ART: At Any Given Moment by Rebeca Mendez
“We are all transistors, in the literal sense. People always think they are in the world, but they never realize they are the world.”
These works by LA-based artist Rebeca Mendez explore issues of perception, specifically our relationship to technologically mediated nature.
The large-scale projection with its engulfing force and meditative recurring cycles, enter in relation with our own human rhythms, resulting in a seemingly mutual modulation.
Someone tell Apple to make an iTunes visualizer that looks like paper stop-motion. Because this is great.
Maria Konnikova on how music makes us feel better: http://nyr.kr/15WHE7k
“Music with a four-four tempo, which corresponds closely to a normal heart rate, can help regulate heart rate, circulation, and breathing. Lyrical melodies and rhythms of about sixty to eighty beats a minute, which is common to much classical music and bird song, can stimulate relaxation and alpha brain waves, a type of pattern associated with wakeful relaxation.”
NASA Near-Earth Object Program Gif »
Apparently everyone else on tumblr can post .gifs but me.
1 Liter Limit - Water saver faucet rations and then refills. dornob
The original John Conner to star in new Star Trek online series titled Star Trek Renegades.
Extreme Isolation and Biological Clock Experiments (1962/1972)
Duration: 2 / 6 Months
Can people cope with extreme isolation in a confined space? Without the Sun, what are our sleep cycles like? In 1962, geologist Michel Siffre investigated these questions by spending two months in total isolation, 375 feet deep into a subterranean glacier in the French-Italian Alps. Ten years later, he conducted a similar experiment on himself in a cave in Texas, sponsored by NASA, this time for a duration of six months. Siffre’s research was among the first to show that humans have internal clocks, with a day lasting a little more than 24 hours.
Undoubtably, I have discovered Anderson’s inspiration for Renzo Pietro in The Life Aquatic.
“The Olfactograph. Machine to record subtle odors, storing them in glass jars for the activation of olfactory memories.”
Was telling a friend about Immaculate Telegraphy today, and forgot that the artist made an Olfactograph!