Solaris (1972)

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I understand, all right. The hopeless dream of being—not seeming, but being. At every waking moment, alert. The gulf between what you are with others and what you are alone. The vertigo and the constant hunger to be exposed, to be seen through, perhaps even wiped out. Every inflection and every gesture a lie, every smile a grimace. Suicide? No, too vulgar. But you can refuse to move, refuse to talk, so that you don’t have to lie. You can shut yourself in. Then you needn’t play any parts or make wrong gestures. Or so you thought. But reality is diabolical. Your hiding place isn’t watertight. Life trickles in from the outside, and you’re forced to react.

Pasolini (2014) 

Dir. Abel Ferrara

The strongest and fieriest emotions of life defy all analytical insight.

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Anonymous said: What is your training schedule like? I'm sure it changes weekly, but could you share an example?

I don’t have a set training schedule per se, but I try to get around 100 miles on the bike and run maybe 15 miles each week. I’ll also do a brick workout once a week. And I’ll take a day or two off to rest depending on my level of intensity for that week. That’s basically it without diving into too much of the specifics.

Anonymous said: What are your favorite Taiwanese dishes?

Anything my grandma cooks up is a favorite of mine. I love all Taiwanese cuisine though. I’ve spent too much time in the night markets eating and wandering about..

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Featuring Winona Ryder

Left: Frederic Bazille’s Studio 9 Rue de la Condamine (1870) 
Right: Norman Rockwell’s Shuffleton’s Barber Shop (1950)

Considering the huge amount of art pieces that exist, there is valuable information to be discovered. Examining a painting, an expert can determine its style, genre, and the time period that the painting belongs. One important task for art historians is to find influences and connections between artists. Is influence a task that a computer can measure? The contribution of this paper is in exploring the problem of computer-automated suggestion of influences between artists, a problem that was not addressed before in a general setting. We first present a comparative study of different classification methodologies for the task of fine-art style classification. A two-level comparative study is performed for this classification problem. The first level reviews the performance of discriminative vs. generative models, while the second level touches the features aspect of the paintings and compares semantic-level features vs. low-level and intermediate-level features present in the painting. Then, we investigate the question “Who influenced this artist?” by looking at his masterpieces and comparing them to others. We pose this interesting question as a knowledge discovery problem. For this purpose, we investigated several painting-similarity and artist-similarity measures. As a result, we provide a visualization of artists (Map of Artists) based on the similarity between their works

Toward Automated Discovery of Artistic Influence

Left: Frederic Bazille’s Studio 9 Rue de la Condamine (1870) 

Right: Norman Rockwell’s Shuffleton’s Barber Shop (1950)

Considering the huge amount of art pieces that exist, there is valuable information to be discovered. Examining a painting, an expert can determine its style, genre, and the time period that the painting belongs. One important task for art historians is to find influences and connections between artists. Is influence a task that a computer can measure? The contribution of this paper is in exploring the problem of computer-automated suggestion of influences between artists, a problem that was not addressed before in a general setting. We first present a comparative study of different classification methodologies for the task of fine-art style classification. A two-level comparative study is performed for this classification problem. The first level reviews the performance of discriminative vs. generative models, while the second level touches the features aspect of the paintings and compares semantic-level features vs. low-level and intermediate-level features present in the painting. Then, we investigate the question “Who influenced this artist?” by looking at his masterpieces and comparing them to others. We pose this interesting question as a knowledge discovery problem. For this purpose, we investigated several painting-similarity and artist-similarity measures. As a result, we provide a visualization of artists (Map of Artists) based on the similarity between their works

Toward Automated Discovery of Artistic Influence

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No amount of anxiety makes any difference to anything that is going to happen.
Our neighborhood just lost electricity.
Bring out the candles! Save the ice cream!

Our neighborhood just lost electricity.

Bring out the candles! Save the ice cream!

ckck:

Hong Kong in the 1950s, by Fan Ho.

Anonymous said: what aresome of ur favorite tumblr blogs?

Too many to list, but you can probably tell if you look at who I reblog from the most. 

Anonymous said: were you formerly unpeaudecreme

Unfortunately not. Though she seemed like a fascinating person from the small exchanges we had. It’s a shame she left!

Anonymous said: what are your favorite books? what is a running playlist u would recommend

It really depends on my mood to be honest. At the moment, I’m enjoying The Tibetan Book of the Dead that was given to me by a friend.

I listen to a little bit of everything, but here’s a good one..

http://www.mixcloud.com/dazed/throwback-thursday-94-minutes-of-1994-hip-hop/