December 7, 2013

Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto has created a beautiful, undeniably scary time-lapse map of the 2053 nuclear explosions which have taken place between 1945 and 1998, beginning with the Manhattan Project’s “Trinity” test near Los Alamos and concluding with Pakistan’s nuclear tests in May of 1998. This leaves out North Korea’s two alleged nuclear tests in this past decade (the legitimacy of both of which is not 100% clear).

Each nation gets a blip and a flashing dot on the map whenever they detonate a nuclear weapon, with a running tally kept on the top and bottom bars of the screen. Hashimoto, who began the project in 2003, says that he created it with the goal of showing”the fear and folly of nuclear weapons.” It starts really slow — if you want to see real action, skip ahead to 1962 or so — but the buildup becomes overwhelming.

November 20, 2013

npr:

nprmusic:

British composer Benjamin Britten was born 100 years ago this Friday, Nov. 22. Before you ask “Benja-who?” consider this: Did you see Wes Anderson’s film Moonrise Kingdom last summer? Then you already know some of Benjamin Britten’s music. Maybe it’s time to act like you know more

The more you know…about Benjamin Britten

November 16, 2013
"Socialism needs to pull down wealth; liberalism seeks to raise up poverty. Socialism would destroy private interests, Liberalism would preserve [them] … by reconciling them with public right. Socialism would kill enterprise; Liberalism would rescue enterprise from the trammels of privilege and preference. Socialism assails the preeminence of the individual; Liberalism seeks … to build up a minimum standard for the mass. Socialism exalts the rule; Liberalism exalts the man. Socialism attacks capitalism; Liberalism attacks monopoly."

— Winston Churchill

August 21, 2013
rafaelsrur:

Wiesergut Hotel by Gogl & Partners Architekten

rafaelsrur:

Wiesergut Hotel by Gogl & Partners Architekten

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August 21, 2013

jeroenapers:

Landschaft mit Haus, illustrator Maria Zaikina heeft haar eigen versie gemaakt van het huisje in verschillende omstandigheden, in een minimalistische stijl. 

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August 9, 2013

npr:

Photography Phone Call: Are Snapshots Dead?

"It’s all about the mistakes," says photo collector Robert E. Jackson, describing the things that catch his eye — like double-exposures, lens flares or people in the air. The quirky. The curious. The intimate.

"I look for things that have an immediate dramatic impact," he says, "what the photography tells us about human psyche. I’m drawn sometimes to things that are a little darker. Now what that says about me I don’t know."

Read the rest of the story on NPR’s Picture Show blog.

(Video: Claire O’Neill/NPR)

August 9, 2013

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August 9, 2013

betype:

Got Bear

August 9, 2013

'What did liberal do that was so offensive to the Republican Party?'

Too bad this discussion only exists in fiction.  Thank you West Wing.

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August 8, 2013

npr:

explore-blog:

Climate change data transformed into a cello soundtrack. Each note corresponds to a year and the pitch to the temperature in that year, based on NASA weather data.

Information is beautiful.

August 8, 2013

4e48:

'“Write drunk; edit sober” Hemingway

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August 7, 2013
thepeoplesrecord:

Day 29 of the California prisoners hunger strike: In Pelican Bay and other prisons throughout California, approximately 30,000 inmates are nearing their second month of the largest prison hunger strike in US history. Committed to maintaining the strike indefinitely, they are demanding an end to a vast range of abuses, including solitary confinement, long-term isolation, denial of family contact, and absence of legal protections.
Palestinian hunger strikers have expressed their solidarity with inmates in California, urging them to stay strong in their commitment to ending their isolation and to remember that they are not alone. Internationally, as one, we stand — internationally, as one, we resist.
Art by Nidal El-Khairy

thepeoplesrecord:

Day 29 of the California prisoners hunger strike: In Pelican Bay and other prisons throughout California, approximately 30,000 inmates are nearing their second month of the largest prison hunger strike in US history. Committed to maintaining the strike indefinitely, they are demanding an end to a vast range of abuses, including solitary confinement, long-term isolation, denial of family contact, and absence of legal protections.

Palestinian hunger strikers have expressed their solidarity with inmates in California, urging them to stay strong in their commitment to ending their isolation and to remember that they are not alone. Internationally, as one, we stand — internationally, as one, we resist.

Art by Nidal El-Khairy

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August 7, 2013

stn-to-stn:

kadist:

The first in a three part video series featuring James Turrell speaking with Doug Aitken has just been posted. In this installment, Turrell and Aitken discuss perception in relation to Turrell’s installation Aten Reign (2013) at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. 

The video was made as part of Aitken’s Station to Station project, a three week train tour in September throughout the U.S. For more information on the dates, visit: Station to Station.

In case you missed this a few weeks ago. Stay tuned for information on the next two videos, coming soon.

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August 7, 2013

babylonfalling:

nativescience:

Watch the trailer for M.I.A.’s controversial unreleased documentary before it’s pulled from the internet again.

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Eternal love for MIA

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August 7, 2013

wnycradiolab:

likeafieldmouse:

Dennis Oppenheim - Two-stage Transfer Drawing (1971)

"As I run a marker along Eric’s back he attempts to duplicate the movement on the wall. My activity stimulates a kinetic response from his sensory system. I am, therefore, drawing through him"

Fascinating.

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