Jon Stewart is back from vacation, and he’s not wasting any time going after one of his favorite targets: Fox News.
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Let me tell you a story: I was an angry punk teenager. Not violent, but I did a shitton of…
With less than 4,000 left in the wild, tigers are in real danger of extinction. You can make a difference in saving tigers.
- Share your love of tigers and spread the word about the threats they face.
- Do not purchase products that put tigers at risk and encourage others not to, either.
- Support programs like the San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy that fund conservation work to help save tigers.
World’s oldest animation
You are looking at a GIF of a phenakistiscope, a 19th-century revolving paper disk imprinted with a series of drawings, which was spun so as to produce a moving image. The device was invented around 1840 by Joseph Plateau and it is the world’s oldest animation. The disk above is one of the oldest to survive and it shows the remarkable resemblance to our modern GIF: they both create motion where there is none. It is simply mesmerizing.
Note: as one follower noted, there are older animation-like devices. Greek vases from Antiquity hold sequential images; when spun, they show a running person. Read more about this “precursor to animation” here. The vase would make for a great GIF, if the museum lets you!
Here’s an awesome icy creation to help those of us in the northern hemisphere take our minds off the heat of the summer. French designer Arturo Erbsman created these beautiful Polar Light ice chandeliers. Designed to be hung from tree branches in winter, they’re composed of metal frames covered in soft white woven fishnet that catches precipitation.
"At dawn, when the morning dew deposits micro droplets on the surface, it gradually freezes and turn into stalactites. Over course of the day, the structure stiffens coated with ice.
At nightfall, it glows as rays pass through the ice, thus highlighting the beauty and delicacy of crystallization of water. This ephemeral work of nature exudes a timeless boreal light.”
Visit Arturo Erbsman’s website to learn more about this enchanting project.
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