The Modernist Nerd: Vintage Science Ads from the 1950s and 1960s. By Maria Popova What a “honeycomb sandwich” has to do with space travel and reconnaissance systems.
The intersection of science and design has many beautiful manifestations, from data visualization to nerd tattoos. But hardly does it get more delightful than in these gorgeous vintage science and technology ads from magazines in the 1950s and 1960s, bringing the modernist aesthetic to the atomic and space ages. See more on Flickr. via iso50 Donating = Loving Bringing you (ad-free) Brain Pickings takes hundreds of hours each month. You can also become a one-time patron with a single donation in any amount: Brain Pickings has a free weekly newsletter. Share on Tumblr. Chrome Experiments - Home. Vacation & Short Term Rentals from HomeAway & FlipKey.
Is this the World's Most Unique City? Search. Google Image Result for. Danxia. RALPH STEADMAN dot COM. Raoul Duke. Raoul Duke is the fictional character and antihero based on Hunter S.
Thompson in his autobiographical novel Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. The book was originally written under the name Raoul Duke. In Thompson's writings Duke is first mentioned by Thompson in his 1966 book Hell's Angels, where he is described as an outlaw who does not break the law in an offensive way to society, but a way that in fact makes him more acceptable. Duke is often characterized as being somewhat of an author surrogate, a source of quotes and opinions that Thompson would not necessarily be able to get away with himself, and actions that Thompson didn't want to admit he had committed himself. In Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72, Thompson describes Raoul Duke as a sports writer friend, one of the few journalists who can truly write objectively instead of just talking about it. Portrayals in other media The Duke character has been portrayed in three films: Homages See also
Ibogaine. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. Plot Tom Wolfe chronicles the adventures of Ken Kesey and his group of followers.
Throughout the work, Kesey is painted as a sort of Christ figure, someone starting a new religion. Due to the allure of the transcendent states achievable through drugs and because of Kesey's ability to preach and captivate listeners, he begins to form a band of close followers. They call themselves the "Merry Pranksters" and begin to participate in the drug-fueled lifestyle. Starting at Kesey's house in the woods of La Honda, California, the early predecessors of acid tests were performed. The Pranksters eventually leave the confines of Kesey’s estate. As an effort to broadcast their lifestyle, the Pranksters publicize their acid experiences and the term Acid Test comes to life. Kesey and some of the Pranksters returned to the United States. Cultural significance and reception The use of New Journalism yielded two primary reviews, amazement or disagreement. Film adaptation References