Ever Oil Paint Animated Film Depicts Van Gogh’s Demise

Saoirse Ronan and Jerome Flynn are set to voice characters.<p>Famous art by Vincent van Gogh is being set to motion in a new animated film that seeks to …

You Need To Hear This Powerful Poem On Mental Illness

Wow.<p>This is one creative way to be a mental health advocate.<p>After being diagnosed with bipolar I disorder, a serious mental illness that causes manic episodes and periods of depression, poet Yashi Brown decided to educate everyone about her condition through her art. She wrote a powerful poem …

Bowling, Illuminati, and Guitar Hero: I Took Teen Pop Misfit GIRLI on a First Date

Sometimes it's hard not to judge a book by it’s cover – especially when the cover presents itself head to toe in neon pink, and raps about punching someone’s nan in the face.<p>As a relentless consumer of music, it can sometimes be hard not to judge a book by its cover – especially when the cover …

Colourful New Architectural Watercolors | Modern Art Movements To Inspire Your Design

Polish watercolor artist Maja Wronska continues to color explosively colourful depictions of European structure, most not too long ago in Poznań, …

Il Femminiello, one of the earliest depictions of gender nonconformity in art.

Dawson Carr had never seen anything like it. Carr, who serves as a curator at Oregon’s Portland Art Museum, was looking through a lineup of potential …

Movie Review - Summertime (2015)

<b>Summertime</b>, 2015.<p>Directed by Catherine Corsini.<br>Starring Cecile de France, Izia Higelin, Noemie Lvovsky, Benjamin Bellecour and Kevin …

New Algorithm Can ‘Paint’ Image In Style Of Any Artist From Van Gogh To Picasso

A group of researchers at the University of Tubing, Germany have created an algorithm that is able to transform a photograph to resemble a painting …

Inside Las Pozas, Edward James' Surrealist Garden in the Mexican Jungle

Edward James, one of the most eccentric and interesting twentieth-century collectors of surrealist art, arrived in Xilitla, Mexico at the end of the …

Van Gogh, a new film and a tantalising question: was Vincent murdered?

<b>If Van Gogh had made a movie, what would it have looked like? Florence Waters talks to the creators of a new film that tears up the rule book of animation</b><p>In a science park outside the Polish city of Gdansk, the Oscar-winning British animator Hugh Welchman is working on a film unlike any that has …

Westboro Members Now Live Next To House Painted Colors Of Transgender Flag

"We need to fight for the right for ALL people to live freely and love freely without fear."<p>The Equality House, the rainbow-colored house across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, just expanded its compound -- with a home painted the colors of the trans flag -- and by …

High Maintenance trailer: Web-turned-HBO series features Ben Sinclair

<i>High Maintenance</i>, created by Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair, got its start as a free web series on Vimeo. Featuring the exploits of Brooklyn’s …

Entertainment

Architecture Nerds Will Love This Video Game Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright

<i>Manifold Garden</i> has some pretty sophisticated design references for a puzzle game. The M.C. Escher-esque video game, created by Chicago-based artist …

$249 Smart Pen Scans and Replicates Any Color on Earth, Allegedly

The Scribble Pen is one of those awesome things that exist in our imagination, but that we never expect to actually become a reality. This high tech …

Chrome Bug Makes It Easy to Download Movies From Netflix and Amazon Prime

For the past decade, Hollywood’s battle against online pirates has been mainly been focused on leaked DVD screeners and illegal streaming sites. Now …

Chrome Browser

This Short Film Turns Your Phone Addiction Into an Ironic Nightmare

<b>WHAT:</b> <i>Man In Phone</i>, a short film about technology addiction.<p><b>WHO:</b> Tokyo-based director Mackenzie Sheppard.<p><b>WHY WE CARE:</b> Our phones are our lives. There’s a strong chance you’re reading this on your phone right now–possibly while walking through a semi-crowded office hallway while en route to a …

Chuck Palahniuk’s Storytelling Is Spreading Beyond Books–And It’s Wonderfully Twisted

The author of Fight Club has found respite from the P.C. police with his new comic book, coloring book, and screenplay.<p>Chuck Palahniuk’s mind is a one-way depository for debauchery. Ideas, aberrant as they please, enter and never find their way out again.<p>“I think my greatest talent is that I have …

THE NEON DEMON Will Make You Feel Gross, in an Okay Way (Review)

By this point, nobody should go into a film by Nicolas Winding Refn expecting a happy-go-lucky romp or a feel-good comedy. His view is one of bleak …

“Finding Dory” Gets Gory When George R.R. Martin Meets Pixar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UlgLPxdxuY<p><b>WHAT:</b> A mashup of the <i>Finding Dory</i> trailer and the wildly violent aesthetic of <i>Game of Thrones</i>.<p><b>WHO:</b> YouTuber MrStratman7.<p><b>WHY WE CARE:</b> The beginning of <i>Finding Nemo</i> teetered perilously close to George R.R. Martin territory. Nobody got his or her fishface eaten …

Bloody Disgusting: A gruesome gallery of vintage medical illustrations from the 1800s

My father once bought several volumes of medical textbooks as a job lot from a secondhand bookshop. <i>Why</i> he did this I’m not quite sure. Perhaps he …

The Girl With All the Gifts Looks Like a New Kind of Zombie Movie

We here at io9 were fans of M.R. Carey’s apocalyptic novel <i>The Girl With All the Gifts</i> when it came out in 2014, but our review cagily avoided giving …

Horror

See How Colors In Your Favorite Movies Subtly Convey Themes

<b>WHAT:</b> <i>Color Psychology</i>, a short film about how color is used in movies.<p><b>WHO:</b> Audiovisual media student Lilly Mtz-Seara.<p><b>WHY WE CARE:</b> Color has a lot more work to do in a movie beyond just keeping it visually interesting. The right level of saturation, for instance, immediately communicates that we’re …