We live with a value system that I call the Extrovert Ideal – the omnipresent belief that the ideal self is gregarious, alpha and comfortable in the spotlight. The archetypal extrovert prefers action to contemplation, risk-taking to heed-taking, certainty to doubt. He or she favours quick decisions, even at the risk of being wrong; works well in teams and socialises in groups. We like to think that we value individuality, but all too often we admire one type of individual – the kind who is comfortable “putting himself out there”. Sure, we allow technologically gifted loners who launch companies in garages to have any personality they please, but they are the exceptions, not the rule, and our tolerance extends mainly to those who get fabulously wealthy or hold the promise of doing so.

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asylum-art:

Ah Xian: Busts Imprinted with Chinese Decorative Designs

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zerostatereflex:

Tangible Media

MIT’s Tangible Media is coming along nicely,

"Almost like a table of living clay, the inFORM is a surface that three-dimensionally changes shape, allowing users to not only interact with digital content in meatspace, but even hold hands with a person hundreds of miles away. And that’s only the beginning."

Oh, so this is how Yu-gi-oh started…

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victoriousvocabulary:

CAMPANIFORM
[adjective]
shaped like a bell.
Etymology: from Late Latin campana, “bell” + fōrma, “form, figure”.
[yanadhyana - Bluebells Tree]

victoriousvocabulary:

CAMPANIFORM

[adjective]

shaped like a bell.

Etymology: from Late Latin campana, “bell” + fōrma, “form, figure”.

[yanadhyana - Bluebells Tree]

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A villager collects seeds from Giant Water Lilies in the Deepor Beel Bird Sanctuary in Guwahati city, northeast India.

A villager collects seeds from Giant Water Lilies in the Deepor Beel Bird Sanctuary in Guwahati city, northeast India.

(Source: plucking)

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punktrolls:

Clothes don’t have a gender.

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devilduck:

Iron Age shoes (ca. 400 BCE to 400 CE) found on a body in a European bog

devilduck:

Iron Age shoes (ca. 400 BCE to 400 CE) found on a body in a European bog

(Source: inneroptics)

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