Mad Quickies: Houdini on Magic, de Grasse Tyson on Good Dinosaur, Eames on Symmetry and More!
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“The Right Way to Do Wrong: A Unique Selection of Writings by History’s Greatest Escape Artist” is a collection of essays by the maestro himself, Harry Houdini.
They say that this $330 hoodie is designed for maximum relaxation but, seriously, isn’t this just high-tech fetish wear?
For the Discovery of King Tut exhibition in Manhattan, the British studio Dynamichrome has colorized 21 of Harry Burton’s photos of the discovery. Something that *I* discovered that you might want to know about: Dynamichrome’s journal. There you have it. I buried the lede.
Artist Satoshi Tomizu makes glass orbs that emulate outer space.
Watch Neil de Grasse Tyson weigh in on the science of “The Good Dinosaur”from Pixar.
SYMMETRY – a Math Film by Charles and Ray Eames
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Symmetry is one of five shorts featured in the film, “Mathematica Peep Shows.” The collection was made by Charles and Ray Eames for the IBM Mathematica Exhibit which opened in 1961.
It is about the mathematical ordering of form and the symmetrical properties of objects.
Animation by Glen Fleck. Music was composed and performed by Elmer Bernstein.
Featured image is a piece by John Bisbee.