This looks kinda cool/nerdy. Blips are a set of ultra thin lenses by Smart Micro Optics that turn your phone into a microscope or magnifying glass! Apparently based on imaging systems developed in the neuroscience department of the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), the sticker-like lenses look kinda cheap to be honest but could be fun for a little bit. The image above is a human eye shot using the lens. Watch the video below.
In consultation with scientists and beekeepers Manitoba-born artist Aganetha Dyck has developed an artistic practice using hundreds of bees to “mend” the broken and second-hand objects she collects. The resulting honeycomb-fused sculptures raise issues about waste and recycling as well as environmental concerns as bees and other pollinators are facing extinction due to climate change and pesticides. See more images below!
A selection of paintings exploring femininity and creative identity by New York City-based artist Marie Peter-Toltz. Creating a dialogue between poetry and art, Peter-Toltz’ latest exhibition saw her work placed alongside that of American poet Michael Bernicchi. Check out more images, as well as Bernicchi’s poetic responses, below!
Last month we posted a call for participants for 180 Creative Camp, taking place July 3rd – 10th in Abrantes, Portugal (click here for previous post). The event provides an opportunity for young creatives from around the world to meet, learn and collaborate together over 8 days of workshops, talks and activities. It sounds amazing!
If you’re interested in attending, applications are open until June 25th. Click here to apply or leave a comment below with your favourite summer camp memory for a chance to win one free ticket (300€). While you’d still have to find your way to Portugal on your own, the ticket includes participation in the camp, as well as food and accommodation in a youth hostel. We’ll pick a winner on June 23rd!
Australian photographer Tim Samuel stumbles upon a fish trapped inside a jellyfish while free diving in Byron Bay. Gotta love how the fish just keeps swimming! More shots of the bizarre occurrence below.
“Manoman” is a short film by London-based director Simon Cartwright which brilliantly mixes rod marionette puppets and animation. It’s dark, and kinda gross, but also kinda profound. I could feel it burrowing deep into my mind as I watched it. One of my favs so far this year. You can watch the full film over on Booooooom TV.
A selection of paintings from artist Edwin Ushiro’s latest solo exhibition. “Capturing What Still Glimmers” explores memory making and particularly pivotal moments in time that can’t be undone or taken back. See more images below or on display at Giant Robot 2 in Los Angeles from June 18th to July 6th.