Pero siempre está en ten.
A veces lo bajo hasta nueve;
Nunca más bajo que nueve.
Son casi las once a eme
& Sol azota mi hombro izquierdo.
Si miro a la izquierda
(A 152° SE, SJ, PR/
Sol blinds & dazzles.
|Cover de Mingus Ah Um, 1959 (arte de Neil Fujita). Vía.|
"Gould was widely known for his unusual habits. He usually hummed while he played the piano, and his recording engineers had mixed results in how successfully they could exclude his voice from recordings. Gould claimed that his singing was unconscious and increased proportionately with the inability of the piano in question to realize the music as he intended. It is likely that this habit originated in Gould's having been taught by his mother to "sing everything that he played", as Kevin Bazzana puts it. "This became "an unbreakable (and notorious) habit". Vía Wondrous Strange: The Life and Art of Glenn Gould (2003).Encontré este video de más o menos una hora; le arregla el día a cualquiera.
|From Robert Hooke’s Micrographia (1665). Vía.|
|'Solstice' fue escrita por Sjón (poeta y novelista islandés).|
Conspiracies typically revolve around the Georgia site (there are some conspiracy theories vaults in Indiana and Missouri too, however). Vantage, owner of the burial vaults at the Georgia site, does not have any government contracts. Confusion appears to arise from a lack of separation between PolyGuard and Vantage, with most believing them to be the same company. We contacted both PolyGuard and Vantage, and they confirmed that they are indeed separate, competing companies. This is a fact often overlooked in conspiracies involving the FEMA coffins, as Polyguard has the government contract (and is based in Wyoming); however, Vantage owns the burial vaults near Atlanta, GA and the CDC.
In other words, the government does not own the burial vaults near the Atlanta airport. There is no connection between government agencies like FEMA and the vaults.En estos 'burial vaults' no van "hasta cuatro muertos":
Conspiracy theorists say they're for efficiently doing away with multiple bodies. However, why would a government stack containers next to the freeway so that they could "bury" bodies secretly? Especially in the case of infectious disease, it would be much easier to burn the bodies or perform mass burials.La compañía Vantage a la que se refiere el texto en inglés tomado de io9 (espacio que se nutre de fuentes de prestigio como Open Culture, revistas científicas, etc.), fabrica estos cajones de gran tamaño, con el fin de cubrir ataúdes y evitar catástrofes reales como fluidos y tejido necrótico contaminando el subsuelo:
There are lots of them because the funeral industry use lots. 65,000 people die every year in Georgia alone. 2.5 Million people die every year in the US. Not all of them are buried, and not all burials use grave liners, and not all of them use this type, but that's still a lot of grave liners sold every year.
But how many could there actually be in that field? The conspiracy theorist claim 500,000. Well, a single vault is 3' by 8', so takes up 24 square feet. The field is about 500 feet long, 250 to 450 feet wide, and not totally filled, so let's say 500x250, that's 125,000 square feet, with a stack taking a minimum of 24 square feet, the most you could pack in would be 125000/24 = about 5200 stacks. At 14 per stack (as per the truck image) that's about 73,000. That's just basic science, you could not pack more that 100,000 into that field.La fuente primaria de lo que está circulando en las redes sociales boricuas es de InfoWars.com (aquí). Jesse Ventura, ex-gobernador de Minnesota, también ha regado la histeria. El espacio hispano Indagadores ya esbozó la catástrofe para la que se usarán los "ataúdes"--prediciendo un terremoto para el mes de octubre de este año. Todas estas fuentes atan cabos sueltos con la dexteridad de un buen cuentista de ciencia ficción. No hay rigor científico ni periodístico. Tampoco hay enlaces a fuentes primarias que validen sus argumentos.
|Mecha Tribal (Aslan, 2011)|
“This is the workshop of Daedalus, and about it are statues, some with forms blocked out, others in a quite complete state in that they are already stepping forward and give promise of walking about. Before the time of Daedalus, you know, the art of making statues had not yet conceived such a thing."
“For if every instrument could accomplish its own work, obeying or anticipating the will of others, like the statues of Daedalus, or the tripods of Hephaestus, which, says the poet, of their own accord entered the assembly of the Gods; if, in like manner, the shuttle would weave and the plectrum touch the lyre without a hand to guide them, chief workmen would not want servants, nor masters slaves.” (Libro 1, sección IV de la Política de Aristóteles, traducido por Benjamin Jowett)....Continúe leyendo la pieza aquí (vía Revista Cruce).
"Earth's prebiotic oceans—different from their modern counterparts—would have formed a "hot dilute soup" in which organic compounds could have formed. J.D.Bernal, a pioneer in x-ray crystallography, called this idea biopoiesis or biopoesis, the process of living matter evolving from self-replicating but non living molecules,"--Continúe leyendo el post aquí.
|Solitude (Jean Jacques Henner)|
|Back to the Future (Zemeckis, 1985)|
"In the film there's an accident that threatens Earth, and the story follows a character named John Carson, a pilot who is sent to prevent the catastrophe from escalating, and time is running out. It was created by ArtFX and directed by a team that consists of Alexandre Decel, Adrien Lambert, Emeric Larochette, Vaimiti Guesdon, and James Ross-Greetham."
|"Oil painting of Roger Penrose 5-fold tile configuration" (Urs Schmid, 1995)|
|"600,000 children in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have missed one or more years of education due to militancy."|
"She is a schoolteacher named Jiya. She is a warm, bubbly, intelligent young woman who's concerned about education, and concerned about the city and the people of Halwapur [the fictional city where the show is set]. ... And then of course, to fight the bad guys, and to hide her identity the way superheroes do, she puts on the burqa. And it's a really cool, sleek burqa, and she can leap off buildings and glide from, almost like a flying squirrel ... and she only fights with pens and books, because I wanted a nonviolent message. Her message is, 'Justice, Peace and Education for All.' "--Vía NPR.
"Euthanasia Coaster” is a hypothetic euthanasia machine in the form of a roller coaster, engineered to humanely – with elegance and euphoria – take the life of a human being. Riding the coaster’s track, the rider is subjected to a series of intensive motion elements that induce various unique experiences: from euphoria to thrill, and from tunnel vision to loss of consciousness, and, eventually, death. Thanks to the marriage of the advanced cross-disciplinary research in mechanical engineering, space medicine, fairground psychology and, of course, gravity, the fatal journey is made pleasant, elegant and ritualistic. Celebrating the limits of the human body but also the liberation from the horizontal life, this ‘kinetic sculpture’ is in fact the ultimate roller coaster: John Allen, former president of the famed Philadelphia Toboggan Company, once sad that “the ultimate roller coaster is built when you send out twenty-four people and they all come back dead. This could be done, you know." (las negrillas son mías) -- Julijonas Urbonas
|Fidel Castro, 1999 (cera)|
The interview was discovered a few years ago when Laura Galloway found a tape in her late grandfather’s archives that simply said “Galloway/Castro.” Clark Hewitt Galloway was the intra-American affairs editor for U.S. News and World Report. Galloway covered Latin and South America for the magazine after serving in the same region with the U.S. Army Intelligence corps during WWII. Blank on Blank’s new episode for its PBS series animates the story behind the tape and a collection of outtakes from the interview. Castro talks about: why Che Guevara, Raul Castro and the 26th of July Movement were not Communist; and why Cuba had issues with the American presence in the Guantanamo Naval Base and, specifically, American sailors stirring up trouble while out on the town in Guantanamo.
"The food printer is at the concept design stage, and would work by storing and refrigerating ingredients and then mixing them, cooking layers of the mixture and printing them onto a serving tray. The concept design was introduced by two graduate students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Fluid Interfaces Group Media Lab: designer/engineer in algorithmic image process development Amit Zoran, and designer and research assistant Marcelo Coelho."
|La voz de este personaje le pertenece a Tricia Helfer.|
"Set in an adrenalized future of espionage, assassins, and out of control super science, PostHuman follows a genius hacker and his dog as they help an enigmatic young woman to free the remaining test subject of a black ops ESP test lab." -- Vía YouTube
|Saturno iluminado por Sol (vía Cassini, 2012)|
"Waltz Around Saturn with this video showing highlights from Cassini's exploration of the giant planet, its magnificent rings, and fascinating family of moons. (WARNING: this video may not be suitable for people with photosensitive epilepsy) The video is dedicated to the memory of Margherita Hack, astrophysicist and popular science writer (2013). She made me love the stars."Música vía Shostakovich - Jazz Suite No.2: VI. Waltz 2 - Armonie Symphony Orchestra:
|Alain Goraguer - La Planete Sauvage Original Soundtrack (1973)|
Fantastic Planet has a cruel streak, which recommends it. The wantoness of the young Draags playing with their human pets is chilling and gives the allegory some necessary bite. The story proceeds at a slow, mandarin pace, as befits a story of effete aliens, and I have no doubt its cult status has something to do with marijuana (stoned or straight, I wouldn't advise this for children under 12). The bland voices in the English version seem to be the work of the same people who dubbed Speed Racer, but a check of the credits comes up with some familiar names from TV: Barry Bostwick, Marvin (Adam-12) Miller and Janet Waldo--perhaps hired because of her voice talents on that other piece of cartoon futurism, The Jetsons.--Richard von Busack (vía metroactive).Aquí la comparto completa:
|Train wreck at Montparnasse, 1895.|
|The Alexamenos grafitto|
|The Two Sides of Leonard Nimoy (1968)*|
Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be critical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy.__________________________
|Beautiful Losers (1ra edición canadiense)|
"[A]n experimental piece that sets four readings of a prose-poem from Beautiful Losers to a montage of starkly provocative images from black-and-white film and photography, Goya, and various surrealists. Made by Josef Reeve for the National Film Board, the short reels out four different recorded takes of Cohen reading the poem. At the end of each reading, he says, “cut,” and the film fades to black."La pieza es un poema en prosa tomado de Beautiful Losers. La voz es de su autor; está vivo y reside en Los Angeles. Cohen lee el poema cuatro veces; cada vez evoca diferentes efectos emotivos, pues cada set de imágenes cambia. El corto de cuatro minutos encierra seis poemas: un poema leído cuatro veces, pero cada lectura lo hace diferente, gracias a las imágenes surreales, y el propio filme, que es un poema visual:
|Edward Steichen, Sunday Night, 40th Street, 1925.|
"When I first started Mirror City, I wanted to create a video that was completely out of the norm. I wanted to showcase something unique and artistic, which takes Timelapse photography into a more abstract direction. Mirror City is a visual story through some of the great American cities: Chicago, San Francisco, San Diego, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. These clips were all processed from their original form, into the kaleidoscopic visuals that you see in this video. Many people visit these large cities every day, and all of these places have been shot and filmed, but I wanted to emulate these urban landscapes in a way that nobody has even seen before. I wanted to put man-made geometric shapes, mixed with elements of color and movement to create less of a structured video, and more of a plethora of visual stimulation. The video starts off with simple mirrors and recognizable architecture, as the video progresses, so does the visual stimulation, showing the real abstraction of the piece. I have worked on this piece for an extremely long amount of time. I have spent time mirroring images and videos for the past five years, and I have been working on this specific piece for about four months. I felt it was time to combine Timelapse photography and the simplicity of a kaleidoscope, and create Mirror City."
|Dr. Isaac Asimov (Rowena)|
|Haga click en la imagen para agrandar (vía).|
"Commenting on the report’s main findings, lead researcher Dr Enrico Da Como said: “We’ve seen an ultrafast optical response rate, using ‘few-layer graphene’, which has exciting applications for the development of high speed optoelectronic components based on graphene. This fast response is in the infrared part of the electromagnetic spectrum, where many applications in telecommunications, security and also medicine are currently developing and affecting our society.”"
A Skynet le faltaba un hito tecnológico para salir del dominio del SF y entrar en el science fact...
|In "God's Country", That Is, The USA (N. Kogout, 1930)|
"The thousands who gathered last spring in New York, in St. Louis, in Philadelphia, in Miami, and in Washington, D.C., to demand Zimmerman’s arrest shared a narrative and an understanding of the past’s grip on the present. Long before the horrifying images of Martin lying prone and lifeless in the grass ever made their way to Gawker, he’d already begun to inspire references to the line about “blood on the leaves” from Billie Holiday’s “Strange Fruit.” Those crowds were the response of people who understand that history is interred in the shallowest of graves."Las palabras son de Jelani Cobb en George Zimmerman, Not Guilty: Blood on the leaves (The New Yorker, 13 de julio del 2013). Hoy amanecí con el veredicto del juicio; compré Strange Fruit por iTunes; y colgué este documental de PBS sobre la canción:
"Obviously, the United States is not now a police state. But given the extent of this invasion of people's privacy, we do have the full electronic and legislative infrastructure of such a state. If, for instance, there was now a war that led to a large-scale anti-war movement – like the one we had against the war in Vietnam – or, more likely, if we suffered one more attack on the scale of 9/11, I fear for our democracy. These powers are extremely dangerous."
"The NSA, FBI and CIA have, with the new digital technology, surveillance powers over our own citizens that the Stasi – the secret police in the former "democratic republic" of East Germany – could scarcely have dreamed of. Snowden reveals that the so-called intelligence community has become the United Stasi of America. (las negrillas son mías)."
|Mapa de Internet (vía).|
|Lars Homestead, vía No More Stars.|
|Mos Espa, vía Every World's A Stage.|
"This wave pattern occurs often in nature, including ocean waves, sound waves, and light waves."
"The concept of universal building blocks that can be assembled to form complex structures is something I find very exciting and alluring. Sound follows this concept in that any sound, for example a snare drum or a human voice, can be deconstructed as the summation of varying sine waves; hence making sine waves the building blocks of sound so to speak. This concept, which comes from the Fourier Series (named after Joseph Fourier) was the inspiration for my thesis, "Oscillate". Conveying this concept through the animation of sine waves proved to be ideal, as there is a certain mesmerizing quality to periodic motion. Whether in the hypnotizing swing of a pendulum or the waves of an ocean, periodic motion can often have a very relaxing and trance-inducing effect on us."--Daniel Sierra.
El siguiente video--son poco más de cuatro minutos de duración--fue una tesis de Daniel Sierra; un requisito para la School of Virtual Arts, Computer Art MFA. Se usaron los siguientes programas: Houdini (para la animación), Reason (sonido) y After Effects (final render):
|Vía Sync Weekly.|
“Miers entered Calvary Cemetery to inspect the marker (la lápida colgada en este post). On the tombstone, he read, “In Memoriam of the Porto Ricans who died at Picron, Ark. 1917-18.” A mass grave.” -- Los paréntesis son míos.Murieron más de 170 puertorriqueños en Arkansas, en una planta de picric acid; el producto se traficaba con Francia a cambio de municiones.
“The Jones-Shafrod Act fue una buena excusa para ensillar el espíritu belicoso de un – fuerte – pueblo caribeño. Aunque no le beben el caldo a los filipinos; during the Digmaang Philipino-Amerikano – esos moros son unos badasses.” – General of the Armies, John Joseph “Black Jack” Pershing.
|Macaracachimba de **** estrellas.|
|Por Jordin Isip (uno de los ilustradores): What is the 'god' particle?|
"Equal parts delightful and illuminating, The Where, the Why, and the How is the kind of treat bound to tickle your brain from both sides."Así habló Maria Popova, del blog Brain Pickings , sobre el libro The Where, the Why, and the How; una colaboración entre Matt Lamothe, Julia Rothman, Jenny Vovoski y Davis Macaulay. No hay mejor forma de hablar sobre el libro, que a través de este genial trailer:
|Buckyball Solids Found in Space|
|Light After Death (Mihoko Ogaki)|
If you zoom from the biggest object, The Observable Universe (8.8 x 10E26 ... or 880,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000m across), all the way down to the hydrogen atom's proton nucleus (1.7 x 10E-15 ... or 0.0000000000000017m across), you will have zoomed in over 100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000x! Unbelievable isn't it? Our universe really is immensely massive and surprisingly small.Se recomienda que se vea en full screen.
|Vía Ana María [@anamarietta]|
|Cover de Hombre Lobo: 12 Songs of Desire|
"Una mujer que murió de cáncer, una hija suicida que dejó una nota explicando que iba a encontrarse conmigo en otra dimensión, y un hijo que se especializó en componer canciones hermosas y deprimentes: letras tan tristes y melodías con esa falsa y mecánica alegría de las cajitas de música. Un hijo que encontró mi cuerpo tirado en el suelo de la cocina y, al intentar resucitarlo, traerme de vuelta, me abrazó por primera vez; porque yo jamás había permitido que me abrazara ni lo había abrazado nunca."Para el año 2009 descubrí EELS, una banda americana de indie rock, fundada por Mark Oliver Everett. Me tropecé con E, a.k.a. Mark Oliver Everett, vía el álbum Blinking Lights and Other Revelations. El álbum tiene letras honestas, buena música y tragedias que Fresán tramó en su genial novela: el suicidio de Elizabeth, hermana de Mark, la muerte de su madre, a causa del cáncer, y la muerte de su padre, Hugh Everett; autor de lo que se conoce en la mecánica cuántica como Many-worlds interpretation. La tesis--titulada ""Relative State" Formulation of Quantum Mechanics"--de esta interpretación (que no pocos elevan al rango de teoría) fue presentada en la universidad de Princeton para el año 1957. El siguiente texto es un fragmento de la introducción del trabajo:
"The task of quantizing general relativity raises serious questions about the meaning of the present formulation and interpretation of quantum mechanics when applied to so fundamental a structure as the space-time geometry itself. This paper seeks to clarify the formulations of quantum mechanics. It presents a reformulation of quantum theory in a form believed suitable for application to general relativity. The aim is not to deny or contradict the conventional formulation of quantum theory, which has demonstrated its usefulness in an overwhelming variety of problems, but rather to supply a new, more general and complete formulation, from which the conventional interpretation can be deduced. The relationship of this new formulation to the older formulation is therefore that of a metatheory to a theory, that is, it is an underlying theory in which the nature and consistency, as well as the realm of applicability, of the older theory can be investigated and clarified."En otras palabras--palabras simplonas y que no sugieren otra cosa que una burda simplificación--, el gato de Erwin Schrödinger no tiene que morir... Bueno, quizás muere, pero también vive. En fin, la teoría (MWI) ha inspirado mucha ciencia ficción buena y no tan buena--como el caso de The One (Wong, 2001).