thewhitespace:

Jan Parker - Paintings of Witchcraft and Black Magic, 1971

via Monster Brains

nevver:

The New Yorker
newyorker:

Adam Gopnik looks at a new theory about the origins of symbolic communication in early humans:

“The larger point is plain, and bold: symbolic communication does not just, in the end and after millennia, produce social tolerance. It is, in its first instance and of its essence, a form of social tolerance—and depends on feminized humans telling the tough guys to calm down and take a number.”

Photograph via AP

newyorker:

Adam Gopnik looks at a new theory about the origins of symbolic communication in early humans:

“The larger point is plain, and bold: symbolic communication does not just, in the end and after millennia, produce social tolerance. It is, in its first instance and of its essence, a form of social tolerance—and depends on feminized humans telling the tough guys to calm down and take a number.”

Photograph via AP

theonlymagicleftisart:

So what’s the deal with #ART03?

So here’s the deal faithful followers. I’ve had to make a few changes to my Quarterly boxes. Instead of $50, they’re now $30. Because of the price cut I have decided to only focus on one artist per box. 

Since I’ve received quite a few requests to include my Polaroid photography in future shipments I’ve decided the next box will revolve around a beautiful hardcover 38 page Photo book of all of my most popular Polaroids I’ve shot. It will be designed and printed by our friends at Social Print Studio.

To be clear, I’ve never released any of my photos for sale anywhere before besides a physical show I had back in January 2012 in San Francisco.

If this is something you are interested in do not hesitate to get my next Quarterly box because there are limited quantities and it will sell out quick. 

There are two options. You can simply buy ONLY the next box. Or you may do a continuous subscription in which you will receive a different artist every 3 months.

Click here to secure your copy.

Also, one lucky subscriber will receive a free POLAROID CAMERA and a pack of IMPOSSIBLE FILM in addition to their subscription!

Here, Here and Here.

Next box ships out in August

PEER PRESSURE

dazeddigital:

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Dazed contributor, photographer Charlotte Wales, captures adolescent awkwardness for Carpark magazine's 'pressure points' issue.

shoppedtattoos:

#Johnnycash ⚡️#shoppedtattoos #cheyennerandall

shoppedtattoos:

#Johnnycash ⚡️#shoppedtattoos #cheyennerandall

cokexgod:

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letsdolaunch:

Thierry Cohen’s Darkened Cities

Celestial skyscrapers. Night sky can’t be seen over major cities due to light pollution. Cohen photographed cities and took special note of time, angle, latitude and longitude of the photographs.He followed the same stars and photographed them in more ideal locations, such as the Sahara Desert. 

nevver:

Sonic youth, Maria Rubinke

likeafieldmouse:

Joshua Dudley Greer - Point Pleasant (2009-12)

Artist’s statement:

"The West Virginia Ordnance Works (WVOW) was an explosives manufacturing facility constructed during World War II just outside Point Pleasant, West Virginia.

Occupying 8,000 acres along the eastern bank of the Ohio River, the WVOW was built specifically for the production and storage of trinitrotoluene (TNT).

At its peak, nearly 500,000 pounds of TNT were produced here each day and stored in a massive array of concrete igloos. The site was officially declared surplus and closed in 1945, after which time much of the land was deeded to the state of West Virginia for the creation of the McClintic State Wildlife Management Area.

A large system of ponds and wetlands was constructed as a habitat for waterfowl, migratory birds and other wildlife species. This area came to be known simply as T.N.T. and developed into a popular hangout for local youth, hunters and fishermen.

In the early 1980’s, EPA and state investigations revealed that the groundwater, soil and surface water of T.N.T. were heavily contaminated with explosive nitroaromatic compounds including TNT, trinitrobenzene, and dinitrotoluene, as well as arsenic, lead, beryllium and asbestos.

The site was placed on the EPA’s National Priority List in 1983 and extensive cleanup efforts began in 1991. While a large portion of the original facility has been remediated, many of the toxic and explosive contaminants were simply buried on site. The remnants of the WVOW facility survive as relics to our nation’s violent history, while the re-purposed landscape hides much of its true nature just beneath the surface.

The site that remains outside Point Pleasant is a haunting place of beauty, mystery and violence.

Using an 8x10 view camera, I am photographing the ruins of a once monumental military-industrial complex as it tangles with the surrounding landscape of forest, fields and swamp. While certain structures offer a glimpse of what has transpired on this site, many of my photographs refer indirectly to violence and environmental neglect through metaphor. The repetition of specific imagery is intended to create a labyrinth of sorts where certain motifs are experienced over and over. The interplay of visibility and invisibility that runs throughout these images alludes to the way in which we commonly misperceive both contamination and beauty through strictly visual means.”

1. Path S7 (Entrance)

2. TNT Storage Igloo N1-B

3. TNT Storage Igloos in Pond

4. Dead Deer

5.Buried Asbestos and Explosives Contamination

6. Interior, TNT Storage Igloo S4-A

7. Nests

8. Interior, TNT Storage Igloo S1-A

9. Mandible

10. Bullets

citylandscapes:

The shard in the fog
Source: simplebouy (reddit)

citylandscapes:

The shard in the fog

Source: simplebouy (reddit)

exploratorium:

November 2009, After Dark. Particle physicist Dr. Austin Richards — aka Dr. Megavolt — jousted with a high-voltage Tesla coil, which generated 200,000 volts of electricity and shot 14-foot-long arcs of lightning through the air. Photo by Amy Snyder © Exploratorium 

superdanger-us:

From ‘Weekly Wander vol. I' | South 18th st. Chicago, IL.