The little-known art of beloved physicist Richard Feynman, born on May 11, 1918.
Julie Mecoli’s “Dark Matter” is a series of artworks inspired by the University of Queensland Pitch Drop Experiment (if you want to seriously geek out about this, our story on the experiment is right here).
Mecoli’s pieces are made of bitumen. They start out looking like solids and slooooowly reveal their true liquid nature. Check out some of her other work here.
Conrad Shawcross: Slow Arc Inside A Cube IV
This work loses so much in still photos. It would however look amazing in GIFs. I regret not thinking that when I was in the Hayward Gallery.
Work by Mary Iverson
From the artist statement:
Mary’s prints and paintings resonate with so many other things that I am looking at online: data visualizations and information graphics, Modernist painting, and resurgences of photo-realistic and illustrative painting as well. I am particularly struck by the relationships in these images between the natural and the artificial, the figurative and the abstract, and the balance of thought and feeling. This balance is reminiscent of my own feelings about the Internet and the “wildness” of its networks. It seems perfectly appropriate that I would first see these images on the web instead of in the more controlled space of a gallery.
Iverson’s shipping containers can be seen as metonymic stand-ins for a whole system of distribution for objects that we deal with every day. These paintings, until recently, left us with little clue of what they might contain. They are like scientific conceptual “black-boxes” which are put into place to sidestep our actual material understanding. We might see these containers on a dock or train and have only a vague sense of what they may contain or how those materials might be used. This parallels directly with the distribution of data on the net. The analog and digital worlds of things echo each other.
Mr. Karl Deckart
Specimen: Soap Bubbles
Technique: Polarized Light
A magnetic field visualized
High-Tech Japanese Art Installation by Norimichi Hirakawa
16 arrows and the exposed - installation, 6720x3000x910mm, label, line tape, arrow
In the world of quantum including this world, every particle is ruled by indeterminacy theory, therefore we never can know both coordinate and velocity of each particle at the same time. But in the world of computer program, all of future is computable by calculation from initial value. It is doomed vision of the world that all of its future is decided at the moment of the big bang. Nevertheless, actually there’re freshness and wonder when we observe the future that has come at the moment. A physicist, Lapace imagined an intelligent existence who can foresee all of future by the perfect observation at the moment and the high-speed calculation.
It became being called “Lapalce’s demon”. Isn’t it the computer in the modern period ?
Trying to generate all of a plane composition by using overall calculation capability of commuter is like selling artistic soul to the demon. but, what kind of things is the artistic soul actually ?
The Daily Dish
A CATALOG OF 365 PETRI DISHES PAINTED BY KLARI REIS
Horizons by Aaron Farley
Farley on his project:
These are not real photographs of real things. The original photographs are of water and clouds and these are photographs of those photographs, turned on their side, moved, reshot, reprinted, cut and folded, and reassembled to create a different scene which still looks familiar.
Carpal tunnel-ing for science…
Roman Opalka - The Finite Defined by the Nonfinite, 1965-2011
Numerous canvases covered in mathematical sequences organized in narrow horizontal rows with acrylic paint and size 0 brushes, painted by hand and using no rulers. The first number on each new canvas follows the last number of the previous one.
“All my work is a single thing, the description from number one to infinity. A single thing, a single life.”
The last number Opalka painted before his death on August 6, 2011, was 5,607,249.