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visitheworld:

Meerauge blue pothole in Bodental / Austria (by tobias142).

visitheworld:

Meerauge blue pothole in Bodental / Austria (by tobias142).

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woodendreams:

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txchnologist:

The Chance To Dance Again

by Michael Keller

We highlighted the TED talk of Hugh Herr a couple of weeks ago. But his work is too important and beautiful to leave to just one post.

The MIT associate professor of media arts and sciences is making prosthetic limbs and exoskeletons that restore function in those who have lost legs from injury or disease. This set of gifs focuses on his team’s BiOM powered ankle and foot prosthesis

"Bionics is not only about making people stronger and faster," he said during the talk. "Our expression, our humanity can be embedded into electromechanics."

To prove his point, Herr and fellow researchers studied dance movement to replace the lower leg that professional dancer Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost after last year’s Boston marathon bombing. He concluded his talk by bringing Haslet-Davis on the stage to perform a bionic rumba. 

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"The dogs are almost a defense mechanism for him so he can go to a place of purity with the dog soul and get out of the convoluted nature of mankind. I got the psychological landscape of a guy who escapes to animals to get away from the complexities of the human psyche. […] Will avoids eye contact, and it’s safer for him to bond with an animal because he knows what his expectations are of that creature   — a human being is a much trickier monster.” - Bryan Fuller (x)

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escapekit:

Meek

Photographer Nick Meek has a beautiful photo series of hazy landscapes that look like they were filtered through a Kodachrome lens. 

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ravclaw:

homework to do: hella

homework i’ve done: negative hella

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allthingseurope:

Nymphenburg Palace, Munich, Germany (by Armin Hofen)

allthingseurope:

Nymphenburg Palace, Munich, Germany (by Armin Hofen)

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Gregory Peck between scenes of To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Gregory Peck between scenes of To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

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absinthecake:

When people ask how you’re doing at the end of the semester

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