Had been hoarding all of my print stuff and all sorts of other art stuff in the print lab and I finally went and retrieved it today.

Including papers that I can now take stock of for el-capi-tan and like 5 bottle of ink and some brushes that will be useful for a thing I’m doin’ for krissyboar. ;)

Most importantly, I am now reunited with a bunch of wood and linoleum blocks that’ll keep me going for a while. Unfortunately, I may have to switch to printing with water-based ink which is making me super sad and definitely freakishly hard for me to accept. Rubber-based ink just smells so gooood. I mean, ya I guess the quality is good and the colors are so perfecttt but mostly I just like to smell it and inhale a little to deeply when I’m around it… 

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theaatproject:

These Trippy Photos Show Art Colliding With Science

Today’s most innovative artists are taking not paint and chisel but science and technology as their media, to represent nature both seen and unseen. They are creating works radically different from any that have ever gone before and that may even change our perceptions of the world — truly the new avant-garde. I call this movement “artsci.”
As renowned video artist Peter Weibel says, “Today, art is an offspring of science and technology.” It’s an extraordinary thought. Today’s cutting-edge art doesn’t just use science and technology. It is actually driven by it.
currentsinbiology
currentsinbiology:

Will we ever really be able to keep ahead of the next virus?
'About 20' cases of polio-like illness found in California
"About 20" cases of a polio-like syndrome have been identified in California children over the past 18 months, a Stanford University researcher says.
Dr. Keith Van Haren, a pediatric neurologist at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, has written a report about five of the early cases.

In that report, which will be presented in April at the American Academy of Neurology’s annual meeting, neurologists said they had identified five patients who developed paralysis in one or more of their limbs between August 2012 and July 2013. All five children had been vaccinated against the poliovirus. Treatment did not seem to help the children regain their motor function.
Samples from two of those children tested positive for enterovirus 68, a rare virus that has been linked to severe respiratory illness in the past.

currentsinbiology:

Will we ever really be able to keep ahead of the next virus?

'About 20' cases of polio-like illness found in California

"About 20" cases of a polio-like syndrome have been identified in California children over the past 18 months, a Stanford University researcher says.

Dr. Keith Van Haren, a pediatric neurologist at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, has written a report about five of the early cases.

In that report, which will be presented in April at the American Academy of Neurology’s annual meeting, neurologists said they had identified five patients who developed paralysis in one or more of their limbs between August 2012 and July 2013. All five children had been vaccinated against the poliovirus. Treatment did not seem to help the children regain their motor function.

Samples from two of those children tested positive for enterovirus 68, a rare virus that has been linked to severe respiratory illness in the past.

ucresearch

ucresearch:

Mark Bittman on what’s wrong with food in America

In an interview with Vox, Mark Bittman discusses how our industrial system of food production has led to cheap food filled with calories, but with very little nutrition. It’s a problem that needs to be addressed to prevent a health crisis.

Vox: What are things in society that need to tip for these to become more mainstream issues?

Bittman

1. The more research we see about added sugars, the more we’ll see how damaging it is.

2. An outbreak of antibiotic resistant bacteria linked to overuse of antibiotics in animal production.

3. Confined animal feeding operations. We’re finally seeing how poorly animals are treated.

Researchers across the University of California system are working to address these issues.

Jered Lawson and Nancy Vail, graduates of UC Santa Cruz and UC San Diego, have formed Pie Ranch, a farm that teaches urban high school students about where their food comes from.

Robert Lustig, a UCSF professor of pediatrics said at a symposium on sugar and other sweeteners, “Enough people are sick that we need a societal and government intervention on the scale of that mounted against tobacco and alcohol.”

UCSF is eliminating antibiotic meats used in their cafeterias.

Annie King, an animal science professor at UC Davis, explains the difference between cage-free, free-range, and many other egg terms found at the grocery store.

Earlier this summer, University of California President Janet Napolitano and chancellors from all 10 campuses announced an initiative to tackle these problems on a global scale by harnessing the collective power of UC to help put the world on a path to sustainably and nutritiously feed itself.

Learn more about the UC Global Food Initiative

Hey! So I’ve officially finished undergrad and am now on the hunt for a real Adult Job. I didn’t get that job I interviewed for but I’ve got a bunch more that I’m applying to/applied to so I’m hopeful that something will come through eventually. 

In the meantime, I’ll be taking on commissions since my bank account is looking pretty sad right now and those student loans aren’t going to pay themselves off, unfortunately. 

Tattoo designs, pen and ink drawings, graphite drawings, linoleum block prints, designs for whatever… throw ‘em at me!

You can send a message to my ask box or email me here.

Reblogs and spreading the word would be much appreciated :D

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4th-dimensional-transition It was mostly just manipulating the presets. I’m actually having issues getting to some of the code =/ like I can modify templates but modifying the css of specific posts is basically impossible x.x at least as far as I can tell right now
createthedog thanks! I celebrating my tiny victory by watching like 4 episodes of the X-Files and then getting furious about the whole no subtitle thing on Netflix ;’(

4th-dimensional-transition It was mostly just manipulating the presets. I’m actually having issues getting to some of the code =/ like I can modify templates but modifying the css of specific posts is basically impossible x.x at least as far as I can tell right now

createthedog thanks! I celebrating my tiny victory by watching like 4 episodes of the X-Files and then getting furious about the whole no subtitle thing on Netflix ;’(