How “Instagram traps” are changing art museums

There’s a warehouse in Brooklyn that feels like stepping into a dream. It’s an art exhibit but the only picture frames you’ll see are right here, on smartphones. This exhibit is part of a new generation of pop-up art experiences…

India’s trucks are works of art

India’s trucks are works of art

Drive through India and you are sure to see this. These are India’s trucks. Most goods in India are transported by truck. And as India’s economy has grown trucks have become central to how the country does business. But since…

Why knights fought snails in medieval art

Why knights fought snails in medieval art

We’ve all been there: after a long day at work, you sit down and binge-read some Arthurian romances. They’re called “illuminated manuscripts” – because they’re illuminated with illustrations in the borders, colorful drawings, and very … special doodles in the…

How Leonardo da Vinci made a “satellite” map in 1502

How Leonardo da Vinci made a “satellite” map in 1502

This map from 2019 was compiled using satellite and aerial imagery. Leonardo da Vinci made this one around 1502 — while stuck on the ground. How? When infamous Italian politician Cesare Borgia brought Leonardo da Vinci — the guy who…

Why we still need courtroom sketch artists

Why we still need courtroom sketch artists

What do P Diddy, Donald Trump, and Martha Stewart all have in common? Christine Cornell. She’s a courtroom artist who’s captured all of them at their trials. I’ve been covering trials for the last 1,000 years, which is about 1975.…

Panama Papers einfach erklärt (explainity® Erklärvideo)

Panama Papers einfach erklärt (explainity® Erklärvideo)

The naked lady that changed the rules of art

The naked lady that changed the rules of art

In the 1800s, most paintings looked like this. Muted colors, complex scenes, and lots of mythological stuff. But in 1865 something came along that was so different, it caused shock and horror and outrage. “ the body’s putrefying color recalls…

Adults React to SNL: Trump & Spicer Sketches (Saturday Night Live)

Adults React to SNL: Trump & Spicer Sketches (Saturday Night Live)

– (reporter) Wall Street Journal. – My favorite part is when she starts hitting people with the podium. Yes! (laughing) – (announcer) Oh, how we– – Oh! (laughing) Oh no! – Trump parodies are the best! – The only thing…

Drawing Your Favorite Animators! (and ranting about my life for 10 minutes) | Speedpaint

Drawing Your Favorite Animators! (and ranting about my life for 10 minutes) | Speedpaint

*Darude sandstorm* If you haven’t subscribed yet – This is your chance! I highly recommend it! And I’m sick again as I’m recording this. Um, yeah… Let’s just get into the video! I figured out I could just draw those……

Why this black hole photo is such a big deal

Why this black hole photo is such a big deal

On April 4th, 2017, a privileged group of telescopes on mountains across the planet switched on at the same time. For the next week they danced in unison, collecting radio waves dispatched from the center of our Milky Way galaxy…