Classic Omni art and articles gallery


Neeraj writes, "The Museum of Science Fiction in D.C. Has launched its first curated online gallery as part of our partnership with OMNI Reboot."

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Artist arrested for distributing 3D file of her genitals

Japanese artist Megumi Igarashi was arrested for allegedly distributing the digital file of a 3D model of her genitals as part of project to make a vagina boat, reports The Independent.

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Hair Highway: sculptures made from human hair plastic

London's Studio Swine has created a beautiful and provocative collection of art-pieces made from human hair in resin.

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Jellyfish tank in derelict building

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Artists Walter Hugo & Zoniel installed a jellyfish tank in the front of an abandoned building in Liverpool, creating a portal through the deteriorating facade into a beautiful other world. The installation, titled The Physical Possibility of Inspiring Imagination in the Mind of Somebody Living, is live streamed to London's Gazelli Art House. (via Laughing Squid)

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Artistic scanner-photos taken on a coral-reef

Nathaniel Stern straps modified document scanners to his body and then walks around, producing beautiful, glitched out art-images. Now he's taken his scanners to the bottom of the ocean.

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FBI photo-redaction is surprisingly artistic


When you use the Freedom of Information Act to prise loose a document from the FBI, they are prone to liberal redactions; the results are surprisingly artistic, especially when it comes to photos and other graphics.

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Ultra-realistic wood carvings of street garbage

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The above is actually a carved and painted wood sculpture of garbage that artist Tom Pfannerstill found on the street, one of his many "From The Street" pieces that you can see on his site and below.

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Ventriloquism's past and present

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At The Wire, performance artist Sarah Angliss explores the weird history and present state of ventriloquism, from the 16th century exorcism of a demonic dummy to Angliss's own robotic stage companions.

Just look at this well-balanced banana


Just look at it.

3D printable version of Marcel Duchamp's rare Art Deco chess-set


Marcel Duchamp's rare chess-set has been recreated as freely downloadable 3D print-files on Thingiverse, where the community is actively remixing them.

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Painted "bookbenches" spring up across London


The National Literacy Trust has dotted London with painted benches that celebrate classic works of literature from Paddington to The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe to The Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy.

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3D weaving produces strong, flexible solids


Oluwaseyi Sosanya, a Nigerian American student at London's Royal College of Art, produced an amazing technique for 3D weaving, computer-controlled weavers to produce stable, three dimensional topologies.

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Death metal band to play in soundproof, airtight box

Unfathomable ruination

Unfathomable Ruiniation will perform outside of London's Gherkin skyscraper inside a soundproofed airtight metal box, until the oxygen runs out; It's art. (The Independent, thanks Smitty!)

Photoshopped ideas of "beauty" around the world

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For Ester Honig's Before & After, she used freelance platforms like Fiverr to contract 40 people from 25 countries to make her "beautiful" with Photoshop. (Above right, the work of someone in the Philippines.) Honig's hope was that the resulting images would provide insight into the contractor's "personal and cultural constructs of beauty."

"They are intriguing and insightful in their own right; each one is a reflection of both the personal and cultural concepts of beauty that pertain to their creator.

Photoshop allows us to achieve our unobtainable standards of beauty, but when we compare those standards on a global scale, achieving the ideal remains all the more elusive."

Before & After (Thanks, Bob Pescovitz!)