Vanessa Ruiz – The spellbinding art of human anatomy

Vanessa Ruiz takes us on an illustrated journey of human anatomical art over the centuries, sharing captivating images that bring this visual science — and the contemporary artists inspired by it — to life.

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Watch This Artist Turn Water Into Masterpieces

Using an ancient technique called “ebru,” Turkish artist Garip Ay transforms water into recreations of famous paintings. According to the Turkish Cultural Foundation, ebru, also known as “marbling”, involves brushing colour pigments in a pan of oily water and transferring the pattern to paper.

What if…?

Web cartoonist Randall Munroe answers simple what-if questions (“what if you hit a baseball moving at the speed of light?”) using math, physics, logic and deadpan humor. In this charming talk, a reader’s question about Google’s data warehouse leads Munroe down a circuitous path to a hilariously over-detailed answer — in which, shhh, you might…