In 1998 I profiled artist/inventor Chuck Hoberman for Wired (read it here). It was a fun article to write because Chuck is brilliant, and very nice. You have probably seen two of his most famous expanding/transforming/unfolding creations, the Hoberman Sphere and the Hoberman Switch Pitch. Recently, Wired made this video profile of Chuck. A video is a better way than an article to understand what he does.
After producing the Voyager Golden Record: 40th Anniversary Edition, my buddy Tim Daly and I launched a record/book label, Ozma Records, to publish creative works at the intersection of science, art, music, and consciousness. This weekend, we're having a special holiday sale on all of our releases! You can save 15% on the Voyager Golden… READ THE REST
It's being described as "The potato head of Palencia"—yet another botched restoration of an invaluable work of art executed by amateurs in Spain. The potato head of Palencia now joins a pantheon of other botched jobs in Spain, the most infamous of which still remains the 2012 "Monkey Christ" restoration of Elías García Martínez's Ecce… READ THE REST
Japanese sculptor and installation artist Yasuhiro Suzuki created this 9 meter-long "Zip-Fastener Ship" to "unzip" Tokyo's Sumida River. From MyModernMet: Suzuki—who is known for drawing inspiration from everyday objects—first got the idea for the unusual ship design when looking down on Tokyo Bay from an airplane window. He observed ships zipping across the water below,… READ THE REST
We've probably all been holding our breath about this for a while. And now that it's here, we can start getting used to the idea that this winter will be unlike any before it. With COVID's impact on the holidays, we're all expecting some big changes this time around. However, Mother Nature isn't really all… READ THE REST
This year has given us a perfect opportunity to work on a holiday season project. Since virtually every family has loads of history trapped in old slides, negatives, and photos, this might be just the right time to make sure those precious and historic moments are digitized and preserved for eternity. That used to mean… READ THE REST
Your mom always told you to sit up straight. And, chances are, she wasn't telling you that just to hear herself talk. Posture matters–and for more than just appearances. Right now, about 31 million Americans are experiencing some form of lower back pain. Half of all working Americans suffer from back pain every year, and… READ THE REST