Still life: Bent objects » Article » OWNI.eu, Digital Journalism UPDATE: The Return of Bent Objects Wires transform these objects from inanimate to hilarious works of art. Little polish girl Performance – DUZHENJUN alors là DUZHENJUNPerformance ShadowsPerformance human zooPerformance webdeisgn : Hélène C propulsé by Worldpress. Magic Mushrooms Expand the Mind By Dampening Brain Activity, May Help Depression (Updated) More than half a century ago, author Aldous Huxley titled his book on his experience with hallucinogens The Doors of Perception, borrowing a phrase from a 1790 William Blake poem (which, yes, also lent Jim Morrison’s band its moniker). Blake wrote: If the doors of perception were cleansed, every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things through narrow chinks of his cavern.
Gene Sharp: Author of the nonviolent revolution rulebook 21 February 2011Last updated at 10:42 By Ruaridh Arrow Director of Gene Sharp - How to Start a Revolution In an old townhouse in East Boston an elderly stooped man is tending rare orchids in his shabby office. His Labrador Sally lies on the floor between stacks of academic papers watching him as he shuffles past. This is Dr Gene Sharp the man now credited with the strategy behind the toppling of the Egyptian government. Gene Sharp is the world's foremost expert on non-violent revolution. 5 Reasons The Future Will Be Ruled By B.S. Picture your ideal future. OK, not your ideal future, where you're the last man on earth fighting the zombie horde, but society's ideal future: Energy is clean and limitless, goods are plentiful and machines take care of all the dirty work. So everybody's happy, right? But in many ways, that future is already here, and it can be described in five letters:
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal March 16, 2011 Going crazy before flying out to Chicago tomorrow! You're all gonna come see me at C2E2, right? Marie Sester: Tell Me the Truth, 2009-2010 Tell Me the Truth is an interactive artwork that consists of a rectangular mirror on the wall, about 20 inches high. When approached, the mirror transforms the viewer’s face into the iconic artist, Andy Warhol. This transformed image reflects and mimics the viewer’s movements. When the gestures, faces or behavior of the viewer are out of range with the character, the star takes over and plays his own persona, occasionally reciting a short, typically Warholian sentence like: “That’s great,” and “Wow, that’s amazing.”
10 Enormous Numbers Technology One of the first questions that kids often ask is “What is the biggest number?” This question is an important step in transitioning to a world of abstract concepts. The answer is of course that numbers are generally considered endless, but there gets to be a point were numbers become so big that there really is no point in having them, they have no real importance outside of the fact that yes technically they do exist. To make a list like this I could simply write down a massive number for the first number, and then write +1, +2, +3 and so on for the rest of the list. Instead I chose to take out 10 numbers that do have some effect on the world and place them in ascending order, giving a brief explanation as to what they are and how they have some relevance on the world, albeit very small relevance, especially when compared to the size of the number itself.
Kettling For other meanings see kettle. The tactic has proved controversial, not least because it has resulted in the detention of ordinary bystanders as well as protestors. In March 2012 kettling was ruled lawful by the European Court of Human Rights following a legal challenge. Tactics Kettling has been criticized for being an indiscriminate tactic which leads to the detention of law-abiding citizens and innocent bystanders. In some cases protesters are reported to have been denied access to food, water and toilet facilities for long periods. Further criticism has been made that in some instances the tactic has been used to foment disorder with the aim of changing the focus of public debate. In some countries the tactic has led to legal challenges on the grounds of human rights violations. Canada On March 15, 2011, 250–300 protesters in Montreal were kettled on St-Denis just north of Mont Royal during the Annual March Against Police Brutality.
5 Reasons Why Mashable is a Bad Influence for the Web Very recently Mashable created a post on their site indicating 5 more reasons why “Internet Explorer 6 Must Die“. (Yeah, no shit!) I was so inspired by their post that I decided to create 5 reasons Mashable is bad for the Web. Mashable has so many bad habits incorporated into it’s site that I fear the rest of the web industry will think it’s okay to follow their footsteps. It’s unfortunate that no industry leaders have stepped up to say how much their site blows the big ones.