Photo Wake-Up is a research project by Chung-Yi Weng, Brian Curless, and Ira Kemelmacher-Shlizerman of the University of Washington. Per their paper's abstract: We present a method and application for animating a human subject from a single photo. E.g., the character can walk out, run, sit, or jump in 3D. The key contributions of this paper are: 1) an application of viewing and animating humans in single photos in 3D, 2) a novel 2D warping [...]
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HBO's critically acclaimed miniseries, Chernobyl, has been lauded for its historical accuracy. Created and written by Craig Mazin and directed by Johan Renck, the 5-part historical drama's depiction of the worst nuclear disaster in history can be appreciated in the fascinating side by side comparison videos embedded above and below. [...]
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Pneuhaus (previously) builds inflatable structures and environments that give their audience a new perspective of the world around them. Recently, the Rhode Island-based design collective honored Providence's history of textile manufacturing with a piece titled Pnit. The large-scale piece is illuminated by LED lights, and presents a macro exploration of a woven form. Inflatable tubes weave and out of each other along the wall of a concrete parking garage as they slowly rotate through different [...]
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In the northeast corner of North Dakota lies Devils Lake. It is the largest natural body of water in the state, and yet it holds within it a seemingly unnatural phenomenon. Once-prosperous farming communities used to stand where the lake now is, the reach and depth of the current waters subsuming the abandoned tall silos, stately houses, and squat barns. The lake began rising in 1993 and has risen 35 feet in just over two [...]
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Moshup Moment. Images: Field Gallery Massachusetts-based artist Rachael Cassiani finds inspiration in her local beaches, dunes, and cloud-strewn skies to create abstract landscape paintings in various sizes and shapes. With a limited but vibrant color palette, Cassiani strips each scene down to its essential elements. Different shapes and hues create the illusion of depth and separation between air, land, and sea. “I choose the structure of the paintings by looking at my scene and seeing where the [...]
Sun, Jun 23, 2019, Continue reading at the source
UK-based illustrator Richard Wilkinson (previously) imagines new insect species inspired by familiar faces from popular culture. Two of his more recent series cover both ends of a fantastical spectrum, with bugs designed after horror movie villains and children's cartoon characters. For his horror icons Family: Timorpersonae collection, Wilkinson pays homage to classic slashers and newer terrors including Jason Voorhees, Pennywise the Clown, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, and the demon Valak. For each insect's zoological [...]
Sat, Jun 22, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Artwork courtesy Seth Globepainter Colossal is thrilled to announce a joint fundraiser exhibition in New York with Sugarlift this July. Mother & Child Vol. 2 will raise funds for three non-profits helping with direct assistance and legal defense for families currently in limbo at the US/Mexico border. All proceeds from the sale of artworks donated by this outstanding group of contributing artists will be split between Kids in Need of Defense, The Young Center, and The [...]
Fri, Jun 21, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Magnhild Kennedy, who makes work under the name Damselfrau, creates intricate headpieces and masks that are comprised of both high and lowbrow elements. The London and Oslo-based artist mixes together sequins, vintage clothing scraps, and random materials she finds on the street to compose works that expose minimal elements of the wearer's face. The pieces are intended to operate as both art objects and wearable sculptures, and were initially inspired by the elegant clothing seen during [...]
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Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find 20 funny images, 10 interesting articles and 5 entertaining videos from the last 7 days of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles from Digg, Kottke, Facebook, Twitter, and email; videos come from everywhere. Any suggestions? Send a note to submit@twistedsifter.com 20 IMAGES – Friday! – Me trying to let go of my problems – wtf – I know this to be true – Who else would watch this? – And you [...]
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Although she doesn't live right by the ocean, artist Emily Botelho channels her passion for marine landscapes with frequent trips to explore where soil and sea meet. On these trips, she photographs the colors and textures that appear on the rocky waterfront: lichen, seaweed, and small sea creatures all create unique visual patterns. The Manchester, U.K.-based artist then prints her photographs on cotton fabric and embellishes them with long straight stitches, tight beadwork, sea shells, [...]
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