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One Tenth of a Second 

The basic thesis is that between the late eighteenth and early twentieth centuries, a period of time — 0.1s — acquired a weirdly powerful role at the heart of science, and indirectly, in the shaping of all modernity.

The tldr of the book might even be: the failure to come to terms with the 0.1s limit in human cognition gave birth to modernity, with all its inherent tensions, via a set of parallel crises.

Source: One Tenth of a Second – by Venkatesh Rao

Art History Science Technology

Dan Coe Carto – 4K Rivers

An ongoing series of vibrant river and delta images from North America and other parts of the world. The images are constructed using high-resolution elevation data. To learn more about the rivers and to download the 4K-resolution versions, use the links at the bottom of the page.

Source: Dan Coe Carto – 4K Rivers

Art Science

150,000 Botanical and Animal Illustrations Available for Free Download from Biodiversity Heritage Library

Colossal | Art, design, and visual culture
— Read on www.thisiscolossal.com/2020/01/biodiversity-heritage-library-free-download/

Art History

Make Haste, Slowly

Make Haste, Slowly.

Festina Lente

Art History

Never does Nature

Never does nature say one thing, and wisdom another.

Juvenal, The Sixteen Satires

Art History Technology

An intro to Pen Plotters 

I’ve been fascinated with pen plotters for a long time now and I’ve owned several of them – but for some reason never posted any of my explorations or findings online. Until now, at least. You might wonder what’s so special about pen plotters? Well, let me tell you. Pen plotters are friendly robots

Source: An intro to Pen Plotters — Hej.

Art Science Technology

Night Timelapse of the Milky Way from an Airplane Cockpit

Just as the bright city lights are vanishing behind us, the Milky Way starts to become clearly visible up ahead. Its now us, pacing at almost the speed of sound along the invisible highway and the pitch-black night sky above this surreal landscape. Ahead of us are another eight hours flight time, but we already stopped counting the shooting stars. And we got already to a few hundred.

Read the full article on Beyond Clouds.

Art Music Technology

A Mind is Born

In 256 bytes, Linus Åkesson has produced not only an incredible set of visuals, modulating and morphing sierpinsky gaskets, but a beautiful, driving, piece of music.

He goes into depth about how it was made. The code can be seen below, in all its inscrutable wonder:

Art

In China, Blue means Immortality.

Via: Rands

Art

Samantha Keely Smith

Source: Samantha Keely Smith

Art Music

Chill Music For a Sunday Morning

Via: Metafilter, Via: Other People

https://soundcloud.com/okiniofficial/ms233-keys-by-grandbrothers

Via: Grandbrothers, a piano duet from Dusseldorf. Found along the way.

Art Science

Solar System Mandala

solar system mandala

8 Earth years are roughly equal to 13 Venus years, meaning the two planets approximately trace out this pattern with 5-fold symmetry as they orbit the Sun.

Via: iBleeedorange @ Reddit

Art Science

Themonuclear Art

Via Kottke and Nasa

Art Music Technology

Offscreen Colonies

Offscreen Colonies is a 64k intro from Hungarian multimedia artists, Conspiracy.

To put it into perspective, the program that renders the video in that youtube link is 35 times smaller than any of the images captured from that program listed below.

Think about that. (also Blade Runner!)

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Art Stuff Technology

Analog Memory Desk


The ‘Analog Memory Desk’ Has a Built-in Scrolling Paper Surface for Recording 1,100 Yards of Sketches and Ideas | Colossal.

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