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Tag Archives: art
Ladies and gentlemen and variations thereupon, I’d like to introduce you to Chrissy Sparks, – who creates some really quite marvellous space art, which she sells in her store on Etsy. You can also get a slightly more behind-the-scenes look … Continue reading
Some day, I will no longer be poor. Then I will be able to afford a fancy penthouse suite in New York, London, Tokyo or Paris, and I will commission Adam Cvijanovic to paint something like this on my wall. Yes. … Continue reading
あそび (遊び), pronounced “asobi”, means play. It’s an installation by an art student named Yasutoki Kariya which uses computer controlled lightbulbs to recreate Newton’s Cradle, with light visualising the transfer of kinetic energy in the system. And I think it’s … Continue reading
Anyone who knows me will know that I love representations of molecules in popular culture. Because molecules are cool, and chemistry doesn’t get nearly enough geek love. This in particular, is a C60 fullerene, constructed from tibetan buddha beads made … Continue reading
The idea of habitable moons is, in my humble opinion, one of the most interesting science fiction tropes out there. And surprisingly, there’s nothing written on TV Tropes about them. I find this a little bizarre, because science fiction of all kinds … Continue reading
Steampunk rockstar scientist posters created by Megan Lee, and sold as high quality art prints via her Etsy shop. Have a look at the full set in her Flickr gallery. They’re really far too awesome for words!
Here on Earth, poets and artists have been inspired for centuries by the beauty of a clear moonlit night. Perhaps it won’t be too much longer before they’re similarly inspired by a clear Earthlit night. A lunar night bathed in … Continue reading
Despite what you might think at first glance, these aren’t actually images of planets. Though they do a very good impression of them! These are, in fact, part of a brilliant project by artist Christopher Jonassen, entitled Devour. Despite the … Continue reading
The Soviet Union were brilliant. Well, at least they were in some ways. Sure, they got a fair few things really quite wrong and messed a few things up badly which eventually led to their undoing, but I’ve always admired … Continue reading