Ken Hanson

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Californian sculpture desalinates 1.5 billion gallons of drinking water

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>The Pipe is a finalist in the 2016 Land Art Generator Initiative, a competition to combine clean energy production with …

This Sculptor Will Deceive Your Eyes Into Believing His Ceramic Sculptures Are Wood

Christopher David White is a sculptor, but he’s also an illusionist of sorts. Take a look at his amazing creations to see what we mean. Then take a …

Unbelievable Stone Sculptures by Hirotoshi Itoh

Hirotoshi Itoh is a Japanese stone sculptor who is known for his humorously imaginative ideas and incredible ability to make stones look soft, …

Art

Polish Sculptor Makes Water Complete Her Bronze Fountain Sculptures

When you hear the word “sculpture”, you unintentionally imagine something that stands still. Unless it goes with the name of this Polish sculptor …

Miniature Treehouse Sculptures Built Around Houseplants by Jedediah Voltz | Colossal

<p>LA-based artist Jedediah Corwyn Voltz constructs miniature treehouses wrapped around common houseplants or bonsai trees in his new sculptural series …

Art

Ravana

Ravana is the mythical multi-headed demon-king of Lanka in Hindu mythology. With ten heads and twenty arms, Ravana could change into any form he …

Darwin Day Revelation: Evolution, Not Religion, is the Source of Morality

As the world celebrates another Darwin Day, much of humanity still refuses to accept evolution.<p>Creationists pretend that their argument is with …

You Are Not Just Your Brain

For some time now, I've been skeptical about the neuroscience of consciousness. Not so much because I doubt that consciousness is affected by neural states and processes, but because of the persistent tendency on the part of some neuroscientists to think of consciousness itself as a neural …

Consciousness

Bertrand Russell on Immortality, Why Religion Exists, and What “The Good Life” Really Means

“There are forces making for happiness, and forces making for misery. We do not know which will prevail, but to act wisely we must be aware of both.”<p><b>Bertrand Russell</b> (May 18, 1872–February 2, 1970) is one of humanity’s most grounding yet elevating thinkers, his writing at once lucid and luminous. …

Paint — A Series of Photographic Self-Portraits - Photographs by Katerina Belkina | LensCulture

In this series of stylized self-portraits, Katerina Belkina explores the expressive force of her artistic heroes Lempicka , Picasso, Degas, Malevich and Klimt (to name but a few). She pays homage to these artists with a combination of photography, painting and extensive digital manipulation.<p>She …

Art

Artist Spent a Year in the Woods Creating Mysterious Sculptures

Deep in the woods of southern France, artist Spencer Byles transformed the forest into a mysterious wonderland through a series of spectacular, organic sculptures. Byles spent a year immersed in the woodlands of La Colle sur Loup, Villeneuve-Loubet, and Mougins for this ambitious project. …

Art

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness

Einstein’s God: Science, Free Will, and the Human Spirit

Seven decades after a little girl asked Einstein whether scientists pray, Peabody Award-winning journalist <b>Krista Tippett</b> began interviewing some of the world’s most remarkable scientists, philosophers, and theologians about the relationship between science and spirituality in her superb public …

Physics

The truth about free will: Does it actually exist?

<b>(Warner Bros.)</b><p>Acclaimed philosopher Daniel Dennett explains why free will is much more complicated than many people believe<p>David Edmonds • Nigel Warburton<p>December 28, 2014 12:00pm (UTC)<p>The following interview is excerpted from “Philosophy Bites Again”<p><b>David Edmonds: One way to exercise my freedom</b> …

National Geographic Magazine

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Extreme Sports

The Knot in the Rosary: Rilke on How Difficulty Can Fuel Creativity and Why Feedback Poisons Art

Shortly before he began writing what would become the legendary <i>Letters to a Young Poet</i>, 26-year-old <b>Rainer Maria Rilke</b> (December 4, 1875–December 29, 1926) moved to Paris to write a monograph on the sculptor Rodin, but soon sank into profound spiritual anguish. Once he discovered modernism, Rilke …

New 3D Optical Illusion Drawings by Ramon Bruin

Dutch artist Ramon Bruin, aka JJK Airbrush, is a master at creating optical illusion drawings that blur the line between art and reality. Bruin, who is mostly self-taught, brings his anamorphic drawings to life by photographing them at precise angles, making the subjects appear to pop right off the …

Digital Art

Surreal Photos of 70-Year-Old Traffic Jam in A Forgotten Forest

This ancient traffic jam of 500 cars hasn't budged in 70 years!<p>And at the time these photos were beautifully captured by Rosanne de Lange, I don't …

Humanism needs spirituality

What one draws from the Buddhist traditions depends upon the needs and interests that define one's starting point. But one has to start somewhere, even though this entails the risk that what one initially notices or is attracted to can be a false projection. My own starting point, after I lost my …

America, the banal and the bizarre: Julie Blackmon's Homegrown exhibition – in pictures

Kids recreating Abbey Road on a bleak US street, a Halloween dress rehearsal, a little girl lies in bliss beside her Sharpie … in her first solo UK show, the US photographer explores the harmony and disarray of everyday life in America in spooky, charming images. The exhibition runs from 4 …

Faith rebounds: an atheist’s apology for Christianity – Adam Roberts

A little while ago, I watched Martin Scorsese’s <i>The</i> <i>Last Temptation of Christ</i>. I’d missed it on its original release in 1988, although I remembered …

Embracing Life And Death

It's the question beyond all questions, the central enigma, the unrelenting mystery. Beyond understanding the nature of matter or the origin of species, past the strangeness of quantum computing or the reality of a multiverse, it's there. Always.<p>I'm talking about death.<p>The arguments about what …

Examining the Nature of Religion and Religious Beliefs

<b>What is Religion? The Problem of Defining Religion:</b><p>Academic literature is filled with attempts to describe what religion is and many of those …

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Snow Wheelie

Photo submitted by Andrew Forron, “Fun snowy ride in the New River Gorge, Fayetteville, WV. Twelve degrees and some fresh snow made for some prefect …

environmental sculptures by martin hill

mixed media paintings and photographs by rosanna jones

mixed media paintings and photographs by rosanna jones

Drawing Shadows by Gautam Bhatia

<i>Gautam Bhatia is an architect based in New Delhi and one of the most well-known architectural writers in India, having written for The New York …

India

To be or not to be?

I was digging around in my closet the other day when I came upon a small stuffed girl doll that I had completely forgotten about; it’s as if, until I …