Momentum is a project by artist Alejandro Guijarro who spent three years traveling to the quantum mechanics departments of Cambridge, Stanford, Berkeley, Oxford and elsewhere to shoot large format photographs of blackboards just after lectures. Completely removed from the context of a classroom or laboratory and displayed in a gallery, the cryptic equations from one of the most formidable branches of physics become abstract patterns of line and color. Via the artist’s statement:
Before he walks into a lecture hall Guijarro has no idea what he will find. He begins by recording the blackboard with the minimum of interference. No detail of the lecture hall is included, the blackboard frame is removed and we are left with a surface charged with abstract equations. At this stage they are documents. However, once removed from their institutional beginnings the meaning evolves. The viewer begins to appreciate the equations for their line and form. Colour comes into play and the waves created by the blackboard eraser suggest a vast landscape or galactic setting. The formulas appear to illustrate the worlds of Quantum Mechanics. What began as a precise lecture, a description of the physicist’s thought process, is transformed into a canvas open to any number of possibilities.
Guijarro graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2010 with a MA in fine art and now lives
and works in both London and Madrid. He’ll have work later this year at PhotoEspaña. (via Not Shaking the Grass)
The folks over at Science Friday made this fascinating video about the Leidenfrost Effect, where water dropped on an extremely hot surface is capable of floating instead of immediately evaporating. While studying the bizarre effect, physicists at the University of Bath realized that not only does the water float, but under the right conditions and temperatures it can actually climb upward. The playful experiments lead to the creation of an incredible superheated maze. (via The Awesomer)
Opa, vou testar aqui, porque realmente fico com preguiça de ler o man de alguns comandos...
tldr est une application (un module npm plus exactement) qui permet d'obtenir des infos de type "man" sur une commande, mais uniquement des exemples clair et utiles dans la vie de tous les jours, sans tout le blabla technique (qui a aussi son utilité dans d'autres cas évidemment). C'est du spécial n00b pressé et c'est top !
Par exemple, si de manière classique vous faites un "man tar", vous obtenez ceci :
Mais si vous utilisez à la place un "tldr tar", vous obtiendrez ceci :
Pour info, tldr est une abréviation connue d'Internet qui signifie "Too long; didn't read", soit "Trop long; pas lu".
Pour l'installer, vous devez avoir npm (Node Packaged Modules) et lancer la commande suivante :
npm install -g tldr
Vez ou outra penso nessa possibilidade. De qualquer modo, espero que tenha experimentos que possam refutar ou provar isso, seria interessante!
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Power Structure of Oppression
MODERN DAY CLASSICS GONE CLASSIC
Or, she simply had the idea of taking modern day games and re-envisioning them in the style of classic Atari cartridge art. It’s definitely one of the two.
As someone who is quiet at school or anywhere else, this basically sums it up.
cats r so ridiculous
Timothy Ferriss is an author, entrepreneur, blogger and television host. He’s best known as the 4-Hour guru who helped pioneer the ‘lifestyle design’ movement. This quote is taken from Ferriss’ first book, The 4-Hour Workweek, which I read when I was in the middle of my career change and helped motivate me to eventually start this website. The book teaches people to rethink the outdated idea of working a 9-5 job and to use today’s technology to find the perfect work/life balance.
Ferriss recently debuted his new TV show, The Tim Ferriss Experiment, where he applies his life-hacking rules to a number of different disciplines.
I was fortunate enough to meet Tim and contribute some illustrations to his latest book, The 4-Hour Chef. Here’s a blog post I wrote about it with some behind-the-scenes sketches.
- Zen Pencils was named one of PCMag’s top 100 websites of 2013!
- Yay, it’s finally the first comic of 2014. It’s taken me longer than I had planned to update the site again, but I’m happy to say my holiday really energised me for the year to come and I’ve already got a couple months worth of ideas for comics that I can’t wait to start drawing. Thanks for your patience.
Tô curiosa se isso vai se sustentar ou não...
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Just a cursory glance at a few storm photos by Mike Hollingshead and it’s clear this guy has probably seen it all, and probably put his life at risk to do so. The intrepid storm chaser has been enduring foul weather since the late 90s, clocking some 20,000 miles a year in his car as he stalks thunderstorms and other extreme weather occurrences waiting to capture the perfect shot. Hollingshead shares his story with Jakob Schiller over at Raw File, and you can see hundreds of his photos, many available for purchase as prints, over on his website. All images courtesy the artist. (via Raw File)
Antarctica from space
Whoa, não sabia disso!
Did a bunch of dogs breakup a fight between two cats? Am I seeing this right??
Having none of that shit today.
“Ay man, y’all chill the fuck out. Y’all fucking up the party.”
I CAN’T BELIEVE WHAT I’M SEEING
Pack animals like dogs don’t tolerate dissent in their group because it weakens the pack’s social structure… There are similar clips on youtube of them breaking up rabbit and rooster fights… They don’t care what species you are, they just want you to CUT THAT SHIT OUT.
They don’t differentiate species because dogs think everything else is just a weird dog.
Winter has crashed down upon us and settled in for a long stay, but that does not mean nature’s beauty has faded away. As you can see in this series of winter landscape photographs, nature plays no favorites with beauty. She is just as cunning of an artist with ice and snow as she is with green grass. flowers, and trees. She paints the trees with a dusting of frost. She creates icy mirrors from the still lakes to reflect the beauty of her creations. She creates sculptures with her icicles and snow drifts. She intermixes snow covered trees and ground with open waters filled with wild geese. She floats snow through the nighttime air creating twinkling flakes reflecting lights. Nature’s elegance stretches through the seasons. We are thrilled that some photographer dare the cold to capture some of nature’s most dramatic scenes.
Photo above by EarthPix
Photo by Lake Baikal
Photo by Hideyuki Katagiri
Photo by Marcin Ryczek
Photo by Kent Shiraishi
Photo by Jan Machata
Photo by Dmitry Dubikovskiy
Photo by Norbert Maier
Photo by deep21
Photo by Friðþjófur M
Photo by Lars van der Goor
Photo by Thomas Zakowski
Photo by Edwin van Nuil
Photo by Evgeni Dinev
Photo by Mark Geistweite
Photo by Emmanuel Coupe
Photo by Peter From
Photo by oskarpall
Brené Brown is a professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has dedicated her life to social work and studies vulnerability, courage, worthiness and shame.
Her fantastic 2010 TEDxHouston talk, The Power of Vulnerabilty, is one of the most popular TED talks with over 12 million views and led to Brown giving the final speech at a 2012 TED conference. That speech, Listening to Shame, is where the above quotes are taken from. Turns out Brown and I both love the same Teddy Roosevelt Man in the Arena quote. It’s literally the second quote I ever adapted into a comic (although it was posted as number 8) and remains one of my favourite quotes. In her speech, Brown tells of how that quote helped her during a difficult time amidst her own failures and setbacks (around the 12min mark). The fact that she references a quote I’ve already adapted in her own inspirational quote gave me the chance to get meta again and give a nod to my long-time readers who would recognise the first part of the comic.
- Brené Brown’s official website.
- Thanks to Mike, Saquib and Cynthia for sending me the TED talks.
A gente pode até rejeitar ser conhecidos por rótulos, clichês e caricaturas, mas elas até que possuem uma função. Permitem que tenhamos referenciais fáceis, formas simples e acessíveis de conhecer culturas, países e até pessoas. Claro que eles sempre são negativos quando usados com a finalidade de discriminar, diminuir ou segregar, porém, se usados para reconhecer mais rapidamente alguma riqueza, pode ser até interessante.
Acho que foi o caso desse infográfico. A imagem foi feita pela Wine Investment e cataloga bebidas típicas – não necessariamente alcoólicas – de 80 países pelo globo. Temos desde a nossa caipirinha, passando por absinto, saquê, mate, Coca Cola e até algumas que possuem nomes impronunciáveis.
Dá pra passar um tempo olhando os formatos dos copos e tentando identificar quais delas já se conhece.
Aqui eu separei alguns links contendo informações a respeito de cada uma delas. Infelizmente, nem todos me parecem confiáveis, em especial os links sobre bebidas da África – o que é uma pena.
Queria convidar vocês a me ajudarem a garimpar essas informações. Se encontrarem algum link com informações incorretas, me avisem e a gente vai montando um catálogo mais seguro.