Video 8 Jul 550 notes

newyorker:

Mark Dorf is a Brooklyn-based artist who is interested in how we define and quantify our surroundings through math and science. Take a look at his photographs: http://nyr.kr/1k0hHr4

Geometry

Link 8 Jul What Ancient Greek Music Sounded Like: Hear a Reconstruction That is ‘100% Accurate' | Open Culture»

Auditory time travel.

Video 3 Jun

Le vent

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Link 3 Jun 281 notes What does it mean for a scientific truth to be "beautiful"?»

jtotheizzoe:

Here is physicist Nima Arkani-Hamed’s take:

It’s not fashion, it’s not sociology. It’s not something that you might find beautiful today but won’t find beautiful 10 years from now. The things that we find beautiful today we suspect would be beautiful for all eternity. And the reason is, what…

Video 19 May 3 notes

Moving On from ainslie henderson on Vimeo.

Leave a little light on.

Stop motion animation by Ainslie Henderson.

Video 28 Jan

The Sonny Sharrock Quartet Stupid Fuck (by James Fischetti)

Video 11 Dec 1,085,033 notes

howstuffworks:

m1ssred:

chemical reaction

These are mesmerizing! 

Chemical reactions

Photo 2 Nov 101 notes newyorker:

John Colapinto speaks with Diane Radycki, the author of a new book about the German modernist painter Paula Modersohn-Becker: http://nyr.kr/1aNLX4w

“Radycki performs some sharp detective work to suggest that Picasso’s knowledge of a 1906 Modersohn-Becker portrait played a crucial role in his solving the problem, later that same year, of how to paint the head in his seminal portrait of Gertrude Stein—just one piece of evidence that allows Radycki to call Modersohn-Becker’s story ‘the missing piece in the history of twentieth-century modernism.’”

“Self-Portrait with Amber Necklace” (1906). Courtesy of Kunsthandel Wolfgang Werner KG, Bremen/Berlin.

newyorker:

John Colapinto speaks with Diane Radycki, the author of a new book about the German modernist painter Paula Modersohn-Becker: http://nyr.kr/1aNLX4w

“Radycki performs some sharp detective work to suggest that Picasso’s knowledge of a 1906 Modersohn-Becker portrait played a crucial role in his solving the problem, later that same year, of how to paint the head in his seminal portrait of Gertrude Stein—just one piece of evidence that allows Radycki to call Modersohn-Becker’s story ‘the missing piece in the history of twentieth-century modernism.’”

“Self-Portrait with Amber Necklace” (1906). Courtesy of Kunsthandel Wolfgang Werner KG, Bremen/Berlin.

Photo 2 Nov Just the two of us - portraits of cosplayers at home by Klaus Pichler

(found via howstuffworks)
Link 29 Oct Banksy in NYC - In Focus - The Atlantic»
Photo 27 Oct 137,297 notes vintagegal:

Young Love #80 (1970) 


POP

vintagegal:

Young Love #80 (1970) 

POP

via Mel.
Text 13 Oct Savageugly

My other tumblr is where I keep stuff I make.

Link 29 Sep 265 notes The 20 Best Books in Translation You've Never Read»

invisiblestories:

Chad Post (Open Letter Books) and I compiled a list of translations you may never have read for Publishers Weekly. With only 20 titles on the list, we couldn’t be comprehensive, but hope you discover something new. (via hmhlit)

I would add The Ten Thousand Things to this list.

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smithsonianmag:

Macro Photos of Bees’ Heads

From the USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab’s Flickr page come these amazing photos of bees’ heads. Photographed by Sam Droege, these photos offer a glimpse into the micro world of bees that most never see.

Ed note: This new sperm bank for honey bees could help fight colony collapse disorder.

h/t BoingBoing


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