Category Archives: Art

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The man with the beautiful eyes

A poem by Charles Bukowski, from his collection The Last Night of the Earth poems. when we were kids there was a strange house all the shades were always drawn and we never heard voices in there and the yard was full of bamboo and […]

Practice makes perfect infographic

Reminder to myself, other artists. Via ZintroTweet

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on Creativity by Ira Glass #ThisAmericanLife

Some useful words of wisdom from This American Life host Ira Glass on the creative process. Although this was an interview about storytelling, I think it applies across the board. Here is the text: “What nobody tells people who are beginners — and I really […]

British Museum exhibit on Hajj

The British Museum in London is hosting a four month long exhibit on the Hajj, opening January 26, 2012. Their website is asking for people to submit stories about their most memorable Hajj experiences. Presumably some of these will make it into the exhibit. Interestingly […]

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The Incident at Tower 37

The Incident at Tower 37 (full version) from Chris Perry on Vimeo. Tower 37 siphons every drop of water from a once-pristine lake, that is, until the station's steward realizes that it is slowly destroying an entire ecosystem.Tweet

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Popular Literature of Tahrir Square #egypt #jan25

This issue of AtreEast takes as its focus the popular literature of the Egyptian Revolution. Drawing on protest signs, graffiti, and street art in Tahrir to read the culture of resistance particular to the Egyptian Revolution, the curators examine how protesters changed the political narrative […]

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If you thought building maps were cool…

SCINTILLATION from Xavier Chassaing on Vimeo.This is an experimental film made up of over 35,000 photographs. It combines an innovative mix of stop motion and live projection mapping techniques. Directed by [email protected] Music by Tweet

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Water sculptures – AWESOME

Now why didn't I think of that.... Water Sculpture from Shinichi Maruyama on Vimeo.Tweet

An American Quran

In a project that is sure to raise eyebrows, Sandow Birk has produced an illustrated/illuminated, English manuscript of the Quran. I don't know if Muslims ever produced an illustrated edition of the entire Quran although its certainly the case that certain scenes or stories have […]