Breathtaking Paper Figure Sculptures and Geometric Origami by Richard Sweeney

Paper Figure Sculptures and Intricate Origami by Richard Sweeney

British artist Richard Sweeney creates paper sculptures that range from intricate geometric origami to wonderfully expressive figure sculptures. Much of his work is rendered in plain white paper–a striking contrast to the complexity of his forms. Sweeney’s work is part of the traveling exhibition, Above the Fold, currently at the Springfield Museums in Springfield, Massachusetts. He will also take part in CODA Paper Art 2015 at CODA Museum in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, June 7 to October 25, 2015. And he and two other British artists are currently raising funds on Kickstarter for a New York City exhibition in April.

Paper Figure Sculptures and Intricate Origami by Richard Sweeney

Paper Figure Sculptures and Intricate Origami by Richard Sweeney

Paper Figure Sculptures and Intricate Origami by Richard Sweeney

Paper Figure Sculptures and Intricate Origami by Richard Sweeney

photos via Richard Sweeney

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Employees of Israel Aerospace Industries Pose for Group ‘Space Selfie’ in Photo Taken by a Passing Satellite

Space Selfie

In celebration of Israel Space Week, which ends today, 300 employees of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) posed for a photo that was taken by a passing satellite. To create the so-called “space selfie,” the employees formed the initials of IAI as the company’s EROS-B satellite passed over at an altitude of 325 miles.

photo via Israel Aerospace Industries

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‘Unreal Paris’, An Incredible Virtual Tour of an Apartment Made Using Unreal Engine 4


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“Unreal Paris” is an incredible virtual tour by designer Benoît Dereau with sound design by Mael Vignaux that walks through an apartment made using game engine Unreal Engine 4. There’s little that marks the virtual tour as anything other than real beyond the incredibly smooth camera movements achieved, as the lighting and models are impressively lifelike.


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Unreal Paris

Unreal Paris

Unreal Paris

Unreal Paris

Unreal Paris

images via Dereau Benoit

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A Snickers Commercial Recasts ‘The Brady Bunch’ With Steve Buscemi and an Ax-Wielding Danny Trejo as Marcia and Jan

A new Snickers Super Bowl commercial recasts the classic television show The Brady Bunch with Steve Buscemi and an ax-wielding Danny Trejo in the roles of daughters Marcia and Jan by editing the two men into a scene with Mike (Robert Reed) and Carol Brady (Florence Henderson).

In the commercial the characters make reference to two classic scenes from show. The first is when Marcia has her nose broken by a football thrown by her brother before a big date, and the other is when a frustrated Jan famously screams, “Marcia! Marcia! Marcia!

Snickers also released a video detailing the process that went into creating the commercial, which included rebuilding the famous set and digital mouth replacement.

People Vomit Torrents of Confetti in Hilariously Bizarre Music Video for the Song ‘Nausea’ by Jeff Rosenstock

This adora-gross music video for “Nausea” by Jeff Rosenstock starts out innocuously enough: the band is shown playing before a packed audience at Silent Barn in Brooklyn. Then people start vomiting high-velocity blasts of confetti. The video was directed by Bryan Schlam.

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‘Ted 2′, The Sequel to the 2012 Film ‘Ted’ Featuring a Magical Teddy Bear Caught in a Legal Battle for Personhood

Ted 2, the sequel to the 2012 film Ted, features a magical teddy bear voiced by Seth MacFarlane fighting a legal battle to be recognized as a person. Mark Wahlberg is reprising his role as Ted’s best friend John Bennett, and the trailer for the film appears to be have the same raunchy tone as Ted.

MacFarlane wrote the script for the film with Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild, who co-wrote the original Ted as well.

Ted 2

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A Visualization That Charts Pop Culture Billionaire Characters Based on Wealth and Wickedness

Pop Culture Billionaire Infographic

Dorkly has created this handy dandy visualization that compares pop culture billionaire characters on the basis of wealth and wickedness. As the chart illustrates, the only billionaire more benevolent than Batman is Santa Claus, and the richest billionaires tend to be mythical creatures.

image via Dorkly

The Pole House, A Breathtaking Vacation Home Perched on a Column High Above a Beach in Australia

The Pole House Vacation Home Australia
photo by Matt Lord

The Pole House is a remarkable vacation home perched on a single column some 130 feet above Fairhaven Beach near Melbourne, Australia. The one-bedroom house is situated on a hillside overlooking the beach and is accessed by a footbridge. The minimalist design of the structure extends to the interior, where sparse furniture is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows (which can be opened.) The Pole House is available for vacation rentals. It was designed by Melbourne-based F2 Architecture.

The Pole House Vacation Home Australia
photo by Tanja Milbourne

The Pole House Vacation Home Australia
photo by Matt Lord

The Pole House Vacation Home Australia
photo by Tanja Milbourne

The Pole House Vacation Home Australia
photo by Tanja Milbourne

The Pole House Vacation Home Australia
photo by Tanja Milbourne

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A Video Tour of WesterosCraft, The ‘Minecraft’ World Where ‘Game of Thrones’ Fans Remake the Continent of Westeros

A video tour has recently been released for WesterosCraft, an incredible Minecraft video game server started by artist Jacob Granberry where a large community of Game of Thrones fans have teamed up to recreate the large fictional continent of Westeros imagined by author George R.R. Martin. The impressive tour of their virtual world is narrated by none other than Isaac Hempstead-Wright, the actor who plays Bran Stark in HBO‘s popular Game of Thrones television series.

According to the WesterosCraft Wikia page, the digital map is “currently several gigs in file size and roughly 22,000 x 59,000 blocks (501.14 square miles), the size of Los Angeles.” Fellow fans can help out with the massive build process by visiting and signing up at the WesterosCraft website.

“I would say the world is at around 70% completion. Since we last spoke, we’ve developed a custom launcher for the game that comes packed with our WesterosBlocks mod which includes over 50 new custom blocks and textures specifically made for our server. So, we completely repainted our map with new textures, and some of our old builds we are building over bigger, better, and more realistic. That Kings Landing render from a few years ago? Yea, we are remaking that entire city again.” – Jacob Granberry

King's Landing - the capital of Westeros
King’s Landing, the capital of Westeros

The Iron Throne
The Iron Throne

Castle Black of the Night's Watch - The Wall
The Wall at Castle Black of the Night’s Watch

Dreadfort - seat of House Bolton
Dreadfort, Seat of House Bolton

Riverrun - Seat of House Tully
Riverrun, Seat of House Tully

Deepwood Motte
Deepwood Motte

images via WesterosCraft

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‘PBS Idea Channel’ Uses the Podcast ‘Serial’ to Explore Objectivity in Journalism

PBS Idea Channel host Mike Rugnetta returns to the popular podcast Serial to explore objectivity in journalism. Specifically, Rugnetta raises the idea that maybe journalism not being objective isn’t such a bad thing.

Rugnetta previously used the podcast to explore objectivity in law.

Welcome to PART DEUX of our discussion of “Serial”, the insanely popular podcast hosted by Sarah Koenig. Last week we discussed objectivity in the law, and this week we’re turning our attention to objectivity in journalism. Journalists have been tasked with objective reporting for decades, but is that a realistic goal? Can any journalist be TRUELY objective? Is “Serial” an example of failed objectivism, or is it a reminder of its impossibility?