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.
While Los Angeles-based photographer Angie Smith has shot for the likes of The New Yorker and New York Times, her latest project is for Boise, Idaho — specifically, the dozens of refugees who have resettled in the area.
The proposed project, Stronger Shines the Light Inside, is a large-scale, outdoor exhibition of the intimate portraits and life stories she’s documented during her time in Boise. Her hope is that the success of the project will allow her to take on other resettlement cities throughout the U.S. and continue to shed light on inspiring stories of integration. Check out more images and a video clip on the project below!
If you liked the work of Sheffield, England-based artist Craww (aka Shaun Friend) we featured here last month, you’ll want to check out his kickstarter! “Vessel” is a proposed collection featuring five years of sketching and insight into his creative process. More information and images below!
For the last 15 years, Odyssey Works have specialized in single-audience performances: studying the life of a single individual and then orchestrating the kind of intimate and immersive experiences their audiences-of-one never forget. Many are said to go on to change jobs or commit to loved ones afterward. So who better to write a guide book for creating life-changing moments? Check out the video below for more information on their Kickstarter!
Minnesota-based photographer Alec Soth may be a highly accomplished artist in his own right but now he’s focusing his attention on the next generation. For Soth the most important thing is getting young people out of traditional classrooms and actually looking at things out in the world. Watch the video below for more information on how you can support Soth’s “art school on wheels”!
If you’ve ever dreamed of owning your own piece of “Martian Atmosphere” or 19,551 year old “Mammoth Meat,” this Kickstarter is for you! Hans Fex, creator of the first Mini Museum, has just announced another hand-crafted, limited-edition collection, filled with curiosities that are truly out of this world! More images and video below.
Makerarm is a robotic arm that can ‘help its humans make just about anything.’ It can 3D print, laser cut, carve, mill, plot, and assemble. It can even feed your goldfish.
Multi-purpose and cost-effective, Makerarm is part of the Austin, Texas-based company’s broader belief that everyone should have access to the tools they need to create their dream projects. Learn more (and watch Makerarm build a custom laptop) in the video below!
The latest Kickstarter from London-based Studio Banana Things offers a futuristic headset that will allow you to “hear twice as much,” or at least stay connected to the world around you while privately enjoying your favourite podcast or Booooooom mix.
The proposed Batband device works by transmitting sound through the bones of your skull, as opposed to traditional sound-devices that plug/cover your ears.
I can honestly say that I would never wear this, but the idea is really interesting. Learn more below!