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Charlie Chaplin Created the Original ‘Distracted Boyfriend' in 1922

Charlie Chaplin Created the Original ‘Distracted Boyfriend' in 1922

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One of the biggest memes of 2017 was the ubiquitous “distracted boyfriend” photo that took over the Internet. The photo may have peaked in late 2017, but it appears that...
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This Poignant Music Video is About a Photographer's True Love

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Back in 2001, this music video made the rounds on the Web before “going viral” was even a thing. It's for the hit song “Because I'm a Girl” by the Korean pop trio KISS (the...
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This 1921 Cartoon About Photos is One of the First Memes

This 1921 Cartoon About Photos is One of the First Memes

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In 1921, the satirical magazine The Judge published this two-panel comic about how you look in photos. It's strikingly similar to the “Expectation vs. Reality” memes that...
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2,924 Photos of NYC Parks Found After Being Forgotten for 40 Years

2,924 Photos of NYC Parks Found After Being Forgotten for 40 Years

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A conservancy official in New York City was cleaning out an office in late 2017 when they came across two cardboard boxes. Inside were 2,924 color slide photos of NYC parks...
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Take a Trip Through New York City in the Year 1911

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Back in 1911, the Swedish film production company Svenska Biografteatern visited New York City during a trip to America and shot footage of various street scenes. The film has...
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This Photo Shows a 65-Foot-Tall Lava Dome

This Photo Shows a 65-Foot-Tall Lava Dome

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Here's a strange and beautiful photo of a lava dome during a volcanic eruption. It's not just any bubble, though: the dome pictured is rising a whopping 65 feet into the...
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The First GoPro Was This 35mm Film Camera

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When you think of GoPro, you probably picture a neat, compact digital action camera, but the original GoPro was actually a 35mm film camera. Here's a 7-minute video by Thirty...
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Colorized Photos of American Child Laborers

Colorized Photos of American Child Laborers

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Photographer Lewis Wickes Hine once said: “There is work that profits children, and there is work that brings profit only to employers. The object of employing children is not...
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This is What Digital Cameras Were Like in 1995

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There are plenty of new digital camera unboxing videos these days, but they're generally not like this one. Lazy Game Reviews got its hands on an Epson PhotoPC and created this...
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The 19-Year-Old Who Shot Spy Camera Street Photos in the 1890s

The 19-Year-Old Who Shot Spy Camera Street Photos in the 1890s

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Carl Størmer was a Norwegian mathematician and physicist who's best known for number theory and studying auroras. Aside from his intellectual pursuits, Størmer was also an avid...
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Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Fujifilm's Next GFX is a 102MP Medium Format Mirrorless with PDAF, IBIS, 4K

Fujifilm's Next GFX is a 102MP Medium Format Mirrorless with PDAF, IBIS, 4K

Fujifilm today announced that it's currently building its third GFX medium format mirrorless camera. The new flagship camera will feature a 102-megapixel sensor and a number of... Read more ...

RBA Studio / Randy Bens Architect

RBA Studio / Randy Bens Architect

© Ema Peter Architects: Randy Bens Architect Location: New Westminster, BC, Canada Lead Architects: Randy Bens, Architect AIBC Area: 350.0 ft2 Project Year: 2016 Photographs... Read more ...

Fujifilm GFX 50R is a 51.4MP Medium Format Rangefinder-style Mirrorless

Fujifilm GFX 50R is a 51.4MP Medium Format Rangefinder-style Mirrorless

Fujifilm has announced the new GFX 50R, a new medium format mirrorless camera that features a compact, rangefinder-style body that's reminiscent of famous medium format film... Read more ...

Panasonic's S1R and S1 Will Be its First Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras

Panasonic's S1R and S1 Will Be its First Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras

Panasonic has announced the development of its first two mirrorless cameras: the Lumix S1R and S1. As part of the newly revealed L-Mount Alliance , the two cameras will feature... Read more ...

Writ in Water / Studio Octopi

Writ in Water / Studio Octopi

© Andrew Butler Architects: Studio Octopi Location: Runnymede District, Surrey, United Kingdom Lead Architects: Studio Octopi Collaborators: Mark Wallinger artist Project Year... Read more ...

Venice Biennale's ‘Lightbox' Exhibition Explores Material Memory

Venice Biennale's ‘Lightbox' Exhibition Explores Material Memory

A still from PLANE-SITE's video of Jorge Hernandez' installation at the Palazzo Bembo in Venice. Image Courtesy of PLANE-SITE The European Culture Center's Time Space... Read more ...

Senior-Citizen University of Fengxian / Atelier GOM

Senior-Citizen University of Fengxian / Atelier GOM

© CreatAR Architects: Atelier GOM Location: Hua Yuan Lu, Fengxian Qu, Shanghai Shi, China Lead Architect: Jiajing Zhang Design Team: Wenbin Xu, Cong Xu Area: 39458.0 m2 Project... Read more ...

Abstract Paintings by Prakornpatara JanthakhaisornPrakornpatara

Abstract Paintings by Prakornpatara JanthakhaisornPrakornpatara

Abstract Paintings by Prakornpatara Janthakhaisorn Prakornpatara Janthakhaisorn is an artist born in 1972, Thailand, recently living and working in Chiang Mai, the northern... Read more ...

Cathy Quinlan: Arcadian joy

Cathy Quinlan: Arcadian joy

Contributed by Sharon Butler / Cathy Quinlan, whose terrific new paintings and drawings are on view at Centotto in Bushwick, is old-fashioned. Instead of snapping images of... Read more ...

Parted Ceramic Mouths and Clenched Hands Enliven Tea Sets by Ronit Baranga

Parted Ceramic Mouths and Clenched Hands Enliven Tea Sets by Ronit Baranga

“Tea Party,” all images provided by Ronit Baranga Sculptor Ronit Baranga produces figurative ceramic works that combine human characteristics with inanimate objects such as... Read more ...