Pixelated Scarves Created From Fabric Patterns of Digital Binary Noise

Binary Scarves Glitch Textiles

Artist Phillip David Stearns transforms binary digital noise into pixelated fabric patterns for his line of Binary Scarves. Stearns developed the patterns using algorithms of his own design. The cashmere-cotton scarves are manufactured in the Netherlands by TextielLab. We previously posted about Stearns’ Geiger counter chandelier.

Binary Scarves Glitch Textiles

Binary Scarves Glitch Textiles

Binary Scarves Glitch Textiles

photos via Phillip David Stearns

via The Creators Project

Biochemist and Artist Linden Gledhill Uses a Microscope to Take Beautifully Abstract Photos

Microscope Photographs by Linden Gledhill

Artist and biochemist Linden Gledhill (previously) uses custom microscope cameras to take stunning microscope photographs (micrographs) of snowflakes, insect wings, and other natural subjects. His colorful, often abstract imagery has been used in time-lapse videos and advertising campaigns. Gledhill’s photos can also be viewed on Flickr.

Microscope Photographs by Linden Gledhill

Microscope Photographs by Linden Gledhill

Microscope Photographs by Linden Gledhill

Microscope Photographs by Linden Gledhill

photos by Linden Gledhill

via PetaPixel

Gorgeous Close-Up Photos of Ocean Waves by Photographer Ray Collins

Wave Photos by Ray Collins

Australian photographer Ray Collins specializes in gorgeous photography of ocean waves. Collins prefers to document the waves while floating in the water, which allows him to conjure images of towering mountains and translucent tubes. Prints are available for purchase, as is Collins’ photo book entitled Found at Sea. Collins can also be followed on Instagram.

Wave Photos by Ray Collins

Wave Photos by Ray Collins

Wave Photos by Ray Collins

Wave Photos by Ray Collins

photos by Ray Collins

via Fubiz

‘Haynes Guide to Sonic Screwdriver’, A T-Shirt Featuring an Owners’ Manual For the ‘Doctor Who’ Multi-Tool

Haynes Guide to the Sonic Screwdriver

The “Haynes Guide to Sonic Screwdriver” is a clever t-shirt from ThinkGeek that imagines what an owners’ manual for Doctor Who‘s most reliable and favorite tool would look like.

Ready to build your own Sonic Screwdriver? If there really was a Haynes Manual for it, you would be able to do it in your own backyard or workshop. Maybe. If you knew enough about all the wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey, glowy-flowy, screwdriver-screwdriver stuff inside. Unfortunately, though, this is just a shirt; but a pretty nice one, you have to admit!

There’s also a “Haynes Guide to Dalek” t-shirt available.

Haynes Guide to the Dalek

Haynes Guide to the Sonic Screw Driver Tee

Haynes Guide to Dalek

images via ThinkGeek

‘Mr. Happy’, A Startling Short Film About a Man Who Tries to Stop the Contracted Suicide He Put Out on Himself

Mr. Happy” is a startling short film from director Colin Tilley that focuses on a depressed young man played by Chance the Rapper who doesn’t want to live his life anymore, but cannot take it himself. The young man becomes so desperate to commit suicide that he pays an outside service called Mr. Happy to kill him on February 14th with the only caveat being that once he agrees to the non-refundable, non-cancelable service, it can’t be stopped—even if he doesn’t want it anymore.

This video contains graphic depictions of suicide that may not be appropriate for everyone. Almost everyone has found themselves depressed at a point or two. Maybe in the midst of the depression you thought about doing something drastic—something life-changing—something that might make you happy. That could be nice, but it’s scary to actually take the leap and do it. Well, what if there was a service that took care of all the hard stuff for you? …Director Colin Tilley asks some serious questions in this short film, questions even he’s not able to answer. Life, love, happiness, sadness, and death are all connected, and the question Mr. Happy asks is “Is it worth it?”

via Vice

University of Texas at Austin Is Crowdfunding a Public Domain Collection of High-Resolution Insect Photos

Insects Unlocked Crowdfunded Public Domain Photos

The University of Texas at Austin recently launched Insects Unlocked, an initiative to produce an online collection of high-resolution public domain images of insects. The photographs, which will focus on insects native to Texas, are being produced by students at the university’s Insect Image Lab. The lab is raising funds for the project online.

Insects Unlocked Crowdfunded Public Domain Photos

Insects Unlocked Crowdfunded Public Domain Photos

Insects Unlocked Crowdfunded Public Domain Photos

Insects Unlocked Crowdfunded Public Domain Photos

photos via University of Texas at Austin

via PetaPixel

Archival Crime Scene Photos From the New York City Police Department Will Soon Be Available Online

New York City Crime Scene Photos Online

The New York Times reports that a trove of 30,000 police photos from the New York City Municipal Archives will soon be available online as part of an impending digitization project. The photos were originally taken by detectives from the New York City Police Department Photo Unit between 1914 and 1975. They include images of crime scenes, accidents, and historical events. The digitization project, which will begin in July, is being funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

New York City Crime Scene Photos Online

New York City Crime Scene Photos Online

New York City Crime Scene Photos Online

New York City Crime Scene Photos Online

photos via New York City Municipal Archives

via The New York Times, PetaPixel

‘The Ballad of Russell and Julie’, A Musical Tribute to the Creators of the Rebooted ‘Doctor Who’ Series

During a Doctor Who wrap party in 2011, actors David Tennant, Catherine Tate, and John Barrowman performed “The Ballad of Russell and Julie,” a musical tribute to Russell T. Davies (RTD) and Julie Gardner, the creators of the new version of Doctor Who, which was first broadcast ten years ago today. The tribute pokes gentle fun at RTD’s smoking uncertainty and Gardner’s incredible confidence.

Let’s do it, let’s do it. We’ll make a brand new Doctor Who. We’ve got Chris in, all’s missing is a sightly onboard crew. It’s not silly to ask Billie with women all from here to Porthilly, let’s do it, let’s do it tonight. …My decision to use your vision will make the show the best thing on television. Let’s do it, let’s do it tonight.

The 12th Doctor Recalls How He Felt Watching the First Broadcast of the New ‘Doctor Who’ Series on March 26, 2005

As part of the tenth anniversary of the new Doctor Who series, actor Peter Capaldi, who currently plays the magnificent 12th incarnation of “The Doctor”, recalls how he felt when he first watched the broadcast of the relaunched series simply entitled “Rose“.

And there it is, thank goodness, a blue police box just like you remember. …But of course the most dazzling thing is The Doctor who appears in the person of Christopher Eccleston and when he does the speech about the turn of the earth and being able to feel it, I thought, yeah, this guy is Doctor Who.

Capaldi also surprised visitors at the Doctor Who Experience to wish a very happy birthday to Doctor Who.