Trevor Paglen - They Watch the Moon (2010)

"This photograph depicts a classified ‘listening station’ deep in the forests of West Virginia.

The station is located at the center of the National Radio Quiet Zone, a region of approximately 34,000 square kilometers in West Virginia and parts of Maryland.

Within the Quiet Zone, radio transmissions are severely restricted: omnidirectional and high-powered transmissions (such as wireless internet devices and FM radio stations) are not permitted.

The listening station, which forms part of the global ECHELON system, was designed in part to take advantage of a phenomenon called moonbounce.

Moonbounce involves capturing communications and telemetry signals from around the world as they escape into space, hit the moon, and are reflected back towards Earth.

The photograph is a long exposure under the full moon light.”

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Bauhaus Birdhouse

For nincompooped ❤️ perfect mix of architecture and birding


Android Couture at Givenchy by Alexander McQueen

Presented on the cusp of the new millennium, Alexander McQueen’s Autumn/Winter 1999 collection for famed French fashion house Givenchy captured the new fascination with personalized digital technology in popular culture. At the culmination of the show, two models appeared outfitted in molded Perspex bodices studded with flashing LED lights and glowing leggings patterned like computer chips. The creation of a digital aesthetic and its intimate application to the body—an android-like amalgamation of the physical and digital—anticipated the “wearables” trend and the formation of the digital self. Known for his exquisite tailoring, meticulous detailing, and ambitious collections, McQueen also represented one of the remaining visionaries of haute couture extravagance. Indeed, in elevating circuitry to an elaborate, finely crafted material and applique, McQueen renders digital technology in the more traditional language of status, glamor, and quality associated with couture.

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View from flight: Seattle, WA to Edmonton, AB. #mountains #majesty

If I’m not careful, this will be featured on Portlandia. To be clear, this is so a New York thing. (@skiergirll) #knitting in #bars #hopandvine (at Hop And Vine)

If I’m not careful, this will be featured on Portlandia. To be clear, this is so a New York thing. (@skiergirll) #knitting in #bars #hopandvine (at Hop And Vine)

Weird ass slightly busted playa tutu. Works well but actual tulle and woven fabric would have been better. Mood was filming for project runway and stretch world sucked me in!

Dissecting lace #textilescience

A start, progress even. #spaceinvaders #nerdy #intarsia #futbol #scarves


Cassandra Warner and Jeremy Floto recently collaborated on an incredible series of high speed photographs. 

The duo shot colored liquids at 1/3,500th of a second, transforming them into amorphous sculptures.

Colored Liquids Transformed Into Amorphous Sculptures 

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MountRoyalMint on Tumblr




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A commentary on security and transparency/privacy on the internet, this dress will turn from milky white to clear as you participate on the internet. Via cnet

video here