"Andy Ellison works
at the BU medical school in Boston where he frequently works with a
research-only MRI scanner. Over the past few months he’s been sharing
some fantastic animated gifs of his calibration and quality control
scans using assorted fruits, vegetables and other plants. As you can see
the results are absolutely mesmerizing and I urge you to check out his
blog, Inside Insides,
for many more scans and hi-res images. Thanks to Ellison for exporting
some slightly larger images for this post, sorry for the extra load!"
"In 2011 kinetic artists Mark Rosen and Wendy Marvel created a series of wonderful mechanical flipbooks based on the work of Eadweard Muybridge,
the guy responsible for pioneering photographic studies of motion.
After touring a few art galleries and making a well-received appearance
at the 2012 Maker Faire the duo teamed up with manufacturing designer Steven Goldstein to create kits
that mere mortals such as you and I can use to create nostalgic moving
pictures of our own design. If you’re as ridiculously excited about this
project as I am, head on over to Kickstarter to pledge a few bucks."
"... When you are buying from an independent artist, you are
buying more than just a painting, a novel or a song. You are buying hundreds of hours of experimentation and
thousands of failures. You are
buying days, months, years of frustration and moments of pure joy. You are buying nights of worry about
paying the rent, having enough money to to eat, having enough money to feed the
children, the birds, the dog. You aren’t buying a thing, you are buying a piece
of heart, a part of a soul, a private moment in someone’s life. Most importantly, you are buying that
artist more time to do something they are truly passionate about; something
that makes all the above worth the fear and doubt; something that puts life
into the living..."
A modern twist on the classic inkblot personality test, this kit includes 12 beautiful inkblots to analyze and interpret. Any interpretation can be a jumping-off point for self-discovery, or maybe just a good laugh! A 32-page handbook features a full personality profile for each blot, a short history of inkblots, and tips on how to use the test. Perfect for individual use or for sharing with family and friends. This playful personality test is as amusing as it is revealing!
You can buy this or other books on the subject (great for dinner parties), but there are also a number of places online where you can take similar tests for free (I prefer those who just give you the answer at the end without having to sign or log-in.