Warren Hicks

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Ornate Surreal Sculptures Formed From Thousands of Ordinary Objects

Plucked from ordinary life, the items used to create artist Kris Kuksi‘s surreal assemblages are transformed into high art. Since 2004, the American artist has focused on his sculptures, each tinged with a slightly Gothic, dark feel. Using railway model kits, figurines, jewelry, wedding cake parts, …

Art

How to speed up your Wi-Fi

Optimize your internet connection.<p>No one likes slow Wi-Fi—it's right up there with creaking doors and leaking taps as one of the most frustrating household problems. To boost your upload and download speeds back up to where they should be, try making these tweaks to your router and other …

Wi-Fi

Why Kandinsky chose to make abstract art

With his abstract forms and bold colors, Wassily Kandinsky was a revolutionary. Hated by the Nazis, he not only painted, but taught other artists to …

23 Smartphone Tricks To Impress Your Friends - Part 2

<b>11. Use aeroplane mode to speed up charging</b><p>Just like everyone else you probably want your phone to charge up as quickly as possible (even more so if …

20 Word Usage Mistakes Even Smart People Make

English vocabulary is full of pitfalls that you might not be aware of. Don't let them trip you up.<p>1. INVARIABLY<p>If something happens invariably, it …

The 11 best iPhone apps and games, according to Apple

Apps selected to win an Apple Design Award range from Fantastical, a great replacement to Apple's own Calendar app, to "Crossy Road," a popular and beautiful iPhone game. There were also several apps made for students and kids, including an app for children that uses creative ways to teach kids the …

12 Must-Read Tips for a Successful Career in the Art World

Art World<p>Life lessons courtesy of Dan Graham, Miranda July, Tania Bruguera, and Carol Bove among others.<p>,<p>Life as an aspiring artist is an endless sea …

At CAM-Raleigh, an artist’s dark ‘Wonderland’

When she was growing up in Canada, long before she became an artist, Sarah Anne Johnson went to her grandmother’s house every day after school. In …

Art

The Sliding Scale of Suck: How To Critique A Friend Work

The Sliding Scale Of Suck: How To Critique A Friend’s Work<p>February 20, 2015<p>We have all been there. You’re having a great time with a fellow …

Owe

Vera Lutter: On New York

<b>MARVIN HEIFERMAN</b>Pictures of New York fascinate me and, while online the other day, I read that of the top ten locations in the world that people …

Photography

On the Origin of Colourful Monkey Faces

“Can you hear that?” says James Higham.<p>I can. It’s a loud screeching noise in the background of our phone call.<p>“That’s a female rhesus freaking out,” he says.<p>Rhesus macaques have featured heavily in lab experiments, but this particular loud female is part of a wild group, living in Puerto Rico. …

Zoology

11 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Your iPad

Why not tap into your iPad's full potential?<p>We've got you covered.<p>From tips to make your iPad experience more enjoyable to unique apps that let your iPad do new things, these tricks will keep your tablet feeling fresh and more capable than ever.

Visualizations Provide a Deeper Look Into a Historical MoMA Photo Collection

The Thomas Walther Collection at the Museum of Modern Art is a set of 341 photographs by 150 artists captured from between 1909 and 1949 — a period …

The Most Amazing Science And Technology Images Of The Year

We've rounded up 2014's most mind-blowing images for your viewing pleasure<p>Each week at <i>Popular Science</i>, the staff scours the web for the most amazing images from the realms of science and technology. We liked this year's weekly gallery images so much that we compiled our favorite visualizations, …

Arabian Sea

A history of the blackboard: How the blackboard became an effective and ubiquitous teaching tool.

<i>Excerpted from</i> <b>Blackboard: A Personal History of the Classroom</b> <i>by Lewis Buzbee. Out now from</i> <i>Graywolf Press.</i><p>The blackboard is a recent innovation. …

CALL for ARTISTS: Pricing your ART!

RECIPE<i><br>for success</i><p><i>I hoard recipes in a little Campbell’s Soup box on my kitchen counter top.</i> I also post them to a private group on FB & pin them to a …

Russian Photographer Takes Stunning Portraits With REAL Animals

What you’re about to see is not Photoshop – Moscow-based Russian photographer Katerina Plotnikova created these stunning images with the help of real …

Animals

The World’s Most-Viewed Photo – The Windows XP ‘Bliss’ Wallpaper – Is a Real, Unaltered Photo

Given that at least 500 million people still use the Windows XP operating system, it’s no surprise that “Bliss,” the bright and beautiful photo of an …

Coloring Book Corruptions: See What Happens When Adults Do Coloring Books

Products designed for children often portray a happy-go-lucky world filled with sunlight, flowers, smiling animals and friendship. But what happens …

Alternative Version Of Wikipedia Tells It Like It Is

Most of us are probably familiar with Wikipedia, the open-sourced online encyclopedia that is free to the public. Now, however, there’s a sarcastic …

Conceptual Hilarity: Clever Bits of Instagram Nonsense from Brock Davis | Colossal

<p>It’s been a long while since we last checked in with Brock Davis (previously) who seemingly dabbles in every creative field there is from …

Woodoo: A Stop-Motion Animation with Laser-Cut Wood | Colossal

<p>Created by Amsterdam-based director and animator Andre Maat, this quick animated short titled Woodoo relies on impressive sequences of laser-cut …

Kelpies Timelapse: Watch the Construction of Andy Scott’s 100 Ft. Steel Equine Statues | Colossal

<p>Although major construction on Andy Scott’s imposing ‘Kelpies’ sculptures near Falkirk, Scotland ended last November, this new timelapse from the …

Sand Creatures Suspended in Midair by Claire Droppert | Colossal

<p>For her latest photographic series titled Sand Creatures, Rotterdam-based photographer Claire Droppert hurled clumps of sand through the air and …

Slow Life: A Macro Timelapse of Coral, Sponges and Other Aquatic Organisms Created from 150,000 Photographs | Colossal

<p>Created by University of Queensland PhD student Daniel Stoupin, this remarkable macro video of coral reefs, sponges and other underwater wildlife, …

Airy Dresses Carved From Marble by Alasdair Thomson | Colossal

<p>These lightweight, airy dresses look like they’re about to be adorned to a fancy gala or dinner party. But as irony would have it, they will never …

The Story of Art | Art

"This is a book which, widely read as it will certainly be, may well affect the thought of a generation. Gombrich writes conversationally and …

Museums

Mashable Is Now Flippable

Inside Flipboard / January 28, 2014<p>Like so many people who become successful adults, Pete Cashmore struggled as a kid. When he was 13, he had an …

Here's What Your Favorite Childhood Characters Do When You Aren't Looking

Artist Greg Guillemin explores the secret lives of those we thought we knew so well.

Alice In Wonderland