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Theres an Annual Light Festival in Prague and It Looks Amazing

© Marek Madensky For the last 5 years, the SIGNAL Festival of Lights has been largest cultural event in the Czech Republic, drawing over 2 millions attendees to Prague since its inception. This year’s festival, which ran from October 11-14 featured over 20 installations; most of which were site-specific, light and 3D projection mapping projects, often combined with audio. They were installed in the downtown neighborhoods of Karlin, Centrum and Vinohrady. The size and scale of the installations are hard to convey online. It’s a true sensory overload, a shared…

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Bored Commuters Can Ride This Bike and Knit a Scarf With 5 Minutes of Cycling

Cyclo Knitter is a project by design student George Barratt-Jones. The goal? To make waiting for your train in the winter more enjoyable by making a human-powered machine that creates scarfs in 5 minutes. George adds: “Imagine Its the midst of winter. You are cold and bored waiting for your train at the station. This pedal powered machine gets you warm by moving, you are making something while you wait and in the end you are left with a free scarf! That you can decide to keep yourself or give…

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Every Year Japanese Art Students Get Together and Make Giant Animals Out of Straw

Since 2008, students from the Musashino Art University in Tokyo have travelled to Niigata City, Japan to create huge sculptures made from straw (featured previously) for the Wara Art Festival. The giant straw sculptures are built atop large wooden frames which serve as the base for the woven straw artworks. The festival also features kite flying, a miniature market and other events. It’s a huge hit with kids and parents as people get to interact with the sculptures, taking photos and playing in the open fields. Below you will find…

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