Uh…who would ever suppose that the odd item is actually a wineglass? And what is more surprising is that the wine doesn’t spill out at all. You know why? Check the pictures below, and you’ll find that’s due to the equivalent atmospheric pressure inside the left spherical vessel and the glass on the right.
This unique home was designed by architect Robert Oshatz, who had it constructed off site and brought in by a barge to dock at its mooring site. The neighboring houses along the Willamette River of Portland, Oregon are in close proximity to the home, so the style of the house was contrived to allow for privacy. The home was designed as an open floor plan with a second story loft, allowing the homeowners a minimalistic style and the ability to move freely throughput the space. The curvilinear ceiling is constructed of douglas fir and the roof is finished with copper tiles. To keep the home afloat, the foundation of the home was made up of 34 by 80-foot locally sourced douglas fir logs, with rigid foam cubes placed under the logs to keep the home level. Cedar shingles decorate the homes exterior surfaces. The living space features a floor to ceiling glass panel that slides open to allow uninterrupted views of the river.
The large expanse of sliding glass windows, with curved glass above, allow unobtrusive views of the river. The total square footage of this floating home is 2,364 square-feet.
Brazilian cherry wood floors and stairs radiate warmth throughout the interior spaces.
The master retreat and bath are the only rooms located on the second floor loft to allow for privacy.
In keeping with the minimalistic style of the home, built-in cabinets and storage were created.
The home has been designed in harmony with the rippling of the water, taking on curvaceous geometrical shapes and forms throughout.
This image is a photomosaic of the famous painting ‘Starry Night’. The image is made with over 210.000 tiny photographs and a total size of over 1.500.000.000 points in other words it is a 1.5 Gigapixel Image. Click over the image (Zoom In) until you start to see the tiny images.
Rebecca Clark The Arizona Republic Feb. 2, 2010 12:54 PM
"Lady Universe," by Lalla Benefield, is just one of the several pieces of art showcased in the African American Vibes of the City.
In a state that’s population is predominately Caucasian and Hispanic, sometimes other ethnic groups get little recognition for their contributions to Arizona culture. African American Vibes of the City: ‘Mixed Media Art Exhibition’
When: 6 to 8 p.m. opening reception Friday, Feb. 5. Exhibition through Feb. 27. Where: Phoenix Center for the Arts, 1202 N. Third St., Phoenix. Admission: Free. Details: 602-262-4627, phoenix.gov/ PARKS/phxctr.html.
First Fridays art walk As such, 11 years ago, Larry Wilson, a local artist and a former arts coordinator for Phoenix saw a need to represent the African arts culture in the Valley, and created the exhibition “African American Vibes of the City.”
According to the 2008 census, Maricopa County reported less than 5 percent of its population as African-American.
"I created this event originally as an educational process," Wilson said. "A lot of the Valley’s African-American artists didn’t know how to go about applying in the Scottsdale galleries and some of the bigger shows. I also wanted to give the African-American artists exposure, because many of them had never shown their art publicly."
When the exhibition first began, seven African-American artists participated. This year, more than 35 are expected at “African American Vibes of the City” exhibition at the Phoenix Center for the Arts on Friday .
"A lot of the artists who started with us continue to show at this event," Wilson said, "but we have also accrued a lot of young, fresh talent."
Stacia Holmes, a recreational coordinator for Phoenix Center for the Arts, said the event has come to mean a great deal to the Valley’s African-American community.
"There are not a whole lot of galleries that cater to or specialize in artwork by African-Americans," she said.
The event will feature both two- and three-dimensional works of art, such as photography, paintings, sculptures, ceramics and metals, from prominent Valley artists such as Lalla Benefield, Chinue Moore and Stephen Marc. Wilson will judge the artwork for creativity, style technique, degree of difficulty and originality.
"It is important to let the African-American community, especially the kids, know that if you have this kind of talent, it shouldn’t be swept under the rug," Wilson said.
The exhibition will open with a free First Friday gallery reception 6 to 8 p.m. Friday during which visitors can tour the gallery, meet the artists and enjoy live music and refreshments.
"It is a unique event," Wilson said. "There are no other venues on the First Friday tour that exclusively show African-American art."
JacksonPollock.org is one of the most famous works of Internet Art, made by Miltos Manetas in 2003.
Introducing the new Apple’s Tablet Computer Named IPad, Apple CEO Steve Jobs said that “JacksonPollock.org” is one of the best websites to experience the iPad and “Jackson Pollock by Miltos Manetas” is definitelly the best application for the iPad. (link)
JacksonPollock.org is People’s Voice Winner of the Webby Awards
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Press any key to get a different background colour Press SPACE to erase Press ALT and any key to change the colour of the drip numbers 1-0 also change the background/drip colour as well as right-left arrow and up and down arrow
Also, in case you want to print out Pollocks, there is a way to save them in highres and have a perfect output without any pixel showing. You need to have Adobe Acrobat installed (the program not just the Reader) and then you choose to print as a PDF. Try it!
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc’s near-silence and seeming inaction since its bombshell announcement it may exit China reflects the Internet search leader’s fear of running afoul of the law and jeopardizing a multi-pronged strategy for the world’s top Internet market.
Google sent shockwaves across the business and political worlds when it declared on January 12 it would stop censoring Chinese search results. But in the three weeks since, the Web giant has trod cautiously.
Despite early reports suggesting Google had lifted filters on certain search results, the company insists it has made zero changes to its Chinese search engine and that it remains in dialogue with Beijing. Otherwise, executives have mostly been tight-lipped about the entire affair.
That guarded, restrained approach reflects the thorny legal issues surrounding the situation and the high stakes involved in its standoff with China, the world’s No. 3 economy and largest Internet market by users.
Many analysts believe the Chinese government would have no qualms shutting down an uncensored search engine. But experts on Chinese law warn that Google employees in China could also face prosecution for breaking the law.
China’s detention of four Rio Tinto employees including Australian Stern Hu in July on accusations of illegally obtaining commercial secrets amid contentious iron ore contract negotiations has underscored the risk when business matters cross into politically sensitive areas.
"If they have a lot of personnel in China and they suddenly decide to change what they’re doing in a way that was not permitted by the Chinese government, then that could lead to problems," said Donald Clarke, a professor of Chinese law at George Washington University Law School, noting Google staff could be at risk of everything from arrest to harassment.
And with political momentum building — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the U.S. Senate have voiced strong support for freedom of expression on the Internet — Google has room to sit back and let others advance its cause.
"As long as individual actors, even ones as large as Google, are doing this alone as opposed to collectively, then these risks are going to be much more pronounced," said Arvind Ganesan, director of business at Human Rights Watch.
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A sudden move by Google to lift search censorship in China could hurt other business interests in the country, including its fast-growing Android cell phone products, advertising sales and its research and development operations.
"Both parties probably want to reach some sort of a solution, so I think both have been careful in their public statements," UBS analyst Brian Pitz.
Websites in China are prohibited from publishing content that jeopardizes the security of the nation, divulges state secrets and disturbs the social order.
"It would be normal for anybody running a high-profile, politically controversial operation in China to anticipate worst-case scenarios, and to do everything possible to guard against them," said Rebecca MacKinnon, a fellow at the Open Society Institute who has written extensively about Internet censorship in China.
Google is therefore more likely to voluntarily shut down its search operation if it is unable to reach a compromise with China, rather than unilaterally lift censorship, she said.
Google CEO Eric Schmidt said last month the company was still censoring search results in China, but that it would be making changes in a “reasonably short time.” He added that Google was committed to having some presence in China.
The company does not disclose the size of its business in China, where it has several hundred employees and is the No. 2 search engine after Baidu Inc. Analysts estimate it generates $200 million to $600 million a year in revenue.
While many experts believe Beijing is unlikely to let Google operate an uncensored website, some say last summer’s “Green Dam” software episode could offer a lesson for the company as it looks for a way forward.
Beijing backed down from a controversial plan that would have required personal computer makers to install special Internet filtering software on PCs in the face of opposition from industry groups, activists and Washington officials such as U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk and Commerce Secretary Gary Locke.
"What you saw is a pretty much global pushback on what were pretty onerous and odious regulations on the part of the government. And guess what? As of today, there is no requirement" to install filtering software, said Ganesan of Human Rights Watch.