Photographer Jake Warga has traveled the globe as a professional photojournalist, but none of his subjects have been as wild and wooly as the classic American geek.
The geeks in this series have been captured in their native habitat, aka various niche conventions across the U.S., to ensure that they are captured where they feel most comfortable.
Removing the background and leaving each geek floating in white space makes these images a bit surreal, but it serves to eliminate any distraction from the true stars of the show- American grown geeks.
These whimsical sculptures by Wilfrid Wood are based on characters involved in a not so whimsical event- the 2011 London riots.
Wilfrid has captured the chaotic nature of these miscreants in clay, but rather than empowering this rogues gallery he shows the world what they truly are inside- a bunch of dim witted thugs who were having a good time at London's expense.
Brandalism was the name given to a street art campaign that covertly replaced billboards across the UK with works by artists such as Ron English, Leo Murray and Eyesaw.
The replacement pieces scathingly satirize the ideas and propaganda behind billboard ads, ranging from poignant and political to downright comical messages, like the Ron English ad for mythical meats pictured above.
25 artists from 8 countries gathered to take place in Brandalism, and you can see the rest of their subversive works at the link below.
After Aperture is a CG fan film with beautiful atmospherics and an understated elegance that attempts to explain what happens to Chell after she escapes from Aperture Science in the video game Portal 2.
Apparently the creator Zachariah Scott drew inspiration for the film from a sketch he saw of Chell sitting on the Companion Cube in the rain, and even though this short lacks action it has definitely captured the mood of life after Aperture.
These motto stones are known as the Babson Boulders, named after millionaire philanthropist Roger Babson, who commissioned out of work stonecutters to carve words into the boulders around Dogtown Common, Massachusetts.
The Babson Boulders date back to the 1930s, and many of the slogans have that Depression Era air of inspired determination, like a stony band of self-help gurus.
This awesome replica Xenomorph trophy skull, like the one seen in the Predator's collection in the movie Predator 2, will look all scary and impressive on your wall without the need to place yourself in the line of fire.
It was created by Wataru from Japanese company Psycho Monsterz, and it can be yours for a cool $875.00. Acidic saliva burns not included.
Cryptocat Adventure! was made by Nadim Kobeissi, the creator of the Cryptocat encryption service, to explain how his service works, and why it's better way to safely video chat and transfer files online.
Aside from being informative, this pixelated animated short is also really cute!
Some rather dark knights recently robbed the organizers of a French Renaissance Faire at swordpoint, taking away a $25,000 haul and a tale worthy of becoming a bard's song.
Here's how it transpired:
"There were apparently three to four members of the group, and they struck early on Monday morning. The organizers were counting revenue from the weekend faire in Bitche, near the France and Germany border. The faire, “Medievales Europeennes de Bitche,” is a huge one and draws more than 11,000 attendees. The amount of money they had on hand doesn’t surprise me at all.
Masks were unfortunately part of the thieves’ knight costumes, but hopefully they’ll be able to make arrests soon."
I guess the Ren Faire promoters are lucky the crooks weren't taking a note from Robin Hood's book, or else they'd be stuck full of arrows!
In an epic display of environmental cleanup, volunteers gathered almost 5,000 flip flops (thongs to Australians) that had washed up on the shore of Cape York's Chili Beach in Queensland.
It took marine conservation group Tangaroa Blue Foundation nearly a week to clean up the entire beach, and flip flops weren't the only things gathered, although from the look of the photos they make up the overwhelming majority of the mess.
I'm pretty sure a similar pile could be found on most beaches here in California. I wonder how many complete pairs were found?
This pixelated hood upgrades the creepy factor inherent in most ski masks, and makes anyone who wears one look like some sort of Minecraft killer.
It's called The Pixelhead, and was created by Martin Backes to serve as "media camouflage, completely shielding the head to ensure that your face is not recognizable on photographs taken in public places without securing permission."
It'll set you back almost $200, but isn't your anonymity worth a couple hundred bucks?
I'm pretty sure that the hardcore gamers in the world have gotten their fill of the video game Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, but in case you're waiting for the perfect time to pick up this epic gaming experience you should skip this spoiler-ish video and buy the game already!
The rest of us who've spent plenty of time in Skyrim will enjoy this animated short instead, which is part of the ongoing Machinima series How It Should Have Ended.