ALISHA LEVIN

Communications at the Guggenheim, TV addict, sci-fi lover, feminist. Elsewhere: Twitter / Instagram 

science-junkie:

'Invisibility cloak' uses lenses to bend light
A device called the Rochester Cloak uses an array of lenses to bend light, effectively rendering what is on the other side invisible to the eye. One of the problems with the cloaking devices developed to date — and it’s a big one — is that they really only work if both the viewer and whatever is being cloaked remain still. This, of course, is not entirely practical, but a difficult problem to solve. For the first time, researchers have made a cloaking device that works multidirectionally in three dimensions — using no specialised equipment, but four standard lenses.
Read more @CNET

STILL COOL

Also I love that it just goes without saying that “cloaking device” is a real phrase.

science-junkie:

'Invisibility cloak' uses lenses to bend light

A device called the Rochester Cloak uses an array of lenses to bend light, effectively rendering what is on the other side invisible to the eye.
One of the problems with the cloaking devices developed to date — and it’s a big one — is that they really only work if both the viewer and whatever is being cloaked remain still. This, of course, is not entirely practical, but a difficult problem to solve. For the first time, researchers have made a cloaking device that works multidirectionally in three dimensions — using no specialised equipment, but four standard lenses.

Read more @CNET

STILL COOL

Also I love that it just goes without saying that “cloaking device” is a real phrase.

(via we-are-star-stuff)

— 11 hours ago with 1312 notes
#science! 

Sufjan covering Arthur Russell is just heartbreakingly perfect.

(Source: Spotify)

— 13 hours ago
#sufjan stevens  #arthur russell  #on repeat  #music  #spotify 
lastnightsreading:

Stephin Merritt at Barnes & Noble Union Square, 9/29/14

Adore this man.

lastnightsreading:

Stephin Merritt at Barnes & Noble Union Square, 9/29/14

Adore this man.

— 19 hours ago with 84 notes
#stephin merritt 

t-high-la420:

start ur day off right with hearty bowl of gina torres as cleopatra letting xena know she’s DTF.

This goddamn show.

(Source: dadcula, via pinballbreakfast)

— 5 days ago with 35640 notes
#xena  #gina torres  #lucy lawless 
emchughes:


christ i hate you i hate you so much

Obviously I never want mallelis to stop doing art history posts but I’m also a little sad that alishalevin and I didn’t get around to this idea first because this was literally all we did in our art history classes in college.
(via Women Who Want To Be Alone In Western Art History)

It’s true though.

emchughes:

christ i hate you
i hate you so much

Obviously I never want mallelis to stop doing art history posts but I’m also a little sad that alishalevin and I didn’t get around to this idea first because this was literally all we did in our art history classes in college.

(via Women Who Want To Be Alone In Western Art History)

It’s true though.

— 1 week ago with 7 notes
"Men who want to be feminists do not need to be given a space in feminism. They need to take the space they have in society & make it feminist."
Kelley Temple, National Union of Students UK Women’s Officer  (via feministkitsch)

Could not love this more.

(Source: marchingstars, via allosaurusmeat)

— 1 week ago with 115317 notes
#feminism  #it's for dudes too 
Wonder Woman's Secret Past →

newyorker:

image

In the magazine this week, Jill Lepore investigates the female superhero’s feminist origins:

"It isn’t only that Wonder Woman’s backstory is taken from feminist utopian fiction. It’s that, in creating Wonder Woman, William Moulton Marston was profoundly influenced by…

— 1 week ago with 618 notes
#wonder woman  #new yorker  #to read 
allosaurusmeat:

Paul Ramirez Jonas: Longer Day, 1997
I woke up at dawn in Brooklyn, New York, got in my car, and headed west. I drove as far west as I could until sundown. Speeding towards the sun would extend my day, perhaps for as much as an hour. I was on a straight and flat highway somewhere in the middle of the United States when the sun began to set on the horizon. At that point, I turned on the video camera to capture the end of my race against the sun, and my futile attempt to make the day last forever. I did however succeed in extending the sunset a minute longer than if I had stood still.
Love this piece, which is such a perfect compliment to Another Day, acquired for the Gugg show.

allosaurusmeat:

Paul Ramirez Jonas: Longer Day, 1997


I woke up at dawn in Brooklyn, New York, got in my car, and headed west. I drove as far west as I could until sundown. Speeding towards the sun would extend my day, perhaps for as much as an hour. I was on a straight and flat highway somewhere in the middle of the United States when the sun began to set on the horizon. At that point, I turned on the video camera to capture the end of my race against the sun, and my futile attempt to make the day last forever. I did however succeed in extending the sunset a minute longer than if I had stood still.

Love this piece, which is such a perfect compliment to Another Day, acquired for the Gugg show.
— 1 week ago with 3 notes
#paul ramirez jonas 

fluffydragonite:

Girls don’t want boys, girls want a new Star Trek series

(via locutusofblergh)

— 2 weeks ago with 1238 notes
#gpoy 

unforgettabledetritus:

jessica-messica:

ellewcee:

there’s no caption for there’s just me lying face down on the floor

Jesus Christ, Messina

#blessed

Chris Messina is a goddamn national treasure.

(Source: jackdonaghy)

— 2 weeks ago with 5014 notes
#chris messina  #the mindy project 

zerostatereflex:

MIT Robotic Cheetah

Oh HELL YES. Notice in the 2nd gif the “cheetah” runs untethered.

"MIT researchers have developed an algorithm for bounding that they’ve successfully implemented in a robotic cheetah."

AWESOME.

"The key to the bounding algorithm is in programming each of the robot’s legs to exert a certain amount of force in the split second during which it hits the ground, in order to maintain a given speed: In general, the faster the desired speed, the more force must be applied to propel the robot forward. In experiments the robot sprinted up to 10 mph and MIT researchers estimate the robot may eventually reach speeds of up to 30 mph.

Coooooooooool.

(via nanodash)

— 2 weeks ago with 1027 notes
#robot cheetah!  #science!  #robotics  #mit 
womensweardaily:

Belstaff RTW Spring 2015
Photo by Courtesy
Designed by the in-house team, the collection was packed with Sixties-inspired silhouettes and lots of leather and suede. For More
For all RTW Spring 2015

oh hello perfect trench

womensweardaily:

Belstaff RTW Spring 2015

Photo by Courtesy

Designed by the in-house team, the collection was packed with Sixties-inspired silhouettes and lots of leather and suede. For More

For all RTW Spring 2015

oh hello perfect trench

— 2 weeks ago with 223 notes
#belstaff 

youngassoul:

Street harassment w Xena

Seriously though this show was so important.

(via emchughes)

— 2 weeks ago with 19203 notes
#xena  #street harassment  #woman crush