Featured Curator: Roberto Cruz Niemiec [ArchAtlas]
For Simon Clark creativity is a huge part of who he is. Not a week goes by where he is not inspired by watching a movie, hearing a new song, or seeing a piece of art. He is a graphic designer that always try to keep the creative energy flowing, whether it be work, photography or personal illustration or design projects.
Revolutionary Telescope Gets Green Light
An 82-foot telescope boasting ten times the resolution of the Hubble Space Telescope has successfully passed design reviews and is ready to be constructed.
The Giant Magellan Telescope will use a light-collecting mirror surface more than six times the area of current instruments to hunt for distant, potentially habitable planets and let astronomers time travel back to a billion years after the Big Bang.
Artist Laurent Gongora “redrew” the shape of a waterfall in France’s mountainous Massif Central region by attaching 24 geometric metal elements to the rock behind the Cascade de Vaucoux. The metal triangles form a diamond in order to divert the torrents of water in unexpected directions.
Gongora’s project is titled Les Cascadeurs, which translates to “the stuntmen” and also relates to the French word for “waterfall.”
Paula Hayes - Nocturne of the Limax Maximus (2010)
"Inspired by the leopard slug, a hermaphroditic animal with mating rituals quite unique in the natural world. Two twine around each other to form a caduceus shape, then suspend themselves in mid-air from a long mucous string. The incandescent blue male organs of each emerge from the tops of their heads and, likewise, twine around the other’s to form a glowing orb that slowly morphs into a flowerlike form.”
Mountaineering the Scottish Highlands with @ruairidhmcglynn
To view more photos and videos from Ruairidh’s mountaineering explorations of the Highlands, follow @ruairidhmcglynn on Instagram.
"In early 2013, my brother asked me if I’d like to climb a Munro in Scotland called Schiehallion (which is famous for its distinct conical shape). I took my brother up on his offer,” says Edinburgh Instagrammer Ruairidh McGlynn (@ruairidhmcglynn), of his first mountaineering experiences in the Scottish Highlands. “At 6:00AM on a typically dreich (dull and miserable) day in January, we embarked upon the journey from Edinburgh. The summit was shrouded in cloud so there was disappointment from the seasoned veterans over the lack of view. But to me that didn’t matter because it was about this great journey and story that I’d just captured. From that moment on, I was hooked.”
Ruairidh posted an image from that trip to Instagram. Now, having invested in proper equipment and conquering 40 of the 282 of Scotland’s Munros (mountains of more than 3,000 feet or 914.4 meters), he pushes himself to capture each journey to share it with others. “Instagram is the perfect tool that allows me to convey to others the beauty of the mountains,” he explains, “the journeys that I go on and the things that you can achieve when you put your mind to it. I hope to inspire people to appreciate the outdoors and to embark upon similar adventures (responsibly and safely).”
As for photo tips to share, Ruairidh adds, “Where possible, I always like to include people to give a sense of scale and adventure balanced with dramatic weather and light, which more often than not is never far away in Scotland.”
So Tattun mentioned he opened a deviantart account for a friend… Yoh Yoshinari it seems? At least based on his now defunct sites (the two banners are from there).
why does Yoshinari always avoid outright saying ‘hey it’s me, Yoh Yoshinari’ when making his various internet art accounts?
it was already extremely obvious before since he has one of the most easily identifiable styles, now it’s doubly obvious.
He seems to always have people posting for him, that and the way he starts and then abandons accounts makes me think he might just have trouble remembering passwords. He did post as himself here way back when.
It’s interesting how the gifs are all a Tumblr-friendly 500 pixels wide.