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Inside The Pixar Braintrust

In this exclusive excerpt from Creativity, Inc., Ed Catmull unveils one of his key management tools–the Pixar Braintrust, which has helped the animation powerhouse score 14 box office hits in a row.<p>A hallmark of a healthy creative culture is that its people feel free to share ideas, opinions, and …

Artifact Trove at Egyptian Tomb Illuminates Life Before Pharaohs

Archaeologist uncovers human sacrifices and evidence of strife.<p>A recently discovered tomb at a key Egyptian settlement has yielded the largest trove of artifacts ever found in a tomb there—including a young man's burned and scattered bones—and is shedding new light on the ancestors of the …

The True Origins of ‘X-Men’

It was mid-1963, and Stan Lee was on a roll. In a mad burst of invention, he and star artists Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko had just birthed the …

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Adding Cartoons to Real Life

In this short video, cel animation meets reality. Animator Marty Cooper takes photos of the real world using his phone, while holding up hand-drawn …

Your Daily Brain-Soother: Swimming Feather Star

Want three minutes of peaceful contemplation? Watch this feather star swimming to find a new home off the coast of Japan.<p>Here's some more explanation …

17 Famous Actors in Tiny Background Parts

Before they were headlining movies and TV shows, these celebs were just like everyone else trying to make it in Hollywood: thrilled to call home to …

Gorgeous Animal Portraits Painted on Wild Turkey Feathers

Connecticut-based artist, illustrator, and jewelry maker Brenda Lyons crafts gorgeous portraits of creatures on an unconventional surface. Moulted turkey feathers provide the unusual canvas for her ongoing series entitled <i>Painted Feathers</i>. We see different types of birds, coyotes, and fantastical …

Photographer Uses 130-Year-Old Camera to Capture Images of Modern England

In the age of Photoshop, cell phone snaps, and digital photography, British photographer Jonathan Keys stands out with his passion for the collodion (or wet plate) process, an early photographic process that was invented by Frederick Scott Archer in the 1850s. Armed with his 130-year-old wooden …

Epic 360-degree selfie will give you wanderlust

By attaching a GoPro camera to a long stick, extreme adventurer Alex Chacón documented himself in an astonishing 360-degree video selfie that spans more than 36 countries. In it, he features himself around an impressive list of exotic sites, including the Taj Mahal and the Maya Pyramids of Chichen …

The Most ’90s Thing That Could Ever Exist

The zeitgeist summed perfectly in one technological artifact, which is a VHS tape promoting Windows 95, starring Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry.<p>Wow.<p>Just. Wow.<p>This image is bouncing around on Twitter thanks to Jehan Ranasinghe, who dug this thing up, presumably with a time machine, and then …

George Steinmetz’s Eye From the Sky

Picture Stories<p>What is it like strapping yourself into the equivalent of a leaf blower, getting a running start, then taking off into the air with a camera in your hand?<p>“You have 180-degree horizontal and vertical visibility and you’re going about 27 or 28 miles per hour. You don’t need a …

10 Amazing Ways People Are Using The Oculus Rift Today

Now, two years and a $2 billion acquisition later, the device is being used for much more than video games.<p>The Oculus Rift, created by Oculus VR, is a virtual reality 3-D headset that uses 360-degree head tracking to make it feel like you're inside a different world.<p>For example, looking to the left …

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50 Websites to Waste Your Time On

Bored with your usual digital stomping grounds?<p>Don't fret! There are plenty of sites other than Facebook or Tumblr for you to waste countless hours. …

8 Of Google’s Craziest Offices

Google is known for its zany office designs, from stroopwafel ceilings to slides to scooters. And you thought your office’s foosball table was cool.<p>While most of us 9-to-5ers hunch over in boxy, fluorescent-lit cubicles, feeling lucky if our office has a snack machine, the Google employees of the …

16 Google Easter Eggs You Might Have Missed

There are various hidden Easter Eggs, jokes, and little timewasters in almost every Google web service, product, or new device. Here are some hidden …

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• Pinterest<p>When Fisher Price introduced its iPad Baby Bouncy Seat late last year, many parents (and concerned citizens like myself) wondered, have we gone too far? But not long before companies were dangling iPads above babies' heads, parents were creating twitter handles for their newborns and …

Project Offers a Glimpse Inside the Bags of 100 Creative People

<b>Victoria Ling, Photographer @ Victoria Ling</b><p>Glimpsing into a person's bag can be a very personal experience. The items that a person chooses to carry on a daily basis can offer great insight into their general character. Creative director and designer Daniel Eckler developed this series, entitled</i> …

Surreal Images Show What Venice Would Look Like if it was Completely Frozen

Has Venice's famous Grand Canal completely frozen over? Not quite. Though it may appear so in these photos, they're actually the clever work of art director Robert Jahns (or nois7 on Instagram). He's taken photos shot by others, like Venice's Piazza San Marco by Luis Manuel Osorio Fernando, and …

The Top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day’ of 2014

At the end of every quarter the Sifter highlights the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘, culminating in an epic <i>Top 100</i> at the end of the year (check out …

Where everyone in the world is migrating—in one gorgeous chart

It’s no secret that the world’s population is on the move, but it’s rare to get a glimpse of where that flow is happening. In a study released in Science, a team of geographers used data snapshots to create a broad analysis of global migrations over 20 years.<p>The study was conducted by three …

14 Web Toys to Fill Your Day

No matter whether you stay on the internet all day working or log on to catch up on the news, it’s always nice to take a left turn for a mindless …

Written Poetry in Paper Collages Form Intricate Designs

British artist Caroline Attan combines folded paper collages and handwritten poetry to create intricate and beautiful designs. Primarily using the expressive poetry of Pablo Neruda, she writes the text in rings, adding delicately folded paper shapes on top of the words to create circular …

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Adorable Photos of Children in the Nebraskan Countryside

Warm golden light, sweet smiles, endless country roads, and pure adorableness are words that come to mind when looking at Jake Olson's photographs of young children. The Blair, Nebaska-based photographer, who owns his own photography business called Jake Olson Studios, takes portraits that can best …

Zim & Zou - Projects

Zim&Zou are two french artists, based in Nancy. The duo is composed of Lucie THOMAS, born in the Vosges in 1987, and Thibault ZIMMERMANN, born in …

Artists Re-Imagine Disney Films in "Nothing's Impossible"

<b>Frozen by Tom Whalen</b><p>The Mondo Gallery in Austin, Texas hosts a special art exhibit during the South by Southwest festival. This year, they partnered with the blog <i>Oh My Disney</i> to make magic happen in a show titled, <i>Nothing's Impossible</i>. It features 25 beautiful posters based on Disney and Pixar …

15 Famous Landmarks Zoomed Out To Show Their Surroundings

This collection of photographs of majestic landmarks around the world do a great job of just how important framing, perspective and lighting are to a …

11 Disney Character Cameos in Other Disney Movies

Disney has been playing I Spy in their movies for decades. The next time you pop in one of these films, keep your eyes peeled for a few characters …