To create a body of work he calls “Glass Microbiology,” [Luke] Jerram has enlisted the help of virologist Andrew Davidson from the University of Bristol and the expertise of professional glassblowers Kim George, Brian George and Norman Veitch. Together, the cross-disciplinary team brings hazardous pathogens, such as the H1N1 virus or HIV, to light in translucent glass forms.
The artist insists that his sculptures be colorless, in contrast to the images scientists sometimes disseminate that are enhanced with bright hues. “Viruses have no color as they are smaller than the wavelength of light,” says Jerram, in an email. “So the artworks are created as alternative representations of viruses to the artificially colored imagery we receive through the media.” Jerram and Davidson create sketches, which they then take to the glassblowers, to see whether the intricate structures of the diseases can be replicated in glass, at approximately one million times their original size. - Continue reading at Smithsonian.com.
This gave me chills.
Jack Nicholson, who played the Joker in 1989 - and who was furious he wasn’t consulted about the creepy role - offered a cryptic comment when told Ledger was dead.
“Well,” Nicholson told reporters in London early Wednesday, “I warned him.”That last quote gave me chills
Really? Interesting if true
I read something that said he told him not to do it. Joker is one of, if not the, most sadistic villains. He kills to kill. There’s no method. Which is why all of the previous portrails were campy or jokey.
There is no way you can portray a character like that and not bring home even the smallest bits of it. It’s kind of sad. The Joker was scary as shit, and I honestly believe that getting into that character messed with his head.
It would be really interesting to see the notebook Ledger kept while working up the character, maybe it did mess with his head.. and that quote is something to think about, if true.
And just when I thought I ran out of things to call white people
This may be the filthiest thing I have ever seen.
What’s your food doing on here kimo
One thing I notice about the Suby crowd is that they share a kind of camaraderie that I have never ever seen in any other “car group.”
I first noticed this when I was a kid and I would ride around with my cousin on his Impreza. I notice how he honks at Subarus on the road and they’d honk back. Just imagine two complete strangers, but just because you share the same interest in a certain car, it’s like you guys go way back.
I then got myself an Impreza a few years after that and I did enjoy being accepted by that group even if I just had a 2.0 N/A one. Guys with STi’s would still honk at me. A Subaru’s a Subaru and they knew that. We knew that.
When I had my Evo, I didn’t feel that same camaraderie in the Evo community. I’d honk at people and they wouldn’t give a sh*t. Some would even tail or overtake me in competition and I’m all “WTF???”. I’d call those guys “cannibals.”
Recently, I got my GT86. One time as I was going home from work, an STi pulled up next to me just to give me a thumbs up. I was reminded of how my 86 is technically a Subaru and I’m once again somehow part of the most warm and welcoming group of car guys once again.
War wouldn’t exist if everyone own a Subaru…”Love, it’s what make a Subaru, a Subaru
been wanting to get a subaru fiveever. maybe sell my cars, buy a 98 subaru 4 door and a motorcycle, that would be the life.
the first comment though
you son of a bitch, now I want a subie
Same thing with the 240 crowd in vegas. But not as strong. Whenever you see a 240 going the opposite way, you give them a hand gesture as they pass by. Usually they acknowledge. When they do, its the best feeling ever.