This is strangely mesmerizing…
A blast from the past, in the form of one of the best dragon paintings ever…
by none other than the famed Keith Parkinson!
Tonight in comic form…
Wisdom on the inherent meaningless of life (and the sparkly possibility that is!) from Marigold Heavenly Nostrils (by Dana Simpson).
Though it might also be a bit of nightmare fuel…
Photo by Adam Skalzub
A high speed camera, a high speed robot, and a high speed reaction of mints into diet soda… all combined for some amazing and beautiful shots. (Including some that look 100% CG because it seems like there’s NO WAY they could get such a thing in reality!)
No one ever steps in the same river twice,
for it is not the same river,
and they are not the same person.
Oh I so love these works by Abelardo Morell! Turning an entire room into a camera obscura, then photographing the result. There’s something very mystifying and fascinating about the real world projected into 3D space rather than a flat screen, interacting with the room, a mix of the mundane and the fantastical (and it’s up to us to choose which of either the room or the world is the mundane one and which is the fantastical). So nifty.
I can’t possibly link them all, so find more at his gallery here!
Pale Blue Dot, 1990, taken 6 billion km from earth by the Voyager 1 spacecraft, the last photograph it took during its mission, enhanced by modern computing techniques in 2020.
The Day the Earth Smiled, 2013, taken from the orbit of Saturn by the Cassini spacecraft.
And if you’ve not heard Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot thoughts, do so here: