Sitting at the bottom of the world, the Antarctic is home to a great diversity of life. It provides food and shelter to amazing creatures such as penguins, whales, seals and orcas. But a warming climate and expanding industrial fishing poses a threat to this vital ocean and its iconic creatures. The good news is we have a once in a lifetime opportunity to create an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary – the largest protected area on Earth. This would put the waters off-limits to the industrial fishing vessels currently plundering the ocean of tiny shrimp-like krill, on which Antarctic sea life relies. Continue reading
Opole [ɔˈpɔlɛ](German: Oppeln, Silesian German: Uppeln, Silesian: Uopole, Czech: Opolí) is a city located in southern Poland on the Oder River (Odra). With a population of approximately 127,792 (January 2017), it is the capital of the Opole Voivodeship and, also the seat of Opole County.
With it long history dating back to the 9th century, Opole is considered to be one of the oldest towns in Poland. The origins of the first settlement are connected with the town being granted Magdeburg Rights in 1217 by Casimir I of Opole, the great-grandson of Polish Duke Bolesław III Wrymouth. Continue reading
Starbucks is one of the many chain companies with such a great success all over the world. It’s taken Starbucks nearly half a century to achieve its current success. Today, it has 7,950 U.S. stores — plus 3,275 elsewhere — and an average of five opening every day worldwide. Starbucks has created its own culture, from the coffee they drink, the food they eat, the way they order, the language they use and the atmosphere of the place in general. Continue reading
A meme (/miːm/ MEEM) is an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture—often with the aim of conveying a particular phenomenon, theme, or meaning represented by the meme.
A meme acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols, or practices, that can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals, or other imitable phenomena with a mimicked theme. Continue reading
Lipstick is a cosmetic product containing pigments, oils, waxes, and emollients that apply color, texture, and protection to the lips. Many colors and types of lipstick exist. As with most other types of makeup, lipstick is typically, but not exclusively, worn by women. Some lipsticks are also lip balms, to add color and hydration.
Although the name originally applied to the baton (stick) of material, within a tubular container, usually around 10mm in diameter and 50mm in length the term has now generally transposed to the material itself, regardless of method of application. Continue reading
Using markers and colored pencils, this talented artist is transforming images of beloved actors, musicians, and dancers into adorable cartoon drawings.
Russian artist Lera Kiryakova finds photos of her favorite Games of Thrones character, celebrities and then reimagines it in her own unique style. The celebrities are brought to life on the page as caricatures with big, bright eyes and exaggerated features. Continue reading
Algorithmic art, also known as algorithm art, is art, mostly visual art, of which the design is generated by an algorithm. Algorithmic artists are sometimes called algorists. Algorithmic art, also known as computer-generated art, is a subset of generative art (generated by an autonomous system) and is related to systems art (influenced by systems theory). Fractal art is an example of algorithmic art. Continue reading
There is the two main kinds of surrealist art is automatic and oneiric, or “dream like.” Automatism is similar to the theory of free association by Freud. Free association was the method used to explore the unconscious. It consisted of allowing the patient to explore its own issues and resolutions by exploring all possible sources of his or her troubles. The aim was to bring the unconscious thoughts to the subconscious and release suppressed emotions or feelings. The patient essentially talks of whatever came to their mind and tried to make sense of it. Continue reading
Fractal art is a form of algorithmic art created by calculating fractal objects and representing the calculation results as still images, animations, and media. Fractal art developed from the mid-1980s onwards. It is a genre of computer art and digital art which are part of new media art. The mathematical beauty of fractals lies at the intersection of generative art and computer art. They combine to produce a type of abstract art. Continue reading
The Rorschach test is a psychological test in which subjects’ perceptions of inkblots are recorded and then analyzed using psychological interpretation, complex algorithms, or both. Some psychologists use this test to examine a person’s personality characteristics and emotional functioning. It has been employed to detect underlying thought disorder, especially in cases where patients are reluctant to describe their thinking processes openly. Continue reading