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jkottke:

Bonsai! In! Spaaaaaaaace!!

Bonsai in space

This image is from Exobiotanica, a project that sent various plants about 100,000 feet into the sky.

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Lego ID guide by Lego Lost At Sea

In 1997, nearly five million bits of Lego fell into the sea when a huge wave hit the container ship Tokio Express, washing 62 containers overboard.

The Lego Lost At Sea facebook page was created by British writer and beachcomber Tracey Williams, who first started to discover pieces of sea themed Lego on beaches around her family home in South Devon, England in the late 1990s. She now lives in Cornwall, England where the shipwrecked Lego still washes up daily.

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miscellaneous-art:

Jar (“Albarello”) with a Shepherdess lifting her skirt, ca. 1500-1520 (Renaissance). The Walters Art Museum

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cinqfruits:

Wood Supplies / Wood and Knife / April 2012

cinqfruits:

Wood Supplies / Wood and Knife / April 2012

(via thingsorganizedneatly)

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theories-of:

Hannah Barrett  harlie’s Desk 2011 oil on linen 20 x 26 inches

Nota bene: the pencil holder

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Former Writer: Colour on Surface by Thomas Albdorf

"In 2012 my photographic practice mainly consisted of wandering through urban peripheries, seeking and finding littered and abandoned objects, and staging them to record the scenery via a photograph. On these ramblings I often came across paintings which took me back to my first contact with art production in my early teenage years: graffiti-writing. The desire arose in me to use spray-paint again – a wish to use painterly intervention to apply a contextual shift to objects and scenarios.

"Former Writer: Colour on Surface" integrates graffiti-related methods into my photographic and sculptural work. I investigate the relationship between pre-photographic painterly and sculptural interventions and their post-photographic digital equivalents, as well as the connection between spontaneous arrangements in public spaces and compositions staged in the studio that echo the works created outside."

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jkottke:

Oh, this is wonderful: Laurin Döpfner took an industrial sander to objects like logs, electronics, a camera, and a walnut, shaved off 0.5 mm at a time, and made a time lapse video of the results.

This is like a full-color MRI process. Could watch it all day. (via colossal)

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untitledprojects:

Conrad Bakker
Untitled Project: Thing [Pen Cap]
oil on carved wood, 2004

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thejogging:

Car Tired Wrapped in Chinese Takeaway Calendar, 2014
Installation

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"

Bits want to move.

Bits want to be linked to other bits. They need other bits.

Bits want real time.

Bits want to be duplicated, replicated, copied.

Bits want to be meta.

Of course this is pure anthropomorphization. Bits don’t have wills. But they do have tendencies. Bits that are related to other bits will tend to be copied more often. Just as selfish genes tend to replicate, bits do too. And just as genes “want” to code for bodies that help them replicate, selfish bits also want systems that help them replicate and spread. All things being equal, bits want to reproduce, move and be shared. If you rely on bits for anything, this is good to know.

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- What Bits Want by Kevin Kelly
Source: nextnature.net