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curiouser and curiouser.
allleft:

by Alberto Reyes

allleft:

by Alberto Reyes

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ridiculame:

HYPER-SURREALIST SCULPTURES BY SOUTH KOREAN ARTIST CHOI XOO ANG

Choi Xoo Ang is a sculptor who dabbles in both hyper realism and abstract surrealism. The artist is certainly emerging on the mixed media scene, and has exploded out of Seoul, South Korea with a style of work pioneered by artists like Ron Muek, and is now making a name for himself through the many awards he has already won such as the Artists of Tomorrow 2010 and Sungkok Museum Award from his town of Seoul. Ang’s work distorts the concept of the real to an astonishing degree, but only insofar as to keep his viewers trapped inside of his investigations into human rights, sex and gender roles, and the pathological state of society, never pushing you too far over any of these edges.

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note-a-bear:

they-stole-my-robot:

jonnovstheinternet:

A megalodon tooth stuck in a whale vertebrae.

this is the most badass fossil in existence


OK

note-a-bear:

they-stole-my-robot:

jonnovstheinternet:

A megalodon tooth stuck in a whale vertebrae.

this is the most badass fossil in existence

OK

note-a-bear:

sugarplumsandgunshots:

thisiswhiteculture:

rhythmandblue:

Passive Resistance Training, SNCC, Atlanta, GA, 1960, by James Karales, courtesy Duke University Library

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/photo-tractatus/4915553610/in/photostream/)

people had to be trained to deal wit the evil of white people

Let this sink in ppl. We don’t dislike y’all for no reason. This wasn’t 500 years ago. This happened in my grandmothers AND mothers lifetime.

I hope this makes it clear to folks that non-violence as expressed during the Civil Rights Movement was not simply a moral or political choice. It was a tactical application as well.

Do y’all think SNCC, SCLC, CORE, MLK, Jr. or anyone else wanted to witness their people being beaten, that they wanted to stay their fists and guns when their CHILDREN were being murdered? If you do, I suggest you go back to history class, because MLK, Medgar Evers, Bayard Rustin, almost any person you can think of who advocated non-violence had armed guards and personnel in place for their and their people’s safety.

Non-violence as a resistance strategy was an attempt at provocation. Recognize that. Recognize that’s why these folks are training. Because they’re performing provocation through passive resistance. By not striking back they were illustrating the madness and vitriol of white supremacy. They were exposing in the most dramatic manner possible the denial of their humanity.



Understand: This was not turn the other cheek, this was looking into the eyes of the Devil and not backing down.

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abandonedography:

This 100ft (30 meters) water tower located in the small Belgian village of Steenokkerzeel was originally built between 1938 and 1941. It stood abandoned for a couple decades until some local business dude hired Patrick Mets, Brussels based architecture firm Bham Design Studio, in 2007 to convert the former water tower into a home tower. 

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nimsley:

An AU where multiple Cecils end up in the same universe….

arbeekeypok | goddess-in-green | viria | gingerhaole | blobcecil | ask-shiba-cecilfashiondisastercecil | nazi-nurse | nimsley

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Why I Feed The Trolls →

medievalpoc:

I’ve touched on this topic a few times. People from academia have a hard time understanding why I would deign to respond to some of the comments and messages that I receive that are obviously unfounded attacks on my credibility.

It’s hard for people to believe that the rather decorated…

showslow:

Beth Hoeckel

It had to be done.

image

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astronomynerd:

Milky way, Jupiter and pinnacles by alocky1 on Flickr.
oecologia:

Ice Shards (Ontario, Canada) by Dean.

oecologia:

Ice Shards (Ontario, Canada) by Dean.

thebrokentaboos:

Ad Campaign by Amnesty International Switzerland

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smartgirlsattheparty:

pulitzercenter:

The US Holocaust Museum is projecting Pulitzer Center grantee Greg Constantine’s photos of the Rohingya on their exterior walls November 4-8. See the invitation below:

Join us in bearing witness to the suffering of the Rohingya, a Muslim minority in Burma long considered among the world’s most persecuted peoples. Denied citizenship and rendered stateless by the Burmese government, the 800,000 Rohingya lack basic rights, including the right to work, marry, and travel freely, and routinely suffer severe abuse. Following violent attacks in 2012 that destroyed numerous Rohingya communities, more than 100,000 are now confined to displacement camps and segregated areas where they continue to be subjected to violence including crimes against humanity.

Building-sized images of the Rohingya displaced in Burma and in exile taken by prize-winning photographer Greg Constantine will be projected each evening from November 4 to 8 on the Museum’s exterior walls on 15th Street SW (Raoul Wallenberg Place).

Greg Constantine, Holly Atkinson, and Maung Tun Khin will discuss the current situation of the Rohingya and increasing violence against Muslims elsewhere in Burma.
 
The exhibit is free and open to the public. Registration for the opening program is required.

This exhibition is produced by the Museum in association with FotoWeek DC 2013.

Generous support provided by the National Endowment for Democracy. Additional support provided by the Open Society Foundations and Physicians for Human Rights.

The opening program is made possible by the Helena Rubinstein Foundation.

For more information, email genocideprevention@ushmm.org.

To RSVP for the opening program, click here.                                                 

(And don’t forget to check out Constantine’s photos in our ebook “In Search of Home" on the iBookstore and Amazon!)

Anyone out in D.C. should stop by this exhibit! 

It should not be easier to find a zombie apocalypse than it is to find a lesbian protagonist in the aisles of your local bookstore. Falling for werewolves and shape shifters should not be more accepted than a transgender love affair; marginalized people really will still exist in the future; more folks should know that, and more so create like they know it. Someone then must step into the gap, or to be more accurate the gaping holes in the collective visions of our possibilities as human beings. In these pages, someone has.
vintagenatgeographic:

Lab at the University of Chicago simulating the motion of a parent cloud that creates a tornado funnel
National Geographic | April 1972

vintagenatgeographic:

Lab at the University of Chicago simulating the motion of a parent cloud that creates a tornado funnel

National Geographic | April 1972

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