The creepiest and most mesmerizing video of the year so far might be of a sinister floating black orb that follows people around making weird ambient noises.
"There really are two kinds of food entrepreneurs," says venture capitalist Paul Matteucci, who encourages and connects food-tech upstarts through his not-for-profit, Feeding 10 Billion. “There are the ones that hang around Berkeley or Brooklyn, and build businesses mostly for the end consumer. Then there is a whole different group of highly technical people who are building robotics for the field, sensor-based technology, automated watering systems, new food-packaging technologies, and big-data-related inventory control to reduce waste.” These, he says, are “the people who are going to solve the big problems.”
A raft of entrepreneurs and venture capitalists made their money in tech, and now want to do something with an even longer-lasting impact. Meet the Silicon Valley companies trying to fix our broken food system
Extremely useful! Maps show the best coffee shops by subway stops
"I’ve been on sex toy sites where you have porn ads flashing boobs at you while you’re trying buy a vibrator. That, to me, is very uncomfortable."
Launching today AHAnoir, a beautifully curated marketplace for upscale sex toys. Shopping for sex toys can make you feel dirty, and not in a good way. With AHAnoir, it’s more like visiting an art gallery.
An artist has mapped the Internet, literally. According to this amazingly detailed feat of imaginative cartography, posted on the social network deviantART, you could navigate the “Ocean of Information” only to find yourself adrift on the northern island of Wikipedia (it looks a little like Greenland).
Each landmass takes on the name of a popular English-language website or web service and is kinda sorta scaled to its popularity.
Artist turns violent subway movie posters into bloody interactive displays
A startup called Artkick lets you stream paintings and photos to your TV screen, using your phone as an art remote.
Guillermo Del Toro created this sketch for his Left Hand of Darkness adaption of The Count of Monte Cristo that he undertook after his father was kidnapped in 1997.
"I am just NORMALLY WEIRRD!" And more bon mots from the legendary artist on the occasion of a sprawling new 448-page monograph of his work.
Artist Alex Chinneck turned a building on its head—and left the structure dangling almost a full story above the ground. Here’s how he did it.
Gravity comes undone on a suburban block in “Loading,” where houses, bicycles, and sofas float into the sky. “Journey” turns blue paint squeezed from a tube into a pirate ship, using software to play with the texture of paint in a way that would likely impossible to do with real physical paint.