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Cool little video explaining how the octobasse is constructed (art), works (science), and sounds (music). Love the intersection of the three disciplines! http://twistedsifter.com/videos/octobasse-makes-cello-look-like-violin/
This interesting article in the New York Times highlights the relationship between extensive arts facilties and the elite higher educational institutions who shepard their expansion. Worth a look.
Inspired by this sensation they discovered in London’s VIctoria & Albert Museum after closing, as well as an Edgar Allen Poe’s 1844 poem “Dream-Land” about a voyager ship that lands in a place outside of space and time, the design collective The T/Shirt … Continue reading
Thought this post about SALIVA was really interesting, not just because of the science, but because it’s about looking carefully at something that is overlooked and because the context of this dicussion—on The Splendid Table, a web site … Continue reading
What happens if the drawing you’ve spent 4 years making is impossible to see? After four years of trial-and-error experimentation, artist Vik Muniz and artist/researcher Marcelo Coelho successfully created drawings as tiny as they are tremendous: magnificent castles etched onto microscopic grains of sand—a … Continue reading
At 100, Frank Shearer is the oldest waterskier in the world… Check out this LIST. Be inspired: never too early, never too late and definitely no excuses not to try.
This year’s Pritzker Prize, arguably the world’s most prestigious architecture award, was awarded to Shigeru Ban. The 57-year-old Japanese architect works almost entirely with simple, low cost materials like paper and cardboard, building symbols of hope in areas of the world impacted … Continue reading
If you’re looking to expand your blog perusals, we offer some of the Visual Art department favorites for you to check out. You could learn more about glazing techniques, or, um, cats. All good for the upcoming vacation… John Hirsch … Continue reading