Artist Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic films his painting process step-by-step to create “living paintings,” in which viewers can watch his art magically come together on the page without ever seeing his brushes or hands. “It’s a painting in process, it’s a work of film, it’s an actual tactile painting,” he told CNN. Mestrovic uses high resolution cameras to capture each frame of the paintings’ creation. The Buenos Aires native spent years living in Japan, where he studied calligraphy and lettering. That talent has a massive influence on his artwork, giving it a richer feel. CNN put together a nifty video discussing his work if you’d like to see his paintings in action. Watching the beautiful colors come to life without the help of a human hand is nothing short of stunning. [CNN]
Fitness vlogger John David Glaude of the YouTube channel Obese to Beast has lost 160 pounds since he started getting into fitness, and that’s come with a side effect he didn’t originally expect: A lot of loose skin. It’s a predictable result of extreme weight loss, but not one that’s been well-documented in American culture.
Glaude wanted to do his part to change that, so this weekend he posted a vlog titled “My Biggest Insecurity: Loose Skin.” In it, he demonstrates some of the ways he creates the illusion of not having loose skin, and shows the areas of his body that were the most effected by the extreme weight loss – his arms, chest, stomach, and thighs. You can hear an anxiety in his voice that isn’t present in his other videos while he’s undressing and explaining how he hides the skin, what he does to feel comfortable in public, and how he’s felt about the way his body looks unclothed. Keep reading »
Filmmaker Topaz Adizes highlights how real couples tackle tough conversations by having lovers pose the awkward question of whether they’re the best their partner has ever had. The video is a part of Adizes’ film project “The And”, in which 30 couples approach honest talks in a genuine, not-so-Hollywood way. Have you asked your significant other this question? Would you ask, or would rather not know the answer? [HuffPost]
Ryan Arcand has been homeless for 30 years. When Roslyn Polard of Edmonton, Canada came upon him playing an outdoor piano in town, she knew she was witnessing something special and pulled out her phone to record the moment. Polard told her that he’d written the piece and that nobody taught him to play music. In the days since the video was posted last month, it’s attracted attention from millions of viewers. However, little was known about Arcand or his story. When CBC News crews set out to find him, it took them three days to track him down. Keep reading »
The Paris vs. New York debate has been (lazily) carrying on for decades, though in my humble opinion they’re too unique in their own ways to compare. This video by Franck Matellini compares the two cities side by side. His work showcases the very different vibes for each city evokes (and if I’m being honest, has me itching to ditch New York for a return to the City of Lights). [TravelPulse]
So, I’ll let everyone else talk about what it means that Anita Sarkeesian was on “The Colbert Report” to talk about GamerGate last night, because while I think it’s a newsworthy topic and she’s certainly the most reputable person to talk to about it, I just can’t with GamerGate anymore.
Here’s why. The most interesting reaction that I’ve seen to Sarkeesian’s Colbert Report appearance is this:
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