Xeni Jardin

Boing Boing editor/partner and tech culture journalist Xeni Jardin hosts and produces Boing Boing's in-flight TV channel on Virgin America airlines (#10 on the dial), and writes about living with breast cancer. Diagnosed in 2011. @xeni on Twitter. email: xeni@boingboing.net.

Bees and Bombs: beautiful animated math-inspired GIFs by Dave Whyte

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Some of the amazing animated GIF artistry of Ireland-based Dave Whyte.

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The Collage Art of Joe Webb

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Selections from the wonderful online portfolio of the gifted collage artist Joe Webb.

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Corrections, by Grand Snider (webcomic)

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View the full comic here.

Free sea critter-themed wallpapers from Monterey Bay Aquarium

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The Monterey Bay Aquarium releases a free desktop/mobile/facebook/etc wallpaper image each month. This month, it's this gorgeous, breaching humpback whale. Here's an archive with more.

Boing Boing at the Village Studio Twilight Sessions: we had a blast. There will be more.

The band Beach Party, performing at the August Village Studios Twilight Sessions, co-hosted by Boing Boing and Audeze.


The band Beach Party, performing at the August Village Studios Twilight Sessions, co-hosted by Boing Boing and Audeze. Photo: Spurgeon James

The August 16th installment of the Twilight Series, a music event held at The Village Studios in West Los Angeles, was a total blast. Here are some photos of the fun and great bands. The next installment is in September, with a fun lineup planned.

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Mr. Good Morning Waffle

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"Who's covered in maple syrup, happy as can be and loves his coffee black? This guy!"

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High Camp on the Moon (photo from Boing Boing Flickr Pool)

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"High Camp on the Moon," a photograph shared in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool by Ben Leshchinsky.

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Norman Rockwell does Ferguson, by illustrator Anthony Freda

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A riff on Rockwell's "Runaway," from 1958, done in 2014 by Anthony Freda. [HT: @stevesilberman]

For years, NSA shared massive amounts of surveillance data with domestic law enforcement

"The National Security Agency is secretly providing data to nearly two dozen U.S. government agencies with a 'Google-like' search engine built to share more than 850 billion records about phone calls, emails, cellphone locations, and internet chats, according to classified documents obtained by The Intercept." Ryan Gallagher has more.

DIY inventor creates sand-powered animatronic figures

You might call him The Sandman. Video link via Robert Popper, who has just enough of a backstory to weird you out even more.

The GIF art of Péah

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Pierre-Antoine Moelo, a.k.a Péah (peahart): above, "Crossing," 2014.

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Giant stinky Corpse Flower, blossoming: animated GIF timelapse

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The Huntington, a wonderful destination here in Los Angeles, has posted GIFs of the rare Corpse Flower blossoming.

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GIF art: Shadzpixels

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Some of the fine GIFfery to be found on the tumblog of Brazilian designer Shadzpixels.

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Relaxation video for dogs, on world's first cable channel for dogs

"DOGTV is cable's first network created exclusively for canines, and the humans who love them."

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3 minutes of dogs and babies being impossibly adorable

In some countries, you need a doctor's prescription for a mood stabilizer this powerful. [video link]