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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...

HEARD NY in Grand Central: Nick Cave’s Soundsuit performance

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

Balance is a short film by photographer/director Tobias Hutzler that documents Rigolo Swiss Nouveau Cirque artist Maedir Eugster’s incredible balancing act. If you saw Eugster's tensio...

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...

Sketchbook: Medieval blackletter calligraphy

Type designer, illustrator and artist Seb Lester writes, “BlackLetter was used throughout Europe from about 1150 until the end of the 17th century. One of my current preoccupations is d...

R³bots by Marco Fernandes

Portuguese toy designer Marco Fernandes reuses parts from computers, televisions, DVD players, stereos, old toys and other old electronics to build unique robot toys, all by improvising with wh...

How to make an origami spectacled bear hat

"Origami’s really cool because it’s a sharing activity… " And share you can, because this scientist video comes with an advanced origami how-to for making a Spectacled Bear Hat (pdf). (Or you can sta...

Irving Harper: Works in Paper

Paper doesn’t require any special equipment—“All you have to do is sit down, cut paper out, and score it, bend it, and glue it.”  A beautiful Herman Miller interview with designer (and paper engineer/ artist/ sc...