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September 17 2014, 05:24 PM

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the clock in the philosophy lounge stopped working at 4:20 yesterday

the clock in the philosophy lounge stopped working at 4:20 yesterday

September 17 2014, 05:14 PM

a relic of our times

a relic of our times

September 16 2014, 03:17 PM

radioactivemongoose:

gillian anderson growin up

goals: her aesthetic

September 16 2014, 01:05 PM

alphacentaurix:

11 Questions with the cast of A Streetcar Named Desire: Gillian Anderson

Can you describe your character in A Streetcar Named Desire?Vain, passionate, fantasist.
What are you usually doing 10 minutes before the show begins?Going over lines in monologues, specifically.
What is your favourite play (seen, read or worked on)?A Streetcar Named Desire.
What is your favourite midnight snack?Chocolate covered rice cakes.
What is your favourite word?Fuck.
What are you most passionate about?My kids and art in all its forms.
If you could be in a room full of any one thing, what would it be?Love.
If you could have been born in any era, which would it be and why?1910 – to witness all the revolutions and still be young enough to be a cool cat in the 1960s.
Favourite city?London.
What’s your favourite song?Creep by Radiohead / The Rolling Stones You Can’t Always Get What You Want.
If you could have a supernatural power which would you choose?Teleportation – to go backwards anywhere in time.

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alphacentaurix:

11 Questions with the cast of A Streetcar Named Desire: Gillian Anderson

Can you describe your character in A Streetcar Named Desire?
Vain, passionate, fantasist.

What are you usually doing 10 minutes before the show begins?
Going over lines in monologues, specifically.

What is your favourite play (seen, read or worked on)?
A Streetcar Named Desire.

What is your favourite midnight snack?
Chocolate covered rice cakes.

What is your favourite word?
Fuck.

What are you most passionate about?
My kids and art in all its forms.

If you could be in a room full of any one thing, what would it be?
Love.

If you could have been born in any era, which would it be and why?
1910 – to witness all the revolutions and still be young enough to be a cool cat in the 1960s.

Favourite city?
London.

What’s your favourite song?
Creep by Radiohead / The Rolling Stones You Can’t Always Get What You Want.

If you could have a supernatural power which would you choose?
Teleportation – to go backwards anywhere in time.

source

September 16 2014, 12:42 PM

kaijubrains:

prostheticknowledge:

Housefly With Designer Sunglasses
From 2006, an entry for a German science photography competition - via National Geographic:

An entry in a German science-photo competition, this image shows a fly sporting a set of “designer” lenses crafted and set in place with a cutting-edge laser technique. The glasses fit snuggly on the fly’s 0.08-inch-wide (2-millimeter-wide) head.
Manufacturing firm Micreon GmbH submitted the insect’s picture for the Bilder der Forschung (Photos of Science) 2005 competition. Selected images were on display last week in a Munich shopping center.
Micreon, based in Hannover, Germany, created the fly’s eyewear using ultrafast laser micro-machining. The firm notes on its Web site that the process can create objects with high precision at scales of less than a thousandth of a millimeter.

[Source]

Rad

kaijubrains:

prostheticknowledge:

Housefly With Designer Sunglasses

From 2006, an entry for a German science photography competition - via National Geographic:

An entry in a German science-photo competition, this image shows a fly sporting a set of “designer” lenses crafted and set in place with a cutting-edge laser technique. The glasses fit snuggly on the fly’s 0.08-inch-wide (2-millimeter-wide) head.

Manufacturing firm Micreon GmbH submitted the insect’s picture for the Bilder der Forschung (Photos of Science) 2005 competition. Selected images were on display last week in a Munich shopping center.

Micreon, based in Hannover, Germany, created the fly’s eyewear using ultrafast laser micro-machining. The firm notes on its Web site that the process can create objects with high precision at scales of less than a thousandth of a millimeter.

[Source]

Rad

September 16 2014, 12:07 PM

phoenixfloaz:

The Scully EffectOne of the most frustrating aspects of this scarcity is that we know just how significant an influence powerful female, scientist role models can have on young women.Perhaps the most prominent example of this power has come to be known as the “Scully Effect.” Named for Special Agent Dana Scully, the medical doctor and FBI agent who was one half of the investigative team on “The X-Files”, the Scully Effect accounts for the notable increase in women who pursued careers in science, medicine, and law enforcement as a result of living with Dana Scully over the nine years “The X-Files” ran on Fox.The show has been off the air for more than a decade. Yet the character of Dana Scully remains a powerful example of how a dynamic female character whose primary pursuit is science—not romantic relationships—can have a lasting impact on our culture.

— by Christopher Zumski Finke (x)

phoenixfloaz:

The Scully Effect

One of the most frustrating aspects of this scarcity is that we know just how significant an influence powerful female, scientist role models can have on young women.

Perhaps the most prominent example of this power has come to be known as the “Scully Effect.” Named for Special Agent Dana Scully, the medical doctor and FBI agent who was one half of the investigative team on “The X-Files”, the Scully Effect accounts for the notable increase in women who pursued careers in science, medicine, and law enforcement as a result of living with Dana Scully over the nine years “The X-Files” ran on Fox.

The show has been off the air for more than a decade. Yet the character of Dana Scully remains a powerful example of how a dynamic female character whose primary pursuit is science—not romantic relationships—can have a lasting impact on our culture.

— by Christopher Zumski Finke (x)