Wunderkammer

a cabinet of wonder

Happy Easter.
This photo shows the actual circulatory system of a rabbit, preserved through a technique called plastination, a process invented by the controversial (& super creepy looking) anatomist Gunther Von Hagens.
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Happy Easter.

This photo shows the actual circulatory system of a rabbit, preserved through a technique called plastination, a process invented by the controversial (& super creepy looking) anatomist Gunther Von Hagens.

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Happy Birthday Mr. Houdini.
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Drama in the Air (1904, dir. Gaston Velle)
All I want is an airship, even if it means perishing in flames.
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Drama in the Air (1904, dir. Gaston Velle)

All I want is an airship, even if it means perishing in flames.

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Jess Dixon in his flying automobile, circa 1940.

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Jess Dixon in his flying automobile, circa 1940.

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Convair Model 118, November 1947.

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Convair Model 118, November 1947.


"Aesthetically, the machine-animal collage series embraces the low resolution and the deteriorated quality of a Xerox copy. The photocopied images and the cut and paste methods working by hand produces images that become difficult to date. The images could be seen as a relic from the past, a lost scientific manual, or a Dada-like, Max Ernst-like collage image. Or the images could be seen as a contemporary work, a manual for a design for the future."
-Nicolas Lampert

The Golden Beetle (1907, dir. Segundo de Chomón)

I stumbled upon this dazzlingly hand painted trick film on oldhollywood.  

Theo Jansen’s “beests" shatter the walls that separate art from engineering. Watch Jansen’s TED talk to learn more.

I’m tempted to grow out my whiskers again.  But I’m discouraged to think I’ll never live up to the epically barbate Hans Langseth, the world record holder for the longest beard, at 18.5 feet.  Well, a boy can dream…

I’m tempted to grow out my whiskers again.  But I’m discouraged to think I’ll never live up to the epically barbate Hans Langseth, the world record holder for the longest beard, at 18.5 feet.  Well, a boy can dream…

Happy Valentine’s Day.
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