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Friday
Feb 15, 2013
For Your Height Only is the world’s best Filipino-made James Bond movie starring a midget.
to Art by isosceles

 

Wednesday
Apr 25, 2012
Let’s hear some musicians and minor celebrities talk rant about theIlluminatialiensMontsantoHAARPchemtrailsBig Oil conspiracy,et al, shall we?
to Art by isosceles

 

Thursday
Apr 12, 2012
The Neue Slowenische Kunst is an art collective and self-declared microstate, best known for the band Laibach. Self-declared NSK citizens can attend citizen meetups.
to Art by isosceles

 

Wednesday
Apr 11, 2012
During long flights, artist Nina Katchadourian goes to the lavatory and, using toilet paper and toilet seat covers, creates self-portrait photos in the style of Flemish Renaissance paintings.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Monday
Mar 26, 2012
“What is the fourth dimension? Most people assume it is an inaccessible parallel universe that is impossible to completely understand, much like North Korea. This app lets you see it for yourself with only a minimal amount of headaches and nausea.”
to Art by joshua

 

Friday
Mar 16, 2012
Touchy is a human camera, who is blinded constantly until someone’s touch enables the opening of the automated shutters.
to Art by fool

 

Friday
Jul 27, 2007
I never expected the bleak existentialism of early Peanuts to work well with the drunken, failed machismo of Charles Bukowski but, wow, it does.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Saturday
Jul 21, 2007
Thriller as performed by prisoners in the Philippines, Bollywood, and awedding party.
to Art by fool

 

Friday
Nov 10, 2006
At War with Baraka is an underground film which syncs Fricke’sBaraka with the Flaming Lips’ At War with the Mystics.
to Art by fool

 

Saturday
Sep 23, 2006
Surreal Sock Puppet Polka
to Art by netcowboy

 

Friday
Sep 22, 2006
John Hodgmanhumor writerDaily Show correspondant andembodiment of the Windows operating system, invented and recited over guitar accompianment 700 hobo names. For those of you not content to read (or listen) and giggle, portraits of these hobos have also now been drawn
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Tuesday
Aug 29, 2006
With two films about turn-of-the-century stage magicians released in the space of as many months (The Illusionist and The Prestige) tickets to magic shows are enjoying a resurgence in popularity. Cheap slackers too lazy to go find our own show (or those of you who can’t get an invitation to The Magic Castle), rejoice! Thanks to YouTube, you can enjoy some jaw-dropping illusions from the comfort of your own home with Paper ButterflyBurger Thief or watch Penn & Teller expose a classic illusion on national television.
to Art by pjammer

 

Wednesday
May 24, 2006
Like musicians playing covers of their favorite songs, visual artists love to offer their own interpretations of famous characters from literatureand cartoons.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Thursday
May 18, 2006
Jim Woodring (whose work I am sure you’ve seen before) has his own blog, where he posts the hallucinatory artwork and elliptical commentary he is so famous for.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Tuesday
Feb 28, 2006
“A sublime showcase for the diversity and creativity of mankind.”Music? Bah, too pedestrian. Visual art? Nothing so obvious, my friend. No, it’s balloon hats of the world.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Monday
Jan 30, 2006
In February 1995, artist and strange person Myranda Didovic, working in conjunction with nutritionists at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, took a crap that measured 26 feet in length.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Friday
Jan 13, 2006
Batgirl is everywhere!
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Monday
Dec 5, 2005
Patterns!
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Wednesday
Nov 30, 2005
Children’s drawings of famous people from Calgary.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Monday
Oct 17, 2005
If hacking is just like painting, then all you programmers should be worried about your jobs.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Destroy.Hot.Action takes porn clips and visually mangles and distorts them into something like abstract art.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Friday
Oct 7, 2005
I want to balance rocks on each other for a living too!
to Art by fringehead

 

Tuesday
Sep 20, 2005
50,000 speech balloons placed on posters and ads and filled in by anonymous strangers.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Sunday
Aug 28, 2005
Art inspired by videogames or using gaming technology is all the rage these days, and Richard Horsman joins in with his translations of 2D sprites into 3D renders, with stylish and sometimes creepy results.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Wednesday
Jul 6, 2005
Boring postcards.. from Sweden!
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Friday
Jul 1, 2005
I have a strange feeling that surrealists actually kind of like it when people rip them off or (perhaps) debase their films.
to Art by fool

 

Thursday
Jun 30, 2005
If you’re ever in Seat 29E, make sure nobody is carrying any dry ice.
to Art by roo

 

Wednesday
Jun 22, 2005
The Surveillance Camera Players are using ubiquitous surveillance cameras as a stage for protest against, well, ubiquitous surveillance cameras.
to Art by faisal

 

Tuesday
Jun 7, 2005
Dave DeVries takes kids’ pictures of scary monsters and makes them a little more real and, strangely enough, a lot less scary.
to Art by fatherdan

 

Tuesday
May 24, 2005
The marriage of robotics and meat continues with the cybernetic parrot sausage.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Wednesday
May 18, 2005
Hating that nasty seascape or still-life on the Paris Econolodge wall? If you’re lucky, somebody might have left you a gift behind it.
to Art by yoyology

 

Like the Sgt. Pepper’s artwork redone by someone with OCD and two grams of meth in his bloodstream, Howard Hollis’ Picture of Everythingis a huge, annotated drawing of, well, everything.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Tuesday
Mar 22, 2005
Unrealised Moscow documents a Moscow that was never built.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Friday
Mar 18, 2005
Play those funky breaks whiteboy.
to Art by fool

 

Friday
Feb 25, 2005
To those who thought Road House was only a cult classic movie: You are wrong. Welcome to Road House: The Play.
to Art by isosceles

 

Monday
Feb 21, 2005
Grafik Dynamo takes images from Livejournal and adds text and speech balloons to create a surreal ongoing narrative.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

M-city konstruktor allows you to place stencil-shaded tiles of buildings, people and giant robots to create your own isometric cityscapes.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Thursday
Feb 10, 2005
I remember back in the day when sending a valentine was easy. Now you gotta fight for it!
to Art by 7layerburrito

 

Thursday
Jan 27, 2005
“It is for you, the viewer of the cat lady church art, to determine whether this is a fun little Lego-building hobby, or whether it’s gone over the line to full-blown Lego OCD.”
to Art by yoyology

 

Thursday
Jan 6, 2005
S.P. Dinsmoor (not to be confused with Dinsdale) began, at the age of 64, to build a monument that would stand long after he was gone. With 2,273 sacks of cement and countless tons of limestone, he constructed a “log” home and sculpture garden in Lucas, Kansas called theGarden of Eden. As if the whole place weren’t creepy enough, one of the exhibits is Dinsmoor himself, in a homemade glass-topped concrete coffin.
to Art by yoyology

 

Wednesday
Jan 5, 2005
Who said money and art can’t co-exist?
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Friday
Dec 31, 2004
After drinking that egg nog I found in the dumpster, I started to hallucinate that I could see the skeletons of cartoon characters.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Tuesday
Dec 21, 2004
Dude, don’t bogart the art.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Friday
Nov 26, 2004
Zoom in and in and in (or out and out and out) on the trippy detail of the collaborative artwork, zoomquilt.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Monday
Nov 22, 2004
“With both clown and viewer locked in an endless loop of failure anddegradation, the humor soon turns to horror.”
to Art by fatherdan

 

Tuesday
Nov 2, 2004
Horrifying and bizarre tableaus, presented by the Minnesota Association of Rogue Taxidermists.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Saturday
Oct 30, 2004
Technology enables art.
to Art by belford

 

Wednesday
Oct 20, 2004
How would a robot act if it was self-interested? Give me a coin or two, and I’ll tell you exactly how it would behave.
to Art by fool

 

Tuesday
Oct 12, 2004
Maus set in feudal JapanFlash Gordon‘s heirloomsCorporateraider wear? Call Jeff De Boer.
to Art by yoyology

 

Thursday
Aug 26, 2004
Researchers have spent years trying to uncover possible uses for spam. Political candidates have risen and fallen based solely upon the spam plank of their platforms. (Or not.) Now, one man has taking spam recycling to its truest, most genius level: cartoons.
to Art by jacquez

 

Wednesday
Aug 25, 2004
A messageboard without a topic, shaped like a tree, Ecotonohasounds straight out of 1999, but is oddly compelling. The tree grows larger and greener with every message left, and the archives are available as a screensaver.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Saturday
Jul 31, 2004
Michael O’Brien has an eclectic collection of 50’s and 60’s movie posters and weird old exploitation novel covers.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Thursday
Jul 15, 2004
Each of Jason Kronenwald’s portraits are made entirely from chewed bubblegum on a plywood backing; no paint or dye is used.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Thursday
Jul 8, 2004
Travel to exotic and beautiful India and enjoy their many colorful trashcans.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Tuesday
Jun 29, 2004
By now, GPS drawing has become old hat, so there is only one place left to take it: the third dimension.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Friday
Jun 25, 2004
Someone has gone to a lot of trouble to document graffitti of little octopuses around New York City.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Wednesday
Jun 9, 2004
Cover every roof on your block with sod, and other conceptualistpranks.
to Art by fool

 

Friday
May 21, 2004
Creepy Clown is what you get when you give a bunch of render geeks a running joke or two.
to Art by braino

 

Wednesday
May 19, 2004
If you like the aesthetic of modernist architecture but don’t have the budget for a custom-built home then perhaps modernist prefab housingis what you’re looking for.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Monday
May 17, 2004
A Case of Curioisities shows off a fascinating collection of vintage andoriginal taxidermy and other curiosities.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Wednesday
May 12, 2004
The Infinite Cat Project is attempting a grandiose internet trompe l’oeuil effect.
to Art by fringehead

 

Thursday
Apr 22, 2004
Subservient Chicken comes in many flavors.
to Art by fool

 

Thursday
Apr 15, 2004
Science fiction has always provided illustrations of the future of evolution – from H.G. Wells’s The Time Machine with its Eloi and Morlocks, to Peter Ward’s (less fiction, more science) explorationFuture Evolution. The morphological possibilities of Photoshop, however, are often overlooked. Well, no longer. Human Descent provides many examples of possible future genetic freaks.
to Art by jacquez

 

Saturday
Apr 10, 2004
Bubble wrap, Skittles, and worry fill the world of obsessive-compulsive artists.
to Art by fringehead

 

Wednesday
Apr 7, 2004
When a nice Jewish boy and a nice Chinese girl get together, and they both love food, you get Soy Vay! It’s kosher, parve, organic, and has no MSG, GMOs, or peanuts.
to Art by yoyology

 

Tuesday
Apr 6, 2004
Artist Dan Goodsell keeps an obsessive collection of advertising- and food-related toys.
to Art by fringehead

 

Sweet, sweet design porn.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Tuesday
Mar 23, 2004
The labels on fruit crates can be surprisingly well designed and evenpretty.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Monday
Mar 22, 2004
R Kelly meets Bathroom Designs
to Art by leptirica

 

Sunday
Feb 22, 2004
Nasosov paints disturbed-looking portraits, in a manner that suggests a high possibility that the artist might have experienced more-than-normal amounts of trauma strapped to the dentist chair having things hung from and attached to his face; if you have a dental appointment looming ahead next week, this might make you want to postpone it.
to Art by monde

 

Wednesday
Feb 11, 2004
I can’t stop myself from wondering if David Hasselhoff’s video is abizarre flash movie (despite evidence to the contrary).
to Art by fool

 

Wednesday
Dec 31, 2003
It is interesting to compare art composed by those under the influenceof LSD, and those experiencing psychosis.
to Art by fool

 

Sunday
Dec 21, 2003
Bert and Bud create custom-made coffins If you have a unique idea for your final rest receptacle, they can probably build it (urns too!). And here’s one just in time for Christmas! Ho ho ho!
to Art by fatherdan

 

Friday
Dec 19, 2003
Graffiti Archaeology is devoted to the documentation of graffiti-covered walls as they change over time. Use the GrafAc Explorer, to watch the graffiti ebb and flow in selected areas of San Francisco.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Die Screaming with Sharp Things in your Head. There’s really not much else to say.
to Art by yoyology

 

Wednesday
Dec 17, 2003
From the brick artist who built Han Solo in Carbonite and the Legoville Slugger, we humbly present: Achewood fanbrick.
to Art by yoyology

 

Friday
Dec 5, 2003
Matt Stuart’s photography of London is a bit like Diane Arbus’ssnapshots of New York.
to Art by fool

 

Howdy, Pardner. If those long nights on the prairie are feeling kind of lonesome, why not cuddle up with some cowgirl pinups from the 1930’s through the 1960’s? Giddyap!
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Thursday
Dec 4, 2003
“The lostlove project aims to compile stories about lost love. Users enter stories which are then linked by the lostlove engine to create a metanarrative of a relationship.”
to Art by riotnrrd

 

It’s about that time of year again. Remember, sixfold radial symmetry, and never make two alike. If you work hard, you can get pretty damnelaborate.
to Art by yoyology

 

Tuesday
Dec 2, 2003
I love comic books, but sometimes.. boy can they suck.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Monday
Dec 1, 2003
If you grew up without a crotchety grandfather filling your head with nonsense, American Folklore can give you all the tall tales and ghost stories you missed out on.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Monday
Nov 17, 2003
Out from the mud comes the lotus flowerTampon art finds new life in things we usually prefer not to find at all.
to Art by scromp

 

Back when Burning Man was just a low-key get-together, Survival Research Labs made Killer Robots. Now that the field of weapons development as art has expanded, you could easily find a personal EMP bomb, or a lethal biological pathogen vending machine at your next vernissage or festival. All this, courtesy of the Experimental Interaction Unit.
to Art by caspian

 

Friday
Nov 7, 2003
“In my attempt to realize ‘death’, I have decided to watch the dead body of a dog continuously at the coast.”
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Oh, she’s just your average playboy centerfold.
to Art by fool

 

Thursday
Oct 30, 2003
Get your cartoon on, old-style, with the Bayeux tapestry webtoon toolkit.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Friday
Oct 3, 2003
Swingin’ 50’s and 60’s design style meets web craziness in the work of Japanese artist Kazumi Nonaka.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Online art gallery Decontrol uses beautiful design and an intuitive navigational interface that doesn’t get in the way of the art.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Tuesday
Sep 30, 2003
Andy Goldsworthy’s art is not so much “outsider” as it is “out-of-doors.” He works almost entirely in nature, using the materials at hand to create pieces of extraordinaryephemeral beauty and monumentalpresence. On occasion, he does create installations, and he stunned London on Midsummer Day 2000 by allowing 13 enormous snowballsto melt on the city streets.
to Art by yoyology

 

Maggot Art is a fantastic new teaching tool for use in the elementary school setting.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Next time you ogle a swimsuit model remember that she doesn’t really look like that.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Monday
Sep 29, 2003
You have ASCII Porn. There is ASCII QuakeASCII Matrix, and ASCII Star Wars. But personally, ASCII Rock just goes too far.
to Art by imploded

 

Sunday
Sep 21, 2003
Watch Atomic Age Dog’s Cows Are Evil and never quite the same about that cool, refreshing glass of milk again.
to Art by joshua

 

Monday
Sep 15, 2003
Prepare yourself for a visually compelling headache, but a headache nonetheless.
to Art by pyrrhuloxia

 

Thursday
Sep 11, 2003
Knowledge that ‘pipe’ is french slang for blowjob allows a much more entertaining interpration to Magritte’s “ce n’est pas une pipe” caption.
to Art by fool

 

A riddle: what do steamy windowschampagnePicasso, and asphaltshare in common? A hint: something like Hirschfield’s Ninas.
to Art by fool

 

Sunday
Sep 7, 2003
Somewhere between steampunk and Max Ernst lies the magical world of the Industrial Art Gallery.
to Art by fringehead

 

Monday
Aug 25, 2003
Always be prepared to handle life’s little disasters.
to Art by fatherdan

 

Friday
Aug 22, 2003
Twexus generates imagery from a database of pictures usingsymmetry and pairing.
to Art by fool

 

Wednesday
Aug 20, 2003
Trong Lovdal has amassed an impressive collection of over 500vintage Chinese posters. Lucky for us, he’s placed images of these beautiful artworks on the web, and is even selling a few of them.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Friday
Jul 25, 2003
The aesthetics of minimalism and constuctivism are being explodedinto unusual geometries.
to Art by fool

 

Tuesday
Jul 15, 2003
If Kabuki actors could somehow render the game of Ping Pong to be superhuman, like The Matrix … oh wait, they can.
to 
Art by isosceles

 

Saturday
Jul 12, 2003
Ahh, yet another art critique message board. Don’t be surprised if some of the pictures on this one are a bit pixelated.
to Art by 7layerburrito

 

Sunday
Jun 29, 2003
When the Rube Goldberg Honda advert made the rounds, some folks noted it ripped-off The Way Things Go, but it’s not the only rip-offfloating around.
to Art by fool

 

Friday
Jun 20, 2003
Welcome to Pablo’s Art World! “A fantasy world where imagination is the master!” And where men sit on the crapper and read the newspaper.
to Art by fatherdan

 

Thursday
Jun 19, 2003
After learning about Chrissy’s Caviar, I was tempted to make a cheap joke about Roe v. Wade, but I’m much too big for that.
to Art by yoyology

 

Monday
Jun 16, 2003
Hot on the heels of April Winchell comes 365 Days, an archive of the most bizarre multimedia including the hilarious Religion for the Retarded, the pathetic Orson Welles Frozen Peas commercial, and a positively terrifying recording of Louis Farrakhan singing a calypso song about a transsexual.
to Art by isosceles

 

Saturday
Jun 7, 2003
Manhole covers may not be exciting but they are often artistic bothartistic inspiration and sometimes, art themselves. See covers fromManhattan, the United StatesRussiaHungaryLondonNorway,Japan, and France.
to Art by joshua

 

Saturday
May 31, 2003
Arthur Ganson makes fascinatingly delicate and elegant mechanical sculptures and machines. Some will take thousands of years to complete their tasks and some are astoundingly ephemeral. You can see his work at the MIT Museum and see his creations in action.
to Art by joshua

 

Monday
May 19, 2003
Everybody likes fine artriddles, and free stuff, but how often do you get all of them in one package? By the way, the horse is smilingbecause he is made of meat.
to Art by riffraff

 

Saturday
May 17, 2003
One of the most fascinating and unique pieces of horticultural and printing history are framed seed packets, which were printed nearly a century ago by manual-labor-intensive 1910-era methods that would boggle the imagination of those of us familiar with the modern-day 4-color printing process.
to Art by pjammer

 

Tuesday
May 13, 2003
Pixel Creation has a small but beautiful collection of Chinese advertising art from the 1920’s and 1930’s.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Thursday
May 8, 2003
Art meets poker at the next Green Room Gallery exhibition: Muck on the Bottom. A Texas Hold’em tournament will be conducted at the gallery using a deck of cards designed by 14 artists. Check out thetwosfoursaces, and my favorite, the satanically rockin’ six-six-sixes.
to Art by fatherdan

 

Tuesday
Apr 29, 2003
Hoaxes aside, there are animals who paint. For a couple hundred, you could own a masterpiece by Koko the gorilla or exuberant abstracts by Asian elephants.
to Art by sylvar

 

Thursday
Apr 17, 2003
If you missed this year’s art car parades in Texas, you can still see theWeapon of Mass Instruction, and visit old favorites in the Art Car Museum, and at this art industry website.
to Art by pyrrhuloxia

 

Wednesday
Apr 16, 2003
Imagenetion has an enormous collection of scanned pinups,cheesecake art, and fantasy art. Including some very, very odd peices of fan art.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Tuesday
Apr 8, 2003
The Art-o-mat project is making use of banned technology in a good cause.
to Art by fringehead

 

Sunday
Apr 6, 2003
You may look like an idiot doing it, but GPS Drawing may be just the creative outlet you’re looking for.
to Art by mrnonrespondo

 

Friday
Apr 4, 2003
Time now has a complete archive of their covers online, from first tolast. Popular searches include historical figurespopular icons, andcontroversial topics, but since it’s online, we know what people willreally be looking for.
to Art by yoyology

 

Tuesday
Apr 1, 2003
Icontown inhabitants who wish to move up to a high rise would do well to consider Mr. Wong’s Soup’partments.
to Art by buttercup

 

Monday
Mar 31, 2003
Are the wild animals around where you live not picking up the slack? Why not give them a new job?
to Art by fotbon

 

Jackson Pollock is turning in his grave right now. But is it art? (not worksafe)
to Art by isosceles

 

Friday
Mar 14, 2003
PDAs may be good for keeping appointments and organizing your address book, but are they good for making art?
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Tuesday
Mar 11, 2003
What with all the Jesuses, Elvii, and huge-eyed sad children, velvet paintings have a bad reputation for tackiness and tawdriness. Well,Voodoo Velvet intends to change all that. I think they may succeed.
to Art by riffraff

 

Thursday
Feb 27, 2003
Metalwork doesn’t have to be explicitly decorative to be beautiful. Consider, for example, stove burners and drain covers.
to Art by gator

 

Pleix contains some extraordinarily interesting and somewhat disturbing video art. Highlights include a satirical video for Plaid‘s track “Itsu” and parody commercials of a beauty kit for little girls.
to Art by fool

 

Wednesday
Feb 19, 2003
During his career as an artist, Donald Evans created hundreds of hand-painted postage stamps for imaginary countries. The influence of his works can clearly been seen in the painted and collage-workenvelopes and stamps from the Griffin and Sabine books, or the haunting surrealism of the Codex Seraphinianus.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Thursday
Feb 13, 2003
Simply start with a pencil, and remove all that is not a chainspirit, orgeometric figure
to Art by gator

 

Wednesday
Feb 5, 2003
The Remedi Project is a twelve-issue interactive art project that may trigger hours of web-surfing, productive or otherwise.
to Art by pyrrhuloxia

 

Wednesday
Jan 1, 2003
Why bother with sculpting bonsai trees when you can quickly do the same (“Zen – Without the wait!”) with a potato? They range from thesublime to the extravagant. It’s the taking the world by storm.
to Art by crikey

 

Thursday
Dec 26, 2002
Hugh MacLeod draws cartoons drawn on the back of business cards. “With life in New York being what it is, with each person being hit with a million strange, random moments a day, there’s a lot to be said for being able to fit your entire studio inside your coat pocket.
to Art by joshua

 

Wednesday
Nov 27, 2002
What is the meaning of the mysterious giant letters on the sides of mountains and hills?
to Art by joshua

 

Tuesday
Nov 26, 2002
Show Me Your Wound is a twisted little commmunity dedicated to sharing and discussing stories and images of scrapescutsburns andworse.
to Art by joshua

 

Monday
Nov 25, 2002
Guilloche patterns are the intricate sinusoidal forms created by a Rose Machine and are found in ornamental metal such as watches and are frequently used as anti-counterfeiting security devices in money andother financial paperwork .
to Art by joshua

 

Thursday
Nov 21, 2002
Who would have thought that your paint-by-number that you toiled over as an 8 year old would be of any value to anyone other than your mom? From nudes to portraits of Jesus, paint-by-numbers are taking America by storm… again! But wait, there’s more, now you can even have your very own customized picture to paint!
to Art by mrnonrespondo

 

Thursday
Nov 7, 2002
Upload a photograph to LEGO and they will sell you only the parts you need to construct a mosaic. This can be taken to extremes.
to Art by urog

 

Tuesday
Oct 29, 2002
Witness the intriguing interactive art of Project Euh. In particular, the collaborative “scribble board” and the strangely symmetric graphical poll.
to Art by geofforama

 

Monday
Oct 28, 2002
Scientists are pretty sure men cannot actually lactate, but that doesn’t stop some from trying.
to Art by joshua

 

Someone put a lot of effort into their haunted dollhouseEspecially impressive is the miniature jack-o-lantern complete with pumpkin snotand the tiny party snacks.
to Art by lucky

 

Tuesday
Oct 22, 2002
Everything nowadays is self-referential art, even auctions.
to Art by fringehead

 

Friday
Oct 18, 2002
Tove Jansson, author of the popular “moomintroll” children’s books, once illustrated a Swedish version of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit.”
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Thursday
Oct 17, 2002
In the deep of summer, 200 sign painters invade Mars, PA.
to Art by goboro

 

When art is outlawed, only outlaws will create art.
to Art by fatherdan

 

Friday
Oct 11, 2002
It’s a fusebox that pushes things down staircases and removes stubborn stains and other surreal inventions of the Prior-Art-O-Matic.
to Art by fool

 

Wednesday
Oct 9, 2002
“Driven by a dream I had at the age of twenty-three during my junior year at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas, I began to draw pigs with wings. I drew pigs with wings over and over until, during my senior year, I realized it might be possible to actually create a real winged pig by employing tattoos.”
to Art by joshua

 

Friday
Oct 4, 2002
Sploshing, a rather British phenomenon, is best described as the food fight as foreplay. Like all fetishes, sploshing yields mixed results – while some find it incredibly arousing, others are just left feeling cold and wet.
to Art by lux

 

Thursday
Oct 3, 2002
René Magritte showed that through the juxtapositon of commonobjects in unexpected yet ordinary settings, the normal becomessurreal. This is called magic realism. So, therefore, have magic realistsdesigned the new state quarters?
to Art by fatherdan

 

Wednesday
Oct 2, 2002
Typophile’s Smaller Picture is an attempt to collectively design a typeface.
to Art by joshua

 

Tuesday
Oct 1, 2002
Laurie Hogin is a very interesting artist. A fan of 17th Century Flemish painting styles, she applies them to a wide variety of otherwise mundane and cuddly animal subjects. Except, terrifyingly, sometimes said subjects are neither mundane nor cuddly.
to Art by isosceles

 

Sunday
Sep 22, 2002
Banksy’s stencil art has been causing panic on the streets of London, or at least wonder about who’s behind the slippery samizdat.
to Art by fool

 

Thursday
Sep 19, 2002
Holy #%£*!!! You think you have the @#*! to be a master obscenity-generator like Pete and Ray or Red of the Tube BarLucky Pierreneeds your most finely woven obscenities for their Swear Line Project. So, what the #@&Ø is your #&@-ing problem you, @#%? Do you need #@$%!-ing inspiration?
to Art by fatherdan

 

Thursday
Aug 22, 2002
Ah… so many tampons, so many different uses. From aquariums tobondage and counseling, Tamponart is the solution for all your needs!
to Art by leptirica

 

Friday
Aug 16, 2002
Origami: animalvegetablemineral.
to Art by goboro

 

Tuesday
Jul 23, 2002
In the unlikely surroundings of Death Valley, California, an opera house has been running for more than 30 years. Owner Marta Becketand her work are the subject of a documentary film now as well.
to Art by fringehead

 

Friday
Jul 12, 2002
On November 16, 1974, a self-decoding message was sent from Arecibo Observatory towards the M13 globular cluster.
On August 21, 2001, their response arrived.
to 
Art by joshua

 

Thursday
Jul 11, 2002
You haven’t lived until you’ve seen Cobra: The Musical.
to Art by isosceles

 

Friday
Jun 28, 2002
The secret lives of numbers: “an exhaustive empirical study to determine the relative popularity of every integer between zero and one million.”
to Art by fool

 

Friday
Jun 21, 2002
When building with Legos, it is good to have plans and pieces, but what you really need is an idea with a bang.
to Art by mercaptan

 

Wednesday
Jun 5, 2002
Real-life Miltons of the world have expressed such demand for red Swingline staplers that a second-hand market in painted units boomed on eBay until Swingline introduced their own.
to Art by joshua

 

Tuesday
Jun 4, 2002
From the rather mundane to verging on artscientific glass.
to Art by goboro

 

Thursday
May 30, 2002
Women have been getting (and giving) tattoos in America (and Europe) for longer than you might think.
to Art by bruce

 

Wednesday
May 22, 2002
No program conveys more geek cred than the screen saver.
to Art by joshua

 

Before digital video effects, there were analog video synthesizers. One of these, the Scanimate, still has afficonados today.
to Art by gator

 

Tuesday
May 14, 2002
Beefcakebeefcakebeefcake.
to Art by cain

 

Thursday
May 2, 2002
Masterfully combining Domokun, a Japanese oddity, with Steve Ballmer, an American oddity, results in the mind-boggling funny work of a Hivehaus and Echo23 collaboration: Domopers. Clearly, the next step has to involve Domokun and a Chris Cunningham-style Aphex Twin Windowlicker video montage.
to Art by dnm

 

Sunday
Apr 28, 2002
For those who like to create alphabets, there’s always Alphabet Soup,a neat software toy that turns starter glyphs into strange mutations.
to Art by isosceles

 

Friday
Apr 19, 2002
Please contribute to the Bra Ball! As of February 2002 it stands at four feet high and weighs eight hundred pounds. It will be complete when it reaches five feet four inches, the height of the average American woman. Also check out the “herstory” of the ball and read the artist’s statement.
to Art by lucky

 

Thursday
Apr 11, 2002
Art is shit.
to Art by nucleus

 

Friday
Apr 5, 2002
The Museum of Online Museums is an intriguing collection of … intriguing collections.
to Art by joshua

 

Wednesday
Apr 3, 2002
Jam:Tokyo-London brings together samples of artists, photographers, DJs, and fashionistas from the cities at the either end of Eurasia, all via a Dig-Dug-esque interface from website design mongers Airside. If you’re into Performance/video, fart!
to Art by saucy

 

Thursday
Mar 21, 2002
Be you a dentisttrucker, or juggler, know that Jesus is “With you always”.
to Art by fool

 

Wednesday
Mar 20, 2002
Think you draw comics well? Get ready to have a nice long cry. Now you can watch genius comic artists battle it out at the PolyKarbon Fight Club.
to Art by 7layerburrito

 

Thursday
Mar 14, 2002
Who created those bat’s ass insane paintings in Wes Anderson’s The Royal TenenbaumsBad-boy artist Miguel Calderonof course.
to Art by fatherdan

 

Tuesday
Mar 12, 2002
Pop art depictions of Abe Lincoln knocking some fool upside the headand Bea Arthur wrestling velocraptors need no introduction.
to Art by fool

 

Saturday
Mar 9, 2002
The Les Toil Big Beautiful Pin-Up Gallery is marvelousLes Toil has his critics but Camryn Manheim’s letter has probably made up for that. Damn, I want to be a Les Toil Girl!
to Art by lucky

 

Tuesday
Mar 5, 2002
I hope you don’t have Euphobia, because here’s some good news. Now everybody (except for you Epistemophobics) can enjoy all of your favorite phobias on one page! So as long as you aren’t aHypengyophobe, be responsible and educate yourself.
to Art by 7layerburrito

 

Monday
Mar 4, 2002
Why, I bet this Web site is surreal, dream-like, bizarre, eccentric…in a word LYNCHIAN. Be sure to click “What’s Inside.” JUMP ON IT!!!
to Art by fatherdan

 

Monday
Feb 18, 2002
Hotels have been built out of ice. Everyone from the ancient Balineseto Frank Lloyd Wright has built on water. But the NY architectsDiller+Scofidio are the only ones wacko enough to try creating a building out of water vapor (or so it will seem). Visit at Swiss Expo ’02, assuming it works.
to Art by belford

 

Sunday
Feb 17, 2002
Thanks to the dilligent efforts of some inspired people, you too can beworld famous for fifteen minutes.
to Art by engelbot

 

Friday
Feb 15, 2002
If you thought Richard D. James was a bad girl, wait until you seeDubbya!
to Art by fringehead

 

Wednesday
Feb 13, 2002
Ännihilationdee-generationnavigationinformationautomation,presentationtextualizationvisualizationWhoa.
to Art by roo

 

Sunday
Feb 10, 2002
Sure, Serial Experiments: Lain was mind-bending. Perfect Blue andBlood: The Last Vampire were scary (in their own ways) as well. TheKikia flash animation, however, nearly frightened me to death.
to Art by caspian

 

Tuesday
Jan 29, 2002
Children’s book cover art + Photoshop = Pure Genius
to Art by roo

 

Friday
Jan 18, 2002
There’s just something about guano. Thanks to the marvels of the Internet, anyone from anywhere can now own Inca Magic Sea Bird Guano. But be careful, guano cleanup is no laughing matter. And if you find yourself with a mess too big to handle, why not ask El Guano foradvice?
to Art by dantessa

 

Friday
Jan 11, 2002
Industrious Clock erases and then one-ups the venerable old Dali Clock.
to Art by fool

 

Friday
Jan 4, 2002
Jasmine Watson has done a great deal of work on costuming jewelry for Xena and Hercules. However, right now she’s getting more attention for designing the Elven jewelry in The Lord of the Ringsmovies. (Compare Tolkien’s descriptions of Elven designs and emblems.)
to Art by belford

 

Thursday
Jan 3, 2002
Tetsuya Nagato presents Me and My Monkey (In 32 Locations)
to Art by wheezer

 

Friday
Dec 28, 2001
Fingerpainting doesn’t refer to people painting on their fingers; so why should bodypainting refer to people painting on their bodies? Wouldn’t real “bodypainting” actually be more like this?
to Art by onigame

 

Friday
Dec 14, 2001
Why bother going insane? Now there’s The Woodcutter.
to Art by asosa

 

Sunday
Nov 25, 2001
Remember the little rush of pleasure the first time your brain was forced to question itself by the tessellationsoptical deceptions andserene beauty of M.C. Escher? Relive that sense of wonder with a few of his artistic heirs: Kelly Houle and István Orosz specialize in “catoptric anamorphosis” (the art of distorting an image such that you need a mirror to correct it). Their visions include the unexpected,poetic, and flat-out impossible.
to Art by cricket

 

Thursday
Nov 15, 2001
When will those wacko militant environmentalists realize that man-made objects can be just as beautiful and haunting as any found innature?
to Art by highlyacidic

 

Friday
Oct 26, 2001
Carnivore, a open source (based on tcpdump) art installation with anobvious inspiration sniffs your data and interprets it in creative ways.
to Art by wheezer

 

Thursday
Oct 25, 2001
Your computer is on massive doses of chip-melting, brainbusting psychosis-inducing drugs of the type available only to machine intelligence. Might as well just hang on tight and enjoy the ride… there is no escaping the resulting chaos-&+=#@………^^^…….^.
to Art by monde

 

Saturday
Oct 20, 2001
Hello! I am Dutch, and I am collecting police sculptures.
to Art by fatherdan

 

Wednesday
Oct 10, 2001
Richard Fenwick brings you RND#, a study of our relationship with technology in short-film form. Currently the six completed films of a grand total of one hundred are viewable online, or if you’re in thegeneral proximity of the Resfest 2001, check out some of the screenings there!
to Art by wheezer

 

Coming soon to a museum near you: giant inflatable pink bunnies.
to Art by lampbane

 

Wednesday
Sep 26, 2001
Every hobby has its dark side.
to Art by joshua

 

Monday
Sep 24, 2001
Tour the Kokomo Opalescent Glass factory and look at samples oftheir products.
to Art by gator

 

Monday
Sep 10, 2001
Learn to sculpt and work with concrete.
to Art by gator

 

Tuesday
Sep 4, 2001
Add an unusual touch to an event with living statues.
to Art by tregoweth

 

Thursday
Aug 23, 2001
For those of you interested in making your own magnetic ferrofluidsculptures, order a liter of the magic goo from Carolina scientific supplies. Or make your own (certrifuge, toxic chemicals and mutagens are required). For the more dedicated researchers, the original paper that this technique is based on can be ordered from the JCE.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Wednesday
Aug 22, 2001
The strange odyssey of Crispin Glover: From Happy Days, toHollywood, to a bizarre confrontation with David Letterman, to fiction writing, to music and spoken word recordings, to real estate, to avant garde cinema and performance art, and back to Hollywood, Crispin Glover might be called a modern day DaVinci..or something like that.
to Art by asosa

 

Tuesday
Aug 21, 2001
By far, the most intriguing art piece at SIGGRAPH this year was“Protrude, Flow” by Japanese artists Sachiko Kodama and Minako Takeno. The installation consisted of a shallow pool of a “magnetic fluid” (extremely fine iron filings suspended in oil) that could be manipulated by computer-controlled magnets into beautiful and startling shapes. A upcoming installation, “Pulsate” uses similar technology. Make sure to watch the video (large or small).
to Art by riotnrrd

 

n3xt.com has beautiful short Flash loop art. Not stinky art at all.
to Art by nelson

 

Monday
Aug 20, 2001
Check out abandoned-places.com for gorgeous photos of decayed industrial sites in Europe.
to Art by gator

 

Friday
Aug 10, 2001
Having been used in the medical field for some time, plastination has become fairly common in medical schools. It comes as no surprise thatDr. Gunther von Hagens has taken it a step further and created anexhibit where you can see a large selection of plastinated bodies. One of the most impressive might be the plastinated rider and his horse.
to Art by cain

 

Wednesday
Aug 8, 2001
More ambitious than shining lasers at the moon is the KEO project. From the mind of the artist Jean-Marc Phillipe the project is a trippy combination between a satellite, an art project, a time capsule and a space bird. It is due to be launched in 2003 and passively orbit the Earth for 50 000 years before returning to the planet (they’ve put somethought into that part). The design includes wings that “flap” (courtesy of high tech shape memory alloys and heat from the sun). And the time capsule aspect? Everyone is invited to submit up to 4 pages of text that will be stored on the payload of CD roms. While this isn’t the onlyspace art game in town it is interesting to note that there have been sculptures on MIR and Andy Warhol has work on the Moon.
to Art by gsean

 

Tuesday
Aug 7, 2001
If enough people point laser pointers at the moon, will anything happenProbably not, but I’m still going to get some new batteries for my pointer.
to Art by tregoweth

 

Monday
Aug 6, 2001
While the Internet Movie Database is a great reference, the plot summaries leave a bit to be desired. Sometimes I’m just too busy to sit through some movie and discover the inane ending and exactly what happens so I can spoil the movie for all my friends or nitpick endlessly.
to Art by joshua

 

Sunday
Jul 29, 2001
If you’re planning on becoming a disruptive urban performance artist, please consult this handy guide first to avoid repeating the work of previous geniuses.
to Art by fringehead

 

Tuesday
Jul 24, 2001
Are dull, boring air sickness bags making you queasy? Don’t worry,design for chunks is on the task.
to Art by dennis

 

Thursday
Jul 19, 2001
The Seemen are bringing their brand of amiable hands-on mechanical destruction to New York this weekend.
to Art by gator

 

Wednesday
Jul 11, 2001
Doll heads freak the shit out of me.
to Art by fatherdan

 

Tuesday
Jul 10, 2001
Academic and non-scholarly writing about lynching is well and good. But nothing brings home the brutality like photos and postcards.
to Art by keiths

 

Thursday
Jul 5, 2001
If you’re like me, there are some days you just can’t get enoughtentacle porn. So take a moment and let Shokushu teach you how tocreate your own.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Wednesday
Jul 4, 2001
The LAPD carries an extensive list of stolen art on their website. LA natives might want to keep an eye out for a Dali, a first edition of James Joyce’s Ulysses, a Rembrandt, or a box of Tide with some doodles on it.
to Art by skallas

 

Wednesday
Jun 20, 2001
I can’t say that I’ve ever seen shockwave animation more weirddrug-induced, yet strangely alluring, than that by Mumbleboy.
to Art by singe

 

Tuesday
Jun 19, 2001
If you go to jail and haven’t studied the Prisoners Dictionary, the other inmates will make fun of you for learning your lingo from Oz, and the rappers will make fun of you for learning your lingo from Vanilla Ice, the vatos locos will make fun of you for learning your argot fromtelemundo, the hipsters will make fun of you for learning your jive fromScooby Doo, the droogs will make fun of you for learning your nadsatfrom old russian ladies, the Fremen will make fun of you for learning your lingo from the Atreides, and the Klingons will make fun of you for learning your Klingon from the Federation.
to Art by mrnonrespondo

 

Wednesday
May 23, 2001
No, the schmucky Peter Chung isn’t the same Peter Chung who didAeon Flux. What’s he been up to recently? Some bizarre commercialsfor Rally’s Hamburgers.
to Art by nyarl

 

In the grand tradition of Cynthia Plaster Caster, now you can make aplaster copy of your own (or someone else’s) penis.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Raymond Queneau’s “Exercises in Style” has had influence in other media, including the comic exercises of Matt Madden (and others including Dave Lasky), as well as in the medium of film by Evan Mather (you know, the farting Yoda guy?)
to Art by crikey

 

Tuesday
May 22, 2001
Melissa Falzone is the world’s foremost Etch-A-Sketch artist. You can relive the crappy renditions you made as a youth with this on-line simulator.
to Art by skallas

 

Wednesday
May 16, 2001
Welcome to the weird world of Glen Baxter.
to Art by borges

 

Friday
May 4, 2001
Based on the events chronicled in the Weekly World News, it’s Bat Boy: The Musical.
to Art by tregoweth

 

Friday
Apr 20, 2001
Stuck in a creative bind? You can retrace your stepsdecorate, decoratetidy up, or ponder the history of Brian Eno’s oblique strategies.
to Art by riddle

 

Aeclectic tarot is the best tarot deck database online. It lists over 250 decks by category, such as the well-known Rider-Waite Tarot, the classic Thoth Tarot, the remarkable Dali Universal Tarot, and even such self-published gems as the simple Stick Figure Tarot, the questionable Babylon 5 Tarot, the remarkable Curious Tarot, and the mixed-message Rock & Roll TarotReviews and links to order available decks make each entry interesting.
to Art by eclipse

 

Tuesday
Apr 17, 2001
Is cubicle life getting you down? That stash of trail mix isn’t helping? Maybe you should check out some of those motivational posters in the lunchroom. Maybe not. At least you can take heart in knowing thatsome corporations spend a lot more on art, such as your boss’stotemistic statue to keep the stock price up.
to Art by saucy

 

Monday
Apr 16, 2001
Neil Cicierega continues the insane flashmovie triend with his Animutation Hyakugojyuuichi!!! Links have been fixed – Editor.
to Art by wheezer

 

Sunday
Apr 15, 2001
if you’re into vinyl coveredblood drenchedspoken word artists(broken word, rather), who’ve toured with KMFDM, then Nicole Blackman is right up your alley.
to Art by sungo

 

Tuesday
Apr 10, 2001
It didn’t start or end with Serrano’s Piss Christ. No, indeed, urine has along and storied history in 20th century art.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Monday
Apr 9, 2001
Do you remember playing Dungeons and Dragons in the late 70s and early 80s? Do you remember what you were like back then? Unfortunately for you, someone does remember all to well. Worse yet, they’ve made a little movie about it.
to Art by rfh

 

Thursday
Mar 29, 2001
Ionel Talpazan was “abducted” (by who—or rather “what”I’m sure you can guess) as a child, and since then he has drawn and redrawnthe ship that carried him off.
to Art by fatherdan

 

Wednesday
Mar 28, 2001
Joseph Cornell was a gentle fellow from Brooklyn who corresponded with Marcel Duchamp and other powerhouse French artists, and produced lyrically lovely shadow boxes.
to Art by fatherdan

 

Thursday
Mar 8, 2001
Earthquake as artist: a sand-tracing pendulum captures the recent quake in Seattle.
to Art by joshua

 

Tuesday
Mar 6, 2001
It’s not a wedding without a personalized wedding coloring book.
to Art by tregoweth

 

Wednesday
Feb 14, 2001
Express your Valentine’s desire in eight letters on a Candy Heart or borrow someone else’s.
to Art by joshua

 

Tuesday
Feb 6, 2001
You don’t have to be in prison or even behind bars to make your own license plates.
to Art by mrbill

 

Thursday
Jan 25, 2001
Ralph Nader’s “Untold Story” is a factual and harsh indictment against the commercial media.
to Art by skallas

 

Turns out those “how to steal this car” stickers in Perth were a form of art, called Installation Art, for the Perth International Arts Festival. Police are not amused, but are they ever?
to Art by krisjohn

 

Monday
Jan 22, 2001
Stickers with car stealing instructions are being found on cars in Perth. Is this performance art, or an Oz version of Seattle’s recent monoliths?
to Art by krisjohn

 

Friday
Jan 19, 2001
Mainzer cat postcards demonstrate the effect of the cute meeting with the deeply disturbing.
to Art by fatherdan

 

Monday
Jan 15, 2001
It’s Finding Kitten, published by O’Reilly and Associates.
to Art by gator

 

Thursday
Jan 11, 2001
Last Sept. you were introduced to Icontown. Now you can create your own pixel-art avatar at Stor.co.uk. Yay pixel art!
to Art by krisjohn

 

Friday
Jan 5, 2001
If what you really want to do is direct, you can make your very own Flash movie at DFILM. Or, at the Swedish site Fjällfil, make a music video…with a cow.
to Art by idat

 

Sunday
Dec 31, 2000
Who are those blue guys obliquely shilling for IntelBlue Man Group, acclaimed theatrical performers and Mac users.
to Art by tregoweth

 

Thursday
Dec 21, 2000
NY artistroadtripper and film maker John D. Freyer auctions off pieces of his life including a selection of polyester shirtshis false teeth60’s safety glassesa 70’s plastic phone, and unopened gifts for his family.
to Art by loothi

 

Tuesday
Dec 19, 2000
What exactly is a Graphomanic? Apparently, it’s someone who’sobsessed with the desire to write or has the desire to be obsessive about writing, or something. That could include an entire printed bookor an amusing short story. Of course, the best, though, is when writing in response to fortune cookies. Life is just much better when your fortune cookies are interactive.
to Art by mdm

 

Friday
Dec 8, 2000
For those who love those colourful building blocks for kids and also six wacky Englishmen (and their minstrel), we are proud to present Monty Python and the Holy Grail in LegoVision.
to Art by sck

 

Wednesday
Dec 6, 2000
Carvin Rinehart’s luminous photographs are modern interpretations of timeless subjects, such as St. Lucy, the Death of Hyacinth, the dying of the Oak King, and various tarot cards.
to Art by idat

 

Tuesday
Nov 28, 2000
Elout de Kok‘s Java-based interactive art will keep you fascinated for hours. My favorites are LouiseBezup and ZabZero.
to Art by joshua

 

Saturday
Nov 25, 2000
Acne are a Swedish design collective. As well as creating ad campaigns they think it’s cool to make jeanssell synthesisers and create retro style web games. All with a unique design style.
to Art by lee

 

Wednesday
Nov 22, 2000
OPP: Other People’s Property. PGP: Other people’s genitals.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Tuesday
Nov 21, 2000
In a strange case of technology copying artGiven Imaging is planning to sell a camera you can swallow.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Face it, we all die. However, what better way to spend all of eternity than as a piece of artwork?
to Art by kade

 

Monday
Nov 20, 2000
The same sophisticated country that brought us cane toads andkangaroo scrotum change purses comes (ahem) Puppetry of the PenisWatch as Morley and Friend bend and twist their penises into sculptures and celebrity impressions.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Thursday
Nov 16, 2000
Is this really the work of a 13-year-old?
to Art by wheezer

 

Tuesday
Nov 14, 2000
It may not be approved by the Weekly World News, but someone has worked out Bat Boy: The Musical, complete with downloadable music.
to Art by enigma

 

Sunday
Nov 12, 2000
Exhibiting in the Royal Academy’s Apocalypse exhibition is pop promo director Chris Cunningham. His exhibit is Flex, a 17 minute video of abstract sexual activity with music composed by Cunningham favourite the Aphex Twin. Cunningham has been touted as the man who will bring Neuromancer to the big screen, if you want an idea of what that will look like, check out some of his previous work.
to Art by lee

 

Wednesday
Nov 8, 2000
Karl Sims‘ groundbreaking 1994 Evolving Virtual Creatures featured a fascinating movie of the behavior of evolved artificial creatures in simulated physical environments – and took unbelievable amounts of computational power to create. Modern day systems such asFramsticks and Ventrella’s Gene Pool and Darwin allow you to evolve your own artificial creatures on your desktop computer.
to Art by joshua

 

Tuesday
Oct 31, 2000
‘Tis time of year to again artfully lop up a gourd: even with this late start, one has all sorts of wonder to aspire to.
to Art by goboro

 

Monday
Oct 30, 2000
Spice up your desktop with amazing wallpaper backgrounds atEndEffect.
to Art by kade

 

Thursday
Oct 26, 2000
SoulBath: the banner ad is the enemy.
to Art by pjammer

 

Tuesday
Oct 24, 2000
Is it science or art…or both or neither…when a man decides to create a living glowing green bunny by using genetic splicing?
to Art by monde

 

French dadaistic Flash-orgy greatness.
to Art by wheezer

 

Monday
Oct 23, 2000
Any website with a feature called “Daily Pimpsteak”, a game described as “Pin the mustache on the drunk midget” (warning: Flash plugin required), and a name like speefnarkle is fine in my book.
to Art by xrayjones

 

Tuesday
Oct 17, 2000
The first Earthlings in space were dogs and they all got some greatcommemorative stamps.
to Art by skallas

 

Monday
Oct 16, 2000
Need to explain recent cultural history to a gamer friend? Try thisexhibit of notable events redone in a format that might be more familiar.
to Art by fringehead

 

Tuesday
Oct 10, 2000
Go is a really interesting 4,000 year old chinese board game, but it can be puzzling to beginners. However, if you have a win32 box handy, there is a free version of the excellent Many Faces of Go software that contains a great interactive version of the “The Way to Go” tutorial. If you get good and start beating the computer opponent too easily, take on human opponents in realtime via the Internet Go Server.
to Art by obvious

 

Saturday
Oct 7, 2000
ASCII art was born out of a resource poor computing environment, but with the advent of the web, new variations are popping up. I particularly dig this piece.
to Art by dnm

 

Tuesday
Oct 3, 2000
Precious Moments for hipsters.
to Art by skallas

 

Tuesday
Sep 26, 2000
The PBS show, Mystery! (which features the art of Edward Gorey (1925-2000)) has little Macromedia Director games on their site, done in the same artistic style.
to Art by enigma

 

Wednesday
Sep 20, 2000
Don’t care much for Swedish furniture? Do you prefer Xen-like surroundings? Check out some furniture that looks like it’s gonna eat you.
to Art by singe

 

Friday
Sep 15, 2000
When Hello-Kitty like bears attack children, especially underunsuspecting and innocent circumstances.
to Art by skallas

 

Such a tragedy that the great Rodin was not able to use the sculptural medium of Rice Krispies Treats®.
to Art by tregoweth

 

Tuesday
Sep 12, 2000
The beauty of many seemingly mundane or uninteresting objects and substances is often revealed when viewed at extremely high magnification. In the case of quite a few integrated circuits, however, you might notice odd bits of artwork that’ve been snuck in by the engineers.
to Art by singe

 

So your neighbors now have zero-volume single-surface glass Klein bottles, eh? Upstage them with a knitted Klein bottle. Or this wider spectrum of fibrous topology-wear, including the knitted Mobius strip yarmulke and Fortunato’s Purse. Remember, knitted surfaces canintersect without cutting a hole in either one…
to Art by belford

 

Friday
Sep 8, 2000
Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries, the product of a South Korean artist, featuers perhaps the most original and least flashy use of flash I’ve ever seen.
to Art by kapital

 

Wednesday
Sep 6, 2000
Golan Levin, from the MIT Media Lab’s Aesthetics and Computational Group recently demonstrated his Audio-Visual Environment Suite(AVES) is a set of five interactive systems which allow people to create and perform abstract animation and sound in real time. Golan’s home page also contains java versions of many of his previous pieces, including MeshyStripe, and Blebs.
to Art by joshua at Ars Electronica

 

Monday
Sep 4, 2000
At a point where avatars that look like taller Fisher-Price Little Peoplemeet in chat rooms is Mobiles Disco, where you talk, drink, dance, and just look plain cute while doing it. Be careful that you go in the right disco however, especially if you don’t know Finnish.
to Art by mrradon

 

Toby Dammit 
to Art by peterb

 

Sunday
Sep 3, 2000
Imagine what a happy guy Eddie Breen would be if he were turned loose in the Museum of Bad Art with a full palette of his bright, tempera-like paints and given carte blanche to do what he does best: make “piggyback art”…which is, essentially, taking odious thrift shop paintings and augmenting them a little.
to Art by monde

 

Tissue Culture & Art is a research and development project into the use of tissue technologies as a medium for artistic expression. The project is currently creating semi-living “Worry Dolls”, named after theWorry Dolls of Guatemala.
to Art by joshua at Ars Electronica

 

Saturday
Sep 2, 2000
Icon Town is a village of pixels in which each resident resides in their own 32×32 icon.
to Art by joshua at Ars Electronica

 

Thursday
Aug 31, 2000
What history could have been if we gave up on violence and embracedmusic.
to Art by skallas

 

Sunday
Aug 13, 2000
Advice from clowns on how to deal with kids who are deathly afraid of them. Which must be a pretty deep seated fear considering there’s at least one Clownophobics anonymous program and a site which collects negative clown experiences. Clownz.com is a nice resource for anti-clown activity including a hilarious article on a newspaper choosing John Wayne Gacy’s clown photo for promoting Clown Week.
to Art by skallas

 

Monday
Aug 7, 2000
Improvisation meets Manga at Impromanga where amateur illustrators collaborate on various comic book story arcs in the popular Japanese Anime style. I especially like the “consciousness in the machine” storyAnimate Objects.
to Art by skallas

 

Tuesday
Jul 11, 2000
The Alessi design shop in Italy is justly well-known for its fabuloushistory of design successes by well-known artists. How then to explainMr. Suicide?
to Art by fringehead

 

Sunday
Jul 2, 2000
What do you do if you can’t make it to New York City for Macy’s Fourth of July Spectacular or hire the Grucci Brothers to put on a personal fireworks show? While we do NOT condone it, if you’re willing to risk your personal safety, you can definitely buy or make the munitions to put on your own fireworks show (so long as you cooperate with your applicable state laws).
to Art by rich

 

One of the best and strangest things about America is the Museum of Jurrasic Technology in Los Angeles. Part museum of oddities and partsituationist art peice, it was written about in the book “Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonder” by Lawrence Weschler. (Warning: the book contains spoilers about certain exhibits). If you can read German, make sure to check out the website of the MoJT’s sister institution: the Karl Ernst Osthaus Muesum.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Thursday
Jun 29, 2000
Want that cool Swedish look in your apartment, but can’t afford Ikea? Consult an expert on Dumpster Diving. But, foraging for furniture at the curb won’t be easy. Check out the rules of the road(side), including tipson how to seek out those elusive free computers.
to Art by rich

 

It’s nice to see an online magazine addressing an issue that’s beenbothering me for quite a while: people getting tattoos they don’t understand. Particularly obvious are non-Asian people gettingChinese or Japanese characters tattooed on them without taking the fairly obvious step of finding out exactly what the characters mean. Kudos to Viceland for the article; although the relentless style-poseurchic gets a little old, some of their articles are well worth a read. Especially their guides to giving men and women oral sex.
to Art by elder

 

Wednesday
Jun 28, 2000
It used to be that graffiti artists concentrated their best efforts onsubways, but now it seems almost everything is fair game for graffiti, even moosepigs, and cows. But, yuppies?
to Art by rich

 

Thursday
Jun 22, 2000
GreatBuildings.com is an online database of important architectural works. Great stuff in the modern section like the Tokyo International Forum.
to Art by akk

 

Friday
Jun 2, 2000
Everyone should make disinfo.com a standard sub-culture semantic drive-by on their morning web cruise.
to Art by dnm

 

Tuesday
May 30, 2000
Erotic photography overrated you say? Fine. Perhaps you’d like some not real good gay erotic drawings instead. Of men with moustaches. Whatever it is that compels people to put their art online, like to sell it for instance, is not exactly the same urge as the people who put their art online just because they can. Not necessarily because they aregood artists, but because they are sincere, right? Some gay erotic drawings aren’t too bad, facial hair again being the theme, but then again this art at Mike’s Bear Gallery is for sale.
to Art by mrradon

 

Monday
May 15, 2000
The Final Curtain is a company that allows creative individual to design their own final resting places. A wacky ideas (which the mediajumped all over). Too bad it was a hoax perpetrated by the notoriousJoey Skaggs.
to Art by rsf

 

Sunday
May 14, 2000
Vir2L is some serious web designer eye-candy. Oy vey.
to Art by succa

 

Friday
May 12, 2000
The Greenmap System is an effort to promote awareness of environmental resources in urban communities with maps. You can use them to find organic produce in New York City, cherry blossoms inKyoto, or nature reserves near Pittsburgh. Some of them are prettier than others, but I won’t share my bias. Check the complete list of mapped areas.
to Art by akk

 

Monday
May 8, 2000
If you’ve never completely overcome the mysterious pre-pubescent stirrings in the nether regions of your crime-fighting outfit elicited byJulie Newmar as Catwoman (and who among us has, really?), what better way to while away your ostensible adulthood than downloading images of cheesecake photos with superhero outfits airbrushed over them? The first and best “digital manipulation artist” is Rik van Koert from 4F Creations. Most of his numerous imitators are predictably terrible, though there are a few talented up-and-comers.
to Art by cricket

 

Sunday
May 7, 2000
Dumbrella calls itself the “dumbest portal ever,” and although it doesn’t seem to be fully functional, it is sponsored by some pretty smart sites. Each has the user send in a phrase, and the site owner might create a piece of art out of it. narbotic composes songs, explodingdog draws pictures, and Dancing Cartoon Productions makes movies. For example, the phrase “i don’t think mom likes me anymore, now that she’s got her new dishwasher” inspired the guy at explodingdog to draw this.
to Art by earmouse

 

Monday
May 1, 2000
Margaret and Walker Keane’s “big eye” paintings: you’ve seen them atthrift stores and hanging in trailer parks, but I’ll bet you didn’t knowthey’re collectable.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Saturday
Apr 29, 2000
Living in the Burgh, I’ve taken a shine to David Bliwas’ photos ofvarious area landmarks.
to Art by mpc

 

Friday
Apr 28, 2000
The Clones of Guelph is a beautiful story that seems to be fiction, but is actually an account written down after the fact of a mentally ill person’s shattered view of Guelph from the inside during a period “off meds”, as we say.
to Art by arkuat

 

Wednesday
Apr 26, 2000
Scott Snibe has produced several interesting art pieces involving computer algorithms such as Voronoi Diagrams. Two of his earlier works, Gravilux and Motion Sketch are reproduced as java applets and are quite amusing to play with.
to Art by joshua

 

Tuesday
Apr 25, 2000
It may be a personal home page, but it’s also art and social commentary that embraces the limitations of the Web medium. That islanguid.
to Art by borges

 

Sunday
Apr 16, 2000
Tetris is more than just a game. Especially at fourteen stories high.
to Art by eclipse

 

Thursday
Apr 13, 2000
The appropriately-named domain weirdart.com is home to Timothy Patrick Butler, who does some very twisted things with his inkpen. I think he and R.S. Connett (creator of Vomitus Maximus) may have been separated at birth. (And they both live in my home city of San Francisco…further testament to the notion that there’s got to be something in the air here that makes for a large proportion of twistedly talented people. )
to Art by monde

 

Tuesday
Apr 11, 2000
ThreeJane3 Productions: Disturbing toys for disturbed people.
to Art by riffraff

 

Thursday
Apr 6, 2000
Hey, when did opera posters get so, um, interesting?
to Art by boneyard

 

Monday
Mar 27, 2000
For fans of pulp fiction (the novels, not the movie), Pulp Fiction Postcards has a huge selections, culled from the covers of these “great” works of literature. You can learn about the dangers of the beatnik lifestyle, about interesting sports, about seduction and yet more seduction! There are strange storiescomics, and lots of cautionary tales. And for those of us bold enough to face the “horror”, there are even alternative lifestyles! ROCK ME, BABY!
to Art by stimpy

 

Tuesday
Mar 21, 2000
Simple rule-based kinematics containing springs, masses, friction, and forces can be fascinating to watch as the java applet Constructordemonstrates quite nicely. Slightly less captivating but innovative in its own right is the navigation console in the front page of Soda, specifically called sitebot. Also on Soda is Loytaltoy which is more statement than game.
to Art by urog

 

Monday
Mar 20, 2000
If you’re like me, you think cute women wearing glasses can be pretty sexy. And if you’re not like me, then you’re a goddamn freak and should maybe get help.
to Art by magus

 

Friday
Mar 17, 2000
SoulBath. I don’t really know what it is, per se, but does it ever look cool!
to Art by succa

 

Thursday
Mar 9, 2000
Erik’s Chopstick Gallery is simultaneously a fine example of both the chopstick as art form and the obsessive-compulsive collector as web designer.
to Art by joshua

 

This creepy painting, recently sold on Ebay, complete with with “proof” of “ghosts” taken by “motion triggered cameras,” is sure to be debunked on alt.folklore.urban for the next decade. (Does Ebay have category for supernatural items and phenomena?)
to Art by joshua

 

Some people think graffiti is a crime, but to others it is clearly art.
to Art by joshua

 

Wednesday
Feb 23, 2000
Bethel, Maine was the home of Angus, the world’s tallest snowman — 113 feet, 7 inches. But he’s melted now.
to Art by larrybob

 

Thursday
Feb 17, 2000
Everyone agrees that clowns are terrifying. Here’s graphic proof.
to Art by fringehead

 

Wednesday
Feb 16, 2000
Like superbad and hell.com, New York’s Dia Center has been setting up artist web projects.
to Art by rsf

 

Tuesday
Feb 15, 2000
Ultralight has Shockwave Flash animation, including the dialog-free adventures of an escaped Sex Slave.
to Art by larrybob

 

Monday
Feb 7, 2000
Annie Sprinkle: former porn actress, sex-positive feminist, film and performance artistlecturer and nice jewish girl.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Saturday
Feb 5, 2000
While the Nazis were unspeakably vile in so many ways, they did have good graphic design.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Thursday
Feb 3, 2000
Cleveland artist and syndicated cartoonist Derf has his own website now, containing recent strips and an archive of oldies, including a comic biography of native son (and high-school acquaintance), Jeffrey Dahmer.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Thursday
Jan 27, 2000
Nineteenth century artist Louis Wain was his era’s Jim Davis: a relentless drawer and painter of cute cats. But that was before hisschizophrenia asserted itself and drove his cat-art in bizarre and horrifying directions.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Charles and Ray Eames are among the most important American designers of this century. They are best known for their groundbreaking contributions to architecturefurniture design (e.g., theEames Chair), industrial design and manufacturing, and thephotographic arts.”
to Art by tregoweth

 

Wednesday
Jan 26, 2000
Most thefts from museums and auction houses go unreported. (See Art Crime by John Conklin) This guy, however, has taken the time to compile a list of cultural property incidents and art thefts daily.
to Art by birgitte

 

Monday
Jan 24, 2000
Grafica Obscura is Paul Haeberli’s wonderful collection of graphicsnotescode and fun projects.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Saturday
Jan 22, 2000
Dr. Lillian Scwartz, (who looks a bit too much like Carrie Donovan) suggests that the Mona Lisa was actually a DaVinci self-portrait. One can view a computerized merge of the two that she created.
to Art by laurel

 

Friday
Jan 21, 2000
Yes, that is Nixon, the original’s apparently at The Nixon Library. You think that’s scary? You should read the essay I found the picture in.
to Art by mpc

 

Tuesday
Jan 18, 2000
I like the strange vision of the future that the pixel cartoons at Pixhellshow, and I like to think of each pixel as representing an atom. You might want to get acquainted with the tiny cast first, so you can learn a bit about the sheep.
to Art by mrradon

 

I like having unusual desktops. Recently, I’ve been rummaging throughthe Huntingdon Archive of Buddhist and Related Art. You’ve got to love people whose mission is to take beautiful things and share ’em with the world. Especially worth a look is From Heaven and Earth: Chinese Jade in Context, which includes basically everything you ever wanted to know about nephrite jade (and breathtaking images). But it’s not all ancient jade carvings: Posters of the Cultural Revolution gives examples of classic Maoist propaganda. Titles include A People’s Army Has No RivalThe Liberation of Beiping, and (my current desktop), Let Philosophy Be Transformed into a Sharp Weapon in the Hands of the Masses.
to Art by elder

 

Wednesday
Jan 12, 2000
What this world needs is more foolish large-scale building projects. Such as, for instance, the plan to build a Great Pyramid in Arizona. Or, for a slightly more interactive experience, Lightning on Demand have an alternative plan: a football pitch sized Van der Graaf generator.
to Art by elder

 

Saturday
Jan 8, 2000
The art of Masami Teraoka combines classical japanese print technique with modern and Western themes in a jarring and often hilarious way, and often on serious and contentious topics. Where else could you see McDonald’s Hamburgers Invading Japan or The Geisha’s AIDS Nightmare?
to Art by fringehead

 

Friday
Jan 7, 2000
Artists Heidi Kumao and Frank Gravey, juggler Michael Moschen and art critic Robert Atkins are the four Microsoft-sponsored Fellows in residence at Carnegie Mellon University this year.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Friday
Dec 31, 1999
If you’re looking for that perfect art print, look no further than All About Art.
to Art by avi

 

POV-Ray is a superb freeware ray tracing application.  Whilst searching for inspiration I found the winner of the Internet Ray Tracing Competition for December 1998, “First Strike at Pearl“.  Check out the artists step by step guide to the images construction, a combination of technology, artistry and historical research.
to Art by lee

 

Tuesday
Dec 28, 1999
If^H^Hwhen the Y2K bug doesn’t end up screwing with your computer, you might find yourself feeling let down somehow, and find yourself craving some terribly invasive, frightening desktop nightmare. (To experience properly make sure all the switches for your Java-nators and DHTML-ifiers are pushed firmly to the “on” position.)
to Art by monde

 

Here, have lots of Web Greeting Cards. They’re all pretty awful, but of particular mention are the AngelWinks Clown Cards, the Pig Me Up Cards, and the alarming Stufti-Friends.
to Art by fringehead

 

Wednesday
Dec 22, 1999
Almost as enigmatic as Zeek Sheck’s art and comics at Swezlex is her music, which tends to follow no linear patterns, save for some subject matter. There’s even a video from Good Luck Suckers for “The Speech”, which always makes me jump up and down in giddiness when I watch it. Maybe if I wasn’t friends with all these people, I wouldn’t be so giddy. Also enriching is Zeek’s Make Your Own Ink Jet Finger instructional guide at Ausgang, which is a hub of animation and illustrated riches, though perhaps a bit more linear and shiny. “I Am Happy” is cute and disarming. Or “Joey Toad” dances for your pleasure — and “pleasure” is used ironically here. There are fascinating travel journals too, with curious diagrams of situations.
to Art by mrradon

 

It’s sites like Swezlex that convince me that Memepool could use a category called “Etceterata” or “Randomonium”…or just plain “Weirdness”. At first it’s something like jodi.org or hell, with that eye-blinding dot-matrixism, only a little less inscrutable. One sooner (or later) finds out that this is all connected at loose ends to some sort of music project: band? label? individual(s) pretending to be one or more of these? Sort of hard to tell, but entertaining in a disjointedly psychedelic vein. You can learn a lot from cloud people. But beware the Explosion! something like a cross between a hornet and a weedwacker.
to Art by monde

 

Monday
Dec 13, 1999
Tired of Eudora? Now you can have a teddy bear deliver your email.
to Art by rsf

 

Saturday
Dec 11, 1999
Hosting a bash, but all you have on your tired walls is a bad print ofThe Scream and that same damn Escher? Rent some art (rent-to-ownis an option)!
to Art by goboro

 

Wednesday
Dec 1, 1999
Rubik’s cubes made into art; art made out of Rubik’s cubes.
to Art by goboro

 

Tuesday
Nov 30, 1999
It was the architectural embodiment of our hopes and dreams for a space-age future. It was bold, striking, and optimistic. It was also really silly looking. It was Googie Architecture.
to Art by keith

 

Saturday
Nov 27, 1999
It was once an excuse to hold wine-swilling parties in the basement of a Boston home…but in the last six years, the Museum of Bad Art has attained the status of a community institution, which has been giving some undoubtedly unexpected exposure to some very dubious paintings found in trash cans and thrift stores all over America. A similar web-based venture, badart.com has a larger collection of exhibits, but the curator just doesn’t seem to be having quite as much fun with it as the folks from MOBA are having.
to Art by monde

 

Friday
Nov 26, 1999
piiq.com certainly has a novel (if goofy) way of scrounging up new domains — pbooksq.compautosq.compsexq.com
to Art by tregoweth

 

Tuesday
Nov 23, 1999
I think Brian DeVane spends too much time in his room. Thinking he’s the first to discover video feedback, it turns out he’s about 40 years too late.
to Art by rsf

 

Friday
Nov 19, 1999
Rock climbing and naked women. These are a few of my favorite things.
to Art by xrayjones

 

Tuesday
Nov 16, 1999
Nine out of ten arrested adolescents agree: the new Star Wars movie sucked, but the lightsabre duel was “hella cool.” Why not eliminate the middleman and watch Duel, one minute thirty-six seconds of original, surprisingly satisfying Jedi butt-kick? (The entire Mars Violet site is pretty swank).
to Art by cricket

 

Monday
Nov 15, 1999
Turn an image and some arbitrary text into a stunning graphic in HTML with png2html.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Tuesday
Nov 9, 1999
David Bassett’s Photo Gallery reminds me that despite all the crap that humans may do to it, we still live in a phenomenally beautiful world.
to Art by keith

 

Monday
Nov 8, 1999
Yeah, I’m probably going to die of heart disease.
to Art by peterb

 

Tuesday
Nov 2, 1999
The most enthralling time-wasting Flash eye candy I’ve seen yet. Pick your season and year of preference. Autumn 99, has “Anthro (a) pology” which includes a child on a swingset and a floating chihuahua.Spring 99, has “Assembly Lines”, which showcases animation with people movers! So much floating text, so little time.
to Art by mrradon

 

Monday
Nov 1, 1999
Some guy from Australia posts letters, pictures and postcards he has found at this hauntingly beautiful site.
to Art by birgitte

 

Tuesday
Oct 26, 1999
typographic is an old (in net years) and beautifully designed site devoted to the history and current practice of typography.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Monday
Oct 25, 1999
This guy takes photographs with the most amazing colors.
to Art by mpc

 

Monday
Oct 18, 1999
I’m not opposed to babies; I just don’t want to be around them. But I’m also not opposed to essentially cloning myself, or to happy couples be they whatever gender combination, having their own happy, giggling, DNA combination. GenoChoice will let you do it all online. Then, with weekly or so updates, watch as your baby grows inside a surrogate mother. In the meantime, examine the world of Lee Mingwei, the first human male pregnancy, made possible by GenoChoice. AndPaperVeins.
to Art by mrradon

 

Monday
Oct 11, 1999
If you’re like me, you probably don’t have nearly enough Book of Mormon Figurines around the house. The vinyl ones are particularly suitable for dramatic tableaux in your office cubicle.
to Art by fringehead

 

Friday
Oct 8, 1999
We are always waiting the big event that will change our lives forever — not to make our lives a paradise, but to give us direction, to find out what our mission is, what is worth struggling for. We are a nation in search of a frontier, and without one, we are overwhelmed by anxiety. –loaded 5x.
to Art by pjammer

 

Over the past twenty years, artist Harold Cohen has been building a robotic painter, driven by an expert system, that he calls AARON. A 1995 article by Cohen discusses Aaron’s implications for art and contains some images of its work.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

The most irritating sentence in the world to a good photographer is “Wow! Your camera sure takes good pictures.” The Masters of Photography site shows why its the photographer — like the disturbing and brilliant Diane Arbus — and not the camera that matters.
to Art by peterb

 

Saturday
Oct 2, 1999
Again with the trouvés! Years ago I found a vinyl-covered book from a bizarro religion known in olden days for hearing the voice of God in AM radio static. From the dazzling art in the text, I assembled the St Germain of Dada Silent Contemplation Shrine.
to Art by sburke

 

One for the trouvé file: It should serve me right for running an Altavista search on “metatheory”, but I stumbled on a site featuring some pretty peculiar diagrams, supposed to diagrammatically represent philosophical systems. They look like what you’d get if Marcel Duchamp had had access to Adobe Illustrator.
to Art by sburke

 

Friday
Oct 1, 1999
I don’t know what is more nightmarish: the misspellings or the brokenlinks.
to Art by peterb

 

Tuesday
Sep 28, 1999
Doll Soup, an amusing soap opera starring a trio of Barbie-type dolls, chronicles the oft-cruel world of beautiful unemployed actresses. In the attempt to further blur the line between reality and make-believe, the host of Doll Soup allows fans to send email to the plastic actresses through links on their biography pages.
to Art by pjammer

 

Thursday
Sep 23, 1999
I love urban decay. Not the make-up, but entropy taking hold of the hard labors of mankind. A great city for this is Detroit, where the city streets are as wide as freeways, and only about 1,000 people still live there. Or something. The Fabulous Ruins of Detroit has fine photography of buildings on a slow ride into dust, and others caught in the act of imploding.
to Art by mrradon

 

Saturday
Sep 18, 1999
Polish artist Zbigniew Libera has made some interesting art dealing with the Holocaust, using Legos.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Friday
Sep 17, 1999
Another neato Ars Electronica exhibit was “Hamster – symbiotic exchange of hoarded energy.” Robots, which steer themselves but have no motors, were driven by hamsters running in on-board wheels, who had no conception of their “task.” The robot-hamster symbiote must travel between a food station (for the hamsters) and a set of bright lights that recharges the solar cells of the robots.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Thursday
Sep 16, 1999
One of the most popular exhibits at Ars Electronica was “Bump” — a pneumatically actuated wooden walkway that communicated with a similar bridge set up in Budapest.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Welcome to Venice, city of art and culture. Meet artist F. James Corvinand check out her on-line gallery featuring the endearing portrait of child-star Mason Reese.
to Art by rsf

 

Crappypoetry.com, need I say more?
to Art by djinn

 

Wednesday
Sep 15, 1999
I spent the past two weeks at Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria. The loosely-adhered-to theme this year was “LifeScience”; basically an excuse for artists to publically worry about biotechnology and to display plasticized human bodies in the Brucknerhaus.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Ain’t nothin’ a smooth pimp daddy needs more than a slick computer.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

The National Center for Vehicle Emissions Control and Safety atColorado State University repairs the emissions of selected cars as part of its research project. They have stories of fixing the emissions of various vehicles here. Well, I think it’s interesting reading, anyway.
to Art by keith

 

Thursday
Sep 9, 1999
Carol Gerten’s Virtual Art Museum contains scans of a stunning amount of artwork from a huge number of artists.
to Art by joshua

 

Friday
Sep 3, 1999
The BBC wants it banned. The guy down the hall wants to know where he can get some. It’s not Teletubbies, it’s Telebubby, and it’s just a little offensive.
to Art by faisal

 

Michael Light, a San Francisco-based photographer, has recently released a book of moon images taken from the NASA archives in Houston.
Read a great interview with Michael Light at Salon. Here’s anothergallery of images.
Michael Light is an artist and photographer based in San Francisco. His work is in the collections of The Center for Creative Photographyand the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. His photo-novel,Ranch, was published in 1994.
to Art by gen

 

Wednesday
Aug 18, 1999
The themes may change, but it’s good to see that the creators ofjodi.org will always be on crack.
to Art by faisal

 

Friday
Aug 13, 1999
So you have more AOL CDs than you know what to do with, and you just gotta get rid of them somehow. Perhaps fashioning them intoboomerangs isn’t such a good idea.
to Art by braino

 

Apart from being an enjoyable first-person shooter Bungie’s Marathon can be considered an epistolary novel with copious bloodshed. Read ithere.
to Art by mpc

 

Friday
Aug 6, 1999
A very useful Manhattan Address Locater.
to Art by jack

 

From visionary pop artist of the 1960’s, to master of dynamic neo Expressionism, Peter Max and his vibrant colors have become part of the fabric of Culture. He recently created one otf the world’s largets stages ever for Woodstock 99.
to Art by jack

 

Don’t we all need a little bit of Rubik’s Cube Art right about now?
to Art by succa

 

Wednesday
Jul 28, 1999
Looking for a collection of kickass computer-drawn images to use as wallpapers and general entertainment? Digitalblasphemy offers some jaw-dropping examples of Myst-reminiscient still shots and stunning animations.
to Art by pjammer

 

Thursday
Jul 22, 1999
Geek media occasionally suffers from delusions of artistic greatness,this essay makes a good argument that before you can have William Shakespeare in your medium, you need Tom Clancy.
to Art by mpc

 

Tuesday
Jul 20, 1999
If you’re interested in classic movie posters, Matinee Today has a nice selection of posters to peruse.
to Art by crikey

 

Thursday
Jul 15, 1999
Attract scores of new friends and good-looking potential love interests using a hi-res fractal desktop wallpaper image.
to Art by succa

 

Sunday
Jul 11, 1999
The very rare book Codex Seraphinianus is a artwork of breathtaking creativity and beauty masquerading as an Encylopedia of an alternate world.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Tuesday
Jul 6, 1999
Some people see rope art as a means of wrapping bottles or makinglarge sculptures in one of several Japanese traditions. Of course, San Franciscans have their own uses for beautiful rope. But this guy‘s rope fetish doesn’t even have to involve other sentient beings.
to Art by penth

 

Monday
Jun 28, 1999
Upstage your Möbius-owning neigbors with a zero-volume single-surface glass Klein bottle.
to Art by joshua

 

Friday
Jun 25, 1999
Trevor Brown’s art may be fasciating, beautiful, bizarre, and evendisturbing. But I’d hardly call it stupid.
to Art by eclipse

 

Tuesday
Jun 15, 1999
You’ve always wanted to know more about the Ouroboros. Found in places as early as 1600 BC Egypt (as well as in other mythologies) as well as on the TV show Millennium, the universal image of the snake eating it’s own tail carries symbolism of birth, death and the cyclical nature of the universe.
to Art by gen

 

Monday
Jun 14, 1999
Is Art the province of rich ironic New York designers and dead French guys? A thousand times no. The American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore dedicates itself to the creative outpouring of the eccentric, the obsessed, the crackpotted, the institutionalized, the incarcerated, the homeless, the hopeless, the nameless, and people who are compelled to paint words on everything.
to Art by belford

 

Saturday
Jun 5, 1999
Some people have big heads. Some people have more random heads.
to Art by djinn

 

Thursday
Jun 3, 1999
In October the ArtCar Fest returns to the San Francisco Bay Area, where around 100 “rolling sculptures” will converge. My personal favourite is the Army Man Car, one old car, a battlefield of small plastic toys and a lot of epoxy resin.
to Art by loothi

 

Tuesday
Jun 1, 1999
Body piercing? Faugh! Only Stelarc would swallow a remote-controlled sculpture or electrocute himself over the internet for art!
to Art by mpc

 

Saturday
May 29, 1999
“Can you tell me something about transformation?” almost defies description. It has something to do with aliens, something to do with aman with no nose and something to do with freakish mockeries of the human form. In a humorously self-referential move, this site also contains a museum of itself.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Monday
May 24, 1999
I can understand ET Gods, but why ET Corn Gods?
to Art by mpc

 

Saturday
May 22, 1999
Search for scans of 70,000 works of fine art by keyword, artist, and/or period. An interesting zoom applet lets you scrutinize many of them at close range, too.
to Art by obvious

 

Friday
May 21, 1999
Snarg. I think it’s art. Or insane web developers. I can’t tell any more.
to Art by nyarl

 

Tuesday
May 18, 1999
Possibly the finest collection of 3D art on the web, 3D Artists is a humbling blow to those of us who think we’re good 3D artists.
to Art by succa

 

Saturday
May 15, 1999
I love my cat very much, so please don’t think I’m coldhearted for passing on this strange combination of pictures of feline roadkill and poetry. Don’t visit this site if you are squeamish. The author’ssomewhat highfalutin’ explanation of his intention can be visited without trauma.
to Art by peterb

 

Monday
May 10, 1999
Short on cash? Make some.
to Art by goboro

 

Ambigrams are words like “pod” – constructions of letters that make words with a symmetry (in the case of “pod”, it reads the same when you turn your monitor upside-down). There is an Automatic Ambigram Generator, but to truly get a taste of the art that is possible with this hobby, check out the work by Scott Kim or John Langdon.
to Art by goboro

 

Wednesday
May 5, 1999
I find it charming that the Internet is occasionally used to educate about antiquated technologies and art forms. In this case, the daguerrotype. Be sure to check out the daguerrotype galleries for some pretty pictures.
to Art by crikey

 

Thursday
Apr 22, 1999
Modern art is crap!
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Sunday
Apr 18, 1999
In the Czech town of Kutna Hora is the All Saints’ Chapel, whose interior is decorated with the bones of the 40,000 people who have been buried in its graveyard since 1278. Jan Svankmeyer did a 10 minute film about it, so you know it has to be cool.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Thursday
Apr 15, 1999
Jeez, give slashdot a break, stop going to macsurfer, and give up on technology for a while. Why not play the Art Game instead?
to Art by peterb

 

Pocket Skeleton is the web site of freelance illustrator Elise Soroka. Check out their gallery. My favorite works of hers combine a spare line, stylized design, and an emotional intensity nearly hidden by herdisarming use of color.
to Art by peterb

 

Wednesday
Apr 14, 1999
Artists’ Golf claims to be an attempt to tries to “unite the seemingly disparate worlds of Art and Golf.” The site contains reviews of golf courses, side by side with bizarre “what if” speculations on how different artists might have played golf.
to Art by riotnrrd

 

Sunday
Apr 11, 1999
Some people can do practically anything with a piece of paper.Underground Origami Site will show you how to do rude things with paper without even writing on it.
to Art by djinn

 

Wednesday
Mar 31, 1999
There’s no such thing as being too obsessed with Star Wars.
to Art by faisal

 

Tuesday
Mar 30, 1999
The National Gallery‘s exhibition of the paintings of Mark Rothko is truly awe-inspiring.
to Art by crikey

 

Monday
Mar 29, 1999
The Garden Of Origami is a beautifully simple set of web pages devoted to (what else?) origami, its techniques, uses, mastery, andmore.
to Art by eclipse

 

Instead of spending that hard-earned cash, make pretty objects out of it.
to Art by crikey

 

Thursday
Mar 18, 1999
Send that special someone in your life an electronic greeting card written by Leonard Nimoy, TV’s Mr. Spock.
to Art by crikey

 

The light on the net project lets you control a grid of forty-nine lightbulbs on display at the hall of the Gifu Softopia Center somewhere in Japan. Express yourself and make pretty patterns.
to Art by crikey

 

Nagoya Broadcast Network provides one of the largest online museums of Ukiyo-E, Japanese wood block prints. The Horror Seriesby Yoshitoshi is especially interesting, especially when you consider that NBN’s homepage has a bunch of dancing Bombermen
to Art by mpc

 

Thursday
Mar 11, 1999
Read great short fiction at Francis Ford Coppola’s Zoetrope: All-Story. Feeling inspired? The Zoetrope Online Workshop guarantees that you’ll get some feedback on your story. It requires that everyone critique five stories for each one they submit. If film is more your media, then workshop your screenplay instead.
to Art by machita

 

If you want to embark on a crusade of nationwide vandalism, at least have the balls to call it that and not hide behind some artistic experiment involving dead wrestlers.
to Art by nyarl

 

Monday
Mar 8, 1999
Give your banal decor a taste of fine art flair with black and white prints from LensWork’s Special Edition Print Collection. Making real photographic prints from digital negatives scanned from the original artwork keeps the amortized cost low, so they can sell prints for low prices ($39-$99). They’re so excited about how this might shake up the photo art world, they’re using the blink tag.
to Art by akk

 

Thursday
Feb 25, 1999
Although his work adorns fewer college dorm room walls than other surrealist painters, Magritte was in my opinion, the best.
to Art by akk

 

Tuesday
Feb 23, 1999
When you tire of Art by intention, take a look at The Gallery of Random Art. Vote for your favorites!
to Art by goboro

 

Ever wanted to design a woman’s nipples?
to Art by tregoweth

 

Friday
Feb 12, 1999
The Museum of Bad Art exhibits the kind of art you’ll never find in the MOMA.
to Art by eclipse

 

Monday
Feb 1, 1999
Yes! It’s that most restrictive of graphical media! ASCII art.
to Art by arkuat

 

Tuesday
Jan 26, 1999
Need something stupid, annoying, and out of style? Try Clickable Beavis.
to Art by tjs

 

Friday
Jan 8, 1999
“Close the gap between who you are and who you want to be” at self-help-cum-art project Reformatting.
to Art by sip

 

Monday
Jan 4, 1999
The history of art, as told by Barbie.
to Art by arkuat

 

Friday
Oct 16, 1998
Words of Art is an excellent resource of literary, painting, and other art terms. Interesting reading for a dictionary…
to Art by nyarl

 

Monday
Sep 28, 1998
Poetry. The most beloved of Muses. Mankind’s one true way to express himself.
to Art by nyarl

 

Friday
Sep 25, 1998
Scott Pulver has taken wilderness photos to a new high.
to Art by jacquez

 

Tuesday
Sep 22, 1998
haiku is a a Japanese poem containing three lines of five, seven, and five syllables, containing a cutting, or pause, word, as well asspamolestra, or Spice Girls imagery.
to Art by joshua

 

Sunday
Sep 20, 1998
Sick of inspiration? Looking for attractive, full-color ways to advertise the seven deadly sins? Try Seven Deadly Motivational Posters.
to Art by tjs

 

Saturday
Sep 19, 1998
Stanislav Szukalski did some astounding sculptures and drawings in his time. Behold the Protong!
to Art by obvious

 

Friday
Sep 18, 1998
(art)n Laboratory has some worthy chemistry images to show you.
to Art by obvious

 

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