the art of bullshitting
Michelle Fok
@fokingaround
Collection of images/texts I like
the art of bullshitting
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1000scientists:

April Childers Suite Collection
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ucresearch:

Why are human faces so unique?
What’s in a face? The amazing variety of human faces — far greater than that of most other animals — is the result of evolutionary pressure to make each of us unique and easily recognizable, according to a new study out of UC Berkeley.
Behavioral ecologist Michael J. Sheehan explains that our highly visual social interactions are almost certainly the driver of this evolutionary trend. Many animals use smell or vocalization to identify individuals, making distinctive facial features unimportant, especially for animals that roam after dark, he said. But humans are different.
In the study, Sheehan and coauthor Michael Nachman asked, “Are traits such as distance between the eyes or width of the nose variable just by chance, or has there been evolutionary selection to be more variable than they would be otherwise; more distinctive and more unique?”
As predicted, the researchers found that facial traits are much more variable than other bodily traits, such as the length of the hand, and that facial traits are independent of other facial traits, unlike most body measures. People with longer arms, for example, typically have longer legs, while people with wider noses or widely spaced eyes don’t have longer noses. Both findings suggest that facial variation has been enhanced through evolution.
“Genetic variation tends to be weeded out by natural selection in the case of traits that are essential to survival,” Nachman said. “Here it is the opposite; selection is maintaining variation. All of this is consistent with the idea that there has been selection for variation to facilitate recognition of individuals.”
Human faces are so variable because we evolved to look unique →
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spaceexp:

Technology is rad
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saraandreasson:

Tracksuits, 2014Personal work
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vvolare:

Alice in Wonderland climbing wall - At the Illoiha fitness club the architecture studio Nendo designed this unusual two-story climbing wall to unify the space. Instead of usual rough climbing wall, they decided to use interior design elements like picture frames, mirrors, deer heads, bird cages and flower vases to create a challenging wall with hard-to-find holds and exceptional finger grips. 
vvolare:

Alice in Wonderland climbing wall - At the Illoiha fitness club the architecture studio Nendo designed this unusual two-story climbing wall to unify the space. Instead of usual rough climbing wall, they decided to use interior design elements like picture frames, mirrors, deer heads, bird cages and flower vases to create a challenging wall with hard-to-find holds and exceptional finger grips. 
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cosascool:

'Tropic (Tortuguero)' by  Ben Blatt Watercolor and Gouache on Paper
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artgoth:

Woman In Pool
2014
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eatsleepdraw:

Mx.Prieto
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jeanniephan:

Cauliflower of Duty for Precedent MagazineIllustration by Jeannie Phan
Another illustration for the Edible Witness section for a recipe by Sara Chan. I’ve always wanted to incorporate cauliflower in my own cooking (I’ve made a pasta sauce multiple times) but this soup looks nutritious and intriguing. 
jeanniephan:

Cauliflower of Duty for Precedent MagazineIllustration by Jeannie Phan
Another illustration for the Edible Witness section for a recipe by Sara Chan. I’ve always wanted to incorporate cauliflower in my own cooking (I’ve made a pasta sauce multiple times) but this soup looks nutritious and intriguing. 
jeanniephan:

Cauliflower of Duty for Precedent MagazineIllustration by Jeannie Phan
Another illustration for the Edible Witness section for a recipe by Sara Chan. I’ve always wanted to incorporate cauliflower in my own cooking (I’ve made a pasta sauce multiple times) but this soup looks nutritious and intriguing. 
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primary-yellow:

HENRI MATISSE
FACE-MASK, 1948
PRIMARY YELLOW
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amiagoodperson:

more segments
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aqqindex:

Alex Wall and OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture, The Pleasure of Architecture, 1983