The smudges on your phone’s screen look remarkably different when they’re blown up and hung on a gallery wall. Since 2011 Evan Roth has been making prints that turn our everyday touchscreen gestures into art. Called Multi-Touch, the series is an exploration of this relatively new form of interacting with computers. “It’s about visualizing these new gestures of us kind of awkwardly touching pixels for the first time,” says Roth.
To make the prints, Roth slips a piece of tracing paper on his phone, dips his fingers into ink and then it’s digital business as usual. In the past, he’s visualized the simple act of swiping horizontally across the screen to unlock his phone, he’s documented finger-typed passwords and captured the gestures made while beating every level of Angry Birds. (via Wired)
In the midst of the vast, vacant Sahara desert, just outside of Ouadane, Mauritania, lies a 30-mile wide geological oddity known the Richat Structure, or the “Eye of Africa.” From space, this natural curiosity forms a distinct and unmistakable bull’s-eye that once served as a geographical landmark for early astronauts as they passed over the Sahara.
Loch Coruisk, Isle of Skye - Dawn
George Fennell Robson (British, 1788–1833)
Watercolour and gouache on paper, 45.1 x 65.4 cm, ca. 1826-1832.
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection.