1. Blind Girl with Dolls (1990)
2. New York (1987)
3. New York (1987)
4. Foxes’ Masquerade, New Orleans, Louisiana (1993-4)
5. Condomble, Initiation Trance, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil (1980)
6. Valentine Boxes, Chattanooga, Tennessee (1976)
This is by far the most confusing thing on any list of “prohibited items” for a nation’s customs/immigration I’ve ever seen.
(Bonus fun: Turtles receive two mentions in this same category of prohibition, compared to three mentions of poppy bi-products/heroin. This means that, going by math alone, turtles are 2/3rds as concerning to Mexican border patrol officials as heroin. Think about that for a second…)
March 6, 1869: Dmitri Mendeleev presents his periodic table to the Russian Chemical Society.
Dmitri Mendeleev was a Russian chemist and, from 1865 to 1890, a professor at the Saint Petersburg State University. Along with German chemist Julius Lothar Meyer, he formulated the system to classify and organize the approximately 56 known chemical elements on which the modern standard periodic table is based. Mendeleev’s system differed from previous attempts to organize the elements in that his principal organizing factor was atomic mass, which led him to logically group elements based on “an apparent periodicity of properties”. In the presentation entitled “The Dependence Between the Properties of the Atomic Weights of the Elements” (March 6, 1869) in which he introduced the basic principles of his system, he noted:
Elements which are similar as regards their chemical properties have atomic weights which are either of nearly the same value (e.g., Pt, Ir, Os) or which increase regularly (e.g., K, Rb, Cs).
In addition, by noting gaps in his periodic table, he was able to predict the existence of (and leave spaces for) then unknown elements, among them gallium and germanium - which he respectively referred to as ekaaluminium and ekasilicon. Mendeleev’s accurate predictions of the existence and specific qualities of undiscovered elements based on gaps in his groups was one significant difference between his and Meyer’s table, which was otherwise similar and actually introduced earlier.
The element mendelevium (atomic number 101), discovered in 1955, was named for Mendeleev.
this song is a wormhole back to 19-year-old sarah.
* Gangwon Province Heavy snow.
Pyeongchang, Korea / Feb. 2014
Camera : Hasselblad 903 SWC
Lens : Carl Zeiss Biogon 38mm F4.5 *T
Film : 6x6 Ilford Delta 100, Ilfosol 3 (1+9)
Scanner : Imacon Flextight X5
Foxy Boxing, 1930s style
The McArthur map also makes us wonder why we are so quick to assume that Northern Europeans were the ones who invented the modern map — and decided which way to hold it — in the first place. As is so often the case, our eagerness to invoke Eurocentrism displays a certain bias of its own, since in fact, the north’s elite cartographic status owes more to Byzantine monks and Majorcan Jews than it does to any Englishman.
There is nothing inevitable or intrinsically correct — not in geographic, cartographic or even philosophical terms — about the north being represented as up, because up on a map is a human construction, not a natural one.
“Music, for us back then, evoked various exiling and confounded moods, states of hallucination, states of love. A song was the timeless truth beneath the surface of things. It was a standing-still trip to the sea! It was a blow to the chest, like a boy you liked suddenly entering the room. It filled you with excitement and shy, deep knowledge.”
—Lorrie Moore, Who Will Run the Frog Hospital?
Behold: the first written use of fuck, from 1528, inscribed by a monk who seems to have been pretty pissed off with an abbot.
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Laforet campaign ‘Be Noisy,’ art direction by Rikako Nagashima