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Amelymeloptical Illusion: A ring performance

How can you use math to astonish your friends and family? Try the 21-card trick. Filmed for Numberphile, UC Davis Department of Mathematics Postdoc …

Van Gogh's Starry Night painted on dark water

Watch ebru artist Alparslan Babaoğlu as he floats bright blue and yellow flowers on the surface of water and then transfers the piece to paper. The …

2014 Favorite Five video list: Mind-bending Optical Illusions

Bernard Pras’ anamorphic portrait of Ferdinand Cheval.<p>How To Draw Your Hand In 3D.<p>How to make the Reversing Arrow Illusion.<p>OK Go: The Writing’s on the Wall.<p>The Crazy Circle Illusion: How are these dots moving?<p>These five videos are just a few examples of some of the most mind-bending optical illusions that we’ve shared in 2014. Watch more optical illusions in the archives.

Gravity Glue 2013

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Erik Åberg's Ghostcubes

Echoing the real-time movements of a single dried plant stalk tilting and swaying in the wind outdoors, 126 stalks tilt and sway inside in a wind …

New Hyperrealistic Sculptures by Ron Mueck

We wrote about Ron Mueck’s hyperrealistic human sculptures three years ago, and now he is back with three more incredible works. Mueck never rushes …

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Breathtaking 3D Goldfish Paintings by R. Fukahori

It’s hard to believe, but these lively goldfish swimming in the bowls are not real at all! A Japanese artist named <b>Riusuke Fukahori</b> is painting these …

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We love artist Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests, and as it turns out, so does Mythbuster Adam Savage

We love artist Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests, and as it turns out, so does Mythbuster Adam Savage. Watch Adam describe and build a Japanese-made Strandbeest Model Kit. These advanced building kits can be found on Amazon, Ebay, and MakerShed.<p>(<i>Psst…</i> you can also find one of the Strandbeest kit’s instructions pdf’d here in English.)<p>From the New Yorker, watch a video of Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests here.

From Tumblr’s Storyboard blog: The Fine Art of Portraiture… in coffee. 

From Tumblr’s Storyboard blog: The Fine Art of Portraiture… in coffee.<p>Meet Mike Breach, barista extraordinaire, who “paints” everything — and everyone — into his lattes. “I’m an esspressionist,” he proudly proclaims. Just last year, Breach was idling away his customer-less hours in the back of a hotel kitchen with only a dormant espresso machine for company. He was “so, so bored.” So he taught himself how to inscribe ornate hearts in coffee foam, with a bamboo skewer as his paintbrush.<p>And that …

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Incredible Shadow Sculptures Made of Rubbish

Do you remember Shadow Paintings by Rashad Alakbarov we showed you last month? It appears that there are more great artists experimenting with this …

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30 More Creative Street Art Works by OakoAk

You don’t have to be trained in arts to make creative urban interventions: French street artist OakoAk says he’s just a “pen pusher” by day, but his …

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Flexible Paper Sculptures by Li Hongbo

Li Hongbo’s artwork may look like porcelain or gypsum sculptures at first, but that’s only until he demonstrates how flexible they are. Beijing based …

Sculpture

If you saw the tension-filled, unedited, almost 13-minute performance of Rigolo Swiss Nouveau Cirque artist Maedir Eugster on Japanese…

If you saw the tension-filled, unedited, almost 13-minute performance of Rigolo Swiss Nouveau Cirque artist Maedir Eugster on Japanese television a few weeks ago – and if you haven’t, you should – then this will look familiar: Balance is a short film by photographer/director Tobias Hutzler, inspired by Eugster’s performance. The edits remove some of the suspense of the act, but tell the story a bit more succinctly.