"Airlock" by Bayou
airlock, cold shock of the feeling - like you’re hitting the ceiling
Nothing moves faster than the speed of light, unless it’s Cherenkov Radiation. As light travels through a medium (e.g. water, air, not-a-vacuum), it slows down. Then when a particle moves faster than the speed of light in this medium, it creates a sort of visible “sonic boom,” named Cherenkov Radiation.
The images above show nuclear reactors and the Cherenkov Radiation that the fluid around them emits.
From the annals of XKCD-What If?: What if I took a swim in a typical spent nuclear fuel pool?
"For the kinds of radiation coming off spent nuclear fuel, every 7 centimeters of water cuts the amount of radiation in half … outside the [danger zone], you could swim around as long as you wanted—the dose from the core would be less than the normal background dose you get walking around. In fact, as long as you were underwater, you would be shielded from most of that normal background dose. You may actually receive a lower dose of radiation treading water in a spent fuel pool than walking around on the street."
"Pressure" by The 1975 (FFFRRANNNO’s Birthday Sex Remix)
"The same Dr. Webb was on one occasion counsel for Peter Mulligan, who made an application before the Recorder of Dublin for a license for a public-house. The applicant was only twenty-five years of age, and the police objected on account of his youth.
‘He is very young for so responsible a position,’ quoth the Recorder.
Dr. Webb instantly rose to the occasion:
‘My lord,’ he said, ‘Alexander the Great at twenty-two years of age had–had crushed the Illyrians and razed the city of Thebes to the ground, had crossed the Hellespont at the head of his army, had conquered Darius with a force of a million in the defiles of Issus and brought the great Persian Empire under his sway. At twenty-three René Descartes evolved a new system of philosophy. At twenty-four Pitt was Prime Minister of the British Empire, on whose dominions the sun never sets. At twenty-four Napoleon overthrew the enemies of the Republic with a whiff of grape-shot in the streets of Paris, and is it now to be judicially decided that at twenty-five my client, Peter Mulligan, is too young to manage a public-house in Capel Street?’
The license was hurriedly granted.”
– Matthias M’Donnell Bodkin, Recollections of an Irish Judge, 1915 (via)
In the words of its designer, Comic Neue is, “perfect as a display face, for marking up comments, and writing passive aggressive office memos.”
"Haunted" by Maya Kern
"Your heart is beating / I can see it / I have never felt quite so betrayed."
The Kiss (2007/2010) by Maria Anwander
French kiss on wall, museum label
In 2010 Anwander went into the Museum of Modern Art and donated her piece, The Kiss, without permission. In her artist’s statement, Anwander writes: “Next to the invisible kiss I then fixed a fake label, which simulated the style of a regular MoMA caption.” Yet as art piece was the illicit donation of The Kiss, when Anwander writes that she affixed a “fake label” next to her invisible kiss, she was wrong. The label may be a counterfeit but, as it is part of the illicit kiss performance, the label is part of the art piece and thus authentic to it and “real.” So whether MoMA wanted to or not, it had an original Anwander piece as part of its collection for at least a day.
"No Rest For The Wicked" (Audio Only) by Lykke Li
Off her new album, I Never Learn, to be released May 5th.
My one heart hurt another
So only one life can’t be enough
Can you give me just another
For that one who got away
From Browser to Gallery (and Back): The Commodification of Net Art 1990-2011 by Jennifer Chan, MFA from Syracuse University
At 45-pages, it would be hard to find time to read Chan’s paper, except maybe during a lazy afternoon. Thank goodness then that she gave a presentation on her paper and to quickly look through each slide is probably almost as good as actually reading through her paper maybe.
Image via O Fluxo.
"Brain" by BANKS
"But it’s all the same / I could have foreseen / That you would act like you are / Oh so cool you seem / Blending with that scene / Wearing what you think is hard.
I can see you struggling / Boy, don’t hurt your brain / Thinking what you’re gonna say / Cause everything’s a game / Always trying to calculate / Trying to look smart / But not too smart to threaten anything they say”
"Social sharing is public and suggests that someone has not only read the content but is actively recommending it to other people."
Spoiler Alert: It turns out that the previously quoted statement is false. As for the article, it is an interesting read and with bolded section headings and diagrams, Haile undoubtedly intended to facilitate low read times by making its take-away message easily skim-able.