This incredible video was created by Hybrid Medical Animation, a group dedicated to the accurate depiction of the human body in dynamic, 3D images. Painstakingly stitched together from a series of x-rays, this video is meant to show the stress, cooperation, and grace of the human skeleton in motion.
Artists are those daring individuals who try to make a living out of pushing boundaries and challenging—and hopefully changing—our tastes. In the artist’s endless process of borrowing, blending and creating, art and…
A neon hammer and sickle sign flickers in angry, vindictive red as soon as I exit the Brighton Beach subway stop in Brooklyn, New York. Except it’s not there to promote communism; it’s a flashy attempt to sell mid-grade booze. At first this strikes me as a bit odd, but then what is communism if not–like capitalism–one of the most enduring, elaborate and nastiest marketing campaigns this world has ever seen? Besides, I figure, it’s probably best not to try to make too much sense of everything I see today. After all, I am in Little Russia.
Brighton Beach is Coney Island’s eccentric, slightly bedraggled aunt who thinks it’s funny to spike your 14-year-old cousin’s drink at the dinner table but then looks at you spitefully when you ask why he’s passed out at the table. Wizened 70-somethings sport gilded “Odessa” sailors’ hats while eating smoked herring at the boardwalk bar; babushkas in floral muumuus dot the well-worn street corners with a grimace chillier than the Cold War; battered and bruised men crowd around chess boards and toss half-empty beer cans to the ground not necessarily to dispose of them but perhaps to say—and loudly—“I am here”.
A further question we would have liked to see: when returning phone calls while in the bathroom, do you try to hide the sound of a toilet flushing?
Given the incredible amount of work our body does every day and its constitutive cellular processes, it’s absolutely amazing that we don’t get cancer starting when we’re born. Find out why that is by watching this video.