Goddamnit Tumblr, this is why it’s important to credit people: because I need to find this artist and give them all my money.
As far as I can tell, this is by Ivo van der Ent, and appears on his flickr account
Some Amazing alternative lighting! …I want these so hard…
the artist Xavier at RoscaLights
and the artist Dan Cordero at Reclaimed “Fan Lamp Only”
Qiandao Lake is a man-made lake located in Chun’an County, China, where archeologists have discovered in 2001 ruins of an underwater city. The city is at a depth of 26-40 meters and was named “Lion City”. There would have been 290,000 people living in this city during more than 1300 years.
Incredible, beautiful visual resources for exploring the ever-growing family of exoplanets.
In addition to the great tools linked above, I’d recommend The New York Times' interactive feature on the Kepler Tally of exoplanets, which I’ve featured before.
Want more exoplanet goodness? I did a two-part video series for It’s Okay To Be Smart on YouTube:
I was ok with not going back home for Spring Break….but now I want out of the snow…and I wanna see my Mocha :( she’s sleeping in my bathtub now….look at this stupid dog’s face
Q:Apparently a koala recently escaped a zoo, and promptly fell asleep. Figured you would be interested.
WAT. SHOW ME, ANON
"Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition, there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes."—George Soros
Since 1998 the Open Society Foundations’ commitment to documentary photography and its role in revealing wider global issues has been made manifest through its Moving Walls exhibition. The 21st installment opened last week in New York, and will continue later this year on to Washington, DC and London.
The five photographers represented in Moving Walls 21—Shannon Jensen, Mark Leong, Nikos Pilos, João Pina, and Diana Markosian—are a diverse lot, but their work shares a commonality of compassion and concern for people and their plights. Whether it’s Sudanese refugees, Hong Kongers under Chinese rule, the legacy of Operation Condor, the collapse of Greek industry, or the lives of young women in Chechnya, the commitment to sharing these stories is impressive.
These images of shoes from Shannon Jensen’s series Long Walk, while ostensibly simple, tell a difficult story of survival, migration, and human resilience. In this case, the captioning and stories behind the shoes are as poignant as the images themselves. Jensen’s photographs, as well as the others featured in Moving Walls 21, remind us to never forget that our capacity for understanding, no matter how imperfect, should never prevent us from caring. —Lane Nevares
Autonomous Machines by Echo Yang
"The current popularity of generative design processes in which designers use algorithms to create a variety of different outcomes, instead of focussing on one, definitive result is closely linked to the use of digital design tools. This development has changed our perception of design as the creation of the single author. What could happen when the approach fostered by digital generative designers would be applied to an analogue world? A world in which obsolete machines like hand-powered alarm clocks, walkman and mechanical toys take centre stage?My experiments in this domain of obsolete machines reveal their internal algorithms. Instead of creating these algorithms, I simply adopt and then visualize them.”