The Art of Wonder

A Brown University/Rhode Island School of Design Dual-Degree student (BRDD, 2017), artist, writer, scientist, and explorer of the world dedicated to finding Wondrous things. Art, design, science, literature and the connections between them. For my original artwork see http://arianamakesart.tumblr.com/

Apr 21
euo:

Truth will set your free but not until it is finished with you.David Foster Wallace  Mikko Kourinki

euo:

Truth will set your free but not until it is finished with you.
David Foster Wallace  
Mikko Kourinki

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“We are the words; we are the music; we are the thing itself.” from A Sketch Of The Past by Virginia Woolf (via shakespearewasaunicorn)

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“I feel so intensely the delights of shutting oneself up in a little world of one’s own, with pictures and music and everything beautiful.” Virginia Woolf, The Voyage Out (via lightfeathers-stiffboards)

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nearlya:

Adrian Piper. from Food for the Spirit, 1971. silver gelatin prints


theparisreview:

On that ever-mysterious rubric, “literary fiction”: “It was clever marketing by publishers to set certain contemporary fiction apart and declare it Literature—and therefore Important, Art, and somehow better than other writing … Jane Austen’s works are described as literary fiction. This is nonsense … Austen never for a moment imagined she was writing Literature. Posterity decided that—not her, not John Murray, not even her contemporary readership. She wrote fiction, to entertain and to make money.”
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theparisreview:

On that ever-mysterious rubric, “literary fiction”: “It was clever marketing by publishers to set certain contemporary fiction apart and declare it Literature—and therefore Important, Art, and somehow better than other writing … Jane Austen’s works are described as literary fiction. This is nonsense … Austen never for a moment imagined she was writing Literature. Posterity decided that—not her, not John Murray, not even her contemporary readership. She wrote fiction, to entertain and to make money.”

For more of this morning’s roundup, click here.



“I found myself with 15 years of Western painting and art history studies under my belt, but suddenly realized that my own autobiography was more important to me than the 400 years of Western painting history that I had learned. I urgently wanted to figure out a way to abandon that conceptual sphere and to find something concrete that mattered to me.” 2014 Biennial artist Jacolby Satterwhite (via blackcontemporaryart)

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policymic:

The UN calls America’s treatment of #homeless cruel, inhuman and degrading

"Cruel, inhuman and degrading." These are words you often associate with third-world countries, war zones or even off-the-book sites like Guantanamo Bay. You probably wouldn’t expect to hear those words applied to park benches, subway stations and empty stairwells in cities across America.
But that’s exactly what the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights argued in a recently released and damning periodic report on the state of human rights in the U.S. Though the report covered everything from the death penalty and gun violence to drones and rendition, the most eye-catching section was the UN’s condemnation of the criminalization of homelessness in the U.S, which “raises concerns of discrimination and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment”
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policymic:

The UN calls America’s treatment of #homeless cruel, inhuman and degrading

"Cruel, inhuman and degrading." These are words you often associate with third-world countries, war zones or even off-the-book sites like Guantanamo Bay. You probably wouldn’t expect to hear those words applied to park benches, subway stations and empty stairwells in cities across America.

But that’s exactly what the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights argued in a recently released and damning periodic report on the state of human rights in the U.S. Though the report covered everything from the death penalty and gun violence to drones and rendition, the most eye-catching section was the UN’s condemnation of the criminalization of homelessness in the U.S, which “raises concerns of discrimination and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment”

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2headedsnake:

Joris Kuipers

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Apr 20

snivellussnep:

thoughtkiller:

amischiefofmice:

a-fart-has-no-nose:

Can we please just all take a moment and think about how snails are the cUTEST FUCKING THING I HAVE EVER SEEN. HOLY SHIT.

march of the noot noots

I had pet snails for five years and I love them to dEATH

If I ever had an animal that lived quietly in a tank, it’d be a snail. An ARMY of snails. Pretty ones.

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Apr 16

nevver:

Plastic bag landscapes, Vilde J. Rolfsen

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Apr 15

likeafieldmouse:

Christo & Jeanne-Claude - Wrapped Coast (completed installation, construction & preparatory studies, 1968-9)


ourrisd:

In the middle of a dusty race track, Thor Oren 14 SC feverishly struggles to release the front wheel of his human-powered rover from the clutches of an unforgiving sandpit. But cranking on the pedals, he only sinks further into the trench. Eventually the lanky sculptor hops off his seat, yanks the vehicle onto solid ground and speeds away from the troublesome terrain as fast as he can. 

Oren and his peers were competing in the NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge (formerly known as the NASA Great Moonbuggy Race), a competition last Friday at the US Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL. More than 90 colleges from around the world entered their designs for a lightweight, two-person rover intended to race along a half-mile track meant to simulate Martian terrain – with plenty of rocks, craters and shifting sand. The challenge addresses the real mechanical problems NASA engineers face when preparing for actual exploration missions.

In preparation for the competition, the RISD team practically camped out in the ID Metal Shop over spring break, working nonstop with acetylene torches and soldering irons. They hammered out a series of iterations before constructing a steel-framed rover that weighs in at 45 kilograms (see top photo). “It’s incredibly light compared to other teams’ [vehicles],” notes Senior Critic Michael Lye 96 ID, who advised students on their entry. “We were really pleased with the efficiency of the design.”

In addition to keeping up a breakneck pace to prepare the vehicle for the competition, the venture was full of excitement. In one of the final laps of the race, the rover smashed into a large obstacle, which ended up damaging a wheel chain, along with its overall race times. But RISD students were thrilled to win the Crash and Burn Award, an accolade reserved for the team that recovers from the worst breakdown. 

“Students learned how to fix problems when they arise in a complicated mechanical system,” explains Lye. “That’s an invaluable experience.” 

Click here to watch a video of the Rover Challenge awards ceremony.

 


“I can sympathize with Ken Kesey who once said that he stopped writing because he was tired of being a seismograph—an instrument that measures rumblings from a great distance. He said he wanted to be a lightning rod.” Tom Wolfe (via theparisreview)