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Art Appreciation - understanding the qualities of great art. Art Appreciation. The Design Elements of Composing a Drawing Composition refers to the organization, arrangement, and combination of objects within the borders of a drawing space. For a great drawing, you want to bring the eyes of the viewer toward your center of [more…] Understanding Installation Art Installation art is difficult to describe. In principal, it means taking a large interior (the exterior can be part of an installation, too) and loading it with disparate items that evoke complex and multiple [more…] Creating Common Manga Characters When you know how to draw a manga figure, you're ready to turn your attention to creating your own characters. Discovering Italian High Renaissance Artists If you are familiar with any Renaissance, it is with the Italian High Renaissance. The Birth of Impressionism: Manet and Monet Impressionism began to take shape in the 1860s on the canvases of Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

Discovering the Baroque Masters: Caravaggio and His Followers. 20 Cool Hostels In Europe For Every Traveler Who’s On A Budget. Hostels are no longer lousy, cheap temporary stays you’d love to escape as fast as you could, but trendy and stylish hubs, competing with each other in terms of creativity and extra free perks. Here’s a list of 20 affordable and cool hostels around Europe you may want to stay in for months! Lavender Circus Hostel, Budapest, Hungary This is a Vintage, apartment styled hostel, situated in a 19th century mansion at the very heart of Budapest.

With a warm and cozy atmosphere with a touch of former imperial bliss, Lavender circus is a perfect place for couples seeking romance and privacy, yet are not ready to splurge. Prison Hostel, Karosta, Latvia There once was a notorious military prison that no one ever managed to escape. It used to be even more protected than the US Alcazar! The Babushka Grand Hostel in Odessa, Ukraine This quirky styled hostel is welcoming you with a wholehearted warmth of your grandma (babushka).

Franz Ferdinand Hostel in Sarajevo, Bosnia Generator Hostel, Barcelona, Spain. The Most Beautiful Artificial Caves Ever Built. The Strangest Discoveries That Made Me Fall in Love With Science Again. My interest in science was rekindled when I went back to school to finally get my degree. Two classes left me with a life-long fascination with two branches of science, but through them, an wide variety of other branches of science.

Astronomy - to fill my science requirement, I took a basic astronomy class. I learned about black body radiation, and energy states of atoms, and exactly how we know how far away, how hot and how fast stars are moving away or towards us. Just as an example of the changes I have followed, when I took that class, no exo-planets had been discovered. I went on to take a class on non-visible light astronomy, and found that fascinating as well. I continue to read science news regularly to this day, more than 20 years later. Geology - What I actually took was a class on the age of the dinosaurs. Both are still on the list of articles that I watch out and documentaries I love to watch.

Flagged. Here's Your Opportunity To Help Name The Features Of Pluto And Charon. Can You See The Optical Illusion In This Comic Book Cover? These Futuristic Churches Will Fill Even Non-Believers With Awe. Private funding vs. government comes to mind. Flagged More like priorities come to mind. Ours don't—i.e. the ones in California. They're all from the 50s/60s, one-story, with big windows and large overhangs. It's very atomic ranch. One of the very few advantages of Prop. 13 is that they haven't replaced them with something more current, but more poorly made, requiring air-conditioning all the time.

Though there was my high school—built during the maxium 60s paranoia—none of the classrooms had windows and heavy doors. If you ever get the chance, visit Columbus, Indiana. Remember the time we bombed Mexico with German rockets? The German rocket scientists were also "spoils of war". Von Braun and some of his staff were holed up in Oberammergau, Bavaria with crates of rocket plans. Their main goal was to not be captured by the Russians, who were very very put out with Germany. The sent out scouts to find American forces and surrendered to them, offering the location of the buried documents in return for a promise of asylum in the US. The Army simply brought them here as "wards of the Army", without going through emigration procedures. There is no such thing as a "ward of the Army"; they just made that phrase up and did it.

Warner Von Braun became very well known in the US as one of the originators of the space program and the builder of the Saturn V. Flagged. 1970, The Year We Accidentally Bombed Mexico (Again) How Did Edgar Allan Poe Manage To Describe The Big Bang In 1848? 5 Historical Figures More Terrifying Than Any Horror Villain. If the world seems like a more violent and brutal place these days, well, that's because your history class left out a bunch of shit, probably due to your teacher not wanting to give you PTSD. Oh sure, you know that history is full of wars and oppression and such. We're not talking about that -- we're talking about powerful and wealthy people who did things so nightmarish that if you saw them in a movie, you'd think the writer was a psychopath.

For example ... #5. Phalaris of Agrigento Roasted People Alive In a Hollow Bull Statue Discovery Channel/Youtube Phalari of Agrigento was a pretty effective leader; he built his city-state into a prosperous, well-equipped place to raise a family. Phalari (the elected dictator of Agrigento, Sicily between 570 and 554 BC) is a perfect example of mankind's oldest dilemma: do you tolerate a capable leader if said leader also enjoys doling out sadistic torture every now and then? As depicted here: Pierre Woeiriot"What smells delicious in here? #4. . #3. Induction heating. Bracewell probe. Artist´s interpretation of an interstellar robotic probe A Bracewell probe is a hypothetical concept for an autonomous interstellar space probe dispatched for the express purpose of communication with one or more alien civilizations.

It was proposed by Ronald N. Bracewell in a 1960 paper, as an alternative to interstellar radio communication between widely separated civilizations. Description[edit] A Bracewell probe would be constructed as an autonomous robotic interstellar space probe with a high level of artificial intelligence, and all relevant information that its home civilization might wish to communicate to another culture. It would seek out technological civilizations–or alternatively monitor worlds where there is a likelihood of technological civilizations arising–and communicate over "short" distances (compared to the interstellar distances between inhabited worlds) once it discovered a civilization that meets its contact criteria. Fictional examples[edit] See also[edit] Admire The World's Most Gorgeous Buildings Dedicated To Science. The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas. "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas" is a 1973 plotless, short, descriptive work of philosophical fiction, popularly classified as a short story, by Ursula K.

Le Guin. The fictional work, whose narrator deliberately seems uncertain or indecisive, features sparse and abstract descriptions of a few nameless characters as well as vividly imagistic descriptions of a summer festival in Omelas, a seemingly utopian city whose prosperity and success depends on a horrific secret.[1] "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas" was nominated for the Locus Award for Best Short Fiction in 1974[2] and won the Hugo Award for Best Short Story in 1974[3] Publication[edit] Le Guin's story was originally published in New Dimensions 3, a hard-cover science fiction anthology edited by Robert Silverberg, in October 1973.

It has also appeared as an independently published, 31-page hardcover book for young adults in 1993.[5] Synopsis[edit] Background and themes[edit] The quote from William James is: References[edit] Notes. This 2000-Year-Old Pigment Can Eliminate The Third Dimension. Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service. Unfortunately the pigments/paints oxidize and decay quite quickly once exposed the air.

They've left a large number of the warriors buried while they try to work out a way to preserve the paint. (Just returned from a trip there. Flagged As if any mere mortal could perceive Han purple in its true state! Yes, this is one of the reasons why they were so careful with the samples of the pigment for so long. Do Want: A Modular, Programmable Robot Made Of Paper And Cardboard. I think "motion machine" is a much better label than "robot". It looks really cool, but it seems to be able to do little more than wiggle across the floor a little. The guy demo-ing it even had to pick it up and bring it back.

I thought it was programmable and control-able? In addition to a distance sensor, the Paper Robot has servo motors, servo controllers and a Bluetooth module for wireless control via PC or smartphone. "Has"? Also- I don't think you can just drop a word on us like "bauplans" and expect most of us to know what that means. Flagged. 6 Impressive Works of Architecture in the Middle of Nowhere. #3. A Sculpture Garden (at the Bottom of the Ocean) Jason deCaires Taylor Most artists create their work with the intention of it being as accessible and visible as possible -- because otherwise, what's the point? But Jason deCaires Taylor takes a different approach. If you want to see what he does, you better have good lungs and no looming fear of what lurks in the vast, dark ocean. That's because Taylor painstakingly creates detailed, lifelike sculptures, then dumps them into the damn sea.

Jason deCaires TaylorLike if Dexter had taken up art instead of forensics. He opened the first underwater sculpture park in 2006 off the coast of Grenada, and soon after that expanded to Cancun, where drunken, sunburnt tourists are encouraged to rent some scuba gear and browse the subaquatic gallery while glubbing pretentious neologisms into their facemasks. Jason deCaires TaylorIt's one of those fun museums where you can pee on the exhibits.

It ... could probably use a better tagline. #2. Via Uniq Hotels. Science Hack Day. Category:Operas by genre. List of opera genres. The Paris foire St Germain, c. 1763, after the fire of 1762 Nicolet's theatre at the foire St Laurent, c. 1786 In the early 18th century, the Théâtre de la foire in Paris – a collective name for the theatres at the annual fairs at St Germain, St Laurent (see illustration above) and later, St Ovide – offered performances with both music and spoken dialogue. First called comédie en vaudeville, these developed into the opéra comique. The Théâtre de la foire appeared in London in the 1720s, to be imitated in the form of the English ballad opera, which in turn stimulated the creation of the German Singspiel. This is an inclusive glossary list of opera genres, giving alternative names.

"Opera" is an Italian word (short for "opera in musica"), however it was not commonly used in Italy (or indeed in other countries) to refer to the genre of particular works. Definitions[edit] Opera genres have been defined in different ways, not always in terms of stylistic rules. List[edit] See also[edit] List of opera topics. Opera is an art form in which singers and musicians perform a dramatic work (called an opera) which combines a text (called a libretto) and a musical score.[1] Opera is part of the Western classical music tradition.

While the scale of opera can be larger or smaller - there are many different genres of opera - performance typically involves different types of artist (singers, instrumentalists and often dancers and actors) and technical staff. Usually an orchestra led by a conductor accompanies the singers. In contrast to spoken theatre, the opera world is international. German, French, Italian and English works are performed worldwide in their original languages, and artists travel from country to country performing.[2] The following is a list of articles on general opera topics: Essence of opera[edit] Main article: Opera Opera in different national traditions[edit] Operatic genres[edit] Main article: List of opera genres History of opera[edit] Main article: History of opera Opera house[edit] Mode (music) Modern Dorian mode on C Play Early Greek treatises on music do not use the term "mode" (which comes from Latin), but do describe three interrelated concepts that are related to the later, medieval idea of "mode": (1) scales (or "systems"), (2) tonos—pl. tonoi—(the more usual term used in medieval theory for what later came to be called "mode"), and (3) harmonia (harmony)—pl. harmoniai—this third term subsuming the corresponding tonoi but not necessarily the converse (Mathiesen 2001a, 6(iii)(e)).

Greek Dorian octave species in the enharmonic genus, showing the two component tetrachords Play Greek Dorian octave species in the chromatic genus Play Greek Dorian octave species in the diatonic genus Play The Greek scales in the Aristoxenian tradition were (Barbera 1984, 240; Mathiesen 2001a, 6(iii)(d)): These names are derived from Ancient Greek subgroups (Dorians), one small region in central Greece (Locris), and certain neighboring (non-Greek) peoples from Asia Minor (Lydia, Phrygia).