Big, bold and beautiful: The incredible art of Christo and Jeanne-Claude

The artist Christo recently passed away at the age of 84. For decades, he and his wife Jeanne-Claude, who died in 2009, made headlines with their striking and provocative artworks, such as wrapping Germany’s Reichstag building in fabric and installing … Continue reading Big, bold and beautiful: The incredible art of Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Remotely Navigate the Apocalypse in Mid-Century Style

One of the few positives to come of this pandemic is that the restrictive nature of scarcity can be a boon to creativity. Plus, the doom and gloom of it all is causing people to loosen up and do things they never felt free enough to do before in the …read more

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Flexible PCB Earrings Put the Art in Art Deco

Earrings have been a hackers’ target for electronic attachment for quite a while, but combining the needed components into a package small enough to wear in that finicky location is quite a challenge. If [Sawaiz Syed]’s Art Deco Earrings are anything to go by, ear computers have a bright …read more

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Dyeing Fabric To Create Sensors

Fabrics with electrical functionality have been around for several years, but are very rarely used in mainstream clothing. The fabrics are very expensive and the supply can be unreliable. Frustrated by this, [Counter Chemists] developed PolySense, simple open-source technology to make any fibrous material into a conductive material that can …read more

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How Much Is That Plotter in the Window?

We live in a strange time indeed. People who once eschewed direct interactions with fellow humans now crave it, but to limited avail. Almost every cashier at the few stores deigned essential enough to maintain operations are sealed away behind plastic shields, with the implication that the less time one …read more

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Making a Gorgeously-Twisty Sculpture, Using Only Flat Pieces

The sculpture shown here is called Puzzle Cell Complex and was created by [Nervous System] as an art piece intended to be collaboratively constructed by conference attendees. The sculpture consists of sixty-nine unique flat panel pieces, each made from wood, which are then connected together without the need for tools …read more

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Vanguard visions: The winners of the 6th Fine Art Photography Awards

In its sixth year, the Fine Art Photography Awards continues to deliver an incredible spread of imaginative images spanning every photographic style you can imagine. From sublime drone shots to psychedelic microscopic imagery, we have rounded up the hi… Continue reading Vanguard visions: The winners of the 6th Fine Art Photography Awards