shape of things to come

Apr 15

newsweek:

Los Angeles artist Steve Talkowski of Sketchbot Studios Inc. has created a collection of 3D models featuring cute robots in real world situations.
He also rendered a robot version of the well-meaning demon superhero Hellboy.
Steve made the collection of original character designs for artist Dacosta Bayley‘s daily March of Robots” sketch challenge, which has recently become an artbook. You can view more of Steve’s robots on Behance.
3D Models of Cute Robots in Real World Situations [Click through to LaughingSquid for links to everything, including Steve’s portfolio.] 

newsweek:

Los Angeles artist Steve Talkowski of Sketchbot Studios Inc. has created a collection of 3D models featuring cute robots in real world situations.

He also rendered a robot version of the well-meaning demon superhero Hellboy.

Steve made the collection of original character designs for artist Dacosta Bayley‘s daily March of Robots” sketch challenge, which has recently become an artbook. You can view more of Steve’s robots on Behance.

3D Models of Cute Robots in Real World Situations [Click through to LaughingSquid for links to everything, including Steve’s portfolio.] 

scandinaviancollectors:

Olympic Stadium, Helsinki,1938, Yrjö Lindegren and Toivo Jäntti.

scandinaviancollectors:

Olympic Stadium, Helsinki,1938, Yrjö Lindegren and Toivo Jäntti.

(Source: betonbrute)

Apr 14

[video]

newsweek:

Women who have been elected or appointed head of state around the globe. 
  Female head of government (yellow) 
  Female head of state (light blue) 
  Female head of state/government (combined) (light green)
  Female head of state and female head of government (dark green) (via) 

newsweek:

Women who have been elected or appointed head of state around the globe. 

  Female head of government (yellow) 

  Female head of state (light blue) 

  Female head of state/government (combined) (light green)

  Female head of state and female head of government (dark green) 

(via

“Consider that you can see less than 1% of the electromagnetic spectrum and hear less than 1% of the acoustic spectrum. As you read this, you are traveling at 220 km/sec across the galaxy. 90% of the cells in your body carry their own microbial DNA and are not ‘you’. The atoms in your body are 99.9999999999999999% empty space and none of them are the ones you were born with, but they all originated in the belly of a star. Human beings have 46 chromosomes, 2 less than the common potato. The existence of the rainbow depends on the conical photoreceptors in your eyes; to animals without cones, the rainbow does not exist. So you don’t just look at a rainbow, you create it. This is pretty amazing, especially considering that all the beautiful colors you see represent less than 1% of the electromagnetic spectrum.” — (via we-are-star-stuff)

(Source: wallflower-musings, via we-are-star-stuff)

wonderous-world:

Baby Pose by Masashi Mochida

wonderous-world:

Baby Pose by Masashi Mochida

(via atraversso)

[video]

guardian:

The iconic Boston bombing photograph isn’t about my legs – it’s about a rescue - Jeff Bauman 

I remember when the photograph was taken. The famous one, I mean. The one of me being rushed from the Boston Marathon bombing without my legs. Only seconds before, a stranger named Carlos Arrendondo had lifted me from the ground, thrown me into a wheelchair, and started running.
There was so much smoke, and so much blood, and then suddenly it was clear, and a man was there, crouching in the road, pointing a camera at us. I thought, Why isn’t he helping? People are dying. Read more

Photograph: Charles Krupa / AP

guardian:

The iconic Boston bombing photograph isn’t about my legs – it’s about a rescue - Jeff Bauman 

I remember when the photograph was taken. The famous one, I mean. The one of me being rushed from the Boston Marathon bombing without my legs. Only seconds before, a stranger named Carlos Arrendondo had lifted me from the ground, thrown me into a wheelchair, and started running.

There was so much smoke, and so much blood, and then suddenly it was clear, and a man was there, crouching in the road, pointing a camera at us. I thought, Why isn’t he helping? People are dying. Read more

Photograph: Charles Krupa / AP

(Source: theguardian.com)

Apr 09

Just how accurate are the memories that we know are true, that we believe in?

The brain abhors a vacuum. Under the best of observation conditions, the absolute best, we only detect, encode and store in our brains bits and pieces of the entire experience in front of us. When it’s important for us to recall what it was that we experienced, we have an incomplete [memory] store, and what happens?

Below awareness, without any kind of motivated processing, the brain fills in information that was not there, not originally stored, from inference, from speculation, from sources of information that came to you, as the observer, after the observation. But it happens without awareness such that you aren’t even cognizant of it occurring. It’s called ‘reconstructed memory.’

All our memories are reconstructed memories. They are the product of what we originally experienced and everything that’s happened afterwards. They’re dynamic. They’re malleable. They’re volatile. And as a result, we all need to remember that the accuracy of our memories is not measured in how vivid they are nor how certain you are that they’re correct.

” — Are your memories real .. or fake? Neurophysiologist Scott Fraser says you shouldn’t be so sure that what you remember is always what actually happened. Fraser researches how humans remember crimes, and in a powerful talk at TEDxUSC, he suggests that even close-up eyewitnesses to a crime can create “memories” they couldn’t have seen.

Watch the whole talk here» (via we-are-star-stuff)

(Source: tedx, via we-are-star-stuff)

scandinaviancollectors:

Modern concrete architecture, designer unknown.

scandinaviancollectors:

Modern concrete architecture, designer unknown.

(Source: facebook.com)