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“The City of 7 Billion” wins $100,000 Latrobe Prize

“The City of 7 Billion” wins $100,000 Latrobe Prize

The grant is named for architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe. The Latrobe Prize is awarded biennially for research leading to innovations in architecture.

Felix Baumgartner Hi Res Tablet and Desktop Wallpaper

Felix Baumgartner Hi Res Tablet and Desktop Wallpaper

We have made the high resolution of “Returning from the Edge of Space” available. It can be downloaded here…

Returning from the Edge of Space, A Tribute to Felix Baumgartner

Returning from the Edge of Space, A Tribute to Felix Baumgartner

Felix Baumgartner is slated to do a 120,000 foot skydive from the edge of space on Sunday, through the Red Bull Stratos Program. An attempt on Tuesday was cancelled due to weather. It’s an inspiring feat– defying gravity to get to the edge of space and shirking common sense by jumping out of a perfectly good… balloon.

While Baumgartner is at it, he will be breaking the sound barrier, going mach speed– like Chuck Yeager without the X-1. Incidentally, Yeager broke the sound barrier October 14, 1947. Baumgartner may potentially be doing it again sans aircraft October 14, 2012. As Matt Scott puts it: “To infinity and beyond… and back again…”

Artisphere, Rosslyn’s Art Center Open House

Artisphere, Rosslyn’s Art Center Open House

I am supposedly the creative one in my relationship but my wife is the driving force in trying to make us… let’s say “less fartsy and more artsy”. We live a few miles from the nation’s capital and want to experience more of its culture, outside of sports and politics. When the Artisphere hosted a Family Fun Day Open House to celebrate the 2nd anniversary of its opening, we went.

The Artisphere is Rosslyn, Virginia’s art center. It is housed in the Newseum’s former location and opened its doors in October 2010. Arlington Country had accepted the building landlord’s offer to lease it rent free for 20 years and to use it as a cultural center. The ‘Artisphere’ name came from an opinion poll of Arlington County residents and was inspired by its geodesic dome. The dome is distinct among its architectural landscape and houses one of the center’s theaters…

Interview with Artist and Illustrator Joe Granski

Interview with Artist and Illustrator Joe Granski

From strippers and porn stars to protesters, cosplayers, and super heroes in the making, Joe Granski’s work gives a peek into sub-cultures outside of the mainstream.

Joe Granski is a painter and illustrator who is local to the DC area. His portraits explores the way people use images to present themselves and how those images are, in turn received by others. He has recently displayed his work at DC’s Artomatic.

Dennis, Matt, and I have known Joe for many years and now, he sits with the crew of Unified Pop Theory, Red Bull in hand, ruminating about the creative paths he has taken and what calls “artistic causality”. We found him to be a walking contradiction. Congenial with a bit of arrogance. Opinionated and at the same, a creative recluse. Listen to the interview…

Spaceship and Robot concept art make me happy

Spaceship and Robot concept art make me happy

Imagine my delight when harbingeralpha found a site full of hi-res concept art for spaceships. I love science fiction and space. So this set off a very special nerve in…

Amazing Painter

Came across this video this morning. Reincarnated spirit of Bob Ross? Posted by dracmtt