vwillas8:

Ancient Rock Carvings Qaqotorq, Greenland

vwillas8:

Ancient Rock Carvings
Qaqotorq, Greenland

(Reblogged from centuriespast)

Carlo Mollino, Teatro Regio, Torino, 1965 - 1973

(Source: chronosophy)

(Reblogged from bbook)
erikkwakkel:

Gifs before gifs
We all love gifs - those highly entertaining movable feasts that are so popular on Tumblr. Here is one, but it has a history that predates the internet. You are looking at a gif of a phenakistiscope, a 19th-century revolving paper disk imprinted with a series of drawings, which was spun so as to produce a moving image. The device was invented around 1840 by Joseph Plateau. Dancing couples, jumping monkeys, acrobats, and figures jumping into the mouths of lions: Plateau’s stroboscopic disks produced highly entertaining mini-movies, like our modern gifs, be it over a century and a half before animation films were first made. When we look at a gif on Tumblr, let’s remember that the technique of producing such moving images made up from a small batch of individual pictures dates back to a pre-digital world - to the days before movies, photography and digital cameras.
Gif: this is the source of the 21st-century gif of a 19th-century phenakistiscope presented above. Check out some (real moving) examples here, here, here and here.

erikkwakkel:

Gifs before gifs

We all love gifs - those highly entertaining movable feasts that are so popular on Tumblr. Here is one, but it has a history that predates the internet. You are looking at a gif of a phenakistiscope, a 19th-century revolving paper disk imprinted with a series of drawings, which was spun so as to produce a moving image. The device was invented around 1840 by Joseph Plateau. Dancing couples, jumping monkeys, acrobats, and figures jumping into the mouths of lions: Plateau’s stroboscopic disks produced highly entertaining mini-movies, like our modern gifs, be it over a century and a half before animation films were first made. When we look at a gif on Tumblr, let’s remember that the technique of producing such moving images made up from a small batch of individual pictures dates back to a pre-digital world - to the days before movies, photography and digital cameras.

Gif: this is the source of the 21st-century gif of a 19th-century phenakistiscope presented above. Check out some (real moving) examples here, here, here and here.

(Reblogged from erikkwakkel)
megwhat:

Literally. 

megwhat:

Literally. 

(Source: veephbo)

(Reblogged from megwhat)
(Reblogged from artemisdreaming)

Dear Try Club,

Sometimes I forget that I am no longer an invincible little athlete throwing herself at a Karolyi. So here’s the deal. I will not commit myself to another lifetime in the gym. I will not chase a statistically unrealistic goal. Instead I will just go, become fit again and try to have a little fun in the process. I will show up and try my best, as always. I will care for injuries properly and let them heal instead of taping and doping. I’m the one who will grow old in this body, not Bela or Marta. XO

usfca:

Black holes, Big Bang explained by physicist Sir Roger Penrose

Best known for proving the existence of black holes, renowned math physicist Sir Roger Penrose proved that singularities (such as black hole) could be formed from the gravitational collapse of immense, dying stars.

He recently spoke at USF regarding the new proposed theory that our universe is just one phase.

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[via USFCA]

I used to tech that venue, nearly 15 years ago. God, I’m old.

(Reblogged from usfca)

prepped:

Carciofi al Forno - Baked Artichokes
Origin: Basilicata, Italy

Very pleased with this recipe. Easy prep, execution and excellent results. The best is that it tasted just like I remember my Nonna making.

If you’re curious, yes I do have a tumblr just for food. It’s called Prepped. Here’s a reblog from it, enjoy!

(Reblogged from prepped)

thumbed:

Spoiling myself with two new books by local authors from a local, independent bookstore.

(Reblogged from thumbed)

Years and years ago, there was a production of The Tempest, out of doors, at an Oxford college on a lawn, which was the stage, and the lawn went back towards the lake in the grounds of the college, and the play began in natural light. But as it developed, and as it became time for Ariel to say his farewell to the world of The Tempest, the evening had started to close in and there was some artificial lighting coming on. And as Ariel uttered his last speech, he turned and he ran across the grass, and he got to the edge of the lake and he just kept running across the top of the water — the producer having thoughtfully provided a kind of walkway an inch beneath the water. And you could see and you could hear the plish, plash as he ran away from you across the top of the lake, until the gloom enveloped him and he disappeared from your view.

And as he did so, from the further shore, a firework rocket was ignited, and it went whoosh into the air, and high up there it burst into lots of sparks, and all the sparks went out, and he had gone.

When you look up the stage directions, it says, ‘Exit Ariel.’

Tom Stoppard, University of Pennsylvania, 1996 (via flameintobeing)

Sometimes I wish I had a theatrical time-machine. 

(via theatrecollage)

And this is why Theatre is magic

(via dramaturgytea)

exquisite

(via thaumaturgy)
(Reblogged from thaumaturgy)
(Reblogged from vicsbar)
Watching demographic survey results pore in before a grant deadline.

Watching demographic survey results pore in before a grant deadline.

(Source: giphy.com)

fuckyeahportland:

Alberta Arts District - Portland, Oregon

(Reblogged from fuckyeahportland)

centuriespast:

Pierre-Auguste Renoir

French, 1841–1919

Woman with Capeline (Femme à la capeline)

early 1890s

Oil on canvas

The Barnes Foundation

(Reblogged from centuriespast)

Perhaps this will be my new personal challenge, to try cooking every recipe from my family’s region. I’ve already tried a few with encouraging success. Tonight is an artichoke recipe that is exactly how I remember my grandma making them. It’s funny, though, how much/little is changed for the recipe. My grandma would harvest the chokes from the garden for dinner. I had drive and then pay $3/ea. at Freddy’s for the same plan. The wonderful part of it was teaching my kid how to tell if it’s a good choke or not.

(Added bonus: cheap eats. When your region is infamous for being the poorest in Italy you can count on finding a culture sustained by simple, cheap ingredients.)