Night in the Woods looks amazing.
Check out the kickstarter here
I actually really want to play this
Night in the Woods looks amazing.
Book of the week: Harmonices Mundi (Harmony of the World) by Johannes Kepler
(click-through link to original text in the picture)
(UPDATE: english text found here)
The untranslated version in original Latin, donated to the online archive by Smithsonian, is a rather scientific view of the delicate balance of our universe for it’s time. Published in 1619, Kepler touches on congruence in geometrical forms and physical phenomena (a huge interest of mine, the relation of mathematics to real life things), with interesting mathematical diagrams worth checking out
The book is broken down into 5 lengthy chapters, the first is on regular polygons; the second is on the congruence and relation of said figures; the third is on the origin of harmonic proportions in music; the fourth is on Astrological aspects, harmonic configurations in astrology ; and the fifth on the harmony of the motions of the planets.
In 1619 this guy was making very accurate estimates of the minimum and maximum speeds of planets, and comparing them in relation to MUSIC in a MATHEMATICAL WAY, while challenging theosophistic views. If you can’t read this book, (i’m not going to pretend like I can) please check out THIS LINK ABOUT IT (click here!) SO FASCINATING.
DEVISES ET EMBLEMES ANCIENNES & MODERNES, TIREES DE PLUS CELEBRES AUTEURS (Mottos and emblems, Ancient and modern, from the most famous authors) -1699
in French, German, Latin, and Italian.
(I roughly translated the title, i think it’s images and quotes/”mottos” by authors, my german and french are pretty rusty.)
a book of emblems and symbols from 1699, very interesting to look at. click-through link to the whole book to read online free here
Cats Meow, 30”x22”,acrylic on paper,2013
I love this guy’s art more and more every day.
check out http://gileslyon.tumblr.com/
some stare-worthy material
Tear me Open Tear You Open, Sumi ink on paper,12”x9”,2013
Get a little closer, let fold
Cut open my sternum, and pull
My little ribs around you
The rungs of me be under, under you
I think this illustration is amazing.
Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael)“I think the problem is that many people in America think that racism is an attitude. And this is encouraged by the capitalist system. So they think that what people think is what makes them a racist. Racism is not an attitude.
If a white man wants to lynch me, that’s his problem. If he’s got the power to lynch me, that’s my problem. Racism is not a question of attitude; it’s a question of power.
Racism gets its power from capitalism. Thus, if you’re anti-racist, whether you know it or not, you must be anti-capitalist. The power for racism, the power for sexism, comes from capitalism, not an attitude.
You cannot be a racist without power. You cannot be a sexist without power. Even men who beat their wives get this power from the society which allows it, condones it, encourages it. One cannot be against racism, one cannot be against sexism, unless one is against capitalism.”
Juergen von Dueckerhoff
Giacomo Balla - Swifts: Paths of Movement + Dynamic Sequences (1913)
oil on canvas
96.8 x 100 cm
Currently located in the Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
life is a videogame, some of us are just playing on hard mode
original photo by Mau Mau, model/artwork by Sweeney
The ending speech from Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator
The greatest speech recorded in film. I wish a real politician could feel and say these words. But we are the people. We have the power to change it.
Neighbours (1952) - Norman McLaren
a wonderful short film from one of the most awarded filmmakers in Canadian Cinema, a true pioneer in animation and cinema.
Social satire, stop motion, comical music, and two grown men fighting over a flower make this 8 min film worth watching, as well as it has an Oscar under its belt.
So love your neighbour.