A behind-the-scenes peek at any creative process is interesting—this is why this time-lapse video of a graffiti artist at work is so riveting. From the first coat of foundational paint to the final finishing touches, the video breaks down the process of creating a complex piece of graffiti painting—considering that so many pieces of graffiti are painted in secret, away from the public eye, this is especially fascinating.
Jacob A. Riis arrived in New York in 1870. As the economy slowed, the Danish American photographer found himself among the many other immigrants in the area whose daily life consisted of joblessness, hunger, homelessness, and thoughts of suicide.
Telekinesis isn’t real, but you can fake it if you really put your mind to it. Conceptual artist Lisa Park did just that and surrounded herself with vibrating pools of her own brainwaves. But her final trick, total brain silence, turned out to be just a little too hard to fake.
If you lose your baggage in China, now you know why.
As part of the launch its 2013 Summer Reading Program, the Seattle Public Library set a new world record for the “longest book domino chain”. The chain, designed by two college students, took 27 volunteers, 2,131 books, seven hours and five failed attempts to complete.