Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Hey, gamers? Don’t worry. Developers are not going to stop making shitty games just because critics call them out on it. Some of them will, and I look forward to that, but there will always be people out there making games where you play as a forgettable white guy shooting people in the face and rescuing babes in bikinis. Nobody is going to take that Dionysian joy away from you, except yourself, when you grow up.

The rise of mature games that don’t feature shitty characters and situations does not diminish your supply of immature shit in any way. It caters to a growing market of consumers who have just as much of a right to play a fucking videogame as you do, and doesn’t harm you at all.

Owen Grieve, No-one is Coming to Take Away Your Shitty Toys (via discovergames)
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
artesens:

View of an Azalea Garden and Mt. Fuji, 1935
Kawase Hasui

artesens:

View of an Azalea Garden and Mt. Fuji, 1935

Kawase Hasui

(Source: wasbella102)

Monday, May 5, 2014

skunkbear:

This Time, Humans Out-Perform Computers

Computers are terrible at mapping the brain.  Given a cross-section of a retina for example, computers have trouble distinguishing neurons from other cells and empty space.  Humans, on the other hand, can perform this task with ease.

Still, mapping the brain would be a monumental task for one human.  So MIT neuroscientist Sebastien Seung recruited more than 120,000 online gamers to help him - via an online game called EyeWire.

Players help color in neurons, and a computer later compiles their data into a complex map. Already, their work is helping scientists understand how the brain sees movement.

You can hear all about it in this story from Joe Palca.

mixstation:

I’ve got a mini art show of my paintings up at Two Moon in Brooklyn for the month of May!

They host a lot of art shows, music, open mics, and art classes along with a tasty menu, check out their calendar or just swing by for a coffee. If you swing by this Thursday, you might catch music buddy jayackley playing at the Seize the Daye Variety Show.

YAAASSS!

Monday, April 14, 2014 Thursday, April 3, 2014
#R.I.T.

#R.I.T.

singhstreetstyle:

Throwback Thursday

singhstreetstyle:

Throwback Thursday

snapitoga:

This is Osun Osogbo Sacred Grove, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Osogbo. The place is a a must visit for anyone interested in Nigerian art and culture. You can read more about here on the UNESCO website here

(Source: snapitoga)

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The History of Climate Change Negotiations in 83 Seconds

Monday, March 31, 2014
janetmock:

My comrades in San Francisco pooled their power to make every March 28th JANET MOCK DAY in San Francisco. Deeply humbled to be holding this proclamation, and am grateful to Cecilia Chung for presenting this award to me and surely making this happen with Mayor Edwin M. Lee. 

janetmock:

My comrades in San Francisco pooled their power to make every March 28th JANET MOCK DAY in San Francisco. Deeply humbled to be holding this proclamation, and am grateful to Cecilia Chung for presenting this award to me and surely making this happen with Mayor Edwin M. Lee

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Monday, March 17, 2014 Saturday, March 15, 2014
ufansius:

The Temple - Arild Rosenkrantz

ufansius:

The Temple - Arild Rosenkrantz

Friday, March 14, 2014

(Source: sandandglass)