The Remarkable Paintings of Tetsuya Ishida

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Man as the machine

Tetsuya Ishida was a remarkable and prolific Japanese painter who depicted scenes of ordinary Japanese life, but with the protagonist (a self portrait) always trapped in a machine-like body, or treated as part of a production line. He was born in June 1973 and died in 2005 after being hit by a train. Some think his death may have been a suicide. Here are a few of the images that represent his legacy. (Pics)

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Top 10 Photos of the Week

Top 10 Photos of the Week

Because of the tight economy, mail order bride companies have been
cutting corners, shipping brides without adequate packing, and
even worse, sending them without the instruction manuals

Are things funnier if they are bizarre, weird, or strange? Or is humor best staged around the surprise value of catching you off guard. Well, this week we are testing both approaches, along with a couple that make no sense at all. (Pics)

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2008 International Science And Engineering Visualization Challenge

2008 International Science And Engineering Visualization Challenge 

 “Glass Forest”

The 2008 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge has just concluded with some pretty astonishing imagery in the winning slots. This picture, dubbed “Glass Forest,” is a scanning electron micrograph of diatoms (weird unicellular algae) clinging to a marine worm, and won the photography category: to my eyes it looks half like a palm tree and half like a Star Trek effect. The illustration category winner is even more amazing.

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