An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments A reader recently wrote in asking if I could share a bit about the process of putting the book together and talk about how the project started. Certainly. I go on two solitary walks every day. There is a small park off the Embarcadero that is tucked away in a quiet spot. It has a pleasant stream flowing through it and an unassuming bench beside that stream. I have made walking to that frail bench a ritual, and the half an hour or so spent daydreaming on it amid the cool San Francisco breeze, an article of faith.
Ajit Vadakayil: BEEJ MANTRA , ANUSWARAM NASAL SOUND , PRIMORDIAL LONGITUDINAL WAVE SOUND FREQUENCY – CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL The sign of OM is the sign of Hinduism. It is the first and foremost of all mantras. Mantra is the sound body of consciousness. OM is considered as the sound of cosmic energy and contains all the sounds in itself. The spiritual efficacy of OM is heard, not by the ears but by the heart . It surcharges the innermost being of man with vibrations of the highest reality. Breathtaking Timelapse Of Los Angeles Will Give You Chills City Lights from Colin Rich. LA's spectacular lights didn't just inspire a range of amazing glowing shoes in the 90s--they also acted as muse for local lensman Colin Rich, who has spent the last few years covering the city from every conceivable angle. Above, Rich unveils City Lights, the last in his Trilogy of Light series. "It was an nightly adventure that took me to almost every angle of Los Angeles," Rich explains."It was an exercise in patience.
3D model of a nerve terminal in atomic detail The electrochemical jelly inside your head contains something like one quadrillion synapses, the junctions at which nerve cells talk to one other by converting electrical signals into chemical ones and then back again. They have two components (sometimes three): the nerve terminal of one cell, which stores and releases neurotransmitter molecules, and the ‘post-synaptic’ membrane of another cell, which contains binding sites for the neurotransmitters. Synapses are miniscule – nerve terminals are about one thousandth of a millimetre in diameter, and the space between them and the membrane they contact a mere 20-40 millionths of a millimetre wide – and are densely packed in the grey matter of the brain tissue, making them notoriously difficult to study. Inside the nerve terminal, neurotransmitter molecules are stored in tiny spheres called synaptic vesicles, which are “docked” in an “active zone” just beneath the cell membrane.
blind artist envisions the world through hypnotizing animated gifs 2 clicks sep 09, 2015 blind artist envisions the world through hypnotizing animated gifs blind artist envisions the world through hypnotizing animated gifsall gifs courtesy of george redhawk artist george redhawk has turned a loss into a gift — after the artist became legally blind, he began to explore the realm of photo manipulation with a desire to show the world as he sees it from his damaged sight. through the use of computer softwares that aide the visually impaired, redhawk — who works under the name darkangeløne — has realized the ongoing series of animations titled, ‘the world through my eyes’. original digital art ‘the remains of a memory’ by adam martinakis / animation by george redhawk Heart of Hinduism: Doctrine: Sankhya and Yoga Kapila, who founded the school of Sankya. Some Hindus claim there were two Kapilas, teaching theistic and atheistic versions of this doctrine. Sankhya, derived from the word meaning "to count," is a philosophical system of analysing matter established by Kapila. It aims to overcome suffering through cultivating discrimination and by releasing the soul (purusha) from its entanglement in matter (prakriti). Scholars say that it was originally a non-theistic system delineating 24 material truths (or elements), with the soul as the 25th. As theistic schools evolved, they added a 26th element, the paramapurusha or God (purusha and paramapurusha are here synonymous with atman and paramatman).
The most fascinating images from the New York Public Library’s release of 180,000 copyright-free materials Copyright law is a thorny thing, and it prevents a lot of people from making new works and having fun. But every once in a while, enough time passes, a lawsuit changes the game, or a big, old institution opens up and dusts off once-restricted or hidden material and lets it out into the public domain. The New York Public Library joins the restriction-free party this week by making 180,000 non-copyright images from its collection available for high-res download. It’s also giving access to its collections’ metadata and making updates to its API to encourage playful games and visualizations. Its trove of old stereoscopic images make great gifs, which you can try for yourself:
Li Hongbo Li Hongbo was born in Jilin, China, in 1974. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Jilin Normal University, Jilin, China, in 1996. He then earned his first Master of Fine Arts in 2002 from the Folk Art Department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing and concluded his formal education with a second Master of Fine Arts from the Experimental Art Department of the same school, in 2010. Li Hongbo is best known for his interpretations of paper.
Is Ayahuasca Mother Nature's 'Red Pill'? By Nanice Ellis Contributing Writer for Wake Up World I am going to tell you the truth about my own spiritual awakening, but first you must know that I have been on the path for enlightenment since I was twelve years old.
Photos: Amazed southern Chinese experience first snowfall ever, make teeny-tiny snowmen Just as the US’s eastern coast was hit by a historical blizzard over the weekend, China suffered its coldest weather in decades. On Sunday (Jan. 24) morning, 25 cities across the country registered record low temperatures. The chill swept across the country last week, but is lifting today (Jan. 25), according to the National Meteorological Center (link in Chinese):
New Flexible Paper Sculptures by Li Hongbo Courtesy Klein Sun Gallery Filmed by Audrey Kwok at Artstage 2014 in Singapore Currently on view at Klein Sun Gallery in New York, artist Li Hongbo (previously) has an exhibition of new and old work titled Tools of Study. Hongbo is known for his unconventional figurative sculptures made from thousands of sheets of flexible paper that twist and elongate in almost any direction, many of which take several months to complete. Russia's Indigo Child: A reincarnated soul from Mars with fascinating knowledge baffles scientists Boriska, Russia’s Indigo Child: A young boy said to have lived on Mars and reincarnated on Earth According to reports, a young boy called Boris Kipriyanovich, who lives in Russia’s Volgograd region, is a reincarnated Indigo Child. His knowledge and skills have fascinated not only his parents but researchers who have studied the young boy. (scroll down for a video interview) Boriska’s mother claims the boys knowledge of the universe is fascinating. Ever since Boriska (his nickname) was four years old, he was used to visiting an anomalous zone referred to as Medvedetskaya Gryada, which a small mountain in the vicinity of Zhirinovsk, where the boy lives with his parents.
Jheronimus Bosch - the Garden of Earthly Delights About this project The interactive documentary Jheronimus Bosch, the Garden of Earthly Delights provides an in-depth tour though The Garden of Earthly Delights. In a web interface the visitor will be taken on an audio-visual journey, including sound, music, video and images to enrich the storytelling. Synopsis