Despite critical and commercial success and a storied career, the two words that have followed Eminem the longest are “mom’s spaghetti,” from his Academy Award-winning song “Lose Yourself.” Bait-and-switch text memes were built around it. A re-edit of the song replaced just about every noun in “Lose Yourself” with…
Behold Kevin Gill’s mosaic image of NASA’s Mars rover, which is just as good as the official selfies of Curiosity. The Nashua, NH, software engineer stitched together dozens of high-resolution photos taken by the MAHLI (Mars Hand Lens Imager) camera of the rover, and the result is a stunning self portrait of the…
Conrad Milster is the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York’s chief engineer and has been working at the power plant for over 50 years. Conrad Milster is also such a wonderful character and this short doc on his life is such a joy to watch. You get to see the old technology and gear of the steam plant along with his…
Assuming the differences between Dr. Henry Jekyll and Mr. Edward Hyde are a matter of personality, carriage, and grooming, just how different do they look from one another? Using police sketch software, an artist envisions the faces of Jekyll and Hyde.
"Well hello there, nightmare fuel, so nice to see you again. Sleep? No, no, I won't be doing that that tonight, thanks."—you, while watching this
This is, without a doubt, the best photo of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity. Taken on a Martian flat spot called John Klein, the image was just published by scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. It looks she asked someone passing by to take her camera and shoot the picture.
This amazing aerial artwork, which is etched into the earth in Amsterdam, spans the length of two football fields. Try hanging that on your wall.
Fact: at 4'5", Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage is actually closer to Wolverine's height than Hugh Jackman is. Brandon Bird's latest pop culture portrait (appropriately titled "Reboot") casts the Emmy-winner as the beer-swilling, claw-wielding mutant. Maybe Bird is on to something.[jump]
This is brilliant. The Foundry team at Mint Digital got a MacBook Pro, disassembled it and created this perfect portrait of Steve Jobs as a tribute: "Rest in peace Mr. Steve and thank you very very much."
Taking casual photos of your family or friends is fun. But capturing a true portrait can explore character and reveal a person's essence in a manner that no other format can. This week, you will master the portrait.
Don't even act like you're too cool for this. You aren't. The family portrait—taken at Sears in front of a gray backdrop or in your immaculate, Rococo-inspired living room—will be around long after the fossils of cockroaches decay.
This is President D.D. Bouterse of Suriname's official presidential portrait. Karel Donk, the photographer who took the picture, brings us behind the scenes on what it takes to shoot (a picture of) a president. Spoiler: lighting, lighting and lighting.