Harbinger of Doom

May 22 2014
"In the Obama era, you’ve seen [the Koch Brothers’] political network grow by leaps and bounds. Part of this was because there was a major conservative backlash to Obama, and the Kochs managed to capitalize on that. Part of this too was because the Democrats made the Kochs such boogeymen. They essentially drove a lot of Republicans into their arms. The Kochs have always had an uneasy relationship with the Republican party, or they traditionally did, because their politics aren’t exactly Republican, they’re very much more Libertarian, and there’s only a narrow subset of issues on which they actually agree with Republicans, but by demonizing the Kochs, [Democrats] made them hugely popular within the conservative movement." via nprfreshair
May 5 2014

iheartmyart:

Antonia Wright, Be, 2013

Exhibition, You Make Me Sick: I Love You, at Spinello Projects, March 20 - May 2, 2014

They start by placing a queen bee around my neck, on my shoulder, and one on my back. Then they all follow. I had the idea while putting honey in my coffee and watching the war on the news—a colony of honey bees has often been employed as a model of human society.

At the beginning of the sequence, you open the door. I realize quickly if I don’t harm them, they won’t harm me. At one point a queen falls down my chest and I feel the others follow like a dam that has broken.

In the dream, honey started dripping a long straight line from my legs. You were once wild here. Don’t let them tame you, said Isadora Duncan.

The men from the stage company are in the back taking cell phone photos. Everyone says nothing after it is done. At the end, you close the door (which also symbolizes isolation). 

The next day I have scratch marks where the three queens were. Those bees closest to her didn’t want to lose their place.

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Feb 26 2014

kimrom:

prostheticknowledge:

RIOT

In-development indie game is a riot simulator based on real-world events - video embedded below:

As the economical crisis advances, the discontent of an entire population cannot help but outburst in Riots, where the sounds of many voices get heard at once. The Director Leonard Menchiari has been experiencing this form of protest in person, and the game “RIOT” was born as a way to express it and to tell the stories of these fights. What is that triggers such a strife? What does a cop feel during the conflict? In “Riot”, the player will experience both sides of a fight in which there is no such thing as “victory” or “defeat”.

The game is due to be released later this year.

More Here

Really looking forward to this.

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Dec 4 2013
"We are losing a large volume of plastic and we know it is going into the environment and the assumption being made by policymakers is that this material is non-hazardous, it has got the same ranking as scraps of food," explained co-author Mark Browne, an ecologist from the US-based National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis.
BBCnews
Photo courtesy of NOAA

"We are losing a large volume of plastic and we know it is going into the environment and the assumption being made by policymakers is that this material is non-hazardous, it has got the same ranking as scraps of food," explained co-author Mark Browne, an ecologist from the US-based National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis.

BBCnews

Photo courtesy of NOAA

Sep 19 2013
crush it.

crush it.

Aug 15 2013

courtesy NASA

Jul 6 2013

foxesinbreeches:

From the book Sam by Edward Quigley (photographs) and John Crawford (text), 1937

 

Credability disclaimer: this is the only cat post i have ever created or re blogged, it will be the only cat post as far as i know. DD july 2013

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