The Geometry of God: The Striking Kaleidoscopic Patterns of European Cathedral Ceilings [repost]

Photographer David Stephenson captures architectural triumphs at the intersection of art and mathematics.

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Alberto Seveso photographs ink underwater in his newest series A Due Colori. The flowing patterns and colors are mesmerizing.

via NotCot.org

"A due colori" Alberto Seveso

"A due colori" Alberto Seveso

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Go to sleep and think

This can explain why even if I desperately would like to sleep, I can’t allow myself to switch off my brain and calmly lay down to bed.

When you lay down to go to sleep at night you are suddenly shutting out most of that incoming data, which means your brain finally has time to make sense of everything going on.
This explains why sleep is so valuable to creative thinkers: taking a break from everything else allows your brain to do what it does best: think.
Science!
It’s also important to note that because your brain is utterly creative before sleep that having a notebook nearby is a good idea.

From Creative something

Illustration by Jelene Morris.

Illustration by Jelene Morris

PS. Sorry for disappearing during the last week…but now Positive News Attitude blog is back!

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The importance of being colorful.

How do colors affect purchase? This is the question raised by KISSmetrics. I have to admit that in my case, as consumer, it counts, and a lot. Mostly for new products, of course. But how many new products are delivered to (on-line) shops every day? And the competition getting high, a bright color and a nice packaging can help the buyers to make the choice. Check out this infographic if you want to know more:

Infographic by KISSmetrics

Infographic by KISSmetrics

Via dailyinfographic.com

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What Music Would Look Like If It Were a Physical Object?

Photographs by Martin Klimas

Photographs by Martin Klimas

Artist Martin Klimas came up with a clever idea: he put splatters of plaint on a scrim over a speaker and played music. As the volume was turned up, the paint popped up in the air and he captured the moments in a photograph. It’s a synchronized cacophony of art and music. It also looks fantastic. Source: gizmodo

Some numbers:

AVERAGE AMOUNT OF PAINT USED PER SHOT: 6 OUNCES
TOTAL AMOUNT OF PAINT USED ON THE PROJECT: 18.5 GALLONS
FINAL NUMBER OF IMAGES PRINTED: 212
SHUTTER SPEED: 1/7,000TH OF A SECOND
NUMBER OF BLOWN SPEAKERS: 2

If you want to see more (amazing) pictures form Martin Klimas, visit the New York Times website.

A little gossip: Canon even made a commercial about it!

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In diversity we trust.

Photograph by Keliy Anderson-Staley

Photograph by Keliy Anderson-Staley

 

Do you remember those old photographs of African-Native Americans or American Indians ? Keliy Anderson-Staley has further developed this type of photography, the tintype, creating astonishing portraits of Americans. As European, I also recognize myself and my culture in those beautiful expressions and diversity. You can have a look to a more complete gallery plus an essay on flackphoto.com.

 

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Holstee manifesto.

This manifesto matches with, at least, 80% of my to do list for 2012.
Do you recognise your values in it? Leave a comment and share your thoughts!

Vote for the photographer

How many pictures of candidates have you seen recently? Some of them are celebrative. Others obscure. Others even funny. Pictures are an important element of each political campaign, because Image is. This “making of” the Polka shooting of all French candidates has something extraordinary. Here we see politicians disarmed (in front of camera) and who is actually commanding? The photographer.  If I’ll have to vote for someone, then, it will be for the photographer!

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Left brain / Right brain

Left brain / Right brain by Brooke paints

Left brain / Right brain by Brooke paints

Left Brain:
“I am the left brain. I am a scientist. A mathematician. I love the familiar. I categorize. I am accurate. Linear. Analytical. Strategic. I am practical. Always in control. A master of words and language. Realistic. I calculate equations and play with numbers. I am order. I am logic. I know exactly who I am.”

Right Brain:
“I am the right brain. I am creativity. A free spirit. I am passion. Yearning. Sensuality. I am the sound of roaring laughter. I am taste. The feeling of sand beneath bare feat. I am movement. Vivid colors. I am the urge to paint on an empty canvas. I am boundless imagination. Art. Poetry. I sense. I feel. I am everything I wanted to be.”

www.portraitsbybrooke.com

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