Create Escape, Behind the Scenes

Recently Banksy put up a new work on the walls of a defunct prison in England. The work depicts a prisoner escaping, dangling off the wall using a long strand of paper emerging from a typewriter, instead of the usual bedsheets.

Taking footage and audio from Bob Ross’ The Joy of Painting they also released a “behind the scenes” video to go along with it:

🙂

Google Maps Hacks: Creating a Virtual Traffic Jam

Google Maps Hack by Simon Weckert:

99 second hand smartphones are transported in a handcart to generate virtual traffic jam in Google Maps. Through this activity, it is possible to turn a green street red which has an impact in the physical world by navigating cars on another route to avoid being stuck in traffic.

Hah, Brilliant!

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Tinderin – Side by Side photos of LinkedIn & Tinder profile pictures of the same person.

Tinderin, by Dries Depoorter:

Side by Side profile pictures of LinkedIn & Tinder of the same person. Series of 10 photo frames.

Quite sure those are the “clean ones” …

🔥 Be sure to check out Dries his other work too. Installations such as Quickfix, a vending machine that sells followers and likes, are really nice.

Pure CSS Francine – An 18th-Century Oil Painting Recreated with HTML and CSS

Handcrafted recreation of an 18th-century oil painting using just HTML and CSS.

Here’s an analysis of it using the Chrome DevTools, as recorded by Paul Irish:

Chrome only though:

Because of the artistic nature of this project I have not concerned myself with cross-browser-compatibility, so the live preview will most likely look laughable in anything other than chrome.

However, the results in other browsers are quite viewable (and remind me of the ACID tests)

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Polluted Water Popsicles

What if one were to create water popsicles from sewage water? Art students Hung I-chen, Guo Yi-hui, and Cheng Yu-ti from the National Taiwan University of the Arts did just so:

The group collected polluted water from 100 locations in Taiwan, first freezing the collected sewage samples and then preserving their creations in polyester resin.

The series of popsicles also comes with a packaging design:

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