satellite-delight:

-14.68867,-75.107705

-14.680178,-75.100195

-14.689183,-75.122675

-14.687235,-75.113523

-14.696718,-75.126548

-14.693955,-75.122391

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johanoosterman:

Deliberate created imperfection.
The most astonishing trompe l’oeil effect I’ve ever seen! Half a year ago I browsed the very rich resources of gallica.fr with digitized manuscripts from the Bibliothèque national in Paris and other French institutions. At once I saw the holes and stitches in this book of hours, but they’re no real holes. It’s not the bad quality of the parchment we look at but the brilliant craftsmanship of a medieval illuminator who executed this book for frederic of Aragon in the years 1501-1502. It’s deliberate created imperfection and so it’s perfection on parchment!
ParisBN Latin10532

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xeppeli:

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mitochondria-eve:

UM EXCUSE ME THOS E ARE FUCKING PIXELS HOW

Seize the Day was a calendar program made by in 1994 by Buena Vista software. It features graphics that at the time, were revolutionary because of the way they handled color cycling. These images were static bitmaps, but by changing color values, they appear animated. What is also impressive about these images is that they had full day night cycles built in, rendered also through color cycling.
A few years ago, a html5 version was made. A copy was uncovered online and there is a way to use the program through DOSbox. As well, one of the original programmers for the project, Iam Gilman, has thought of the idea of remaking it, open sourced, for modern machines.

thanks for writing a more elaborate explanation. i’ve seen these pictures be spread like wildfire without mention of the technology behind it.

Oh, I remember the html5 version from a while back.

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darksilenceinsuburbia:

Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou. Untitled (Vodou Series), 2011.

Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou’s photographs of the people of Porto-Novo, Benin (formerly Republic of Dahomey) are drawn from street life, his friends, family and studio customers. Benin is all about colour – Porto Novo is like a visual assault.In Leonce’s impressive portraits, wild combinations of locally designed Dutch imported textiles create extreme gradations between background, foreground, person and clothing. Leonce is part of a generation experiencing rapid change and his photographs capture the energy and unfettered zest for life of a people caught between tradition and progress. 

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medievalpoc:

After Giulio Romano

Tapestry: History of Scipio; Battle of Zama, Defeat of Hannibal

France; Gobelins (1688-89)

Wool and Silk Threads.

Musée du Louvre.

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theoddcollection:

Yayy

svrferblood:

me when buying something over $10: do i need this? do i need any material objects? will this matter when i face the great abyss?

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hyperallergic:

(via The Yak Brains and Crushed Insects That Made Tibetan Buddhist Bookmaking Beautiful)
From the earthy mineral pigments ground from azurite to paint a sky, to paper given its luster from yak brains, the creation of Tibetan Buddhist texts is being examined down to its bare materials at the University of Cambridge’s Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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hyperallergic:

(via The Yak Brains and Crushed Insects That Made Tibetan Buddhist Bookmaking Beautiful)

From the earthy mineral pigments ground from azurite to paint a sky, to paper given its luster from yak brains, the creation of Tibetan Buddhist texts is being examined down to its bare materials at the University of Cambridge’s Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

READ MORE

standwithpalestine:

Pay close attention to how many children are from the same family.

Please keep in mind that the name, age, sex and location of only 132 of the 155 Palestinian children killed (correct as of 22 July 2014) was able to be gathered (collected by Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights).

What’s even more heartbreaking is that the speed of which Israel continues its ethnic cleansing of Palestine means death toll figures become outdated every hour.

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