Jim Power, the Mosaic Man
Bal de l’Internat was an annual event started by medical schools in the 19th century Paris. The Ball was the greatest event of the year expected by all generations of the medical profession. The ceremony was not to be missed under any circumstances as it deeply embodied a spirit so special that it can no longer be found in any other event.
Formerly the Ball took place just after the completion of the boarding of medical schools, and the invited who would soon become colleagues. During this great event bosses, managers, internal and external medical professionals would meet in costumes rich with tradition. Prominent artists of the time created stunning invitations and posters featuring nudes, ample alcohol and debauchery.
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A few years ago Bill Gates was asked what he would be doing if he was a teenager today. His reply was “hacking bilogy”:
“Creating artificial life with DNA synthesis. That’s sort of the equivalent of machine-language programming,” says Gates, whose work for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has led him to develop his own expertise in disease and immunology. “If you want to change the world in some big way, that’s where you should start — biological molecules.” Which is why the hacker spirit will endure, he says, even in an era when computers are so ubiquitous and easy to control. “There are more opportunities now,” he says. “But they’re different opportunities. They need the same type of crazy fanaticism of youthful genius and naivete that drove the PC industry — and can have the same impact on the human condition.”
And now he’s doing it (through his foundation):
California-based photographer Jean-Paul Bourdier has sent designboom images of his collection of photographs entitled ‘bodyscapes’, of which he is gathering funding for a book of 240 works titled ‘leap into the blue’ in a kickstarter campaign. Bourdier concentrates on the beauty and geometry of the human body, combining landscape and flesh as a canvas to create a visual union, with all of the images having been shot on site in analog photography, without the use of digital manipulation.
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One of the thrift stores I frequently visit had a functioning electronic organ and I was lucky enough to record this man playing it. It’s a little surreal and beautiful at the same time. Unfortunately I didn’t get around to finding out who he is - he was so absorbed that I didn’t want to disturb him.
Anyone know the name of the melody?
Stunning view from the ISS at night.
Kids love randomness. So we created an ever-expanding world of milk-related randomness. Now kids love milk.
Agency: Twist Image
Role: Art Direction
[caption id=”attachment_5130” align=”aligncenter” width=”1100”] Mobile experience for Get a Load of Milk.[/caption]