"And as things fell apart, nobody paid much attention."
Recent picture taken in Gaza.
This is what hell looks like.
This is 2014. We have the resources and capabilities to see exactly what is happening over there. The Gaza Strip is the world’s longest running concentration camp. We have pictures. We have video. If you want to, you can watch videos of hundreds of people being hauled away in trucks, tied up on the side of the road, their faces forced into the dirt, and one by one they are shot in the head.
This is documented. All over the internet.
We all wonder, “Gosh how did the entire world not know about the Nazi Concentration Camps during WWII? Imagine if we had known sooner and could have stopped them.”
History is repeating itself. You can see for yourself.
Why isn’t this important? Can anyone answer that?
The new Graveyard Book Graphic Novel is all the things. (Photos by EpicReads. Awesome book by neil-gaiman.)
The slow convergence of a generation’s greatest singer and dancer, and Nashville’s most history-minded scion, charted by scientists at Oxbridge University.
Isn’t it striking that the most-typical and most-maligned genres of Instagram imagery happen to correspond to the primary genres of Western secular art? All that #foodporn is still-life; all those #selfies, self-portraits. All those vacation vistas are #landscape; art-historically speaking, #beachday pics evoke the hoariest cliché of middle-class leisure iconography… Technology has so democratized image-making that it has put the artistic power once mainly associated with aristocrats—to stylize your image and project yourself to an audience as desirable—into everyone’s hands.
Wonderful post. (via Alan Jacobs)
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A fantastic weekend read about the intersections between art history, art theory, culture, and social media.
Where do pictures of my cat fit in?
it’s sad when you realize you aren’t as important to someone as you thought you were.
A side effect of growing up.
hisnamewasbeanni said: You don't know what a Tim tam is?! Ok, I'm going to need your postal address. You and Pablo need to be educated. Urgently.
OF COURSE I KNOW WHAT A TIM TAM IS. IT’S A TIM TAM, OBVIOUSLY. TOTALLY DIFFERENT THAT A TIM TIM AND TAM TAMS ARE JUST GROSS. BUT A TIM TAM IS JUST RIGHT. I KNOW WHAT IM TALKING ABOUT. YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT IT.
Are you seriously doing this? Instead of giving me your postal address so I can SEND YOU TWO TIM TAMS?
I feel like you may not have thought this decision through.
Are you sending us two tim tams or are you sending the two of us, tim tams?
The two of you. There are like 10-15 Tim Tams in a packet. I’m not going to send you two biscuits. That would be ridiculous. And more importantly, a waste of postage.
There are 11 tim tams in a packet, that way there is no way to evenly distributed a whole packet amongst more than one person.
Moral: A packet of tim tams is not for sharing.
A “Tokamak" is a device using a magnetic field to confine a plasma in the shape of a torus. Achieving a stable plasma equilibrium requires magnetic field lines that move around the torus in a helical shape. Such a helical field can be generated by adding a toroidal field (traveling around the torus in circles) and a poloidal field (traveling in circles orthogonal to the toroidal field). In a tokamak, the toroidal field is produced by electromagnets that surround the torus, and the poloidal field is the result of a toroidal electric current that flows inside the plasma. This current is induced inside the plasma with a second set of electromagnets.