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155 Years Before the First Animated Gif, Joseph Plateau Set Images in Motion with the Phenakistoscope | Colossal

<p>Nearly 155 years before CompuServe debuted the first animated gif in 1987, Belgian physicist Joseph Plateau unveiled an invention called the …

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A Common Plant Could Be The Future Of Sound Engineering

Mauricio Affonso works with Brazilian luffa farming communities to create a new breed of acoustic wall panels.<p>The maddening rush to build a more sustainable living has yielded some spectacular results. From a sculpture that responds to its surrounding climate like human skin to biodegradable 3D …

The Hilariously Creative Beards of Incredibeard

San Francisco-based facial hair enthusiast Isaiah Webb is <i>Incredibeard</i>, a simple man with an extraordinary mission to grow out his beard and shape it into unique designs. The 29-year-old creatively transforms his manly tuft of hair into some truly bizarre works of art. From constructing a bowl for …

Top Entries at the 2013 Beard and Mustache Championships

Just a few weeks ago, men flocked to the 2013 Beard and Mustache Championships in New Orleans boasting all kinds of wild styles ranging from full beards to thin Dali mustaches. Along with the participants, Las Vegas-based photographer Greg Anderson also traveled there in order to document the …

Interactive Installation Invites Visitors to Manipulate Clouds

<i>Cloud Pink</i> is an interactive installation by Seoul-based creative Everyware (formed by Hyunwoo Bang and Yunsil Heo) that allows the public to live out their childhood dreams of touching and manipulating clouds. The immersive piece features a fabric screen that invites visitors to poke and prod the …

Logo Design Collection by Hobo and Sailor

Logo Design Inspiration.<p>Check out this fine selection of logo designs created in 2012 and 2013 by Hobo and Sailor, a Russia based design studio …

The art market pretends that great artists are inimitable, and that this inimitability justifies the often absurd prices their work commands. Most famous artists are good: that is not in question. But as forgers show, they are very imitable indeed. If they were not, the distinction between original and knock-off would always be obvious http://econ.st/18DMEKk