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Powerful image manipulation of mankind devoured by nature

March 5th, 2016|

All arts have always involved some level of image manipulation.
French digital artist and photographer Carl Redback is the talented individual behind the eye-catching series “Treebeard”. It sees him photographing portraits of everyday individuals, before digitally fusing them with various botanicals, foliage and plant matter in Photoshop.

Look closely and you’ll notice razor sharp thorns painfully puncturing the skin, […]

Adorable octopus – An amazing species was discovered!

March 5th, 2016|

In one of science’s cutest recent discoveries, a deep-diving robot — associated with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ship Okeanos Explorer — has spotted what may be a new species of octopus.

“It is almost certainly an undescribed species and may not belong to any described genus,” NOAA wrote in a blog post.

14,074 feet — or 4,290 meters […]

Susan Sarandon’s Full Speech and Procession For LSD Guru Timothy Leary At Burning Man

February 23rd, 2016|

Susan Sarandon leads a funeral procession for the famed LSD scientist Timothy Leary at Burning Man.
The ceremony included the scattering of Leary’s ashes, which were bequeathed to Sarandon back in 1996 after Leary passed away. The whole service, including Sarandon’s speech and procession to the Totem of Confessions, which was built on-site, were captured by Future Eyes TV.

As […]

The ‘Hairy Nails’ fashion trend

February 23rd, 2016|

When the next full moon comes around, you can now totally look part with the arrival of this new furry fashion trend. It’s not a hoax or prank either, ‘Hairy Nails’ have officially landed and are taking the fashion world by storm.

Created by style director and founder of nail polish brand CND Jan Arnold, these furry […]

“Kinetic Rain” by Changi Airport in Singapore

February 23rd, 2016|

Art + Com have recently installed a beautifully choreographed installation in Terminal 1 of Changi Airport in Singapore. It consists of raindrops made from lightweight aluminum covered in copper which are raised and lowered in a 15-minute computationally designed choreography.

The installation consists of exactly 1,216 high shine copper plated aluminium drops, hanging from the ceiling on almost […]

Breathtaking photos of dancers frozen in time

February 23rd, 2016|

Moscow-based photographer Alexander Yakovlev is master of capturing the human body in motion. His photographs of professional dancers exude elegance and a gorgeously refined energy.

For this series, The Mirages, Yakovlev had the incredible idea to cover his subjects in flour. This added element accentuates each dancers graceful movements and adds a bit of magic and mystery.

Though he previously […]

Impermanence by Seung-Hwan Oh

February 22nd, 2016|

For his series ‘Impermanence’, photographer and microbiologist Seung-Hwan Oh cultivates fungus that he applies to his film before he puts it into his camera. Through this process, the microorganisms slowly devour the film and the resulting image is a blur of abstract lines and colors.

In a world saturated with idealized images that are easily produced and […]

7 Must-See Psychedelic Fantasy Films

February 22nd, 2016|

Fantasy is defined as “the faculty or activity of imagining things, especially things that are impossible or improbable”, and (while controversial) the psychedelic experience expands our consciousness to perceive this impossible/improbable world. While the psychedelic experience is not for everyone, the medium of film can evoke this same feeling.

In the video above, you can find a […]

Jimmy Fallon, The Roots & “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Cast Sing “Star Wars” Medley (A Cappella)

January 3rd, 2016|

John Williams’ iconic score never sounded so good.

Jimmy Fallon and The Roots delivered yet another viral hit with the newest Tonight Show a capella installment featuring the cast of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Beginning with the fan-beloved “Main Title” song, the late night host and his house band creates a seamless blend of sound with the […]

Famous faces’ contortions

May 26th, 2015|

Keep your eyes in the cross between the two images.

This gif is demonstrating that peripheral vision is really creepy. Our pattern recognition that’s hardwired to recognize faces puts together the components or groups of components of a face whether upside down or right side up.

The brain is selectively juxtaposing certain aspects of the individual features […]