The Pittsburgh Photo Fair is the first PGH’s first photography art fair in recorded history, and it runs this weekend, April 21-22, at the former East Liberty YMCA ballroom. See more information about open hours, exhibitors and directions here.

The Pittsburgh Photo Fair is the first PGH’s first photography art fair in recorded history, and it runs this weekend, April 21-22, at the former East Liberty YMCA ballroom. See more information about open hours, exhibitors and directions here.


Pittsburgh-based Specter Studios is a quiet, dedicated and prolific costume studio on a small side street in Sharpsburg. Among other feats of wonder, they’ve created a perfect replica of The Fly’s head which you can buy and don tonight, if you’ve waited til the last minute to pick out your costume. No one will recognize you, and if they do, you know you have some personal work to do. We’re impressed with the work coming out of this collective of people — they’re gaining an international reputation in the music and film industries for their spectacular handiwork and somewhat alarming imaginations.

Pittsburgh-based Specter Studios is a quiet, dedicated and prolific costume studio on a small side street in Sharpsburg. Among other feats of wonder, they’ve created a perfect replica of The Fly’s head which you can buy and don tonight, if you’ve waited til the last minute to pick out your costume. No one will recognize you, and if they do, you know you have some personal work to do. We’re impressed with the work coming out of this collective of people — they’re gaining an international reputation in the music and film industries for their spectacular handiwork and somewhat alarming imaginations.


You may have heard recently about the psychic bike made by Toyota and a bunch of innovators and inventors in various fields. One such collaborator is Deep Local — a crew of thinkers in Pittsburgh who are also responsible for Mission Expedition, a collection of four miniature model train sets inspired by National Geographic’s Expedition Week content (Victorian London, the Himalayas, Papua New Guinea, and Rome during the gladiator era). Viewers were able to control the apparati from National Geographic’s website and steer strategically-placed telepresence cameras attached to a moving train that travelled around the miniature sets.
Within the sets, there was a rotation of hidden artifacts — participants took a picture of the object they deemed most valuable, and if the object they chose turned out to be one of the hidden artifacts of the day, it was physically mailed to them. Score.
We don’t really want to live in this tiny world, but we sort of do… Watch the making of video here, including our favorite interviews with the grown up miniature train set fanatics that made this all possible.




Photos from Deep Local

You may have heard recently about the psychic bike made by Toyota and a bunch of innovators and inventors in various fields. One such collaborator is Deep Local — a crew of thinkers in Pittsburgh who are also responsible for Mission Expedition, a collection of four miniature model train sets inspired by National Geographic’s Expedition Week content (Victorian London, the Himalayas, Papua New Guinea, and Rome during the gladiator era). Viewers were able to control the apparati from National Geographic’s website and steer strategically-placed telepresence cameras attached to a moving train that travelled around the miniature sets.

Within the sets, there was a rotation of hidden artifacts — participants took a picture of the object they deemed most valuable, and if the object they chose turned out to be one of the hidden artifacts of the day, it was physically mailed to them. Score.

We don’t really want to live in this tiny world, but we sort of do… Watch the making of video here, including our favorite interviews with the grown up miniature train set fanatics that made this all possible.



Photos from Deep Local


This is The Waffle Shop Billboard in Pittsburgh. What if the spaces around us were filled with meaning instead of capitalist drivel?

This is The Waffle Shop Billboard in Pittsburgh. What if the spaces around us were filled with meaning instead of capitalist drivel?


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