Virtual reality (VR) is a term that applies to computer-simulated environments that can simulate physical presence in places in the real world, as well as in imaginary worlds.

ETHEREAL MACRO SNOWFLAKES by Andrew Osokin

Russian photographer Andrew Osokin is a master of winter macro photography. His photo collection is chock full of gorgeous super-close-up photographs of insects, flowers, snow, and frost. Among his most impressive shots are photographs of individual snowflakes that have fallen upon the ground and are in the process of melting away. The shots are so detailed and so perfectly framed that you might suspect them of being computer-generated fabrications.
They’re not though. The images were all captured using a Nikon D80

The History of The Beatles

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Abstracts Forms by Thomas Hopper

Photography by Gregory Colbert.

Illustrations by Joel Robinson

Take Off by Cole Rise.

Just a friendly reminder as to how small we really are. Song: “Indian Summer” by Jónsi & Alex.

Enjoy!

Photography (Silent World by Michael Kenna).

Poem To Loneliness by Sri Chinmoy.

Smile my hearth smile. You will see loneliness nowhere. Do not blame heaven and do not blame earth for your loneliness. You are travelling the ways of loneliness because your mind has not tried to conquer the darkness of frustration-frown. A doubting mind is forced to live in the prison of loneliness. When our self offering comes to the fore, loneliness is bound to disappear. My world oneness heart is a perfect stranger to loneliness.

Here is a collection of posters by graphic artist Kazumasa Nagai from the 1960s and 1970s. ENJOY!

Before the World Intruded

Return me to those infant year,

before i woke from sleep,

when ideas were oceans crashing,

my dreams blank shores of sand.

Transport me to who i was

when breath was fresh as sight,

my new parts unfragmented

shield faith from unkind light.

Draw for me a figure whole, so different

from who i am. Show me now

this pictures: Who i was

when i began.

Galery by Daniel Danger

Seo Young Deok’s Incredible Chain Sculptures

The human body and its formation lie at the core of the Korean artist Seo Young Deok’s work who is preoccupied with the stories told through the human figure. His solo exhibition ‘Dystopia' took place at the INSA/Arko Art Centre in Seoul from 26 October 2011 until 31 October 2011 and showed his nude sculptures made meticulously in welded metal chain links piece by piece.   Seo Young Deok presented a number of nude sculptures, some lying on the ground, some hung on the walls. He used welded metal chains in order to model them linking them piece-by-piece.  At first glance, when someone takes a look at his work, one cannot help but notice that the artist draws strong references from the work of the renowned British sculptor Anthony Gormley. Gormley is known for using the human figure at the core of his work who on numerous occasions used his own figure to create metal casts making his body the artwork itself.

What  Seo Young Deok’s sculptures capture is the anxieties of the modern human and especially the anxieties of the younger generation. Through his work, he exposes today’s reality with all its problems and pitfalls. Thus, his body of work has a strong sociological meaning that reflects upon the fragmented world we live in. Some of his pieces lie on the ground and some of their parts are fragmented as if they have been broken. The artist, in that sense, tries to capture the struggle of his subjects.  The body is the form of a temple where the artist draws spiritual inspiration. Therefore, by breaking it down into pieces and sewing it back in circumstances of stress, this clearly indicates his position on the man of today and his state of mind. That, in combination with the industrial materials (plain and bicycle chains) implies a statement in terms of this distress evident in the human forms as a comment on today’s industrial and the manufactured world.

One might also go as far as to say that the fact that he is using chain and therefore a form of linkage is an attempt to present the natural form as one with the manmade and the mechanized. In other words, technology and the industrial are life today.