September172014

afro-dominicano:

remember that there are people planted in both parties to make sure there’s always some kind of civil unrest between the opposing two or three or what have you. that includes deploying sensationalist articles meant to drive up more hate between two nations and break down any possibility of solidarity. because divide and conquer is still in place. just make sure you fact check before you talk about something so you don’t end up fueling the very engine you wish to destroy.

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breelifts:

socialjusticekoolaid:

Protesters from across St Louis turned up and turned out for the first St Louis County Council Meeting since Mike Brown’s Death. (Part I)

The St Louis County Council wasn’t as bad as Ferguson’s Council, but still very few answers and virtually no accountability from the folks who unleashed unholy hell on the residents of Ferguson, following Brown’s murder. #staywoke #farfromover

KEEP POSTING I NEED TO KNOW! DONT STOP POSTING ABOUT THIS. IT IS NOT OVER!

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mrdraklin:

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grofjardanhazy:

Evolution of the Desk (1980-2014)

gif: grofjardanhazy, original video via Best Reviews

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September112014

xombiedirge:

Ukiyo-e Heroes Portraits by Jed Henry / Tumblr / Store

13.5 x 17cm wood block prints. Part of the 12 piece Ukiyoe ‘Heroes Portrait’ subscription series. Available HERE.

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4PM
fastcompany:


Feel like you’ve been transported back to dial-up today? Dozens of Internet companies are participating in a symbolic slowdown of their sites in a protest for net neutrality. Netflix, Etsy, and Tumblr (to name just a few) joined BattleForTheNet.com in its “Internet Slowdown Day.”
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fastcompany:

Feel like you’ve been transported back to dial-up today? Dozens of Internet companies are participating in a symbolic slowdown of their sites in a protest for net neutrality. Netflix, Etsy, and Tumblr (to name just a few) joined BattleForTheNet.com in its “Internet Slowdown Day.”

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iwriteaboutfeminism:

Ferguson protesters gather for highway shutdown.

Part 2

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4PM
terribleterribleterrible:

silversprocket:

There’s a certain gritty, self-deprecating vibe to the characters in Lauren Monger’s comics; her main character is Clementine, a punk rock opossum, and the rest of the ensemble includes characters that are equally angst-y and heartwarming, all at once, with bonus points for animal faces. In addition to themes of class, mental illness, and finding your way through the shitstorm that is life, these comics sort of smack you in the face in the best kind of way with their raw presentation and straightforward and vulnerable subject matter, while still managing to be funny and surreally weird slash strangely uplifting.
Read on to find out what inspires L. Mo, how she started making comics, and what other kinds of art she dabbles in.
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Did an interview with Silver Sprocket and hopefully didn’t embarrass myself too much! Tonight I’m hoppin’ on a bus for SPX, where I’ll stand around looking probably nervous while admiring awesome comics peeps.

terribleterribleterrible:

silversprocket:

There’s a certain gritty, self-deprecating vibe to the characters in Lauren Monger’s comics; her main character is Clementine, a punk rock opossum, and the rest of the ensemble includes characters that are equally angst-y and heartwarming, all at once, with bonus points for animal faces. In addition to themes of class, mental illness, and finding your way through the shitstorm that is life, these comics sort of smack you in the face in the best kind of way with their raw presentation and straightforward and vulnerable subject matter, while still managing to be funny and surreally weird slash strangely uplifting.

Read on to find out what inspires L. Mo, how she started making comics, and what other kinds of art she dabbles in.

Read More

Did an interview with Silver Sprocket and hopefully didn’t embarrass myself too much! Tonight I’m hoppin’ on a bus for SPX, where I’ll stand around looking probably nervous while admiring awesome comics peeps.

4PM
the-history-of-fighting:

Italy’s Aldo Montano competes against Germany’s Bjorn Heubner during the men’s team sabre match at the World Fencing Championship in Catania, Italy.
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the-history-of-fighting:

Italy’s Aldo Montano competes against Germany’s Bjorn Heubner during the men’s team sabre match at the World Fencing Championship in Catania, Italy.

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4PM
fredscience:

This Is Your Brain on Language: The Bouba/Kiki Effect
The nature of a word is completely arbitrary with respect to the object it names. The map is not the territory; the word is not the thing. Or, it’s not supposed to be. Consider the figure above. Given a pair of nonsense words, “bouba” and “kiki,” which would you choose to match the figures above? What about “maluma” and “takete”?
Most adults speaking most languages will choose “bouba” and “maluma” for the rounded shape and the other words for the pointed shape. The phenomenon has been replicated in a handful of studies in adults. Although it could be deeply rooted in the brain, it could also be a function of language learning. One group set out to establish which came first: language and a specific vocabulary (“bouba” looks and sounds like “round”), or the bouba/kiki effect mapping sounds to objects. In other words, could the bouba/kiki effect have an impact on how we learn language, or the other way around? They found that even small children, around age 2.5, would map words like “bouba” to rounded shapes and words like “kiki” to pointed shapes. The effect was possible in participants before extensive vocabulary development, which may indicate some sort of non-arbitrary sound-shape mapping in our brains. This could influence both the way we acquire language and the way it evolved. Some have suggested that such sound-shape correspondences may have helped the very first words get off the ground.
[read the study] [further reading] [2] [3] [4] [image]

fredscience:

This Is Your Brain on Language: The Bouba/Kiki Effect

The nature of a word is completely arbitrary with respect to the object it names. The map is not the territory; the word is not the thing. Or, it’s not supposed to be. Consider the figure above. Given a pair of nonsense words, “bouba” and “kiki,” which would you choose to match the figures above? What about “maluma” and “takete”?

Most adults speaking most languages will choose “bouba” and “maluma” for the rounded shape and the other words for the pointed shape. The phenomenon has been replicated in a handful of studies in adults. Although it could be deeply rooted in the brain, it could also be a function of language learning. One group set out to establish which came first: language and a specific vocabulary (“bouba” looks and sounds like “round”), or the bouba/kiki effect mapping sounds to objects. In other words, could the bouba/kiki effect have an impact on how we learn language, or the other way around? They found that even small children, around age 2.5, would map words like “bouba” to rounded shapes and words like “kiki” to pointed shapes. The effect was possible in participants before extensive vocabulary development, which may indicate some sort of non-arbitrary sound-shape mapping in our brains. This could influence both the way we acquire language and the way it evolved. Some have suggested that such sound-shape correspondences may have helped the very first words get off the ground.

[read the study] [further reading] [2] [3] [4] [image]

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4PM
“What bothers me the most is the decline of action stuntmen in Hong Kong. Due to the common accessibility of CGI in recent years no one does real action or real stunts like we used to film back in the Eighties. It’s kind of unwise, in my opinion, as you can never outgun Hollywood in terms of CGI technology but real action and stunts were always our forte, our winning streak. The action scenes in Full Alert are all real, and we shot them secretly without a shooting permit, right in the street. After my filming hiatus, I was reunited with my fellow stuntmen who all showed up with gray hair—many disappeared and are unreachable now. There are absolutely no newcomers. The new kids in the field play a different game now, they all rely on CG very heavily, and you’ve gotta admit that CGI is way different from an authentic action stunt. In Hong Kong film’s heyday, we made a brand name for our authentic, cutting edge action sequences — we were selling the sense of realism and the feeling of genuine danger, not computer graphics.” film director, Ringo Lam (2014)

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she-kicks-she-throws:

stepnsteph:

All other potential comments aside, these gifs sure are beautiful.

From the AWESOME OMG promo for the 2013 World Combat Games! It’s quick and intense and awesome and watch it.

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