The “static, sensual present” The other night, I found this nice piece about Debussy and Japan. It talks about the importance of negative space in Japanese visual culture (I didn’t know they have a specific term for it – Ma), Shakuhachi music, and how Debussy apparently “eschews forward-thrusting, teleological development in favour of a static, sensual present”. Good meat there. (via Music For Shuffle Sketch #13)


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August 31, 2012

rosalarian:

duessa:

peterwalteri:

totalspiffage:

zaquanimus:

parkaposy:

NEW AVAILABLE ART PROGRAM

It seems to be a mix between SAI and photoshop, simplified. It even has a stabalizer that works even with the mouse.

Best of all, it’s free, and works for both Mac and Windows.

To give it a try, head right on down to http://firealpaca.com/


Reblogging for artsy people that follow me. Also a lovely name for a program.

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for my friends who were wondering what fire alpaca was

Ooooh

Haven’t tried it yet but I’ll always pass on a free art program, especially if it works on a Mac.

Link seems to be buggy. May be crushed under demand by Tumblr audience.


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August 31, 2012

smarterplanet:

Smart Sutures That Detect Infections – Technology Review

Surgical sutures are mindless threads no more. Researchers have now coated them with sensors that could monitor wounds and speed up healing.

The electronic sutures, which contain ultrathin silicon sensors integrated on polymer or silk strips, can be threaded through needles, and in animal tests researchers were able to lace them through skin, pull them tight, and knot them without degrading the devices.

The sutures can precisely measure temperature—elevated temperatures indicate infection—and deliver heat to a wound site, which is known to aid healing.


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August 30, 2012

protoslacker:

The Forbidden Education: documentary on alternatives

The documentary is divided in 10 thematic episodes. Each of them present a different aspect of education in the school context and outside of it. Topics like history of school system; authority and power in schools; evaluation and segregation of students; social function of educative institutions; role of teachers and families and others are covered by the film’s script.

Web site


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August 30, 2012

15 Years ago, games were really focused on shooting and jumping on platforms and I thought, “No, I think this medium can become much more than that. It can actually become a way to tell a story and to trigger emotions.”

David Cage (via notgames)

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August 30, 2012

51 percent of respondents, including a majority of Millennials, believe stormy weather can interfere with cloud computing.


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August 29, 2012

rafaelfajardo:

Education. Kahn Academy precursor. Available at any office supply store near you. At a price point that is considered “remainder” for traditional book publishers.


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August 29, 2012

Education. Kahn Academy precursor. Available at any office supply store near you. At a price point that is considered “remainder” for traditional book publishers.


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August 29, 2012

What is a publisher anymore, anyway? A blog is a magazine. A magazine a blog. A newspaper a WordPress install. A Twitter account a journalist.

Craig ModOur New Shrines (via explore-blog)

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August 29, 2012

dinosaurparty:

The No Quarter Exhibition, 2012 (by NYU Game Center

Earlier this year I was fortunate enough to have been invited to write some wall text for No Quarter, my favorite annual exhibition of games, which happens at NYU. Here’s documentation from the opening. I’m in a couple shots, one of which is at the end, where I’m dancing like a total dork! It was such a good time.


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August 29, 2012