Just in case you haven’t had a chance to catch the 2008 Olympics opening ceremonies in Beijing: Boston.com has a fantastic collection of photographs here.
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Jeremy Mayer makes complex sculptures out of typewriter parts; the human figures in particular are anatomically correct (within reason). No soldering, welding or gluing; it’s all cold assembly.
Concept Ships is stuffed to the brim with spaceship and experimental aircraft art. Be warned: if you have even the slightest interest in future tech, you’ll easily waste hours here.
Michael Rea is like the boy that never grew up, and we envy him for that. He creates wood sculptures with a sci-fi/geeky twist, from Indiana Jones’ Lost Ark to giant samurai mecha.
“Labs At Night” is an amazing slideshow of various advance laboratories after hours. Interesting locales include NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and the NIH genomics lab in Maryland.
Peter Callesen is an amazing paper artist; his latest “White Diary” is a human head filled with thought processes and stories. His works use nothing more than A4 or A5 paper, pencil and glue.
Poster Boy is an NYC artist who vandalizes subway posters, largely with clever cutting and pasting. It’s screwball humor with a healthy dose of social commentary.
Photographer Troy Paiva’s book, Night Vision: The Art of Urban Exploration, is a must read. Using a technique called light painting, he mixes flashlight with moonlight to produce otherworldly photos.
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