Meet Mr. Camouflage, one of the special stars of sea life in the Lembeh Strait. I literally said “Whaaaaaaaat the f…” when I saw that amazing color change.
Isn’t evolution grand?
Here’s a feature from Science Friday on octopus and cuttlefish camo skills.
My paintings are cultural allegories that aim to reflect my view of the modern world. My conceptual process begins by selecting themes and elements of contemporary life (such as media culture, genetic engineering, globalization, etc.)which seem important and interesting to me. I then combine and expand those components into completely ridiculous scenes that depict a fictitious near-future or alternate reality. I attempt to balance the utter implausibility of these scenes by painting them as convincingly as I can. I have, over time, developed these images into several reoccurring motifs that continue to describe more fully a world that reflects (and develops parallel to) the ‘real world.’
My hope is that by employing this editorial and often satirical method of expression, rather than using a more journalistic approach, I might communicate my observations and feelings about our modern existence more aptly than by painting actual images of contemporary life.
Which species had a more profound effect on human evolution:
- The dog
- Saccharomyces cerevisiae
And before you just say “BEER!” please take a moment to really think about it (although I totally get where you’re coming from).
Cite your work, and let me know, because I’m torn: Which one?
What happens to mercury when it is exposed to various sound frequencies? This does.
Nick Moore placed a blob of quicksilver in the path of various sound waves between 10 and 120 Hz and then pressed record. What you’re seeing here, in slow motion, are three-dimensional standing waves forming in the mercury. The higher the frequency, the more “nodes” that form.
Visit Mental Floss to see the equally awesome full-speed version.
CLOUD is a large-scale interactive sculpture created from 6,000 light bulbs, new and burnt-out. Constructed by Calgary-based artists Caitlind r.c. Brown and Wayne Garrett, CLOUD was on public display for one-night-only during Calgary’s first Nuit Blanche Festival. As part of the process of creating the sculpture, the artists collected burnt out incandescent light bulbs from local households, businesses, museums, and eco stations. The idea was to create an informal collaboration between the community and the artists, reduce costs, and experiment with the potential of items post-use.
Un matto mi ha appena fermato in Piazza Maggiore. Anziano, bolognese, 500 euro di pensione e voglia di parlare. Mi ha intrattenuto per 15 minuti parlando della sua infanzia, della politica di oggi, degli zingari e della caritas, della separazione tra banche d’affari e commerciali (!), delle case abusive sul Vesuvio e di Pompei, della Svizzera italiana e degli scandali di oggi. Merita tutto il rispetto del mondo, perché anziano e perché matto. I matti servono a riportarci sulla terra, con la loro visione del mondo. L’unica cosa che mi ha sconvolto, è che le cose che mi ha detto quel matto sono le stesse in cui crede la maggioranza degli italiani. Che matti non sono. O almeno non possono ottenere come giustificazione l’essere ritenuti tutti matti. E il loro ruolo non è quello dei matti, noi dovremmo voler solo bene a quel matto, non, dargli ragione.