Enter the peculiar world of competitive duck painting, where artists strive to create works of art that benefit towards what many consider the greatest conservation initiative in human history: the Federal Duck Program. This quirky and archaic annual contest – the only art competition run by the U.S. government – has been in existence since … Read more
Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it’s difficult to remember a time when every other social media post or television commercial wasn’t a push to ingrain a feeling of “need” in you. This Tuesday, Google strives to leverage its video broadcasting service Google+ to host a “Hangout-a-thon” – our modern day telethon. To celebrate Giving … Read more
A plethora of excellent songs have been flooding the interwebz lately. Check out this playlist forist, our most recent favorites from James Murphy, Phoenix, Jagwar Ma, Broken Bells, Flume and more!
Microscope photography has advanced to new levels, presenting us expository images of everything from neuron activity to shrimp eyes to dinosaur bones preserved in agate. Photographers use techniques such as Stereomicroscopy, image stacking, focus stacking, conofocal, florescence, focus stacking, darkfield, brightfield, and differential interference contrast. Check out the best of Nikon’s Small World photo competition. … Read more
There’s something revolutionary coming to a bar near you. Ficks, a line of cocktail fortifiers, has launched today on Indiegogo in order to help man with one of his worst ailments – the hangover. Ficks comes in three flavors – lemon, lime and ginger – and is infused with vitamins, electrolytes and antioxidants to promote liver … Read more
Phantom Airship takes First Flight After nearly a year and a half of traveling the cosmos, the musical entity known only as Phantom Airship returns to Earth to share stories of galactic travel. First Flight recounts the tale of how the pilots discovered their vessel. An exploration into Earth’s crust revealed a great … Read more
The world renowned Red Bull Illume photography contest celebrates and rewards the best in action sports photography. This year marks the third time the contest has taken place after competitions in 2010 and 2007. Below are 12 action-sequences of some of the mind-blowing images from the contest’s finalists. A winner will be selected at a … Read more
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A couple weeks ago, Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch asked his almost 90,000 Twitter followers a simple question: What Deitsch did not anticipate was the flood of joy that followed moments after sending out the tweet: thousands of responses with photos poured in, were collected by Deitsch and shared across Twitter. The photos are pretty remarkable, as they … Read more
Michael Shainblum wanted to create a video that was completely out of the norm – something abstract and unexpected. After 5 years of mastering the art of mirroring images and 4 months of sweat into this particular video, Mirror City was born. It is a visual story through some of the great American cities: Chicago, … Read more
One of my good buddy’s Raymond Jacob, under the moniker Atlas, has released an amazingly creative three-part EP titled “Rising”. These tracks deserve to be played LOUD – you won’t mind rupturing an ear drum after you’re done blasting these beats. My favorite track, “A Storm is Coming”, is an awesome alternative dance-step tune reminiscent … Read more