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In computer programming, the || operator is used for concatenation - that is, the joining of two things together.

So it's a logical structure for me, a fourth-year Aerospace Engineering student simultaneously minoring in Creative Writing. The combination gets me a lot of double takes, but I like being something of a Renaissance Man.
I also have interests in animation, video editing, backpacking, sailing, karate, geography, politics, and women's issues. Expect posts about a lot of different things!


DeviantArt page: http://fireandchutes77.deviantart.com
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thegestianpoet:

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peternyc:

Photo of a fight in the Ukranian Parliament or Renaissance painting? 

Slap them all in togas instead of suits and it would perfect

It also follows a pyramidal composition!

However, I would argue that this picture is more Baroque than Renaissance. Notable features of Baroque art are:

  • Images are direct, obvious, and dramatic.
  • Tries to draw the viewer in to participate in the scene.
  • Depictions feel physically and psychologically real. Emotionally intense.
  • Extravagant settings and ornamentation.
  • Dramatic use of color.
  • Dramatic contrasts between light and dark, light and shadow.
  • As opposed to Renaissance art with its clearly defined planes, with each figure placed in isolation from each other, Baroque art has continuous overlapping of figures and elements.
  • Common themes: grandiose visions, ecstasies and conversions, martyrdom and death, intense light, intense psychological moments.

In the baroque, artists strove to evoke aesthetic responses. Now I’m not talking about aesthetic as in “oh thats pretty” I’m talking about aesthetic like that punch in the gut reaction you get to something.

One of the ways this was done was through the depiction of intense emotion which we see in this photograph. compare to Bernini

The picture also displays a wonderful use of chiaroscuro (an effect of contrasted light and shadow created by light falling unevenly or from a particular direction on something) a style used extensively by Caravaggio and other Baroque artists.

 

I WAS THINKING THIS EARLIER AND I’M SO GLAD SOMEONE POINTED IT OUT

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faitakerusachiko:

Art trade with K

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100plus3:

She’s my goddess

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blue-author:

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iamscienceside:

batmansymbol:

science side of tumblr please explain why ice water tastes better than regular water

Because ice is water, and water is water. So if you put ice in water, it’s like… double water.

god damn it science side of tumblr

If anyone’s actually curious:

It’s because you taste cold things less intensely than you do hot things. Water does not have a flavor by itself, so when it’s warm, you taste the bitter impurities or metallic compounds or chlorine or sulfur or whatever is in your water.

When it’s cold, the chemical reactions that occur between the stuff in your mouth and the receptors in your taste buds are inhibited, so you get more of the clean, refreshing sensation of the water and less of the impurities and taste.

This is also why beer tastes better cold. In fact, “tastes better cold” can often just be used as shorthand for “is pretty unpalatable at room temperature”.

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colchrishadfield:

At a given moment, this is our air traffic around the world. http://planefinder.net

needs-more-pony:

mucholderthen:

Destination Moon: The 350-Year History of Lunar Exploration
Infographic by Karl Tate
July 16, 2014  ||  Space.com

It’s a crying shame that the space program has come to a screeching halt. There is really no good reason for it either.

Well, the reason was money, politics, and Nixon. Just, they’re not very good reasons. 

jennisbaum:

Cumulus clouds are so static, but they look like motion.

bluemono:

i hope you like it

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underpable:

It’s coming.

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