Maurizio Bongiovanni’s unique oil on canvass series “Bird Rib” questions the effect of digitization by re-marking the boundaries between nature and technological progress.
This delightful zine by Natalie Kay-Thatcher is based on the ideas of Nobel prize winning physicist and maverick of the mind Richard Feynman.
Robin Rhode is a South African artist who creates beautiful street art by transforming simple shapes and objects into elements of narratives. Hailed by some as the "next Basquiat" Rhode’s work is as playful as it is captivating.
Many of us spend more time at our desks than anywhere else. Theoretical physicist and futurist Michio Kaku takes us on a tour of his office, where he writes his bestsellers and records his radio shows. The futuristic 1950s TV show Flash Gordon jump-started his interest in science. Watching it as a kid, Kaku realized that it was the problem-solving scientist, not the chiseled crimefighter Flash, who was really the hero.
Andrey Narchuk‘s underwater photography reveals the surreal boundary that lies between air and water.
Entrepreneur Jay Walker has used some of the fortune he made from developing Priceline.com to build a "library of the human imagination" in his home. Among countless awe-inspiring artifacts are the Sputnik space satellite, an original copy of the first illustrated history book, a globe of the moon signed by nine of the astronauts who stepped foot on it, and an Edison phonograph.
In a conscious nod to M. C. Escher (whose graphics are echoed in the wood tiling), the labyrinthine platforms seem to float in space, an illusion amplified by the glass-paneled bridges connecting the platforms. Walker commissioned decorative etched glass, dynamic lighting, and even a custom soundtrack that sets the tone for the cerebral adventures hidden in this cabinet of curiosities.
What excites him even more is using his treasures to make mind-expanding connections. He loves juxtapositions, like placing a 16th-century map that combines experience and guesswork—"the first one showing North and South America," he says—next to a modern map carried by astronauts to the moon. "If this is what can happen in 500 years, nothing is impossible."