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Cinematic Artwork Illustrates Surreal Scenes from Futuristic Worlds

Fantasy and sci-fi collide in the haunting digital artwork of Jie Ma, a Chinese concept designer who imagines surreal scenes unfolding in futuristic worlds. Infused with realism, yet uncannily strange, the atmospheric dreamscapes contain fascinating imagery like colossal libraries, staircases in …

Libraries

7 Ways to Go From a Boss to a Leader

Many people view the terms “boss” and “leader” as interchangeable — but they are vastly different. To determine which one you are, I encourage you to …

Illustrator Gediminas Pranckevicius aka GedoMenas

A collection of digital illustrations created by freelance illustrator Gediminas Pranckevicius aka GedoMenas.<p>Gediminas Pranckevicius was born in …

Depression Might Literally Color The Way We See The World (UPDATE)

It's possible that feeling sad can make the world appear more gray.<p><b>UPDATE:</b> The authors of the study covered in this article voluntarily retracted their study from Psychological Science in November 2015 after noticing errors in their methodology. They told the journal they “remain confident in the …

Ottawa psych student's app to help 'thousands' with anxiety, depression

Jeff Perron wants to help more people than he ever could all by himself.<p>The Ottawa man finished an undergrad in psychology, earned a master’s in …

A Peek Inside Mr. Robot's Toolbox

The bar wasn’t exactly high for dystopian hacker suspense thrillers when USA Network’s <i>Mr. Robot</i> launched, but the show has gone on to surprise …

7 Tips to Help When You’re Stuck with Only a Prime Lens

As a photographer you must have flip-flopped back and forth between prime and zoom lenses. “Should I choose a prime today, or a zoom for its …

Landscape Photography

Phone and laptop encryption guide: Protect your stuff and yourself

How to encrypt local storage on your Google, Microsoft, and Apple devices.<p>The worst thing about having a phone or laptop stolen isn’t necessarily the …

Encryption

The Dreamlike Self-Portraits of Kylli Sparre

Fine art photographer Kylli Sparre spent years training to become a professional ballet dancer. After realizing that dance wasn’t what she wanted to …

Artist stunningly colorizes old photos with a whimsical twist

Accomplished photographer and digital artist Jane Long does not simply colorize old photographs, she creates new works of art using old scenes.<p>Her …

Photography

How Governments Spy on You, and What You can Do About It

Technology has brought great advances and conveniences, but it also comes with the cost of privacy. You;ve seen many examples in the news. The NSA has been caught spying on German chancellor Angela Merkel and her closest advisers for years. WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange says the NSA …

Privacy

This Font Lets You See if You’re on the NSA’s Radar

There are over 40,000 keywords that determine threats. Project Seen wants you to know: are you being monitored?<p>When the former NSA contractor Edward Snowden began leaking classified documents in 2013, it became clear that Western intelligence agencies were monitoring online communications with …

New Mirrored Infinity Room Immerses Viewers in Mesmerizing World of Endless Reflections

With a prolific career dating back to the mid-20th century, New York-based artist Lucas Samaras has gained renown for his work in painting, sculpture, photography, and performance art. Born in Greece in 1936, Samaras has been the subject of seven major career retrospectives and more than …

Art

Has This Man Unlocked The Secret To Internet Anonymity?

Jonathan Hirshon kept his photo off the Internet for 20 years. Now he’s rallying the troops to hack Facebook and Google facial recognition.<p>I’ve met Jonathan Hirshon. I know what Jonathan Hirshon looks like. You probably don’t, and neither does Google or Facebook. That’s just how the PR professional …

Darker Than Black? Exploring The Depths Of Japanese Emo Fashion With “Yami”

| FASHION | Posted<p>Sponsored Links<p>Emo fashions have never gone out of style from the urban streets. This may be because of never-ending teenage angst …

The Hand-Engraved In America Apple Watch By Made Worn

Long after the first generation Apple Watch is no longer useful as a technology item – being supplanted by subsequent generations of Apple wearables – this hand-engraved Apple Watch is still going to be an appreciable and fascinating work of art. What you see here is the first Apple Watch engraved …

Playfully Quirky Cabins Are Tiny Homes with Big Personalities

Fourth generation wood-working artisan Dan Pauly transforms reclaimed wood into diminutive cabins that look like they're straight out of a fairy tale. Whether it's a sauna, outhouse, shed, or actual home, the craftsman is able to create structures that are reminiscent of a Tim Burton film–offering …

Diminutive

24 Cartoons That Introverts (Especially INFJs) Will Relate To

Aaron Caycedo-Kimura, author of <i>Text, Don’t Call</i>, created INFJoe Cartoons to help other INFJs not feel so alone. He tells me, “I wanted to encourage …

Personality

How to Configure OS X to Protect Your Privacy

Setting up a new computer is hard enough, but if you’re privacy minded, things are even more complicated. This is especially the case with a Mac, …

Information Systems

How to Stretch Images Using Content Aware Scale

Have you ever really needed to extend the Background of your image, but not wanted to spend hours with the Clone Stamp tool? If so, today’s episode …

This House Hidden In A Cliff Has Amazingly Terrifying Views Of The Sea

Two Greek architects have created a striking house design called ‘Casa Brutale’ that perfectly complements the powerful concrete style known as …

Illusional Sand Art Looks like a Hole to Another Dimension

Artists Constanza Nightingale and David Rendu (former founding member of 3DSD) have continued their tradition of creating eye-popping sand art by designing an illusive, beach-based “hole” to another dimension. Using alternating squares of sand and white seashells, the imaginative pair designed an …

Art

30 Things About Screenwriting: The importance of a strong story concept

If you write a spec script based upon the first story idea that comes into your mind, that script likely won’t sell.<p>Why? Because almost assuredly, it …

Is This the Most Spectacular Pacific Ocean Lookout Ever?

Designed by Schmidt Arquitectos Asociados, the <b>Pigeon Loft</b> is the perfect spot to take in views of the Pacific Ocean through an all-glass exterior. Its <b>minimalist-but-rustic</b> feel comes from the house's unlikely origins: most of its construction materials were leftover from the architects' previous …

Your phone can see in the dark and measure heat with this attachment

Flir has been doing thermal imaging for decades. Its infrared cameras are used on military aircraft, by first responders, and it even provides the cameras that capture those wild thermal views of Formula One cars.<p>But the new Flir One is an improvement on the company's first foray into consumer …

22 Amazing Outdoor Portraits by 22-Year-Old Lizzy Gadd

Based just outside of Vancouver, Canada, 22-year-old <b>Lizzy Gadd</b>‘s love of forests, hills, mountains, and ocean was cemented at an early age, and has …

Photography

Artist's Surreal Photo Series Captures Her Struggle With Insomnia

Photographer Jenna Martin has had a lifelong battle with sleep. The result? A series of stunning, surreal photographs that document how she sees the world during a bout of insomnia.<p>"On average, I only get a few hours of sleep every three days or so. During a bad bout, I’ll go close to five days …

Sleep

One Big List Of The New Privacy And Security Features In iOS 9

As Apple had its annual celebration of its own awesomeness, I tuned in to see how Apple's new operating system will provide better security and …

Information Security

13 Pictures Capture Wonder and Bounty of Our Oceans

We depend on the ocean for food, recreation, as a weather regulator—and more. It in turn depends on us to keep it pristine.<p>Monday is World Oceans Day. The blue kingdom, which covers three fourths of planet Earth, provides half the world’s oxygen, absorbs vast amounts of carbon dioxide emissions …

Articles about led-lighting-so-brilliant-its-art-museum on Dwell.com - Dwell

A world-class art museum looking to present its collection in the best light possible calls upon a Texas tech startup.<p>In our October Modern Across America issue, we previewed the Hamptons' Parrish Art Museum, designed by Swiss architects Herzog &...<p>Time lapse of the Museum of Art, Architecture and …

Museums