An Atlanta bomb squad shut down traffic for three hours Monday while it detonated a pinhole camera attached to a bridge that was part of a local university art project. The homemade camera, which was built with a Pepsi can, had a
Street art is usually meant to disrupt its environment and to capture our attention, but the artists on this list practice a special technique that makes their artist even more eye-catching and playful – they tailor their art to its surroundings so
Beginning in November 2013, Ukrainians protested the government's decision to distance itself economically from Europe in a movement that became known as EuroMaidan. The protests exploded into violence and burning tires in January after anti-protest
In this highly personal talk from TEDMED, magician and stuntman David Blaine describes what it took to hold his breath underwater for 17 minutes -- a world record (only two minutes shorter than this entire talk!) -- and what his often death-defying
Photographer Scott Chasserot has a degree in psychology, but never had a chance to apply it professionally until a recent project called Original Ideal managed to combine his passion for Freudian analysis and F-stops.
As a firefighter who regularly depends on the material's ruggedness and durability, Jake Starr has always known that canvas fire hose can stand up to extreme temperatures, water pressures, and beatings.
Eccentric billionaires are tough to impress, so their minions must always think big when handed vague assignments. Ross Perot's staffers did just that in 2006, when their boss declared that he wanted to decorate his Plano, Texas, headquarters with
As if all that we have covered in earlier chapters of this long story were not enough, Yank Barry also perpetrated what is regarded by some art scholars as one of the biggest--if not the biggest--art fraud in all of history...
Microapartments make living in a big city semi-affordable, but tiny, featureless boxes can hardly be called homes. When Madrid-based graphic designer Yolanda Pila decided to renovate her cramped chambers, she turned to PKMN Architecture (pronounced P
"Anal plug or tree?" Printemps Français pondered on Twitter. "Place Vendôme is disfigured... Paris is humiliated!" On top of this, an unknown assailant allegedly attacked McCarthy during the installation of the piece, "screaming that his sculpture
Peter Dahmen is a paper engineer. Which in practice is totally different than, say, a mechanical engineer or a civil engineer, but in principle maybe not so much. Engineers solve problems, and Dahmen does technically solve problems.
Author and writer Susan Blumberg-Kason has been interested in Hong Kong since an early age, when she dreamed of the the neon streets and double-decker buses. She soon moved there to study and married a Chinese man. The memoir about her experiences, "
A report claimed that the elusive street artist was actually Paul Homer, who was arrested for vandalism along with having thousands of dollars of counterfeit cash. That story was said to be false, as Banksy debuted 'Girl with a Pierced Eardrum' i