The Sci-Fi Buddhist Temple That Is Wat Rong Khun

White Temple

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The old adage “You can’t judge a book by its cover” apparently also applies to a temple. Within Thailand’s White Temple, you will encounter a somewhat non-traditional interior. Where you may expect to find reverent Buddhist sculptures and quiet areas of worship, you’ll see crazy murals that blend science fiction imagery, pop culture and the teachings of Buddha. The reasoning? As artist Chalermchai Kositpipat said, “I desire for it to be built like a paradise. It is paradise on Earth, humans can be exposed.”

But for most, said paradise probably doesn’t include Keanu Reeves. Or, for that matter, being surrounded by spaceships locked in a battle for your soul.

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Giuseppe Randazzo Blends Art & Technology With Ease

Thinking about how many hours it would take you to even come close to assembling the artwork above? For Italian artist Giuseppe Randazzo, 3D printing made it all worlds easier. In a totally unique exploration of art, science, technology, coding, architecture and nature, Randazzo created these fun stone patterns using computer programming and three-dimensional printing techniques. Let’s just say he’s at the forefront of utilizing technology to create some seriously intriguing art.

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Handmade Goods: Where Art Meets Practicality

What do you do when your MFA doesn’t catapult you into the height of the literary scene? If you’re Joel Bukiewicz of Cut Brooklyn, you go into the handmade knife business. At first glance it sounds a bit odd, but the process of physically creating something by yourself and for someone else is a lot like writing. But unlike experimental poetry, a majority of people find knives useful.

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