Giant Circular Panorama Recreates The Hell of Fire-bombed Dresden

Seventy years ago, in one of the most controversial actions of World War Two, the British Royal Air Force (RAF) and the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) dropped circa 4000 tons of high-explosive bombs and incendiary devices on Dresden. Only months before the end of World War II, in four fierce raids between 13… » 1/26/15 6:10pm Yesterday 6:10pm

Masterpiece Sticky Notes Let the Mona Lisa Remind You To Get Milk

A bright yellow sticky note attached to your monitor is supposed to serve as an impossible to ignore reminder of something that needs to get done. But what about when your monitor is covered in 30 sticky notes? They all start to blend together into one easily ignorable mass. But with the Mona Lisa smirking at you,… » 1/23/15 5:35pm Friday 5:35pm

Here's What Embroidery Patterns Sound Like Played Through a Music Box

If you step back and compare the two, the intricate patterns you'll find in a detailed folk embroidery don't look that much different than the series of punched holes you'll find on the scrolling scores used in a traditional hand-cranked music box. Artists Zsanett Szirmay and Bálint Tárkány-Kovács saw the same… » 1/20/15 2:20pm 1/20/15 2:20pm

The Bizarre, Glitchy Glory of Wiggling 3D-Map Disasters

Remember a couple years ago when everybody was freaking out about the all of the 3D-imaging fuckups in the new Apple Maps? Well, those surreal portrayals of the world we live in, exist in many mapping services. And as one anonymous Tumblr user shows, they're works of artespecially when they wiggle. » 1/19/15 12:38pm 1/19/15 12:38pm

I Hope Miley Cyrus Made Entirely Out of Emojis Is What I See When I Die

Emojis have hijacked our words, our social networks, and the general literacy of our nation's youth. So while it feels like I should hate rapper Yung Jake's absurdly skilled emoji-based portraits on principle alone—I can't. They are grotesque, they are obscene, and they are incredible. » 1/16/15 4:00pm 1/16/15 4:00pm

These Drawings Were Made By the Bad Guys In Legend of Zelda

The other day I was playing SNES on an emulator and it suddenly struck me: The incredible amount of work that went into creating every single tiny box of light on that screen. It sounds like a simple point, but less so when you glimpse the math and complexity behind video games in action. » 1/16/15 10:55am 1/16/15 10:55am

This is what famous works of art have to watch forever and ever

Have you ever wondered what the sculptures and paintings in museums and galleries have to stare at all day? Me neither, but a Tumblr called What They See did, taking photos from the point of view of famous works of art. The results are surprisingly funny, and somehow melancholic at the same time. » 1/14/15 9:41pm 1/14/15 9:41pm

A Recipe Book For the Coolest DIY Projects You Never Knew How To Do 

Building an anechoic chamber. Mapping the Wi-Fi in your building. Listening to the Earth with piezo microphones. These are all fascinating projects, and we've featured artists and engineers who have done them here on Giz before. But now, there's a book in which they explain how. » 1/14/15 5:00pm 1/14/15 5:00pm

Mind-Melting Animations Made From 3D-Printed Fibonacci Sculptures 

Inspired by the naturally-occurring mathematical Fibonacci sequences found in pine cones and sunflowers, Stanford University's John Edmark designed and 3D-printed these sculptures that appear come to life—with bizarre undulating animations—when filmed spinning using a strobe light or video camera with a high-speed… » 1/14/15 2:10pm 1/14/15 2:10pm

This Tiny Papercraft Millennium Falcon Belongs In an Art Gallery

Don't have room to build yourself a massive five-foot long model of the Millennium Falcon from cardboard? How about a papercraft Falcon made from cardstock that's no bigger than a business card instead? That's what Caleb Kraft managed to pull off using impressive hobby knife skills comparable to a neurosurgeon. » 1/14/15 12:57pm 1/14/15 12:57pm

Disney's Sand-Sketching Robot Turns Beaches Into an Artist's Canvas

If you thought elaborate sand castles were the only way one could express their artistic vision on the beach, Disney Research and ETH Zürich want to introduce you to their Beachbot. Slightly larger than a Roomba, the cartoonish robot turtle uses innovative soft balloon-like wheels so that it doesn't leave a trail… » 1/12/15 8:20am 1/12/15 8:20am

The New Transparent LCD Boogie Board Lets Kids Trace What's Underneath

Using LCD technology that's similar—but not exactly the same—as what's used for your laptop's screen, the makers of the Boogie Boards created a modern take on those lift-and-peel drawing pads that instead erase at the push of a button. And at CES 2015 the company has announced a new kid-friendly version called the … » 1/06/15 6:23am 1/06/15 6:23am