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This 3200 year old tree is so big it’s never been captured in a single image: until now!

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By Tristan Rayner in New Eco on Saturday 22 March 2014

‘The President’ doesn’t have a nickname for just any old reason. This giant sequoia, one of the largest trees in the world, stands 75.3m tall, 8.2m wide, measures 1,274.3 cubic metres in volume, and is an estimated 3,200 years old. And it’s never been completely photographed – until a tree-climbing scientist got involved. Behold, 32 days of work to take 126 individual photos, stitched together to create one amazing image. [This post first appeared on our sister site, Techly]

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A Go-Pro fell out of a plane, landed in a pig pen and was found intact: you won’t believe what it recorded!

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By Tristan Rayner in Tech on Thursday 13 February 2014

We don’t have many details of this, but take the YouTube video description for what it is. A GoPro is ready to go in a skydiving plane with a bunch of jumpers. Somehow, it accidentally falls from the plane, and tumbles down, spinning furiously (and we see a cool effect of recording framerate/spin-rate almost matching) all the way. And it keeps recording. [via our new tech site, Techly]

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REVIEW: St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival, 2014

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By Tristan Rayner in New Music on Tuesday 11 February 2014

St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival is the hipster festival in Australia each year, and the 2014 version of this great indie band experience was drenched in sun, and, well, ladies – both in the big crowd liberally making use of sunscreen (and, later, after-sun soothing aloe vera) and enjoying the performances onstage.

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This video of molten lava destroying a Coke can is awesome

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By Tristan Rayner in Video on Tuesday 4 February 2014

It’s not really a contest when lava meets anything, but when Bryan Lowy from lavapix captured two coke cans meeting their demise via 1000ºC molten lava, and set up a GoPro and trusty Nikon D800 to record it all, the results are at least fun to watch.

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Surreal dream-induced photography by Ronen Goldman

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By Tristan Rayner in New Photography on Tuesday 19 November 2013

Ronen Goldman is a conceptual photographer and artists based from Tel Aviv. In his most recent personal project, The Surrealistic Pillow, he takes us through the everyday real events and objects and adds more than a touch of surreal quirk and imagination to create images which are truly surrealistic. The series is a result of […]

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Cake Wines Archi-Bottle prize winner announced

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By Tristan Rayner in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 22 October 2013

From a pool of over 350 high quality entries, this year’s Cake Wines Archi-bottle Prize was taken out at an award event by Sean Edward Whelan, an Australian artist currently living in Japan. Whelan produced a fine illustrative piece that now sits beautifully on the brand’s 2013 Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc – available at cakewines.com now.

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NYC Street Art Wars! Banksy blasted by Trustocorp in bank sign pranks

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By Tristan Rayner in New Art on Wednesday 16 October 2013

Oh, TrustoCorp. The New York-based artist(s), who enjoy highlighting the hypocrisy/irony/hilarity of human behaviour through faux products and parody street signs, TrustoCorp’s latest is to take on Banksy, head on. Banksy is on the streets of New York this month, working on his ‘Better Out Than In’ project.

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Extraordinary photos of New York drag queens in half drag

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By Tristan Rayner in New Photography on Tuesday 8 October 2013

The illusion and fantasy of drag is presented in this brilliant collection by New York-based photographer, Leland Bobbé, who has captured portraits of stunning drag queens in half drag for his ongoing project ‘Half-Drag…A Different Kind of Beauty’. These images are not digitally composed or altered, instead captured in a single photo by Bobbé. [Read […]

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Oliver Weber’s Social Life at Beach series

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By Tristan Rayner in New Photography on Thursday 29 August 2013

Oliver Weber’s photography series Social Life at Beach looks at the tourist invasion of the Canary Islands of Spain, where Weber lives. Each year as temperatures rise, thousands of middle-class from Germany, Russia, and England take over the islands, and bring with them the tourist clichés that can’t be avoided.

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Of Monsters and Men – Sydney

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By Tristan Rayner in New Music on Monday 12 August 2013

The Icelandic indie folk band that have captured the hearts of Australia had originally set out to rock the Oxford Art Factory in Sydney after they had played at Splendour In The Grass in Byron Bay. How things change!

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Going Down Swinging’s Melbourne warehouse launch party

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By Tristan Rayner in New Events on Friday 26 April 2013

Iconoclastic Australian publisher Going Down Swinging even do launches differently to everyone else. Instead of a boring bookshop speech with bad wine, they’re putting on a huge Melbourne warehouse party with live tunes from Joelistics and Florelie Escano.

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Bizarre ad photography by Andrea Melcangi

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By Tristan Rayner in New Photography on Saturday 20 April 2013

Andrea Melcangi is a Milan based photographer, who demonstrates his passion for art through humourous, surreal advertising images. While we don’t expect to see them in Time Magazine anytime soon, the cheeky approach to catching your attention works for us.

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Petition signing robot boosts DMD charity

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By Tristan Rayner in Tech on Wednesday 10 April 2013

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a disease affecting 1 in 3,500 children, with 99% of those being boys, and is the biggest genetic killer of boys in the world. The muscle degenerating condition means children are unable to run, jump, play, or write. To support a petition, The Most Powerful Arm Ever Invented was created […]

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Banksy inspired street art by Norway’s Skurktur

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By Tristan Rayner in New Art on Tuesday 26 March 2013

The style might be identical to Banksy’s, and in Norway there is this guy who calls himself DOLK. This, however, was made by Skurktur, an art collective based in Trondheim, Norway. Skurktur’s street art is teeming with social commentary and satire, which is in keeping with the M.O. of the great Banksy himself.

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Street testing LG’s new Optimus G

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By Tristan Rayner in Tech on Monday 25 March 2013

Lost At E Minor were on hand in Sydney this week to examine and review the new LG ‘superphone’, the Optimus G. With a name that makes you wonder if you’re actually holding a tiny Transformer Autobot in your hand, the Optimus G is LG’s newly released response to Samsung’s Galaxy Note II and Sony’s Xperia Z.

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