visual design

Prettimaid tints may try their taunts


{ Women Who Dye Their (Armpit) Hair | NY Times | Photo by Ruth Fremson }

‘Sweet is the god but still I am in agony and far from my strength.’ –Sappho



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Fame means millions of people have the wrong idea of who you are


The McCollough effect is a phenomenon of human visual perception in which colorless gratings appear colored contingent on the orientation of the gratings. It is an aftereffect requiring a period of induction to produce it. For example, if someone alternately looks at a red horizontal grating and a green vertical grating for a few minutes, a black-and-white horizontal grating will then look greenish and a black-and-white vertical grating will then look pinkish. The effect is remarkable for often lasting an hour or more, and in some cases after prolonged exposure to the grids, the effect can last up to three and a half months

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‘When I look at things, I always see the space they occupy. I always want the space to reappear, to make a comeback, because it’s lost space when there’s something in it.’ –Warhol


Of the total materials that flow through the U.S.’s production and distribution processes every day, 99% will be waste within six months. Half of the food produced in the U.S. is thrown out, two thirds of that before it even reaches the point of consumption. In a real, material sense, capitalism doesn’t produce goods nearly so much as it produces trash.

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The Dunning-Kruger effect reveals that less-intelligent people are usually incredibly confident


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‘Brand ambassador grabbed my ass! Then found a QR code coupon for a butt firming cream there. Pulled muscle trying to scan it #sxsw’ —Tim Geoghegan


Only the whole is true


Monozygotic twins are considered being genetically identical, therefore they cannot be differentiated using standard forensic DNA testing. Here we describe how identification of extremely rare mutations by ultra-deep next generation sequencing can solve such cases. We sequenced DNA from sperm samples of two twins and from a blood sample of the child of one twin. Bioinformatics analysis revealed five single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) present in the twin father and the child, but not in the twin uncle.

Our results give experimental evidence for the hypothesis that rare mutations will occur early after the human blastocyst has split into two, the origin of twins, and that such mutations will be carried on into somatic tissue and the germline. The method provides a solution to solve paternity and forensic cases involving monozygotic twins as alleged fathers or originators of DNA traces.

{ FSI Genetics }

If we meet offline and you look nothing like your pics you’re buying me drinks until you do


{ Bert Stern, Vogue, April 1962 | Stella Artois ad, 2010 }

The rise of men who don’t work, and what they do instead



‘Tout le bonheur des hommes est dans l’imagination.’ —Sade




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Just boob it


In a series of 7 experiments we demonstrate that women perceive men to be more attractive and sexually desirable when seen on a red background and in red clothing. […] The influence of red appears to be specific to women’s romantic attraction to men: Red did not influence men’s perceptions of other men, nor did it influence women’s perceptions of men’s overall likability, agreeableness, or extraversion.

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‘What is good is easy to get, and what is terrible is easy to endure.’ –Epicurus


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