Somewhere Here and There
waitingforturnips:

Google is celebrating Diana Wynne Jones’s 80th today!

waitingforturnips:

Google is celebrating Diana Wynne Jones’s 80th today!

robot-scientist:

actual Science papers

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guldentusks:

a sketch i did recently for caroline of her pet rabbit miss sudie!

guldentusks:

a sketch i did recently for caroline of her pet rabbit miss sudie!

helpusgreatwarrior:

hallo

cinoh:

asylum-art:

The Rose de Jéricho (Anastatica hierochuntica) is a species of desert moss that has the amazing ability to ‘resurrect’ itself after bouts of extreme dehydration lasting months or even years. After just a few hours of exposure to moisture the plants burst to life, uncurling from a tight ball of dry leaves to a green flower-like shape. Videographer Sean Steininger shot this timelapse of several plants as he exposed them to water.

Watch  the video:

A time lapse of a Rose of Jericho . After being exposed to water, the plant turns from a dried tumbleweed to a green fern over the course of several hour.

bottleshark:

Experimenting with some new Manga Studio brushes! Wow, so excited about Dragon Age. So excited about a bald elf.
I bought the brushes from Frenden, and so far they’re awesome. 

bottleshark:

Experimenting with some new Manga Studio brushes! Wow, so excited about Dragon Age. So excited about a bald elf.

I bought the brushes from Frenden, and so far they’re awesome. 

“Do what you love” disguises the fact that being able to choose a career primarily for personal reward is a privilege, a sign of socioeconomic class. Even if a self-employed graphic designer had parents who could pay for art school and co-sign a lease for a slick Brooklyn apartment, she can bestow DWYL as career advice upon those covetous of her success.

If we believe that working as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur or a museum publicist or a think-tank acolyte is essential to being true to ourselves, what do we believe about the inner lives and hopes of those who clean hotel rooms and stock shelves at big-box stores? The answer is: nothing.

Do what you love, love what you do: An omnipresent mantra that’s bad for work and workers. (via bakcwadrs)

a couple of other quotes from the article i really like:

According to this way of thinking, labor is not something one does for compensation but is an act of love. If profit doesn’t happen to follow, presumably it is because the worker’s passion and determination were insufficient. Its real achievement is making workers believe their labor serves the self and not the marketplace

and

Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life! Before succumbing to the intoxicating warmth of that promise, it’s critical to ask, “Who, exactly, benefits from making work feel like nonwork?” “Why should workers feel as if they aren’t working when they are?” In masking the very exploitative mechanisms of labor that it fuels, DWYL is, in fact, the most perfect ideological tool of capitalism. If we acknowledged all of our work as work, we could set appropriate limits for it, demanding fair compensation and humane schedules that allow for family and leisure time.

(via mercy-misrule)