birdarangs:

i always see these getting reblogged without the source so here it is in case you were wondering (comes with super relaxing sfx, turn up your speakers)

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#pixel art

#animation

junkculture:

Blind Eye Sees All: A Mixed Media Sculpture Inspired by the Illegal Surveillance Activities of the NSA

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#sculpture

#art

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#animation

#spirited away

Avatar: The Last Airbender — Concept Art Spam
Episodes: S1E18 — “The Waterbending Master”

taken from the “Art of the Animated Series” pre-production artbook
images were scanned in by kartikeya200; I’m just spreading the magic around

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defunctfashion:

Charles Frederick Worth | c. 1890

defunctfashion:

Charles Frederick Worth | c. 1890

museumuesum:

Qiu Zhijie

Writing the “Orchid Pavilion Preface” One Thousand Times, 1990–95

Five chromogenic prints, 19 1/4 × 29 inches each

This photographic documentation of Qiu’s best-known, process-driven work exemplifies his early interest in the performative aspect of calligraphy, particularly the pedagogical method of repeatedly copying a model until its brush movements become second nature. The “Orchid Pavilion Preface,” written by the patriarch of calligraphy Wang Xizhi (303–61), has long been revered as the unsurpassed model of cursive writing. Repeatedly writing over his free-hand interpretation of the original, Qiu turns the paper into a saturated black field. By focusing on the process of writing rather than its literary content, Qiu asserts that the ultimate goal of calligraphic practice is “a form of ‘written meditation’.”

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#calligraphy

scienceisbeauty:

One of the answers to the topic: Visually stunning math concepts which are easy to explain at Mathematics Stack Exchange.

I think if you look at this animation and think about it long enough, you’ll understand:
Why circles and right-angle triangles and angles are all related
Why sine is opposite over hypotenuse and so on
Why cosine is simply sine but offset by pi/2 radians

scienceisbeauty:

One of the answers to the topic: Visually stunning math concepts which are easy to explain at Mathematics Stack Exchange.

I think if you look at this animation and think about it long enough, you’ll understand:

  • Why circles and right-angle triangles and angles are all related
  • Why sine is opposite over hypotenuse and so on
  • Why cosine is simply sine but offset by pi/2 radians
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#math

#animation

atlasobscura:

Salar de Maras - Peru

While the salt mines are set up for tourism, complete with little shops selling bottled water, felt alligator slippers, and packaged spa sea salt, you may find that you are the only tourist there. The desolation of the place lends to the otherworldly feel that embodies Salar de Maras.

Built on the side of Qaqawiñay mountain, approximately 3,000 small wells fill with salt water from a natural spring above them. When the water evaporates, the salt left behind gradually solidifies, and is ready to be harvested. The salt is collected by hand by barefoot workers, who load the salt into sacks to haul down the hive-like structure.

The salt mines are northwest of the town of Maras, and are open to the public.

Get all the details for visiting Salar de Maras on Atlas Obscura…

fotojournalismus:

Morning fog lifts at the Chorrillo dock in the Pacific Ocean, revealing small scale fishing boats in Lima, Peru on April 2, 2014. (Rodrigo Abd/AP)

fotojournalismus:

Morning fog lifts at the Chorrillo dock in the Pacific Ocean, revealing small scale fishing boats in Lima, Peru on April 2, 2014. (Rodrigo Abd/AP)

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#photography

abandonedography:

There’s something particularly eerie about an abandoned shopping mall. Perhaps it’s the stark contrast from its intended purpose: to see such a sterile place once designed to entice throngs of shoppers into its doors, now so completely devoid of any human life, dilapidated and darkened with time. It’s basically the very definition of post-apocalyptic. But in the case of the (now ironically named) New World shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand, abandonment by humans doesn’t equate with lifelessness. The mall, which reportedly caught fire in 1999 (rumored to be arson by a competitor), has since flooded with several feet of water and become a paradise for koi and catfish.

As seen in these photos from chef / travel writer Jesse Rockwell, the resulting “urban aquarium” is at once delightful and surreal. Rockwell writes on his travel, photography, and food blog A Taste of The Road that someone deliberately introduced the fish (to probably reduce mosquitoes) into the vacant mall, but that locals in Bangkok’s old town “discourage people from visiting it.” He says he had to wait for a policeman to leave before entering, which makes his resulting images all the more breathtaking. (via The Verge)

There are precisely as many numbers between zero and one as there are between zero and two. ‪#‎thefaultinourℝ‬
Yichuan (Lulu) Wang (via thepoemthatdoesntrhyme)
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#quote

The capacity for mental time travel gave our ancestors an invaluable edge in the struggle for survival. They believe there is a profound link between remembering the past and imagining the future. The very act of remembering, they argue, gives one the “raw material” needed to construct plausible scenarios of future events and act accordingly.
Dan Falk, In Search of Time
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#quote

#dan falk

blazepress:

Mars Rover Selfie.

blazepress:

Mars Rover Selfie.

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#animation

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#animation