Date: Wednesday, 09 Jan 2013 15:58
In The Dawn of the Deed, he takes readers on an entertaining and lively tour through the sex lives of ancient fish and exposes the unusual mating habits of arthropods, tortoises, and even a well-endowed (16.5 inches!) Argentine Duck. Long discusses these significant discoveries alongside what we know about reproductive biology and evolutionary theory, using the fossil record to provide a provocative account of prehistoric sex. The Dawn of the Deed also explores fascinating revelations about animal reproduction, from homosexual penguins to monogamous seahorses to the difficulties of dinosaur romance and how sexual organs in ancient shark-like fishes actually relate to our own sexual anatomy.
Date: Tuesday, 08 Jan 2013 16:36
Designed by David Pearson, each book has a unique, typography-focused layout. It is the cover of 1984, however, that really stands out. Using matt black foil over debossed type, Pearson symbolically censored the title and author, leaving just enough of a faint hint for a reader to identify the book.
Date: Tuesday, 08 Jan 2013 16:34
members of German photography agency Ostkreuz decided to turn their attention to borders, literal and metaphorical ones: Über Grenzen/On Borders. Seventeen photographers went out to explore the concept, ranging from the very personal to what one might consider the standard photodocumentarian approach. Border are what separate us, borders are what we can consider transcending (the German “über Grenzen” actually has two meanings: “on borders” and “across borders”).
[from regine] Skating Inside A Whale: A Project by L’Escaut Architecture & BE Weinand | The Fox Is Black
Date: Tuesday, 08 Jan 2013 10:24
skating rink inside whale-shaped building. wow! was this really built in fugly Liège?
Date: Monday, 07 Jan 2013 01:21
these folks make my favorite almond butter chocolate bar, with only coconut sugar as the sweetener. amazing. like nothing else.
[from regine] Pamplona's locksmiths join revolt as banks throw families from their homes | World news | The Observer
Date: Sunday, 06 Jan 2013 21:28
Tired of accompanying court officials to evict unemployed people as banks foreclosed mortgages, De Carlos consulted his fellow Pamplona locksmiths before Christmas. In no time at all, they came to an agreement. They would not do the dirty work of banks whose rash lending pumped up a housing bubble and then, after it popped, helped bring the country to its knees.
[from regine] Scientists create projectile vomiting robot named Vomiting Larry | Geek-Cetera | Geek.com
Date: Sunday, 06 Jan 2013 21:27
The robot is named Vomiting Larry, and isn’t being used for sight gags, but is helping scientists to better understand the spread of noroviruses, also know as the winter vomiting bug, which can cause projectile vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, and loss of taste. Noroviruses are transmitted directly between people via aerosolization — having physical substances emit particles that float around in the air — and indirectly by contaminated consumables like food and water. When humans throw up, aerosolization takes place, and thus, Vomiting Larry was born so scientists can study human vomiting without, you know, humans vomiting.
Date: Friday, 04 Jan 2013 14:56
Mikhail Karikis’ new film and sound installation SeaWomen, focussing on a vanishing community of elderly female sea workers living on the North Pacific island of Jeju. The work depicts the community of working women called ‘haenyeo’, all now aged between 60 and 90 years old, who dive to great depths with no oxygen supply to catch sea-food, collect seaweed and find pearls.
Date: Friday, 04 Jan 2013 14:53
Now available for iPad, the frieze app contains specially commissioned films, audio clips and slide-shows, as well as all the regular frieze features and reviews enhanced by additional visuals. Exclusively commissioned content for the January/February issue of the app includes a video interview with legendary avant-garde filmmaker Jonas Mekas.
Date: Saturday, 29 Dec 2012 20:27
Despite his emphasis that it’s not his intention to shock or offend the public, Serrano’s work is often proved to be far more provocative than he ever intended. His now infamous photograph of a crucifix submerged in urine, titled Piss Christ (1987), was criticized by the Senator Alfonse D'Amato as “obscene art” in the late 1980s (the polemic has ironically earned him fame as a young artist). Twenty years later, the controversy goes on. Last April (2011), when the photograph was shown in Avignon amidst the collection of the French collector and gallery owner, Yvon Lambert, an angry group of fundamentalist Christians marched in to destroy the work with hammers and ice-picks. In the interview*, Andres Serrano talks about his new series of photography, “Holy Works”, as well as his aesthetics and his religion.
Date: Saturday, 29 Dec 2012 18:34
A statue of Adolf Hitler praying on his knees has sparked controversy after going on display in the former Warsaw ghetto. The artwork by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, titled Him, has been installed in the Polish capital where thousands of Jews were killed or sent to their deaths by the Nazi regime.
Date: Saturday, 29 Dec 2012 18:28
As companies including Starbucks, Amazon and Google face daily scrutiny of their UK corporation tax bills, how do commercial galleries with businesses juggle their tax payments? The answer, as ever in the art market, is clear as mud, but shines a light on how easily profits could be moved between countries now that art galleries have expanded and moved away from the sole-proprietor models of the past.
Date: Friday, 28 Dec 2012 09:52
After recent triumphs showing that implants could repair lost brain function, Martin W. Angler explores how soon we can use this technology for creating enhanced humans.
[from regine] Stop giving chemicals a bad name, says Royal Institution Christmas lecturer | Science | The Guardian
Date: Wednesday, 26 Dec 2012 06:20
Dr Peter Wothers will challenge the suspicion directed at chemistry in this year's three Christmas lectures, entitled The Modern Alchemist. Each lecture will be based on an ancient Greek element – air, water and earth. The fourth element, fire, will feature throughout the series in the form of explosions and daring demonstrations.
Date: Wednesday, 26 Dec 2012 06:10
Running until 5 January Jane Edden’s Ornithomorph is built upon the artist’s fascination with the way animals are collected, classified and catalogued. She has adopted a scientific system of labelling and nomenclature.
Date: Monday, 24 Dec 2012 16:28
The question we are asking is: Are we being turned into cyborgs? Are new digital technologies changing us in a more profound and perhaps troubling way than any previous technological breakthrough?
[from regine] Don McCullin: 'Photojournalism has had it. It's all gone celebrity' | Art and design | The Observer
Date: Monday, 24 Dec 2012 16:18
The veteran photographer discusses the violence of his early years, celebrity culture – and why he's off to a war zone at 77
Date: Saturday, 22 Dec 2012 02:22
Lechem shel Tomer
[from sarajill] It's Nice That : Daily Nice curator Jason Evans celebrates happenstance in stunning new book
Date: Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 17:32
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Date: Tuesday, 18 Dec 2012 13:43
Drink version of that middle-eastern pudding.
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