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They Come Here to Appreciate the Abstract Beauty of Skyscrapers

Posted October 22, 2014 by Annalee Newitz

Even when we are cyborgs, our skins hardened into exoskeletons and our lungs tuned to breathe whatever gasses are available, we will still share at least one thing with our human ancestors. We will never tire of looking out over our cities, watching t…

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This Is How We Imagined Aerial Warfare 120 Years Ago

Posted October 22, 2014 by Vincze Miklós

This Is How We Imagined Aerial Warfare 120 Years Ago

These gorgeous illustrations from the late nineteenth century reveal what people imagined air combat would be like in the future. It’s pretty spectacular — and weirdly prescient, too.

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These ‘sexy’ Lord of the Rings costume designs aren’t what you’d expect

Posted October 22, 2014 by Anonymous

It’s less than 10 days to go till Halloween, and that means there’s weird, wonderful and just plain awful ‘sexy’ costumes out on shelves everywhere – but this trio of lovely Lord of the Rings-themed designs by MJ Alexander are for characters who don’…

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Looking Down: Manhole Cover Art in Vancouver

Posted October 17, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Last week I was on a trip to the Okanagan where I snapped colourful landscape photos of views and vineyards as far as the eye could see. To my surprise, none has garnered as much attention as a photo of a manhole cover I took upon my return to […]

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Mavor’s Bones: A Gothic Novel-In-Poems by Rolli

Posted October 13, 2014 by Jenn Ashton

“Company’s come. In a ramshackle mansion, meet a family in the same condition—ancient, decayed. There’s the brooding Duke, and his riotous brother. There’s Grandam, lost in wilds of herself. There’s a vicar, a philosopher, an angel, a ghost or two. And somewhere above them all, in a ruined garret…” (from rollistuff.com). IN the five years that I
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8th Wonder of the World – The Tympanum!

Posted October 6, 2014 by James Hamilton

The social sculpture by Michael Oatman and Brian Kane made me think that some type of M.U.T.O. (Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organism) had found its way into the Great Hall of Union Station from the nearby subway. The large beast looked aquatic in …

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Gap Ecology at Nuit Blanche 214

Posted October 5, 2014 by James Hamilton

I may not know art, but I can see palm trees in cherry pickers is right up there with Madonna and Child as one of the classics. The sculpture by David Brooks of New York City, USA poses high overhead at Queen Street West and John Street.The work is des…

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Nuit Blanche 2014 this weekend

Posted October 3, 2014 by James Hamilton

October 4th from 6:53 pm to sunrise marks the return of the all night contemporary art event in #Toronto. It’s time to see some strange and wonderful exhibits, just mind the crowds as you try to check out the over 110 projects spread throughout the city.

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2014 will feature four City-produced exhibitions, three of which are located in new neighbourhoods, Fort York, Chinatown/Spadina Avenue and Roundhouse Park/Bremner Boulevard, providing fresh, unexpected locations for the artists to transform and the audience to explore. This year’s all-female roster of distinguished curators is presenting one of the most diverse lineups of artists in the event’s history, including one exhibition dedicated to performative contemporary art.

Dominique Fontaine, an independent curator from Montreal, is curating the exhibition “Between the earth and the sky, the possibility of everything.” The exhibition features 12 projects in Chinatown and on Queen West. Fontaine’s exhibition creates a framework for artistic experimentation that alters basic assumptions about what people see, feel and understand about the world and themselves. The exhibition invites audiences to re-think the possibilities of public spaces. Featured artists include Yvette Mattern (New York and Berlin) with the Canadian debut of her monumental project Global Rainbow, Pascal Grandmaison (Montreal) with La main du rêve, and Máximo González’s (Mexico City) Walk among Worlds.

Denise Markonish, curator at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Mass., is curating the exhibition “The Night Circus,” named after and inspired by Erin Morgens.”

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World Press Photo 2014

Posted October 1, 2014 by James Hamilton

Some powerful and heart breaking photos are in the annual press photography contest displayed in Brookfield Place at 181 Bay Street in Toronto. The traveling photo exhibit is free to visit and will be in Allen Lambert Galleria from September 30 to Octo…

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Inspiring 5-Year-Old With Autism Creates Beautiful Works Of Art

Posted September 26, 2014 by Anonymous

What kind of artwork would you expect to see from a five-year-old? Messy finger paintings, perhaps? Maybe some silly stick-figure drawings? Well, not from Iris Grace. This little girl from the UK is gaining a lot of online attention for […]

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Inspiring 5-Year-Old With Autism Creates Beautiful Works Of Art

Posted September 26, 2014 by Anonymous

What kind of artwork would you expect to see from a five-year-old? Messy finger paintings, perhaps? Maybe some silly stick-figure drawings? Well, not from Iris Grace. This little girl from the UK is gaining a lot of online attention for […]

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This Dad’s Chalk Art Puts Yours To Shame

Posted September 9, 2014 by Anonymous

I remember the days of writing my name in chalk on the sidewalk in front of my house. I would sometimes draw little house, the always popular hopscotch court, maybe flowers sometimes, or a bird if I was feeling adventurous. […]

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This Dad’s Chalk Art Puts Yours To Shame

Posted September 9, 2014 by Anonymous

I remember the days of writing my name in chalk on the sidewalk in front of my house. I would sometimes draw little house, the always popular hopscotch court, maybe flowers sometimes, or a bird if I was feeling adventurous. […]

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Artist Alex Colville Exhibition Unveiled At The AGO

Posted August 25, 2014 by Sonya

An impressive collection of nearly 100 works by iconic Canadian artist Alex Colville will open for public viewing at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) on August 23, 2014 and run until January 4, 2015. This is the largest exhibition ever […]

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Artist Alex Colville Exhibition Unveiled At The AGO

Posted August 25, 2014 by Sonya

An impressive collection of nearly 100 works by iconic Canadian artist Alex Colville will open for public viewing at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) on August 23, 2014 and run until January 4, 2015. This is the largest exhibition ever […]

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Dana.io: Inspired Crowdfunding

Posted June 13, 2014 by Tanya McGinnity

I’m a super-big fan of crowdfunding and have backed many projects close to my heart on both Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Everything from films (my personal weakness), graphic novels, video games and more has first piqued my interest and then gained my support for its production. Honestly I can’t think of a better way to ensure […]

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Catharsis comes to gaming

Posted April 21, 2013 by Darren

I’ve been playing video games for 28 years, and I’ve been finishing games for about 25 (those first few Infocom games proved too tricksy for my…

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