X-Ray drawing by German artist MrBoneCracker, via DevianArt
January 2013 Syntagma Square -the commercial and governmental heart of- Athens, Greece. Photo WWT.
Time lapse created by London’s Natural History Museum showing a great green macaw, a tawny owl and a mountain peacock-pheasant decomposing to skeletons with the help of flesh-eating beetles.
Chemical preparation of skeletons can cause damage to the bones so a special beetle species, Dermestes haemarrhoidalis, is used to strip off the flesh while leaving the bones and collagen untouched.
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Paint collage, ink and pencil on magazine paper, by artist Rai Escalé
Max Skellett by Swiss photographer Dan Cermak
A 4mm-thick white plexiglass hanger that can hold shirts, pants and accessories, by Greek design studio, Dede.
Treble is a LED chandelier designed by Jason Krugman in collaboration with Sam Baron for Fabrica, United Colors of Benetton’s Communications Research Center in Treviso, Italy.
It is comprised of more than 3000 hand-soldered sharp-focus LEDs, and it appears to change in brightness when viewed from different angles.
A crew of demolition workers in Paris discovered a mysterious wooden box hidden in the ruins of a condemned building. The box contained a collection of photographs depicting a hedonistic world filled with drunken devils, sinister skeletons and scantily clad women. An anonymous note found buried among the glass images added:
‘“This is the work of my life, it is thus that I dreamed of Hell. If my visions are true, then the wicked may rest assured, the afterlife will be sweet for them to bear.”
What the demolition workers discovered that day was a series of photographs known as Les Diableries, The Diabolical. Each scene in the series was composed of an elaborate diorama sculpted out of plaster and clay and embellished with miniature props. Created in Paris during the 1860s, the series was printed in the form of stereoscopic transparencies.’
How to see cross-eyed stereoscopic images:
- Click on images to enlarge / set video to full screen and pause it.
- Place index finger between images at bottom.
- Focus on your index finger.
- Slowly bring your finger towards your nose, staying focused on your finger, but paying attention to the background images in your peripheral vision. You will notice that instead of two images, there are four images floating about.
- Continue bringing your finger closer to your nose- you will see the two middle images moving towards each other.
- When the two middle images are aligned, or are on top of each other, stop moving your finger. You will now see three images in the background. The middle one contains the left/right images overlapped.
- Slowly remove your finger from your field of vision, while keeping the middle two images aligned.
- Gradually force your focus out to the combined left/right image in the middle.
More info on “Les Diableries” here.
Images retrieved from flickr user Depthandtime‘s collection.
More vintage stereoviews here.
Video’s audio track is “The Three Shadows – part II” by Bauhaus.
Link to video.