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This Book Is a Camera: A Functioning Pinhole Camera Inside a Pop-Up Book. Artist and designer Kelli Anderson just released her latest book This Book is a Camera, a pop-up book that turns into a fully functional pinhole camera.

This Book Is a Camera: A Functioning Pinhole Camera Inside a Pop-Up Book

The book acts as a simple educational tool to help explain how photography worked before we all had camera phones in our pockets. Anderson points out that making a simple camera obscura really isn’t too difficult and provides instructions on how you can make one yourself. This Book is a Camera comes complete with a starter pack of B/W Ilford photo paper and instructions on how to use the camera to take photos. Best strategy games on PC. Best strategy games on PC PC Gamer May 7, 2015 27k PC Gamer newsletter sign up 1 of 22 Strategy games are a vital part of the PC's heritage.

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Rainmeter, desktop customization tool. Photographer Finds Cultural Identity in Japan Through Stunning Images. Mysterious Poodle Moth Looks Like a Real-Life Fairy. This fuzzy creature is equal parts adorable and puzzling, making you question the line between reality and science fiction.

Mysterious Poodle Moth Looks Like a Real-Life Fairy

Young Woman Twirls and Dances While Riding a Longboard in Mesmerizing Video. Woman Knits Tiny Wool Sweaters to Keep Chickens Warm. 25-year-old Nicola Congdon has been working on an unusual winter project for a great reason.

Woman Knits Tiny Wool Sweaters to Keep Chickens Warm

Six months ago, the Cornwall-based woman decided to start knitting sweaters to keep her chickens warm amidst the winter season's freezing temperatures. Expressive Photos Reveal a Rare, Alternative View of Iran. An image of Iran that many people around the world are familiar with is the view of Iran as a troubled nation plagued by an oppressive government, ultra-conservative ideologies, brutal executions, public demonstrations, rumors of nuclear weaponry, and women who are forced to wear head coverings such as chador.

Expressive Photos Reveal a Rare, Alternative View of Iran

Iranian photographer Hossein Fatemi, however, offers a glimpse of an entirely different side to Iran than the image usually broadcasted by domestic and foreign media. In his photo series An Iranian Journey, many of the photographs reveal an Iran that most people never see, presenting an eye-opening look at the amazing diversity and contrasts that exist in the country. While the Iranian government wishes to promote Iran as a religious and pious nation, Fatemi says that there is a "semi-hidden part of the country” behind closed doors. Although the photos depict people who appear totally at ease, it was extremely challenging for Fatemi to capture some of these images. Tattooing Machine Allows Individuals to Draw Simple-Yet-Meaningful Tattoos on Themselves.

Do you want a tattoo but don’t trust someone to ink it on your skin?

Tattooing Machine Allows Individuals to Draw Simple-Yet-Meaningful Tattoos on Themselves

Jakub Pollág created a tool for a body art purist: the Personal Tattoo Machine. This alternative device allows enthusiasts to create small designs on their body that are imbued with meaning and less concerned about aesthetics or the “perfect” tattoo. At their core, tattoos are about commemorating an event or period of time onto your skin. Jeff Kutter's 'Boys of Summer' Skate Flick. 'Born In The Wrong Body' Creator Nick Sweeney On Trans Visibility In 2015. Born In The Wrong Body is a three-part series that tracks the lives of young transgender people in the US and UK, some as young as five.

'Born In The Wrong Body' Creator Nick Sweeney On Trans Visibility In 2015

We spoke to the show's Aussie producer/director Nick Sweeney about his initial intent, transgender visibility in 2015 and the positive effects social media can have in drawing awareness to trans issues. WMF Endangered World Monuments List. If nothing is done, the world could lose some of its most treasured landmarks and monuments.

WMF Endangered World Monuments List

That's the depressing warning the World Monument Fund is spreading with its 2016 list of endangered sites across the globe. Fifty places across 36 countries made the group's 2016 World Monument Watch list, a biennial call for increased preservation efforts for cultural-heritage sites. The list includes places as diverse as cave temples, churches, elaborate country estates, and World War II concentration camps. Nature-Inspired Tattoos Made of Thousands of Tiny Dots Mimic Scientific Drawings. Colour optical illusion: can you see black and white video in colour? Have you ever wondered whether what you see as red is the same as what everyone else sees?

Colour optical illusion: can you see black and white video in colour?

Or why some people experience colours differently to others? Our world is full of colour, yet we rarely realise just how much work our brains have to do to process the light coming streaming into our eyes, in order to turn it into colour vision. Just occasionally, we realise we get a clue to what's going on – but only when our vision goes wrong... Optical illusions In the video below, you will see a black and white photo of a castle. Keep your eyes focussed on the blue dot. You should suddenly see that same black and white image in full colour. Extraordinary "Cloud Tsunami" Surges in Over Sydney. A bizarre meteorological event hit the coast of New South Wales, Australia over the weekend.

Extraordinary "Cloud Tsunami" Surges in Over Sydney

Dubbed a "cloud tsunami" on Twitter, this massive wave in the sky measured several kilometers long and swept over the city of Sydney, bringing with it powerful thunderstorms, heavy rains, and forceful winds that required the Australian Bureau of Meteorology to issue a warning for the surrounding area. The massive formation is actually called a shelf cloud, composed of arcus clouds. The shelf cloud is typically the leading edge of a thunderstorm, attached to the base of the parent cloud that contains the storm. New Social Media Ads Celebrate the Beautifully Diverse Faces of Love. Inclusivity is a meaningful concept that acts as a catalyst for growth and education. Specifically, learning about those who are different from ourselves gives us the opportunity to open our eyes and our minds. As we discover the obstacles marginalized people face, we can gain and spread awareness to make our world a better place for future generations.

This inclusivity-based idea motivated the Ad Council to create the Love Has No Labels campaign, which aims to start conversations about disability, race, sexuality, and religion. In an effort to reach a broader audience and create a dialogue, Ad Council teamed up with Facebook and Instagram to design sponsored ads featuring photographs of those who've faced discrimination. Type Genius. 20 Creative Things For Fox Lovers. A Little Owl’s Tiny Adventures In The Woods By Tanja Brandt. Artist Takes Line Art To Next Level By Making Single Continuous Line Tattoos.