Posts by Margherita Cole

November 22, 2019

Life-Size Sculptures of Raw Human Emotions Made From Discarded Machine Parts

Although metal is often seen as a cold and hard medium, one artist has found a way to breathe life into the material, allowing it to appear loose and free. In her Blown Away series, British artist Penny Hardy constructs life-size metal sculptures made from discarded machinery that’s based on the human body, each one exploring an emotion or experience.

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November 19, 2019

This Polaroid Printer Instantly Turns Photos on Your Phone into Analog Prints

Polaroid photos have provided instant gratification and fun for decades, not to mention rich aesthetic value. And with the introduction Polaroid Originals cameras, users are well versed in Polaroid’s sophisticated blend of analog and digital technology. Now, the nostalgic photo brand has released an instant Polaroid printer—allowing users to transfer photos from their phone onto analog prints. The Polaroid Lab is a revamp of the crowdfunded Impossible Project from seven years ago.

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November 15, 2019

Artist Draws Monsters Bursting Out of Phones of People Staring at Their Screens

Cellphone use is a staple of modern living; but, around the world, it’s becoming all too apparent that people are consumed by their mobile devices, even while taking a stroll outside. Some cities in China and Europe have designed “texter sidewalks” just to clear pedestrian traffic jams. If you’re not in one of those uniquely designed spaces, though, seeing groups of people with their heads down is an all-too-familiar sight.

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November 12, 2019

Herculaneum: Pompeii’s Sister City That Survived a Volcanic Eruption in Ancient Rome

The devastating history of Pompeii is so bewitching that even today the name evokes an immediate emotional response. However, Pompeii wasn’t the only Ancient Roman town to be preserved by Mount Vesuvius’s eruption. Halfway between Naples and Pompeii lies the smaller, wealthier town of Herculaneum, which followed a slightly different fate.

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