The Psychology of Language: Which Words Matter the Most When We Talk 8.4K Flares Filament.io Made with Flare More Info'> 8.4K Flares × Here is a secret right off the bat and I hope it isn’t too odd. One of the things I fuss about a lot (especially for Buffer copy, for example our welcome email if you sign up!) are words; very simple words in fact. Should it say “Hi” or “Hey.” Should it be “cheers” or “thanks.” An About Page (For Now) [Image: Transfer, that seems to longer exist, once had a great collection of photos in The Anti-Sit archive.] [For a long time now people have been asking me why I don’t have an About Page, and told me that Subtopia could really use one. I guess I’ve been resistant to such obligatory blog clichés. So, three years after takeoff here is a little essay I read at Postopolis!
Improbabilità – 25 strange objects by Giuseppe Colarusso Improbabilità – 25 strange objects by Giuseppe Colarusso The series of strange and surreal objects, entitled “Improbabilità“, by the Italian artist Giuseppe Colarusso who hijacks everyday objects to make them deliciously unusable. Some improbable, but not impossible creations, exposed very simply as still lifes, which divert the functional codes of objects that surround us… A Carrot, An Egg and a Cup of Coffee A Carrot, An Egg and a Cup of Coffee A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved, a new one arose. Her mother took her to the kitchen.
Crush the Best-Dressed List: Our Style Guide to a Century of Dazzling Party Dresses Now that the jeans-and-T-shirts plague has reached our fancy restaurants, cocktail parties, and nightclubs, it seems as though nobody cares about dressing up anymore. And yet, as fashions become increasingly casual, the perfect party dress is like a secret weapon—turning anyone into a rose among daisies. “Most middle-class women would have had one good dress to wear for evening, parties, weddings, or other formal occasions.” Since vintage is in vogue, you can find chic, well-made frocks, and afford them, too.
Pruned Apologies for posting this Call for Papers months after the deadline has passed. I myself found out about this conference a bit too late as well. Nevertheless, I thought I'd post the abstract — along with its incredible list of topics — for reference. (After all, posting syllabi is always in vogue.) Re-imagining Reality Re-imagining Reality Posted by Morrison Conway on January 7, 2013 · 11 Comments Brock Davis, an artist from Minnesota, takes the familiar moments in everyday life and alters them into something unusual. Davis is able to artistically mold the mundane into something beautiful and interesting. The Sixteen Personality Types - High-Level ISTJ - The Duty Fulfiller Serious and quiet, interested in security and peaceful living. Extremely thorough, responsible, and dependable. Well-developed powers of concentration. Usually interested in supporting and promoting traditions and establishments.
Stunning Macro Photographs of Insects Glowing in the Morning Dew French photographer David Chambon is a master of macro insect photography. An amateur photographer for over 10 years, his goal is to capture the magical beauty of nature through his imagery. All of his macro shots are amazing, but it’s his morning dew series that stands out from the rest. He ventures out early in the morning, and photographs various insects perched on flowers and leaves, glowing from the tiny beads of dew that coat their bodies.
20 Artists With Must-Click Web Sites, From Tauba Auerbach to Andrea Zittel The launch of Damien Hirst’s new Web site, which offers a voyeuristic live camera feed into the heart of his studio, is certainly a step forward in adventurousness for famous artists on the Internet (in comparison, Gerhard Richter’s looks like Geocities). But Hirst is still far from avant garde in the wild world of artist Web sites, where new media artists turn the Internet into a visual playground and conceptualists build puzzling and wonderful hybrid pages. Below, ARTINFO rounds up our picks for 20 of the most notable Web sites for contemporary artists, from figures you know to others more obscure. Cory Arcangel — As in his work, Cory Arcangel’s site embraces nostalgia for earlier digital times.
Hedgehog's dilemma Both Arthur Schopenhauer and Sigmund Freud have used this situation to describe what they feel is the state of individual in relation to others in society. The hedgehog's dilemma suggests that despite goodwill, human intimacy cannot occur without substantial mutual harm, and what results is cautious behavior and weak relationships. With the hedgehog's dilemma, one is recommended to use moderation in affairs with others both because of self-interest, as well as out of consideration for others. The hedgehog's dilemma is used to explain introversion and isolationism. Schopenhauer The concept originates in the following parable from the German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer's Parerga und Paralipomena, Volume II, Chapter XXXI, Section 396:
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