Instagrammers Capture Protests in Brazil
Thousands gathered in Brazil’s largest cities starting over the weekend and running through tonight to protest what started as a fight against bus-fare increases and has evolved into one of the biggest movements since the nation’s military dictatorship ended in 1985. Protesters are voicing frustration about a variety of issues, including inflation, government corruption, tax rates and the cost and delays associated with next year’s World Cup soccer tournament.
In São Paulo, thousands took to Avenida Paulista to march and wave Brazilian flags. In Rio de Janeiro, marchers stormed Avenida Rio Branco. In Brasilía, protesters danced atop the roof of the Congresso Nacional. To view more photos, visit the #vemprarua and #protestorj hashtags.
…up to 200,000 people angry with high costs and poor public services took to the streets. Protesters in Rio de Janeiro burned cars and looted buildings as police attempted to disperse them with teargas and rubber bullets. Aerial images showed thousands of people attempting to storm the congress building in Brasilia. The rallies…are some of the biggest ever seen in the country…
I thought of the best/cheapest Halloween costume ever: A SIM.
All I’d have to do is make the green diamond thing and attach it to a headband with wire.
And then at parties I could walk around robot-like and behave like Sim:
Eat food halfway and leave it on the floor.
Start crying hysterically due to low social points.
Sit in a random chair. And keep sitting.
Yell out “MAHSHUNO!” (or whatever Sims say)
Make cereal and set the entire kitchen on fire.
chat chat compliment chat chat tell joke flirt chat caress kiss make out
Pee on the floor and start crying.
do it i dare you :)
Auric field piece I made for a client.
Info on how to order your own:
Alex Fitch / MentalAlchemy
Have you ever wandered a trail, only to find yourself in the midst of a dreamlike landscape? Today’s Travel 365 is just that scene, along California’s Lost Coast Trail. Want to see more photography? Visit the 2013 Traveler Photo Contest and enter before the contest ends June 30th.
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Ottoman marquetry and tile-top table. Tukey, Iznik and Istanbul. About 1560.
This little table is a rare example of Ottoman court furniture. The sides and legs are faced with ebony with inlaid decoration in boldly contrasting materials, while the top is made from a single twelve-sided tile. Many polygonal tiles of this type survive, but this is the only example still forming part of a table.
In Ottoman palaces, guests sat on a low bench, or divan, built against the wall. Trays of food and drink were set before them, resting on tables of this type.
Wood faced with ebony, with inlay of ivory and mother-of-pearl; fritware painted under the glaze.
Museum no. C.19-1987
Manifestantes de Berlim Alemanha apoiam protestos no Brasil
Protesters from Berlin support the protesters in Brazil!!!
Last year Los Angeles-based artist Jen Stark (previously featured here) exhibited more of her awesomely intricate and hypnotic multilayered paper artwork at a solo show entitled To the Power Of at the Martha Otero Gallery.
Jen uses little more than colourful stacks of construction paper, an X-Acto knife, glue, and hands that must be as steady as those of a surgeon to create dazzling pieces which feel like they might be portals to Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland.
“Made out of painstakingly-cut layers of multicolored paper, the sculptures in the show are somewhere in between a psychedelic hallucination and a cosmic explosion. The calculated, mathematic regularity of the works gives them a metaphysical quality, almost as if we are observing phenomena usually impossible to comprehend with the naked human eye.”