The weird keeps getting more strange. But the Internet is about expressionwww.lares.dti.ne.jp/
Artistic expression or someone with too much time on his hands? You be the judge.
This Web site is a clock, that includes year, month and day. But instead of numerals and clock hands you get video of a human hand scribbling the time . . . 24 hours a day. Simple, and somehow hypnotizing. But do not look at it too long ― you might fall asleep.
The text begins: “Here is a chronicle of how my friend and I built our first Lionel Richie head. We had no experience and neither of us was particularly artistic. Luckily, you will find that anyone with a little time and a lot of clay will eventually be able to make an enormous noggin that captures the main feature of the ‘Hello’ star.”
They used the coil method. The final picture shows Richie with the top part of his skull missing. One wonders what other heads they have “built.”
A recent Asian edition of Time magazine ended with an article by a mother who struck a deal with her 14-year-old daughter on which musicians the girl could listen to on car trips. Radiohead was one of the groups. (Coldplay was the other.) Could it be that her daughter was in Mitsi Kato’s fifth grade class at Roosevelt Elementary in San Leandro, California? Ms. Kato’s class listened to Radiohead and, equipped with marking pens and blank paper, drew whatever the music suggested to them. The results are stark, intriguing ― and funny.
William H. “Dad” Martin took over a studio in 1894, and using trick photography, produced a series of post cards. The surreal images he created includes a farmer sitting on top of potatos almost as big as his horse. The back of the card reads, “Potatoes Grow Big in Our State.” Another post card depicts hunters surrounded by ducks. The back of this card reads: “Did you ever have a dream like this?” You do not need Photoshop to create.
by Joe Yong-hee
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