We all know elephants are smart. In fact, the Scientific American has said: ‘We now have solid evidence that elephants are some of the most intelligent, social and empathic animals around’. But their ability to show compassion in almost unparalleled in the animal world, as this remarkable video shot in a Zürich zoo shows.
The Co-Create Series: James Jirat Patradoon’s drawing inspired by the glammed up homeless pitbulls of NYC
For the Co-Create series, we’ve invited six of Australia’s most talented creative talents to produce original work exclusively for Lost At E Minor inspired by some of their favourite posts on the site and using only the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. In this installment, James Jirat Patradoon, who was the star artist at the last Lost At E Minor Sydney party, took inspiration from this series about homeless pitbulls dressed up to make them seem less threatening. These are his words about the creative process.
We love the clean, classic framing and the vintage saturated colors that dominate photographer Sean Sullivan’s work. Somewhat of a contrarian to everything digital, Sullivan enjoys working with film, and its raw authenticity, ‘it still has a bit of life to it’.
In today’s whirlwind world of competing technologies that get faster, better and brighter each day many people are exploring how the digital and mechanical can fit in with our human lives. One such pioneer is Dr Jason Nelson, senior lecturer at Queensland College of Art (QCA), Griffith University.. Jason leads the shiny brand new interactive media course in QCA’s design degree. This course combine artistic creativity with the exciting opportunities available in the digital age. He is also a practicing digital poet, and don’t worry if you have no idea what that means. We caught up with him to learn more about this blossoming field.
The old boundaries are breaking down. Photographers are branching out into video. Designers are learning code. It’s less about your title and more about finding new ways to tell your story. With the Adobe Creative Cloud, you’ll have the tools to experiment in any medium and take your projects from average to amazing. Whether it’s […]
Technically this is ‘gelatin cubes dropped onto solid surface High Speed Video 6200 fps’. But to laypeople like us, it’s just about the most captivating thing we’ve seen. Of course, gelatin is a ‘protein produced from collagen extracted from the boiled bones, connective tissues, and other animal products’ (thanks, Wikipedia). Doesn’t sound good, but damn, […]
The Co-Create Series: Rod Smith’s surf video inspired by a stunning rock formation in the Australian outback
For the Co-Create series, we’ve invited six of Australia’s most talented creative talents to produce original work exclusively for Lost At E Minor inspired by some of their favourite posts on the site and using only the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. In this installment, Rod Smith, formerly of Firekites, now of North Arm, took inspiration from an image of a person on a rock formation in the Australian outback that looked exactly like someone surfing a rock wave to create this beautiful, atmospheric video for his own composition, Onwards Upwards. These are his words about the creative process.
Sad news today with the passing of comedic genius Joan Rivers at age 81. Rivers had been on a life support system at New York’s Mount Sinai hospital for the past few days, having been rushed there from her doctor’s office in Manhattan on August 28 after suffering complications from what was considered a relatively innocuous throat surgery.
This is one for the ages: a three-year-old Great Dane was rushed to a Portland emergency animal hospital recently after suddenly coming down ill. Was it something it ate? Ah, yes, indeed. Try socks, 43 and 1/2 (that’s right, a half) of them!
Photographer Robyn Twomey took these beautiful portraits of former Playboy Bunnies at the Former Playboy Bunny Reunion (yes, there is a such a thing!) in Las Vegas. Of the series, Twomey says: ‘It is the result of my interest in the women of Playboy and where they are now. The tight frame and non-retouched images […]
Demonstrating the hypnotic power of simultaneously hearing, touching and seeing sound, two different installations by Paris-based artist Bertrand Lanthiez engage with the impact of music on the entire body. Sounds of Threads was exhibited in Reykjavik, Iceland, in June 2013, where visitors interacted with the immersive work by both feeling and creating music.
Sigh, if only we were canines. Yes, that’s right. They seem to have all the fun. The aptly named Lucky Puppy, a doggy daycare center located in Michigan, threw a puppy pool party recently for all their happy ‘guests’ and amongst a backdrop of a 3 acre playground and 7 acres of nature trails, much […]
Artist Jose Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros has ONE wicked imagination. In his mind, those squeaky clean Disney characters we all grew up with are actually secret drug users, with a penchant for making it with the same sex. Well, some of them anyway.
We love this video by our friends at College Humor which casts us back to our earliest days of trying to work out where the heck we came from and what it all had to do with birds and bees. Birds and bees, really? It seems that sex education had a long path to follow […]
Our friends at Buzzfeed asked some people recently if they’d get their first ever tattoos on camera and they agreed. The results speak for themselves: much pain, some laughter, and more contorted expressions than we thought the human face was capable of. Yup, the voyeur in us just kicked into overdrive: perhaps it’s a case […]