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Tag Archives: art
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
I have an article published over on Australian Science, all about the future of the internet – concerning such things as having twitter conversations from Mars, networking old spacecraft, and why playing Halo online would suck if you were on … Continue reading
We live in a pretty special time in human history. Perhaps we were born too late to be true explorers or pioneers here on planet Earth. Perhaps we were born too early to be true explorers or pioneers across the … Continue reading
It being June now, the exhibition African Cosmos: Stellar Arts is now open at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art. I’d love to go and see it myself, but unfortunately I’m slightly in the wrong country. Ho hum. All the … Continue reading
This illustration was made by a marvellous chap named Alan B, and it’s an illustration of a contribution I made to an equally marvellous project going on right now, called Science140. Science140 is a twitter-based project aiming to collate scientific … Continue reading
This is perhaps one of the most beautiful eclipse pictures I’ve ever seen. Seriously. It’s just incredible. The detail is breathtaking. The composition is exquisite. It’s been circulating the internet for the past day or so with people saying that … Continue reading
❝ Today the function of the artist is to bring imagination to science and science to imagination, where they meet, in the myth. ❞ – Cyril Connolly While I like this quote, and I love the imagery it conjures, I … Continue reading
There’s something just lovely about the evening. A cool breeze against your skin, the Sun dips slowly below the horizon, as planets blaze brightly in the sky with reflected Sunlight. It’s easy to forget entirely that Earth too, is a … Continue reading
The Greatest Story Ever Told (or history in a sentence) One of the most wonderful posters I’ve seen in ages! This is just one of many by the really rather good design studio Schüle-Lewis. Go and browse the many artistic … Continue reading