Tom Hiddleston ships Captain America and Sif [x]
So the source of Odin and Loki’s strife is that they’re on opposite sides of a bitter ship war.
Ok, yeah, I can get behind this ship.
Oh, this would be brilliant.
This is actually quite like mah homie Mahala’s Wonder Woman/Cap ship.
I met a traveller from way the hell off
who said: two gigantic, fucked-up rock legs
be out there in the middle of goddamn nowhere
right next to them covered in shit some kinda big face
looked pretty pissed & upset & whatnot
all damn covered in words
"yo ozymandias here, this my shit"
"better than your shit, get fucked buddy"
not much else tho, just sand
shitloads of sand all over the place
McKenzie Wark, “On Scrooge and His Art Collection: A Little Xmas Offering” (via occupiedterritories)
Pondering potlatch these days.
Meryl McMaster: In-Between Worlds
In-Between Worlds explores the mixing and transforming of bi-cultural identities - Aboriginal and Euro-Canadian (Scottish and Cree).
McMaster views her bicultural Aboriginal-European heritage as a synergistic strength rather than a struggle between opposing forces. Through working on this series, McMaster transformed the way she views the past, creating a new narrative that comments on her personal heritage and its relation to a larger, shared cultural history that is inextricable from the land. Colourful self-portraits insert the artist’s body into visual spaces that reflect both the inspiration that she felt during her time alone in nature and the sense of being between two worlds. The images depict McMaster posed with evocative sculptures and sculptural garments, which she constructed to serve as talismans that incorporate her bicultural heritage through collage.
This series addresses the idea of liminality, of being betwixt and between cultural identities and histories. In-Between Worlds is a sequence of moments that appear out of the ordinary and can be interpreted as being in a state of suspended belief.
Lots of smart people have written lots of defenses of selfies recently, though no one has really addressed what I think is one of the most interesting things: that people always caption a selfie as such while posting it online. No one ever posts a selfie without captioning it “selfie.”
Why? because if you just post a photo of yourself, there’s the risk you might look narcissistic. Saying “selfie” is a self-conscious/cutesy way to evade this. I think “selfie” (it’s from an Aussie messageboard, no? Like “barbie”?) caught on globally because it’s a cute little word that allows those of us who post photos of ourselves to subtly evade feelings of narcissism. Not like selfies are necessarily narcissistic, but people worry about that. That’s why they pre-emptively say “selfie.” It makes one’s photo of one’s own face look sort of cute and ridiculous, and not self-obsessed.
I’m really interested in the defense-of-selfies conversation because I am a non-selfie-taker. Not at all judging those of you who are: I enjoy seeing your faces, it gives me a person to picture when I read your life anecdotes (I’m very visual; all text turns into movies in my head, so if I don’t know what you look like I’ve probably cast a random actor as you), and it’s nice to know that if we ever arrange to meet IRL I’d know who to search for in the subway station. The urge is just completely foreign to me, so I like the insight into why others do it.
(Even when I go on vacation, I only take a few grudging photos of myself standing in front of things, because family/friends have been vocal about expecting it. When people go through my photos folder, what they tell me is that they get a strong sense of first person perspective — that they are seeing through my eyes.)
American Pavilion on fire at Montreal World’s Fair 1967 (Expo 67), designed by Richard Buckminster Fuller (a pioneer of geodesic structures, albeit geodesics were discovered by Walther Bauersfeld). The fire occurred in 1976. - Via
Wow I never knew this happened!