Lunatica Desnuda has compiled a mini-photo gallery showing different depictions of the Mona Lisa by artists like Andy Warhol, Rene Magritte, and Keith Haring. While some simply add their flavor to the otherwise self-explanatory portrait, others poke fun at Da Vinci's masterpiece by making her preggers (pictured here, by Yasumasa Morimura) or giving her a mustache so she looks like a dude (a self-portrait by silly eccentric Salvador Dali). Which Mona Lisa do you like the most?
I've argued that the video-game "Doom" is a sort of cultural version of Turing Completeness. Given that we're jamming computers and screens into just about any device these days, inevitably (and delightfully) someone gets it to run Doom: Watches, digital cameras, ATMs, pregnancy sticks. But you know what's even cooler? Creating your own new, original… READ THE REST
The OG Star Wars Holiday Special was a legendary train wreck. The newly released LEGO special on Disney+ is a wonderful good time. No drugs, no dopey singing numbers, no cartoon Boba Fett. The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special brings back Wookie Life Day with all the LEGO Star Wars sarcasm and trolling you could… READ THE REST
Buying brand new things comes with an additional price — worrying about them getting scratched and dented. An Italian company called Crash Baggage makes polycarbonate luggage with cosmetic damage molded into the shell. From their website: [O]ur suitcases are already dented, worn-looking, crashed.With Crash Baggage we want to overturn the very concept of luggage through… READ THE REST
The average lighter is about as simple an idea as you'll find anywhere. Push a button and get a flame through the top. Unfortunately, simple ideas are often confronted with challenges. One of these challenges could be trying to light something you can't reach from underneath, like a candle. With a standard lighter, that means… READ THE REST
For every kid who ever approached a parent with the earnest and eager request to start learning to play an instrument, you'll find a parent who responded with a smile and said, "Sure, honey…anything except the drums, OK?" Of course, drums are the throbbing, beating heart of any band, from rock bands to marching bands… READ THE REST
Bridging the gap between the analog and digital worlds is a lot tougher than it seems. If you write notes on a piece of paper, you carry that paper with you until you need those notes. Generally, if an image, document, or even just information is created in the analog world, somebody literally has to… READ THE REST