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Posted on 14th Jul at 8:54 PM, with 3,987 notes

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likeafieldmouse:

Sarah Schönfeld - All You Can Feel

"Since the 1950s, we in the western world have increasingly come to understand our most intimate desires and experiences as the products of a so-called ‘chemical self’. We can explain moods, angers and diseases both physiological and psychological as an imbalance of substances in the body.

All of this, of course, takes place against the backdrop of a constantly shifting legal and political climate regarding the regulation of different types of mood-altering substances.

What do all these substances actually look like when their essence is visually depicted?

Schönfeld squeezed drops of various legal and illegal liquid drug mixtures onto negative film which had
already been exposed. Each drop altered the coating of the film.

Much like the effect of some of these substances on humans, this can be a lengthy process – sometimes one that can barely be stopped.

She then enlarged these negatives including the chemical reaction of the particular drug, to sizes of up to 160 x 200cm.”

1. Valium

2. Ketamine

3. Speed

4. Crystal Meth

5. Solian

6. Magic

7. Orphiril

8. Pharmaceutical Speed

9. Dopamine 

10. Cocaine

The literal negative effects of drugs (on negatives)

Posted on 9th Jul at 3:54 PM, with 3,918 notes
zoebalthus:

Generations - 1925 (c) Ogawa Gesshu
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zoebalthus:

Generations - 1925 (c) Ogawa Gesshu

Posted on 9th Jul at 3:21 PM, with 111 notes

seafarers-footsteps:

This flamboyant octopus and  cuttlefish virtually  communicates with a ‘psychedelic color language’.


Wave upon wave of bright yellow, white, brown and vermilion flashing neon-like on its burly body. Nature indeed performs its miracles in wondrous and mysterious way!

Flamboyant Cuttlefish. Species: Flamboyant Metasepia
Flamboyant Cuttlefish (This one: Metasepia Pfefferi)
Watch one of the world’s most fascinating creature performing a stunning dance of immediate self-enfoldment, color and surface texture change.

Cuttlefish, like squid, octopuses and nautiluses, are marine animals belonging to the Cephalopoda class. Studies indicate that cuttlefish are among the most intelligent invertebrate species. They hunt small shrimps in the daylight, changing its external appearance to that of a silt-covered stone before striking out.
The origin of the word cuttlefish can be found in the old English term cudele, derived from the Norwegian ‘koddi’ (testicle) and the Middle German ‘kudel’ (pouch), a literal description of the cephalopod’s shape. The Greco-Roman word ‘sepia’ described the cephalopod as a source of the unique brown pigment released from its siphon when alarmed.
   
The Late psychedelic researcher and ethnobotanist Terence McKenna had this to say about the amazing color-change ability of the cuttlefish:
Octopus: Greater blue-ringed. (Hapalochlaena lunulata)     “I believe that the totemic image for the future is the octopus. This is because the squids and octopi have perfected a form of communication that is both psychedelic and telepathic; a model for the human communications of the future.
In the not-too-distant future men and women may shed the monkey body to become virtual octopi swimming in a silicon sea.”

Posted on 4th Jul at 2:01 AM, with 17,314 notes
"Whatever you now find weird, ugly, uncomfortable and nasty about a new medium will surely become its signature. CD distortion, the jitteriness of digital video, the crap sound of 8-bit - all of these will be cherished and emulated as soon as they can be avoided. It’s the sound of failure: so much modern art is the sound of things going out of control, of a medium pushing to its limits and breaking apart. The distorted guitar sound is the sound of something too loud for the medium supposed to carry it. The blues singer with the cracked voice is the sound of an emotional cry too powerful for the throat that releases it. The excitement of grainy film, of bleached-out black and white, is the excitement of witnessing events too momentous for the medium assigned to record them."
Brian Eno, A Year With Swollen Appendices
Posted on 4th Jul at 1:55 AM, with 101,569 notes
"I didn’t realize it, but the days came along one after another, and then two years were gone, and everything was gone, and I was gone."
F. Scott Fitzgerald. (via nobisjulia)
Posted on 4th Jul at 1:40 AM, with 16,311 notes

…and more power to them!

…more, and more. 

Posted on 3rd Jul at 3:12 AM, with 133 notes
"Eno is widely known for coining the term “ambient music,” and he produced a clutch of critically revered albums in the nineteen-seventies and eighties—by the Talking Heads, David Bowie, and U2, among others—but if I had to choose his greatest contribution to popular music it would be the idea that musicians do their best work when they have no idea what they’re doing. As he told Keyboard, in 1981, “Any constraint is part of the skeleton that you build the composition on—including your own incompetence.” The genius of Eno is in removing the idea of genius. His work is rooted in the power of collaboration within systems: instructions, rules, and self-imposed limits. His methods are a rebuke to the assumption that a project can be powered by one person’s intent, or that intent is even worth worrying about."
Posted on 30th Jun at 8:35 PM, with 516 notes

prostheticknowledge:

Digioxide

New tech art from vtol is a pollution sensor that converts the results into digital art - video embedded below:

This project aims to raise public awareness of the environmental pollution by artistic means.
Digioxide is a portable wireless device equipped with sensors of air pollution gases and dust particles that is connected to computer via bluetooth. This allows a person with digioxide to freely move around a city, seek out ecologically problematic places and turn their data into digital artworks. 

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Posted on 30th Jun at 2:32 PM, with 322 notes

micro-universe:

A new animation of a familiar subject; zooming in on the diatom Thalassiosira Rotula with an electron microscope.  Image credit; James Tyrwhitt-Drake/ UVic AMF

Oh God!@ 

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