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Exploring Space: Cosmic Revolutionaries Des toiles de Maître victimes d’animations surréalistes wtf!- Jeudi 7 novembre 2013 · Tags: tableaux· Laisser un commentaire À l’instar des animations délirantes de Terry Gilliam durant les épisodes des Monty Python’s Flying Circus (1969), l’émission australienne « The Elegant Gentleman’s guide to Knife Fighting » s’amuse à animer des toiles de maître. C’est barré, parfois gore et généreusement décalé. Lo scultore Byles vive per un anno nei boschi e “scolpisce” la foresta incantata. Il video Why Doing Awesome Work Means Making Yourself Vulnerable The first time Brené Brown read Theodore Roosevelt's exhortation that it is not the critic who counts, but rather "the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood," and that "if he fails, he at least fails while daring greatly," the author knew that what the pugilistic president was talking about back in 1910 was what she researches today: vulnerability. And so those last two words are the title of her newest book, Daring Greatly, from publisher Gotham. Fast Company talked with Brown about why vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, how engagement got to be uncool, and why perfectionism is the enemy of getting work done. FAST COMPANY: If I were to say to you, "I'm in business, I don't do vulnerability"--how would you respond to that? BRENÉ BROWN: I would say that you do do vulnerability. Vulnerability is simply defined as uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure. The question becomes, what do you do with it? How does that relate to shame?

Snowden unveils secret drive-by neuroimaging program By Kilgoar, on July 16th, 2013 A new NSA program to drive-by neuroimage citizen’s dreams is in its first stages of testing, says Snowden. MOSCOW — According to documents provided by Edward Snowden, a fleet of undercover prototype cars equipped with long-range neuroimaging sensors have been deployed by the NSA for initial testing. Each night, these cars carve carefully planned routes through urban and suburban centers, collecting detailed brain scans of sleeping citizens. Snowden, from the Sheremetyevo airport, spoke with Internet Chronicle reporters, warning, ”The NSA can determine whether your dreams indicate a subversive mindset, but they’re not yet at the point where this technology can interpret specific images or words. The long-range neuroimaging device works by focusing an intense beam of X-rays on the human brain, which is located by a specially tuned radar system.

Aussie student re-invents police motorcycle helmet, adds 'RoboCop' features A better police motorcycle helmet Student Alfred Boyadgis has developed a high-tech police motorbike helmet. A real-life RoboCop is one step closer to reality thanks to 23-year-old UNSW design student Alfred Boyadgis. Boyadgis has designed a high-tech helmet for motorcycle officers that displays information in the visor and combines a number of vital technologies that are currently only available at arm's length. The helmet is designed to improve response times in emergencies and save lives. The Forcite helmet by Alfred Boyadgis. Mr Boyadgis says he is also in talks with the NSW Police Traffic and Highway Patrol Command. Advertisement "The way that helmets are designed at the moment is quite archaic," Mr Boyadgis said. Student Alfred Boyadgis has developed a high-tech police motorcycle helmet. "This heads-up display shows very basic colour-coded information," Mr Boyadgis said. The Forcite helmet on display at UNSW.

Convocatoria para conformar un banco de proyectos elegibles para la realización de proyectos de comunicación con enfoque de ciencia, tecnología y sociedad para el fomento de una cultura del conocimiento en Colombia Financiar proyectos de comunicación reflexivos y contextualizados para la comprensión, el dialogo y la formación de opinión sobre las relaciones entre ciencia, tecnología, innovación y sociedad a través de productos radiales y contenidos virtuales. Objetivos específicos: Filmmaker Pons Jewell chooses exotic Bolivia for Naughty Boy's "La La La" video Naughty Boy ‘La La La’ video courtesy of Virgin Records Limited. The minute we saw the video for “La La La” by Naughty Boy, we had questions that went far beyond how the catchy tune got us singing “la la la” so fast. Where was this thing shot? Who's the adorable kid? Could that incredible pooch steal Boo's crown as world's cutest dog? Now that British artist Naughty Boy’s “La La La” has gone No. 1 in the U.K. and the video has a gazillion views on YouTube, we figured it was time to get some answers about our favorite “travel” video of the summer. And when we say travel, we mean somewhere other than a random studio shoot. Turns out that to shoot the video for the earwormy “La La La” (featuring newcomer Sam Smith on vocals), Brit filmmaker Ian Pons Jewell (on Facebook) ditched the beaten path of trendy travel and headed for Bolivia. Or rather, he stayed right where he was. More on CNN: Qasim Virjee and Indian electronica music CNN: Why shoot a video in Bolivia? CNN: So, who’s the cute kid?

I Have Dated Several Crack Dealers Illustration by Rob Ondzik The source of this story, who lives in Canada, wished to remain anonymous for fairly obvious reasons. Just last week, I was at a trap house with my ex in Cloverdale, British Columbia. Crack dealers tend to approach me. I’ve met some of them through friends, some I’ve met randomly at the club, or at a bar, or on the street. The first time I was approached by a crack dealer, I was 19 and at a party somewhere in East Vancouver. He was a full-time dealer and worked on the streets, mostly around the Downtown Eastside, but it was nothing huge. Illustration by Lindsay Pomerantz I used hang with a guy who would go to Saskatchewan and sell drugs all the time. But even with him, it wasn’t all limos and fancy dinners. I dated another crack dealer who I liked to call “Art School Boy.” You want to get a regular job but you can't, because you have a criminal record. For a while, I was a driver. Ultimately, none of these relationships worked out. Crack Tales Cut the Shit

Diplomado en fotografía – Procesos antiguos / Nuevos medios | Fotografia Colombiana Horario: Martes, jueves y viernes de 6:00 pm a 9:00 pm y algunos sábados de 10:00 am a 1:00 pm Duración: 132 horas Inversión: $ 3.200.000 El diplomado en fotografía – Procesos antiguos / Nuevos medios, busca ofrecer una mirada amplia sobre la producción fotográfica en la actualidad, desde el uso de emulsiones elaboradas en el siglo XIX, el laboratorio análogo y digital, hasta las posibles hibridaciones de los medios, para una apropiación creativa del lenguaje a nivel técnico y expresivo. El Diplomado pretende que el estudiante logre un nivel idóneo del dominio del lenguaje fotográfico, teniendo en cuenta las múltiples perspectivas que este campo ofrece, así como los aspectos técnicos, creativos, estéticos, críticos y conceptuales de la fotografía. Cuenta con 5 módulos a través de los cuales el estudiante va ir abordando temáticas diferentes, de carácter teórico y práctico, que le permitan abordar un proyecto personal al finalizar las sesiones.

World's unfriendliest nations for tourists? Bolivia was ranked the unfriendliest country for travelers in the World Economic Forum report. The category 'Attitude of population toward foreign visitors' is just one of many used to rank countries in the new Travel and Tourism Competitive Index. Bolivia ranked 110th out of 140 countries in the overall index results. On the positive side, it performed well in price competitiveness due mainly to low hotel accommodation costs. Venezuela, Russia, Kuwait and Latvia rounded out the top five unfriendliest countries for tourists. On the positive end of the scale, Iceland (pictured) and New Zealand were the friendliest countries for tourists. Switzerland led the Travel and Tourism Competitive Index rankings for the fifth straight year since the index's inception. Despite its economic condition, Spain was the country in the top 10 that showed the most improvement since the last index in 2011. The Seychelles topped the rankings for Africa for the first time. World's unfriendliest nation is...?

Ministry of Truth » Blog Archive » Cameron ‘Porn’ Advisor’s website ‘hacked’ – Threatens/Libels Blogger I’m perhaps one of the last people you’d expect to see stepping up to defend Paul Staines (aka Guido Fawkes) but you’d be wrong because there are principles that come into play whenever a blogger, even one as notorious as Guido, is subjected to an unjustified, hectoring attack by a bullying politician for reasons that have never been better expressed than by the playwright Robert Bolt: Roper: So now you’d give the Devil benefit of law!More: Yes. What would you do? Cut a great road through the law to get after the Devil?Roper: I’d cut down every law in England to do that! At some unspecified point, but probably in the last few days, David Cameron’s technologically illiterate self-appointed wannabe Net Nanny, Claire Perry, has had her insecure website hacked, and from the look of things it appears that- amongst other things – she may very well have been Goatse’d (relax, link SFW), the discovery of which led to Guido running the following story at Order-Order.com.

#TeAmoVale These Color Photos of the Third Reich Are Absolutely Chilling Image: Hugo Jaeger/LIFE Hitler's Nazi party is well known for its heavy use of symbolism in campaigns. Today, that use of massive banners and massive eagles and massive crowds all lined up at attention has left a deservedly sinister impression, and has been effectively copied in just about every brutal totalitarian state in fiction. Yet while many of us know how powerful Hitler's propaganda and imagery machine was, seeing it in on the ground in full color in this stunning Life photo series is like a punch in the gut. Image: Hugo Jaeger/LIFE Life has been digging through its archives lately for great retrospectives of old, and sometimes unseen, photos. Image: Hugo Jaeger/LIFE To see entire towns swathed in swastika banners is haunting. That's obviously the impression that Hitler and his propaganda machine wanted; that the Nazi party was an unstoppable force washing through the land, and the only option was to join in. And that's the truth. @derektmead

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