How Do You Celebrate the Louvre Pyramid’s 30th Birthday? OPTICAL ILLUSIONS!!!!

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of IM Pei’s Louvre Pyramid in Paris, France, artist JR created a large-scale collaborative art piece, titled ‘The Secret of the Louvre”, that takes up the entirety of the Napoleon Court. The reason for the Pyramid’s creation was to ease down the congestion from museum’s thousands of daily visitors. The artwork was made with the assistance of 400 volunteers, resulting in the aforementioned optical illusion of Pei’s pyramid sinking into the ground.

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The Day The Kayfabe Died – WIRed #129

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It’s time for Episode 129 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses a creative and interesting design for an art studio, Microsoft Sam giving a try at singing music covers, how ‘The Evil Within’ was edited into a two-hour film, and the how the Curtain Call incident broke kayfabe in wrestling! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “The Day The Kayfabe Died – WIRed #129”

A Small Studio for Drawing, Painting and Sculpting by Christian Tonko

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No, the building is NOT collapsing down the hill, nor is it sliding down that same hill like a sled, NOR is it being pulled up the same hill.  As a matter of fact, this small art studio itself is a for visual device by being bi-directionally framed to its surrounding site. The drawing, painting and sculpture studio has a great amount of natural light coming from the southeast wall’s tilted glazing, and exterior screens can be deployed to block direct sun and modulate the light and other climatic conditions. A system of frames installed on the northwest part of the building enables bronze sculptures to be suspended in front of the glass and in direct sight of the working artist. It’s in that same spot that those bronze sculptures are staged as a motive of both reflection and confrontation for the artist on site.

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Follow the “Pro Wrestling Is Art” Tumblr Blog! NOW!!

Much like how most people look at ballet, a Broadway show, a film or photography, professional wrestling is very much an art form in its own (or any) right.  This photoblog on Tumblr, Pro Wrestling Is Art, is a collection of beautiful photography from various professional wrestling shows from around the world. The blog is a child project of DirtyDirtySheets.com, and its purpose is to highlight the beauty of the art form of pro wrestling and the photographers that capture the many moments of the in-ring (and out-of-ring) action.   Continue reading “Follow the “Pro Wrestling Is Art” Tumblr Blog! NOW!!”

The LEAP Motion-Control PC Device; Puts Kinect to Shame

The Leap is a small iPod sized USB peripheral that creates a 3D interaction space of 8 cubic feet to precisely interact with and control software on your laptop or desktop computer; it’s almost as if it comes straight from a science fiction movie (mainly Minority Report, more-or-less).  Essentially, the precision device senses various types of gestures in a 3D space, and can be used for a whole variety of games, programs and applications (more so than Kinect typically working well with nothing else besides the Dance Central and Fruit Ninja games).   Continue reading “The LEAP Motion-Control PC Device; Puts Kinect to Shame”