For Fun: Entertaining Art Websites

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Alien Performance Art
http://www.zefrank.com/alien_art/

Ample Design
http://www.ampledesign.co.uk/va/
Beautiful site - painting music.

A Lot on John Cage
http://www.lichtensteiger.de/cage01.html
http://blogfiles.wfmu.org/KF/2007/04/cage4.mpg

Artesonoro
http://www.artesonoro.org/
Selective but broad web of international sound art.

Avatar Orchestra Metaverse
http://avatarorchestra.blogspot.com/
Avatar Orchestra Metaverse is a second life orchestra, populated by avatars - online representations chosen by real people, who then act as the avatar - and sometimes play in an orchestra. An international orchestra with members from Switzerland, Italia, Germany, Sweden, USA and Canada, AOM started in early 2007. If this intrigues you, look a bit further to http://www.secondlife.com.

A-WAL
http://www.a-wal.com/
"A-WAL is a new kind of cultural tool that allows individual users and organizations to upload their own photos and images to be displayed as background wallpaper in their email messages. A-WAL email is web mail, so you can access it from anywhere in the world, and use it the way you would your regular email. However, A-WAL is the only email that allows you to take creative control through featuring your own images." (from their website)

Berlin Wall Art
http://www.berlinwallart.com/
Beautiful collection of photographs of the Berlin Wall and its art six months before the wall fell.

Niki de St. Phalle's Tarot Garden
http://www.nikidesaintphalle.com/
http://www.thejoyofshards.co.uk/tuscan/index.shtml
The work of (not surprisingly) 24 years, Niki de St. Phalle's spectacular tarot garden is near the coast in Tuscany, Italy. Niki herself lived in the Empress during construction. Click on either of these links to browse through photos of this interpretation of the tarot's major arcana.

Dubline
http://www.dubline.com
Listen to the Belfast Cathedral recording.

Earth As Art
http://earthasart.gsfc.nasa.gov/index.htm
Stunning collection of images of planet Earth, taken by the Landsat-7 satellite and the Terra Satellite's Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER).

Fractals
Sprott's Fractal Gallery: a new fractal every day
http://sprott.physics.wisc.edu/fractals.htm
Spanky Fractal Database: http://spanky.triumf.ca/

Gallery of 'Misused' Quotation Marks
http://www.juvalamu.com/qmarks/

G-Force
http://www.soundspectrum.com/g-force/
Artistic music visualization

The Lake District Escape Line
http://www.golakes.co.uk/lakesescapeline/
This site, and the associated phone line, were made in England when the clocks turn back in the fall and winter seasons.

Life and Music
http://www.neticons.net/music_life/

Mark Jenkins - Street Installations
http://www.xmarkjenkinsx.com/outside.html

Morpho Towers
http://www.kodama.hc.uec.ac.jp/spiral/
If you want to make ferrofluid too, here's a recipe: http://www.instructables.com/id/EI3W4FX3FJES1763RJ/

Mosaic Atlas
http://www.mosaicatlas.com/atlas.aspx
Thousands photos of mosaics in many countries, with links to mosaic sites worldwide.

Museum of Non Primate Art (MONPA)
http://www.monpa.com/
The webpage says that "The Museum of Non-Primate Art aims to preserve the movements, marks and sounds of non-primate species and consider them, without prejudice, as modes of aesthetic communication, in the hope of gaining new insights into our world." Is there really a "British Council for Feline Aesthetic Advancement?"

My Generation
http://www.aolvideoblog.com/2007/04/17/worlds-oldest-rock-stars/
"Despite appearances, these aren't your ordinary grandparents. The Zimmers are the world's newest oldest (literally!) rock band and, apparently, they are taking serious aim at the pop music charts. In the video below, the seniors are performing a cover version of The Who's hit, "My Generation." The lead singer is 90 years old, but other group members are even older, edging toward 100. The band came together thanks to Tim Samuels -- a documentary filmmaker -- who claims that 'this is about old people sticking it back to the society that has cast them aside.'" (from the website)

Nora, the Piano-Playing Cat
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZ860P4iTaM
Nora is already getting YouTube fan videos.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yppjxvpl8oI&mode=related&search=

Overkill.de
http://www.overkill.de/
The best of Berlin's graffiti.

The Poetry Archive's mission is to make poetry accessible. As well as listing poems and poets on the site and allowing people to read them, it also includes audio samples where available. These include a fascinating recording of Robert Browning forgetting the words to his own poem, 'How They Brought the Good News from Ghent to Aix'.
http://www.poetryarchive.org

Space art
http://www.astro.mech.tohoku.ac.jp/SpaceArt/e/

Streetsy
http://www.streetsy.com/
Daily street art.

T-Shirt Monthly
http://www.belluard.ch/en/teeshirtmonthly/index.htm

Ubu
http://www.ubu.com/
Says the site, "UbuWeb is a completely independent resource dedicated to all strains of the avant-garde, ethnopoetics, and outsider arts." Lucky you, listen to Heathcote Williams read his own "I Will Not Pay Taxes" here.

Vienna Vegetable Orchestra
http://www.gemueseorchester.org/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1
Thrill to the sounds of the Vienna Vegetable Orchestra, performing on instruments made of fresh vegetables. They even do covers of Kraftwerk.
This is what it looks like: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpfYt7vRHuY

Wooster Collective
http://www.woostercollective.com/
The Wooster Collective, founded in 2001, is "dedicated to showcasing and celebrating ephemeral art placed on streets in cities around the world."