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prostheticknowledge:

RIP Eleanor Kent

San Francisco artist who was an early explorer incorporating computing and technology in artistic practice. From SFGate:

Eleanor Kent, one of the early Bay Area artists to pioneer new technology as an art form, died of lung disease in her San Francisco home on July 17. She was 83.

… Ms. Kent started painting and drawing seriously in the mid-1950s after getting a bachelor’s degree in English at Harvard University. When color copiers appeared in the ’70s, she lugged a 1,000-pound Xerox machine to the top floor of her Noe Valley Victorian and began painting on fabric and T-shirts and using the color copier to create prints of poppies, lace, shells, bones and eggs.

Throughout the ’80s, she collaborated with early Silicon Valley tech companies to influence and test-drive their new design tools, such as Apple’s graphic tablets and Vectronic’s Koala Pad.

She taught herself to program in BASIC computer code on her first Apple IIe and printed pictures in dot matrix that she transformed into Cibachrome prints. The large pixels of her prints reminded her of stitches, so Ms. Kent started knitting fractals, Koch curves, Pascal’s triangles and other mathematical images into body jewelry using electro-luminescent wire, which surrounds the wearer with light.

“My mom did things other artists simply didn’t do,” said her son,
James Schermerhorn IV
.

More at SFGate here

Eleanor Kent also had a website featuring her work, which you can find here

11 hours ago on July 30th, 2014 |J |VIA -SOURCE

riotgrrll:

misconceptions of being british (x)

23 hours ago on July 29th, 2014 |J |VIA -SOURCE
khyan:

Awesome portrait by FlashyToons. Many thanks. 

khyan:

Awesome portrait by FlashyToons. Many thanks. 

23 hours ago on July 29th, 2014 |J |VIA -SOURCE

secret midnight message #2

fairytalesfor20somethings:

thesecretmidnightmessagesociety:

I’m trying to take notice of when my mind feels compelled to check the internet. I do a lot of writing and drawing, which require sustained focus, and my mind is always trying to interrupt me to “quickly check” something online.

I’ve noticed this happens whenever I’m having difficulty with what I’m doing. I can’t figure out how to draw something, so I want to check my email. Or I’m not feeling great sitting around with my friends, so I want to see if anyone liked my pictures on Instagram. Both of these make sense: I’m not feeling great about where I am, so I look for positive reinforcement elsewhere. (I don’t think that’s good, but I understand it).

But then I also noticed I want to check the internet when something is going well. I’m laughing with my family and then want to load up Facebook. What’s that about?

I think the internet has somehow become the thing I look to for whether I should feel good or bad about myself. Sure, I’m having a nice time with these people right here, but is everyone on the internet acknowledging how nice it is? Are all of my online friends thinking about me right now?

This does not seem to be the most reliable way to judge one’s self-worth.

So that’s the problem I’m trying to solve.

(Are there others who have experienced something like this? It will make me feel better about trying to figure this out if I know that there are others out there trying to do so too.)

as some of you know, I was posting secret messages here late at night and then deleting them before bed. I decided to start a tumblr of them: the secret midnight message society.

there are some things you can only say at night.

(i’ll hide this post before going to bed tonight, since it’s not related to fairy tales)

mmm. i feel this.

1 day ago on July 29th, 2014 |J |VIA -SOURCE
burdge:

victims of the 90’s

burdge:

victims of the 90’s

1 day ago on July 29th, 2014 |J |VIA -SOURCE
chotronette:

Dress by www.chotronette.com

Laurel, if you ever went a couple shades lighter than your usual wardrobe :)

chotronette:

Dress by www.chotronette.com

Laurel, if you ever went a couple shades lighter than your usual wardrobe :)

1 day ago on July 29th, 2014 |J |VIA -SOURCE

misstanwyck:

You never doubt Stanwyck’s authority as a pianist, and there is a good reason for this.
Miss Stanwyck was coached for playing the piano by Ania Dorfman. True to her desire for perfection, Stanwyck practiced two to three hours daily for about a month. At the end she herself could play the relevant pieces.
- Director Andre de Toth (The Other Love, 1947) 

1 day ago on July 29th, 2014 |J |VIA -SOURCE
Who are you: I'm Josh. Whats your favorite color: Decadent Red Favorite musical: Its kind of a four way toss up between The Lion King, Les Miserables, Phantom and Jesus Christ Superstar. Favorite ice cream flavor: Chocolate for sure. Do you have a cat: No but I know a cat and he is in love with me. Random fact about you: I work in a dingdang candy shop! Thank: Welc. (Bonus! Favorite Pizza topping: Pepperoni 2)


WOW HI JOSH WELCOME TO THE SQUAD

(pepperoni 2….tu….two…..too……)

1 day ago on July 29th, 2014 |J

Reblog with Your Desktop (no Cleaning)

alwaysdignity:

lonesome-billy:

franfrancisco:

stijnen:

voidwish:

wyattsalazar:

amphiaria:

ohcorny:

megasonger:

pocketabortions:

crimewave420:

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lmfao if your desktop isnt as clean as your soul like mine

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2 days ago on July 28th, 2014 |J |VIA -SOURCE

dear 98% of the people that follow me that dont talk to me

syupon:

tamaraldbrennan:

Who are you

Whats your favorite color

Favorite musical

Favorite ice cream flavor

Do you have a cat

Random fact about you

Thank

reblogging again bc I already got some from really cute people, but it makes me unreasonably happy to read these from you SO KEEP ON SENDING THEM

2 days ago on July 28th, 2014 |J |VIA -SOURCE
sirinthada:

Some recent fashion illustration work I did for Emmelle!

sirinthada:

Some recent fashion illustration work I did for Emmelle!

2 days ago on July 28th, 2014 |J |VIA -SOURCE
4,470,678 plays

jarexz:

loveatitsfinest:

bestrooftalkever:

party-wok:

julierthanyou:

clambistro:

Ahh, it’s back

i have disproportionately strong feelings about this.

every time i say “nah i’m not gonna watch it again.” BUT I STILL DO EVERY TIME.

YEAUGH

the comments are painfully accurate. 

the freeze-frame makes it even more incredible

em is this u???

2 days ago on July 28th, 2014 |J |VIA -SOURCE

heatherm00ch:

I reblog this every time I see it. I just cant

[from Hark, A Vagrant!]

2 days ago on July 28th, 2014 |J |VIA -SOURCE
getyourspoons:

Do want me to order a pizza?

getyourspoons:

Do want me to order a pizza?

2 days ago on July 28th, 2014 |J |VIA -SOURCE
i-bang-bosendorfers:

into battle

i-bang-bosendorfers:

into battle

2 days ago on July 28th, 2014 |J |VIA -SOURCE