… is a genre of science fiction that features steam powered machinery (ahem, and fashion).
… is a subgenre of speculative fiction, usually set in an anachronistic Victorian or quasi-Victorian alternate history setting. It could be described by the slogan “What the past would look like if the future had happened sooner.” It includes fiction with science fiction, fantasy or horror themes.
Paris Metro, Line 11, Arts et métier
Not much into sci-fi, but I’m definitely into fashion (and shoes), crazy horses, and sick looking places.
… by Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, and Busta Rhymes… complete with Diplo cameo
Chris Brown just got more attractive… and so did the director of this music video.
You want a physicist to speak at your funeral. You want the physicist to talk to your grieving family about the conservation of energy, so they will understand that your energy has not died.
You want the physicist to remind your sobbing mother about the first law of thermodynamics; that no energy gets created in the universe, and none is destroyed. You want your mother to know that all your energy, every vibration, every Btu of heat, every wave of every particle that was her beloved child remains with her in this world.
You want the physicist to tell your weeping father that amid energies of the cosmos, you gave as good as you got.
And at one point you’d hope that the physicist would step down from the pulpit and walk to your brokenhearted spouse there in the pew and tell him that all the photons that ever bounced off your face, all the particles whose paths were interrupted by your smile, by the touch of your hair, hundreds of trillions of particles, have raced off like children, their ways forever changed by you.
And as your widow rocks in the arms of a loving family, may the physicist let her know that all the photons that bounced from you were gathered in the particle detectors that are her eyes, that those photons created within her constellations of electromagnetically charged neurons whose energy will go on forever.
And the physicist will remind the congregation of how much of all our energy is given off as heat. There may be a few fanning themselves with their programs as he says it. And he will tell them that the warmth that flowed through you in life is still here, still part of all that we are, even as we who mourn continue the heat of our own lives.
And you’ll want the physicist to explain to those who loved you that they need not have faith; indeed, they should not have faith. Let them know that they can measure, that scientists have measured precisely the conservation of energy and found it accurate, verifiable and consistent across space and time. You can hope your family will examine the evidence and satisfy themselves that the science is sound and that they’ll be comforted to know your energy’s still around. According to the law of the conservation of energy, not a bit of you is gone; you’re just less orderly. Amen.
…by Carl Orff (classical German composer). Remix by Apotheosis (Malta)
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… is a photographical concept by Oliver Pauk (Toronto, ON)
Heat Recovery 1 by Oliver Pauk
Heat Recovery 2 by Oliver Pauk
Heat Recovery 3 by Oliver Pauk
“The most significant way in which humans waste energy is in the form of heat. In North America, nearly half of the energy produced is released from our products, processes and buildings, directly into the atmosphere and the water system. Waste heat recovery is the process of harnessing this thermal energy and re-using it. I have chosen to photograph heating, ventilation and air conditioning units and to use the effect of thermal imagery in order to portray their huge potential for heat recovery.
Estimates state that in the U.S., waste heat recovery has the potential to satisfy forty percent of total energy requirements. Operating at this level would save the American economy roughly 150 billion dollars per year and would, simultaneously, decrease greenhouse gas emissions by twenty percent; the equivalent of taking every passenger vehicle off of the road.”
Getting this concept to turn into street art would be totally cool:
1) Street art!
3) Raising awareness – even if people don’t necessarily pay direct attention to it, having vents stand out in a city or in a suburban area would probably somehow help this issue seep in people’s minds.
4) This could be counteraction for bombarding people with craptacular billboards that our minds are constantly getting assaulted with. In other words: this could be a really artistic, creative and perfectly healthy “fuck you” geared towards gentrification.