Saturday, August 19, 2017

1,069 Dancing Robots Set World Record




1,069 robots set a Guinness word record in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. The Dobi robots can also  be programmed to sing, box, play football and execute kung fu moves. The robot display broke the previous record of 1,007, achieved by Ever Win Company and Ltd. iarlier this year

Via Boing Boing

Thanks Bruce!

Gretzky Is Everywhere

I just saw this at The Rooms, a fabulous cultural facility in St. John's, Newfoundland.



In 1983, hockey player Wayne Gretzky sat for a portrait at Andy Warhol’s New York studio. “He’s more than a hockey player, he’s an entertainer. An entertaining hockey player,” Warhol famously remarked. Here's a letter Gretzky wrote to Warhol:


The artist created screen prints based on Polaroids taken at the sitting.  “Gretzky is Everywhere” presents Warhol’s famous print at multiple sites simultaneously via live stream: in Charlottetown, at the Art Gallery of Alberta in Edmonton and at The Rooms in St. John’s, N.L.

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Fire Hose Rodeo

Apparently fire hose rodeos are a thing. I didn't know these events existed; Mr. Nag was a firefighter and he's never heard of them either. Thanks for wising us up Bruce!

Photographs of Small Worlds

German artist Frank Kunert crafts curious miniature scenes for his series Photographs of Small Worlds that pokes fun at human failings. His photographs of these scenes express a humourously absurd reality.





More: Urbanist

Awesome Watermelon Carving

This watermelon has been carved to open into a hanging lantern shape that supports its own weight.



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