Virtual Internet City

Visual City, designed by korean-born media artist Sang Un Jeon, is a physical visualization of the current topography of the world wide web, interfaced to a keyboard (‘where the interaction of the virtual and real world  takes place’, jeon explains).

‘Reflecting on how much of our time is spent on the internet, jeon represented each of several major websites with a real-world building whose height reflects the estimated unique monthly visitors of that service provider. twitter with its 250 million unique views becomes the new museum in manhattan, NY, while ebay’s 88 million translates to the more conservative grand central terminal. topping the list is google, whose 900 million views make it the world trade center, while facebook (750 million) becomes the empire state building and wikipedia (350 million) the gherkin building in london.’ Quoted from (www.sjeon.com/#Virtual-City.com)

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Tiny World in a Bottle

The  “Tiny World in a Bottle” project on Etsy instantly caught my eye due to my huge interest in anything miniature. Japanese artist Akinobu Izumi is the creator behind the project who creates miniature worlds within small glass bottles (H 22m / 0.9 inches, D 12mm / 0.5 inches). These miniature worlds depict scenes from a safari, underwater divers and flag football.

Lots of animals in safari, some are drinking water in a tiny bottle

Apatosaurus / Brontosaurus at a museum in a tiny bottle

Mantas and a diver are in a tiny bottle

Flag Football players in a tiny bottle

All of the above bottles and more can be purchased at: www.etsy.com/shop/tinyworldinabottle (Prices vary between bottles)

You can also follow Akinobu Izumi on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/TinyWorldBottle