There are invisible energy fields all around us. Now, one architect has invented a tool to introduce some of them to the spectrum of visible light. Luis Hernan’s self-portraits show the artist and Newcastle University researcher dancing in a cloud of colorful Wi-Fi signals.
Photo editor Lauren Wade has applied the preferred photo-correction software magazines use for slimming down models to famous paintings.
Tunepics features a number of details intended to heighten the emotional experience of the app’s users, including an iTunes integration and a color-coded “emotion wheel.”
"It’s not just an app, it’s a way of thinking we’d like to ingrain in people," CEO Justin Cooke says. "The more digital we become, the more important it is to sit beside someone and tell them how you feel, and I think maybe what we’ve done is put some of those simple human interactions into a digital environment, and that’s a bridging of that gap, if nothing more."
Photo of the Day: A Snowy Sheathbill Flies Over King Penguins
Photography by Max Seigal (Boulder, Colorado); South Georgia Island
"It’s about letting the creativity out without pressure. It’s not about making sense."
National Geographic photographer David Liittschwager shows us what happened when you let an ecosystem grow inside a 12” x 12” x 12” cube.
“When do they have time to live? They’re taking pictures all the time.”
Get uncomfortably closer to fireworks than you previously thought possible.
If you’ve ever wanted to impress someone who is impressed by odd talents of dubious practical use, but you don’t possess said talents naturally, Chris McVeigh—a writer, photographer, and illustrator who also adds “Lego builder” to his self-description—has you covered. His collection of photographs includes a number of homebrew Lego creations, with a focus on old technology, ’80s sci-fi iconography, and the occasional delicious-looking Lego meal, all made as rather small pieces that nonetheless capture a certain amount of vivid detail—his NES looks like an NES.
World’s Fair 50:
The Automatic Language Translator
Another World’s Fair crowd pleaser was the IBM Automatic Language Translator. In a live demonstration, the computer translated Russian text into English in a matter of seconds.
The most amazing part was that the translation wasn’t created from a computerized ‘dictionary search’ but from the analysis of both languages’ complex nuances and shades of meaning, syntax and grammar. To think that 50 years later, we have smart phones with translation apps for just about every language spoken. Очень здорово. Translation: Very cool.
Ryan Schude is here to pay homage to the car capital of the world with his series Them and Theirs. In these cinematic, slightly campy, images, Californians pose in eternal sunshine with their wheels of glory.
Imagine that down is up, and up is down. Everywhere you go, there are limitless expanses of sky unfurling beneath you. It’s terrifying and disorienting, like a dream. It’s also something you can watch right now.
Underlapse is a visual head trip that stimulates your brain by mixing up traditional spatial cues.
In a new book, photographer Christoph Gielen shows us haunting images of our endlessly repetitive development.