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Sharing an inspiring artist with you

On Monday, I attended an inspiring lecture delivered by Oliver Uberti. The lecture was not recorded, so instead I invite you to watch Oliver's TED …

Imagine sky writing on the ground using water and a modified tricycle – this is Water Calligraphy Device by French Canadian media artist…

Imagine sky writing on the ground using water and a modified tricycle – this is Water Calligraphy Device by French Canadian media artist Nicholas Hanna.<p>Inspired by the water and brush calligraphy of older artists in his local Beijing parks, Hanna converted a Beijing tricycle, called a <i>san lun che</i>, to digitally “paint” (or more accurately <i>drip</i>) Chinese characters onto the sidewalk. The characters write out Dongcheng District Propaganda phrases that are on banners and housing developments in the dis …

Wet clay on a spinning potter’s wheel transforms with every turn in this improvisational form of art

Wet clay on a spinning potter’s wheel transforms with every turn in this improvisational form of art. The video runs a bit long at 15m24s, but the kids still wanted to include it here thanks to the hypnotic patterns that made us want our own potter’s wheel.<p>In the archives: pottery, drawing images in sand, and mind-blowing Chladni Patterns.

Paint Showers by Miguel Jiron

Related abstraction in the archives: Pacific Light, Optical Poem, Gumbasia, Boogie Doodle, and this DIY experiment: color changing milk.

Video: Smart crow!

A BBC production shows a crow solving an 8-step puzzle to get food.<p>Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and founded EarthSky.org in …

Science

Fly over Tanna Island, Vanuatu‘s Yasur Volcano as it erupts! This fiery and incredibly close eruption footage was shot by Shaun…

Fly over Tanna Island, Vanuatu‘s Yasur Volcano as it erupts! This fiery and incredibly close eruption footage was shot by Shaun O'Callaghan with a DJI Phantom quad-copter (that luckily didn’t get damaged). High resolution, full screen action.

one year ago

Almost one year ago we left for Japan. It was such an anticipated trip and it was wonderful and then it was done. And then one year passes. Spring, …

Thanks L.V

Vodka with a Lemon Twist: video

My latest painted animation. This piece will be auctioned on eBay in a few days. Sign-up on my list to be notified when the auction is live (or check …

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Edgertronic: the affordable high-speed camera

<b>Want to shoot high-speed video? You may need to take out a mortgage just to afford the equipment.</b><p>Not anymore, says Edgertronic, a camera designed to …

Cameras

This Trippy Video Will Give You Natural Optical Hallucinations

<b>WARNING:</b> Do not watch this video if you suffer from photosensitive epilepsy.<p>This trippy video from ScienceForum has been tested and approved by Bored …

Videography

Infographic: Choose the Perfect Sewing Machine Needle

I love a good infographic—there’s something so wonderful about an image that can take a seemingly intimidating and complicated choice, like selecting the right sewing machine needle, and turn it into something that’s simple, logical, and clear. If you’re just getting acquainted with your sewing …

Sewing

How-To: IKEA Hack Photography Lighting

Pretty much every craft blogger I know is constantly searching for better craft room lighting solutions for project photography. (I know I am!) If you are too, you’ll definitely want to check out this DIY IKEA hack photography lighting idea from Melissa Esplin.<p>Intrigued? Head over to Melissa Esplin …

IKEA

Hostess Gift Idea: Etched Wooden Spoons

This holiday season, thank your host or hostess with something stylish and handmade. Make a set of lovely etched wooden spoons with this project idea from Design Mom!<p>Ready to get started? Head over to Design Mom to see more photos, tips, and tricks!

These get me every time

INSANE Domino Tricks! (Hevesh5 & MillionenDollarBoy)

An Intriguingly Detailed Animation of How People Move Around a City

Animated history of the English language

If you've got 10 minutes, you can learn the history of English — including some interesting background on where specific words and phrases came from. …

The Strangest and Most Tragic Ghost Towns from Around the World

There is nothing more haunting than a once-thriving town that has been abandoned and consumed by the elements. Here are images from some of the most …

96-Year-Old Man's Love Song to His Late Wife Tops iTunes Charts

Earlier this summer, Illinois-based music recording studio Green Shoe Studio launched a singer-songwriter contest open to the public in the hopes of getting to know local talent, but they had no idea that 96-year-old Peoria resident Fred Stobaugh would enter with a heartwarming song dedicated to …

Documentaries

1A Finals - 1st - Janos Karancz - 2013 World Yo-Yo Contest Champion

Yoyo

Watch: The 10 Best Slow-Motion Scenes Ever

<b>When used properly,</b> few special effects are as exhilarating and awe-inspiring as slow-motion. While the problem is often that it's used to excess, slow-motion provides not just a heightened view of the action at hand, but also increases suspense, enhances the impact of a given emotion, and adds …

Hong Kong

Watch the latest hand-picked videos in Boing Boing's video archives

Some of the most recent video selections you can find on our video archive page:<p>• Aaron Paul's 'Jesse' audition tape for Breaking Bad<br>• Baby goat …

Jamie Lidell Reveals His Top 5 Live Performers

DIY Mini Pajaki

DIY

stamping with rubberbands • A Subtle Revelry

Stamping with rubberbands is an easy way to update just about anything in our homes. The process is very simple and the result is festive and fun! A …

Tutorials

How-To: Paper Patchwork Art

Make your own quilting-inspired home decor with this pretty paper patchwork art tutorial from Lisa at The Red Thread.<p>Ready to make some patchwork art of your own? Head on over to The Red Thread to see how it’s done!

Quilting

Start with large basic shapes, add details after, have fun with the process, and then let go of it and try again

Start with large basic shapes, add details after, have fun with the process, and then let go of it and try again. In Pardon My Dust, by director Adriel de la Torre, watch Dynamic Sketching teacher Peter Han illustrate on a chalkboard as he talks about teaching the practice of seeing, visualizing, and expressing drawn images through very simple shapes.<p>Related watching: chalk street artist Philippe Baudelocque, picture book maker Oliver Jeffers, and more videos that include drawing.

Night Stroll, animated by Tao Tajima, who filmed the footage near his home in Tokyo, Japan. Music by Ris Paul Ric

Night Stroll, animated by Tao Tajima, who filmed the footage near his home in Tokyo, Japan. Music by Ris Paul Ric.