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Tomás Saraceno’s Solar Bell: A paper-thin, kite-like wind sculpture

Solar Bell, a kite-like wind sculpture made of lighter-than-air materials — carbon fiber tubing and paper-thin solar panels — by Argentinian artist Tomàs Saraceno, in association with the Aerospace Enginee...

ASAP Science: Can you trust your eyes?

Can you trust your eyes? This episode of ASAPscience gives you reasons to think about your answer.

Matt W. Moore: Walls Are Dancing (2010)

From the Let’s Colour Project and street artist Matt W. Moore, this is Walls Are Dancing (2010). Follow it up with this behind the scenes video (with some subtitles) of how the murals and film were put together:...

Juan Fontanive’s mechanical flip books of hummingbirds

Artist Juan Fontanive's kinetic sculptures also happen to be beautifully illustrated, mechanical flip books. Above, Colibri, graphite and colored pencil on paper, stainless steel, delrin, motor, electronics. 20...

Andy Fillebrown’s Audiosculptures: Flight of the Bumblebee.

Multimedia artist Andy Fillebrown creates visualizations of classical, public domain musical compositions. His YouTube channel, audiosculptures, is filled with 100+ spellbinding journeys th...

Geometrical Spaces: Cut-paper stop motion by Elena Mir

Layers of meticulously-cut paper build geometric, three-dimensional shapes in this video for Spain-based artist Elena Mir. At FastCoDesign, the artist describes the motivation for her work:  "I have always been p...

Science Friday: The Dark Art of Shadow Puppetry

Storytelling, shadows, and 3D viewing come together in this Science Friday report, Dark Art. Biology grad student Tom McDonagh tells of the first balloon trip across the English Channel in 1785, and how he and other p...

A compilation of Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests

Set to Gustav Mahler's symphony number 5, watch this recently released compilation video of Dutch artist Theo Jansen's wind-fueled kinetic sculptures. He calls them Strandbeests, “beach beast” or “cr...

The Secret Story of Toys

The Secret Story of Toys, a short film by Anthony Ladesich. Related viewing: Ray Villafane, action-figure character sculptor, and more toy videos.

Ellie Davies Makes Biscuits

Artisan biscuit maker Ellie Davies is featured in this short by Two Friends. After just a glimpse of a few of her incredible illustrated gingerbread cookies, you’ll understand why. via Those Who Make.

The Chandelier Tree: Silver Lake’s twinkling neighborhood gem

Over the course of six years, Adam Tenenbaum turned his Silver Lake, California front yard tree into one that was filled with the warm light of 30 vintage chandeliers. In this short, filmmaker Colin Kennedy...

A Kinetic Mind: the kinetic sculptures of Anthony Howe

A Kinetic Mind by Elizabeth Rudge introduces the kinetic sculptures of artist Anthony Howe. The sculptures are visually interesting patterns when still, but are mesmerizing when the wind powers their spinning, ro...

Pardon My Dust: Dynamic Sketching with Peter Han

Start with large basic shapes, add details after, have fun with the process, and then let go of it and try again. In Pardon My Dust, by director Adriel de la Torre, watch Dynamic Sketching teacher Peter Han illustrat...

Aeolus, an Acoustic Wind Pavilion

This is Aeolus, an Acoustic Wind Pavilion, Luke Jerram is a colorblind artist based in the UK. Aeolus is a sonic creation that blends acoustic physics, inspirations from classical civilizations, and visual adventu...

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: Is this oil really flowing backwards into the oil can?

Here’s an excellent discussion starter: What is happening to the liquid in this video? Is it really flowing backwards? Up into the oil can?? This is Supermajor, a project by teacher and artist Matt Kenyon that ...

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...