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605. The Spider holds a Silver Ball

dailydickinson:

The Spider holds a Silver Ball
In unperceived Hands —
And dancing softly to Himself
His Yarn of Pearl — unwinds —

He plies from Nought to Nought —
In unsubstantial Trade —
Supplants our Tapestries with His —
In half the period —

An Hour to rear supreme
His Continents of Light —
Then dangle from the Housewife’s Broom —
His Boundaries — forgot —

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Pianophase.com is a performance and visualization of the first section from Steve Reich’s 1967 piece Piano Phase. Two pianists repeat the same twelve note sequence, but one gradually speeds up. The musical patterns are visualized by drawing two lines, one following each pianist. The sound is performed live in the browser with the Web Audio API, and drawn with HTML5 Canvas.

created by Alexander Chen

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thehomosexuals:

Okay but Never Gonna Give You Up (better known as Rickroll) is actually a really really horrible song for many reasons, which I will better explain under the cut. 

Brace yourselves, this is pretty long.

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19thcenturyboyfriend:

Handsome Man ca. 1891

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Shiny Happy Fits of Rage: Brain teasers for egalitarians/equalists.

toofrenchtofunction:

alexandraerin:

Say I’m 32 years old and you’re 22 years old.

In how many years will we be the same age?

Silly question, right? If you define aging as a process that stops at death, the only way we’ll ever be the same age is if I die first. If you don’t, then we’ll never be the same age. Every time you age a year, I also age a year. Since our ages increase at the same rate, you will never catch up to my head start. We have achieved a total equality of aging, but that does not change the permanent inequality of our age.

Okay, say I have a million dollars and you’re completely broke. If we both get a dollar a day, how long will it take you to catch up with me?

Now, this one’s even sillier, because if you have no other resources, your dollar a day is going to be eaten up by basic living expenses that it doesn’t quite meet, and I have an excess of money that can be spent on money-making opportunities that pay off far better than an additional $365 a year. I could literally burn the dollar I’m getting as part of our Totally Equal Income and still make more money in a year than you do just by sticking my money in the bank. 

But still: both of us getting a dollar a day is totally equal, right? It means we’re being treated exactly the same.

And now, final problem:

If we have a world that contains structural inequalities, systemic imbalances, disproportionate danger faced by some, and unequal access to resources and opportunities, is “treating everyone the same” really going to result in equality?

Show your work.

Always reblog

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grace-from-dogville:

"Serpens" by Guido Mocafico - Creepy and venomous beauty.

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Eliseo Meifrén Roig, Paisaje (detail).
eatsleepdraw:

”Poleymieux”
Paper, markers (168 х 118 cm)
Maxim Santalov
http://maximsantalov.tumblr.com/

eatsleepdraw:

”Poleymieux”

Paper, markers (168 х 118 cm)

Maxim Santalov

http://maximsantalov.tumblr.com/

subaquaticartisan:

Some tweets calling Ubisoft out on their bullshit.

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gligliglitter:

never forget…

gligliglitter:

never forget…

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Ayn Rand's Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone

mallelis:

“Malfoy bought the whole team brand-new Nimbus Cleansweeps!” Ron said, like a poor person. “That’s not fair!”

“Everything that is possible is fair,” Harry reminded him gently. “If he is able to purchase better equipment, that is his right as an individual. How is Draco’s superior purchasing…

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smartgirlsattheparty:

women-in-science:

Friendly reminder that we scientists need to remember/acknowledge that the arts and humanities are just as important as the sciences and should be seen as a complementary, rather than an opposing field of study.

Full STEAM* Ahead, Smart Girls :)
*Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics.

smartgirlsattheparty:

women-in-science:

Friendly reminder that we scientists need to remember/acknowledge that the arts and humanities are just as important as the sciences and should be seen as a complementary, rather than an opposing field of study.

Full STEAM* Ahead, Smart Girls :)

*Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics.

cabinporn:

Towering treehouse in the hills north of Santa Cruz, CA.

Submitted & photographed by John Watson.

More at The Radavist.

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