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Surreal Image: 99 Wild Animals Drinking From A Pool

I feel both impressed and a bit freaked out by the newest art piece by Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang. Called Heritage, it includes 99 life-size sculptures of wild animals drinking in peace and harmony from a water pond. But perhaps the most impressive installation is Head On, which shows 99 wolves flying.


Final Flight Of The Sydney Monorail: An Ode To A Troubled City Icon

Once, when I was a boy, my parents decided to take my sister and I into the city for a day trip. We lived a few hours north, so travelling into the heart of Sydney was a rare treat. Dad worked in Sydney so coming in on his weekend wasn’t something we really ever did. As a novelty, my parents decided to take us on the Monorail, and it was a trip that changed me. Come Sunday, the monorail will embark upon its final flight. This is its story.


Culturemodo: NYC Unplugged Makes Sandy's Aftermath Look Beautiful

Much of New York City is still suffering huge power outages, meaning users are scrounging for juice to keep food fresh and gadgets alive. It’s not all bad though. The massive outage from Sandy has given way to some of the best photos I have ever seen of the Big Apple in this series dubbed “NYC Unplugged”.


Culturemodo: You Can Go On A Photo Walk With The Founder Of Lytro Today

The Lytro light-field camera came to Australia this week. It’s an amazing bit of kit, and the founder and inventor of Lytro, Dr Ren Ng is a wonderfully smart guy. Turns out that if you’re in Sydney this afternoon, you can go on a photo walk to test out the Lytro and get tips from Dr Ng himself. No competition, no gimmick, just good, clean photo-taking fun!


The Best Sketch Of The New York Skyline You Will Ever See

I love New York. It’s a beautiful city that has to be seen to be believed. I’ll get back there one day, but for now we can all gather around and watch this amazing free-hand sketch of the New York skyline and marvel at the skill of artist Patrick Vale.


Culturemodo: Speed Meet With A Genius

Before you say it: no, this isn’t speed dating for nerds. It’s something so much better.


Museum Is Literally Spitting Out Burned Exhibits

For his latest exhibit at the Museum of Moving Image in New York City, Berlin-born artist Aram Bartholl has installed a DVD burner into the side of the museum itself.


Culturemodo: Melbourne Has A See-Saw Made Of Light And Physics

If you’re like me, then you’re always wondering what it would be like to bounce a ball through space. Wonder no longer, intrepid reader, as we show you this beautiful see-saw currently set up in Melbourne’s Federation Square that lets players bounce light back and forth like you’re on another world.


Culturemodo: Shanghai's Museum Of Glass Is Shatteringly Excellent

Glass is ordinary, boring stuff, right? Shanghai’s Museum Of Glass shatters that perception with an extraordinary array of glass-related art and history, along with a cutting sense of humour.


The Avengers: The Gizmodo Review

Joss Whedon was handed a huge task in both writing and directing Marvel’s The Avengers, given that it’s the culmination of a sequence of half-a-dozen other movies. How well did he assemble his Avengers?