The mayor of this Atlanta suburb said he wants the possession of less than 1 ounce of pot to be treated like a traffic ticket.

I don't smoke the weeds anymore, but I'm proud to call this town my home.
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.”
Capsula Mundi
Posted by cornpone in destinations 3 years ago
Capsula Mundi is a cultural and broad-based project, which envisions a different approach to the way we think about death. It's an egg-shaped pod, an ancient and perfect form, made of biodegradable material, where our departed loved ones are placed for burial. Ashes will be held in small Capsulas while bodies will be laid down in a fetal position in larger pods. The pod will then be buried as a seed in the earth. A tree, chosen in life by the deceased, will be planted on top of it and serve as a memorial for the departed and as a legacy for posterity and the future of our planet. Family and friends will continue to care for the tree as it grows. Cemeteries will acquire a new look and, instead of the cold grey landscape we see today, they will grow into vibrant woodlands. The project is still in a start-up phase, but encouraged by worldwide enthusiasm for our concept, we are working to make it become a reality.
Musician argues on Twitter that while some may be put off by the term ‘flat Earth’, ‘there’s no way u can see all the evidence and not know’

Western Illinois University, the only entity that’s predicted every single presidential election with 100 percent accuracy since 1975, just announced that its mock election sent Sen. Sanders and Martin O’Malley (D-Md.) to the White House in 2016 as President and Vice President, respectively.

Tomorrow marks the dawn of a new era in mail art: Presents, Three Months of Mail Art for Hyperallergic HQ, an opening that promises booze AND epic results! At least, those are my predictions. As many readers will have already noticed, Hyperallergic has been collecting mail art for three months, posting the submissions from far and wide. Come tomorrow, no more tantalizing JPEGS: the mail art show opens!
sarah's inbox
Posted by cornpone in some dude/some chick 8 years ago
This site parses the emails sent and received by Sarah Palin while she was governor of Alaska and presents them in a more familiar interface.  
To create Sarah’s Inbox, we used the digitized emails released by Crivella West, Mother Jones, ProPublica and (Those groups undertook the Herculean tasks of purchasing, collecting thousands of pages of printed emails, scanning and digitizing the emails using optical character recognition technology.)
The Burning House
Posted by cornpone in the "other" pile 8 years ago
If your house was burning, what would you take with you? It's a conflict between what's practical, valuable and sentimental. What you would take reflects your interests, background and priorities. Think of it as an interview condensed into one question.
A beautiful encounter between the traditional world and contemporary art. The streets of Vercorin, a small ski town in Switzerland, were painted by design legends Lang Baumann. Vercorin was hosting a fair in the town and wanted to bring in a design team to create something outrageous. They called on Sabina Lang and Daniel Baumann, the creative duo that make up the Lang Baumann to transform their streets. The painted streets were intended to be a powerful juxtaposition against the old world feel of the charming town, and the design team succeeded at that!
Although Miley Cyrus always seems able to LOL at her supposed controversies, her father Billy Ray fears she could be on the same path of self-destruction as Kurt Cobain, Anna Nicole Smith, and Michael Jackson, telling GQ in a miserable, paranoia-laden interview (titled "Mr. Hannah Montana's Achy Breaky Heart") that he’s become “scared for her”—not least because he has “no doubt” that his family is being “attacked by Satan.” Because, you know, Cyrus has been called out for dressing slightly risqué and also for hitting a bong on YouTube. Curse you and your fine print, Lucifer! Is there no end to your trickery? etc.
Arkansas game officials hope testing scheduled to begin Monday will solve the mystery of why up to 5,000 birds fell from the sky just before midnight New Year's Eve.
ia Xiao Wan is a chinese artist, born in 1959, who uses an interesting and unique technique of compiling multiple layers of 2d paintings to create a 3d image. Using this technique Xia Xiao Wan is able to create a deep image that appears almost holographic.
Ark Encounter, a creationist theme park slated for construction in Northern Kentucky, may soon be eligible for state tax incentives that would allow its planners to recoup up to $37 million of building costs. The attraction has already received preliminary approval from the state tourism board.
Brian Dettmer
Posted by cornpone in it's the arts 9 years ago
In this work I begin with an existing book and seal its edges, creating an enclosed vessel full of unearthed potential. I cut into the surface of the book and dissect through it from the front. I work with knives, tweezers and other surgical tools to carve one page at a time, exposing each page while cutting around ideas and images of interest. Nothing inside the books is relocated or implanted, only removed. Images and ideas are revealed to expose a book’s hidden, fragmented memory. The completed pieces expose new relationships of a book’s internal elements exactly where they have been since their original conception.
The Beastie Boys have had some classic music videos throughout the years from "Sabotage" to "So What'cha Want" but I never thought one of their music videos would be adapted for the big screen. But now Beastie Boy turned movie producer Adam Yauch is mobilizing a short film based off their 1987 music video for "(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)."