The oil-charred smell of the tar post pile flared the nostril of ever horse and rider that passed by. The wind was thick with the odor with the sand whipping the brows of the watchers on the hill who the vinelings kept control over with these links.

Su Jian – So many new pieces since our last look at the Bejing-based Concept artist, killing it with bots, ships, and animal/humanoid characters.

Big Walls – Peeta (aka Manuel Di Rita) creates mind-bending 3D optical illusion mural, canvas, and sculpture, captivate you for hours on end.

ISS Passing Across the Sun: Catch a glimpse of the International Space Station as it orbits the Earth and as it sails past the sun.

owl__kitty – Instagram follow of the week. This kitty is the next big hero in film with supporting actor roles along with Keanu, Tom, Leonardo, and the rest of Hollywood.

Animated Map of the Earth – One frame per month from NASA’s many Earth datasets animated to show the fluctuating seasons, focused on Arctic sea ice and vegetation.

AI Portraits Ars: the team has trained Generative Adversarial Network (GAN) models to reproduce human portraits, with different styles and levels of abstraction. Then portraits are painted in real-time at 4k resolution.

Antioch Mosaic – The World’s largest intact mosac will open to the public this year in Antakya, Turkey created over 1300 years ago.

Frank Tjepkema: The designer took a popular mass-produced chair and started sanding it to its bare minimum. Reverse generative design.

Legendary – New video for new single from, you guessed it, new album, dropping August 2nd.

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Josh is founder and editor at SolidSmack.com, founder at Aimsift Inc., and co-founder of EvD Media. He is involved in engineering, design, visualization, the technology making it happen, and the content developed around it. He is a SolidWorks Certified Professional and excels at falling awkwardly.