Monday, 2 March 2015

Sunday, 1 March 2015

The Strange Evocative Art of Piia Lethi

Piia Lethi (b. 1973) is an interesting artist from Finland. You can find her here 

Pandemonio by Valerio Spinelli

Valerio Spinelli (b. 1980 in Rome) is an Italian graphic designer, illustrator, animator and sound designer. In Pandemonio he creates bizarre creatures by overlapping what seem like felt circles....
You can find other Valerio's creative projects on Pixelpongo 

P A N D E M O N I O from pixelpongo on Vimeo.

Friday, 27 February 2015

The Moment of Beauty

Direction, concept, design & animation by Takayuki Sato, music by Yukiko Tanaka

The Moment of Beauty from Takayuki Sato on Vimeo.

Monday, 23 February 2015

Aquatic Wildlife by Sandro Bocci

Breath-taking, highly psychedelic macro timelapses of marine life filmed under ultra violet light by Italian filmaker and documentarist Sandro Bocci. The video is a "premiere" of  Bocci's upcoming non-verbal film Prograve.
(Thanks Colossal)

...meanwhile... from Sandro Bocci on Vimeo.

Medicines of Other Times


There were times - before the invention of "drug prohibition" - when people could go to their doctors or even directly to pharmacies and get "effective psychoactive medicaments" for their ailments (cold, sore throat, cough, arthritis, physical slackness, depression ecc. ecc.) From mid-1800 to about 1920,  coca/cocaine and morphine/heroin were part of the official international pharmacopoea and were largely used by the old and young population, even by children. While some people became "addicted" to these substances, the majority  used them occasionally and for brief periods of time, without getting an assuefation. Probably a good percentage of adult people were anyway in fact "addicted" but having a continuos, cheap access to the medical "source", they didn't even realized it and continued to use small amounts of the substance(s) lifelong. Above all, there wasn't the modern stigma against drugs, the "junkies" were just unlucky people (or simply "vicious" ones) and all depended on personal self-control and medical advice....
Here is an interesting gallery of  old medical products available in those times of new discoveries and young pharmaceutical industry....
See article and complete pix gallery on Dangerous Minds 

Sunday, 22 February 2015

The Monk in the Statue

Thanks to  CT scan and endoscopie, the mummified body of the Buddhist meditation master Liuquan,  a monk who lived around the year 1100 and who belonged to the Chinese Meditation School, has been discovered hidden inside a precious statue dating from the eleventh or twelfth century.
This astounding discovery has been made at Meander Medical Centre in Amersfoort, The Netherlands.
Buddhists believe that certain spiritually  elevated masters can decide the moment of their departure from the physical dimension and attain it during deep meditation...
Read more on Robs Webstek