Category Archives: Art

Art History Technology

An intro to Pen Plotters 

I’ve been fascinated with pen plotters for a long time now and I’ve owned several of them – but for some reason never posted any of my explorations or findings online. Until now, at least. You might wonder what’s so special about pen plotters? Well, let me tell you. Pen plotters are friendly robots

Source: An intro to Pen Plotters — Hej.

Art Science Technology

Night Timelapse of the Milky Way from an Airplane Cockpit

Just as the bright city lights are vanishing behind us, the Milky Way starts to become clearly visible up ahead. Its now us, pacing at almost the speed of sound along the invisible highway and the pitch-black night sky above this surreal landscape. Ahead of us are another eight hours flight time, but we already stopped counting the shooting stars. And we got already to a few hundred.

Read the full article on Beyond Clouds.

Art Music Technology

A Mind is Born

In 256 bytes, Linus Åkesson has produced not only an incredible set of visuals, modulating and morphing sierpinsky gaskets, but a beautiful, driving, piece of music.

He goes into depth about how it was made. The code can be seen below, in all its inscrutable wonder:


In China, Blue means Immortality.

Via: Rands


Samantha Keely Smith

Source: Samantha Keely Smith

Art Music

Chill Music For a Sunday Morning

Via: Metafilter, Via: Other People

Via: Grandbrothers, a piano duet from Dusseldorf. Found along the way.

Art Science

Solar System Mandala

solar system mandala

8 Earth years are roughly equal to 13 Venus years, meaning the two planets approximately trace out this pattern with 5-fold symmetry as they orbit the Sun.

Via: iBleeedorange @ Reddit

Art Science

Themonuclear Art

Via Kottke and Nasa

Art Music Technology

Offscreen Colonies

Offscreen Colonies is a 64k intro from Hungarian multimedia artists, Conspiracy.

To put it into perspective, the program that renders the video in that youtube link is 35 times smaller than any of the images captured from that program listed below.

Think about that. (also Blade Runner!)





Art Stuff Technology

Analog Memory Desk

The ‘Analog Memory Desk’ Has a Built-in Scrolling Paper Surface for Recording 1,100 Yards of Sketches and Ideas | Colossal.

Art Science Stuff Technology

Beer Stein Of Science





So you like cold drinks, especially in the heat of the summer. You also like large drinks, however, they come at a cost: unless you can drink a superhuman quantity of liquid in a relatively short period of time, your beverage is gonna get warm. This is unacceptable. Enter the “Stein Of Science“. A full metal jacket around a cryostatic dewar with a hefty steel handle.

You know you want one.

Art Stuff Technology

Hütte Hut

Hütte Hut
Hütte Hut
Hütte Hut

Simple, small, wooden, exposed frame, what’s not to love?
Hütte Hut.


Hair that looks like pixel-art: #xpresionpixel

Hair that looks like pixel-art: #xpresionpixel Via Boing Boing.

Art History Stuff

1973 VW-Based Phoenix

Rare 1973 VW-Based Phoenix.

Art History

Kowloon Walled City

A large, semi-sovereign, largely ungoverned urban enclave inside of Hon Kong, Kowloon Walled City was one of the most densely populated plots of land on the planet. Largely build in an ad-hoc, accretive manner over the years before it was finally torn down in 1994. Luckily for those of us who weren’t able to visit before it was destroyed, a group of Japanese researchers scoured the place, creating beautiful dense maps and diagrams of the city published in a book several years later, as well as enough detail to produce a 3D model of the city.

The images speak for themselves: