otototoi

a pair of solar-powered whistling sunglasses

prostheticknowledge:

Hoodie

Marble sculpture by Chris Mitton is an anonymous bust of the contemporary garment:

'Referencing the iconography of classical carved marble busts, Hoodie confronts the faceless stereotyping and politics of fear employed by sections of government and media, rather than their addressing issues behind the social exclusion and desire for self-exemption from society’.

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how to create something cool and then piss on it with academese

Budai
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from the wiki
"The primary story that concerns Budai in Zen (Chán) is a short kōan.[8] In it, Budai is said to travel giving candy to poor children, only asking a penny from Zen monks or lay practitioners he meets. One day a monk walks up to him and asks, “What is the meaning of Zen?” Budai drops his bag. “How does one realize Zen?” he continues. Budai then takes up his bag and continues on his way.[8]””
“One tale of the Thai folklore relates that he was so handsome that once even a man wanted him for a wife. To avoid a similar situation, Phra Sangkadchai decided to transform himself into a fat monk. Another tale says he was so attractive that angels and men often compared him with the Buddha. He considered this inappropriate, so disguised himself in an unpleasantly fat body.”

from the wiki

"The primary story that concerns Budai in Zen (Chán) is a short kōan.[8] In it, Budai is said to travel giving candy to poor children, only asking a penny from Zen monks or lay practitioners he meets. One day a monk walks up to him and asks, “What is the meaning of Zen?” Budai drops his bag. “How does one realize Zen?” he continues. Budai then takes up his bag and continues on his way.[8]””

One tale of the Thai folklore relates that he was so handsome that once even a man wanted him for a wife. To avoid a similar situation, Phra Sangkadchai decided to transform himself into a fat monk. Another tale says he was so attractive that angels and men often compared him with the Buddha. He considered this inappropriate, so disguised himself in an unpleasantly fat body.”

http://www.uscg.mil/hq/cg5/cg534/On%20Scene/OSFall06.pdf (“It Doesn’t Look Like They’re Drowning”, pg. 14)

http://www.uscg.mil/hq/cg5/cg534/On%20Scene/OSFall06.pdf (“It Doesn’t Look Like They’re Drowning”, pg. 14)

antediluviancurrent:

Umm Ar-Rasas Tower is the highest standing ancient tower in Jordan and a bit of a puzzle to specialists. It is a 15m high Byzantine square tower with no door or inner staircase and is thought to have been used by early Christian monks seeking solitude and reflection.

antediluviancurrent:

Umm Ar-Rasas Tower is the highest standing ancient tower in Jordan and a bit of a puzzle to specialists. It is a 15m high Byzantine square tower with no door or inner staircase and is thought to have been used by early Christian monks seeking solitude and reflection.

(Source: ancientawe, via isamizdat)

anachoretique:

Shell Mask Gorget, ca. 1500-1700. North American Indian, Late Mississippian Culture. Marine shell.

anachoretique:

Shell Mask Gorget, ca. 1500-1700. North American Indian, Late Mississippian Culture. Marine shell.

(via isamizdat)

laurabfernandez:

Anatomical preparation that depicts a collection of porcelain eyes representing different ophtalmology diseases.

C. XVIII

(MHMC),seen at this exhibit in Madrid.

©2014laurabfernández

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Dear Hollywood: an easy method of not whitewashing Ghost in The Shell (You’re Welcome)

cybermax:

explosionscanalwaysbebigger:

Rinko Kukuichi as Major Motoko Kusanagi

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Hiroyuki Sanada as CIT Officer Ishikawa

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Ron Perlman as Bato (See, you can still have some white actors, especially if they’re cyborgs!)

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Shin Koyamada as Togusa

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James Hong as Chief Aramaki image

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Any more ideas?

PLEASE!

I have an idea what about not making a live action GitS?

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futurist-foresight:

girl-havoced:

I believe in free education, one that’s available to everyone; no matter their race, gender, age, wealth, etc… This masterpost was created for every knowledge hungry individual out there. I hope it will serve you well. Enjoy!
FREE ONLINE COURSES (here are listed websites that provide huge variety of courses)
Alison 
Coursera
FutureLearn
open2study
Khan Academy
edX
P2P U
Academic Earth
iversity
Stanford Online
MIT Open Courseware
Open Yale Courses
BBC Learning
OpenLearn
Carnegie Mellon University OLI
University of Reddit
Saylor
IDEAS, INSPIRATION & NEWS (websites which deliver educational content meant to entertain you and stimulate your brain)
TED
FORA
Big Think  
99u
BBC Future
Seriously Amazing
How Stuff Works
Discovery News
National Geographic
Science News
Popular Science
IFLScience
YouTube Edu
DIY & HOW-TO’S (Don’t know how to do that? Want to learn how to do it yourself? Here are some great websites.)
wikiHow
Wonder How To
instructables
eHow
Howcast
MAKE
Do it yourself
FREE TEXTBOOKS & E-BOOKS
OpenStax CNX
Open Textbooks
Bookboon
Textbook Revolution
E-books Directory
FullBooks
Books Should Be Free
Classic Reader
Read Print
Project Gutenberg
AudioBooks For Free
LibriVox
Poem Hunter
Bartleby
MIT Classics
Many Books
Open Textbooks BCcampus
Open Textbook Library
WikiBooks
SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES & JOURNALS
Directory of Open Access Journals
Scitable
PLOS
Wiley Open Access
Springer Open
Oxford Open
Elsevier Open Access
ArXiv
Open Access Library
LEARN:
1. LANGUAGES
Duolingo
BBC Languages
Learn A Language
101languages
Memrise
Livemocha
Foreign Services Institute
My Languages
Surface Languages
Lingualia
OmniGlot
OpenCulture’s Language links
2. COMPUTER SCIENCE & PROGRAMMING
Codecademy
Programmr
GA Dash
CodeHS
w3schools
Code Avengers
Codelearn
The Code Player
Code School
Code.org
Programming Motherf*?$%#
Bento
Bucky’s room
WiBit
Learn Code the Hard Way
Mozilla Developer Network
Microsoft Virtual Academy
3. YOGA & MEDITATION
Learning Yoga
Learn Meditation
Yome
Free Meditation
Online Meditation
Do Yoga With Me
Yoga Learning Center
4. PHOTOGRAPHY & FILMMAKING
Exposure Guide
The Bastards Book of Photography
Cambridge in Color
Best Photo Lessons
Photography Course
Production Now
nyvs
Learn About Film
Film School Online
5. DRAWING & PAINTING
Enliighten
Ctrl+Paint
ArtGraphica
Google Cultural Institute
Drawspace
DragoArt
WetCanvas
6. INSTRUMENTS & MUSIC THEORY
Music Theory
Teoria
Music Theory Videos
Furmanczyk Academy of Music
Dave Conservatoire
Petrucci Music Library
Justin Guitar
Guitar Lessons
Piano Lessons
Zebra Keys
Play Bass Now
7. OTHER UNCATEGORIZED SKILLS
Investopedia
The Chess Website
Chesscademy
Chess.com
Spreeder
ReadSpeeder
First Aid for Free
First Aid Web
Wolfram Demonstrations Project
Please feel free to add more learning focused websites. 
*There are a lot more learning websites out there, but I picked the ones that are, as far as I’m aware, completely free and in my opinion the best/ more useful.

A very interesting collection of links to add to your toolkit

futurist-foresight:

girl-havoced:

I believe in free education, one that’s available to everyone; no matter their race, gender, age, wealth, etc… This masterpost was created for every knowledge hungry individual out there. I hope it will serve you well. Enjoy!

FREE ONLINE COURSES (here are listed websites that provide huge variety of courses)

IDEAS, INSPIRATION & NEWS (websites which deliver educational content meant to entertain you and stimulate your brain)

DIY & HOW-TO’S (Don’t know how to do that? Want to learn how to do it yourself? Here are some great websites.)

FREE TEXTBOOKS & E-BOOKS

SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES & JOURNALS

LEARN:

1. LANGUAGES

2. COMPUTER SCIENCE & PROGRAMMING

3. YOGA & MEDITATION

4. PHOTOGRAPHY & FILMMAKING

5. DRAWING & PAINTING

6. INSTRUMENTS & MUSIC THEORY

7. OTHER UNCATEGORIZED SKILLS

Please feel free to add more learning focused websites. 

*There are a lot more learning websites out there, but I picked the ones that are, as far as I’m aware, completely free and in my opinion the best/ more useful.

A very interesting collection of links to add to your toolkit

http://blameaspartame.tumblr.com/post/100202766186

blameaspartame:

when u see a jack-o-lantern

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when u see a bat

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when u see a spider

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when u see a frankenstein

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when u see a mummy

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when u see a ghost

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when u see a ghoul

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when u see a goblin

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when u see a vampire

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when u see a wolfman

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when u see a swamp monster

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when u…

(Source: thebuffyfiles, via luminousinsect)

algopop:

Real Prediction Machines by Auger-Loizeau
Real Prediction Machines is a data-driven approach to fortune-telling, a speculative design project that proposes that prediction algorithms, like Amazon’s anticipatory shipping algorithm, or financial forecast algorithms, will potentially be used in domestic scenarios to predict things like future arguments or family deaths. The service provider of this thing would tune the algorithm to the data needed to make such a prediction and then the user would see on a minimal device interface whether the event is approaching, receding or imminent.  A bit of a vague project, but worth adding to the algopop archive.
The project is on display at the Crafting Narrative exhibition in Ealing, London, that ends this Sunday.

I call bullshit on fumes-free oracles. still they look like something moebius would come up with 

algopop:

Real Prediction Machines by Auger-Loizeau

Real Prediction Machines is a data-driven approach to fortune-telling, a speculative design project that proposes that prediction algorithms, like Amazon’s anticipatory shipping algorithm, or financial forecast algorithms, will potentially be used in domestic scenarios to predict things like future arguments or family deaths. The service provider of this thing would tune the algorithm to the data needed to make such a prediction and then the user would see on a minimal device interface whether the event is approaching, receding or imminent.  A bit of a vague project, but worth adding to the algopop archive.

The project is on display at the Crafting Narrative exhibition in Ealing, London, that ends this Sunday.

I call bullshit on fumes-free oracles. still they look like something moebius would come up with 

pizzzatime:

endlesswet: Japanese horror & fantasy fiction anthologies edited by Yasutaka Tsutsui.

pizzzatime:

endlesswet: Japanese horror & fantasy fiction anthologies edited by Yasutaka Tsutsui.

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