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