Interactive LED Sculpture Projects Visitors’ Faces 14-Feet-Tall

Ever wanted to see your face as a 14 foot sculpture? Well now you can in Columbus! As We Are is a 14-foot interactive sculpture by artist Matthew Mohr currently installed in the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The head-shaped work slowly rotates through a database of faces, displaying a range of Columbus residents and its visitors on 24 horizontal bands of LED screens. The monitors wrap nearly 360 degrees around the piece, leaving a gap for a photo studio where guests can pose for pictures that will be featured on work’s screens.

As We Are presents Columbus as a welcoming, diverse culture where visitors and residents can engage on multiple levels through an interactive experience with public art,” says Mohr in an artist statement about the interactive structure. “It is an open-ended, conceptual piece that explores how we represent ourselves individually and collectively, asking participants to consider their identity in social media and in public. It asks all viewers to contemplate portraits of people from different ethnicities, and gender identities.” Check out the full project here.

Fractal: A Magnificent Supercell Thunderstorm Timelapse

For the last decade, Kansas-based photographer Chad Cowan has driven almost 100,000 miles across the United States chasing powerful supercell thunderstorms and recording them in high definition. The endeavor began as a personal project to capture a few storms as they developed but quickly grew into a full-blown obsession. Cowan has recorded hundreds of storms and condensed the highlights into this short film titled Fractal with editing help from Kevin X Barth.

The ride of the future: A bicycle

The bicycle as we know it is is not, and probably will never be a finished product. Since it’s invention it has continuously evolved, with constant contributions and alterations to its basic design from all around the world, always looking to make improvements on it. Cyclotron has taken the humble bicycle one more step into the future. To learn about the numerous features, click here.

Elaborate Floral Scrollwork Engraved on Coins

Over the past few years we’ve explored a number of artists keen on transforming the faces of coins into sculptural artworks, a craft dating back to the 18th century that’s known colloquially as a hobo nickel. One such artist who has his own unique twist on etching the faces of coins is UK-based engraver Shaun Hughes who focuses mostly on embellishing existing coin faces with different styles of floral scrollwork. The patterns often sprawl directly across the coin’s portrait creating an intriguing tattoo-like effect. Hughes shares photos and process videos on his Instagram account and sells many of his final creations on Ebay.