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My Parents Were Awesome

My Parents Were Awesome

My Parents Were Awesome honors a generation blessed with social movements, short shorts, and really, really great hair; yes, mom and dad, you were indeed a pair of very cool cats.

image.jpg Photo Frame

image.jpg Photo Frame

Life imitates, copies, and pastes art with this image.jpg Photo Frame; purely analog, the OS X chrome is silkscreened onto a wood frame with included “transparent” grid background.

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Light Art: Alan Jaras

Light Art: Alan Jaras

Alan Jaras’ Light Art is spectacular enough on its own, but most impressive is these are made without any CG: they’re refraction patterns of light passing through transparent objects.

Superhero Photography

Superhero Photography

Part playful photoshopping, part social commentary, Indonesian artist Agan Harahap’s Superhero Photographs splice Batman, Darth Vader and others into 20th century wartime images.

Early Spacecraft Models

Early Spacecraft Models

And it all started with clay and paper clips: LIFE Magazine gives us a peek at early spacecraft models and tests by both NASA and the Russian space programs in the 1960s and 70s.

STALKER Chernobyl LARP

STALKER Chernobyl LARP

After their awesome Fallout reenactment, Russian live-action fans hit much closer to home with this STALKER LARP; over 200 players were involved, albeit in Vyborg instead of Chernobyl.

Gigagalaxy Zoom

Gigagalaxy Zoom

Shot with a Nikon D3 and composed of 1,200 photos, the Gigagalaxy Zoom Project is an 800 million pixel image of our Milky Way; download a smaller 18 million pixel image here.

Project Icarus

Project Icarus

We’re still waiting for our own flight to space, but MIT students recently sent a camera 17.5 miles into near-space using a prepaid GPS cellphone, hand warmers and a styrofoam beer cooler.

Refurbished Hubble PIcs

Refurbished Hubble PIcs

The Hubble telescope is 19 years old, but you wouldn’t know it from this new set of photos snapped after recent upgrades; it sports a new Wide Field camera and spectrograph.

Gundam Wedding

Gundam Wedding

Complete with a child named Seira and a ceremonial bow before the 59-foot mobile suit, there’s no topping this real-life Gundam Wedding for the awesomest (and tallest) venue ever.

Photos: Where I Write

Photos: Where I Write

Hugos at home: Kyle Cassidy’s Where I Write is a fascinating photo series that reveals the home offices of famous sci-fi authors including Ben Bova, Frederik Pohl and Piers Anthony.

D300s Pro Perspectives

D300s Pro Perspectives

D300s Pro Perspectives is a series of videos by photographers Robert Bosch and Ami Vitale using Nikon’s new HD video-capable D300s; the results are nothing short of spectacular.

Photography for Idiots

Photography for Idiots

School’s out, which means plenty of tourists showing off their piss-poor picture taking skills; Ivars Gravlejs’ 78 Photography Rules for Complete Idiots is both enlightening and funny.

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Photos: Life-Sized Gundam

Photos: Life-Sized Gundam

The 59-foot tall, life-sized Gundam on Tokyo’s Odaiba Island we previewed earlier is finished; it looks even better in real life, as evidenced by these stunning night shots by Pink Tentacle.

Secret Lives of Superheroes

Secret Lives of Superheroes

Darth Vader on the can, Spidey taking a piss on a street corner and Batman getting a cup of joe: Ian Pool’s The Secret Lives of Superheroes mixes the mundane with the magical.

Tokyo Stereographic Pics

Tokyo Stereographic Pics

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen stereographic pictures, but this collection of photos by Flickr user heiwa4126 looks particularly sweet thanks to the location (Tokyo) and HDR editing.

Peep Show III

Peep Show III

If you haven’t already gorged yourself into an Easter-induced sugar coma, Peep Show III is a collection of 40 highly creative (and often eccentric) dioramas using marshmallow Peeps.

Left 5 Dead

Left 5 Dead

We had to do a double take on these Left 5 Dead pictures; they’re actual photos with what looks like some HDR editing, done by the folks behind Night Zero (a photo comic book).

Star Trek: DAC Screens

Star Trek: DAC Screens

We still don’t know what the acronym stands for, but Star Trek: DAC at least has several new tantalizing gameplay screens for us to chew on; do we detect the faint aroma of Netrek?

My Dream, Our Vision

My Dream, Our Vision

A finalist in the World Expo 2010 Singapore Pavilion, “My Dream, Our Vision” should have plenty of natural light; it’s made out of 3,866 cubes with varying levels of transparency.

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Earth Hour 2009 Photos

Earth Hour 2009 Photos

The Boston Globe has a sweet collection of before and after Earth Hour 2009 photos from cities including Paris, Shanghai and Las Vegas; click the images to watch the lights go off.

New York in Black & White

New York in Black & White

Gothamites will definitely like this massive gallery of historical black & white New York City photos; it’s a trip down memory lane that shows just how much has changed in the Big Apple.

Outland Armour

Outland Armour

Outland Armour does some of the best steampunk cosplaying/costuming around, traveling as an entourage to various conventions; our fave is the bionic chick with the gatling arm.

Urban Camouflage

Urban Camouflage

With the express purpose of annoying IKEA employees and customers alike, Urban Camouflage creates and deploys military ghillie suits out of shopping bags and other products.

End Of The World Street Art

End Of The World Street Art

We’ve seen 3D street art before, but we’re amazed by the sheer scale of Edgar Mueller’s end of the world pieces; who doesn’t relish waking up to a chasm in their driveway?

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