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Incredible face projection using real time tracking technology.  That’s awesome!

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Featured curator: Justin Ruckman

Kota Hiratsuka draws from both the traditions of Japanese origami and the modern techniques of computer modeling to create these 3D origami mosaics. Some of them are modeled in paper, others in pixels. All of them can be found on his website: Origami Mosaics, and his Tumblr.

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Kevin Maillet - bs smith, manhattan 

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Bonnaroo music
by Elena Trofimova

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Chip Kidd's die-cut cover for Haruki Murakami's Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage is even more beautiful in person. 

Complement with Kidd’s infinitely entertaining TED talk on book cover design and his graphic design primer for kids.

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Ecological Minimalism: Shigeru Ban’s Paper Architecture

Winner of this year’s Pritzker Prize, the most prestigious award in modernist architecture, Japanese architect Shigeru Ban has forged a career based on his revolutionary yet restrained use of humble materials. Ban is perhaps most famous for his innovative work with paper, particularly recycled cardboard tubes. He has noted that he is attracted to paper because it is cheap, recyclable, low-tech, replaceable, and produces very little waste. Indeed, his DIY refugee shelters (used in Japan after the Kobe earthquake, in Turkey, Rwanda and around the world) composed of recycled cardboard tubes are very popular and effective for low-cost disaster relief-housing. Even the structures Ban has designed for prestigious cultural and institutional clients are built with low-cost, sustainable materials and are often meant to be recycled. Ban’s Japanese pavilion building at Expo 2000 in Hannover, Germany, a 72-metre-long gridshell made with paper tubes, for example, was ultimately recycled and returned to paper pulp. His structures do not announce themselves with the typical hallmarks of sustainability; rather, they seem to quietly embody it. This design approach, which dignifies and normalizes ecological mindfulness, appears especially innovative at a time when environmental issues are still “othered.” 

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She had an eager mind always. She was always quick to seize upon anything that would improve her mind or her appearance. She had warmth, vitality. She had authentic magnetism…The way she listened was more eloquent than speech.
- Laura, Dir. Otto Preminger (via wordsnquotes)


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Every word, every thought, and every emotion comes back to one core problem: life is meaningless. The experiment in nihilism is to seek out and expose every illusion and every myth, wherever it may lead, no matter what, even if it kills us.
- Mitchell Heisman (via blackestdespondency)


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Success is being able to look in the mirror and know that I am all right on that day. I don’t believe I’ve made it. I believe that I’m making it. I believe that I found my past so I can live in the present. It’s the most important thing to me. In the books and the plays and the touring and the gigs and the speeches and the – and the cash – it all pales into insignificance when compared with knowing that I didn’t do anything wrong. And I’m OK now.

In a fantastic episode of NPR’s TED Radio Hour, poet Lemn Sissay echoes Thoreau.

Complement with 5½ excellent commencement addresses on defining your own success.

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Kubrick, An Art Show Tribute

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