constantsareachanging:

SBTRKT | Temporary View Ft. Sampha

My favorite vocal performance of 2014 thus far.


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Sep 18
2:49 am
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the-gasoline-station:

Movie Theaters in South India

by Stefanie Zoche

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Sep 17
10:42 am
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Sep 17
4:02 am
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the-gasoline-station:

The Painted Houses of The Ndebeles

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The Ndebele people were formidable warriors who often subdued the smaller chiefdom’s and assimilated them into Ndebele society. Intermarriages ensued and cultural exchanged happened. It is believed that early Ndebele house structure and house-painting strategies were adopted as a result of these relationships. According to a few sources, the Ndebeles suffered a horrible defeat in a war against the Dutch-speaking settlers – the Boers, just before the start of the twentieth century. Forced into an oppressive life, the Ndebele people started using expressive symbols to secretly communicate with each other. These paintings became an expression of both cultural resistance and continuity. The Boer farmers did not understand the meaning and viewed this cultural art as decorative and harmless and thus allowed it to continue.

The wall paintings are always done by the women, and this tradition and style is passed down in the families from generation to generation by the mothers. A well-painted home indicates the female of the household is a good wife and mother. She is responsible for the painting of the outside gates, front walls, side walls, and usually the interior of her home.

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Sep 16
4:15 pm
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AUDIO
Sep 16
12:57 pm
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fuckyeahfluiddynamics:

The jellyfish-like light show in the animations above shows the life and death of a flame in microgravity. The work is part of the Flame Extinguishment Experiment 2 (FLEX-2) currently flying aboard the International Space Station. When ignited, the fuel droplet creates a blue spherical shell of flame about 15 mm in diameter. The spherical shape is typical of flames in microgravity; on Earth, flames are shaped like teardrops due to the effects of buoyancy, which exists only in a gravitational field. The bright yellow spots and streaks that appear after ignition are soot, which consists mainly of hot-burning carbon. The uneven distribution of soot is what causes the pulsating bursts seen in the middle animation. When soot products drift back onto the fuel droplet, it causes uneven burning and flame pulses. The final burst of flame in the last animation is the soot igniting and extinguishing the flame. Fires are a major hazard in microgravity, where oxygen supplies are limited and evacuating is not always an option. Scientists hope that experiments like FLEX-2 will shed light on how fires spread and can be fought aboard spacecraft. For more, check out NASA’s ScienceCast on microgravity flames. (Image credits: NASA, source video; submitted by jshoer)


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Sep 13
6:24 am
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hyungjk:

On September 11th 1973, US-backed General Pinochet overthrew the democratically elected leader of Chile, Salvadore Allende. Pinochet ordered an air strike on the Presidential Palace, labor activists and famous folk guitarists were rounded up for torture, disappeared, and killed.

Pinochet converted the national football stadium into a detention facility like Guantanamo Bay. Chile’s economy was turned into a plantation for the 1%, as inequality and poverty skyrocketed under the imposed Milton Friedman-style economic model.

Over 40,000 Chileans became victims of Pinochet’s terror. In response, the Nixon administration committed more money, more training, more torture equipment.

The world didn’t begin on September 11th, 2001. Rather, for the first time in modern history, Americans were visited by the same violence the US has imposed since its creation.

In Chile, the US murdered tens of thousands and impoverished millions. This wasn’t America’s first foray in international terrorism, nor would it be the last.

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Sep 13
6:10 am
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papajohnshitfacedlmao:

Godspeed You! Black Emperor: “Storm”

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AUDIO
Sep 13
5:45 am
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diphallic-terata:

Toshio Saeki

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PHOTOSET
Sep 11
4:45 am
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"Ambiguity of language is philosophy’s main source of problems. That is why it is of the utmost importance to examine attentively the very words we use."

Giuseppe Peano (via observando)

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Sep 11
1:59 am
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Andres Avalos. 20. Californian. Salvadoran. UCSB. Class of 2015. Studying Mathematics.

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