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Henry Farman during his flight to break the world endurance record with two passengers [France,Mourmelon,5 March 1910] by Varese2002 (via http://flic.kr/p/pfeDRr )
Aphasia and rupiah loot. Thanks @filastine and @novaruth (via http://instagram.com/p/tuiWPHzBZm/)
Cranial fillets, anyone?
#creepy #darkart #collidemag (via http://instagram.com/p/trzmNOn1aF/)
Now (via http://instagram.com/p/ttlVi2jQ1w/)
#autechre live at #anciennebelgique (via http://instagram.com/p/tucqygzYPo/)
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“all those incompatible things that only by reason of their coexistence are called“the universe.””
–Jorge Luis Borges
Hong Kong Verticality by Reuben Wu (via http://flic.kr/p/p7Q9Xv )
“The second thing this question makes me think of comes back to my own definition of the professional artist as a “middle-class creative laborer.” Most working people just don’t have any say in the creative content of their own labor; that’s part of the definition of being a worker, you trade your labor to someone else and they get to tell you what to do. So, the idea that there is a category of person in society who both gets to do, to a certain extent, what they want and make money doing it takes on some kind of special aura because it is an exception: precisely because most people are alienated in their work, the dream of being an “artist” takes on some exaggerated societal importance as an image—even though the reality for most “working artists” is more complex, and most people who call themselves “artists” actually make money somewhere else.”
NATS - Guardians Of The Sky
From the gigantic white woman in heels roleplaying ‘Attack of The 50ft Woman’ on an airport to the assurances that she holds millions of lives in her hands, this Omnipotent Air Traffic Being clearly has our best interests at heart and yet she insists on remaining ‘unseesn and invisible.’ If infrastructure fiction did dream sequences, this would be it.
Our invisible flight controller waxes lyrical on ‘big data’ and robot planes. What exactly is the difference between ‘air traffic control’ and ‘dynamic air traffic management?’ No one knows. Doesn’t matter, it’s the future baby, which is essentially the same thing with the names changed.
The future is also ‘quieter and more efficient.’ Presumably this is because the overlord has reduced the other former populace of planet Earth to white silhouettes aimlessly milling about the code/space of airports. I guess if you’re just the blasted silhouette of a former human you don’t actually need to eat or consume or do anything at all really except pose for design fictions.Of course, later we see the reason for the silhouettes as she boards the Hypersonic Jet Of The Future; no-one else is on it. Those silhouettes can’t recognise each-other, all familial relationships have broken down, they don’t know who they are or what to do and so they just wait, ghost-like in the airport wondering what happened to the cries of their children.
At NATS we believe we’re a little different. We’re best known for providing air traffic control in the UK, particularly at London’s Gatwick and Heathrow airports, the busiest single and dual runway airports in the world. But that’s not all we do.
We support airport and airline customers in over 30 countries globally to aid in achieving their objectives. Growth. Efficiency. Safety enhancements. Using big data to transform how air traffic control affects economies, affects people.
We’ve created a short film that asks you to consider us differently and to wonder with us what the future might hold.
cycling through #losangeles night - to the sound of the #ironsky (via http://instagram.com/p/troBjRQS9k/)
Hong Kong Dark Day : 29/09/2014 by Alice Nggan (via http://flic.kr/p/paSfMe )
30/09/2014 Hong Kong Dark Day by Alice Nggan (via http://flic.kr/p/pbANKG )
© AP Photo/NOAA, Corey Accardo In this aerial photo taken on Sept. 27, 2014, and provided by NOAA, some 35,000 walrus gather on shore near Point Lay, Alaska. Pacific walrus looking for places to rest in the absence of sea ice are coming to shore in record numbers on Alaska’s northwest coast. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration confirms an estimated 35,000 walrus wer photographed Saturday about 700 miles northwest of Anchorage. The enormous gathering was spotted during NOAA’s annual arctic marine mammal aerial survey.
Taking a closer look at the #YangLi x #GenesisPOrridge SS15 intervention. (via http://instagram.com/p/tpSt0eC-gF/)
Damn it looks soft. (via http://instagram.com/p/towRMtG2pn/)
“After extensive training, we wanted to find out if the talent in trading might be rooted genetically and crossed the top traders with each other. After only 20 days, we had 28 new rats (15 males and 13 females) , and we soon started to train again (even reducing the training time). The results were astounding: the second generation of top traders had a much better performance than their parents, but undoubtably, further research will be necessary to confirm this finding of ours.”
Hello Printer! by _foam (via http://flic.kr/p/ptxfDn )
Mining Bitcoin with pencil and paper by Ken Shirriff
Bitcoins are mined using a cryptographic algorithm called SHA-256. This algorithm is just about simple enough to be done with pencil and paper as shown in a video (embedded below) by Ken Shirriff. It is obviously impractical but exposes the process of bitcoin mining. It consists of repeatedly performing a cryptographic operation called hashing until an extremely rare hash value is found - one that begins with around 17 zeros. Only one out of 1.4x1020 hashes will be successful. Using a pencil and paper approach you would only be able to mine about 0.7 hashes per day.
Occupy Central - Drone view
cost of thing / (wow) vs time
Integrated Space Plan (preliminary)
The government-financed Thai Delicious Committee, which oversaw the development of the machine, describes it as “an intelligent robot that measures smell and taste in food ingredients through sensor technology in order to measure taste like a food critic.” In a country of 67 million people, there are somewhere near the same number of strongly held opinions about Thai cooking. A heated debate here on the merits of a particular nam prik kapi, a spicy chili dip of fermented shrimp paste, lime juice and palm sugar, could easily go on for an hour without coming close to resolution.
Kim Jong-un disappears from view amid rumours of cheese overdose
The Masdar City model seems difficult to reproduce: too isolated, too expensive, too empty. The embryo town appears rather as a symptom of the obsession of a state with regard to its future. What will become of this territory, once the hydrocarbon reserves underneath its soil are depleted? In response, the frenzied builders attempt to inscribe life in a permanent fashion on a land that seems hostile to human existence. It is about facing the fear of death by building quickly (an “instant city”), to help transition to an Emirates that is a techno-ecological leader. Masdar City is meant to be the laboratory. Opening soon
Since we’re agent engineers, my husband and I tend to think agents are great. Also, we’re lazy and stupid by our own happy admission — and agents make us a lot smarter and more productive than we would be if we weren’t “borrowing” our brains from the rest of the internet. Like most people, whatever ambivalence we feel about our agents is buried under how much better they make our lives. Agents aren’t true AI, though heavy users sometimes think they are. They are sets of structured queries, a few API modules for services the agent’s owner uses, sets of learning algorithms you can enable by “turning up” their intelligence, and procedures for interfacing with people and things. As you use them they collect more and more of a person’s interests and history — we used to say people “rub off” on their agents over time.
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#tadpoles (via http://instagram.com/p/tfKIEZMfm-/)
“The nuclear arms race is like two sworn enemies standing waist deep in gasoline, one with three matches, the other with five.” –Carl Sagan (via http://instagram.com/p/tfzdfCpXso/)
Layers of waves (via http://instagram.com/p/tgWhXNjQ_Z/)
In order of importance but reverse order in price. (via http://instagram.com/p/tgWrerDQ_x/)
Bryce (via http://instagram.com/p/tghOrsPCMn/)
A wrecked Zeppelin sits ashore in Mison, France, 1918. by Igorslavich (via http://flic.kr/p/p1JirL )
The Lebaudy-Julliot Le Jaune dirigible dwarfed in the enormous Halle des Machines (Paris) [20 November 1930] by Varese2002 (via http://flic.kr/p/oUSx46 )
Voisin Cellulaire - pusher biplane [France ca. 1907-1908] by Varese2002 (via http://flic.kr/p/po2Aqb )
hands by MR.LIGHTMAN1975 (via http://flic.kr/p/pqVjym )
as my mother lay dying by jack barnosky (via http://flic.kr/p/oRLsFV )
Craters on the edge by europeanspaceagency (via http://flic.kr/p/par4Ez )
1991_HIE_10 (via http://flic.kr/p/poVGeb )
Image from page 227 of “Wunder, Wundergeburt und Wundergestalt in Einblattdrucken des fünfzehnten bis achtzehnten Jahrhunderts; kulturhistorische Studie” (1921) by Internet Archive Book Images (via http://flic.kr/p/ovL5dU )
Image from page 175 of “Wunder, Wundergeburt und Wundergestalt in Einblattdrucken des fünfzehnten bis achtzehnten Jahrhunderts; kulturhistorische Studie” (1921) by Internet Archive Book Images (via http://flic.kr/p/ovKUod )
Image from page 292 of “Modern magic. : A practical treatise on the art of conjuring.” (1885) by Internet Archive Book Images (via http://flic.kr/p/owcfKN )
by undeplus (via http://flic.kr/p/pqQFHq )
The sea by Kaometet (via http://flic.kr/p/ppXgjC )
still life with puffer fish by vkphoto (via http://flic.kr/p/dsBDSW )
anti-perfectionist protester on his way to buy some aspirin by paolobarzman (via http://flic.kr/p/pn7E4j )
R0011107 by *_**_*_*_ (via http://flic.kr/p/ppibEB )
A watch with two more hands than necessary
“Also joining the brain trust was Douglas Atkin, a branding Svengali who worked on the launch of JetBlue in his previous life as an advertising executive. “I’m the devil, actually,” Atkin told the audience this spring at a conference called “Share,” put on by one of the “grassroots” advocacy groups he founded as a new guru of the sharing economy. Atkin, who was hired as Airbnb’s head of community last year, is the author of a book called The Culting of Brands: Turn Your Customers Into True Believers, which describes how companies can generate cultlike devotion using techniques gleaned from actual cults—or, as he calls them, “radical belonging organizations.” Atkin’s hand is evident in Airbnb’s newly conceived tagline—“Belong anywhere”—and he’s been adept at whipping up the party faithful at host meet-ups he organizes. (“Successful cults which are turning into the next world religions, like the Mormons, know that personal interaction is the fastest route to cult growth,” is one Atkinism.) In videos from the meet-ups, people say things like, “In my life before Airbnb, I always felt really beholden to the company I worked for. And now I just feel really free.””
Dunescape by Kaometet (via http://flic.kr/p/p5zb55 )
Bonsai under water by Alksnyte (via http://flic.kr/p/p69u4W )
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In a crime spree spanning three decades, [Vassilis Paleokostas] the man known to many as the Greek Robin Hood has taken millions from state-owned banks and kidnapped industrialists, while liberally distributing cash to the needy. Though he differs from some other famous bandits - Ned Kelly, say, or Billy the Kid - by claiming to have hurt no-one during his exploits, he remains one of Europe’s most wanted men.
India created history on Wednesday, becoming the first country to successfully get a spacecraft into the Martian orbit on its maiden attempt. Indian Space Research Organisation’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) spacecraft started orbiting the red planet at 7.47am, but it was only 12 minutes later – because of a time delay in radio signals travelling the 680 million km – that scientists at Isro Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network in Bangalore, could erupt in joy as Prime Minister Narendra Modi stood a happy witness.
‘Namaste’, 'Howdy’: Mangalyaan, Curiosity Rover engage in space talk (via twitter and http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Namaste-Howdy-Mangalyaan-Curiosity-Rover-engage-in-space-talk/articleshow/43314271.cms)
Art imitates the Removal of Art (via http://www.dsart.co.uk/ )
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01 by masha.demianova (via http://flic.kr/p/ofwYar )
1946 #seainterferometry #doverheights for you @honorharger (via http://instagram.com/p/suJMm7p7Eg/)
And 1953 #holeintheground #radioastronomy at #doverheights also for you @honorharger (via http://instagram.com/p/suJU5mJ7Eq/)
“I reflected that there is nothing less material than money, since any coin whatsoever (let us say a coin worth twenty centavos) is, strictly speaking, a repertory of possible futures. Money is abstract, I repeated; money is the future tense. It can be an evening in the suburbs, or music by Brahms; it can be maps, or chess, or coffee; it can be the words of Epictetus teaching us to despise gold; it is a Proteus more versatile than the one on the isle of Pharos. It is unforeseeable time, Bergsonian time, not the rigid time of Islam or the Porch.”
–Jorge Luis Borges.The Zahir
hyphae crispata 1 by nervous system (via http://flic.kr/p/pmgiD8 )
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by 美撒郭 (via http://flic.kr/p/pem9SD )
Rie Nakajima - Dear Serge/Cafe Oto @ De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-sea, 14th September 2014 by fabiolug (via http://flic.kr/p/oY6j6V )
WF by justinpickard (via http://flic.kr/p/phrv5q )
it could be you, it could be me… by paolobarzman (via http://flic.kr/p/phjzZZ )
Abu Ali Mustapha Brigade @ Dheisheh Refugee Camp by K_iwi (via http://flic.kr/p/p3eg6Q )
The White Cosmonaut by Melbourne based photorealistic painter Jeremy Geddes (@jeremygeddesart) 🌘🚀
#painting #oilpainting #art #space #astronaut #cosmonaut australia #collidemag (via http://instagram.com/p/tQL1kiH1RA/)
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anxOxna (“Trees structured as a neural network…”)
Circular Confabulation (“A collection of diverse artifacts gathered in the forest, each one is representing a person who participated in the 2008 Bilderberg meeting at the Westfields Marriott in Chantilly, Virginia, United States. The topic at that specific meeting was cyber terrorism. It was recorded by an anonymous security guard and then encrypted.”)
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Art Hack Day expose le grand bluff technologique
Flushing ave - 2014 (via http://instagram.com/p/tGtnhbIjbv/)
delirium, and drift / (via http://instagram.com/p/tHNKIZREY8/)
Capitalist realism. (via http://instagram.com/p/tDz9SViaQ7/)