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White Shadow: Alfred Hitchcock’s First Film

Alfred Hitchcock made his first movie in 1924. The White Shadow was thought to have been lost forever, until three of the six reels were found mislabeled in the New Zealand Film Archive. Now the National Film Preservation Foundation has made it available online. What made this a big deal is that “The White Shadow” is [...]

Even More Gorgeous Pop Culture Makeup

You’ve seen Avenger’s eye shadow and movie scenes depicted in makeup, but if you just can’t get enough beautiful eye shadow styles, then don’t miss this great gallery over at The Mary Sue. Link

12 Luminous Shadow Artworks

I’m a big fan of shadow art, especially the ones where piles of trash have been assembled just so to produce something entirely different on a wall. Luckily, there are plenty of artists like Kumi Yamashita,┬áTim Noble and Sue Webster to fuel my addiction. Some of these you might have seen floating around the Interwebz [...]

Cloud Shadow of Mt. Rainier

Photo: Nick Lippert Take a look at this: a phenomenal sunrise of Mt. Rainier in Washington state, where the volcano actually casts a sky shadow on the clouds! From Seattle’s Komo News: Mt. Rainier has quite a few tricks up its sleeve for [...]

Checkers Optical Illusion Video

Checkers Optical Illusion on YouTube Using shadows to create an optical illusion, the video demonstrates how our brain compares and contrasts shadows. As explained by MIT: Just measuring the light coming from a surface (the luminance) is not enough: a cast shadow will dim a surface, so that a white surface in shadow may be reflecting less [...]

Kinect Hack Makes Shadow Puppets Real(ish)

The Microsoft Kinect has been selling like hotcakes, and geeks have been using it to do amazing things. The best I’ve seen so far is this “shadow puppet” app created in one day by exhibit designers Emily Gobeille and Theo Watson using free, open-source drivers for the Kinect. They actually connected the Kinect (ahem) to [...]