Author Archives: Dr. Scot Trodick

Elemental, where beautiful ocean photos become stunning cinemagraphs

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Hypnotic film of iridescent crystals growing

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Kewl Backgrounds

Cool Backgrounds generates beautiful, abstract, geometric images perfect for use as backgrounds on your computer or mobile gadgetry. There are four different styles, many color scheme options, and a feed of nice free photos. While finishing up a gradient generator project … Continue reading

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This art piece generates a wall of big bubbles

This is really fun. With Japanese artist Rintaro Hara‘s latest piece, visitors can make giant bubbles simply by pulling on a rope. By doing so, her Projection Wall raises a grid of ropes that have been dunked in a soapy solution. Then, as … Continue reading

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Programmer/artist creates algorithmic portraits composed of a single line

LinesLab is “an experimental design studio established by Sergej Stoppel that explores algorithmic art and robotics.” Among his cool works are these single-line portraits.

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Latte artist takes it to the next colorful level

  Most latte art is a monochromatic palette of rich browns and creams. Korean art professor Kangbin Lee has taken his Creamart works into the rest of the spectrum.

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Rise and Fall of some Famous Asset Bubbles

This view comes courtesy Howard Wang, co-founder of Convoy Investments, who charted bitcoin’s massive gain against other famous periods of speculation, notably the Dutch tulip mania in the 1600s, which had previously reigned as history’s biggest.

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The Michelangelo of Microsoft Excel

When Tatsuo Horiuchi retired, he decided to try his hand at art. But instead of spending money on paints and brushes, Horiuchi used what he already had pre-installed on his computer—Microsoft Excel. Now, the 77-year-old artist is creating remarkably intricate … Continue reading

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Some people can hear this GIF

A lot of people can apparently hear this GIF. I can feel it. The GIF was created by HappyToast.

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50 of the Greatest Album Covers of All Time

“WHIPPED CREAM & OTHER DELIGHTS” — HERB ALPERT & THE TIJUANA BRASS (1965) Cover model Dolores Erickson was three months pregnant when she posed in whipped cream for this album. It sold 6 million copies (99 percent of them to teenage … Continue reading

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