You know what language I love? Welsh.
can you not
you know our word for ‘microwave’ is ‘popty ping’, right?
this language is literally keysmashing
“In the Hall of the Mountain King” - Played on Musical Tesla Coils
I’ll be in my bunk
If you’re a supervillain and you never do this you’re doing it wrong.
When I was in fifth grade I realized I liked girls but I was like “that’s a problem for another day” and literally forgot about it and then in like eleventh grade I was like “oh my god”
YOU PROCRASTINATED REALIZING YOUR SEXUALITY THAT’S IT YOU WIN YOU ARE THE QUEEN OF THE PROCRASTINATORS i bow to you
Paper Clouds Suspended in Geometric Clusters by Tomas Saraceno
This small room filled with strange clusters overhead is an installation by artist Tomas Saraceno. Produced in 2009, Cloudy House was a multimedia installation featuring sculptures as well as video and photography. The elegant, geometric forms were constructed out of matte white paper and then, using nylon wire, the artist suspended each grouping from the ceiling. Through the scattered placement, he produced an elaborate, organized system of futuristic weather that hung unnaturally throughout the interior space.
In all of his work, Saraceno often develops projects that explore our own human relationship with nature and the larger world around us. As we contemplate the elements of this installation, the artist encouraged his viewers to ask questions about contemporary society, its organization, and the possibilities of a healthy future. One reviewer suggests that “[Saraceno’s] projects often propose an interrelational dependence between spaces and materials, where the focus is on emphasizing an equilibrium between the eco-techno-scientific society and a spectrum of other potential spheres we may find ourselves coexisting within.”
he’s died for us more often after all.
Copper-hilted Firanghi Sword
- Dated: 18th century
- Culture: Indian
- Place of Origin: India
- Measurements: overall length: 43in (1090mm). Blade length: 35in (890mm)
This is an Indian firanghi sword with a copper hilt, probably coming from the Deccan plateau area. “Firanghi” literally meaning “foreigner”, due to the use of European blades in these types of swords. This blade could be an un-marked European blade, or a locally made blade in the European style.
The blade is flexible, with two shallow spine fullers, and light pitting. The copper hilt is not really usual, most of them being made of iron, is carefully pierced around the borders. The copper has some traces of gilding, while the hilt itself features three tiger head finials, two on the underside of the guard, and one on the pommel spike.
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i dont play assassins creed, but is this like the entire plotline or something??
Yeah, pretty much.
I don’t understand why they didn’t keep this in the movie. It would have been the best part.
THESE ARE PURE BEAUTIES
This is beautiful.
While I was living in China, I always dreamed of going to see Joey Pang or Wang at Tattoo Temple in Hong Kong. Joey has a 2 year waiting list, while Wang’s is 6 months. I kept putting it off, and now I’m back in the States. :(
The lesson, kids, is do no procrastinate!
Learn more about the amazing Ms. Joey Pang here
absolutely stunning. I’d totally wait that long for something from one of them
Holy shit these are so fucking beautiful I want to cry.
Yay! Feminist Anthropology time!
Alongside drawings of bison and horses, the first painters left clues to their identity on the stone walls of caves, blowing red-brown paint through rough tubes and stenciling outlines of their palms. New analysis of ancient handprints in France and Spain suggests that most of those early artists were women.
This is a surprise, since most archaeologists have assumed it was men who had been making the cave art. One interpretation is that early humans painted animals to influence the presence and fate of real animals that they’d find on their hunt, and it’s widely accepted that it was the men who found and killed dinner.
But a new study indicates that the majority of handprints found near cave art were made by women, based on their overall size and relative lengths of their fingers.
"The assumption that most people made was it had something to do with hunting magic," Penn State archaeologist Dean Snow, who has been scrutinizing hand prints for a decade, told NBC News. The new work challenges the theory that it was mostly men, who hunted, that made those first creative marks.
Another reason we thought it was men all along? Male archeologists from modern society where gender roles are rigid and well-defined — they found the art. "[M]ale archaeologists were doing the work," Snow said, and it’s possible that ”had something to do with it.”
I added the emphasis in bold, but the “that” was already italicized in the article, and it’s probably my favorite part. I love this article, although I’m not a huge fan of the fact that it’s considered so incredibly shocking and radical to imagine that women possibly participated in society 40,000 years ago.
In other awesome feminist anthropology news: it is now somewhat accepted that the venus sculptures, rather than being depictions of female beauty by male artists, were self-portraits by women looking down at their own bodies. The paleolithic figurines lose their distorted proportions and acquire representational realism if we understand that they are self-portraits created by women looking down at their own bodies.
See also: This quote by Sandy Toksvig
When I was a student at Cambridge I remember an anthropology professor holding up a picture of a bone with 28 incisions carved in it. ‘This is often considered to be man’s first attempt at a calendar’ she explained. She paused as we dutifully wrote this down. ‘My question to you is this – what man needs to mark 28 days? I would suggest to you that this is woman’s first attempt at a calendar.’
It was a moment that changed my life. In that second I stopped to question almost everything I had been taught about the past. How often had I overlooked women’s contributions? How often had I sped past them as I learned of male achievement and men’s place in the history books? Then I read Rosalind Miles’s book The Women’s History of the World (recently republished as Who Cooked the Last Supper?) and I knew I needed to look again. History is full of fabulous females who have been systematically ignored, forgotten or simply written out of the records. They’re not all saints, they’re not all geniuses, but they do deserve remembering.
the willendorf sculpture and others like her were /the first selfies/ and its amazing
The paleolithic figurines lose their distorted proportions and acquire representational realism if we understand that they are self-portraits created by women looking down at their own bodies.
I really, really love this sentence.