Chris Black

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Infographic: 4,000 Years Of Human History Captured In One Retro Chart

In 1931, John B. Sparks distilled human civilization into a single chart. Even today, it’s great infographic design.<p>If time is a river, the Histomap, created by John B. Sparks and first published by Rand McNally back in 1931, is a raging Mississippi. In that massive river of time, each of …

Watch: An Amazing Mechanical Computer From 1948

The smaller and more sophisticated computers get, the less your average user is likely to know about what's going on inside them. Today's tablets and …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013

SatireOther Microbes That Will (Not) Make Your Startup a Unicorn<p>Author: Adam RogersAdam Rogers<p>PhysicsWhy Do You Feel Lighter at the Top of a Ferris …

The Wild Effect of Centrifugal Force on Toys Soaked with Paint by Peter Schafrick | Colossal

<p>Anytime you dump gobs of colorful paint on toys and add liberal amounts of centrifugal force, I’m in. Such is the case with these high speed images …

Pacific Light: Macro Footage of Ink, Oil and Soap Shot by Ruslan Khasanov | Colossal

<p>Russian graphic designer Ruslan Khasanov who is probably best known for his experiments in liquid typography just released this experimental video …

Liquid Jewels: High Speed Photos of Paint on Popped Balloons by Fabian Oefner | Colossal

<p>Liquid Jewel is a new project by Swiss photographer Fabian Oefner (previously) as part of his ongoing exploration of manipulating paint with natural …

New Mind-Warping Animated GIF Art from Paolo Čeric | Colossal

<p>Digital artist Paolo Čeric (previously) continues to crank out some of the most elegant and bizarre gifs I’ve seen lately. The Croatian artist …

Perseids: breathtaking timelapse video of meteor shower over California

Amazing timelapse footage of the Perseids meteor shower shot from Joshua Tree national park in California on Monday night. The meteor show reached its peak last night when the Earth passed through a stream of material falling from the tail of Swift-Tuttle comet. As the tiny fragments of ice and …