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Stop-motion animation a snail that “invents the wheel and goes through a cultural evolution, to finally get back to its origin”. Created by the German media artist Philipp Artus with a computer controlled laser on a phosphorescent surface.
Phase IV is an American science fiction film, made in 1974. It is the only feature-length film directed by the noted title designer Saul Bass, known for his work in Alfred Hitchcock’s movies.
Due to some unknown cosmic event, listed in “phases”, ants have undergone rapid evolution and developed a hive mind. A scientific team begins investigating strange towers and geometrically perfect designs that the ants have started building in the desert. The ant colony and the scientific team, along with a rural family, make war with each other, with the ants being the more effective aggressors. The narrative uses the scientific team as the main protagonists, but also has an ant “heroine” going about her duties in the colony. The film concludes with the last of the cosmic “phases,” Phase IV, which promises a new future for all life on Earth.
Despite the lurid tone of its poster art based on one of the shocking images from the film, Phase IV approaches its subject matter naturalistically, with relatively little melodrama. The film contains relatively little dialogue, mainly relaying the storyline visually.
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Astonishing mixed media works by Australian artist Patricia Piccinini reflecting her interests in biotechnology, evolution, gender, offspring and bioethics.
see Patricia’s website.
Vegetarian teeth designed to reduce meat consumption and improve individual health:
Humans are omnivores. Our teeth are designed to eat both meat and plants. Susana Soares and her colleagues designers and engineers of the Material Beliefs program propose to alter human teeth structures into those of herbivores, in order to become a better vegetarian.
Photo and article found here.