mizonia:

“I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in life. And I am horribly limited.” ― Sylvia Plath

mizonia:

“I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in life. And I am horribly limited.” 
― Sylvia Plath

rudygodinez:

Unidentified Photographer, Thrombocyte (Blood Platelet), (1955)

rudygodinez:

Unidentified Photographer, Thrombocyte (Blood Platelet), (1955)

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gacougnol:

George Richmond HoxieUpward Spiral c. 1950

gacougnol:

George Richmond Hoxie
Upward Spiral
c. 1950

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thats-the-way-it-was:

February 21, 1922: U.S. Army Airship “Roma” crashes in Norfolk, Virginia killing 34 men. It was the greatest disaster in American aeronautics at the time and was the last U.S. airship to be filled with hydrogen.
http://hamptonroads.com/2010/06/roma-airship-disaster-over-norfolk
Photo: Repairmen inspecting interior of Airship Roma, 1921 (U.S. Air Force)

thats-the-way-it-was:

February 21, 1922: U.S. Army Airship “Roma” crashes in Norfolk, Virginia killing 34 men. It was the greatest disaster in American aeronautics at the time and was the last U.S. airship to be filled with hydrogen.

http://hamptonroads.com/2010/06/roma-airship-disaster-over-norfolk

Photo: Repairmen inspecting interior of Airship Roma, 1921 (U.S. Air Force)

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fuckyeahphotographics:

The Underground Mosque, known as Sumur Gumuling”, in Yogyakarta, Indonesia was built upon a circular well in 1750. The building is totally underground, surrounding the well (sumur). Four stairways above the well meets at the center, forming a small stage and a fifth staircase leads to the upper second floor. These stairways symbolizes the Five Islamic Principles, the highest staircase referring to the pilgrimage to Mecca for Muslims. The Imam would stand on the small stage formed by the set of stairways, taking advantage of the excellent acoustics of the circular building to deliver his sermon. The mosque is part of the greater complex of Taman Sari, where underground tunnels link to the Royal Palace, the Water Castle, a pleasure bath complex for the Sultan, his family and concubines and to the South Java Sea. Many of the tunnels are closed for safety reasons. Much restoration work need to be done in this Complex before it can be officially be listed as an UNESCO Heritage Site.

fuckyeahphotographics:

The Underground Mosque, known as Sumur Gumuling”, in Yogyakarta, Indonesia was built upon a circular well in 1750. The building is totally underground, surrounding the well (sumur). 
Four stairways above the well meets at the center, forming a small stage and a fifth staircase leads to the upper second floor. These stairways symbolizes the Five Islamic Principles, the highest staircase referring to the pilgrimage to Mecca for Muslims. 
The Imam would stand on the small stage formed by the set of stairways, taking advantage of the excellent acoustics of the circular building to deliver his sermon. 
The mosque is part of the greater complex of Taman Sari, where underground tunnels link to the Royal Palace, the Water Castle, a pleasure bath complex for the Sultan, his family and concubines and to the South Java Sea. Many of the tunnels are closed for safety reasons. 
Much restoration work need to be done in this Complex before it can be officially be listed as an UNESCO Heritage Site.

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rudygodinez:

Unknown Photographer, Trinity Test, Alamogordo, New Mexico, Mushroom Cloud after 10 Seconds, (1945)

rudygodinez:

Unknown Photographer, Trinity Test, Alamogordo, New Mexico, Mushroom Cloud after 10 Seconds, (1945)

chaosophia218:

Robert Fludd -  Utriusque Cosmi Maioris Scilicet et Minoris Metaphysica, 1617

Reblogged from Mental Alchemy
gettingthefear:

Chorazos Cult, Loch Tay, Perthshire, Scotland, 1971

gettingthefear:

Chorazos Cult, Loch Tay, Perthshire, Scotland, 1971

Reblogged from samurai
djoxfutura:

Sankai Juku at Stonehenge

djoxfutura:

Sankai Juku at Stonehenge

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This image is an overhead shop of a funnel being vibrated at a given frequency. The white spots in it are of clumps of sand particles, which climb up the walls of the funnel under sufficient acoustic energy. If the energy is lowered the sands falls. An equilibrium can be reached in which the sand cycles up and down the walls.

This image is an overhead shop of a funnel being vibrated at a given frequency. The white spots in it are of clumps of sand particles, which climb up the walls of the funnel under sufficient acoustic energy. If the energy is lowered the sands falls. An equilibrium can be reached in which the sand cycles up and down the walls.

exhaustedscreen:

Andy Warhol, Empire, 1964.
'…what is the real relation of a film like Empire to the working day whose duration it adopts? A utopian alternative that shadows work-time only to supplant and overthrow it, an incitement to the wasteful, luxuriant pleasures of the idle spectator; or a temporal mimicry that points rather to the desire to approximate the character of work in its monotony and boredom? Few, after all, would describe sitting through Empire as a pleasure, idle or not. Alienating its spectators and emphasising the absurd, thing-like impassivity of its performers, this cinema might be seen to encode the experience of labour as presented in anti-capitalist critique - though whether such depiction is always straightforwardly critical, whether it does not betray perverse forms of investment, is itself a moot point. Alternatively, this cinema’s very emphasis on non-activity, its embrace of chance occurrence and its unmotivated excesses of duration might be seen to challenge work as calculated, purposeful activity and efficiently deployed time.’
- Jonathan L. Owen, ‘The Migrations of Factory Style’, in Ewa Mazierska, ed., Work in Cinema: Labour and the Human Condition, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, p.230.

exhaustedscreen:

Andy Warhol, Empire, 1964.

'…what is the real relation of a film like Empire to the working day whose duration it adopts? A utopian alternative that shadows work-time only to supplant and overthrow it, an incitement to the wasteful, luxuriant pleasures of the idle spectator; or a temporal mimicry that points rather to the desire to approximate the character of work in its monotony and boredom? Few, after all, would describe sitting through Empire as a pleasure, idle or not. Alienating its spectators and emphasising the absurd, thing-like impassivity of its performers, this cinema might be seen to encode the experience of labour as presented in anti-capitalist critique - though whether such depiction is always straightforwardly critical, whether it does not betray perverse forms of investment, is itself a moot point. Alternatively, this cinema’s very emphasis on non-activity, its embrace of chance occurrence and its unmotivated excesses of duration might be seen to challenge work as calculated, purposeful activity and efficiently deployed time.’

- Jonathan L. Owen, ‘The Migrations of Factory Style’, in Ewa Mazierska, ed., Work in Cinema: Labour and the Human Condition, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, p.230.

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nitratediva:

A heart in a jar from Dwain Esper’s Maniac (1934), one of the worst and weirdest movies ever made. I just published a post about this early exploitation flick.

nitratediva:

A heart in a jar from Dwain Esper’s Maniac (1934), one of the worst and weirdest movies ever made. I just published a post about this early exploitation flick.

Reblogged from The Man in the Bottle
transoptic:

Vija Celmins, Jupiter Moon - Constellation. 1983

transoptic:

Vija Celmins, Jupiter Moon - Constellation. 1983

Reblogged from TRANSOPTIC
miss-catastrofes-naturales:

Man Ray 
Self-portrait (Space Writing) 1935

miss-catastrofes-naturales:

Man Ray 

Self-portrait (Space Writing) 1935

thatsbutterbaby:

Necklace | Alexander Calder. 1945. Silver and Steel Wire

thatsbutterbaby:

Necklace | Alexander Calder. 1945. Silver and Steel Wire

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