Thanks to technology, cataloguing great works of art can now be done digitally, meaning that information can be scanned and kept in digital format where it is easier to maintain and to share. Google wants to help do their part as well which is why the company has created a hi-res Art Camera that helps scan artwork for safekeeping.
Have you ever gone on holiday and brought a professional camera in hopes of landing some stunning travel photos, only to come back and realize that you would have been just as well off using your smartphone’s camera? If you have, you’re not alone, but in the future a service by the name of Pinpic could be the answer to that problem.
Back in the less enlightened days of mankind, trophy hunting and poaching were not condemned, but rather, admired and is more often than not a sign of the upper “class”, so to speak. Thankfully, the threat of extinction as well as realization that trophy hunting does nothing other than to inflate one’s ego has brought about a temperance of one’s greed, as opposed to flimsy excuses of survival or having […]
Have you ever seen pottery in action? It might look simple, but it is deceptively tricky, and trying to get all the weird and unique shapes and grooves is actually a lot of work and has a ton of skill involved. However it seems that one potter by the name of Olivier Van Herpt has come up with an interesting way of creating the patterns on his creations.
As art is so subjective, what some might consider to be silly might be considered by others to be deep or meaningful. Whether or not some people are just being pretentious is an entirely different story, but safe to say that sometimes it is amazing how much certain pieces of art can fetch when sold to art lovers.
3D printing is an amazing concept as we have seen it used in all sorts of things, like printing your own gadgets, printing prosthetic limbs, and once we’ve even seen 3D printing used to print an entire motorcycle! However 3D printing can be more than just a practical tool as demonstrated by Swiss design studio Drzach & Suchy.It seems that they were inspired by water striders which are hard to […]
When it comes to video game streaming, Twitch is name that comes to mind. However it seems that perhaps in the face of YouTube Gaming, it looks like the company has decided to expand its horizons by launching a new community called Twitch Creative. This section of Twitch will be aimed at those in the creative field.So for example if you’d rather watch a live review of a musical instrument, […]
Tattoos are forever. You could laser them off but the process is more painful and more expensive than getting the actual tattoo, which is why it is highly recommended that you know what you want before you get it. Now if you’ve settled on a design but you’re not sure if it might be good fit for that area of your body, you’re in luck.Thanks to a website called Momentary […]
How many photos have you come across of popular landmarks like the Eiffel Tower which have been shot from the bottom panning upwards? Five? Ten? A hundred, perhaps? Chances are the answer is plenty. However designer Phillipp Schmitt has decided that maybe cliched photos are getting old, and has created a smart camera called the Camera Restricta.Basically this is a camera that can track its own location, and is also […]
If you’re walking about the city and you want to cross the street, just press the button and wait for the greenlight. It’s pretty standard and for the most part we don’t think too much about it. However recently there have been some who are interested in jazzing things up, like over in Germany where you can play a game of Pong while waiting for the lights to turn green.Now […]
In case you were thinking that we were drunk when we wrote that title, we weren’t. According to a report from ABC News in Australia, this is the real deal. A professor at the Curtin University in Perth, Australia has literally grown an ear on his arm, and the ultimate plan of his is to connect it to the internet.Wait, why? The idea is so that the internet can connect […]
Ever wanted to get a tattoo but can’t find an artist that you like? Or maybe it’s too expensive? As it turns out art graduate student Jakub Pollág has the answer for you in the form of the Personal Tattoo Machine. As the name implies, this is a tattoo machine designed for home use and it is also meant to be affordable and more accessible.According to its description, “Personal Tattoo […]
Most of the time, we would think that paintings would be works of art that are done with a canvas and a brush – and it is up to the artist to apply the kind of colors and brush strokes in order to end up with whatever he or she envisions at the end of it. Well, it looks like modern day technology has a role to play when it […]
Instagram is filled with photos taken by everyone around the world. Some of these photos are taken by professionals who use Instagram as their portfolio, hoping that it would land them photography gigs or maybe even requests for larger prints in exchange for money. Now it seems that a man by the name of Richard Prince is taking photos from Instagram and reselling them in real-life for money, without the […]