Daily Archives: April 20, 2012

Charcoal Finger-Painted Landscape Mural by Judith Braun

Judith Braun used her bare hands to finger-paint this spectacular landscape painting.  

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The piece, titled Diamond Dust, is 12 feet by 48 feet, making it Braun’s largest site-specific project to date.

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via My Modern Metropolis

 

 

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The History of the Boombox

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Before iPods (or even CDs) there were boomboxes. It’s been 20 years since they disappeared from the streets, but the nostalgia they evoke is about more than stereo equipment. We’ve changed the way we listen to music — and to each other. Watch a video about the history of the boombox. Learn more about the boombox at http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=103363836.

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via Dangerous Minds + NPR

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Sketches from Afghanistan by Matthew Cook

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Foot patrol near Shinkalay

Sketches from Afghanistan by Matthew Cook

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We have better access than ever before to still photos and video from war zones. There is another tradition – that of the battlefield artist – still practiced. And one of the best is Matthew Cook

via John C. Dvorak | Dvorak Uncensored

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Returning fire during a Taleban attack

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British troops emplaning a Chinook

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WMIK patrolling Lashkar Gah

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Returning foot patrol, Kabul

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Patrol on top of the 6,000 feature

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Warriors of the 7th Armoured Brigade

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 Mobile observation team

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Sniffer dog checking for explosives

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Russian flats

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A food shop, Kabul

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Sunset over the stinking cesspool, KAF

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Foot patrol with a ladder, Sangin

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RAF Hercules at Kandahar.

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Cobalt blue signs, Mazar-e-Sharif

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Overlooking Camp Souter at dusk

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Apache helicopter landing, Lashkar Gah

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Russian ammunition cave

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Sunset over the Hindu Kush

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Time-lapse video of an ant colony eating a scanner

François Vautier infested his flatbed scanner with an ant-colony and scanned the burgeoning hive-organism every week for five years, producing a beautiful, stylized stop-motion record of the ants’ slow consumption of his electronics.

Five years ago, I installed an ant colony inside my old scanner that allowed me to scan in high definition this ever evolving microcosm (animal, vegetable and mineral). The resulting clip is a close-up examination of how these tiny beings live in this unique ant farm. I observed how decay and corrosion slowly but surely invaded the internal organs of the scanner. Nature gradually takes hold of this completely synthetic environment.

ANTS in my scanner > a five years time-lapse! (via Kottke)

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Jimi Hendrix ’68: Burning of the Midnight Lamp

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Here’s something quite special…Burning Of The Midnight Lamp promo from 1968.

via Dangerous Minds

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