Artist and photographer Richard Mosse reveals the stories behind the making of his latest film, ‘The Enclave’ (2013), in the Democratic Republic of Congo, shot entirely on 16mm Infrared film.
This looks effing incredible.
Doctor Who has never pretended to be hard science fiction … At best Doctor Who is a fairytale, with fairytale logic about this wonderful man in this big blue box who at the beginning of every story lands somewhere where there is a problem. - neil gaiman
Sue Lillian Brown, better known as Betty Broadbent, was only 18 years old in 1927 when she joined the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus as the youngest professional tattooed woman in the U.S.
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Landscapes carved and painted into old books by Canadian artist Guy Laramee.
Ray Harryhausen (6/29/20- 5/7/13) , a true legend of special effects in cinema. He will be missed.
Films featured in this set are:
Mighty Joe Young (1949), Beast of 20,000 Fathoms (1953), The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958), Jason and the Argonauts (1963), One Million Years B.C. (1967), Valley of Gwangi (1969), The Golden Voyage of SInbad (1974), Clash of the Titans (1981)
Wil Wheaton on why being a nerd is awesome
Mr. Crusher delivered a message to an audience member’s newborn girl on why it’s so great to be a nerd, and a little advice for future life. It’s a goosebump-inducing video, and you should watch the whole thing here, and maybe just paste it to your mirror or something.
I don’t know how you’d paste a video to your mirror, but you should.
My favorite parts:
“Being a nerd… it’s not about what you love, it’s about how you love it… The defining characteristic that ties us all together, is that we love things.
Find the things that you love and love them the most that you can.”
A message that jives well with my own (see title of blog). I applaud you, Mr. Wheaton.
Careful, Lightning Can Cause Tattoos - Lichtenberg Figures
The two men above were struck by lightning. The red patterns that appeared on their skin after surviving being struck are called Lichtenberg figures. Its the shape electric discharges make after passing through an object. A tattoo straight from the skies.
The figure was named after German physicist Georg Christoph Lichtenberg who discovered and studied them in the 1770s. Whether the electricity passes through a metal plate or human skin, the figure comes out the same. They are also classified, along with snowflakes, as fractals.
The first picture shows modern 3-D Lichtenberg Figures or “Electrical Treeing” in a block of clear acrylic. The fractal discharge pattern is believed to extend down to the molecular level.