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Auto Ink Tattoos You A Religion

Auto Ink

Auto Ink by Chris Eckert is “a three axis numerically controlled sculpture. Once the main switch is triggered, the operator is assigned a religion and it’s corresponding symbol is tattooed onto the person’s arm. The operator does not have control over the assigned symbol. It is assigned either randomly or through divine intervention, depending on your personal beliefs.”

[Auto Ink via: Ink Butter]

…Caleb Larsen made A Tool To Deceive and Slaughter?

A Tool To Deceive And Slaughter

Caleb Larsen’s A Tool To Deceive and Slaughter is a physical sculpture that is perpetually attempting to auction itself on eBay.

Every ten minutes the black box pings a server on the internet via the ethernet connection to check if it is for sale on the eBay. If its auction has ended or it has sold, it automatically creates a new auction of itself.

If a person buys it on eBay, the current owner is required to send it to the new owner. The new owner must then plug it into ethernet, and the cycle repeats itself.

Basically, it’s a work of art that can only be rented, since your ownership only lasts as long as it takes for someone else to outbid your purchase price.

[A Tool To Deceive and Slaughter]

[Via: MAKE]

…Scott Weaver knows dedication?

Over the course of 35 years (Scott estimates more than 3,000 hours of labor), he has assembled more than 100,000 toothpicks into a 9’ tall sculpture of San Francisco that includes such favorites as the Golden Gate Bridge, Muir Woods, Humphrey the humpback whale, the Ferry Building, and a full tour that he can send ping pong balls through on their way down the city.

Called “Rolling Through the Bay”, it won Best of Show at the Sonoma County Fair, and for good reason.

Check out the video for a little glimpse of what it takes to create such a mad machine:

[Via: Laughing Squid]

…It’s Website Wednesday: StreetArtLocator?

StreetArtLocator

The StreetArtLocator (v2) helps you locate street art near you. (Considering the name, the obviousness of that statement is not lost on me…)

With specific tags for graffiti, galleries, paintings, stickers, stencils, sculptures, and installations, it’s a Google Map powered guide to the beautiful art that’s all around you for controversially public consumption.

Just click on your area to see both a location and a picture of the street art that has been spotted and documented. Then, if you’re out and about and come across something that you’d like to share, just snap a pic and add it to the database to help those around you enjoy your find as well.

[StreetArtLocator]

[Via: Juxtapoz]