fuckyeahfluiddynamics:

In this video, mixtures of inks (likely printer toners) and fluids move and swirl. Magnetic fields contort the ferrofluidic ink and make it dance, while less viscous fluids spread into their surroundings via finger-like protuberances. (Video credit and submission: Antoine Delach)

arty science, for you. 

(c) Fabian Oefner (c) Fabian Oefner (c) Fabian Oefner

fuckyeahfluiddynamics:

In “Millefiori” artist Fabian Oefner mixes watercolors with ferrofluids to create bright fluid microcosms.  Each photograph represents an area about the size of a thumbnail.  Ferrofluids contain iron-based nanoparticles suspended in a carrier fluid and thus respond to magnetic fields. They can form sharp pointslabyrinthine mazes, or even brain-like patterns depending on the magnetic field and the substances surrounding them.  For more on this art project, see this interview with the artist. (Photo credit: Fabian Oefner)

we live in a time when science is art

Food Unites, Diets Divide

pipperipembo:

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So, you’re a veganvegetarian/raw/pescatarian/kosher/carnivore/freegan/natural eater. Or, maybe you aren’t doing any diet right now, but you’ve declared one of these labels as “you” in the past. Did you ever hear this:

            “But, you’re a [insert label here], so, you can’t have this, right?”

What about:

“They’re not a [insert label here]. They ate [whatever] for lunch. They’re faking it.”

Maybe you didn’t hear this one, but thought your friends were saying it behind your back (or maybe you said it behind the backs of others). 

 Why all the hoop-lah over what goes in your body?  Why does everyone seem to care as soon as you, for whatever reason, come to the conclusion that your diet needs to change, and adopt one of these labels as your new dietary regime?

 I, for one, believe that what you choose to put into your body is quite important. Food is energy, connecting us to our own bodies, to our communities, and to our sacred home, Earth.  I believe that one’s own body is the only entity that can decide what is good and what is not-so-good for one’s body to consume. It is important to cultivate a loving relationship with your body if you wish to be able to listen to your body when it’s trying to tell you something.

 I object to the idea that there is one dietary regime that is right for everyone; just like most people object the idea that one government regime should rule the world. I reject the strict rules of say, a vegan diet, that people feel the need to adhere to due to societal pressure.  Instead of recognizing food as a basic necessity for all life that connects everything and everyone, we get lost in the labels, arguing with one another. There are entire tumblrs dedicated to hating on vegans, just as there are entire tumblrs dedicated to praising a vegan lifestyle.  Just like there are entire armies of people fighting and entire armies to fight against them. We all get lost in all the hoop-lah behind labels. 

 We need to get out of the regime and start becoming free thinkers and self-aware eaters.  No diet can tell you what’s ethical or moral or not. Palm oil is not an animal product, but the demand destroys the habitat of this poor orangutan.  Just like the paper for KFC’s cardboard was destroying tiger territory. We have a duty to educate ourselves and make our own decisions, to listen to the mind as well as the body when it comes to eating. 

 Just as listening to the mind and body are important, so is tuning into the spirit.  My resilient spirit, which never gives up hope on peace and unity, yearns to dig my hands in the soil and reap the fruit of my labor.  My spirit searches for purpose and meaning in the current tides of change, remembering another time, a time when pleasure and doing what needed to be done were married as one.  A time in no time where and when eating is a joyous act of creation and celebration of nature.

“To the extent that people separate themselves from nature, they spin out further and further from the center.  At the same time, a centripetal effect asserts itself and the desire to return to nature arises.  But if people merely become caught up in reacting, moving to the left or to the right, depending on conditions, the result is only more activity.  The nonmoving point of origin, which lies outside the realm of relativity, is passed over, unnoticed.” (The One Straw Revolution, Masanobu Fukuoka)

 Our bodies are a part of nature, trying to achieve equilibrium.  When we over acidify ourselves with sugar, meat, and dairy, our bodies have to work hard, trying to restore balance. On the other hand, eating living food helps support the bodies natural systems for health. After, it’s natural to be healthy.  Disease and disorder rates haven’t always been this high—in fact, I’m sure at some point they were nonexistent.  

Now that we have achieved abundance as humanity, let us work on cultivating our own health so we can prosper together.  To me, this means propagating love and generosity with gardens and farms.  Collectively acting to co-create a blossoming future, we can remember how to take care of ourselves, each other, and our home, Earth.

real talk about food and the meaning of life. 

Bicycle design has remained relatively unchanged for 120 years, but technology has given us tools unimaginable a century ago. The “Maker Movement” is taking advantage of 3D printers and cloud manufacturing and we have a new industrial revolution. There are over 1 billion bikes in the world—let’s start hacking.
this is a really good idea. i fully support this person and their idea. 
crockerartmuseum:

Introducing #CrockerConvo - inviting visitors to join a conversation about our artworks using #Twitter & #Instagram!

real talk about art, getting people to interact at the crocker. 

crockerartmuseum:

Introducing #CrockerConvo - inviting visitors to join a conversation about our artworks using #Twitter & #Instagram!

real talk about art, getting people to interact at the crocker. 

edwardheinrichart:

Literally cannot explain how the inspiration for this came to me. Unless getting drunk while I clean my room is inspiration… Anyway, I looked at this obsessively for about 3 days after drawing it like “what??” But it still intrigues me; I don’t know why, but it’s interesting.

i feel like my arms are doing that at this moment. i can feel the particles hopping in and out of different dimensions. 

edwardheinrichart:

Literally cannot explain how the inspiration for this came to me. Unless getting drunk while I clean my room is inspiration… Anyway, I looked at this obsessively for about 3 days after drawing it like “what??” But it still intrigues me; I don’t know why, but it’s interesting.

i feel like my arms are doing that at this moment. i can feel the particles hopping in and out of different dimensions. 

When considering how to “waste” my time, or rather redirect my energy for some moments from the critical tasks at hand, it is both relieving and rewarding to make art instead of wasting any time at all.

EH:  

funny how time isn’t linear, no? 

pipperipembo:

JAMES BLAKE - RETROGRADE

the latest and oh my greatest from my absolute favorite, james blake. i didn’t think i could fall in love more, but i just did. 

alternate time realities, clairvoyant women, crash landing from outer space…what does it mean?!

and the beat, oh the beat, always the beat with mr blake. melts me down to my soul. 

is this unreal? or very, very real?

dancing on the edge of unreal.