Friday, March 10, 2017

Link Round-Up: March 10, 2017

"Leeloo" by Tegan Bellitta
Part of the 'Leading Ladies' art exhibition curated by Time Beards.
Prints available for purchase from Sketchpad Gallery. US$60

10 Geek Bars In The U.S. That You Need To Visit

"The body horror genre is not just for those of us whose sensibility is tickled by the grotesque. Far more than being merely stomach-turning, it runs fantastically and viciously rampant with the anxieties we all have about our own physical vulnerability." In The Future of Body Horror: Can Our Art Keep Up with Our Suffering?, Davey Davis revisits The Thing and contemplates the genre's role in reflecting sociopolitical dynamics and fears of individual & collective safety, vulnerability, violence, and embodiment.

Etsy seller jamincjewelry has put a fun spin on space-themed jewelry with this set of nine stackable solar system rings.

How a cartoon cat’s gender identity launched a Wikipedia war

I could keep watching this for hours: Oddly Satisfying 3D-Printed Objects

If you’re new to Ghost In The Shell but like what you see from the trailers and behind-the-scenes stuff, you should probably check out the video from Distractotron below. It provides a brief overview of the history of Ghost In The Shell from the original manga to the upcoming film.

Inbox of Forgotten Emails lets you share all those emails you wrote but never sent. A fun CreativeMornings project, made possible by MailChimp.

Japanese artist Hiroshi Shinno builds hyperrealistic sculptures of insects that don’t exist: ...perfect forms of imaginative species that look as if they were built from vibrant leaves and delicate flower petals. Even this aspect of the creatures are false, as each leaf or petal was cast from resin and painted with acrylic paint before being placed on the model’s brass base.  "In addition to building these fantastical works, Shinno also sketches the initial ideas for his imaginative creatures in an Insect Diary on his website. You can see more of the Kyoto-born artist’s insect-based sculptures and 3D work on his Tumblr."

The original, and much beloved giant Gundam statue in Tokyo was taken down on March 5th, much to the dismay of tourists. You might be wondering why they would remove such a popular and clearly awesome attraction. There’s only one acceptable answer to that question—they’re replacing it with an even BIGGER Gundam.

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