The Art Assignment takes us on a tour of master paintings left unfinished, for one reason or another. Elizabeth Shoumatoff's watercolor of President Roosevelt is a morbid classic of the genre: he suffered the cerebral hemorrage that killed him while sitting for the portrait, murmuring "I have a terrific pain in the back of my head" after slumping all but dead before her.
I stumbled upon Mike Bennett's Snow Day pop-up shop on a recent visit to Portland, Oregon. I wasn't previously familiar with the artist, but I spent a long time in there admiring his work and the tremendous effort it must have taken to produce a pop-up of this caliber. I had to know more. I… READ THE REST
Do not taunt the philodendron. David Bowen attached three sensors to its leaves to measure the electrical resistance between them. When the system detects a change, it sends a signal to the plan's robotic arm to start slashing the machete it's holding. "In this way, the movements of the machete are determined based on input… READ THE REST
I've spent the last 15 minutes touring the minutely detailed world of Floor796, a level in an imaginary space station of epic proportions, and there's is so much more to explore. The goal of the project is to create as huge animation as possible, with many references to movies, games, anime and memes. All scenes… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. New year, new you! And perhaps a new iPad is in the cards for 2023, but if you're working with a strict budget, there's nothing wrong with opting for a slightly… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. December is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year for everyone, but it definitely doesn't feel that way, even when you are practicing sufficient self-care. Between the stress of… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Anyone unsure about getting a tattoo has undoubtedly waffled about precisely what they'll get or if they're even comfortable with having something on their body that'll last a lifetime. Not to mention,… READ THE REST