According to a 2008 NY Times article, psychologists in Britain and the U.S. reported a number of people experiencing “Truman Syndrome” or “The Truman Show delusion” - the belief that they are the unwitting star of their own reality-TV show. Reportedly, many of those afflicted have specifically mentioned the film while in therapy. More recently, on Sept. 16, 2013, the detailed account of one Ohio student who suffered for years from the Truman Show delusion is documented in the New Yorker magazine article, “Unreality Star”, by Andrew Marantz. [ 1 / 2 / 3 ]
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fucking Bill Nye the damn science guy
That’s probably why your moms mouth is so fresh
why must we play god
The Bees of Sarah Hatton
The work of Ottawa-based artist Sarah Hatton is a strong political piece, specifically raising awareness of the Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) happening to honey populations worldwide. Early this year in Chelsea, Quebec, two whole hives fill of bees died from frostbite. The artist jumped at the chance to not let these bee deaths be in vain. Using thousands, yes thousands, of the dead bees, the artist creates geometric patterns, at times almost crop circle-esque, to display the enormity of the issue of CCD.
Patterns are also an important part of the bee’s life. The geometric honeycombs produce food and places to nurture larvae, and the bees used an intricate pattern of ‘dance’ movements to search for crops and fields or pollinate. Some of the patterns are even specific to the life forces of the bees. The composition Florid (2013) uses the Fibonacci spiral that is seen in the pattern of a sunflower seed, while Circle 1 (2013) and Circle 2 (2013) represent patterns typically found in crop circles. According to the artist “Both of these patterns have symbolic ties to agriculture, particularly the monoculture crop system that is having such a detrimental effect on bees” with the use of pesticides. The artist’s work is a call to awareness of not only the importance of these little buzzing creatures in our lives, but also just how devastatingly damaging the destruction of two hives can be to the bee population.
guy let a Quake 3 server run for four years to see how good the learning AI would get
These robots figured out world peace.
holy fuck that’s really cool
And it makes us wonder - how many R. Kelly songs fit with Benedict Cumberbatch? Turns out, a lot.