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Running the Numbers - An American Self-Portrait

Running the Numbers - An American Self-Portrait
An American Self-Portrait by Photographer/artist Chris Jordan Plastic Bottles, 2007 60x120" Depicts two million plastic beverage bottles, the number used in the US every five minutes. Partial zoom: Detail at actual size: Paper Bags, 2007 60x80" Depicts 1.14 million brown paper supermarket bags, the number used in the US every hour. Cell Phones, 2007 60x100" Depicts 426,000 cell phones, equal to the number of cell phones retired in the US every day. Office Paper, 2007 60x87" Depicts 30,000 reams of office paper, or 15 million sheets, equal to the amount of office paper used in the US every five minutes. Cans Seurat, 2007 60x92" Depicts 106,000 aluminum cans, the number used in the US every thirty seconds. Denali Denial, 2006 60x75" Depicts 24,000 logos from the GMC Yukon Denali, equal to six weeks of sales of that model SUV in 2004. Detail at actual size: (This is the far left corner of the lake) Ben Franklin, 2007 8.5 feet wide by 10.5 feet tall in three horizontal panels Related:  Social Conscience

I have never spoken in depth about this, but am now ready. The horrors I endured while in a Catholic high school...seminary. : atheism 14 fun and odd facts you probably didn’t know A12-week-old macaque – who was abandoned by his mother – was close to death when it was rescued on Neilingding Island, in Goangdong Province. After being taken to an animal hospital his health began to improve but he seemed spiritless – until he developed a friendship with a white pigeon. The blossoming relationship helped to revive the macaque who developed a new lease of life. Source Source Can you see it? Source Source Source Source Animals can be submerged in a bath of perfluorohexane without drowning, as there is sufficient oxygen available in the solvent to allow respiration to continue. Source Source Source South Korean scientists altered a cat’s DNA to make it glow in the dark and then took that DNA and cloned other cats from it — creating a set of fluffy, fluorescent felines. Source Source Source Source Most Popular Posts This Week

100 Must-Read Books: The Essential Man’s Library | The Art of Ma Amazon Listmania: The Essential Man’s Library Part III Hatchet by Gary Paulsen A classic from our youth, the main character (Brian) deals with his parents’ strained relationship by fleeing into the wilderness for a sort of accidental, self-inflicted rite of passage. Perhaps the greatest pearl of wisdom comes early in the book, foreshadowing his quest for survival: “All flying is easy. Just takes learning. Animal Farm by George Orwell An advanced politics lesson under the guise of a childish farm tale. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs Gentleman? Beyond Good and Evil by Freidrich Nietzsche With his denunciation of philosophers before him as lacking critical thought and mindlessly adhering to Christian tenets, Nietzsche took philosophy beyond religion, thus founding the Existentialist Movement. The Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison Composed of 85 articles, The Federalist Papers served to explain and encourage ratification of the U.S. Pages: 1 2 3 4

Optical Illusion Pictures at - Cool Optical Illusion If you’ve ever felt like you go a little cross-eyed after taking a peek at an optical illusion, then you know they can be a pretty intense phenomenon. What your eyes perceive when looking at one of these images is actually a visual illusion; you see the image as something different than what it is because the different cells and receptors in your eyes distinguish images and colors at dissimilar speeds. The eye can only receive a limited amount of visual stimuli, but as your brain constantly processes the visual information, it gives you the illusion of continuous sight. Whether it’s an optical, physiological or cognitive illusion, the design plays a trick on your eyes (and mind). Check out some of the interesting illusions below—but beware, you may not be able to absorb them all in one sitting. Flowing Leaves The brown leaf shapes against a green background make this look as if the entire group is flowing—making waves if you focus on the picture as a whole. Pulsing Vortex Waves Hypnosis

The Men Who Stole the World -TimeFrames- Printout Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010 By Lev Grossman A decade ago, four young men changed the way the world works. They did this not with laws or guns or money but with software: they had radical, disruptive ideas, which they turned into code, which they released on the Internet for free. These four men, not one of whom finished college, laid the foundations for much of the digital-media environment we currently inhabit. Then, for all intents and purposes, they vanished. In 1999 a Northeastern University freshman named Shawn Fanning wrote Napster, thereby pioneering peer-to-peer file sharing and a new paradigm for consuming media without the intermediary of a big studio or retailer. That same year, a Norwegian teenager named Jon Lech Johansen, working with two other programmers whose identities are still unknown, wrote a program that could decrypt commercial DVDs, and he became internationally infamous as "DVD Jon." In the first half of the 2000s, TIME interviewed each of these programmers.

Death of Jairo Mora Sandoval Jairo Mora Sandoval (March 22, 1987 – May 31, 2013) was a Costa Rican environmentalist who was murdered while attempting to protect leatherback turtle nests. Just before midnight on May 30, 2013, Mora and four female volunteers were abducted by a group of masked men. The women eventually escaped and informed the police. Mora's bound and beaten body was found on the beach the next morning. Sea turtles are protected by law in Costa Rica, but poaching remains common. In the wake of Mora's death, the organization he worked with cancelled beach patrol efforts in Costa Rica. Background[edit] Costa Rica has a good reputation for wildlife conservation in general, and sea turtles have been protected by national legislation in Costa Rica since 1966.[1][2] The country prides itself on its natural beauty and the nation's economy depends heavily on ecotourism. Life and career of Jairo Mora[edit] On May 5, La Nación accompanied Mora and Lizano on a typical night's work. Death[edit] [edit]

stereomood – emotional internet radio - music for my mood and activities Canon EOS 450D Rebel XSi Digital Camera - Full Review - The Imag Imaging Resource rating: 5.0 out of 5.0 Canon Rebel XSi / 450D Overview by Shawn BarnettReview Date: 07/23/08 Canon's new EOS Rebel XSi digital SLR includes quite a few features new to the EOS camera system, and once again exceeds some of the abilities of the company's intermediate digital SLR camera, the EOS 40D. With an updated look and a slightly taller profile, the Canon XSi has a 12.2-megapixel CMOS sensor, a 3.0-inch LCD, an improved nine-point autofocus sensor, a DIGIC III processor, and is capable of 3.5 frames per second. Body-only the Canon Rebel XSi lists for $799, and the IS lens kit sells for an MSRP of $899. Canon Rebel XSiUser Report by Shawn Barnett Canon's original Digital Rebel debuted in 2003, breaking new ground and bringing digital SLR technology within the grasp of consumers. While the step from the Rebel XT to the Rebel XTi brought more internal than external changes, the Rebel XSi is a more complete overhaul. Canon Rebel XSi Look and feel Shutter release. Big LCD.

Photographer Captures An Underwater Dance Of Colors The shapes displayed in Luka Klikovac’s work look like colored smoke, or maybe strange deep-sea creatures, but they’re actually mixtures of colored and black liquids immersed in water. The Serbian photographer’s photo series is called Demersal and was based on the unique motions resulting from the combination of fluids. To create this psychedelic effect, the photographer used nothing but his camera and lights capable of showing the dance of fluid shapes captured by his lenses. Klikovac said that the goal of his work is to create images that allow people to escape from their daily routine and that his underwater shapes should be interpreted like the Rorschach inkblot test.

Flash Professional CS5 * Easing tween animations A motion tween is an animation that is created by specifying different values for an object property in different frames. Flash Pro calculates the values for that property in between those two frames. The term tween comes from the words “in between”. For example, you can place a symbol left of the Stage in frame 1, and move it to the right of the Stage in frame 20. tween span is a group of frames in the Timeline in which an object has one or more properties changed over time. target object of the tween span. property keyframe is a frame within a tween span where you explicitly define one or more property values for the tween target object. In the preceding example of tweening a movie clip from frame 1 to frame 20, frames 1 and 20 are property keyframes. Note: Beginning in Flash Professional CS4, the concepts of a “keyframe” and a “property keyframe” have changed. If a tweened object changes its location on the Stage during the tween, the tween span has a motion path associated with it.

The Great Green Wall of Africa The Great Wall of China was built over a millennium to ward off nomadic raiders. With Africa's farmlands threatened by an enemy more pernicious than any Mongolian horde, Senegal is leading a 12-nation cooperative effort to erect a living defense system aptly named, the Great Green Wall of Africa. The Sahara is currently the second largest desert in size, only smaller than Antarctica. However, unlike its frozen relative, the Sahara is actually expanding. The United Nations estimates that, by 2025, two thirds of Africa's arable land will be covered in Saharan sand, vastly expanding the current 9 million square kilometers. Even if these predictions prove aggressive, the effects of farmland destruction on a continent already hard-pressed for food would be devastating on any level. Nine miles wide and 4,750 miles long, the vision for the project is as ambitious as it is necessary. Leaders point out that the Great Green Wall is about more than just protection from windblown sand.

sidewalk chalk guy sidewalk chalk guy «« back to all material copyrighted by its original creator | bomomo Pakistan teenage sisters shot dead because they were DANCING Police suspect that the murders were ordered by the sisters’ stepbrother to restore the family’s “honour” Two teenage sisters have been shot dead in Pakistan – because they danced in the rain. Noor Basra, 15, and Noor Sheza, 16, were killed after a clip of the cavorting caused outrage in their ultra-conservative town. Their mother Noshehra was also shot. Police suspect that the murders were ordered by the sisters’ stepbrother to restore the family’s “honour”. The sisters were filmed six months ago break-dancing as the heavens opened. They were wearing traditional shalwar kameez trouser suits and green and purple headscarves. One flashes a smile in the clip, which has gone viral on the internet. The girls were filmed running around with two younger children outside the family’s stone bungalow in Chilas in the deprived northern region of Gilgit. Their older brother is suing stepbrother Khutore and the gunmen, who are all thought to be on the run.