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Oddimotive
Posted by FoolProof in it's the arts 1 year ago
A blog about unusual vehicles.
I wonder how many of these are on Netflix? I think I've only see maybe a quarter of these.
Unhappily Ever After
Posted by LinusMines in it's the arts 2 years ago
Animation/storyboard artist Jeff Hong re-imagines Disney characters within the real world.
...it's not really black. It's not even a color or a pigment. "Vantablack" is a "material," according to Surrey NanoSystems, the British company that created it. But this growling, rebellious material is causing quite a fuss now that renowned sculptor Anish Kapoor — who designed Chicago's Cloud Gate and the Orbit tower for the 2012 London Olympics — has bought the exclusive rights to use it in art.

New York Times interview with Surrey NanoSystems

literally [blinded by science]
One young man, many instruments, much talent - musical and technical. Maybe this will turn out to be some big hoax, but enjoy the awe now, before it's been spoiled.
A question I get asked a lot is, “How come you haven’t gotten sued?” Another thing I see a lot of is artists worrying about getting sued (for example, in relation to comic companies cracking down on fan prints at conventions). I also see a lot of terrible mash-ups whose makers by all rights *should* be sued. So for all these reasons I thought I’d put together everything I know on the subject.
By the time the painting was finished two weeks ago, it stretched across more than 50 buildings, making it the largest public work of art here anyone can recall. The mural, a circle of orange, white and blue in Arabic calligraphy, quotes a third-century Coptic Christian bishop who said, “If one wants to see the light of the sun, he must wipe his eyes.”
Google announced yesterday that they have decided to offer the Nik Collection desktop suite for free starting March 24 as a "long-term investment" move in "building incredible photo editing tools." The powerful photo editing suite went for a bundled product at $149 at Google but is now free for everyone 24/7. Some years back, the Nik Collection would have cost photography enthusiasts a whopping $500. Google is even offering a full refund to those who have purchased the software this year.

Photography buffs, professional or amateur, may now make use of the powerful photo editing collection with its wide range of features in seven desktop plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, and Apple Aperture: Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro, and Dfine. The suite includes black-and-white controls, vintage camera filters, noise reduction, HDR effects, color enhancement, color correction, and sharpening. Now anyone can have the capability to retouch, sharpen, and adjust the color as well as tonality of photos like a pro without spending a fortune on software.

Download the Google Nik Collection here.
Sleaford Mods call themselves "electronic munt minimalist punk-hop rants for the working class and under from Nottingham, UK" and it’s impossible to beat that description. They're a duo made up of singer/lyricist Jason Williamson and musician/producer Andrew Fearn, and about the most distinctly English group playing Glastonbury in 2015... (source)

[full set, 37:11]

Invisible Britain (2015 documentary)
As we know, the life of a soloist is mostly a string of “concerts played and meals eaten” with the odd inside joke and run-in with the law (well, at least in my case). Yesterday’s experience started with the comic, transmuted into the tragic, and concluded on a sort of lovely note.
What would happen if you put a piano keyboard in an IRC chatroom and said have at it?
‘I have this hit. This is going to be good! Nearly three million streams on Spotify!’ And then my check came, and it was for seventeen dollars and seventy-two cents. That’s when I was, like, ‘What the fuck?’
In its way, the performance remains as influential a moment in television history as Elvis on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Houston’s rendition of the anthem is studded with vocal gems and remains a master class in vocal prowess. Its hold on us, however, can be attributed, ultimately, to a single powerful effect: the startlingly beautiful sound Houston makes when she sings the word “free.” This was a sound for the ages.
In the weeks before the great sci-fi author Philip K. Dick passed away on March 2, 1982, he had been dreaming of The Owl In Daylight.