24 4 / 2014

"We cling to music, to poems, to quotes, to writing, to art because we desperately do not want to be alone. We want to know we aren’t going crazy and someone else out there knows exactly how you’re feeling. We want someone to explain the things we can’t."

24 4 / 2014

"To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it’s about, but the music the words make."

Truman Capote; Truman Capote: Conversations (via wordpainting)

01 4 / 2014

01 4 / 2014

slowartday:

Brea Souders

The phenomenon of static electricity is the result of an imbalance of electrons on the surface of an object. When it occurs, the object is no longer in a state of electrical neutrality; it carries an invisible attractive charge.

The project has its origins within the context of routine studio maintenance. Initially, scraps of discarded negatives - bad exposures, experiments, empty sections of film, and so on - happened to cling (due to static electricity) to a sheet of acetate…. The results were unexpected but proved serendipitous, and so she photographed the chance arrangement. […] Images that were presumed to be dead and gone are resurrected; bathed in the light of rebirth.

16 3 / 2014

"Just as a phone call and a smoke signal can convey the same information, thought can have both silicon- and carbon-based substrates. Indeed, scientists have produced silicon-based artificial neurons that can exchange information with real neurons. The neural code increasingly seems to be a computational one."

16 3 / 2014

littlelimpstiff14u2:

The Bones of War

Bone Art by Francois Robert: Stop the Violence

Human bones, any bones, are signifiers of death, decay- in more poetic terms- the ephemerality of life.

Photographer Francois Robert uses the powerful symbolism that accompanies human bones to create ‘Stop the Violence’ – an eerie but important series of photographs that juxtaposes bones and iconic words/symbols that in some way or another have generated deaths and violence (i.e wars, rifles, handguns, 9/11, knives, the KKK,etc)

In my photographs, I use the human skeleton as the formal visual element, the subject of the image. In this manner, the skeleton is both the protagonist and antagonist (the Buddhist notion about, “the duality of man” seems apt).

For each photograph, the artists dissembles and rearranges the bones in order to reconfigure the elements to form what you see here.

I intend the images to plant the notion of restraint and charity in an effort to promote peace and tolerance.

This incredible Bone Art by Francois Robert displays the iconography of both weapons and religion, the tools used in war and the common themes that divide the enemies. Robert’s collection of bone art, titled “Stop the Violence”, uses human bones to recreate guns, grenades, knives and tanks as well as the symbols of the major Western religions.  The images are stunning, white bone on a black background with striking detail.  Ribs, hands, shoulder blades and vertebrae are aligned to create visuals that are unmistakeably familiar.  Francois Robert’s art is at once beautiful and horrifying, a telling collection of art. [francois robert via mymodernmet] - See more at: http://www.thecoolist.com/bone-art-by-francois-robert-stop-the-violence/#sthash.4E4qzCj7.dpuf

http://francoisrobertphotography.com/

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16 3 / 2014

artchipel:

Artist on Tumblr

Guy Catling | on Tumblr (UK)

Guy Catling is a graphic designer from Essex, United Kingdom. He mainly uses the art of collage to express his creativity, often blending black and white photographs with vibrant pattern or folk prints. The tones and contrast between sharp colors and vintage photographs bring back to life some dark subject matter.

[more Guy Catling | artist found at showslow]

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16 3 / 2014

16 3 / 2014

victoriousvocabulary:

PREVARICATOR
[noun]
1. a person who speaks falsely; liar.
2. to avoid telling the truth by not directly answering a question; quibbler; equivocator.
Etymology: Latin praevāricātor; from praevāricārī, “to walk crookedly”, from prae, “beyond” + vāricare, “to straddle the legs”; compare Latin vārus, “bent”.
[Karien Deroo - The Politician] [word requested by maetelleab]

victoriousvocabulary:

PREVARICATOR

[noun]

1. a person who speaks falsely; liar.

2. to avoid telling the truth by not directly answering a question; quibbler; equivocator.

Etymology: Latin praevāricātor; from praevāricārī, “to walk crookedly”, from prae, “beyond” + vāricare, “to straddle the legs”; compare Latin vārus, “bent”.

[Karien Deroo - The Politician] [word requested by maetelleab]

16 3 / 2014

"Whenever you feel like criticizing any one, just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had."

F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (via bookmania)

16 3 / 2014

likeafieldmouse:

More by Ryan Sullivan @ Maccarone

15 3 / 2014

victoriousvocabulary:

GUDGEON
[noun]
1. a person who is easy to trick or cheat; one who is easily duped; gullible.
2. bait or enticement.
3. a) a small Eurasian freshwater fish (Gobio gobio) related to the carp and used for bait. b) any of various similar or related fishes.
[verb]
4. to trick or cheat; to fool.
Etymology: from Old French gougon, probably from Latin gōbius, “fish of little value”.
[Angela Rizza]

victoriousvocabulary:

GUDGEON

[noun]

1. a person who is easy to trick or cheat; one who is easily duped; gullible.

2. bait or enticement.

3. a) a small Eurasian freshwater fish (Gobio gobio) related to the carp and used for bait. b) any of various similar or related fishes.

[verb]

4. to trick or cheat; to fool.

Etymology: from Old French gougon, probably from Latin gōbius, “fish of little value”.

[Angela Rizza]

15 3 / 2014

"Her heart sank into her shoes as she realized at last how much she wanted him. No matter what his past was, no matter what he had done. Which was not to say that she would ever let him know, but only that he moved her chemically more than anyone she had ever met, that all other men seemed pale beside him."

A New Leaf (F. Scott Fitzgerald)

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10 3 / 2014

victoriousvocabulary:

ALTITUDINARIAN
[adjective] 
aspiring to great heights; ambitious; lofty in doctrine, aims, etc.
Etymology: ultimately from Latin altitūdō, from alti-, combining form of altus, high.
[Bryan Larsen - Young Icarus]

victoriousvocabulary:

ALTITUDINARIAN

[adjective]

aspiring to great heights; ambitious; lofty in doctrine, aims, etc.

Etymology: ultimately from Latin altitūdō, from alti-, combining form of altus, high.

[Bryan Larsen - Young Icarus]

10 3 / 2014

"This adventure is made possible by generations of searchers strictly adhering to a simple set of rules; test ideas by experiment and observation, build on those ideas that past the test, reject the ones that fail. Follow the evidence wherever it leads, and question.. everything. Accept these terms, and the cosmos is yours.."

Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey - "Standing Up in the Milky Way" - Neil deGrasse Tyson

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YES.

'Twas good. My (mind) body is ready.

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