A list of intriguing art things
One: We are going to begin with the most batshit and fun ‘thing’: this art exhibit by Austrian artist Erwin Wurm—featuring sculptures that introduce “the viewer to Wurm’s philosophical reflections, which is inspired by the 17th-century French philosopher René Descartes.” To hell with Descartes, how fun is that truck in a yoga class (lead image)? Or do you prefer this bizarre hot water bottle? (Design Boom)
Two: Floor796 is an ever evolving animation scene—with contributors adding countless references, events, and characters. The basic plotline:
[T]he 796th floor of an enormous space base, where many characters from different universes and periods of time work and relax. This story allows for any flight of imagination to be added. Robots, humans, anime characters, game characters, mythical creatures, you name it.
The result is amusingly detailed—and far more quirky than your basic sci-fi flick still. 80 Level has much more on this project.
Three: We are all about the whimsy today. Here’s a lovely Twitter thread of AI images—created by the seriously math-nerdy prompts devised by Tivadar Danka who is (surprise) a serious tech nerd. Why we find this intriguing: how mathematics can create great beauty—and destroy artificial categories we create to label human knowledge. FYI, below is what Danka calls: “The fundamental theorem of calculus: ‘The integral of a function's derivative recovers the original function, up to a constant.’"
Ok, another seriously weird one: “The central limit theorem: ‘The sum of a large number of independent and identically distributed random variables will be approximately normally distributed, regardless of the original distribution.’"