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Reblogged from new work from your favourite dilettante
tsabe:

15 tired minutes in the mirror, but my makeup takes longer _

tsabe:

15 tired minutes in the mirror, but my makeup takes longer _

(Source: amusingabe)

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Reblogged from Once Upon a Town
onceuponatown:

San Francisco. Portsmouth Square, with the Hall of Justice in the Background, 1906.

onceuponatown:

San Francisco. Portsmouth Square, with the Hall of Justice in the Background, 1906.

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Reblogged from South Sudan
southsud:


Divine King of the Shilluk with lion’s mane headdress and forehead scars typical of his tribe. Near Fashoda, South Sudan.

Photograph by: Robert Caputo / Aurora Photos

southsud:

Divine King of the Shilluk with lion’s mane headdress and forehead scars typical of his tribe. Near Fashoda, South Sudan.

Photograph by: Robert Caputo / Aurora Photos

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prostheticknowledge:

Material Design Icons

Google have open-sourced a collection of interface icons which are part of their products and services:

Today, Google Design are open-sourcing 750 glyphs as part of the Material Design system icons pack. The system icons contain icons commonly used across different apps, such as icons used for media playback, communication, content editing, connectivity, and so on. They’re equally useful when building for the web, Android or iOS.

Should be useful for designers and developers (and probably abused by net artists).

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Reblogged from Black Bromance
negromodelo:

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Léon Bonnat, The Barber of Suez, 1876

negromodelo:

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Léon Bonnat, The Barber of Suez, 1876

(Source: cavetocanvas)

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Reblogged from The Post-Post-Modern
whatsaftermodern:

daddybangalter:

worst news of 2k14

Agreed, I just read an article on this earlier today. I thought the Jolly green giant cheered up the old Parisian plaza nicely. Read about it here. I bet Germans would have been ok with this piece of art.
Artist note: every one loves a butt joke- but they don’t like explaining to their kids why they suddenly stopped and giggled/flushed/reacted to this abstraction.

whatsaftermodern:

daddybangalter:

worst news of 2k14

Agreed, I just read an article on this earlier today. I thought the Jolly green giant cheered up the old Parisian plaza nicely. Read about it here. I bet Germans would have been ok with this piece of art.

Artist note: every one loves a butt joke- but they don’t like explaining to their kids why they suddenly stopped and giggled/flushed/reacted to this abstraction.

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whatsaftermodern:

Tree

Inflatable sculpture, 2014

Paul McCarthy

(photo sources: 1, 2

I’m glad the caption said, “tree.”  I thought it was a giant…

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awkwardsituationist:

boys from the majority dinka tribe of south sudan are seen in a wut, or cattle camp. a dinka boy will lavish endless care and affection on his animals, which he considers part of the family. he is named after his favored ox, his namesake ox, who will accompany him everywhere into adulthood in the hopes that he will mature with the same strength and beauty.

between november and april every year, the dinka move their vast herds to dry season cattle camps to take advantage of the rich grasslands on either side of the nile. despite the river running through south sudan, agriculture and fishing is negligible. cattle herding is the most important cultural and economic activity, with more than 80% in south sudan reliant on livestock for their livelihoods.

cattle generate nourishment, fuel, clothing, draught power for crop production, and cash for things such as grain and school fees. “they are stores of wealth which provide a sense of security [particularily during times of drought], prestige, social status and cultural value,” is how this report put it.

but calf mortality rates are as high as 50% - the un food and agricultural organization will spend two million vaccinating almost half of south sudan’s eleven million cattle this year - and tribal violence over cattle ownership is endemic as a consequence.

south sudan gained independence from the north in 2011 after 30 years of civil war, and pro south dinka farmers are in conflict with the cattle herding misseriya arab tribesmen who favor partition from the south. and a cattle raiding feud between rival ethnic groups has left hundreds of people dead and some 100,000 displaced in jonglei state since independence.

despite the importance of cattle, 98% of south sudan’s wealth is derived from oil, and fighting has broken out this month between rebels from ethnic minorities and a dinka dominated government that has siphoned off billions in oil revenues from china.

photos by angela fisher, goran tomasevic and francesco zizola

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Reblogged from Think Progress
think-progress:

'Dear White People' filmmaker Justin Simien talks blackface, interracial dating, and why white people touch afros.

Amen.
This is why the children of descendents of colonized and subjugated  peoples are so fucked up: mirroring a distorted view of who we are, where we’ve been and what we want.

think-progress:

'Dear White People' filmmaker Justin Simien talks blackface, interracial dating, and why white people touch afros.

Amen.

This is why the children of descendents of colonized and subjugated  peoples are so fucked up: mirroring a distorted view of who we are, where we’ve been and what we want.