This is an article that puts forward a new theory of the meaning of life, one based on self-expression. It's the product of many years of thinking at the intersection of psychology, philosophy, and religion.
posted by shivohum
on May 12, 2013 -
In my long years of collecting cool domain names and not doing anything with them, this is the coolest. So I finally had to hunker down and DO SOMETHING and this is it: a semi-blog of mostly longer pieces about Comics, Animation and other "Fun Arts". [more inside]
posted by oneswellfoop
on Feb 19, 2013 -
Photos from places we feel alone.
posted by willt
on Feb 16, 2013 -
Whenever I see a celebrity, I take a picture of where they just were. 100% For Reals. [more inside]
posted by dontoine
on Feb 5, 2013 -
I am drawing all of the US presidents as birds, or maybe vice versa? Bird Presidents, in any case. I'm doing about one a day and drawing them in order.
posted by cortex
on Feb 5, 2013 -
A simple web toy for creating absurdly-crude tweetable pixel art. Warning: squinting may be required. [more inside]
posted by malevolent
on Jan 28, 2013 -
in 2010 I (along with many others) were interviewed for a documentary on the formation of the world-wide life-drawing cabaret show I helped found. After two years on the festival circuit, it is now available for all and sundry on Vimeo. Interviews with Akynos, Gal Friday, Amber Ray, Molly Crabappple, and more. NSFWish video and audio. Directed by Peter Bolte (14 min)
posted by The Whelk
on Jan 18, 2013 -
A database and visual search engine of over 200,000 Japanese woodblock prints. Starting in the early 1700s and exploding in popularity throughout the 1800s, Japanese woodblock prints depicted the fantastic world of Kabuki actors, courtesans, warriors, and nature. The style of the prints feels particularly modern and vibrant, even today a couple hundred years later. This project aggregates prints from a number of museums, dealers, and auction houses into a single searchable resource. [more inside]
posted by jeresig
on Jan 6, 2013 -
In anticipation of the season 3 premiere of Downton Abbey, I've begun a series of portraits based upon the memorable characters from the show. Depicted as dogs and cats, naturally. I am selling them as prints in my Etsy shop.
posted by Lou Stuells
on Jan 5, 2013 -
GIFbites is a regular podcast and tumblr on/about/for animated GIFs. Each episode lasts no more than 15 seconds. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on Dec 31, 2012 -
I am an artist collaborating with a chemistry professor to create new polymer media for artists. I just finished two demo videos that highlight the unique properties and versatility of the media we've developed. The first
is also linked in the title and covers the clay and the second
covers the textural mediums.
posted by vegartanipla
on Dec 19, 2012 -
This is totally the coolest thing I've ever done. It's somewhere between really agonizingly long music video tryptic and some weird new form of performative documentation and b52s fan enactment... or maybe none of the above. All segments were filmed at Maros Gallery, beginning in april, 2012 in Chris Martin's installation and ending in July, 2012. They let us paint those dayglo walls white (WTF: 8 coats!) and gave us an exhibition (later). Finally we got our two and a half weeks worth and made something insane: an open film set with 147 works of art. There was bullit, and it was bloody, and i am still bruised. No works of art were harmed (permanently) in the making of this video. [more inside]
posted by armisme
on Dec 15, 2012 -
ONOPO is a reimagining of an iconic American board game. I attempted to simplify and clarify the game system, removing any thematic metaphors and other non-essential elements. Inspired by abstract strategy games, I designed a minimal iconographic system which uses as little language as possible. [more inside]
posted by oulipian
on Dec 6, 2012 -
An interactive installation using motors and the amazing, touch-reactive Mimosa Pudica
plant, The Sensitive Screen
is a hilariously slow-moving, living screen. When motors brush certain plants, the leaves collapse inwards -- these function as "off pixels" against the "on pixels" of the open plants. Since it takes about ten minutes for the plants to reopen, The Sensitive Screen
moves at the blazingly fast speed of 6 frames per hour. A little more on the project can be found here
posted by TheRoach
on Nov 20, 2012 -
In 2009, after I turned 56, I fathered my first child. Since all her extended family members live in other countries, I started a daily photo blog, to record her growth.
I love my baby with all my heart. When she was about a year old, we took her to a street fair and a cartoonist drew a quick caricature of her face. That gave me the idea to start collecting artworks based on her pretty self. I guess I went a bit overboard, because yesterday she celebrated her third birthday, and the collection grew to 500 original art works from all over the world
. [more inside]
posted by growabrain
on Oct 19, 2012 -
I make artwork about the natural world; my most recent involves watercolor drawings of anole lizards and interactive live plant pedestals. I also have series of roadkill and dodo oil pastel drawings. As a bonus, I uploaded videos of students poking at the plants in the interactive pieces and saying things like, "I think we should light them on fire."
And then doing so.
posted by vegartanipla
on Sep 11, 2012 -
This is a series of sculptures based on a scanned model of the Buddha. The models were created in Blender
and printed on a Makerbot
posted by gwint
on Jul 25, 2012 -
A curated monthly review devoted to spirited debate about books and the arts, created by and for a transnational community of writers, artists, and activists. Inaugural contributors include Tobias Kelly, Bruce Robbins, Lawrence Weschler (interviewing Errol Morris), Laura Norén, David Henkin, Adam Morris, and Sharon Marcus. Brought to you by the editors of Public Culture
and NYU's Institute for Public Knowledge
. [more inside]
posted by interrupt
on Jun 28, 2012 -
A ten minute experimental music video I've been working on for the past few months for drone/rock band Kogumaza.
posted by pmcp
on Jun 27, 2012 -
A silly weekly comic about unicorns, including modern unicorn powers updated for today's busy age, and "facts" about unicorns. For example, this week's comic features an answer to the timeless question, "What do unicorns poop?" [more inside]
posted by ErikaB
on Jun 20, 2012 -
Over 1000 artists organized by movement. Expressionist, Symbolist, Rennaissance, etc. Mashed up with wikipedia descriptions
posted by petsounds
on Jun 19, 2012 -
Sick of minimalist movie poster art? Friend and contributor to my blog created these 100 movie characters on Microsoft Paint. Answers below the fold.
posted by jamiemch
on Jun 7, 2012 -
Tulpendiebe is the companion tumblr for my novel Kino
, dedicated to Weimar Republic art, people, music, and events -- especially German silent film, along with anything related to the world of the book (which I mentioned here before
.) And because copyright, piracy, and remixing are among the themes of Kino
, I am inviting
anyone to participate and send their own artwork, music, photos, and writing inspired by the tumblr
. You can see submissions so far here
posted by muckster
on Jun 3, 2012 -
A daily posting of art and humor.
I have been working on it since 2005.
I have recently (last four months) doubled-down on it, stopped maintaining two other blogs and have tightened up my act and my artwork. [more inside]
posted by mmrtnt
on May 21, 2012 -
A Simple photo blog devoted to the world most charismatic cat and his numerous sobriquet.
posted by Charlie Lesoine
on May 17, 2012 -
A MLKSHK "shake" devoted to artistic representations of prehistoric life.
posted by brundlefly
on Apr 3, 2012 -
Our three year old just figured out how to use our digital camera and steals it while we aren't looking. These are his pictures. Hipsterized. I ran them through PicYou, and named them as pretentiously as possible. The outcome is more interesting and funny than I could've imagined.
posted by kpht
on Mar 16, 2012 -
Unheard of music produced by myself. The elucidation of unreal character spheres. Rudimentary to placate then advanced to renovate
posted by past
on Mar 8, 2012 -
I've put up a good selection of my work from the past 5 years and I've totally integrated with fotomoto.com the awesome service that allows you to buy a print directly from the web. I'm excited to share these wonderful photos of the people and the places I love. Please check it out and if you really like something, its exceptionally reasonably priced. Thanks!
posted by tev
on Feb 10, 2012 -
My Tumblr is a curated collection of beautiful maps and cartography related objects. I try to find the original source of images I post, if possible, but corrections and submissions are welcome.
posted by desjardins
on Jan 24, 2012 -
Enjoy ersatz Damien Hirst paintings from the comfort of your own home. Inspired by the images from this MetaFilter post
, you can pretend you're in a gallery without the travel or admittance fees.
posted by demiurge
on Jan 16, 2012 -
Pablo Valencia is a writer and artist living in Los Angeles. Monstrouscreature.org is the place where he updates his different projects, including his correspondence project to his sister, collages and short film projects.
posted by Garm
on Nov 19, 2011 -
Thanks in large part to a mention in this forum for my museum website last year, (wherein I was complimentarily referred to as the “real life version of Howard Moon of the Mighty Boosch”), and based in large part on some of the critical comments from members, quoted here: (“I still prefer a simple scroll site”; “Great content. An absolute shit-storm of a user-hostile, frustrating, vanity interface. Maybe the worst I have ever seen. But great content buried under there”; “Pics too small”, etc.). The site is now non-flash and reborn. [more inside]
posted by Vincent Lexington Harper
on Oct 12, 2011 -
In the late 1980s and early '90s, the Pixies
redefined the alt-rock genre with stripped-down tunes, biting lyrics, and an unguarded attitude that inspired bands like Nirvana, Radiohead, and the Strokes, just to name a few. Black Francis, Kim Deal, Joey Santiago, and David Lovering formed the band in Boston, but as is usually the case with music-industry vanguards, the Pixies were originally more successful overseas than in their homeland. [more inside]
posted by Lillitatiana
on Sep 28, 2011 -
In commemoration of the opening of my Soho art show Hidden Spaces
I am posting my new website. My art is comprised of graphite and monochrome color pencil works transcribed and augmented from microscopic organic forms. For further elaboration see my artist statement on my site.
posted by Lex Tangible
on Sep 15, 2011 -
In 2008, Meg Holle
released a book and an album to critical acclaim on Metafilter
, and other aggregators. Since then, this demented Guide To Living
combo has been downloaded over 26,000 times
, including once by a Vancouver theater
who loved it enough to make it into a play
, where representatives of the Fakeproject Corporation teach you how to be Not Dead. The play is going on stage at Vancouver Fringe Festival starting THIS FRIDAY, and is awesome.
In honor of this honor, we've completely rebuilt this mind-altering book in online form with new life-mangling exercises
, a Real Physical Book
to buy, and a set of fridge magnets
that will finally express your innermost thoughts, fears, and failures. [more inside]
posted by fake
on Sep 6, 2011 -
Exactly 50 years ago the artist Cor Blok created about 140 illustrations to accompany The Lord of the Rings
, he visited Tolkien who liked his art and bought 3 pieces - the only artist who ever sold his art to Tolkien. In his letters Tolkien once said that if ever an illustrated The Lord of the Rings
could be created it would have been Cor Blok who would receive the job. Over the last 5 years I traced back all Cor Blok's art and brought it together in a book called A Tolkien Tapestry: Pictures to accompany The Lord of the Rings
that will be released this week by HarperCollins. [more inside]
posted by TolkienLibrary
on Aug 29, 2011 -
I've been asking all the film projectionists I know (and kind of know, or even ones who I just met) to draw pictures of projectors. It's partly an art project, but it's also intended to be something like a high-speed oral history project around a skill that used to be ubiquitous but isn't so much anymore. [more inside]
posted by bubukaba
on Aug 20, 2011 -
This plain, unembellished wiki is an ongoing work highlighting the relationships between the Surrealists and their associates as well as brief biographies of many of the major and minor players. It is intended as an Historical document. [more inside]
posted by adamvasco
on Aug 9, 2011 -
365 Days of Print: Artists Remix the News
is year long online kick-starter funded art project. Each month, 6-10 different artists around the world are provided with daily subscriptions to the printed version of a newspaper of their choice. During their month-long residencies they commit to read the paper every morning and then create work in response to their experience of the day's news. They then upload their daily results at either 10:00 a.m. or 10 p.m. EST. I've a little over a week left, but my work to date can be viewed here.
posted by stagewhisper
on Jul 22, 2011 -
The first in an ongoing series of cartoons I have animated on the Nintendo DS Lite. The cartoon follows hapless Baltimore residents, Scoobert and Barb, and features original music, art and story. I hope you enjoy it, it was quite fun to make. [more inside]
posted by cloeburner
on Jul 5, 2011 -
Photo gallery on The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk
, an exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts chronicling the legendary designer's 35 years in the fashion industry.
posted by Lillitatiana
on Jun 21, 2011 -
Dream of writing a novel but can’t find time to write? How about setting aside just 1 day? I gathered a team of authors to compose a novel collaboratively in a day (May 28th) and you can watch via the web as every word is composed in real-time. The cover art will be created that day too, which you can observe via live video stream. The collaboration culminates in a free Creative Commons licensed e-book available for download the following day. Wish us luck. We'll need it.
posted by john.c.herman
on May 20, 2011 -
My boyfriend is a painter who does life-size portraiture. Inspired by this photo
, he made a painting of Win & Regine from Arcade Fire, and would like to give it to them as a gift. I made this little site to publicize our quest.
posted by crackingdes
on Apr 14, 2011 -