Archive for the 'Art' Category

Waddling like a duck

Monday, July 24th, 2017

Have you ever heard of a dance called Pantsula?

Take a look at this: Pantsula Dance 2013 – filmed by Streetcorner Films (YouTube, 4:37min) or this: Pantsula dancers! South Africa (YouTube, 4:52min).

The Soweto Skeleton Movers pantsula jive South Africa street performers – Breakin’ Convention 2016 (YouTube, 11:12min) take this dance to another level.

There are a lot more videos in this Pantsula Dance South Africa channel.

If you want to learn the Pantsula yourself, watch this Pantsula Dance Tutorial by “Life In Progress” (YouTube, 3:07min).

Tick tock

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Here’s how to turn an old hard drive and some LEDs into a clock: LED Hard Drive Clock 3.5″ by Ian Smith. Take a look at his demo video (YouTube, 3min)

Don’t be put off by the year-10,000-compliant website design. One of my students built a clock like this and it is just about the coolest thing I’ve ever seen!

‘Darkness Is My Canvas, Light Is My Brush’

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Colossal: In-Camera Light Paintings by Hannu Huhtamo Sprout in the Darkness Like Alien Blooms.

“Utilizing a variety of light tools, Finland-based artist Hannu Huhtamo works in the dark to create these delightfully unusual light paintings. Appearing like alien flowers blooming in forests and abandoned buildings, each piece is created in-camera without the aid of Photoshop.”

Here’s a short video on how he produces his pictures: ‘Darkness Is My Canvas, Light Is My Brush’ (YouTube, 2:21min).

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From Syria to Canada

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

CBC News: Drawings of Syria: Child refugees colour horrors of war. “Children of families settling in Surrey, B.C., draw pictures of old homes in Syria, new homes in Canada.”

… but not the ‘Painted Ladies’

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Hoodline: Meet Dr. Color: How Bob Buckter Repainted San Francisco. His website is DrColor.com.

“Quick: imagine a colorful San Francisco Victorian. The way it looks in your mind’s eye probably has something to do with Buckter’s decades of steady influence.
[…]
One vista he hasn’t directly touched is the famed “postcard row” of painted ladies on Alamo Square. He’s done other historic work on the park, but not on that uniquely iconic stretch of Steiner St. They are “a bit understated for my taste,” he says.”

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