British artist Lucy Sparrow spent nine months creating 8 'Till Late, a pop-up art installation that looks like a fully stocked convenience store but is actually made entirely of felt. This Tech Insider video has all the details on the 1,200 square foot installation, which is made up of over 9,000 hand-sewn felt items, including a felt bodega cat!
From CBC in 2015: A living musical exhibit at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts will set 70 zebra finches loose in an aviary, and the only perches are the strings of 14 electric guitars and bass guitars. When the birds land, they create music that's played through amplifiers stationed around the aviary. French artist Céleste… READ THE REST
Alan Rath, the Bay Area artist who pioneered tech-based, electronic sculpture and inspired the entire category of electronic and robotic art, died last Tuesday. He was 60. The cause was complications from a rare form of multiple sclerosis, said Dianne Dec, who curated several exhibitions of his work at Hosfelt Gallery and served as his… READ THE REST
Anamorphosis, or variable geometry, it the art of creating a work that must be viewed from specific vantage points to see an intended form. Georges Rousse is one of the major practitioners of the form. Here's are nice overviews of some of his finished works: Image: YouTube / Musée de l'Homme READ THE REST
There's no more helpless feeling than the moment you realize you've been robbed. The mix of anger, fear, and a sense of violation are enough to turn your stomach. And in addition to stolen items, there's usually clean-up and repair needed since 95 percent of burglaries involve a forced entry. As horrible as it feels,… READ THE REST
Okay, so you're not the best cook, but we all have our flaws. And at least your creations are edible, right? Sure, that recipe for peanut butter and jelly chicken wasn't the best option to feed a dinner party, but it surely could have been worse than just a mild case of the runs after.… READ THE REST
We as humans run the gamut in super weird food allergies, from gluten to seafood (and, consequentially, cicadas apparently), but your precious pet may also be allergic to a host of other foods you're unknowingly feeding them. Everything from proteins to wheat could be causing your critter distress unbeknownst to you, and that's pretty scary.… READ THE REST