This is you. This is where all your thoughts are kept. Every other part of your body is used to protect and sustain this.
I want to cry
it’s weirdly comforting to know that all of the meaningless bullshit society judges me on is just a meatsuit made to support the terrifying tentacle beast that is my true form (◡‿◡✿)
THAT LAST COMMENT. BAM.
Mozfest 2014: Call for Artists, Technologists and Curators
Announcement for participation in ‘Art & Culture of the Web' organized by codekatblog and Paula Le Dieu for a Mozilla event in London. Based around the idea of ‘networked art’, I’m sure there is something the Tumblr community could contribute:
As the Internet becomes increasingly ubiquitous around the world, more and more web users are making the transition from consumers to creators, merging art, technology and networks to build new and surprising digital art forms with unprecedented results.
What might the combination of these experiments in theory, code and creativity — a practice we refer to as "networked art" — mean for cultural heritage organizations, artists, technologists and curators? And how might creative works inform our understandings of the open web’s key challenges, from privacy to ownership, and from identity to governance?
Because we’re always happy to be reminded that cuttlefish are incredibly awesome, here’s a fascinating video by Science Friday that invites us to play a game called “Where’s the Cuttlefish?" and learn about how and why these amazing little cephalopods change the color and patterns of their skin. By studying their camouflage capabilities, scientists are learning how the cuttlefish perceive their surroundings and how it’s surprisingly similar to the way humans do:
"Cuttlefish change the patterns on their body for courtship rituals, when they eat a snack, and most famously when they want to blend in. How they change their skin patterns may tell us something about how they see the world, says Duke biologist Sarah Zylinski. Her work suggests that when cuttlefish see incomplete shapes, they fill in the visual blanks — much like humans do.”
[via Laughing Squid]