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Solar Art Installation to Play “Africa” Song Forever

When writing or producing a hit song, there are many gold standards to consider. Is it good enough, for example, that someone will play it forever, on an infinite loop in a solar-powered art exhibit? Toto’s “Africa” recently passed this test. Max Siedentopf, 27, a German-Namibian artist currently based in London, set up a sound … Continue reading

Fog Turns Stadium into UFO (Photo)

Here is a great not-a-ufo photo from Reddit. It looks like something from the movie District 9 to me. True strange mothership stadiums of the planet earth. Here is the likely source. Credit to the photographer, Alexander Lubyanchenko. Per here: The [Krestovsky] stadium was opened in 2017 for the FIFA Confederations Cup. Initially, was planned to be … Continue reading

Award Winning Photo of Giraffes

Enjoy these strange photos: “Reticulated Giraffes close up wide angle view” by Rich Carey who is primarily an underwater photographer. Below are a few low res thumbnails. The full images can be found here. Take some time to appreciate the art of nature as a way to lower stress and to thank the God of … Continue reading

Painting Sells For Record $90.3 Million

A single painting, English artist David Hockney’s ‘Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)’, recently sold for $90 million at an auction. This is a record for a single painting for any living artist. A painting by the British artist David Hockney has fetched $90.3 million at Christie’s on Thursday night, easily breaking the … Continue reading

Bus Costume Fails to Cross “No Pedestrians” Bridge in Russia

A surprised witness filmed and posted to YouTube a video (below) of four people trying to walk across the Zolotoy Bridge in Vladivostok while wearing a cardboard bus costume. The video shows police stop the group and make them turn around. “Why are they being chased away? It’s beautiful, it’s art! Why don’t they understand it?” … Continue reading

Art Work Instantly Self Destructs After $1.4 M Purchase

A world famous artist you’ve likely never heard of until today pulled an interesting stunt that is making strange world news. He apparently shredded his artwork by remote control with a shredder built into the picture frame shortly after it sold for $1.4 million at an auction. Here’s a video of it happening. Banksy, the … Continue reading

Loops in the Bay Area Sky

Nothing super strange about these whoopty-doos, but still interesting to see, so I thought I’d share a video. Unfortunately, the WordPress native video is not cooperating. May need to use YouTube… if the video works for you, give a thumbs up. Anyway, this was taken while hiking in the Bay Area. It could be this, a … Continue reading

The Amazing Ambiguous Cylinder Illusion

Have you seen this illusion? The ambiguous cylinder was a finalist (2nd prize) in the 2016 best illusion of the year contest. The direct views of the objects and their mirror images generate quite different interpretations of the 3D shapes. They look like vertical cylinders, but their sections appear to be different; in one view … Continue reading

Projection Mapping Shows

3D Projection Mapping involves shining and aligning projectors on the different surfaces of an object. Here are a few videos showing what can be done: Published on Apr 30, 2018. Cream Studio was behind an impressive show to projection map the Galata Tower to advertise the Istanbul Genclik Festivali. The company used eight edge-blended Christie … Continue reading