Suddenly, the cat takes on a decidedly more masculine, “tom cat” persona. The cat now represented the violent realities of women’s struggle for political rights in the male public sphere.
Cat pictures aside, it took me a while to understand what the fourth and fifth pictures were trying to show. I think the fifth is saying “if women can vote, men might have to make a pot of tea unaided and men are too stupid and they’ll boil the cat by mistake” which is … not a particularly good argument that the heavy burden of the democratic process should be born by men alone.
A group of amateur cave explorers discovered a river in Mexico with banks, trees and leaves just like an ordinary river, but with an additional metric sh*t ton of “WTF,” because they were hovering 25 feet over it in scuba gear when they discovered it.While underwater water doesn’t seem possible, the “river” is actually a briny mix of salt water and hydrogen sulfide. It’s much more dense than regular salt water, so it sinks to the bottom and forms a distinct separation that acts and flows like a river. Deep sea lakes look like normal lakes, complete with sandy and rocky shores. Scientist call these lakes “cold seeps,” but they’re a hotbed for life, because apparently waterfront real estate is a hot commodity under water, too. The “rocky” shores are actually made up of hundreds of thousands of mussels. Even weirder, the lakes under the waves have waves of their own.
Photos by Anatoly Beloshchin, source
Metallifauna by Nikos Hitoglou / Metalmorphoses
Despite the resilient nature of metal, with the right touch it can bend to a master’s will and take on shapes beyond its own, that’s why Satan uses it to send secret messages to kids. Sculptor Nikos, on the other hand, crafts a veritable Ark of animals and creatures from gears, pliars, and other hardened tools: all no match for Nikos’ metalbending.
The Wheelharp has a 61-note chromatic scale of actual bowed strings.
Christine Gritmon and Nick Nadel of TheFW produce “honest” versions of Disney film posters.
Jackson Katz argues that gender violence is a men’s issue as more or more than it is a women’s issue, and that what is needed is not “sensitivity training” but “leadership training”.
ANTHROPOCENE BY DAVID THOMAS SMITH
From photographer David Thomas Smith’s exhibition Antropocene, images created from thousands of digital files from Google Maps, at the Copper House Gallery
Smith has created these images using a unique and groundbreaking technique. Each image is composited from thousands and thousands of thumbnails extracted as screen grabs from Google Maps, which are then reconstructed piece by piece using Photoshop to produce such incredibly detailed images, a level of detail one can only really experience in person.