New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has just made 400,000 pieces of its collection available for high-res download online. I don't really know where to begin, but the search genres can get you around pretty well. Here's a Walker Evans photograph of three ladies riding the Lexington Avenue Express in 1938 to get us started. You can peruse the 399,999 (or so) other works here. [via]
The organizers have seen a transformation in the content since the site was launched. In the beginning, there were scribbles, doodles, and drawings. Then came flipbooks and word poems.
Now, more and more, there are collaborations, and clusters, and virtual versions of the Surrealist game Exquisite Corpse. Sometimes people work together on large drawings. Other times, interlopers take over.
“Clearly we have no control over what is actually going on,” Eliasson says.
Shall we start a project? I'd vote for [...]
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At Digg, Lindsay Mound made some wonderfully bleak illustrations to accompany this service-y "How Not To Kill Yourself With Household Items" post. On potatoes:
Spoiled potatoes are seriously dangerous. Medical cases reportcardiac dysrhythmia, nightmares, headaches, and dizziness from eating just over 40 milligrams of the stuff! Eat more than three times that and you can die from central nervous failure.
OK, but how do I get those braids? [Digg]