Photographer Martin Klimas Paints Like Pollock With Sound How do you paint with sound? It’s a good question and the answer comes from German photographer Martin Klimas. He starts by putting different colored paint on top of a speaker over some translucent material, then cranks up the volume. We’re used to seeing audiovisual collaborations, like those explored by Quayola and Jamie XX, but they’re usually animated using computer software, whereas this is a much more analogue affair. Miles Davis – “Pharaoh’s Dance” Steve Reich and Musicians – “Music for 18 Musicians” Kraftwerk – “Transistor” Steve Reich and Musicians – “Drumming” Miles Davis – “Bitches Brew” Paul Hindemith – “Ludus Tonalis” [via Kottke] @stewart23rd
15 Ways to Get Past an Awkward Moment Aug 13, 2012 We’ve all been in awkward situations, our lives are full of them. Nobody’s perfect, but how you handle it can turn an awkward moment into a partial win. Below you will see 15 awkward situations and what these people did to try and turn it around. It might not always work but the best you can do is try, and nobody can take that away from you! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. *Bonus* If you enjoyed this post, the Sifter highly recommends: Primer Rotational illusion Rotating illusion "Rotating snakes" Circular snakes appear to rotate 'spontaneously'. Copyright A.Kitaoka 2003 (September 2, 2003) Explanation (PDF file) "Candies" The two concentric arrays of "candies" appear to rotate in the different directions when we approach or move away from the figure while fixating at the center. Copyright A.Kitaoka 2002(c)Akiyoshi Kitaoka "Trick eyes" Tokyo: KANZEN 2002 "Umbrellas" The circles in front appear to rotate counterclockwise. Copyright A.Kitaoka 2003 "Co-op" Circles appear to rotate. "Caprice rotation" The left and right half circles appear to rotate sometimes. "Boats" The ring of boats appears to rotate slowly. "Rotating checks" Illusory radial lines appear to rotate. "Absorption" The surround appears to move to the center. "Cogwheels" The outer ring appears to rotate clockwise while the inner one counterclockwise. "Stealthy rotation" The circle appears to rotate counterclockwise when seen in peripheral vision. "A waterwheel" "Sheep" "Allergen" Circles appear to rotate.
Most Amazing Miniature Food Artworks by Shay Aaron Shay Aaron is a brilliant artist from Israel who makes the most astonishing miniature food jewelry. These foodstuffs look so beautiful that we would desire to eat them. Actually, there’s a whole market out there for miniature food. Not actual stuff you can eat, but beautifully hand made designs of steaks, burgers, pies, vegetables, eggs and pretty much food artworks you can think of. Comments comments MISSED IT BY THAT MUCH When you do a stunt, you don’t’ want to say those dreaded words, “Missed it by that much.” You’re not Maxwell Smart. Maybe you’re not even smart… Just sayin’… Welcome to a crazy day in ODD. It’s just what your Doctor ordered, and escape from reality. Sorry, but you’ll eventually have to go back to the real world. The wind is my friend via: wirecutter Scientists have odious manners, except when you prop up their theory; then you can borrow money from them. Mark Twain I Am The Walrus Missed It By That Much In my opinion, we don’t devote nearly enough scientific reasearh to finding a cure for jerks. Calvin – Calvin & Hobbes Tags: bizarre, Curious, FAIL, Fun, gif, humor, idiot, moron, odd, OMG, warped, weird, wtf
My World and Welcome... Funny Pages: Handy Latin Phrases Non calor sed umor est qui nobis incommodat. It's not the heat, it's the humidity. Di! Ecce hora! Uxor mea me necabit! Estne volumen in toga, an solum tibi libet me videre? Lex clavatoris designati rescindenda est. Sentio aliquos togatos contra me conspirare. Caesar si viveret, ad remum dareris. Quantum materiae materietur marmota monax si marmota monax materiam possit materiari? (At a barbeque) Animadvertistine, ubicumque stes, fumum recta in faciem ferri? Sona si Latine loqueris. Si Hoc Legere Scis Nimium Eruditionis Habes If you can read this you're over-educated Vidi Vici Veni I saw, I conquered, I came Vacca foeda Stupid cow Mihi ignosce. Raptus regaliter Royally screwed Si hoc signum legere potes, operis boni in rebus Latinus alacribus et fructuosis potiri potes! Gramen artificiosum odi. Nihil curo de ista tua stulta superstitione. Noli me vocare, ego te vocabo. Nullo metro compositum est. Non curo. Fac ut gaudeam. Visne saltare? Re vera, potas bene. O!
10 Weird and Mysterious Places on Earth digg 1. Mystery Spot Mystery Sport is a tourist attraction near Santa Cruz, California, famous because of its disrespect to the laws of physics and gravity. The odd cabin, although seems like lying on flat ground, makes those who enter inside swinging all the time. The most probable theory that tries to explain this says that it’s all about “tilt-induced visual illusion. 2. The question about the triangle that swallows ships, planes and all the people with them still waits for its answer. 3. Socotra is archipelago the Horn of Africa and Arabic Peninsula, but the main island of Socotra is 95% of the whole landmass, while the rest is just small islands. 4. Mount Roraima is located on the triple border point between Brazil, Guyana and Venezuela. 5. Rio Tinto is located in south-western Spainand originates from Sierra Morena mountains of Andalusia. 6. The Fly Geyser, near Gerlach, Nevada, is strange because it somehow grows up. 7. 8. 9. 10. Source: urbantitan
Boxx - The 1 meter Vehicle Picture of Lina Posada Lina Posada's Rating: 9.57/10 Based on 364 votes Like Us! Won Against 9.71/10 9.70/10 9.70/10 9.69/10 9.69/10 9.69/10 9.69/10 9.69/10 9.68/10 9.66/10 9.66/10 Genius Recipe: Two-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse | Shine Food Every week, at Food52.com, we're digging up Genius Recipes -- the ones that make us rethink cooking myths, get us talking, and change the way we cook. Today, just for you, Valentine: a completely forgiving, undemanding, and lovable chocolate mousse. - Kristen Miglore, Senior Editor, Food52.com It took a brilliant, adventurous chemist to discover the simplest way to make chocolate mousse at home. "I invented it -- but it was so easy, I'm embarrassed!" He also invented the study of molecular gastronomy -- but his book of the same name doesn't read like a science manual. He explains everything from getting crisp skin on a roast chicken (don't baste with the juices) to whether gnocchi are truly done when they bob to the surface (not necessarily). ... It's just like whipping cream: Heavy cream froths up readily when whisked in a chilled bowl -- so all you have to do is aim for a ratio of water to fat (cocoa butter here) that mimics that of whipping cream. Hervé This' Chocolate Mousse Serves 4 1.
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