PULVIS ET UMBRA SUMUS {We are but dust and shadows}

The Young Shadowhunters of the New York Institute




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Nothing beats a snow pentagonal dodecahedron

I quit

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Amorphous Blobcats.

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Design Inspiration:

the sketchbook project
is a seriously cool idea, currently housed in the brooklyn art library on north 3rd street in williamsburg. to participate, entrants pay $25 to receive a sketchbook and a category under which their book will be categorized. once their book is completed, it will be among the thousands exhibited, touring the world. for the rest of us, a visit to the shop and a couple hours flipping through various artist’s insights can transport us between countries and minds.





Just let the enormity of what’s going on here slowly sink in.


Holy god.



Hort: Kubus Blue


Last night I got to sing with one of my good friends, THE miss Taylor Swift. 

My respect and admiration for her as an artist just shot through the roof while I was watching her go through 2hr set. Her voice sounded incredible, she played like a million different instruments, and she told great stories. That is easily my favorite thing about Taylor. Her storytelling. If you haven’t seen her show or never bought one of her albums, you’re seriously missing out. Of all the friends I have who play/write music, I’ve never seen anybody do it all with as much heart and grace as Taylor does. 

If you were at the show last night, thanks for singing along to “That’s What You Get”. Ya’ll made me feel very welcome!


Roman Opałka was a French-born Polish painter who painted numbers. In 196 he began painting a process of counting – from one to infinity. Starting in the top left-hand corner of the canvas and finishing in the bottom right-hand corner, the tiny numbers were painted in horizontal rows. As of July 2004, he had reached 5.5 million.

via Today and Tomorrow


typographic sculpture by richard j. evans

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A $1000 Genome by 2013?

It cost $3 billion to sequence the human genome at the end of the project in 2003. Now, with advancements in technology - especially semiconductors - that cost is approaching the magic number of $1000.

Ion Torrent is a company at the head of this cheap genome effort. They use a unique chip with over a million sensors on it to simultaneously read about 1.2 million DNA molecules base by base. Added together using computer programs, you can assemble a whole genome this way.

They wrote this week about how this technology works in the journal Nature. Using a thousand $99 chips they sequenced a complete genome. Whose genome? Intel founder Gordon Moore, who famously (and appropriately, in this case) observed that the number of transistors on computer chips was doubling every 2 years.

Think he ever saw this coming?

(via ScienceNOW)