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These 10 Sketches Show Frank Lloyd Wright's Bold Vision

Frank Lloyd Wright (American, 1867–1959). Gordon Strong Automobile Objective and Planetarium, Sugarloaf Mountain, Maryla<p>... VIEW MORE<p>The Frank Lloyd …

Frank Lloyd Wright

The War on the Disturbingly Real Trolls in Virtual Reality - MIT Technology Review

I felt awkward when Katie Kelly, a slim woman in a turquoise sweater, stepped closer. Despite the crackling campfire, this was a professional …

Virtual Reality

Dear Angelica might be the most beautiful virtual reality I’ve ever seen

Oculus Story Studio was assembled to be at the vanguard of virtual reality entertainment, experimenting with a form that’s still in its infancy. But it hadn’t really earned that title until now, with the Sundance premiere of <i>Dear Angelica</i><i>.</i> Despite a running time under 15 minutes, <i>Dear Angelica</i> is a …

Artists Hijack the Whitney's Stairwell for a Surprise Exhibit

Apostrophe NYC received a lifetime ban from the Whitney Museum of American Art.<p>In a move that evokes Yoko Ono's unauthorized show at MoMA in 1971, the art collective known as Apostrophe NYC snuck 12 paintings into the Whitney Museum of Art and staged a guerrilla-style exhibition. The paintings were …

5 Black Independent Films You Should Definitely Watch on Netflix

The streaming service Netflix has hundreds of movies available online, and that list becomes even longer when you include the hidden movie titles. …

Film Festivals

25 Promising Digital Design Blogs To Follow This Year

Let me ask you a simple question. How much value you get from the blogs you read every day? Are they worth your time?<p>Whether you are a startup founder, entrepreneur or a creative freelancer you read a lot of blogs and magazines every day. In the age of digital noise, it is extremely hard to find …

Graphic Design

Plotly’s Top Ten Graphs, Charts and Visualizations of 2015

Happy New Year Everyone!<p>We decided to put together the top 10 most outstanding Plotly charts from 2015 to show you the power of our platform.<p>These …

'Becoming Nicole' Recounts One Family's Acceptance Of A Transgender Child

When Wayne and Kelly Maines adopted identical twin boys, Jonas and Wyatt, at birth in 1997, they were thrilled at the idea of having two sons. For a while, it was virtually impossible to tell the boys apart. But as they grew older, one child, Wyatt, started insisting that he was a girl.<p>"I [was] …

LGBTQI

Anthropology as Theoretical Storytelling

<i>[This essay is part of the Fall 2015 Savage Minds Writers’ Workshop series.]</i>Anthropologists are storytellers. We tell stories: other’s stories, our …

The Ethics of Exercise Pills

Medications designed to mimic the health benefits of exercise could help the disabled or immobile—but they might also keep the rest of us on the couch.<p>In his 1932 novel <i>Brave New World</i>, Aldous Huxley described a fictional drug called Soma. In the novel, a soma was something akin to an opiate, which …

Weight Loss

Every Person in New York, Illustrated

From sleeping strangers to subway cellists to Nick Cave, a loving portrait of a city whose vibrant vitality never stands still.<p><i>“A poem compresses much in a small space and adds music, thus heightening its meaning,”</i> E.B. White wrote in his timeless love letter to New York, adding: <i>“The city is like</i> …

Literature

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30 Incredible Ballet Portraits

The sublime art of ballet is about movement; and yet, few videos seem to do the ballet dancer justice like the perfectly captured still image.<p>Maybe it's because each split second of a ballet dancer's movements must be perfect to create a beautiful final product, and the camera allows us to see that …

Australian photographer highlights rescued animals in black & white | Skylum Blog (ex

Aussie native Robert McRobbie has it pretty great. “I live in Sydney, Australia surrounded by remarkable geography,” he explains. It has “a …

Beautiful Abstract Bird Plumage Photographs by Thomas Lohr | Colossal

<p>Photographer Thomas Lohr is known mostly for his high-profile fashion shoots for clients like Vogue, Le Monde d’Hermès, and i-D, but somewhere in …

Hermès

These Hi-Tech Ballet Shoes Demonstrates The Physical Movement Of Dancers’ Feet

Trying to keep your eye on a dancer’s ballet shoe is not unlike attempting to follow a hockey puck as it glides between packed bodies on ice. A …

Ballet

Turn your iPhone into a Super 8 camera

The iPhone is the gold standard for modern design – and that sometimes gets in the way of some of its amazing functions.<p>Take photo and video. Even the most serious photographers and filmmakers can create high art with an iPhone, but conventional cameras, no matter how clunky they seem today, were …

The Manipulated Female Body Explored by Taiwanese Photographer 3cm

Yung Cheng Lin's images are the photographic equivalent of how you feel about the word “moist.”<p>It’s a widely-told tale that it takes a great amount of discomfort to bring about change. Yung Cheng Lin, under the name 3cm, is a Taiwanese artist who puts this concept behind his portraits of women, …

17 stupendous works of art by mysterious French artist JR

The "photograffeur" — that's a combination of photographer and graffiti artist — prints humongous versions of the portraits he takes, often in black and white, and "flyposts" them where he chooses. The exhibits span whole cities and continents.<p>JR, who has received a TED Prize for his work, sees the …

Artist Transforms Ordinary Animal Photos into Surreal, Mesmerizing Dreams

It’s one thing to see Google’s computers dream surreal dreams but it’s an entirely different thing to see skilled photographers combine amazing …

Snorkeler comes face to face with crocodiles, snaps photos

Ricardo Castillo comes face to face with a crocodile off Cuba. Photo: Courtesy of Ricardo Castillo<p>Ricardo Castillo of Mexico was snorkeling off Cuba …

Zoology

A Museum Let Street Artists Do Whatever They Want On Its Walls. Here’s The Result

Street artists began painting on the walls of the Long Beach Museum of Art on June 26th of this year. The project, titled “Vitality and Verve: …

pink pistols preview: (re)fashioning the female body

i-D preview a new exhibition of work by photographers who are challenging mainstream representations of the female body.<p>MA Photography students Simone Steenberg and Lolo Bates are fed up with the way fashion repeatedly presents the female body: as passive, weak and superficial. Seeking to challenge …

Interactive Street Art In Italy By Caiffa Cosimo

Caiffa Cosimo, a street artist in Italy, creates clever street art murals that interact with and incorporate their surroundings, seeming to leap off …

8 fantastic examples of data storytelling

Data provides us with much more of a backstory that we usually realize. Maybe it’s because it takes an amazingly trained mind to harvest that data, …

Data Visualization

Trans women are making their own versions of Caitlyn Jenner's Vanity Fair cover

A hashtag #MyVanityFairCover, which encourages the trans community to create their own version of Caitlyn Jenner's magazine photo shoot and insert their own name, has gone viral<p>The transgender community is posting its own versions of Caitlyn Jenner's <i>Vanity Fai</i>r photo shoot online, under the hashtag …

Carol review - Cate Blanchett captivates in woozily obsessive lesbian romance

Carol,Cannes 2015,Cannes film festival,Cate Blanchett,Rooney Mara,Drama,Romance,Film adaptations,Romance,Patricia Highsmith,Books,Culture,Festivals,Fiction,Film<p>Patricia Highsmith’s The Price of Salt has become an entrancing Cannes premiere directed by Todd Haynes, beautifully made and outstandingly …

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Beautiful Maple Leaf Bowl Sculptures by Kay Sekimachi

Japanese artist Kay Sekimachi has created a beautiful set of leaf bowl sculptures using skeletons of actual maple leaves. The artist added Kozo paper, watercolor and Krylon coating to the leaves to create these ethereal works of art. Sekimachi studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts in …

It Was Never A Dress: This Campaign Will Change The Way You See Women’s Bathroom Signs Forever

Tania Katan, an activist, author and programmer, created a fun new concept for bathroom signs that she hopes will “shift perceptions and assumptions …

Tech Industry