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open.edu: Six key movements in design history

From open.edu, learn about six key movements in design history: Gothic Revival, Arts and Crafts (below), Bauhaus, Modernism (above), American Industrial Design and Postmodernism. You can watch them all here...

Supermajor: Oil appears to flow back into an oil can

Here’s an excellent discussion starter… what is happening to the liquid in this video? This is Supermajor, a project by teacher and artist Matt Kenyon that was inspired by the BP Deepwater Horizon...

French illustrator Alain Grée drawing

Watch French illustrator Alain Grée draw a boy and his turtle. You can also watch him draw a girl and her dog, and explain his illustration process (in French):  Most prolific in the 1960s and 70s, Grée has publish...

Florentijn Hofman’s Rubber Duck in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour

For the last month, the kids have been super into Florentijn Hofman’s Rubber Duck in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour. On display until June 9, the Dutch artist’s six-story tall duck has previously...

Knock Knock: a touch and sound calculator

Mathematical calculations created with touch and sound… and the help of an Arduino board, contact microphones and solenoids. The Knock Knock was designed by Khalil Klouche as a concept ...

High Rise by Sarah Lippett

Who lives behind all of those different windows? Sarah Lippett's first animation, High Rise, explores… via The Curious Brain.

Todd McLellan: Disassembled / Things Come Apart

Photographer Todd McLellan has been on my mind ever since I saw this post on making an Inventor’s Box: a collection of tools and second-hand electronics for kids to disassemble, organiz...

Matt W. Moore paints in Paris (2010)

From early 2010 in Paris, Matt W. Moore paints a mural across the street from his SINCE Gallery “Crystals & Lasers” exhibition. More street art videos in the archives. 

Adam Savage puts together a Strandbeest model kit

We love artist Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests, and as it turns out, so does Mythbuster Adam Savage. Watch Adam describe and build a Japanese-made Strandbeest Model Kit. These advanced building kits can be found on ...

James Nares’ STREET

With a soundtrack by Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore, artist James Nares’ STREET is an experiment in people watching with the benefit of slow motion. From the New York Times:  Mr. Nares’s 61-minute video...

The Fine Art of Coffee Portraiture

From Tumblr’s Storyboard blog: The Fine Art of Portraiture… in coffee.  Meet Mike Breach, barista extraordinaire, who “paints” everything — and everyone — into his lattes. “I’m an esspressi...

Galloping in Grand Central Station

Commuters in Grand Central Terminal will encounter a new obstacle to making the train on time this week: 30 dancing horses. It’s part of “Heard NY,” a site-specific performance by the Chicago artist Nick Cave, in c...

Oliver Jeffers, butcher, baker, picture book maker

Author of so many lovely children’s books, including Lost and Found, The Heart and The Bottle, How to Catch a Star, and our favorite, The Incredible Book Eating Boy…  Oliver Jeffers, butcher, ...

Smith Journal: Bottled History

Ships in bottles. Storytelling. Bottled History. We loved this one:  Ray Gascoigne has been around boats his whole life, as a shipwright, a merchant sailor, and now as a ship builder on the smallest dry dock there ...

Balance: Rigolo Swiss Nouveau Cirque artist Maedir Eugster

If you saw the tension-filled, unedited, almost 13-minute performance of Rigolo Swiss Nouveau Cirque artist Maedir Eugster on Japanese television a few weeks ago — and if you havenR...

Paul Grundbacher’s wooden marble machines

We love Rube Goldberg machines, marble roller coasters, and all kinds of wooden inventions that are fun to watch or are lovely to listen to.  These seven amazing marble machines by Paul Grundbacher fit perfectly int...

Maarten Koopman’s Famous Paintings

Filmmaker Maarten Koopman's animated series of famous paintings, imagined piece by piece from some new perspectives. Shown: Pieter Bruegel’s The Tower of Babel, Vincent van Gogh’s Bedroom in Arles, Salva...

Black Hole by Fabian Oefner: Brightly-colored paint spun at high speeds

Swiss photographer Fabian Oefner works with the intersection of art and science. He takes perfectly-timed photos of brightly-colored paint being spun at high speeds. From the artist:  "Black Hole" is a series of im...