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“Things I Told the Internet, but Didn’t Tell My Mom”

The anonymous soapbox-like atmosphere of the Internet has long made it the best place to air out dirty laundry. Artist Anna Ladd is one of those people, and over the years she has confessed to all kinds of personal embarrassments on her blog. Her photo series Things I Told the Internet, But Didn’t Tell My…

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Watch This Animated, Pixelated Homage To
Watch This Animated, Pixelated Homage To “Mad Max”

There’s a specific image people think of when they hear the words “fan made” — usually something low budget, slop-dodged and inferior to the original. Basically, amateurish. But the medium of fan art has been growing in momentum lately and going into new, intriguing directions, like with Elliot Lim’shomage to The Wire and Yoann Hervo‘s fan made Simpsons tribute. This fan made…

This Old Video Of A 1976 Star Trek Convention Proves That Some Things Never Change
This Old Video Of A 1976 Star Trek Convention Proves That Some Things Never Change

Ahh, conventions. You go to one and you go to them all, right? It certainly seems like it. Just look at this old video from a 1976 Star Trek convention. Recorded by ultimessence, he took his old Super 8 camera down to Denver, Colorado’s Northgenn Mall to capture the rising swarm of Trekkies taking over America. Not…

“Tiny Dancers” Recreates Iconic Dance Scenes One Gif At A Time

Typically the words “tiny dancer” makes us think of Elton John’s popular song of the same name. But illustrator Charlotte Smith took the literal approach with her series Tiny Dancers, which feature, you guessed it, gifs of tiny dancers. With her simple drawing style, she highlights famous dance scenes, like Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” side-step or Billy Elliot‘s cathartic leaps….

Experience MMA Fighting Through the Eyes of a Philosopher in
Experience MMA Fighting Through the Eyes of a Philosopher in “Thrown”

On the surface, Thrown is a nonfiction book about mixed martial arts (MMA) fighting, but author Kerry Howley takes the story into strange waters. The book begins with “Kit”/Howley, a graduate philosophy student, attending a conference on the topic of Phenomenology. Bored, she leaves and wanders into the adjacent MMA conference next door. As she witnesses…

A Short Documentary About the Evolution of Home Theater
A Short Documentary About the Evolution of Home Theater

The way we consume media is changing more rapidly than ever. It’s hard to believe that less than five years ago streaming services (like Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc.) didn’t exist. We actually had to (gasp) shove little silver discs into our (gasp) DVD players. This short documentary by FilmmakerIQ explores the history of home theater and…

Michelle Guintu's
Michelle Guintu’s “Obsession” Is a Colorful, Childlike Homage to Nostalgia

San Francisco-based artist Michelle Guintu has an obsession with the ’90s. So it’s no surprise her appropriately titled exhibition at New Image Art Gallery simply plays off her low brow nostalgia-tinged aesthetic. Her work is often described as “kindercore,” which means part kindergarten and part hardcore. True, there’s something childlike about Guintu’s work, but her…