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Mandelbox Mystery Trip
Want to fly around inside an antique alien spaceship? Benoit Mandelbrot may have discovered the math to create staggering Mandelbrot sets but it was Tom Lowe who took Mandelbrot into the 3rd dimension with his Mandelbox. Check out this staggering simulation of his creation (try to watch it full-screen and in High Definition). Just don't get lost! -
Today's pictures & links:
There is a second sun in Melbourne, Australia:
A staggeringly beautiful art installation that makes it look like there's a new sun in the sky: Solar Equation by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer -
Batmobiles Made to Order
DC Comics just licensed Mark Racop of Fiberglass Freaks to build 1966 Batmobile replicas, which he will happily set out doing right away, and some of you can even own one now:
(images via Mark Racop)
If You Like Your Art Large -
– then look no further than Lake Baikal in Russia where Jim Denevan, who previously broke the world record for art in Nevada (see our article), just topped himself with a new installation:
(images via 1, 2)
Mixed fresh links for today:
Brains of Mice on Drugs - [educational and fun site]
Real Carrots Are Purple. Orange Carrots Are Mutants - [wow fact]
Incredible X-Ray Visions: Bus of Skeletons! - [wow art]
A Pirate Insult Generator - [hilarious site]
Best Time to Buy Airline Tickets (and Everything Else) - [very useful infographic]
"Echo Park" Time Travel Store - [cool travel pics]
Japanese Cityscapes with Monster-Sized Wildlife - [just what it says]
Around the Solar System - [Big Picture]
Conceiving & Creating a New Women's Perfume - [video interview]
Cameras Attached to Birds: Wow, more - [wow videos]
The Lake That Vanished - [wow video]
Ken Block Destroys a Car... with Mucho Gusto - [wow video]
The Ultimate List of Weird Phobias - [compilation]
Charming Little Steampunk Towns
Welcome to little villages powered by whimsy and steam (more info):
(image credit: Michael Whelan)
("Zeppelin City", art by Benjamin Carre)
Read the full story "Zeppelin City" by Michael Swanwick and Eileen Gunn here.
Kamishibai: The People's Theater of Japan
Kamishibai were entertainers who traveled Japan by foot – when it was first started in the 12th century - and later by bicycle, telling illustrated stories to villagers using a special tiny stage. The last remaining Kamishibai were making children and adults laugh well into the 1950s!
(images via Shinya Watanabe, 2, Hurukuta, Esai Sehari-hari)
The Mighty Telephone Company
Pay your bill or Electro SMASH!
Another one of these impressive Space Age floats:
Back When Men Where Men -
- and robots were robots. A beautiful classic science fiction vision by Alex Schomburg:
("Golden Age Comic Book Stories" by Mr. Door Tree, art by Alex Schomburg)
Look Closer. What Do You See?
Scroll down to see what these dots on a dam are...
I Dream Of Atlantis
A lovely illustration of Atlantis: much closer to Plato's description than many common fantasies:
(image credit: Unsolved Mysteries)
(image credit: Dragan Todorovic)
Your Mileage Can Vary
When will Detroit finally create a car for the average American driver? Photo by Thomas Michael Alleman, see the entire "Social Studies" series:
("Social Studies Series", photo by Thomas Michael Alleman)
This is... extreme
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