Pimp my rice paddy ::: Pink Tentacle 19 Jul 2007 The residents of Inakadate have been drawing pictures with rice since 1993. Here are a few crops from the recent past, found at this site. While Inakadate is Japan's most famous rice paddy decorating town, a couple of other places in Japan have joined in the fun. Yonezawa, Yamagata prefecture, 2007 Yonezawa, Yamagata prefecture, 2006 Pokemon's Ten Most Disturbing Pokedex Entries Last week, Pokemon Black and White were finally released in America as the two latest installments of the long-running video game franchise. It’s something I’ve been looking forward to since it was announced, to the point where I’ve been reading through the Pokedex — the official in-game database that describes all 649 Pokemon — and in doing so, I’ve discovered something: For a game made for children about adorable monsters, there’s a lot of really disturbing stuff in Pokemon. Okay, okay, admittedly: It’s a game made for children about adorable monsters who are sent out to fight each other for the enjoyment of their owners like gladiators battling at the pleasure of a ten year-old Caligula. But it’s one thing to have Mewtwo listed as being the product of “years of horrific gene splicing” (Pokemon Red), and quite another to have multiple creatures whose sole purpose is to drag children kicking and screaming through the gates of Hell, and that’s not an exaggeration. Guys. Yeesh.
7 Reasons to Stop Proving Yourself to Everyone Else Sometimes we try to show the world we are flawless in hopes that we will be liked and accepted by everyone, but we can’t please everyone and we shouldn’t try. The beauty of us lies in our vulnerability, our complex emotions, and our authentic imperfections. When we embrace who we are and decide to be authentic, instead of who we think others want us to be, we open ourselves up to real relationships, real happiness, and real success. There is no need to put on a mask. 1. In the long run, it’s better to be loathed for who you are than loved for who you are not. Ignore the comparisons and expectations knocking at your door. 2. Don’t lose yourself in your search for acceptance by others. Let others take you as you are, or not at all. 3. In every situation you have ever been in, positive or negative, the one common thread is you. What you’re capable of achieving is not a function of what other people think is possible for you. 4. 5. 6. You are an ever-changing work in progress. 7.
Image Two images of the same scene: The top image is a captured photo made using photography, while the bottom image is a simplified artistic rendering. Images are produced by capturing or rendering. An SARradar image acquired by the SIR-C/X-SAR radar on board the Space Shuttle Endeavour shows the Teide volcano. The city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is visible as the purple and white area on the lower right edge of the island. Lava flows at the summit crater appear in shades of green and brown, while vegetation zones appear as areas of purple, green and yellow on the volcano's flanks. An image showing the act of photographing the environment with a mobile phone camera, while the display of the mobile phone shows a live display of the image. Characteristics A volatile image is one that exists only for a short period of time. A mental image exists in an individual's mind, as something one remembers or imagines. Imagery (literary term) Moving image See also References
Anatomy of Gadgets Series of unique illustrations by Mads Peitersen features anatomical drawings of iPhone 4, Canon 5D Mark II, Turntable, PS3, and other popular gadgets. Canon 5D Mark II Anatomy Playstation 3 Controller Anatomy Turntable Anatomy Xbox 360 Controller Anatomy PS3 Anatomy Apple iPod Anatomy Toaster Anatomy DEAR BLANK, PLEASE BLANK - Pìcame – Visual arts smugglers. Un progetto ironico e geniale di Jared Wunsch e Hans Johnson. Le stampe si possono acquistare online ma la cosa più divertente è inviare le proprie submission e vedersele pubblicate sul sito. Altri esempi dentro al post. UPDATE: si può scaricare gratis l’app per iPhone da qui. An ironic and brilliant project by Jared Wunsch and Hans Johnson. The prints can be purchased online but the funniest thing is to send your own submission and see it published on the site. Comments comments
Daniel Goleman: Yes, You Can Build Willpower (meditate on neuroplasticity!) (Editor’s note: Daniel Goleman is now conducting a series of audio interviews including a great one with Richard Davidson on Training the Brain. We are honored to bring you this guest post by Daniel Goleman, thanks to our collaboration with Greater Good Magazine.) Yes, You Can: New research suggests we can build our willpower – By Daniel Goleman Those of us who struggle to resist junk foods or otherwise suffer a lack of willpower will be heartened by some good news from neuroscience. First, the bad news. In a typical experiment on this effect, one group of people was made to watch a video of a boring scene; another was not. This all suggests we have a fixed willpower budget, one we should be careful in spending. But the good news is that we can grow our willpower; like a muscle, the more we use it, the more it gradually increases over time. As the muscle of will grows, the larger our reservoir of self-discipline becomes.
Turbo power Best Art Ever (This Week) - 12.26.10 - ComicsAlliance | Comics culture, news, humor, commentary, and reviews The proliferation of social media is an incredible boon for lovers of comic book art, design and illustration. Sites like Flickr, Tumblr, DeviantArt and other countless blogs and feeds bombard us with a ceaseless supply of artwork by professionals and fans that is variously excellent, clever, funny, innovative, and numerous degrees of awesome. We make a regular practice at ComicsAlliance of spotlighting particular artists and/or specific bodies of work, but there’s just so much great work to see that we’ve initiated Best Art Ever (This Week), a weekly depository for just some of the virtually countless pieces of especially compelling artwork that we come across in our travels across the digital media landscape. Some of it’s new, some of it’s old, some of it’s created by working professionals, some of it’s created by talented fans, and some of it’s endearingly stupid. All of it’s awesome. Batman and company by an artist whose name we can’t quite make out.