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Photos of buildings. Automonuments by Niz Rozenberg.


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March 28, 2015

Our industrial civilization has been pouring carbon dioxide into the atmosphere at a great rate. By the year 2000 we will have added about 70 percent more carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. If it remained, it would have a very marked warming effect on the earth’s climate, but most of it will probably be absorbed by the oceans. Conceivably, however, it could cause significant melting of the great icecaps and raise sea levels in time.

From the 1958 U.S. National Academy of Sciences publication, Planet Earth: Mystery With100,000 Clues.
(via climateadaptation)

*Way to go with the futurism, Space Age scientists

(via brucesterling)


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March 28, 2015

Vatican astronomer denounces Creationism as “paganism”

mostlysignssomeportents:

A Vatican Astronomer (a surprisingly hoopy frood, incidentally) has
denounced Creationism and the idea that the universe was created in
seven days as “superstition” and “paganism” at a speech at the Glasgow
Science Centre. He also called Papal Infallability a “PR disaster.”

Read the rest…


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March 28, 2015

In the Alamo Myth, the Texas Revolution is a battle for freedom against the imperial domination of Mexico. But actually, the 1824 constitution established after the Mexican revolution from Spain did away with slavery. The Southern slavers who had emigrated to Texas came up with a variety of dodges to keep their slaves, and figured Mexico City was far away. But when Mexico eventually began moving to enforce the ban, slave-holding Texans organized resistance, eventually declaring independence in 1836. So the Alamo really was a battle for freedom, but Jim Bowie and Davy Crockett were on the anti-freedom side.


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March 28, 2015

miki800:

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March 28, 2015

newmuseum:

sulkcity:

Went to new dimensions today. // C

The 2015 Triennial: “Surround Audience” is on view through May 24.


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March 28, 2015

7electrons:

In the News – LACMA/Hyundai supports Art + Technology

LACMA and Hyundai Motor Company just announced The Hyundai Project – a brand new 10 year partnership in creating a Art + Technology and Korean Art Scholarships. Hyundai will be sponsoring exhibitions that address the intersection of Art + Technology and “champion technology-based artist projects through grants and in-kind support from leading technology companies.”

“For Korean art scholarships, The Hyundai Project will support three exhibitions and multiple publications planned over the next decade, ranging from historic, traditional art forms to new works created by contemporary Korean artists. The Korean Art Scholarship Initiative creates a new platform and model for research in these areas—key aspects of Korean art that have never before been explored on this scale in either exhibitions or books published outside Korea. The exhibitions, currently planned for 2018, 2022, and 2024, will each include international symposia, online scholarly publications, and exhibition catalogues.”

This partnership/support resonates with us as our blog is all about Art + Engineering plus I’m Korean American!  This is a great way for Korean artists to step up and engage in this opportunity.  

-Jinna

Photo: Robert Irwin, Miracle Mile 2013 LACMA.


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March 27, 2015

austinkleon:

Andy Warhol’s cow wallpaper

warhol:

Artists find inspiration everywhere.

Image 1:
Andy Warhol
source material for Cow Wallpaper, 1965
©AWF

Image 2:
Andy Warhol
Cow Wallpaper, 1966
©AWF

Can I just say how delighted I am that The Warhol Museum tumblr reblogged me? If only I could get to Pittsburgh to see that Corita Kent show…


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March 27, 2015

latino-diversity:

Colombian children play in front of a grocery store advertising products in Palenquero

Palenquero is Latin America’s only surviving African-Spanish creole, that is spoken natively as a first language. Its speakers are based in the maroon town of San Basilio de Palenque on the Caribbean coast of Colombia. Palenque is considered to be the first self-liberated settlement of Afro-descendants in South America; founded in the 17th century by Africans seeking refuge from slavery. Although Palenquero employs the lexicon of various African languages, most of the Africans brought to the Caribbean coast of Colombia were from areas of modern-day Congo and Angola, and for this reason over 90% of the creole’s African-based lexicon has it’s origins in the Bantu linguistic family. The language is believed to be the most African-infused creole in the Americas, given it’s long history and isolation from European languages, and for this reason there’s little mutual intelligibility between Spanish and Palenquero speakers. 

In the last few decades there has been a language shift from Palenquero to Spanish, and for this reason the number of native speakers has dropped significantly. It is estimated that only about half of the town speaks Palenquero fluently, that 88.7 percent of high school students use Spanish as their first language, and that only 15 percent of those students have frequent access to the Palenquero language outside school. One of the reasons for this shift, is that many Palenqueros traveled outside of their town to work in nearby banana plantations, where they were discriminated and ostracized for speaking their language by Spanish speakers; which until that time they had little to no interaction with. Another reason for the language shift, is due to accessibility with the rest of Colombia through the media. 

However, with accessibility to the rest of Colombia via television and radio, also came accessibility to various cultures in Africa. Cultural interactions between Palenque and Africa have strengthened the black pride and consciousness of Palenqueros, which has also given the community an urgency to preserve the language. Many young musicians perform champeta songs in the Palenquero language; champeta is a popular genre of music which mixes Palenquero folklore and West/Central African genres such as soukous and highlife. Palenquero has also been made a mandatory language in schools, and linguists have also created the first dictionary of the language with the help of the towns elders. Recent studies have found a trend in younger generations, welcoming the concept of bilingualism. 


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March 27, 2015

“UNESCO MGIEP is calling for proposals to design a digital simulation game with high-end graphics intended to help undergraduate students in economics and sustainability studies to understand the principles and implications of the Inclusive Wealth Index.”

“Working on the basis of data collected over 21 years from 140 countries, the game is intended to complement traditional teaching-learning tools in economics and sustainability studies classrooms, and become an interactive and fun mechanism for students to deepen their understanding of the inter-connections and relationships across the pillars of sustainability. “


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March 27, 2015