"Earlier this year a conservator at the Hamilton Kerr Institute made a surprising discovery while working on a 17th-century painting owned by the Fitzwilliam Museum. As Shan Kuang cleaned the surface, she revealed the beached whale
that had been the intended focus of the composition."
a web comic by Jed McGowan [via
is a Tumblr blog devoted to... well... scientific illustration.
In September, Jon Schindehette
] and Lars Grant-West
] issued a challenge
to students at the Rhode Island School of Design: "Create a creature based upon a non-humanoid critter
from H.P. Lovecraft's literature.
The creature should have a fully resolved form, convey motion where appropriate, and be believable. Creature can be shown as either 3/4 view or 'turn-arounds'." Here are the entries
and here are the judges' comments. [more inside]
Wake In Progress:
Illustrations to Finnegan's Wake [via
In anticipation of tomorrow's WiiWare release
of the ridiculously awesome Pixel platformer
, "Cave Story"
(aka "Doukutsu Monogatari"), the Wii developer Nicalis
has been running a series on their blog featuring fan art and artists. [more inside]
Scrambling the Molecules of Science and Pop Culture [via PALAEOBLOG
"The EyeWriter project
is an ongoing collaborative research effort to empower people, who are suffering from ALS, with creative technologies." [more inside]
is a tongue-in-cheek art installation
which generates HTML table compositions in the style of Piet Mondrian's Composition with Yellow, Blue and Red
from the text of The Principles of Scientific Management
by FW Taylor
. It does this every two minutes, posting the results to twitter." [via mefi projects
"My cat dragged in what appeared to be an odd-looking bird.
Imagine my excitement when on closer inspection, it proved to be a real live dead Rhamphorhynchus
! I had to dissect it immediately! Unfortunately, my camera jammed, so I had to paint the whole process." - John Conway's Paleontography
observes how you use the internet, then takes that info and generates a 3d world based on it. [via