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Group 1: Brian Friedman & Yanis Marshall
Group 2: Mishay Petronelli, Zack Venegas, Judson Emery, Marie Ninja, Abby Lett, Robert Green & Kevin Vives
Group 3: Brian Friedman, Yanis Marshall, Zack Venegas, Judson Emery, Zack Reece, Kevin Vives, Robert Green & Jawi Buan

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Philippines-based artist Jordan Mang-osan harnesses the power of the sun to create beautifully detailed works of pyrographic art. Pyrography (or pygrogravure) is the art of decorating wood or other materials with burn marks resulting from the controlled application of a heated object. For Mang-osan that object is a magnifying glass, which he uses to direct the heat of the sun to etch dark marks onto prepared sheets of plywood. He creates pieces that range from grand landscapes to detailed portraits. It’s a slow and painstaking process required great skill and patience. Each piece takes Mang-osan several months to complete.

"The artist, who is an ethnic Igorot hailing from the mountainous Cordilleras region, stays close to his roots by working with raw, indigenous materials and focusing on subject matter that celebrates the rich heritage of his people and his country.”

To check out more of his pyrography pieces, visit Jordan Mang-osan’s Facebook page or head over to Fine Art America,

[via Demilked and My Modern Metropolis]


Seattle-based artist Carol Milne knits with glass, or rather, she creates wonderful glass sculptures that make it seem as though she’s either a superhuman glass knitter or in possession of enchanted knitting needles and very specialized gloves. The reality is actually much more complicated, but no less awesome. Milne invented her glass knitting technique back in 2006. It’s a process that involves knitting with wax instead of glass, followed by lost-wax casting, mold-making and kiln-casting.

First, a model of the sculpture is made from wax which is then encased by a refractory mold material that can withstand extremely high temperatures. Next, hot steam is used to melt the wax, leaving behind an empty cavity in the shape of the artwork. Pieces of room temperature glass are then placed inside the mold which is then heated to 1,400-1,600 degrees Fahrenheit depending on the type of glass. Afterward, the piece is slowly cooled over a period of several weeks, followed by a careful excavation process, where Milne delicately chips away like an archaeologist to reveal the final piece.

To check out more of Carol Milne’s extraordinary artwork visit the Glass Art SocietyMilne’s Facebook page or her online gallery.

[via Colossal]

More generally, I was writing about a very angry and deeply misogynistic group of people. These aren’t the cuddly nerds we made movies about in the 80’s. They’re very angry that the cheerleader still wants to go out with the quarterback instead of the men (boys) who are running the universe right now. The women they surround themselves with aren’t women who challenge them (and frankly, no woman who could challenge them would be interested in being anywhere near them.)

Aaron Sorkin said this about The Social Network, but I think it’s especially relevant with gamergate (via brainstatic)

mehhh but this totally erases the fact that women are now and always have been in the tech industry though? like seriously y’all, we are here. i had to put up with useless gamergate-esque pissbabies in college and i’m sure i will in the future too. i get what he’s saying and it’s true that gamers are angry in a very specific, misogynistic way. but it’s not that we’re not here. we are. we’re just outnumbered, and often spend our time fighting to prove our worth rather than hanging out on /b/ or wherever, honing our DDOS and doxxing skills.

(via stopthatimp)

Also Aaron Sorkin is one of the last dudes who should be talking about deeply misogynistic groups of people. 

(via stopthatimp)