Thursday, May 23, 2019
Aliaksei Zholner is known for making fully functioning models from cardboard and paper.
His latest piece is a miniature 18-key piano that is tuned to play popular and classical pieces such as Fryderyk Chopin’s Polonez b-moll, Ludwig van Beethoven’s Für Elise, and Scott Joplin’s The Entertainer.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Meiselas was deemed to have made a consistently outstanding contribution to photography, influencing the way that audiences encounter and understand the form and exemplifying a commitment and personal investment to her subject matter and subjects that has left an indelible mark on the history of photography.
“Portrait of Ubu,” 1936.
But Maar’s work did not begin or end with Surrealism, nor with queasy repurposings of found objects and images. Maar, who was born Henriette Theodora Markovitch, in 1907, and lived to be eighty-nine, was several sorts of artist in the decade or less that her photography had free rein.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Photograph: Tyrone Siu/Reuters
Balloons in the shape of a Chinese tank and Tiananmen Square’s ‘Tank Man’ are placed in Liberty Square, ahead of the 4 June anniversary of China’s violent military crackdown against pro-democracy protesters in Beijing in 1989.
A robot created by MIT students Ben Katz and Jared Di Carlo managed to solve a Rubik’s Cube in a record-breaking, lightning-fast 0.38 seconds.
The video above shows it happening in real time, then in progressively slower times.
By comparison, Yusheng Du, a Chinese speedcuber, holds the [human] record for solving a 3x3x3 cube in 3.47 seconds.
For many, he will be remembered for his remarkable recovery and return to racing after being badly burned in a crash in the 1976 German Grand Prix.
Lauda, who underwent a lung transplant in August, "passed away peacefully" on Monday, his family said.
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Photograph by Kevin Lamarque / Reuters