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This┬áthree-story-tall mural was painted by international artist Josef Kristofoletti on the side of the ATLAS control room directly above the detector: This project was inspired by the same questions that physicists are trying to answer; where did we come from, what does it mean to be human, and what is our place in the universe?…

  In 1993, convicted murderer Joseph Jernigan was executed in texas and his body donated to science. It was preserved in gelatin and sliced into 1,871 sections. Scans of these sections were strung together into an animation, and played back on a computer screen as it was swept across the field of a long-exposure camera…

Portland artist Eric Franklin spent over 1,000 hours sweating over hot glass and noble gasses to produce Embodiment, a glass skeleton filled with glowing krypton. Speaking about the process, Eric says: Every glass seal has to be perfect, and this piece contains hundreds. Everywhere one tube joins another, or a tube terminates, glass tubes were…

This weekend I visited the Trauma exhibition at London’s GV Art gallery. The pieces all relate in some way to physical and psychological trauma inflicted on the body, by a range of artists working alone and in collaboration with medics. Some of the items are underwhelming verging on irritating – placing histological slides on a…

Spectral Power Distribution of Crayons

Self confessed geek and photographer Mark Meyer makes images that “narrate, persuade, inspire and inform”. He wanted to know the exact colours present in his pack of crayons. What to do then, but put them through a spectrophotometer? Mark says: These questions have been nagging me since kindergarten and this weekend I finally got to…

Gorgeous 1980s ZX Spectrum manual

I miss the 80s, when computing manuals were illustrated with things far removed from home computing. I found this amongst my pop’s old computing books. Nowadays off-the-shelf programming software tends to be designed for a specific purpose, and I like to think that the artist here was trying to capture the infinite possibilties that lay…

YouTube artist and multi-instrumentalist Michael John Blake has been exploring the musical patterns within mathematics, by assigning each note on the major scale a numeral. In this wonderful composition he plays Tau, a number used in a similar way to Pi, for calculating values of circles and whatnot.

Artist Mike Bodge has unveiled a nifty project to chart the colour of the sky above New York City in real time. A camera installed in his office snaps a picture of the skyline every five minutes, and analyses the image to calculate its average colour. The varying shades of blue, grey, orange and black…

I recently picked up a copy of adventurer and anthropologist William Seabrook‘s 1929 book on Haitian Voodoo, The Magic Island. The book is out of print, so I thought it would be nice to share some of the wonderful spooky illustrations that accompany the text.

Bicycle chain clock

I have a love of innovative clocks and this is no exception. The catena wall clock was designed by Andreas Dober for anthologie quartett. Yours for just $2,338.