Saturday, August 30, 2014

asylum-art:

Julia Fullerton-Batten: In Service

Photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten explores the decadence of the Edwardian era in her new series, “In Service.” Recreating the abusive relationships of the wealthy with their servants, she staged vignettes that depict episodes of exploitation, some of them sexual in nature. “I was fortunate to find three stately homes in the south of England,” she said. “Built in the 18th Century, their interior decorations closely resemble those found in grand houses in the Edwardian era.”

To spell out the class difference, she dressed the servants in authentic butler and maid uniforms, and some of the female employers in Alexander McQueen and Chanel. As in her other work, the high-gloss tableaus continue to blur the line between commercial and art photography.

griffinfeld replied to your post: Gonna say goodbye to my #septum ring t…

in all 5 years that i’ve been following you, this is the first selfie that i’ve seen of you!! there might have been other selfies, but this is the FIRST. you’re very beautiful!!

Hahah, I post them every now and then.
Thank you very much!
You just made my night 😌😚

Friday, August 29, 2014
Gonna say goodbye to my #septum ring tomorrow. Had a consult at the shop where I got my nipples pierced about new jewelry since I lost one of the balls on my septum ring this week. After a few questions and close look, my piercer told me that the guy who did my septum did it too low and it’s in the cartilage, where it is more painful and takes much longer to heal. She said I could ride it out & give it another month & it should be fully healed, but hard to find jewelry & just be generally irritated & sore all the time. Or I can take it out, let it heal & come back to her, & get it done correctly. I am choosing the latter because she assures me that when done correctly, it does not hurt as badly as what I experienced in June, plus she’ll give me the right size & healing will be infinitely easier. So goodbye little septum ring, at least for now 👻

Gonna say goodbye to my #septum ring tomorrow. Had a consult at the shop where I got my nipples pierced about new jewelry since I lost one of the balls on my septum ring this week. After a few questions and close look, my piercer told me that the guy who did my septum did it too low and it’s in the cartilage, where it is more painful and takes much longer to heal. She said I could ride it out & give it another month & it should be fully healed, but hard to find jewelry & just be generally irritated & sore all the time. Or I can take it out, let it heal & come back to her, & get it done correctly. I am choosing the latter because she assures me that when done correctly, it does not hurt as badly as what I experienced in June, plus she’ll give me the right size & healing will be infinitely easier. So goodbye little septum ring, at least for now 👻

ninjasexfarty:

Important, always-relevant comic done by the wonderful Ursa Eyer.

There’s as many atoms in a single molecule of your DNA as there are stars in the typical galaxy. We are, each of us, a little universe. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (Ep 2: Some of the Things that Molecules Do)

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geekygothgirl:

coolandfroody:

dustedsunshine:

campdracula5eva:

girlinfourcolors:

atomstargazer:

Teen creates bio-plastic from banana peels

Sixteen-year-old Elif Bilgin of Turkey has developed a way to replace traditional petroleum-based plastic with banana peels.
The Turkish teen took home a US$50,000 prize for her project “Go Bananas!” Thursday after winning the second annual Scientific American Science in Action Award, associated with Google Science Fair.
“My project makes it possible to use banana peels, a waste material which is thrown away almost every day, in the electrical insulation of cables,” Bilgin said in a media statement.
“This is both an extremely nature-friendly and cheap process, which has the potential to decrease the amount of pollution created due to the use of plastics, which contain petroleum derivatives.”
Bilgin spent two years developing the bio-plastic, which does not decay. She said the process is so easy that it is possible to repeat at home, with special care taken for chemicals used in the production process.
In September, the teen will compete at Google’s California headquarters for the overall Google Science Fair prize for 15-to-16 year olds. She will also have access to a one-year mentorship.


Has anyone else noticed how many brilliant breakthroughs in science are coming from the minds of teenage girls the last few years? Between this story, the four girls in Nigeria who invented a generator that runs on urine, the California girl who invented a twenty-second cell phone charger… Who knows where we’d be today without the patriarchal interference of men, stealing or hiding the brilliance of women?
Our future is in the hands of teenage girls, and I for one feel really good about that.

When I was about 7 I wanted to invent a thing that purified water based off of fish gills. I went to the school library to do research like a good little inventor and one of my teachers asked me what I was doing, and then told me that there were some new barbie books in, and that I’d probably be better off with those.

Don’t forget the girl who invented a torch that’d light up just from the heat of your hands
basically everyone should stop s***ting on teenage girls because they do awesome things when you let them

or that one time a girl found the cure for cancer that we could be using in 15 years

But nah, girls and women just suck at math and science and have never invented anything worthwhile. Sure. Right. 

geekygothgirl:

coolandfroody:

dustedsunshine:

campdracula5eva:

girlinfourcolors:

atomstargazer:

Teen creates bio-plastic from banana peels

Sixteen-year-old Elif Bilgin of Turkey has developed a way to replace traditional petroleum-based plastic with banana peels.

The Turkish teen took home a US$50,000 prize for her project “Go Bananas!” Thursday after winning the second annual Scientific American Science in Action Award, associated with Google Science Fair.

“My project makes it possible to use banana peels, a waste material which is thrown away almost every day, in the electrical insulation of cables,” Bilgin said in a media statement.

“This is both an extremely nature-friendly and cheap process, which has the potential to decrease the amount of pollution created due to the use of plastics, which contain petroleum derivatives.”

Bilgin spent two years developing the bio-plastic, which does not decay. She said the process is so easy that it is possible to repeat at home, with special care taken for chemicals used in the production process.

In September, the teen will compete at Google’s California headquarters for the overall Google Science Fair prize for 15-to-16 year olds. She will also have access to a one-year mentorship.

Has anyone else noticed how many brilliant breakthroughs in science are coming from the minds of teenage girls the last few years? Between this story, the four girls in Nigeria who invented a generator that runs on urine, the California girl who invented a twenty-second cell phone charger… Who knows where we’d be today without the patriarchal interference of men, stealing or hiding the brilliance of women?

Our future is in the hands of teenage girls, and I for one feel really good about that.

When I was about 7 I wanted to invent a thing that purified water based off of fish gills. I went to the school library to do research like a good little inventor and one of my teachers asked me what I was doing, and then told me that there were some new barbie books in, and that I’d probably be better off with those.

Don’t forget the girl who invented a torch that’d light up just from the heat of your hands

basically everyone should stop s***ting on teenage girls because they do awesome things when you let them

or that one time a girl found the cure for cancer that we could be using in 15 years

But nah, girls and women just suck at math and science and have never invented anything worthwhile. Sure. Right. 

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kidouyuuto:

imo if parents dont respect their kids then they dont deserve respect from their kids. im tired of people thinking that its normal for parents to treat their children like property or like they dont have feelings. im tired of people thinking that overprotective parents arent harmful. treat your children like people because thats what they ARE

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