1. African Masks from Africa and Haiti


    Photographer Phyllis Galembo went Africa and Haiti to photograph the art of the masquerade. “It’s the creativity,” says Galembo. “It’s not just the mask. It’s about the entire ensemble and the uniqueness of ritual dress.” 


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  2. 5 things I learned April 18, 2012

    1. Jetman [video] http://5thin.gs/HSS3mR

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    2. Sculpture made from cut willow branches [3 images] http://5thin.gs/HSS36p

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    3. Photographer creates ‘Desert Clouds’ [6 images and 1 video] http://5thin.gs/JaCtWy

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    4. North Korea seen from an American tourist’s train seat [1-hour video] http://5thin.gs/HQIMtw

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    5. Classic album covers recreated using Pantone color swatches [11 images] http://5thin.gs/HQJirI

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  3. 5 things I learned April 16, 2012

    1. Portraits cut from wire mesh [9 photos and videos] http://5thin.gs/HOgnKj

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    2. Shipping routes plotted by hand and animated [2 videos] http://5thin.gs/Jqnrqp

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    3. Intersections seen from above [15 photos] http://5thin.gs/HNqblw

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    4. 600 million tons of salt in the Dead Sea [20 photos] http://5thin.gs/HO1zHY

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    5. Time for a Cycle-skate revival [video] http://5thin.gs/HNdaIG

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  4. 5 things I learned Apr 2, 2012

    1. Overwhelming beauty of Japan’s wisteria tunnel http://5thin.gs/HOBKpU

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    2. Interactive 360-degree panoramas http://5thin.gs/HeXFIl

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    3. Cymbal hit filmed at 1000 fps http://5thin.gs/HBQo6P
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    4. Luminaris: clever creative fun and amazing short film http://5thin.gs/HO0YX2
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    5. Rear Window timelapse montage http://5thin.gs/H9gdYb
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  5. 5 things I learned March 30, 2012

    1. The collective snapshot http://5thin.gs/Hyyij1

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    2. Making the invisible visible (sounds like a definition of art to me!!) http://5thin.gs/Ht4aqi

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    3. Drawing turntables http://5thin.gs/HpUG12

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    4. Scissors confiscated by the TSA welded into spiders

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    5. Arctic motion http://5thin.gs/H7vojq

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  6. 5 things I learned March 26, 2012

    1.  Suspended bouncy ball installation http://5thin.gs/H54FrJ

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    2. Unity Skate Club: inline skaters in Ghana http://5thin.gs/GS8YGT

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    3. 25 of the best photos from Wikipedia http://5thin.gs/GS9dBN

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    4. BBC’s Planet Earth mashed up with music makes for a mesmerizing montage (16 videos) http://5thin.gs/Hb0FUh

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    5. Bike acrobatics: unnervingly awesome http://5thin.gs/H8T9YH

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  7. 5 things I learned Mar 23, 2012

    1. Stunning photos of bioluminescent phytoplankton http://5thin.gs/GKg8rY

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    2. Clever and fun short video full of reel ready camera tricks http://5thin.gs/GJOBIT

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    3. Hiking seen from a Corgi’s point of view http://5thin.gs/GKjvzf

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    . The wisdom of Morgan Freeman: a Supercut http://5thin.gs/GRXfsR
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    5. Abstract photos of wrecked cars http://5thin.gs/GKTiVP

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  8. 5 things I learned Mar 22, 2012

    1. Night surfing a river in Munich http://5thin.gs/GFPPXv

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    2.  Finger painted mural made of charcoal dust http://5thin.gs/GGpm9X
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    3. Behind the scenes of Metropolis 1925-1926 http://5thin.gs/GHhung
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    4. Synchronize: a short video on movie imagination http://5thin.gs/GFXlV2
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    5. Photos on gelatin pills http://5thin.gs/GHfJXn
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  9. 5 things I learned Mar 19, 2012

    1. Adele’s Rolling in the Deep covered on a 古箏(gu-zheng) http://5thin.gs/zdapFw

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    2. Crazy amazing Peruvian mountain track biking http://5thin.gs/yE0q58
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    3. Conceptual natural history photos http://5thin.gs/xF5ZWk
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    4. Evolution of the Moon http://5thin.gs/xIXiFr
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    5. Silhouettes seen from far away http://5thin.gs/x40BLc
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  10. 5 things I learned Mar 16, 2012

    1. The sights from the Salton Sea http://5thin.gs/FPJJ2P

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    2. A jump rope’s perspective http://5thin.gs/FOaoA8
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    3. The 2012 Iditarod http://5thin.gs/wC4y00
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    4. Beautiful quarries http://5thin.gs/FOeEyh
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    5. Sights from Cuba http://5thin.gs/Ak8cEO
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