Friday, May 25, 2018

Depiction of a same sex couple c. 1805-1815

Among the dozens of works on display in a new show at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery is one that is possibly the first depiction of a same sex couple—the silhouettes of Sylvia Drake and Charity Bryant of Weybridge, Vermont, entwined in braided human hair that is also shaped into a heart.

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The Wonders Within Your Head

This infographic from the December 6, 1938 issue of LOOK magazine looks at different areas of the brain as a workplace.

Micro-robots have built the world's smallest house

Researchers from the Femto-ST Institute have used micro-robots to assemble the world's smallest house, which stands just 0.015 millimetres high.

It's the perfect abode for a microorganism but a little cramped for the rest of us.

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Mother Road Revisited

Photographer Natalie Slater set off in a 1964 Shasta trailer with a collection of old postcard photos of Route 66. Her rephotography project, Mother Road Revisited,  follows the highway from Chicago, IL to Santa Monica, CA, correlating the old  images with current locations.

An Introduction to Mother Road Revisited from Natalie Slater on Vimeo.

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Faces of Frida

Accessible via the Google Arts & Culture app and website, Faces of Frida is the largest collection of artworks and objects related to Kahlo ever compiled.