likeafieldmouse:

Tracey Emin - Exorcism of the Last Painting I Ever Made (1996)

Tracey Emin lived in a locked room in a gallery for fourteen days, with nothing but a lot of empty canvases and art materials, in an attempt to reconcile herself with paintings. Viewed through a series of wide-angle lenses embedded in the walls, Emin could be watched, stark naked, shaking off her painting demons. Starting by making images like the artists she admired (i.e. Egon Schiele, Edvard Munch, Yves Klein), Emin’s two-week art-therapy session resulted in a massive outpouring of autobiographical images, and the discovery of a style all her own. The room was extracted in its entirety, and now exists as an installation work.”

(via fyeahwomenartists)

alphorn-sandstorm:

thatscienceguy:

John Conway first theorized that it would be impossible to create a forever-expanding universe using these rules, which was proven wrong by a team at MIT, creating the “glider gun,” which is featured in the third gif. 

Since then, thanks to computers, people all over the world have added new designs to the database, creating amazingly complex designs.

For example Andrew J. Wade created a design which replicates itself every 34 million generations! Furthermore it is also a spaceship (permanently moving pattern) and not only that, it was also the first spaceship that did not travel purely diagonally or horizontally/vertically! These types of spaceships are now appropriately named Knightships.

The simulation has some interesting properties, for example it has a theoretical maximum speed information can travel. Or simply, light speed - as that is the limit in our own universe. The limit is set to 1 cell per generation - after all how can you create something further than 1 cell away in one generation if you can only effect your immediate neighbours? And yet you can get things like the ‘stargate’ (Love the name, huge SG fan here.) which allows a space ship to travel 11 cells in just 6 generations.

Some smart people have even designed calculators, prime number generators and other incredibly complex patterns.

You can create your own patterns here: http://www.bitstorm.org/gameoflife/

All gifs were made from this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2vgICfQawE

LOOK AT THIS THING

physicsphiends, you might like this. 

socialjusticekoolaid:

Happening Now (10.8.14): Oh dear God, not again. Another life lost in St Louis. So little information right now, but it seems that an unarmed 18-year old boy was tased then shot 16 times by an officer, possibly off-duty. Not clear what provoked the event, but I’ll keep you updated as info is released. #staywoke #blacklivesmatter

Follow the Argus Livestream as events unfold tonight.

(via agnesgalore)

sagansense:

humanoidhistory:

A glorious future inside a torus-shaped space colony, illustrated in the 1982 book Walt Disney’s Epcot Center: Creating the New World of Tomorrow.

#WSW2014

A bouquet of clumsy words:

You know that place between sleep and awake where you’re still dreaming, but it’s slowly slipping? I wish we could feel like that more often.

I also wish I could click my fingers three times and be transported to anywhere I like.

I wish that people didn’t always say “just wondering” when you both know there was a real reason behind them asking.

And I wish I could get lost in the stars.
Listen, there’s a hell of a universe out there. Let’s go.

e.e. cummings (via violentwavesofemotion)

(Source: alert, via thepoetrybook)

apoemaday:

by Laura Riding

This is not exactly what I mean
Any more than the sun is the sun.
But how to mean more closely
If the sun shines but approximately?
What a world of awkwardness!
What hostile implements of sense!
Perhaps this is as close a meaning
As perhaps becomes such knowing.
Else I…

climateadaptation:

This cloud formation over Lincoln, Nebraska will blow your mind.

(via sagansense)

apoemaday:

by Anne Boyer

I keep in my heart the great spoils of the empire I keep in my empire the spoils of my heart I keep in my heart the great looting
of the empire I keep my heart in this machine

It’s great
to keep my empire in a computer
made of hearts I keep in my machine

I keep the detectable and…