Around the Creative World


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The Morgan Library and Museum has announced that it has completed uploading almost 500 files of Rembrandt’s etchings – including rare, multiple versions – and they are now available to view online. According to the Morgan, “Rembrandt used the process of etching to test concepts and themes, and the digitized works offer […]

Almost 500 Rembrandt Etchings Now Online [includes slideshow]


Pyro-Board
We’ve all heard the expression “being on fire” when things are hitting their intensity — but, dudes, this music really IS on fire! This awesome experiment by the scientists behind Fysikshow creates a great spectacle – and they even learn a little something new while filming. It’s called a Pyro Board, and […]

This is What Music Looks Like on Fire [includes video]


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3D printers are doing a lot of things today, but did you guess they’d be giving tattoos? Well, this one does. As part of an electronics workshop at Paris’s ENSCI-Les Ateliers design school, French students Pierre Emm, Piotr Wedelka, and Johan da Silveira hacked a Makerbot 3D printer, adding a tattoo gun to […]

3D Printer That Gives Tattoos [includes video]



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Among Harvard’s collection of 15-million volumes, there are three that literally might make your skin crawl — being that they’re bound in skin themselves. A few years ago, three separate books were discovered in Harvard University’s library that had particularly strange-looking leather covers. Upon further inspection, it was discovered that […]

Harvard Discovers Three of Its Books are Bound with Human ...


Beowulf
Almost 90 years after JRR Tolkien translated the epic poem Beowulf, it will now be published. Released on May 22 by HarperCollins, Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary will be edited by Tolkien’s son Christopher Tolkien.  The book is planned to have the poem’s translation “as well as the lectures Tolkien gave on Beowulf in the 1930s […]

JRR Tolkien’s Translation of Beowulf to be Published




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Cindy Tang, a 17 year-old student from Scarborough, Ontario, has won the Doodle 4 Google Canada contest with her design Sea Telescope. Along with her design appearing on Google.ca Wednesday, February 26th (today if you’re reading this the day of publication!), Tang receives a $10,000 scholarship, a laptop, and a $10,000 […]

17 year-old from Ontario Wins Doodle 4 Google Canada Contest


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Inconsistencies and jarring notes can undoubtedly hinder a viewer’s enjoyment of a series, even one as popular as HBO’s Game of Thrones. That’s how it was when Canadian violinist Lara St. John heard the show’s theme song, complete with a fake cello. “Most of my musician friends were like, ‘Lara, what’s your […]

Canadian Musician Creates Her Own Game of Thrones Theme Song ...


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The immensely popular Angry Birds will now be a full-length feature-film with Sony Pictures Imageworks in Vancouver being “the primary animation house.” “It was very important for Rovio [Angry Birds’ creator] to find the perfect partner — in style, talent and location — to bring the Angry Birds movie to life, and Sony […]

Angry Birds Movie Will Be Made In Vancouver



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Stock images can be rampant with stereotypes and that can clearly be seen when it comes to how women are generally portrayed. This “ubiquity is hurting girls and women by feeding into old-fashioned stereotypes, says Sheryl Sandberg, the Facebook executive who has become an advocate for women achieving leadership roles.” Sandberg, who […]

LeanIn.org and Getty Images Work Together to Change Women’s Portrayal ...


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Canadian comedy fans, start getting excited! The irresistible duo of Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara are teaming up once again, this time in a TV series called Schitt’s Creek. Also starring and co-created by Levy’s son Dan (formerly of MTV Canada) and featuring Chris Elliott (Get a Life, There’s Something […]

Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy Team Up for New TV ...


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Wikipedia is dominated by men, when it comes to both contributors and subject matter. That’s why a group of about 600 volunteers around the globe participated in the Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon earlier this month. The aim was to increase as many women/art-related pages as possible with the result being over 100 new […]

Over 100 Women Artists Added to Wikipedia in One International ...



Back-to-the-Future
Strap yourself into the nearest DeLorean, a Back to the Future Musical is coming! The project by director Robert Zemeckis is scheduled to open in London’s West End in 2015, which is the 30th anniversary of the 80s movie that starred Michael J. Fox as the time-travelling Marty McFly and Christopher Lloyd as […]

A Back to the Future Musical is Coming


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Lincoln 3D Scans is a project by artist Oliver Laric along with the Collection Museum and Usher Gallery in Lincoln, UK, which has seen Laric sort “through their archives and chose dozens of objects to scan, from busts of Beethoven, Dante, and Einstein to pieces of furniture to a human pelvis bone.” He […]

You Can Now Download and 3D Print Your Own Copies ...


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Two poems by the Greek poet Sappho have been found in an anonymous collector’s possession, giving us a glimpse into a new side of the ancient writer’s world. The discovery was made when Oxford University Classicist Dirk Obbink identified the author of the writings that appear on ancient papyrus.  The first […]

Two Poems By Ancient Greek Poet Sappho Discovered



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More universities and institutions have made their collections of books and images available online including the University of California, the Getty Center in Los Angeles, and the Wellcome Library in London. University of California The University of California has made 700 of their titles available online to the public with their UC Press […]

100,000+ Art Images and Books Free Online from the University ...


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The Sobey Art Award, considered “among the international art world’s most significant,” [ArtInfo] was already a financial force with a prize purse of $70,000, but now it has upped its game by announcing that they are increasing the total to $100,000. The prize which recognizes “a Canadian artist, age 40 or […]

Sobey Art Award Increases Total Prize Value to $100,000


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Have you ever made a Superbowl wager? What did you lose if your team was not the victor? A few dollars? Pride and dignity? A valuable piece of art? No, it’s not the normal Superbowl bet, but the latter is exactly what two art museums are doing to get in […]

Seattle and Denver Museums Put Up Artwork in Superbowl Bet



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There may be no sound in space, but apparently you can make sound from space…or at least from space data. Domenico Vicinanza, an Italian scientist and project manager at Géant (Europe’s high-speed data network that powers Cern and the Large Hadron Collider), has taken 37 years worth of data from both Voyager […]

This Music Was Created Using Voyager Spacecraft Data


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The moment when creative inspiration strikes or when a piece of art comes together can be significant and lend something special to the work. That’s what makes the supposed discovery by a team at Texas State University so interesting. They believe they have pinpointed the exact day and time when […]

Scientists Believe They Have Identified the Exact Time and Date ...


Virginia-Woolf
Have you ever wondered what Virginia Woolf’s words would sound like coming from her own voice? Listen to the video below to hear the only recording of the influential writer. This is the only surviving recording of Virginia Woolf’s voice. It is part of a BBC radio broadcast from April […]

Listen to the Only Recording of Virginia Woolf [includes video]