art stories

As rapidly as our technology is advancing, it's not completely unrealistic to think that one day we'll be able to simply lay down onto a platform and have our DNA automatically cloned. Such a science fictional contraption is exactly what one British artist had in mind with his latest work.
You've gotta be brave to strap into the Auto Ink. It's an automatic tattoo machine that not only permanently draws on your body, but picks what it'll draw as well. When you start it up, it randomly chooses a religion and its corresponding symbol and then brands you with it.
Time does not treat paintings well. Old paint tends to become contaminated when exposed to the air for a long time, and it ends up fading the work to the point of being unrecognizable. But NASA looks to have figured out a way to bring these paintings back from the dead.
With all of these fancy-schmancy 3D and holographic displays kicking around, sometimes it's good to remind ourselves that effective optical effects don't need a lot of technical muscle behind them. Just take a look at John Leung's "Magic Carp-pet," which uses just what looks like a slatted coffee table and a rug to achieve its effect.