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fer1972:

‘In Between’: Ocean Photography by Alessandro Puccinelli


JOSS WHEDON FILM UNIVERSE THEORY


ms-missingyou:

rosityler:

#this dialogue was like watching steven moffat give himself a blow job

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Watch this


guardian:

Supermoon.

Credits on photos. 


johndarnielle:

greg-pak:

Outstanding.
mattmarblo:

oops turns out this is every single person that says this


it’s really easy not to let it happen to you
you just have to remain vigilant
remain vigilant

johndarnielle:

greg-pak:

Outstanding.

mattmarblo:

oops turns out this is every single person that says this

it’s really easy not to let it happen to you

you just have to remain vigilant

remain vigilant

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littlelimpstiff14u2:

The Intricate and Beautiful Paper Cutting Art of Maude White

Maude White is a paper cutting artist living in Buffalo, NY. She loves the great strength, yet delicacy of paper. Her work is done on the macro as well as the micro level. Every cut is exact and meaningful. She enjoys playing with positive and negative space to create fantastic scenes and stories. She considers herself a craftsperson and has a deep respect for the paper she transforms. In pursuing her work, she hopes to make visible to others the immense world of possibilities that every piece of paper holds.

Maude White: Birds I’ve Been

September 5th-October 25th, 2014
Opening September 5th, 2014 6-9pm

White’s show is the fourth in the 12 x 14 series at WNYBAC, which features 5 artists over the course of twelve months; Maude will also host a free collaborative event that will give insight into her process on Saturday September 20th, 2014 from 12-5pm.

”When I cut paper, I feel as if I am peeling back the outer, superficial layer of our vision to reveal the secret space beneath. With paper cutting there are so many opportunities to create negative space that tells its own story. Letting the observer become present in the piece allows him or her to look through it. I like the idea of the stark contrast between the black and white paper, and the cut nature of the work makes my art more three-dimensional than paint on canvas. ”

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medievalpoc:

Math and Science Week!

aseantoo submitted to medievalpoc:

Bhāskarāchārya

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Bhāskarāchārya / Bhāskara II (1114–1185) was an Indian mathematician and astronomer.

Among his many achievements are the following:

1. He was the first person to explain that when you divide by zero, the result is infinity.

2. He was also the first person to note that a positive number has two square roots - a positive and a negative one.

3. He described the principles of differential calculus 500 years before Leibniz and Newton. (He definitively came up with Rolle’s theorem half a millennium before Rolle himself.)

4. He calculated the length of the rotation of the earth around the sun to 365.2588 days - he was just off by 3 minutes.

Intriguingly, his treatise on arithmetic and geometry, Līlāvatī, is named after his daughter. He addresses her as an eager student:

Oh Līlāvatī, intelligent girl, if you understand addition and subtraction, tell me the sum of the amounts 2, 5, 32, 193, 18, 10, and 100, as well as [the remainder of] those when subtracted from 10000.” and “Fawn-eyed child Līlāvatī, tell me, how much is the number [resulting from] 135 multiplied by 12, if you understand multiplication by separate parts and by separate digits. And tell [me], beautiful one, how much is that product divided by the same multiplier?

These invocations have led some to surmise that Līlāvatī, too, was a mathematician.

Image from here: http://mathdept.ucr.edu/pdf/iwm1.pdf

Story of her introduction to math here: http://4go10tales.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/lilavati.html

Wikipedia on Bhaskaracharya


Well, back on Arran for a week or so. Urgh. There’s no Fringe on Arran. In fact Arran is the polar opposite of Fringe.

Well, back on Arran for a week or so. Urgh. There’s no Fringe on Arran. In fact Arran is the polar opposite of Fringe.


photojojo:

Martin Kimbell’s phenomenal images are proof that you don’t need fancy equipment to achieve stunning photos.

Using a simple metal ring with LED lights attached, Martin creates these innovative light paintings.

Incredible Light Paintings Created With Surprisingly Simple Rig

via DIY Photography


a billion friends of my flatmate just appeared in our kitchen so I’ve had to escape to my room. Guess I’m still working on having enough energy for big social stuff..


tealjesus:

deerhoof:

the future is here and it’s horrible

i laughed way too hard at theses omg. the chip one. i can’t

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