These Mysterious Desert Monoliths are Actually Richard Serra Sculptures

N25o 31.019'E050o51.948': You need a set of GPS coordinates to visit Richard Serra's newest work, which stretches more than a half-mile through the Qatari desert. Read More >>

Spooky Art Installation Puts Mesmerising Video on Moving Sculpture

Artist Robert Seidel loves to play at the fuzzy border between sculpture, still images, and art in motion. He's at it again with "grapheme," projecting piercingly bizarre video images on delicate suspended shapes that defy the conventions of a stationary, rectangular screen. Read More >>

Beautiful Custom Motorbike is Actually a 360-Degree Security Camera

This gorgeous custom motorbike began its life as an utterly mundane Honda P25, a fuel-efficient 1960s scooter. But motorcycle artisan Chicara Nagata turned it into a sweeping sculpture with a social-commentary twist: the tiny bike carries four infrared security cameras in its frame, built at the behest of a Japanese security company. Read More >>

Watch Magnetic Tape Fall Like Water in This Hypnotic Video

Japanese artist Ei Wada, who was born in 1987, belongs to a generation that spent middle school feverishly poring over cassettes to make mix tapes—until, of course, they were quickly outmoded by CDs, and then MP3s. Now, Ei makes art using the outmoded technologies he grew up with. Read More >>

Dazzling LED Sculptures That Trip the Light Fantastic

Artist Jim Campbell has made a career out of tinkering with LED arrays. His newest work, a series of glowing, undulating installations, are a playful mix of circuitry, motion, and pure light that will captivate any onlooker. Read More >>

What the Hell is This Amazing Alien-Looking Spiral in the Desert?

Like the remains of a long lost human or alien civilisation, this formidable structure can be seen from space in El Gouna, Egypt,extending over one million square feet in the Sahara Desert. Its name is Desert Breath. Read More >>

Artist Creates Amazing Artificial Glowing Nebulae Over City Skies

I love Janet Echelman's floating alien sculptures. I want them to be everywhere, like otherworldly guardians of the night. Urban skies—devoid of stars thanks to light pollution—are a lot more beautiful with these stunning nebulae in them. Read More >>

These Glowing Dogs are Made From Rubbish Pulled From the Ocean

Alaska has a rubbish problem. As you probably noticed in the aftermath of the Japanese Earthquake, America's northernmost state happens to be the dumping grounds for all the junk the Pacific Ocean doesn't want. Now, an industrious artist is drawing attention to the problem. Read More >>

NASA is 3D Printing Hubble Images So Blind People Can See Outer Space

What does space feel like? I'm not talking about space itself—but rather the images we see in a telescope. Could you render those spectacular images into something that a blind person could experience? That's exactly what a pair of astronomers are trying to figure out. Read More >>

This Intricate Landscape Is Carved Into the Encyclopedia Britannica

Remember Guy Laramée, the French artist who sculpts shockingly realistic landscapes out of old books? Well, he's still at it—and his latest is an ode to the Encyclopedia Britannica, the publishers of which announced last year that they would stop printing the 245 year old volumes. Read More >>

Don't Come Knocking if the Caravan-in-the-Trees is Rocking

Check out French artist Benedetto Bufalino's recent work "La caravane dans le ciele"—literally, "the caravan in the sky." A small camper sits on top of a hydraulic lift, providing enough room for a person to live in the clouds. It's kind of like The Jetsons, only with limited storage options. [designboom] Read More >>

Every Museum Should Have a Flying RC Sailboat as a Sign

The minimal facade of The New Museum in New York has been host to some wild installations since it opened in 2007, ranging from a sign reading "HELL, YES!" to a giant long stemmed rose. Today, workers finished installing the museum's latest outdoor sculpture: A 30 foot high remote controlled ship by artist Chris Burden. Read More >>

This Life-Size Statue of Liberty Replica Shows Her Pre-Patina Shine

The last time France saw the Statue of Liberty, the copper sculpture was in pieces, being shipped to New York for permanent installation. But this summer in Paris, Vietnamese artist Danh Vo has installed his recreation of the iconic monument in 30 copper fragments, each an exact replica of the original, right down to her open book. Read More >>

Robotic Exoskeleton Attacking... Leicester

All kneel before the mighty Tread Toe, a "hydraulic-powered mechanical beast" that's currently making mincemeat of the manicured lawns and borders of the University of Leicester's Botanic Garden. Read More >>

Wait Wait, Music Boxes Can Be Awesome Starships?!

Spinning ballerinas? Please. But give me a music box that's actually a bitchin' starship and maybe I'll change my tune. Enter the MusicMachine, the music box all music boxes should aspire to be. Read More >>

Japan Turned the One Surviving Tsunami Tree Into a Gigantic Sculpture

Two years ago yesterday, Japan was ravaged by a horrible tsunami. And now, right on the anniversary of the disaster, there's a new memorial to the people and things who lived through it: the "miracle tree" that survived the surge has now been converted into a sculpture. Read More >>


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