Do You Feel Anger? - The Dangers of Running with the Herd

Reviewed by Judd Hollander Trying to see things from another's point of view can be an admirable trait. But when one sacrifices their own principles in the process, even if they believe it's for the right reasons, tragedy can result. This is the idea at the heart of Mara Nelson-Greenberg’s satire "Do You Feel Anger?", now having its  New York  premiere at the Vineyard Theatre. Sofia (Tiffany Villarin), is a so-called "empathy instructor". Someone companies hire to help their ...
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Creating realistic textures with displacement maps in Keyshot 8

The guys at Luxion just released their latest version of Keyshot, and I’m absolutely thrilled because displacement maps are one feature I was rather impatiently waiting for! Displacement (or depth) maps are an absolutely great way to create real textures that can absolutely make your renders POP! Let’s take a look at what this newfangled feature is and how to master it! DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BUMP AND DISPLACEMENT MAPS Up until now, perhaps the biggest thing missing from Keyshot’s arsenal was its ...
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Stamp, fluid acrylic on Stonehenge Aqua 140# hotpress.   This is going to be part of a larger painting - but I'll show you that other part soon. I signed up for an online drawing course through a university in Newcastle, Australia - it's called Natural History Illustration and goes into observational drawing (which means slowing down, taking time, looking a lot and measuring, etc.).  I'm not taking it for a grade or certificate (so it's free!) but I will try to follow along (weekly lessons ...
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Shortlist for Jackson's £5,000 Open Art Prize published

The shortlist of finalists for the Jackson's Open Art Prize (£5,000) are listed below. The prize aims to celebrate exceptional artworks by artists at all stages of theirs careers There's some... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
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Aquarium Toilet

Ocean inspired toilet in Japan is a transparent bathroom with glass windows surrounded by water and real fish. Japanese aquarium toilet located in Hipopo Papa cafe in Akashi, Hyogo.  Also check out: Toilet Powered Motorcycle
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Link About It: This Week’s Picks

The first-ever photo of a black hole, artwork-adorned Japanese currency, inspiration from Milan Design week and more First-Ever Photo of a Supermassive Black Hole Truly a quantum leap, astronomers have “seen the unseeable” and captured an image of a supermassive black hole—a “smoke ring framing a one-way portal to eternity,” Dennis Overbye writes for the New York Times. A planet-sized network of eight radio telescopes—called …
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Agoraphobic Artist Travels The World Without Leaving Her House

Jacqui Kenny has always wanted to travel the world, meet new people and discover different cultures, but she suffers from agoraphobia – an anxiety disorder characterized by fear of public spaces, public transportation, open spaces and/or large crowds – so she rarely gets to leave her house. Luckily, modern technology allows her to live out her dream, sort of. More: Instagram h/t: Source
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Photographer Recaptured Old Photos Of Berlin To Show How Much It Has Changed Over The Years

Linie C (1923/2019) According to Jo Furch: “For about half a year now, I’ve been going out almost every day to recapture old photos of Berlin as accurately as possible. I started doing this to better understand how the banality of everyday life continues despite historically extreme periods of time. Many “anchors” in the city landscape like old houses and trees help to build a bridge to... Source
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“Untypical Girls”: Early Photographs Of Women In Punk From Between The Late 1970s And Early 1990s

Punk girls with Belinda Carlisle from the Go-Go’s in the center. Los Angeles, 1978. Photo by Mike Murphy. These rarely seen, personal photographs, taken from Sam Knee’s forthcoming book, Untypical Girls: Styles and Sounds of the Transatlantic Indie Revolution, chart the rise of women in alternative music. From the advent of punk in late-70s Britain to grunge via no wave, indie... Source
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Inside The Crumbling Luxury Mansions Left Abandoned On London’s Billionaires’ Row

SWNS Haunting footage shows the decaying ruins of the multi-million pound mega-mansions left abandoned on Billionaires’ Row. The ultra-exclusive road, officially named The Bishops Avenue in Hampstead, North London is a 66-house street boasting some of the most valuable properties in Britain. More: Youtube h/t: sun Abandoned World Explorer Urban explorers ventured into some of its gigantic... Source
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Explore Neon-Lit, Cyberpunk Moscow Suburbs With This Bladerunner-Inspired Photographer

The air is grainy with mist and suspense. Passersby with smudged faces move against a backdrop of endless tower blocks and the dull sheen of wet asphalt, lit by the neon glare of signs advertising bargain stores, sex shops, and kebab kiosks. These aren’t stills from a new Ridley Scott or David Lynch film, but an Instagram account documenting the lives of the Moscow suburbs, a project of the... Source
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World Press Photo Contest 2019 Winners

The winner: crying girl on the border, by John Moore. Yanela, from Honduras, cries as her mother, Sandra Sanchez, is searched by a US border patrol agent, in McAllen, Texas, US. This image was also nominated in the “spot news” category. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images/World Press Photo 2019) General news, singles winner: the disappearance of Jamal Kashoggi, by Chris McGrath. Source
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Crow No. 5 on a scrap of Arches 140# rough (?) I think.  It doesn't seem to be coldpress and definitely not hotpress. Fluid acrylic, stamp, and watercolor. Hello Darkness, My Old Friend [Author: RH Carpenter]
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Review: Semi-Final of Portrait Artist of the Year 2019

The Semi-Final Episode of Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2019 was broadcast on Tuesday - and can still be watched via Now TV. Portait artists painting Courtney Pine The Semi... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
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RackBuddy - this Danish company is taking the...

RackBuddy - this Danish company is taking the DIY industrial pipe shelving look to a new level with simplified modular systems. Their Elements collection is particularly interesting with the wall panels you mount then attach pipes to. (Want more? See and [Author: submitted]
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Søren Rose Studio Showcases Scandinavian Modernism in NYC Loft

When it comes to renovating a loft, interior designers can’t really go wrong with Scandinavian modernism, especially when we are talking about Søren Rose Studio, a Copenhagen and New York-based, multidisciplinary design studio whose masterfully crafted interiors, products and furnishings combine Scandinavian poise with downtown grit.
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