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Woman Had Her Face Photoshopped In More Than 25 Countries To Compare Their Beauty Standards. U.S. -based journalist and photographer Esther Honig came up with an interesting photo project that answers a difficult question in an ingenious way – how can we compare standards of women’s beauty world-wide? Honig’s solution was brilliantly simple: she sent a portrait photo of herself to freelance Photoshoppers in countries around the world with one request – to make her “beautiful.” Each Photoshopper, be they a professional or an amateur, took their own spin on the assignment, giving Honig (and us) a glimpse at what at least one person in each of these countries considers to be beautiful. Honig’s face subtly (and sometimes not so subtly) shifts, changing form and color as it travels around the world.

Which photo matches your own personal definition of beauty? Source: estherhonig.com | Twitter (h/t: buzzfeed) Original Photo Argentina Australia Morocco Germany Ukraine Bangladesh Indonesia Pakistan Philippines Bulgaria Chile Sri Lanka Kenya Vietnam Israel Italy Greece Serbia United Kingdom India.

Music (tastes, contents, analysis, etc)

RC - Revistas - Literatura / Libros - Leer - Sumario 249. Journalism and future. Gaming. 100 Years of Rock Visualized. From Gospel to Grunge: 100 Years Of Rock in Less Than a Minute is an ambitious design project from ConcertHotels.com. It’s an animated, interactive timeline design that let’s you click on any genre to highlight it’s specific history and play a sample of the appropriate music. The history of rock music is pretty interesting. Everyone knows that it’s roots lie in genres like Gospel, but what about all the other genres? How did Cowpunk come about? Although music heritage isn’t an exact science, the color-coded flow arrows are easy to follow throughout the design.

Found on Fast Company. Storytelling: el deseado poder que da contar historias. POR: Paulina Arceo, Draftfcb México Cada día escucho más el término Storytelling en los vocabularios marketinianos y publicitarios, y es algo fantástico, sin embargo, como todo término que cae en nuestras manos, corre el riesgo de perder todo sentido por exceso de uso. Así que quisiera iniciar un relato en clave moderna, para garantizarle larga vida al verdadero sentido del Storytelling. Empecemos por el principio: ¿Qué es una historia? En términos muy básicos, pero muy correctos, es una narrativa de eventos interconectados entre sí.

Nuestras experiencias de hecho, son historias…. Facebook, por ejemplo, es una gran manifestación de nuestra predisposición a contar y seguir historias, donde podemos crear la historia que queremos dar a conocer de nosotros (hay gente que pareciera que sólo vive para viajar…). ¿Pero, por qué son tan poderosas las historias? La religión, el caso de éxito del Storytelling Cuevas de Altamira, el caso más antiguo de Storytelling Pero esto no es nuevo. Jesús Martín Barbero - La insoportable hibridez de las culturas. René Magritte's "La Ligne de vie" ("Lifeline") Join us for a special evening with actor and director Joshua Marston, who performs René Magritte's 1938 lecture "La Ligne de vie" ("Lifeline"), which explores the experience of life and art that led Magritte to Surrealism.

In this largely unknown lecture, Magritte outlines his practice as a painter, and his social and political views. The reading is followed by a special viewing of the exhibition Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926–1938. Tickets ($35, $25 members, $15 students, seniors, and staff of other museums) can be purchased online, at the information desk, or at the film desk after 4:00 p.m.

Joshua Marston is a New York–based screenwriter and film director. His first fiction film, Maria Full of Grace (2004), about a young Colombian woman who swallows pellets of heroin and transports them to the U.S., received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. In conjunction with the exhibition Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926–1938.

You Need To See This 17-Minute Film Set Entirely On A Teen's Computer Screen. These words are probably unfurling inside one of many open tabs on your computer screen. Perhaps one tab is for work, one is for chatting, and another is for Twitter. You probably even have some others open for no particular reason. This is the way we receive information and the way we communicate now: constantly, simultaneously, compulsively, endlessly, and more and more often, solitarily. This strange new mode of living—and its indelible effect on our humanity—is perfectly captured in a new short film that debuted this week at the Toronto International Film Festival. The 17-minute, mildly NSFW Noah is unlike anything you've seen before in a movie—only because it is exactly like what many of us see on our computers all the time.

From the desktop photo of a young couple posing for the camera, we learn that Noah has a girlfriend. Lending the project authenticity is the filmmakers' attention to detail. Global Street Art.

Transmedia experiences

More than a club: FC Barcelona and Catalonia's road to independence – video. ¿Sabías que podría haber una relación entre Blancanieves, Turing y Apple? El primer logo de Apple y el último La manzana mordida que representa a la compañía Apple es uno de los logos más conocidos desde hace más de dos décadas. Su origen es polémico habiendo contribuido a ello la ambigüedad mostrada siempre sobre el asunto por el principal protagonista de la empresa: el propio Steve Jobs. También es indiscutible que el primer logotipo de Apple, muy feo y efímero, representaba a Newton apoyado en un árbol del que pendía una manzana iluminada a punto de caer y revelarle la ley de gravitación universal. Las primeras interpretaciones del logo actual se basaban en el Genésis y sus referencias a la manzana mordida de la sabiduría. Uno de los pioneros de la computación moderna, Alan Turing, fue un matemático excepcional y un gran atleta. Antes que la manzana monocolor mordida de la actualidad, el logo de Apple estaba relleno por bandas multicolores, lo cual también se interpreta como un guiño al símbolo gay.

Literature, etc

El uso indiscriminado de drones, explicado en una brutal infografía. SExpandir 3.105 muertos en Pakistán desde 2.004 a causa de los ataques de drones de EE.UU. De ellos, menos del 2% de las víctimas son objetivos de "alta importancia", como terroristas identificados. El resto son niños (5,6%), civiles (17,2%) y "otros" (75,6%, supuestos terroristas, sospechosos, y gente de la que ni se sabe su identidad). Una infografía interactiva, realizada por Pitch Interactive, muestra el uso indiscriminado de los drones por parte de EE.UU. en Pakistán.

Los datos no son oficiales y se trata solo de un país, EE.UU., contra "objetivos" de otro, Pakistán. El uso de drones, desgraciadamente, parece que va mucho más allá. ¿Está realmente justificado? Los datos recogidos en esta infografía, diseñada en HTML5 y Javascript, son los que mantiene el Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

Su uso, al menos en Pakistán, parece que ha descendido desde finales de 2010, quizás en parte por la presión mediática de los últimos años. Creating the All-Terrain Human. Come winter, when most elite ultrarunners keep running, Jornet puts away his trail-running shoes for six months and takes up ski-mountaineering racing, which basically amounts to running up and around large mountains on alpine skis. In this sport too, Jornet reigns supreme: he has been the overall World Cup champion three of the last four winters. So what’s next when you’re 25 and every one of the races on the wish list you drew up as a youngster has been won and crossed out?

You dream up a new challenge. Last year Jornet began what he calls the Summits of My Life project , a four-year effort to set speed records climbing and descending some of the world’s most well known peaks, from the Matterhorn this summer to Mount Everest in 2015. In doing so, he joins a cadre of alpinists like Ueli Steck from Switzerland and Chad Kellogg from the United States who are racing up peaks and redefining what’s possible.

In a way, Jornet says, all of his racing has been preparation for greater trials. LivesOn, la nova aplicació de Twitter que permet piular després de morir. La red enmarañada: narrativa trnasmedia en ficción femenina El caso de Infidels y Mistresses | Guerrero | Signo y Pensamiento. My Bloody Valentine: m b v - listen now to the full album. It's been a long time. It's been a very, very long time. This last week, after Kevin Shields sort of said the new My Bloody Valentine album would appear on Tuesday, or was it Wednesday? ... felt particularly long. And then there were those final slowwww hours between the announcement on the band's Facebook page and the thing actually materialising on their new website.

In the interim, Twitter went nuts. But! You can, too, courtesy of the YouTube player above (mobile users try here). So ... you may be wondering: what's it like? — Alexis Petridis (@alexispetridis) February 3, 2013Completely unexpectedly, the 17 year old My-Bloody-Valentine-obsessed me has suddenly taken over my brain and I'm hugely, tearily excited To which the proper answer is: we'll get back to you on that one. Tell us what you think, and a full review from the Guardian will follow as and when ... Las ventas de la industria musical española descendieron un 77,5% desde el 2001-Ocio y Cultura. Umberto Eco: "O excesso de informação provoca amnésia" - ÉPOCA | Ideias. O escritor e semiólogo Umberto Eco vive com sua mulher em um apartamento duplo no segundo e terceiro andar de um prédio antigo, de frente para o palácio Sforzesco, o mais vistoso ponto turístico de Milão. É como se Alice Munro morasse defronte à Canadian Tower em Toronto, Hakuri Murakami instalasse sua casa no sopé do monte Fuji, ou então Paulo Coelho mantivesse uma mansão na Urca, à sombra do Pão de Açúcar.

"Acordo todo dia com a Renascença", diz Eco, referindo-se à enorme fortificação do século XV. O castelo deve também abrir os portões pela manhã com uma sensação parecida, pois diante dele vive o intelectual e o romancista mais famoso da Itália. Um dos andares da residência de Eco é dedicado ao escritório e à biblioteca. São quatro salas repletas de livros, divididas por temas e por autores em ordem alfabética.

A sala em que trabalha abriga aquilo que ele chama de "ala das ciências banidas", como ocultismo, sociedades secretas, mesmerismo, esoterismo, magia e bruxaria. El gran professore - 21.10.2012. MILÁN.- Esquivar los vaivenes del otoño. Pasar de una llovizna indolora a un sol que desata un aire bochornoso. Por las diagonales del centro milanés uno debe esquivar ese caos civilizado que es el tráfico, en el que un enjambre de motos y bicicletas pone el cuerpo ante los autos y viejos tranvías. En el centro de la escena, la imponencia gótica del Duomo, en cuya plaza y adyacencias uno puede quedar atrapado en un remolino de camaritas japonesas, un tour de jubilados suecos o una efímera protesta de empleados de una casa de comidas rápidas, el único incidente que altera el ritmo consumista de la galería Vittorio Emanuele II.

Desde la plaza del Duomo, por la Via Dante, peatonal de negocios y cafés, se llega al Castello Sforzesco, una fortaleza que los Visconti construyeron en el siglo XIV y que hoy alberga varios museos y hasta un evento de moda. Con vista a la historia, un edificio antiguo de interior refaccionado muestra un portero eléctrico. "Estoy seguro de una cosa. No, nadie. Sí. Clarín en tu iphone. This Isn't the Petition Response You're Looking For. Official White House Response to Secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016. This response was published on January 11, 2013. By Paul Shawcross The Administration shares your desire for job creation and a strong national defense, but a Death Star isn't on the horizon. Here are a few reasons: The construction of the Death Star has been estimated to cost more than $850,000,000,000,000,000. We're working hard to reduce the deficit, not expand it.The Administration does not support blowing up planets.Why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a one-man starship?

However, look carefully (here's how) and you'll notice something already floating in the sky -- that's no Moon, it's a Space Station! Keep in mind, space is no longer just government-only. We are living in the future! If you do pursue a career in a science, technology, engineering or math-related field, the Force will be with us!

Comics iconic art

Flashmob oficina paro (Carne Cruda 2.0) In pictures: Hyper-real pencil drawings that look like photos. To an untrained eye these pictures would look nothing more than standard photographs. But they are in fact hand drawn. These are the works of 47-year-old hyperrealist artist Paul Cadden, who -- often just using a pencil -- is able to recreate photos in amazing detail. From the countless wrinkles on a woman's face, a puff of smoke from a cigarette or dripping water, Cadden makes it look unbelievably real.

His work will take on average three to six weeks to produce and he can usually produce about seven works per year, which sell at galleries for up to £5,000 each. Cadden, from Glasgow, said: "I've been drawing since I was six years old and have wanted to be an artist for as long as I can remember. "Hyperrealism tends to create an emotional, social and cultural impact and differs from photorealism which is far more technical. " Get a closer look in our gallery of high-resolution images. Credit: Rex Features. Stan Lee cumple 90 años | Cómic.

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