What are during less-frigid times simply water caves on the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Northern Wisconsin become these ice cathedrals, and AP photographer Brian Peterson has captured these stunning images from this winter.
If you've got a computer programmer in your life, and you are looking for something really killer to get them this Christmas, here is our gift guide.
Mechanical keyboards, especially for programmers who spend their days pounding out lines of code, not only provide the satisfying click and movement, but are meant to be better on the hands.
This gorgeous steampunk mechanical keyboard is a show piece.
This elegant and minimal desk lamp not only has a built in USB charging port and flicker-free light, but has 4 lighting modes (study, read, relax and bedtime) and 5 dimming levels.
The health benefits of standing are well documented, and for people who make their living at a desk and monitor, a standing desk is a must-have. This is a simple, flexible and gorgeous one.
Programmers have their own language and their own, often punny, always witty, sense of humor. This T-shirt, a premium American Apparel manufacture with a coding term used here with a wink and a smile.
Reproduction of the original patent artwork and application submitted by Steve Jobs to the US Patent & Trademark Office in 1983 printed on premium paper for an aged and authentic look.
X-ray photography project by Nick Veasey.
“To create these x-ray artworks serious risks and procedural hurdles need to be managed. The results are worth the hassle. X-ray allows us to see what is normally hidden to the human eye. It reveals the subjects from the inside out and allows us to appreciate what the world around us is truly made of.
In contemporary life, where so much of what we see has been embellished or has a level of artifice, the honesty and integrity the x-ray reveals has a simple, pure elegance.
In a nutshell, the work is a statement against society’s obsession with superficiality.”
Thomas Zakowski on 500px has captured these eery and amazing images of the lighthouse along Lake Michigan's short coated with ice. Although not photos from the recent Polar Vortex, the recent phenomenon makes these images that much easier to understand.
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Shawn Huckins’s Athenaeum exhibition features a number of recognizable figures and paintings with a layer of current commentary that is familiar to anyone on instagram, snapchat, twitter, imgur, etc. The tension is funny, surprising and sad.
The excruciatingly slow and intentional process of building a sand painting Mandala is gorgeous to watch and consider.
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This project, injecting colors into a ferrofluid, is riotously gorgeous. Ferrofluid is a liquid containing ferromagnetic particles that, when placed in a magnetic field becomes strongly magnetized.
Watch the making of video below and then check out the rest of the gorgeous set.
LEGO has released their Women of NASA set which includes:
- 4 minifigures: Nancy Grace Roman, Margaret Hamilton, Sally Ride and Mae Jemison.
- Features 3 LEGO® builds illustrating the areas of expertise of the 4 featured women of NASA.
- Nancy Grace Roman’s build features a posable Hubble Space Telescope with authentic details and a projected image of a planetary nebula.
- Margaret Hamilton's build features a stack of book elements, representing the books of listings of Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC) onboard flight software source code.
- Sally Ride and Mae Jemison’s build features a launchpad and Space Shuttle Challenger with 3 removable rocket stages.
Shanghai-based artist Yang Yongliang has taken the eyes and heart of the more traditional Chinese landscape and calligraphy, and invested it with the expressive ability of the newest technology and techniques, including digital manipulation, video and photography.
"As long as the characteristics don't change, the media you use to express the art doesn't matter."
I think these landscapes in Chinese Porcelain are pretty amazing, and I am absolutely in love with the video landscapes.
Here is a sample of the video referenced in the Creator's Project piece:
And a more recent one:
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