A Street with a View

Streetview Art - Sampsonia Way

Streetview Art - Sampsonia Way

What the heck is going on in this streetview image from Pittsburgh’s Northside? Google Streetview Art. Artists Robin Hewlett and Ben Kinsley invited the Google Inc. Street View team and residents of Pittsburgh’s Northside to collaborate on a series of tableaux along Sampsonia Way. Somehow reminds me of the intricate, absurd, and dark humor of Hieronymus Bosch. Check it out at http://www.streetwithaview.com/

Bad Signs

Sometimes you notice a sign meant to communicate an idea that instead communicates something else. Take the above sign we saw throughout Australia, this one from the Daintree Rainforest. These “Slippery when wet” signs convey something else entirely when you really take a close look. I mean, look at those tire tracks! How could they possibly cross over like that? I guess what this sign really means to convey is “Physical Laws Do Not Apply for the next 5KM”.

The Inner Life of the Cell

Harvard University selected XVIVO to develop an animation that would take their cellular biology students on a journey through the microscopic world of a cell, illustrating mechanisms that allow a white blood cell to sense its surroundings and respond to an external stimulus. This award winning piece was the first topic in a series of animations XVIVO is creating for Harvards educational website BioVisions at Harvard.

This is an incredible bit of Flash work which conveys some of the humbling complexity within a single human cell. Check out the majesty of the inner universe, the microtubules, the golgi!

Conception and Scientific Content by Alain Viel and Robert A Lue
Animation by John Liebler/XVIVO and Biovisions, Harvard College



I love this idea behind this Art Contest so much I must apply!

Challenge Cup

Better yet, check out some of the previous winners and “best of’s”.


The SZPILMAN AWARD is awarded to works
that exist only for a moment or a short period of time.

The purpose of the award is to promote such works whose
forms consist of ephemeral situations.


The SZPILMAN AWARD is awarded annually.

The prize winner receives the Jackpot Stipendium.
This scholarship consists of three parts:

A challenge cup,
10 days of accommodation in Cimochowizna (Poland), and
a sum of money in cash.

The amount of money is dynamic. SZPILMAN is raising money parallel to
the competition. The prize winner receives the money that is raised
until September 30, 2007. The current score may be checked here.

Among the applicants, one award winner will be identified.

The challenge cup will be handed over to the next prize winner
in the subsequent year.

Free Hugs

On occasion I encounter Art on the net, and a subset of these things are media that inspire me. Here is one of those things; A simple yet powerful YouTube piece by Juan Mann.