28.11.12 by Jeff

Kelvin Doe / 15 year old self-taught engineering prodigy from Sierra Leone, Africa

Kelvin Doe / 15-year old self-taught engineering prodigy from Sierra Leone
Pure inspiration here. Kelvin Doe is a self-taught engineering prodigy from Sierra Leone, Africa. He builds everything from generators to radio transmitters from things he finds in the garbage! At 15, he’s the youngest person ever to be invited to MIT’s Visiting Practitioner’s Program for international development. Watch the profile on this gifted creator below!

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Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



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    be right back, gotta go make something!!!!

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    Watching this makes me smile. It makes me know that it is not just a select few in privileged countries who are benefiting from technological advancements in society.

    No doubt our friend Kelvin will continue to change more lives in the future, and be a mentor to many in his community and the world.

    Keep it up DJ Focus.





27.05.16 by Jeff

Elaborate Salt Labyrinths by Japanese Artist Motoi Yamamoto

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Japanese Artist Motoi Yamamoto’s incredible, labyrinthine installations are the result of 45 hours of meticulously piled grains of salt, strewn inside a medieval castle in the South of France. I’ve posted about his work several times (here, here, here) but I never grow tired of it.

See more images of “Floating Garden” and “Labyrinth” below or as part of the exhibition Univers’sel at Aigues-Mortes until November 30th.

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27.05.16 by Staff

Google Cultural Institute’s New Art Camera

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It took the Google Cultural Institute five years to archive 200 artworks in super high resolution (we’re talking gigapixels). Now they’ve scanned 1,000 in just a few months all thanks to a new camera! The device, dubbed the Art Camera, has cut down capture time from a full day to around 30 minutes. With 20 cameras built, Google has been lending them out to major institutions in cities across the globe free of charge!

It is pretty incredible how far you can zoom into the artworks; have a look here. Watch the video below.

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27.05.16 by Staff

Photographer Spotlight: Maria Baoli

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A selection of images from Maria Baoli’s latest series, which involves a mirrored triangle highlighting simple daily gestures that usually go unnoticed. More images from “Kaleidoscopic” below.

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27.05.16 by Staff

Illustrator Spotlight: Sally Deng

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Selection of work by Los Angeles-based illustrator Sally Deng. More images below.

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26.05.16 by Staff

Illustrator Spotlight: AJ Dungo

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Selection of work by illustrator AJ Dungo. More images below.

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