B4XVI is gathering a collection of comparisons between pre-16th century art and famous rappers.
Test Pattern - Ryoji Ikeda
Ikeda’s work translates the digital data that surrounds us in everyday life into flickering barcodes. On the artist’s 100-meter-long projection, the visitor is at the same time viewer and part of the image.
when u try to caffeinate yourself and just end up increasing ur heart rate with no discernible changes in levels of exhaustion
knuckle tats say FOUC AULT
knuck tats saying POST, and on the other hand, having transcended the limitations of the form, STRUCTURALIST
its hilarious how there is an entire advertising demographic thats like “liberals who fall for sappy anti-hate messages in ads where the bottom line is still buy our shit”
Embracing the fjord, a dusk-dimmed Bergen laps against mountain walls, Norway, 1971Photograph by George F. Mobley, National Geographic
light pollution is largely the result poorly designed lighting, which wastes energy shining outward to the sky, where it is unwanted, instead of downwards to the ground, where it is needed. billions are spent each year on unshielded outdoor lights, though they are directly responsible for 14.7 million tons of carbon dioxide waste in the u.s. alone.
our overlit cities and suburbs have radically altered the light rhythms to which many forms of life, including diurnal animals such as ourselves, have adapted, disrupting the migratory, reproductive and feeding cycles of nocturnal creatures in potentially devastating ways.
light, for example, makes nocturnal animals easier prey, and acts as a magnet for birds, with the latter effect so powerful that scientists speak of some birds being literally “captured” by searchlights, circling in the thousands until they drop. the effect was notably observed in new york’s tribute of lights.
the effect on humans is just as profound. darkness is not only essential to our biological welfare (with light pollution linked to breast and prostate cancer), but the light of the stars and the rhythms of day and night is part our collective evolutionary and cultural patrimony. yet, two thirds of humanity live under skies polluted with light, while one fifth of the planet can no longer see the milky way.
Photographer Elena Chernyshova recently set out to explore those questions in Norilsk, Russia, a city of more than 170,000 people located above the polar circle (via nevver)
people who try and justify china’s abandonment of socialism by citing the nep
people who think modern china represents an actual opposition to imperialism
people who think east european communist parties actually care about communism
people who think
girls who read