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A new exhibit, curated by Noah director Darren Aronofsky, brings together 50 contemporary artists to reimagine one old story. 
As Noah heads towards theatrical release March 28, religious groups along with entire countries, including Turkey, have objected to filmmaker Darren Aronofsky's re-envisioning of the world's most famous flood. But a companion art show, pegged to Paramount Pictures' $130 million spectacle, celebrates the notion that an event of biblical proportions can inspire multiple variations on a single Old Testament theme.
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A new exhibit, curated by Noah director Darren Aronofsky, brings together 50 contemporary artists to reimagine one old story.

As Noah heads towards theatrical release March 28, religious groups along with entire countries, including Turkey, have objected to filmmaker Darren Aronofsky's re-envisioning of the world's most famous flood. But a companion art show, pegged to Paramount Pictures' $130 million spectacle, celebrates the notion that an event of biblical proportions can inspire multiple variations on a single Old Testament theme.

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The Ricin Cigarette, The Meth Cooker RV, And More Patent Applications From “Breaking Bad”

From the mixed-up patent files of Mr. Heisenberg

The filing cabinets of the United States Patent Office do not immediately come to mind as a finding ground for interesting art, but the collective genius—both crackpot and legitimate—of America’s inventing class has, in fact, resulted in some killer line drawings.

For years now, the Oliver Gal Artist Company has been selling a great series of prints of just such patent file discoveries: reproductions of the original USPTO line-drawings of the accordion, airplane, baseball base, and more. To pay tribute to Breaking Bad, though, the Oliver Gal team had an interesting idea: what if they expanded the series to some of the show’s most identifiable props?

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Watch This Robot Paint Delicate Watercolors
We stumbled across this project, called Turbulence, over on Prosthetic Knowledge: it’s a series of paintings, done charmingly in watercolor, by a robot. The robotic arm quickly traces three-sided polygons, over and over, creating an oddly beautiful sort of geometric figure almost like a honeycomb.
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Watch This Robot Paint Delicate Watercolors

We stumbled across this project, called Turbulence, over on Prosthetic Knowledge: it’s a series of paintings, done charmingly in watercolor, by a robot. The robotic arm quickly traces three-sided polygons, over and over, creating an oddly beautiful sort of geometric figure almost like a honeycomb.

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Andrew Zolli: Why have art in space at all? What does it say about us as a species?
Forest Stearns: Symbolic mark-making has always been an important part of the human experience. From caves to canvases to satellites, we all have an ambition to tell our story. And as we migrate upwards and outwards with space technology, we felt it was important to take this expressive instinct with us.
More> These Mini Satellites Have An Unexpected Addition: Beautiful Art

Andrew ZolliWhy have art in space at all? What does it say about us as a species?

Forest Stearns: Symbolic mark-making has always been an important part of the human experience. From caves to canvases to satellites, we all have an ambition to tell our story. And as we migrate upwards and outwards with space technology, we felt it was important to take this expressive instinct with us.

More> These Mini Satellites Have An Unexpected Addition: Beautiful Art

The Fascinating Neuroscience Of Color
Neuroscientist Bevil Conway believes scientists can learn a lot from examining the strategies artists use to clarify color. “The best access we have of what color is and what it does to us is by studying the work of people who have studied it obsessively. Matisse is one of those people,” he says. “I think it’s extremely valuable, and there’s been very limited work treating that corpus as the sort of scientific evidence that it will turn out to be.”
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The Fascinating Neuroscience Of Color

Neuroscientist Bevil Conway believes scientists can learn a lot from examining the strategies artists use to clarify color. “The best access we have of what color is and what it does to us is by studying the work of people who have studied it obsessively. Matisse is one of those people,” he says. “I think it’s extremely valuable, and there’s been very limited work treating that corpus as the sort of scientific evidence that it will turn out to be.”

More> Co.Design