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Under The Milky Way Tonight

Suren Manvelyan is an Armenian astronomy and physics professor, as well as a very talented photographer. His latest project is taking pictures of Armenia’s rural landscape at night. The result is a breathtaking look at a rarely-explored part of the world.

Harichavank Monastary:

Digital Magician

This guy’s vines are great. Some very clever digital trickery.

Wednesday Open Thread

Balinese swim resort.

No, it’s not flooded – there’s a swimming pool that runs by the back door of each room.

Monday Open Thread

Scuba diving near oil rig legs

Now that would be an amazing dive.

Sunday Open Thread

This is probably my favorite Christmas light display of all time. The way the lights sync up with the sound effects and John Williams’ music…epic.

America The Beautiful

Photographer Jonathan Irish and his girlfriend Stefanie Payne have taken a year off from their lives to visit all 59 national parks in the United States, in what they’ve dubbed The Greatest American Road Trip. Thus far they’ve visited 39 states and about half of the nation’s parks – including the six least-visited ones in […]

Black Lies (Sadly) Matter

From filmmaker Pheim McAleer. Caution, trolls and other assorted id’jut-fools: facts contained herein:

Dear Friends,

Greetings from Ireland. We are here on vacation but had to write to you when we saw the news about Baton Rouge. From here it’s difficult to get full details on the shooting but it seems like another “Black Lives […]

Our earthly rulers falter ...


Rejoice, haters! After the latest revelations from a 1987 accuser, soon to be closing up shop.

“I know Joe Paterno ordered Sandusky to do this to me,” Accuser “VT” continued, “because I remember seeing text messages from Paterno to Sandusky instructing him to make sure I was under extreme pressure all night. […]

From the Trailer Park - Loving Vincent

A film about the life of Vincent Van Vogh, made entirely with oil paintings (animated at the rate of 12 paintings per second).

Voice actors include Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn), Aidan Turner (The Hobbit), Helen McCrory (Harry Potter) and Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids).

Not sure how entertaining the movie will be, but the trailer is […]

Drone Over Beethoven

Courtesy of Intel, a very cool mix of 21st century tech and classical art: 100 drones performing a light show set to Beethoven’s Fifth.

I love modern innovation.