07.11.14 by Jeff

Tumblr of the Day: Art in Film

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This Tumblr is pretty self-explanatory; it’s called Art in Film. Martin Cole collects images of art spotted in popular films. How many of these films do you recognize? (two easy ones).

07.11.14 by Jeff

Video of the Day: New Instrument Called A Yaybahar Invented by Görkem Şen

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Gorkem Sen has invented a pretty unique instrument that combines strings and drums; he calls it a Yaybahar. Vibrations from the strings are delivered to two drums via coiled springs. Have a listen to the wide variety of sounds and music performed on the instrument in the video below.

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07.11.14 by Jeff

Trailer: Maurizio Cattelan The Movie

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I can’t tell if this documentary is real or not, but I hope it is. This appears to be a trailer focused on the work of divisive contemporary artist, Maurizio Cattelan, who famously retired at 51 following his retrospective at the Guggenheim, in which he suspended all his works from the ceiling. The artist’s body of work includes sculptures of a marble middle finger, a meteor landing on the pope, a praying Hitler; needless to say no one feels luke warm about his work. I personally enjoy the mischievous spirit in a lot of his work (not all of it), I would be disappointed if there wan’t some sort of trick pulled on viewers with this film.

According to the New York Times, director Maura Axelrod has been following him around collecting footage since 2000, and it appears her film will finally be released next year.

Watch the official trailer for it below.

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07.11.14 by Jeff

Future Technology: “Nixie” Wearable Selfie Drone Camera

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The days of having to hold a camera, or anything, in order to snap a selfie are numbered. Introducing Nixie, the wearable drone quadcopter that just won Intel’s $500,000 Make It Wearable prize. The product is still in development but the video below demonstrates how users will be able to wear a drone around their wrist and simply let it fly whenever they want to take a selfie. The quadcopter will lift off, snap some photos, and return.

Watch the video below.

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Paige Jiyoung Moon

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Paintings by Korean-born, California-based, artist Paige Jiyoung Moon. More below.

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Robert Bechtle

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Paintings by Robert Bechtle. More below.

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Chris Jehly

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Paintings by New York-based artist Chris Jehly. More below.

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Artist Profile: Mac Premo

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Really enjoyed this profile on Brooklyn-based artist Mac Premo, by filmmaker Bas Berkhout (the editing is terrific). Take a look at some images of Mac Premo’s work and watch the video below.

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