Awesome! Blackboards in Porn, or Do these mathematic formulas make any sense?
One example (on 1st image):
2x + 3 = 9
x = /2 [or 12?]
Mathematics - simple algebra.
The handwriting is large and generally clear, even though this class appears to only have one student in it, and he sits at the very front. It might be worth advising the student to have his eyes tested if he is unable to read smaller text at this distance. Remember that poor learning may be as a result of poor vision - the student might not even be aware that he has a problem. If the teacher does keep her handwriting that size she will have to get a bigger whiteboard when she starts doing quadratic equations. Finally, when writing algebraic equations, it is preferable to do a more cursive x for the unknown symbol, to avoid confusion with a multiplication sign.
Unfortunately, the answer is unclearly written - is it 2? 12? 1/2? Whichever of these it is meant to be, it is wrong. Here is the correct calculation:
2x + 3 = 9
Subtract 3 from both sides:
2x = 6
Divide both sides by 2:
x = 3
Given the differences in handwriting in the '2's though, it is possible that the teacher left the answer blank for the student to fill in, and is pointing for him to return to his desk. Either way, it is better to show one's working, so that if an error is made, but followed by correct calculations, the examiner may still give marks for the later parts of the answer, even if incorrect.
5/10 - could do better.
Jenny Odell makes collections of specific subjects found on Google Maps.
She says: In all of my prints, I collect things that I've cut out from Google Satellite View-- parking lots, silos, landflls, waste ponds. The view from a satellite is not a human one, nor is it one we were ever really meant to see. But it is precisely from this inhuman point of view that we are able to read our own humanity, in all of its tiny, reliably repetitive marks upon the face of the earth. From this view, the lines that make up basketball courts and the scattered blue rectangles of swimming pools become like hieroglyphs that read: people were here.
At the same time, like any photograph, satellite imagery is also immediately an image of the past. That is, to look at satellite imagery is to look not only down upon ourselves but back in time, even if only by a matter of hours or days. In recording the moment at which things as bizarre as water parks and racetracks covered the earth, the photograph also implies that moment's own passing, encoding each tiny structure with vulnerability and pre-emptive nostalgia. My desire to collect these pieces stems not only from the fascination of any collector but from a wish to save these low-resolution, sporadically-updated pixels--these strange pictures of ourselves--from time and the ephemerality of the internet.
These colorful maps trace the many meandering paths of the Mississippi river. The monumental collection was produced in 1944 by Harold N. Fisk, who drew in a rainbow of colors the path of past and current flows as the mighty river changed course and flooded over time.
Using animation, projections and her own moving shadow, Miwa Matreyek performs a gorgeous, meditative piece about inner and outer discovery. Take a quiet 10 minutes and dive in. With music from Anna Oxygen, Mirah, Caroline Lufkin and Mileece.
Watch it below
Today I have a very nice portfolio for you by illustrator Andrea Wan. Cool stuff.
Julia Furtmann has some wonderfull projects on her website Strawberrybrand. Amongst others there is Vogue A to Z a free typography project where fashion shoots are used to make the complete alphabet.
Autumn is here. And for those I-only-wanna-procratinate-moments you should browse the Book Cover Archive.
A must do retro fetish arcade game. Play First Person Tetris!
I recently bought an issue of Wolphin, a DVD magazine. It was a 'Best of' issue and this documentary was on the disc.
It's probably the best 25 minutes you should spend on watching/surfing the internet today!
it is about a heavy metal band formed by 10-yeard old kids. They're crap ofcourse, but they think they are good. And especially the dad (of the singer) is extremely... extreme. They are rehearsing for their first perormance for '2000' people. Only if they knew...
A must-watch! They are serious about it!
Great music video/documentary!
The author's statement:
"We just returned from Los Angeles shooting a documentary/ music video for Dutch indie band ‘TIKA’. We battled the crazy heat that kept this city in a ferm grip, and followed actor Carel Struycken (The Adams Family, Star Trek, Het Paard van Sinterklaas) on his voyage from ‘the best that civilisation has to offer’ to the wildest of nature, in the middle of Californian deserts, mountain ranges and lakes.
FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE is a documentary disguised as a music video. It’s a short documentary that is made as a music video for the Dutch indie band Tika, a combination of Moss and El Pino.
The film explores the increasing unease that many feel with modern society. We show this feeling through the eyes of ‘giant’ Carel Struycken, who rose to fame by playing iconic freaks in pop culture, like Lurch in the Adams Family and Mr. Homn in Star Trek.
The 63 year old actor has sharp observations on the way we live our lives and how we perceive one another. "
The experience of a minute is about time, how time is experienced en what time can be. Subjects are asked to sit in front of a camera and sit there for a minute. Not seeing or being told when the minute is over, they have to judge for themselves when it is over. When they feel that the time is past, a new person may sit.
This results in an abstract clock that does not show a real minute, but the subjective feeling of a minute.
Turnaround is an artistic project by Vincent Kohler focusing on the theme of the baseball bat.
It consists of a collection of thirty baseball bats, turned in different species of woods, each unique in form, and a book combining texts by various authors and photographs specially done on this subject.
The project has been implemented thanks to the cultural percentage allocated to the building of the Heerenschürli sports centre in Schwamendingen - Zurich, which includes the first ballpark in Switzerland that conforms to the game’s regulations.
Production: ville de Zürich - Amt für Hochbauten, Fachstelle Kunst und Bau. Crédits photo: Geoffrey Cottenceau
I already placed two more items about onlab and their summer school, just got an e-mail from them with this ( http://www.onlab.ch/?ids=2,-1,75,217 ) link with images of the terribly nice publication that just got released about as resulting publication. Have a look at all images by visiting their website.
Take a moment for this 'project'. It's not just another Daily Photograph project.
The 'Photo of the Day' website (link here) shows images taken by a man who captures his life in polaroid pictures from 1979 untill 1997. At first (from 1979 on) the photos start off casually; friends, family, joyfull moments. And the mysterious website reveals the life of the person's life bit by bit. He also takes photos of his film- and music projects (1980's). In the final years he photographs himself more often. And it is quite clear that he's very ill. The photos in the hospital, or the results from it, prove it. In his last days he asked his girlfriend to marry him. Two days later you see photos of the wedding. Only a few weeks later he will pass away.
Chirs Higgins did some research for his blogarticle about it and discovered that a close friend put the photos of the man, Jamie Livingston, online and made a exhibition about it. A tribute to the man and his eighteen year long Photo of the Day project.
Check out this very nice draw-it-yourself-with-a-balloon installation by Karina Smigla-Bobinski!
Scott Snibbe made the Biophilia iPad app for Bjork. He also makes a lot of other nice projects. Best thing to do is to check out his website and browse through all projects, blog and research posts. It makes me happy!
Just have a look at the posters and other illustrative work by Luke Drozd. It's amazing!
Space Saving Furniture is a great way to maximise a small room or surface with maximum potential. We are seeing more and more of these solutions, and there is a exponential growth in the manufacturing and availability of these objects.
With the massive growth of the population and availability of space, we need to start thinking creative, and this is a very nice way to do so.
Today is the last chance to contribute your work for the next O.K. Periodicals / Thriller issue.So if you have any work that feels related to the theme, visually or in words, feel free to submit.
We have a lot of awesome contributions and why should your work not be amongs them as well?
On the right side of this website is more info (click Submit)
'They' is a beautifully designed, one colour stencil-printed magazine. It features funny, interesting short texts by various writers.
What makes is also special is the use of images. Throughout the magazine the single coloured images (dark purple) intrigue in a beautiful way. Bits of the texts are projected over a woman; the same typography style in the images and graphic design makes it a whole. Which looks great!
It's a clear designed magazine, functional design, but I like it very much. This is one of those magazines you could come across at at the next O.K. Festival (or maybe we're going to use a new name as we might change the event in April 2012)
Get it here while it's hot!
Saaz in farsi has two meanings. It stands for (any) musical instrument, and also stands for the suffix "-maker". It is a result of a research about extending the virtual instrument onto the screen and furthermore into the hands of the performer. At the current state of the work, a gestural input unit is used to steer animated lines in a 2D space. The lines intersect and based on the dimensions and characteristics of each intersection point a sound is made. The result is an audiovisual performance, an improvisation on a set of algorithms where what you see is what you hear.
Got a cat? Got a scanner? The choice is clear.
We also rummage the interwebs searching for cats on scanners, if we posted your cat without your permission and you don't want it featured on this utterly adorable blog, please let us know and we'll oblige.
Shea Hembrey is a remarcable artist. He once invented a Biennal with 100 artists and 2 curators. Eventually people found out that he was both te curators and the 100 artists. Work presented here: Whirl, an installation filling up a gallery.
Folkert de Jong is a dutch artist who makes the most beautiful artworks using styrofoam and polyurethane. Can be seen at the Saatchi gallery for now. And had a big exhibition in the Groninger Museum last year. Very impressive and innovative. The beautiful colours and harsh subjects make it all the more interesting.
The Moon Life Concept Store creates its own futuristic world in which visitors can explore and test or experience the products and concepts that represent future human life in space.
The Moon Life Concept Store is a pop up shop and art exhibition which will travel around the world, with larger contribution by the Moon Academy. 20 international professionals architects, designers, fashion designers and musicians are personally invited to propose a contribution to Moon Life.
With designs from: Alicia Framis, Atelier van Lieshout, Edhv, Marina Toeters, Paula Ampuero etc.
The concept store opens its doors from 18 september to 15 october,
at the Nieuwezijde Voorburgwal in Amsterdam
The fullmoon symposium is 8 october, Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam
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