Afternoon Roundup: The Ghetto Tarot Project Transforms Tarot Cards into Real Life

With her Ghetto Tarot project, award-winning photographer Alice Smeets wants to transform the negative into the positive while playing. By “playing,” she means recreating all of the cards from the classic Rider-Waite tarot deck by collaborating with artists in Haiti and using found materials. (Such as the human skulls in the Death card, the machetes that accompany kings and other figures, and a set of uneven orange goblets that stand in for the prophetic cups.) Learn more about the Ghetto Tarot project through this interview and on its Indiegogo page.

Afternoon Roundup learns about the birds and the bees (or rather, the pandas and the pandas) with Bill Nye, and reminds you how vital a map illustrator is to epic fantasy.


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