The Hater Box — Artwork by Parse/Error

Parse Error uses the old analog flip display to generate 45 different phrases in his project The Hater Box

By mixing many concepts, from the most serious to the lightest, The Hater Box triggers an avalanche of thoughts in the observer, chaining laugh, anger, indignation or assertion of his own ideas, leaving little room for a real reflection on the meaning of these words or on his own opinion.


New Media Chinese Art from Yang Yongliang

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:

Strandbeests - Wind-powered Animal-Machines from Theo Jansen

Strandbeest is Dutch for Sand Animal, and these kinetic sculptures that capture the winds along the Dutch beaches and turn them into the fuel for the leg movement of these animal-like machines seem very much like they are alive.

They are the creation of Dutch artist Theo Jansen.

He says he hopes to get them to the point of self-sufficiency that they will continue to 'live' in the sand dunes of the Netherlands coast even after he is gone. 

The mechanism used both for capturing and storing wind energy and turning that stored energy into leg movements are truly ingenious. You can even buy a little Strandbeest Kit to make your own miniature versions.


From the project page:

Self-propelling beach animals like Animaris Percipiere have a stomach . This consists of recycled plastic bottles containing air that can be pumped up to a high pressure by the wind. This is done using a variety of bicycle pump, needless to say of plastic tubing. Several of these little pumps are driven by wings up at the front of the animal that flap in the breeze. It takes a few hours, but then the bottles are full. They contain a supply of potential wind. Take off the cap and the wind will emerge from the bottle at high speed. The trick is to get that untamed wind under control and use it to move the animal. For this, muscles are required. Beach animals have pushing muscles which get longer when told to do so. These consist of a tube containing another that is able to move in and out. There is a rubber ring on the end of the inner tube so that this acts as a piston. When the air runs from the bottles through a small pipe in the tube it pushes the piston outwards and the muscle lengthens. The beach animal's muscle can best be likened to a bone that gets longer. Muscles can open taps to activate other muscles that open other taps, and so on. This creates control centres that can be compared to brains.

Loving Vincent — Full-length Oil Painting Animated Movie

More than 100 painters worked together to create the 12 oil paintings per-second animation for this full-length movie on the last days of Vincent Van Gogh directed by Poland-based Dorota Kobiela.

“Loving Vincent is an investigation delving into the life and controversial death of Vincent Van Gogh, one of the world’s most beloved painters, as told through his paintings and by the characters that inhabit them. The intrigue unfolds through interviews with the characters closest to Vincent and through dramatic reconstructions of the events leading up to his death.”

5 years of 5 things — 5th Anniversary Episode

25 of the most amazing things from 5 years of 5 things I learned today

photo by Scott Braun

photo by Scott Braun

photo by Scott Braun