Artist Ben Pieratt has started a fun project called Dead Bookstore where he deconstructs old books, separating all the pages, searching for interesting juxtapositions. He makes his findings available for purchase but also encourages people to go out and create their own (he put together a “how to” here). See images from Series 1 below!
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.
Great animation from 1978 gives you an idea what we look like here in Canada. I think the face at the 28-second mark is pretty close to my face, just imagine a smaller nose, gold fronts, and an eye patch.
My friend Andre posted this video and it made me want to go back and find all the other great films that the Nation Film Board has produced over the years.