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Family portraits via Skype by John Clang

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Being Together – Yuen family (Los Angeles, Toa Payoh)

If you want to keep in touch with friends and family from overseas, Skype is an amazing audio/video Internet service. I use it and it does make you feel the physical presence of the person! Photographer/visual artist John Clang created these digital collages which depict . . . → Read More: Family portraits via Skype by John Clang

Grass growing on furniture, rugs and computer keyboards

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There is nothing like walking on soft moist grass. So how about bringing that grass indoors? The designs in this post incorporate the living greenery on rugs, tables, chairs and even computer keyboards.

1. Garden furniture by Kevin Hunt. (via)

2. The GardenRug by Piadesign. This carpet is composed of a felt-like organic alpaca and . . . → Read More: Grass growing on furniture, rugs and computer keyboards

A Trojan Horse constructed from computer keys by Babis Pangiotidis

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Originally, the term “Trojan Horse” was associated with the tale from the Trojan War where the Greeks constructed a huge wooden horse, and hid a select force of men inside. Later the men in the horse would escape and destroy the city of Troy. Metaphorically, a “Trojan Horse” means any trick which causes an . . . → Read More: A Trojan Horse constructed from computer keys by Babis Pangiotidis

100,000 solar powered fireflies float through Tokyo

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Those lucky enough to be strolling along the Sumida River in central Tokyo last week were treated to a visual feast of 100,000 “simulated” hotaru (fireflies) floating down the river. As part of the inaugural Tokyo Hotaru Festival, Panasonic provided the LED lights, or “prayer stars,” for the festivities. Each glowing ball, made to . . . → Read More: 100,000 solar powered fireflies float through Tokyo

Greg Brotherton repurposes antique objects to make mythological sculptural objects

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"Pushed Around" 2009 Size: 28 " x 25 " x 8 " Materials: Welded steel, teak, vintage sewing machine parts, found gear, surplus lens

Musical instruments, antique telephones, and half-a-century old cash registers are fascinating to behold on their own, but when re-worked by the nimble hands of Greg Brotherton they rise to become . . . → Read More: Greg Brotherton repurposes antique objects to make mythological sculptural objects

Steve Jobs, 1955-2011

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A digital collage made up of every product Apple has ever released (by Greek designer Charis Tsevis).

Today the creative and technology worlds lost one of their greatest innovators. Steve Jobs, the co-founder and former CEO of Apple, died at the age of 56.

“Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were . . . → Read More: Steve Jobs, 1955-2011

“Remote Nation” gets lit by 100 TV sets in a high-rise building in New York City

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While walking outside in the evening have you ever stopped to admire the lighting effects that a TV set can create? In an installation piece called Remote Nation, Brooklyn-based artist Kevin Cooley amplifies these effects by placing 100 TV sets in a vacant high-rise apartment building and turning them all on to the same . . . → Read More: “Remote Nation” gets lit by 100 TV sets in a high-rise building in New York City

Surreal typewriter assemblage by Jeremy Mayer

13″ tall sculpture of a penguin by Jeremy Mayer

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Oakland, California based artist Jeremy Mayer makes striking sculptures using only typewriter parts. In a process he calls “reassemblage,” Mayer disassembles typewriters and then reassembles them into full-scale, anatomically correct creatures. Amazingly, he does not solder, weld, or glue; the process is entirely cold assembly. Mayer also does not . . . → Read More: Surreal typewriter assemblage by Jeremy Mayer

“The Color Of” web site finds the Internet color of objects, places, people and abstract concepts

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The color of "California"

Singapore-based designer Fung Kwok Pan has developed this fascinating website, called “The Color Of,” which allows you to enter a word and then obtain a composite image from the Internet which encompasses that word. Some results are what you would expect, some are surprising.

Using an algorithm which . . . → Read More: “The Color Of” web site finds the Internet color of objects, places, people and abstract concepts

Maps showing the density of geotagged Flickr photos and Twitter tweets from around the world

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Infographic creator Eric Fischer compiled a series of images See Something or Say Something which show the density of geotagged Flickr photos and Twitter tweets on large geographical areas around the world. Red/orange dots are locations of Flickr pictures. Blue dots are locations of Twitter tweets. White dots are locations . . . → Read More: Maps showing the density of geotagged Flickr photos and Twitter tweets from around the world