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konczakowski gifs

|Artist on Tumblr.

GIFs can often feel like a visual vortex, an infinite loop of pixelated madness, sucking you closer and closer to your laptop’s screen. One artist is taking that sensation to its logical extreme, as his GIFs intentionally strive to suck viewers into a digital whirlpool, comprised of uncanny imagery such as ears, vegetables, and cat eyes. 

Polish artist Feliks Tomasz Konczakowski is a self-described “unpolished visual artist who probably comes from Mars.” His Tumblr is piled high with GIFs and images that can feel hypnotic (or nauseating), depending on how long you gaze into his Photoshopped abysses.

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Surreal & Conceptual Photography by DiggieVitt

Artist on Tumblr | Facebook | 500px | Flickr

A new selection of photographs both dark, poetic and surreal by Diggie Vitt, a young American photographer  uses her camera and masterful photo manipulation to create otherworldly scenes of strange beauty.

Now based in Los Angeles. We already talked about his work with “Flame and Gravity – 21 Photographs by Diggie Vitt“. Diggie Vitt has just completed a 365 Project, in which he created a new photograph a day during a whole year…

newsweek:

Kids are spending more time than ever in front of screens, and it may be inhibiting their ability to recognize emotions, according to new research out of the University of California, Los Angeles.

The study, published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior, found that sixth-graders who went five days without exposure to technology were significantly better at reading human emotions than kids who had regular access to phones, televisions, and computers.

The UCLA researchers studied two groups of sixth-graders from a Southern California public school. One group was sent to the Pali Institute, an outdoor education camp in Running Springs, Calif., where the kids had no access to electronic devices.

For the other group, it was life as usual. At the beginning and end of the 5-day study period, both groups of kids were shown images of nearly 50 faces and asked to identify the feelings being modeled.

Researchers found that the students who went to camp scored significantly higher when it came to reading facial emotions or other nonverbal cues than the students who continued to have access to their media devices.

"We were pleased to get an effect after five days," says Patricia Greenfield, a senior author of the study and a distinguished professor of psychology at UCLA. "We found that the kids who had been to camp without any screens but with lots of those opportunities and necessities for interacting with other people in person improved significantly more."

If the study were to be expanded, Greenfield says, she’d like to test the students at camp a third time – when they’ve been back at home with smartphones and tablets in their hands for five days.

Kids And Screen Time: What Does The Research Say? : NPR Ed : NPR

Take a break from your screens and be better improvisers / artists

(after you read this post and article, of course)

asylum-art:

Enchanting Ballpoint Pen Art by Ler huang

on Behance, Facebook

Taiwan based artist Ler Huang creates these experimental drawings with just using a ballpoint pen. Her drawing mainly focuses on fashion illustrations, and female models. The main part of her art is transitions in subjects and geometry usage in her compositions. The illustrated figures look very realistic and I like how she layers the characters by using different colors. Check out the Ler Huang’s outstanding artwork.

 

jennnrobtravelblog:

July 30, 2013
G’day Bruce!Hello Bruce!Where’s Bruce?He’s not here Bruce!no, I didn’t buy this hat, but I did sing along:
Immanuel Kant was a real pissantWho was very rarely stable.Heidegger, Heidegger was a boozy beggarWho could think you under the table.David Hume could out-consumeSchopenhauer and Hegel,And Wittgenstein was a beery swineWho was just as schloshed as Schlegel.There’s nothing Nietzsche couldn’t teach ya’'Bout the raising of the wrist.Socrates himself was permanently pissed….John Stuart Mill, of his own free will,On half a pint of shandy was particularly ill.Plato, they say, could stick it away;Half a crate of whiskey every day.Aristotle, Aristotle was a bugger for the bottle,Hobbes was fond of his dram,And Rene Descartes was a drunken fart: “I drink, therefore I am”Yes, Socrates, himself, is particularly missed;A lovely little thinker but a bugger when he’s pissed! 
Jenn didn’t know that song, which amazed me, but then we were even when we saw an actual Kookaburra and I didn’t know THIS song:
Kookaburra sits on the old gum tree,Merry merry king of the bush is he.Laugh, Kookaburra, laugh, Kookaburra,Gay your life must be!
Kookaburra sits in the old gum treeEating all the gumdrops he can seeStop, Kookaburra, Stop, KookaburraLeave some there for me.
Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree,Counting all the monkeys he can seeStop, Kookaburra, Stop, Kookaburra,That’s no monkey, that’s me.
Katoomba sunset
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jennnrobtravelblog:

July 30, 2013
G’day Bruce!Hello Bruce!Where’s Bruce?He’s not here Bruce!no, I didn’t buy this hat, but I did sing along:
Immanuel Kant was a real pissantWho was very rarely stable.Heidegger, Heidegger was a boozy beggarWho could think you under the table.David Hume could out-consumeSchopenhauer and Hegel,And Wittgenstein was a beery swineWho was just as schloshed as Schlegel.There’s nothing Nietzsche couldn’t teach ya’'Bout the raising of the wrist.Socrates himself was permanently pissed….John Stuart Mill, of his own free will,On half a pint of shandy was particularly ill.Plato, they say, could stick it away;Half a crate of whiskey every day.Aristotle, Aristotle was a bugger for the bottle,Hobbes was fond of his dram,And Rene Descartes was a drunken fart: “I drink, therefore I am”Yes, Socrates, himself, is particularly missed;A lovely little thinker but a bugger when he’s pissed! 
Jenn didn’t know that song, which amazed me, but then we were even when we saw an actual Kookaburra and I didn’t know THIS song:
Kookaburra sits on the old gum tree,Merry merry king of the bush is he.Laugh, Kookaburra, laugh, Kookaburra,Gay your life must be!
Kookaburra sits in the old gum treeEating all the gumdrops he can seeStop, Kookaburra, Stop, KookaburraLeave some there for me.
Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree,Counting all the monkeys he can seeStop, Kookaburra, Stop, Kookaburra,That’s no monkey, that’s me.
Katoomba sunset
Zoom Info
jennnrobtravelblog:

July 30, 2013
G’day Bruce!Hello Bruce!Where’s Bruce?He’s not here Bruce!no, I didn’t buy this hat, but I did sing along:
Immanuel Kant was a real pissantWho was very rarely stable.Heidegger, Heidegger was a boozy beggarWho could think you under the table.David Hume could out-consumeSchopenhauer and Hegel,And Wittgenstein was a beery swineWho was just as schloshed as Schlegel.There’s nothing Nietzsche couldn’t teach ya’'Bout the raising of the wrist.Socrates himself was permanently pissed….John Stuart Mill, of his own free will,On half a pint of shandy was particularly ill.Plato, they say, could stick it away;Half a crate of whiskey every day.Aristotle, Aristotle was a bugger for the bottle,Hobbes was fond of his dram,And Rene Descartes was a drunken fart: “I drink, therefore I am”Yes, Socrates, himself, is particularly missed;A lovely little thinker but a bugger when he’s pissed! 
Jenn didn’t know that song, which amazed me, but then we were even when we saw an actual Kookaburra and I didn’t know THIS song:
Kookaburra sits on the old gum tree,Merry merry king of the bush is he.Laugh, Kookaburra, laugh, Kookaburra,Gay your life must be!
Kookaburra sits in the old gum treeEating all the gumdrops he can seeStop, Kookaburra, Stop, KookaburraLeave some there for me.
Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree,Counting all the monkeys he can seeStop, Kookaburra, Stop, Kookaburra,That’s no monkey, that’s me.
Katoomba sunset
Zoom Info
jennnrobtravelblog:

July 30, 2013
G’day Bruce!Hello Bruce!Where’s Bruce?He’s not here Bruce!no, I didn’t buy this hat, but I did sing along:
Immanuel Kant was a real pissantWho was very rarely stable.Heidegger, Heidegger was a boozy beggarWho could think you under the table.David Hume could out-consumeSchopenhauer and Hegel,And Wittgenstein was a beery swineWho was just as schloshed as Schlegel.There’s nothing Nietzsche couldn’t teach ya’'Bout the raising of the wrist.Socrates himself was permanently pissed….John Stuart Mill, of his own free will,On half a pint of shandy was particularly ill.Plato, they say, could stick it away;Half a crate of whiskey every day.Aristotle, Aristotle was a bugger for the bottle,Hobbes was fond of his dram,And Rene Descartes was a drunken fart: “I drink, therefore I am”Yes, Socrates, himself, is particularly missed;A lovely little thinker but a bugger when he’s pissed! 
Jenn didn’t know that song, which amazed me, but then we were even when we saw an actual Kookaburra and I didn’t know THIS song:
Kookaburra sits on the old gum tree,Merry merry king of the bush is he.Laugh, Kookaburra, laugh, Kookaburra,Gay your life must be!
Kookaburra sits in the old gum treeEating all the gumdrops he can seeStop, Kookaburra, Stop, KookaburraLeave some there for me.
Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree,Counting all the monkeys he can seeStop, Kookaburra, Stop, Kookaburra,That’s no monkey, that’s me.
Katoomba sunset
Zoom Info

jennnrobtravelblog:

July 30, 2013

G’day Bruce!
Hello Bruce!
Where’s Bruce?
He’s not here Bruce!
no, I didn’t buy this hat, but I did sing along:

Immanuel Kant was a real pissant
Who was very rarely stable.
Heidegger, Heidegger was a boozy beggar
Who could think you under the table.
David Hume could out-consume
Schopenhauer and Hegel,
And Wittgenstein was a beery swine
Who was just as schloshed as Schlegel.
There’s nothing Nietzsche couldn’t teach ya’
'Bout the raising of the wrist.
Socrates himself was permanently pissed….
John Stuart Mill, of his own free will,
On half a pint of shandy was particularly ill.
Plato, they say, could stick it away;
Half a crate of whiskey every day.
Aristotle, Aristotle was a bugger for the bottle,
Hobbes was fond of his dram,
And Rene Descartes was a drunken fart: “I drink, therefore I am”
Yes, Socrates, himself, is particularly missed;
A lovely little thinker but a bugger when he’s pissed!

Jenn didn’t know that song, which amazed me,
but then we were even when we saw an actual Kookaburra and I didn’t know THIS song:

Kookaburra sits on the old gum tree,
Merry merry king of the bush is he.
Laugh, Kookaburra, laugh, Kookaburra,
Gay your life must be!

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree
Eating all the gumdrops he can see
Stop, Kookaburra, Stop, Kookaburra
Leave some there for me.

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree,
Counting all the monkeys he can see
Stop, Kookaburra, Stop, Kookaburra,
That’s no monkey, that’s me.

Katoomba sunset

jennnrobtravelblog:

July 29, 2013
Auckland to Sydney For those of you paying attention to this sort of thing, the flight from Auckland to Sydney is the exact length of that first Hobbit movie.
Katoomba/Blue Mountains
The “Blue Mountains” are actually a series of canyons, similar to The Grand Canyon, except totally covered in a eucalyptus forest and inhabited by flocks of white cockatoos.
This whole area caught fire shortly after we left (not our fault).
Turns out that these Blue Mountains are very similar geographically to the USA’s Badlands:
http://jennnrobtravelblog.tumblr.com/post/88382082561/2014-usa-road-trip-badlands-np-sd
Zoom Info
jennnrobtravelblog:

July 29, 2013
Auckland to Sydney For those of you paying attention to this sort of thing, the flight from Auckland to Sydney is the exact length of that first Hobbit movie.
Katoomba/Blue Mountains
The “Blue Mountains” are actually a series of canyons, similar to The Grand Canyon, except totally covered in a eucalyptus forest and inhabited by flocks of white cockatoos.
This whole area caught fire shortly after we left (not our fault).
Turns out that these Blue Mountains are very similar geographically to the USA’s Badlands:
http://jennnrobtravelblog.tumblr.com/post/88382082561/2014-usa-road-trip-badlands-np-sd
Zoom Info
jennnrobtravelblog:

July 29, 2013
Auckland to Sydney For those of you paying attention to this sort of thing, the flight from Auckland to Sydney is the exact length of that first Hobbit movie.
Katoomba/Blue Mountains
The “Blue Mountains” are actually a series of canyons, similar to The Grand Canyon, except totally covered in a eucalyptus forest and inhabited by flocks of white cockatoos.
This whole area caught fire shortly after we left (not our fault).
Turns out that these Blue Mountains are very similar geographically to the USA’s Badlands:
http://jennnrobtravelblog.tumblr.com/post/88382082561/2014-usa-road-trip-badlands-np-sd
Zoom Info
jennnrobtravelblog:

July 29, 2013
Auckland to Sydney For those of you paying attention to this sort of thing, the flight from Auckland to Sydney is the exact length of that first Hobbit movie.
Katoomba/Blue Mountains
The “Blue Mountains” are actually a series of canyons, similar to The Grand Canyon, except totally covered in a eucalyptus forest and inhabited by flocks of white cockatoos.
This whole area caught fire shortly after we left (not our fault).
Turns out that these Blue Mountains are very similar geographically to the USA’s Badlands:
http://jennnrobtravelblog.tumblr.com/post/88382082561/2014-usa-road-trip-badlands-np-sd
Zoom Info

jennnrobtravelblog:

July 29, 2013

Auckland to Sydney
For those of you paying attention to this sort of thing, the flight from Auckland to Sydney is the exact length of that first Hobbit movie.

Katoomba/Blue Mountains

The “Blue Mountains” are actually a series of canyons, similar to The Grand Canyon, except totally covered in a eucalyptus forest and inhabited by flocks of white cockatoos.

This whole area caught fire shortly after we left (not our fault).

Turns out that these Blue Mountains are very similar geographically to the USA’s Badlands:

http://jennnrobtravelblog.tumblr.com/post/88382082561/2014-usa-road-trip-badlands-np-sd

jennnrobtravelblog:

Boxing Kangaroos

Blackbutt Reserve

You are correct, this is not USA! USA! road trip 2014!Turns out we still had posts lined up from Australia 2013.  Take a look at those for a few days and we’ll be back to this year’s trip through our own country!

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