Friday, August 27, 2010

Greenpeace: Faces

Advertising Agency: AlmapBBDO, São Paulo, Brazil
Chief Creative Officer: Marcello Serpa
Executive Creative Director: Marcello Serpa
Creative Director: Luiz Sanches
Art Director: Ricardo d’Avila
Copywriter: Pernil


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Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Calm and happy nature 

Keep A Tranquil Mind

Remember in difficult times to
keep a tranquil mind, and in good times
to keep from becoming overjoyed,
my Dellius who is yet to die,

whether you live always in sadness
or on festal days in far-off field
reclining you take delight in a
famed vintage of Falernian wine.

Why do the tall pine and white poplar
love to unite their foliage in
inviting shade? Why does the rushing
water press on through its winding banks?

Bring wines and perfumes and the too-brief
flower that blooms on the lovely rose
while good fortune and our youth allow,
and the dark threads of the three Sisters.

You'll leave your boughten lands and your house
in the country, washed by the Tiber —
you'll leave them, and some heir will acquire
the wealth you piled high. And whether

you're rich and of ancient lineage
or you're poor and sleep beneath the stars,
in the end it makes no difference: for
pitiless Orcus will have your soul.

We are all gathered to the same place:
the lot of all is turned in the urn
of Fate, who will come forth and place us
in the skiff, for eternal exile.


*(Quintus Horatius Flaccus, Venusia, December 8, 65 BC – Rome, November 27, 8 BC, known in the English-speaking world as Horacewas the leading Roman lyric poet during the time of Augustus.)

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Monday, August 23, 2010

History of the Internet

MBA Online
Via: MBA Online

The internet has helped everyone around the world gather information much more quickly, especially students enrolled in online classes. It’s amazing to know people from anywhere in the globe can get an MBA online without having to live next to a physical institution. So in honor of the internet, we’ve created the following infographic highlighting the major events in internet history


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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Gods In Color: Painted Sculpture Of Classical Antiquity :: COLOURlovers

A recent touring exhibition is turning a long held common belief on its head. The common perception is that the great statues and buildings of ancient Greece and Rome were all pure unpainted stone or green tarnished bronze, but researchers have been arguing that this may not been what these classic monuments really looked like back in the era of their creation. That, in fact, these statue's were quite alive and vibrant, full of color.
Researchers believe, particalurly Vinzenz Brinkmann who has been doing this research for the past 25 years, that artists used mineral and organic based colors and after centuries of deterioration any trace of pigment leftover when discovered, would have been taken off during any cleaning processes done before being put on display, washing the historical art clear of its true colors.

The findings of this research completley changes the commonly held modern ideas of the ancient world, and the way we view modern sculpture and art today, much of which was based on those classical Greek and Roman styles.
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Image rights: Stiftung Archaeologie

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we were written in the stars !

αφωνος! πανεμορφο

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Disco 70s Inspiration

I just stumbled over a great Collection of 70s Disco/Funk vinyl covers ! So just for you designers, illustrators, photographers… some great inspiration…

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michael knapp

Michael Knapp is an avowed workaholic who occasionally dabbles in laziness. For years he teetered between a dismal career playing in rock bands or a sporatically paid career as a freelance illustrator. Through some strange twist of fate, he now pursues neither while working at Blue Sky Studios as the Art Director on the third Ice Age movie. Although somehow, his employment at Blue Sky led him to drawing comics. Go figure…

He previously worked as a designer on the animated films Robots, Ice Age: The Meltdown, Horton Hears A Who and spent a few months art directing the Academy Award nominated short No Time For Nuts. His work can be found in Spectrum 12 and 13 as well as the Society of Illustrators Annuals 48 and 49. He is also the book designer, co-producer and story contributor for the anthologies Out of Picture Volumes 1 and 2. He recently completed his work as the Art Director of Blue Sky’s fifth feature film Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs.

Current Projects:

• Forging ahead on one of the upcoming projects at Blue Sky

Film Credits:

Art Director – Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
Art Director – No Time For Nuts
Designer – Horton Hears A Who
Designer – Ice Age: The Meltdown
Designer – Robots
Additional Matte Paintings – Ice Age

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25 Spectacular Examples of Washed Up Photography

The power of the sea has many times shown its amazing strength by polishing the rocks and making the sand look like a blanket of shining diamonds reflecting the sun rays in a million colors.

The stormy nights and days that sweep over the surface of the ocean are able to bring to the shore a spectacular opportunity for creating amazing shots.

Washed up photography is the chance to make immortal a perspective over the beauty of what the waves are pushing from the depths of the wild waters on to the sandy shore that is ready to embrace them and make them shine inside a memorable shot.

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Wave Photography

Almost everyone loves the beauty of the sea and ocean waves are the most eye-catching and pleasing thing for everyone. Some photographers have attempted to capture the beauty as the waves roll and created these breath-taking images.


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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

8 Countries About to Go Underwater, Literally - Planet Green

We've all heard about the possibility that the Maldives could go underwater because of rising seas caused by climate change. But there are other nations facing the same risk.

Not that going underwater is the only form of danger: climate change is finding vulnerabilities in countries from Mexico to Russia, droughts in already-arid countries will grow worse, and the number of climate refugees worldwide is growing steadily.

Rainforests are threatened, disease is exacerbated, and hardest hit are poor populations and women around the world.

But, it's still probably fair to say that the greatest threat from climate change faces small island nations that could be washed underwater with just a slight rise in sea levels. Here's a look at a few of those nations.

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Saturday, August 14, 2010


    T S M L O + 1/500s . f/8.0 . ISO 200 . 18 mm
    ModelNIKON D80
    Lens18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
    Metering ModeMulti-segment
    Exposure ProgramManual
    FlashNo Flash
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    + IFD0
    + ExifIFD
    + InteropIFD
    + XMP-x
    + XMP-tiff
    + XMP-exif
    + XMP-xmp
    + XMP-aux
    + XMP-crs
    + Photoshop
    + ICC-header
    + ICC_Profile
    + ICC-view
    + ICC-meas
    + Composite


    I am trying to raise tuition funds for my final year of my graduate degree at Columbia University through a fundraiser raffle of my photographs.

    If you would like to own any of my photographs, this is your chance to! Every raffle ticket sold goes a long way :) If I can sell 1000 tickets, then I will be able to pay for my Fall semester this year.

    please help if you could!

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    Northern lights! (Aurora borealis)

    Last week's northern lights—which lasted a few days—were products of a large burst of plasma, or charged gas, from the sun known as a coronal mass ejection. A NASA orbiter called the Solar Dynamics Observatory saw last Sunday's eruption, which was aimed directly at Earth and sparked predictions of a shimmering sky show.

    Now it seems aurora fans may be in for another treat: A solar flare spotted Saturday by NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory was even more powerful than the previous eruption. Although this time the bulk of the plasma burst isn't aimed right at Earth, scientists say it could still trigger another round of colorful auroras.

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    Friday, August 13, 2010

    Thursday, August 12, 2010

    Paxoi & Antipaxoi

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    Paxi (Greek: Παξοί, pronounced Paksi in English ) is the name given to the smallest group of the Ionian Islands (the Heptanese). In Greek it is a plural form and it refers to a complex of islands, the largest of which are Paxos and Antipaxos (a smaller nearby island famous for its wine, and two of the finest sandy beaches in the Ionian Sea). In Greek mythologyPoseidoncreated the island by striking Corfu with his trident, so that he and wife Amphitrite could have some peace and quiet.

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    Friday, August 6, 2010

    ταξιδι στον Σαρωνικο

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    "Ποταμοῖς τοῖς αὐτοῖς ἐμβαίνομέν τε καὶ οὐκ ἐμβαίνομεν, εἶμέν τε καὶ οὐκ εἶμεν." "We both step and do not step in the same rivers. We are and are not." Heraclitus the Riddler

    Chinese Junk Boat

    Chinese Junk Boat, originally uploaded by Jim Boud.

    A junk is a Chinese sailing vessel design dating from ancient times and still in use today. Junks were developed during the Han Dynasty (206 BC–220 AD) and were used as ocean-going vessels as early as the 2nd century AD. They evolved in the later dynasties, and were built and used throughout Asia for extensive ocean voyages. They were found, and in lesser numbers are still found, throughout South-East Asia and India, but primarily in China, perhaps today most famously in Hong Kong. Also, found more broadly, is a growing number of modern recreational junk-rigged sailboats.

    Thursday, August 5, 2010

    The Brains of Storytellers And Their Listeners Actually Sync Up

    BrainYou may be talking and I may be listening, but our brains look strikingly similar.
    That’s the conclusion of a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week. After conducting brain scans of a woman telling a story off the cuff and then of 11 people listening to a recording of her, researchers Greg Stephens and Uri Hasson say they found that the same parts of the brains showed activation at the same time, suggesting a deep connection between talker and listener.
    Graduate student Lauren Silbert was the team’s storytelling guinea pig. She recounted tales of high school, like deciding whom to take to prom, while undergoing an fMRI scan.
    As Silbert spoke about her prom experience, the same areas lit up in her brain as in the brains of her listeners. In most brain regions, the activation pattern in the listeners’ brains came a few seconds after that seen in Silbert’s brain. But a few brain areas, including one in the frontal lobe, actually lit up before Silbert’s, perhaps representing listeners’ anticipating what she was going to say next, the team says [ScienceNOW].
    When the neuroscientists scanned the same listeners while they heard a story in Russian that they couldn’t understand, the coupling of brain regions didn’t show up.
    The study certainly comes with caveats: Its sample size is small, and scientists don’t know exactly what causes the synchronization, nor the exact function of the brain regions in question to any more specificity than “language.” But Stephens and Hasson argue that their findings speak to conceptual common ground people must meet to make conversation possible:
    “If I say, ‘Do you want a coffee?’ you say, ‘Yes please, two sugars.’ You don’t say, ‘Yes, please put two sugars in the cup of coffee that is between us,’” said Hasson. “You’re sharing the same lexical items, grammatical constructs and contextual framework. And this is happening not just abstractly, but literally in the brain” [].
    The findings leave neuroscientists with a host of directions in which they could go. Hasson says his team’s next step is to go beyond one talker and a bunch of listeners and actually study people engaged in dialogue.
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    Monday, August 2, 2010

    Float on by

    Tocuh the Sun

    The Sun

    Have you ever seen
    in your life
    more wonderful

    than the way the sun,
    every evening,
    relaxed and easy,
    floats toward the horizon

    and into the clouds or the hills,
    or the rumpled sea,
    and is gone--
    and how it slides again

    out of the blackness,
    every morning,
    on the other side of the world,
    like a red flower

    streaming upward on its heavenly oils,
    say, on a morning in early summer,
    at its perfect imperial distance--
    and have you ever felt for anything
    such wild love--
    do you think there is anywhere, in any language,
    a word billowing enough
    for the pleasure

    that fills you,
    as the sun
    reaches out,
    as it warms you

    as you stand there,
    or have you too
    turned from this world--

    or have you too
    gone crazy
    for power,
    for things?

    - Mary Oliver