Be blown away. Contemporary. Art. Love. Burning Man embodies. Here’s to life.

Video by Roy Two Thousand, “creating music and visual art highlighting evolution and transcendental motion in a world inspiring love and light, community and compassion, and the energetic nature of life.”

Thank you. Enjoy your playa, wherever it may be.

Lake of Dreams by Roy Two Thousand


This is an exceptional, innovative use of projection mapping — on a moving face:

OMOTE is a collaboration between Japanese projection mapping specialist Nobumichi Asai, make-up artist Hiroto Kuwahara, and French digital image engineer Paul Lacroix.

Love living in the future.

OMOTE screenshot


Check out this animated graffiti by graphic designer and graffiti artist INSA:

INSA Gif graffiti Newcastle, UK GIF Graffiti by INSA Paris, France GIF Graffiti by INSA Taiwan GIF Graffiti by INSA Gambia


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Great story from Ethan Persoff and Scott Marshall’s comic series John Wilcock, New York Years:

Hollinshead Turns on the World Comic

Hollingshead describes his first LSD experience in his autobiography The Man Who Turned on The World:

I moved on to the roof and sat up there and began to observe. .. I beheld a city of 10,000 angry streets, and giant buildings fingered the sky; from a thousand throats the giant screams. A hundred trash-cans tumble lids and litters across the sidewalks, a siren goes hooting past, and all is CHAOS. My mind was in a state of confusion, of whirling distractions and distortions and intensely vivid non sequiturs. ‘I have broken the shell!’ I laughed. ‘Now I step forth easily from my body’s prison-cell and live in the realm of the primordial. I shall sing of heroes, wild men of the mountains, guardians of the door, and ancient legends…. I shall transform myself into a god who could walk across the tops of mountains… thousand-headed was Purusa, thousand-eyed, thousand-footed he reached beyond the earth!… Cuhulain rides his five fiery chariots across the firmament! Arthur and Lancelot in battle! The ground shakes! In the beginning was blood and fire…. I shall sing that you might listen and would know the glory that mall is, now, in his first dawning…. In the beginning, then … proudly the purple cock-man proclaims the arrival of the Dawn. The Warden of Robes enters to attend our abracadabra about Acid and All accompanied by large assembly of Acid Age Adams, Artists, Anarchists, Actors, Angels, Alchemists, Athletes, Aristocrats and assorted Acrobats. The ‘gates of heaven’ swing open on the court within; worshipping priests from 10,000 countries kneel before the royal insignia. The first rays of the sun gild the ‘fairy palms’; smoke of incense swirls round dragons writhing on each royal robe—they seem to float among the clouds.

It was a very strange first trip indeed, and it was of many hours’ duration, perhaps fifteen. What I had experienced was the equivalent of death’s abolition of the body. I had literally ‘stepped forth’ out of the shell of my body, into some other strange land of unlikeliness, which can only be grasped in terms of astonishment and mystery, as an état de l’absurde, ecstatic nirvana. I could now ‘understand’ why death could produce the sort of confusion I was experiencing. In life we are anchored through the body to such inescapable cosmic facts as space, gravity, electromagnetic vibrations and so forth. But when the body is lost, the psychic factor which survives is free to behave with uninhibited extravagance.


Miguel Chevalier’s “Magic Carpet” installation transforms the Sacre Coeur church in Casablanca, Morocco. A wonderful blend of modern and traditional, more of this please.

Magic Carpet - Sacre CoeurMiguel Chevalier’s “Magic Carpet” Projection Installation in Sacre Coeur, Casablanca, Morocco

What does sea water look like when magnified 25 times? Zip zap zoom, a whole lotta life!

Sea water magnified 25 times Sea water magnified 25 times. Photo by David Littschwager.

Lost at E Minor


The straight dope. We love music and visuals. But a visualizer made of fire…?! Wow, check it:

(skip to 3:40 to go straight to the music)

Yes, I really want to light it up.

Another ridiculously elegant example (skip to 1:25 for the music):

2,500 dancing flames. Yes. Have any burners tried this at a large scale? I’m waiting…


This blob of a plant has lived up to 30 modern human lifespans, or 3,000 years, in the Atacama Desert of Chile:

Llareta (Azorella compacta) 3,000 Year Old Llareta (Azorella compacta), Atacama Desert, Chile. Small, packed branches and leaves are so dense you can stand on it. © Rachel Sussman

This humble spruce has lived a staggering 9,550 years in Sweden:

Spruce Spruce (Picea abies) in Fulufjället, Sweden. Apparently the tall part is only 40 years old, the shrubby growth below is ancient. © Rachel Sussman

Here is a Nambian desert dweller, Welwitschia, of 2,000 years:

Welwitschia Mirabilis Nambia Welwitschia mirabilis, Nambia. © Rachel Sussman

And a truly ancient 80,000 year old aspen clonal colony in Utah:

Aspen (Populus tremuloides) Aspen (Populus tremuloides) clonal colony “Pando”, comprising more than 100 acres in Utah. © Rachel Sussman

These and more can be found in photographer Rachel Sussman’s new book, The Oldest Living Things in the World.

We are but fleeting moments of anti-entropy, with much to learn from these ancient plants.



Sky Photo credit D Sharon Pruitt, Creative Commons.

On an updraft, mind spirals.
Upward, outward.
Clouds part for piercing rays of thought,
Floating on the wings
of some buzzing insect.

A universe expands and meets itself in a mirror.
Reflection suddenly altering an entire destiny.
But it was always a reflection,
Floating on the wings
of some cerulean fish.

Light and time and energy collapse
into the only moment that ever was.
The dance of pure crisp air.
Floating on the wings
of it all.


Found in the Daikanyama neighborhood of Tokyo. Just call me DJ Cat Scratch.

DJ Cat

Oh, no, no…is that cat playing deadmau5?

DJ Cat Scratch

Cat DJs all over the place. For 30 bucks, why not.

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