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Luis Alberto Perez

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Drawings by artist Luis Alberto Perez, from Puerto Rico. More below.

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Portraits of Brief Encounters: Part Art Show, Part Game

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“Portraits of Brief Encounters” is a one night immersive gallery-game taking place tonight at This Open Space. Fifteen visual artists created original work based on stories written by Cole Nowicki. It’s part art show, and part game (my favourite part).

Upon entering the gallery you receive a story book with fifteen short tales. Read these stories carefully. Walk around the space and match them to the visual interpretations on the walls. Work with others in the gallery, write your answers on the back of the book and hand it in for grading.

Each correct answer gets you $5 off a piece of original artwork at the show (so you can save up to $75 off an artwork). $5 gets you into the game with a story book, a raffle into the grand prize, and even a souvenir bookmark. The grand prize ‘Portraits of Brief Encounters’ book is signed by all artists and includes 15 prints with accompanying stories.

The artists were curated by Elliat Albrecht, and the game concept was developed by Yash Nijati. It sounds like it will be a fun show!

 

12.11.14 by Jeff

Future Tech of the Day: World’s First 3D-Printed Laptop (And You Build It Yourself)

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Pi-Top is a Raspberry Pi powered laptop that you build yourself! The 3D-printed computer is the first of its kind, aiming to teach people how to create their own hardware. The Pi-Top has nearly doubled its crowdfunding goal on the IndieGoGo campaign page, with more than two weeks still to go.

Watch the videos below.

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Alana Paterson

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Photos by my talented friend, Pemberton, British Columbia-based photographer Alana Paterson. More below.

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Dane Patterson

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Graphite drawings by Brooklyn-based artist Dane Patterson. Previously featured here. More below.

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Stephanie Noritz

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Photos by Toronto-born, New York-based, photographer Stephanie Noritz. More below.

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Weird Video of the Day: Too Many Cooks

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What begins as a boring old Family Matters style show intro becomes something completely insane. Too Many Cooks takes the simple gag of a never-ending cast list to such an absurd level it is hard to deny its brilliance. The show, written and directed by Casper Kelly (interviewed here), is part of Adult Swim’s 4 a.m. programming. Warning: after 11-minutes you will never want to hear this theme song again.

I shared this video in our Secret Email Club weekend link pack but it’s too good not to post. Watch the video below (it gets a little bloody).

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Magnum Photographers Release Previously Unpublished and Forgotten Images for Print Sale

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“Sometimes it’s good to revisit old contact sheets. You may discover overlooked snaps. It seems that some pictures get better when they age while others turn out to have a short shelf life. This is one of many photographs I’ve taken of Muhammad Ali, some of which are well-known, some unknown. This particular image is from 1966, while Ali was training for a fight in London. Honestly, I can’t recall much more than that, except that when Ali worked the speedball, he punished it.”  — Photographer Thomas Hoepker

If you’re looking for a little something for your apartment, the world’s most famous photo agency, Magnum, is having a print sale right now until November 14th. Magnum photographers have dug deep into their personal archives to find previously unpublished images, and for $100 you can snag a signed museum quality print of any of them.

Take a look here: Magnum Photographers Print Sale.