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Aug 27

smartgirlsattheparty:

bobbycaputo:

Here’s Why We Need to Protect Public Libraries

We live in a “diverse and often fractious country,” writes Robert Dawson, but there are some things that unite us—among them, our love of libraries. “A locally governed and tax-supported system that dispenses knowledge and information for everyone throughout the country at no cost to its patrons is an astonishing thing,” the photographer writes in the introduction to his book, The Public Library: A Photographic Essay. “It is a shared commons of our ambitions, our dreams, our memories, our culture, and ourselves.”

But what do these places look like? Over the course of 18 years, Dawson found out. Inspired by “the long history of photographic survey projects,” he traveled thousands of miles and photographed hundreds of public libraries in nearly all 50 states. Looking at the photos, the conclusion is unavoidable: American libraries are as diverse as Americans. They’re large and small, old and new, urban and rural, and in poor and wealthy communities. Architecturally, they represent a range of styles, from the grand main branch of the New York Public Library to the humble trailer that serves as a library in Death Valley National Park, the hottest place on Earth. “Because they’re all locally funded, libraries reflect the communities they’re in,” Dawson said in an interview. “The diversity reflects who we are as a people.”

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We love libraries!! 

Aug 18
awesomedigitalart:

Ana Mendes

Miraaaaa Zelda

awesomedigitalart:

Ana Mendes

Miraaaaa Zelda

Aug 18

lohrien:

Paper art by Maude White

Fantastic

Aug 17

sosuperawesome:

The Armies Gather by Maryanna Hoggatt aka animalbattle on Tumblr

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Jul 29
mothernaturenetwork:

Scientists get first glimpse into workings of Higgs boson particlesWhat role do the Higgs bosons play in scattering and sticking to atoms?

mothernaturenetwork:

Scientists get first glimpse into workings of Higgs boson particles
What role do the Higgs bosons play in scattering and sticking to atoms?

Jul 29

smartgirlsattheparty:

PEOPLE TRANSFORMED INTO PAINTINGS BY ALEXA MEADE

Upon first glance you might think these are paintings drawn on canvas, but it is actually paint drawn on real people. Consider this unique art form to be at the intersection of portraiture, painting, photography, and installation. D.C. based artist Alexa Meade has created these fascinating pieces that blend people into art, making them a part of the painting.

More info here

WOW.

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Jul 29
mothernaturenetwork:

Netflix expands footprint in cause-focused documentariesStreaming service aims to acquire more films that can make a global impact.

mothernaturenetwork:

Netflix expands footprint in cause-focused documentaries
Streaming service aims to acquire more films that can make a global impact.

Jul 29

cross-connect:

Selected works by GIFRIENDS

"GIFRIENDS is a photography and net art collective. Consisting of four friends: AlexMarisaPeter andMichael, GIFRIENDS love to make pictures both moving and still. GIFRIENDS is interested in the Internet and its magic. GIFRIENDS also loves people and the mundane.” (text from the GIFRIENDS portfolio)

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Jun 28

cross-connect:

Pierre Debusschere is a young Belgian visual artist, photographer curator and director. He utilizes innovative technologies to create high impact visuals. His work is immediately recognisable; high contrast and bright images produced using pyrotechnics and chemistry processes that have appeared in countless editorials and advertisements. The visual artist-director-extraordinaire has exhibited internationally and has collaborated with many prominent design houses likeDolce and Gabanna and Colette.

Posted to Cross Connect by Margaret

Dec 30
odditiesoflife:

rorschachx:

Mudskippers - Krabi, Thailand | image by Daniel Trim

They are completely amphibious fish, fish that can use their pectoral fins to walk on land.  Mudskippers are quite active when out of water, feeding and interacting with one another, for example to defend their territories.
 They are found in tropical, subtropical and temperate regions, including the Indo-Pacific and the Atlantic coast of Africa.
 (via wiki)

odditiesoflife:

rorschachx:

Mudskippers - Krabi, Thailand | image by Daniel Trim

They are completely amphibious fish, fish that can use their pectoral fins to walk on land.  Mudskippers are quite active when out of water, feeding and interacting with one another, for example to defend their territories.

They are found in tropicalsubtropical and temperate regions, including the Indo-Pacific and the Atlantic coast of Africa.

(via wiki)