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Vicky Veritas has been at 11 events

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Half the Sky Movement216,951Join  @107096716333816995401 columnist @102839963139173448834 and leaders in the fight against human trafficking from Girls Educational & Mentoring Services, @105701279657260032955, @104386691922846239107 and @100379471031450585233  in a conversation about modern solutions to a problem millions around the world are facing every day. *Panelists include:*  Rachel Lloyd, Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS)   Gary Haugen, International Justice Mission Dave Batstone, Not For Sale Susan Bissell, UNICEF What does 2014 hold for the fight against modern-day slavery?2014-01-10 19:00:00948  
Science on Google+586,844*Isaac Newton's Birthday is on Christmas* Join us in a Newton-inspired holiday physics hangout with rockstar physicist +Henry Reich of +MinutePhysics and +MinuteEarth  and brilliant ballerina biologist +Carin Bondar of +National Geographic, +Scientific American and host of Wild Sex, a science show about the strange reproductive habits of the animal kingdom. She knows how the world gets physical. +Veritasium  AKA +Derek Muller may pop in.  We hear there may even be more special guests so you should probably go ahead and RSVP yes to join the lively conversation. BYOB. Hosted by +Amy Robinson of +Science on Google+ .Happy Newtonmas Hangout2013-12-19 00:00:00143  
Science Bulletins at AMNH393,825The American Museum of Natural History’s Science Bulletins program is launching a new data visualization on changes in Arctic plant life and their forecasted impact on the climate system. Science Bulletins editorial producer Laura Allen will discuss the science with the ecologists whose work is featured in the visualization. The researchers will also answer your questions. Join Science Bulletins for this Hangout and meet: • Dr. Richard Pearson: Research Associate, American Museum of Natural History and Lecturer, University College London • Dr. Scott Goetz: Deputy Director and Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Research Center The data visualization is designed for informal education at museums and science centers. Its datasets are also available for live programming on NOAA’s Science on a Sphere (SOS)® spherical display system: http://www.sos.noaa.gov/Datasets/dataset.php?id=429 The Hangout panel will also address ways to interpret the visualization for museum and educational audiences. View the visualization at http://www.amnh.org/explore/science-bulletins/(watch)/bio/visualizations/greening-of-the-arctic This visualization and professional development training is supported by NOAA and NSF.How Green is the Arctic? A Science Bulletins at AMNH Hangout2013-11-13 21:30:0044  
Science on Google+586,844*Be curious. Question assumptions. Explore the world from atoms to astrophysics with Veritasium*. Join +Derek Muller of popular +YouTube Channel Veritasium on a journey to the beautiful, viral side of physics, hosted by Science on Google+ in honor of *YouTube Geek Week* (Aug 4-10). Our +Amy Robinson, +Jason Davison and +Nic Hammond will host, along with +Joe Hanson of +It's Okay To Be Smart and a few members of the community who ask Derek interesting questions on the event page.   The hangout happens on *Wednesday, August 7th at 5 pm US PT / 8 ET*. Derek will share why he creates Veritasium and how it has evolved into one of YouTube’s favorite sources of answers to epic science questions. He’ll also answer your questions so leave them here on the event page. You may be selected to join the hangout live and ask him in person.   Check out *Veritasium* on YouTube at http://veritasium.com   This is the third hangout in a new series that brings science to life through conversations with the world's leading minds. Join +Science on Google+: A Public Database for the latest events.Veritasium: A Science on Google+ Conversation2013-08-08 02:00:00236  
V-Day18,359On V-Day 2013 we will be live streaming Risings from around the world! Here is a list of pending and confirmed streaming events, listed by local and Pacific Time. Details will be added as they are known. Manila on Ustream.tv: https://www.ustream.tv/embed/13346941 (time tbc) 10:00 CAT / 00:00 PT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xw5qLUQyHTU 17:00 IST / 3:30 PT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6UzapFmOGE 16:30 SAST / 6:30 PT: South Africa -- http://new.livestream.com/accounts/1287887/events/1879753 10:15 & 12:00 ET / 7:15 & 9:00 PT: Atlanta -- http://new.livestream.com/accounts/1022514/risingAtlanta 14:00 CT / 12:00 PT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9argIMd1dPg 19:00 ET / 16:00 PT: Miami -- http://new.livestream.com/accounts/2835490/events/1880583/videos/11568859 16:00 PT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghY76uYA964 20:00 ET / 17:00 PT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZvoFrqToWw 18:00 PT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNEfgHOXvoE 19:00 PT: Oakland, CA -- http://www.ustream.tv/channel/onebillionrisingoakland 18:00 HAST / 20:00 PT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFcogNYw1mAOne Billion Rising 2013 - OFFICIAL EVENT2013-02-13 13:00:00362  
Breast Cancer Answers®664,544On World Cancer Day, Feb 4th, join us here on Google+ to watch live interviews with the world's leading cancer experts and organizations.  Don't miss this 2-hour LIVE event at 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. PST/3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. EST. Here at BreastCancerAnswers, we believe that educating people can save lives. For the latest in breast cancer awareness, circle us at https://plus.google.com/113258379539644876834/.World Cancer Day Presented By BreastCancerAnswers2013-02-04 21:00:0083  
Andrij “Andrew” Harasewych328,342http://www.redbullstratos.com/ The countdown has begun for Felix Baumgartner's epic jump from the edge of space. Supported by a team of experts, Felix will ascend in a helium balloon to an altitude of 120,000 ft / 36,576 m where he will take a leap of faith into the unknown in an attempt to become the first person to break the speed of sound during freefall. To follow the progress of this mission - launch date set for the week of 8th October 2012 - and to find out where and when to tune in to watch Red Bull Stratos rewrite history live please RSVP and join the Event. #science   #redbull   #stratos   #sciencesunday   #spacesunday   #skydiving  @109783903175191665261 @107778888097122544837 @101602715616829342034 @105379671042990608528Red Bull Stratos Mission - LIVE2012-10-14 14:00:00664  
Fraser Cain956,093Join us once again as we connect several telescopes into a live Google+ hangout and stream the night sky into your computer. The Moon won't rise until after we wrap up, so it should be a wonderful dark night with great seeing. Most of the planets are down, but Jupiter might make an appearance right at the end of the evening if we're lucky. If you want to get notifications of these events, make sure you circle the @100902337165997768522 on Google+. #vsp-oct13Virtual Star Party - Oct. 7, 20122012-10-08 04:30:00538  
Fraser Cain956,093*If you want to get a reminder of the Virtual Star Party, you need to confirm that you're going.* *Are you going? Click "Yes"* Every week we connect up multiple telescopes into a @100902337165997768522, and showcase the night sky, right here on Google+. We'll point our telescopes at any planets, Moons or deep sky objects up at the time - even the Sun! We'll also have Ph.D. astronomers on hand to explain the science behind what we're looking at. We'll even take requests. _I'm attaching last week's episode so you can get a sense of what this is all about_ If you want to be notified about future broadcasts, make sure you add the @100902337165997768522 to your circles. #virtualstarparty-sep23Virtual Star Party - Sept. 23, 20122012-09-24 04:30:00424  
Fraser Cain956,093It's time again for another Virtual Star Party. Join us in a Google+ Hangout on Air and see a live view from multiple telescopes broadcasting their view of the night sky. You can even make requests.Virtual Star Party - August 12, 20122012-08-13 05:30:00109  
Fraser Cain956,093To celebrate the landing of NASA's Curiosity Rover - the Mars Science Laboratory - we'll be running a special live hangout.  In conjunction with @106911959181067745693. We'll have all your favorite space/astronomy journalists on hand to discuss the mission in depth, and celebrate the landing live, when it happens. Join Fraser Cain, @109036978092446954908, @108952536790629690817 and @102887292457967781591 for this special event. Over the course of this 4-hour Google+ Hangout on Air, we'll interview members of the Curiosity team live in the hangout, as well as other special guests from the @111419948721791453320 and the @108759765804984663877. @109479143173251353583 and @107051665537162034944 will be on location at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to interview members of the engineering team, and show you what it's like to be at NASA during this amazing moment. We'll update this event as we lock down more of the guests and participants. See you there! You can follow the hashtag #marshangout   (this will replace our regular Sunday night @100902337165997768522)Google+ Hangout - Curiosity Landing Coverage2012-08-06 05:00:004863  

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Mariana Lopez de Waard25,681via +Richard Watkins *MAZING  N E W  #CIRCLE  WITH VERY INTERACTIVE PEOPLE!Share and be shared!*#expandewitir #knowledgeOr #etymologicahyposes #been #postulatefor #ancient #nam #stcentury #Jewhrian #Flavius #Josephus #Ant #assertethat #it #namefor #Epher #grandson #Abraham #accordin #Gen #whosdescendants #hclaimehainvadeLibyador #Sevillin #EtymologiaXIV  #severaspecies #early #apelikhumans #thought #evolvein #modern #man2015-04-27 12:29:39201112
Richard Watkins80*MAZING  N E W  #CIRCLE  WITH VERY INTERACTIVE PEOPLE!Share and be shared!*#expandewitir #knowledgeOr #etymologicahyposes #been #postulatefor #ancient #nam #stcentury #Jewhrian #Flavius #Josephus #Ant #assertethat #it #namefor #Epher #grandson #Abraham #accordin #Gen #whosdescendants #hclaimehainvadeLibyador #Sevillin #EtymologiaXIV  #severaspecies #early #apelikhumans #thought #evolvein #modern #man2015-04-27 10:58:1420110717
Richard Watkins49MAZING  N E W  #CIRCLE  WITH VERY INTERACTIVE PEOPLE!Share and be shared!#countryGeorgia #transcontinental #country #Eastern #Thrace #region #Turkey #Europe #Therefore #Turkey #transcontinental #countryBibliographyewis #Martin #W #Wigen #Kären #myth #continents #critique #metageography #Berkeley #Los #Angeles #University #California #Press #ISBN #entris #Michael #Chadwick #John2015-04-21 07:47:01146224
Simon Weiner6,3701.23 High Quality New Active Engager Circle. Enjoy:) #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles   #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia #hillaryclinton   #president   #hillary2016  2015-04-20 07:39:36500005
Mamy Shimomatsu2,967#CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active  #UnusualShare this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle 5.Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circ2015-03-10 07:28:11328015
Mamy Shimomatsu2,967#CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active  #UnusualShare this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle 5.Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circ2015-03-10 07:27:39328005
Mamy Shimomatsu2,967#CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active  #UnusualShare this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle 5.Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circ2015-03-10 07:27:02328003
Mamy Shimomatsu2,967#CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active  #UnusualShare this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle 5.Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circ2015-03-10 07:26:42328005
AyJay Schibig86,092DISCOVERY CIRCLE   2.11.15  by  +AyJay Schibig Welcome to the latest edition of my Discovery Circle!   Discover lots of interesting and active  G+ members here!  Please Re-Share.#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2015-02-11 08:06:49499545070
Jason Hurtado Daniels33,5672015 High Content CircleThis weekend I sorted through my many circle categories to identify the people most related to my projects for 2015. These old friends and new discoveries represent people in my network active in the following categories. If you feel you should be included, please indicate which category might be a good fit. Enjoy!#3Dprinting#ArtificialIntelligence #Biodeisel   #Biogas  #Biomass#Crowdfunding#Databases#Engineering#FOSS#GameTheory#Gardening#Geothermal #GIS  #Makers#OpenSourceGovernance#Oregon #Organic  #OSS#Recycling#RenewableEnergy#Robotics#Science#Software#Solar #Startups  #Sustainability#Teams#WaterResources #WoodGas  2015-02-09 01:42:394924113
Karthik Thakur1,612#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia Join GooglePlus Community: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/1116204943377264716132015-01-21 05:06:52495868
Daniel Gibbs17,153Active users on Google+. Circle Share. If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#circle #circles #publiccircle #circleshare #Fiji #japan #tokyo #malaysia #malaysia #kota_kinabalu #malaysia #kuala_lumpur #malaysia #kuala_terengganu #malaysia #kuantan #malaysia #kuching #malaysia #langkawi #malaysia #penang #myanmar #myanmar #yangon #philippines #philippines #cebu #south_korea #south_korea #seoul #taiwan #taiwan #kaohsiung #taiwan #taipei #thailand #chiang_mai 2015-01-20 06:32:52494292663
Terry Dyke1,333The #CulturalCreatives circle -- a carefully-vetted group of 100 artists, writers, makers, and thinkers on G+.They all have 1000+ followers and post actively. Most tend toward the humanist/progressive/green end of things, and all have a creatively provocative take on this stuff that fills our waking hours.If you are interested in joining the circle and expanding it, please do the following:1. Add this to your circles2. Add yourself to the circle3. Share the expanded circle to Public4. Include comments and #CulturalCreatives tagThanks!Terry Dyke#CulturalCreatives  #circles  #circlesharing   #sharedcircles    #publiccircles2015-01-13 00:56:20100204
Frank Gainsford53,086A circle of people who either post or share stuff that is about science 2015-01-09 10:11:403392512
lchigo Kurosaki831Circle of awesomeness. Please followhttps://plus.google.com/u/0/b/116338847187157094371/115447032474133435721/postswhen you see the message ;)2014-12-09 02:16:58449516
Backup of Natural Remedies for High Blood Pressure2,529Share this Circle of passionate people and grow your network. 2014-12-08 20:18:364787312
Richard Green88,785Engagers Showcase Circle, December 1, 2014If I sent you a notification, it means that you are included in my Engagers Showcase Circle. “Showcase” means that you are invited to leave a comment (on the original post) with a link to one of your own posts, which ideally should be one of your best recent posts.This circle consists of people who have engaged with one of the posts listed below, in the form of +1s, comments and reshares. I have not posted much in the last couple of months because I have been too busy, and so it has been a long time since the last reshare of the circle.Everyone mentioned below is also included in the circle.Millcreek Canyon Vista (reshared from +Tom Malloy)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/HuXLKw4GBwjAvoiding the unavoidablehttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/TnW3pTWt6d7Hydrangea flowershttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/3LDn2js6pWpMicroscopic Victorian arthttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/ieybEmL7tUCApproximating e using the digits 1–9https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/W5E6HyihSuY“Vertebral 03 – Pendant Lampshade” by cordycepthttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/eSo9svRbLapCentred polygonal numbershttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/QowshFUnPZ2Reinventing the wheel: Reuleaux polygonshttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/gDxTM5Ko8hbSunrise at Maroon Lake (reshared from +Jason Hill)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/hvWMqo1HwvVSchmidt arrangementshttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/eM3adto6nsj“Dream Creatures” by Elido Turcohttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/ckjru8sN6AG“The Awakening III—Rebirth” by Luc Railhachttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/KyNg9DD4YnXPoincaré and topologyhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/bmnd2URRAsfLytham St Annes (reshared from +Paul Haworth)https://plus.google.com/1015848892828789210522014-12-01 22:15:07443167113214
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov2,751SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FRIENDS : Circle V.1.11. Link to my own scientific research topic: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4212005/  To be included in future circle-editions, please ENGAGE: add me to your own circles/+1/re-share/comment on the original circle-post, or on some of the other science-related posts on my wall (this is needed since the number of people that could be circled is limited from Google – and therefore I am forced to keep included just the most active users). Currently featured science-related GOOGLE PLUS post:https://plus.google.com/115938908270684192009/posts/8LU6LVz75jxI would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science   #Research   #Technology   #NASA    #Space   #Innovation   #Engineering   #nutrition    #ScienceSunday   #Sundayscience   #Science   #Research   #Tech #GameTech   #GameTechnology    #Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch    #innovation   #Inflammation   #Brain #mindcontrol   #photography   #tech   #socialmedia   #googleplus #naturalproduct   #artists   #foodies   #cars   2014-11-27 06:30:22451423271
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov1,950SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY + FRIENDS : CIRCLE V.8; maintained by +Atanas Georgiev Atanasov  ; You can learn more about my personal scientific research at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25083916   To be added to the circle, please +1/reshare/comment/add me to your circles. I would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science   #Research   #Technology   #NASA    #Space   #Innovation   #Engineering   #NIAC   #nutrition   #Entrepreneur   #Commercial #ScienceSunday   #Sundayscience   #Science   #Research   #Tech #GameTech   #GameTechnology   #Gaming   #VideoGaming   #Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch    #innovation   #Inflammation   #Brain #mindcontrol   #photography   #tech   #socialmedia   #googleplus #naturalproduct   2014-11-17 05:24:2236226837
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov1,746SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY + FRIENDS : CIRCLE V.7; maintained by +AtanasGeorgievAtanasov ; You can learn more about my personal scientific research at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25083916   To be added to the circle, please +1/reshare/comment/add me to your circles. I would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science   #Research   #Technology   #NASA    #Space   #Innovation   #Engineering   #NIAC   #nutrition   #Entrepreneur   #Commercial #ScienceSunday  #Sundayscience   #Science   #Research   #Tech #GameTech  #GameTechnology   #Gaming   #VideoGaming   #Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch   #innovation   #Inflammation   #Brain #mindcontrol  #photography   #tech   #socialmedia   #googleplus #naturalproduct  #artists   #foodies   #cars2014-11-13 05:47:40346607
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov1,550SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY + FRIENDS of it : CIRCLE V.6; maintained by +AtanasGeorgievAtanasov ; You can learn more about my personal scientific research here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25083916   To be added to the circle, please +1/reshare/comment/add me to your circles. I would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science   #Research   #Technology   #NASA    #Space   #Innovation   #Engineering   #NIAC   #nutrition   #Entrepreneur   #Commercial #ScienceSunday  #Sundayscience   #Science   #Research   #Tech #GameTech  #GameTechnology   #Gaming   #VideoGaming   #Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch   #innovation   #Inflammation   #Brain #mindcontrol  #photography   #tech   #socialmedia   #googleplus #naturalproduct  #artists   #foodies   2014-11-10 06:22:16330123
Kylie Jenner10,628 If you received this Notice - You're in this Circle                       •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Circle Share 3  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•                 •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Fall Share and Be Shared :¦:-•:*:•.::-•      •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  If you want to be shared in this circle  :¦:-•:*:•.::-• •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Just share it and I will keep you in this circle  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•        •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Boost your visibility on Google+  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•                       •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Share the circle!  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google Plus.Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshar2014-11-08 17:52:334577727
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov1,294SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY + FRIENDS of it : CIRCLE V.5; maintained by +AtanasGeorgievAtanasov ; You can learn more about my personal scientific research here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25083916   To be added to the circle, please +1/reshare/comment/add me to your circles. I would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science   #Research   #Technology   #NASA    #Space   #Innovation   #Engineering   #NIAC   #nutrition   #Entrepreneur   #Commercial #ScienceSunday  #Sundayscience   #Science   #Research   #Tech #GameTech  #GameTechnology   #Gaming   #VideoGaming   #Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch   #innovation   #Inflammation   #Brain #mindcontrol  #photography   #tech   #socialmedia   #googleplus #naturalproduct  #artists   #foodies   2014-11-06 08:10:3436954038
Sharon Caroline1,691Hello my friends, good morning/evening for you all!Boost Your visibility On Google+!Shared and be shared. :)Thank you for sharing and promoting this.#circleshare #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedcircleoftheday2014-11-05 08:31:58463203
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov1,228SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY + FRIENDS of it : Circle V.3, maintained by +AtanasGeorgievAtanasov To be added to the circle, please +1/reshare/comment/add me to your circles. I would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   You can learn a bit more about my personal scientific research from these links: https://plus.google.com/115938908270684192009/posts/MGt3zvEtTgq  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25083916   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science  #Research #Technology #NASA  #Space #Innovation  #Engineering #NIAC #nutrition #Entrepreneur #Commercial #ScienceSunday #Sundayscience #Science #Research #Tech #GameTech #GameTechnology #Gaming #VideoGaming +Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch  #innovation #Inflammation #Brain #mindcontrol #photography #tech #socialmedia #googleplus #naturalproduct #artists #foodies 2014-11-05 07:02:42362626
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov1,127Science and Technology +Friends: Circle 2014 V.2 To be added to the circle, please +1/reshare/comment. I would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   You can learn a bit more about my personal scientific research from these links: https://plus.google.com/115938908270684192009/posts/MGt3zvEtTgq  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25083916   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science  #Research #Technology #NASA  #Space #Innovation  #Engineering #NIAC #nutrition #Entrepreneur #Commercial #ScienceSunday #Sundayscience #Science #Research #Tech #GameTech #GameTechnology #Gaming #VideoGaming +Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch  #innovation #Inflammation #Brain #mindcontrol #photography #tech #socialmedia #googleplus #naturalproduct #artists #foodies #cars 2014-11-04 06:51:44407103
Kylie Jenner10,305#16 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-11-03 03:22:37457122
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov1,054Science and Technology Circle 2014 To be added to the circle, please +1/reshare/comment. I would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   You can learn a bit more about my personal scientific research from these links: https://plus.google.com/115938908270684192009/posts/MGt3zvEtTgq  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25083916   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science  #Research #Technology #NASA   #Space #Innovation   #Engineering #NIAC #nutrition #Entrepreneur #Commercial #ScienceSunday #Sundayscience #Science #Research #Tech #GameTech #GameTechnology #Gaming #VideoGaming #Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch   #innovation #Inflammation #Brain #mindcontrol #photography #tech #socialmedia #googleplus #naturalproduct #artists 2014-11-02 08:37:19453526
Kylie Jenner8,896#17 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-10-17 14:25:534585110
Kylie Jenner8,896#16 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-10-17 14:25:34457000
Becky Collins17,500Top Active Engager's Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-10-13 05:05:404783111
RokSimec.com7,554To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post*More you share more you get!*#circle                    2014-10-01 11:44:4749811814
RokSimec.com7,248 To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post*More you share more you get!*#circle                    2014-09-26 10:33:5149814920
Kenneth Nicholson3,806Active users on Google+. Circle Share. If you received a notification, please reshare to your circles If you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post*More you share more you get! :)Thanks!*#awesomecircle #circleme #sharedpoint #sharewithyou #ShareYourCircle #epicengagers #davidromaphotography #addcircle #addpeople #affiliate #awesome #awesomecircles #awesomepeople #besocial #bestengagers #bestsharedcircle #circle #circlefriday #circlemonday2014-09-25 13:06:13485455278
AyJay Schibig72,777DISCOVERY CIRCLE   9.17.14 by  +AyJay Schibig Reshare  if you want to be included in this circle.Welcome to the latest edition of my Discovery Circle!   Discover lots of interesting and active  G+ members here!  #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2014-09-17 23:03:44478554667
Richard Green81,215Engagers Showcase Circle, September 14, 2014If I sent you a notification, it means that you are included in my Engagers Showcase Circle. “Showcase” means that you are invited to leave a comment (on the original post) with a link to one of your own posts, which ideally should be one of your best recent posts.This circle consists of people who have engaged with one of my recent posts in the form of +1s, comments and reshares. I skipped over one post because it received too much engagement, but I'm including a link to it for completeness.Everyone mentioned below is also included in the circle.Do nuclear physicists have half life crises?https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/ayw6WPGGaFESt Peter's Church, Heyshamhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/9DEtmbdz15zSmiling cow?https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/9NuqPpsgtBkThe look-and-say sequence and Conway's Cosmological Theoremhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/jEQ7zxFpJt4Cordyline australis, the “cabbage tree”https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/hktDAgyo6mA“Maurits, stop picking at it. You'll only make it worse.” by David Swarthttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/gj327Ywh33T“Phyllotactic Portrait of Fibonacci” by Robert Boschhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/8LykdvHpRvPFountain in Williamson Parkhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/HzZTLQaQ9RT“Youth” by Silvia Cordeddahttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/T2Lo3c2zLxvThe arithmetic derivative, the Goldbach conjecture, and the twin prime conjecturehttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/9nY35Ma1pbUGlobe Thistlehttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/i8mtiyVikWhTallinn (reshared from +Paul Harper)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/U4DAQxK5fkxCubes passing in the night (reshared from +Sean Walker)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/32JKvAFqP9SThe graph of arctanhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/FLvyDupud1z“Hopf Knott” by Peter Sittner2014-09-14 15:25:57463221118233
Kylie Jenner6,429#16 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-09-06 15:33:4245517923
shareing circle9,133my Friends! - You're in this Circle ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥If You receive this message You are included in circle !!!  shared!2014-08-26 08:35:25469101015
Nana Xinh0GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#fridaysharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday  #sharedcircle #trustinme  #circlesharing        #circleshare        #circles        #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles        #sharedcircles    #share  #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday       #sharewithyou        #circlefriday   #circlethursday  #followfriday  #follow    #followme     #followers #followback #circle#googleplus  #communities #hangouts  #events  #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles2014-08-25 17:53:46470429
George Clark5,136This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google Plusboost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post #bosmol #BosmolCircle #GrowthCIrcle #GooglePlus #CircleShare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circleshared #publiccirclesproject #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheday #google #circle #circles #publiccircle #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #addcircle #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles 2014-08-25 11:39:264698777117
Andri Listriyono211#AMIKOM #seo #programmer #tipsandtricks #tips #blogging #sandbox #sukses #jogja #jogjakarta #indonesia #nasional #berita #news #tipsblog #tipsseo #php #IndonesiaOnly #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #programmerphp #akusukses #akusuksescom #Semangat #Inspirasi #Motivasi #Peluangusaha #BisnisRumahan #PeluangBisnis #BisnisOnline #Bisnis #JasaBuatWeb #JasaSkripsi #JasaTugasAkhir #JasaSEO #SEOMurah #BelajarWeb #Penulis #google 2014-08-13 01:35:464578414
exceptional circles208the nice circle for today2014-08-11 20:28:325006972114
Carlos Esteban50,970ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find a sample of recent and repeat engagers, people that include me in shared circles, and people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts. Add the circle and check them out. Maybe you like some of them! Feel free to re-share the circle :) Have a great week!2014-08-11 15:57:3149910779158
Kylie Jenner5,348#8 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-08-09 07:14:3845611520
Kylie Jenner5,348#7 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-08-09 07:14:204555216
Richard Green77,832Engagers Showcase Circle, August 7, 2014If I sent you a notification, it means that you are included in my Engagers Showcase Circle. “Showcase” means that you are invited to leave a comment (on the original post) with a link to one of your own posts, which ideally should be one of your best recent posts.This circle consists of people who have engaged with one of my recent posts in the form of +1s, comments and reshares.Everyone mentioned below is also included in the circle.Our cat, Chesterhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/ToxRHsMHytsFibonacci numbers and corridors of width 4https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/gCTyaSV4ugzWalk in the rainhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/gVPzuv7aKHALenticular cloud (reshared from +Sean R. Heavey)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/giTgt4PUd1GGlass Paperweight by Paul Stankardhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/fLfKWxFj3f2“Mathematistan” by Martin Kuppehttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/AcUBb8Y9uBjCat's back on the menu, boys!https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/aP3cZEnaqquWaterfall (reshared from +Keith Boone)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/S2pmsTTyiZzOak tree at “The Pig”https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/cv8pi2ffX1NThe Bargate, Southamptonhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/LsYSEpUS1bLCosmos flowerhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/KqvLW32KyXfThe Ashton Memorialhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/aK1E3XqWWSSThrough the castle windowhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/MT7uBM2SUt7Friedman numbershttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/32tzjfB8NnMThe Norfolk Knifehttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/DHf4jfSkUKKThe lake at Wyresdale Parkhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/3xFACaympiNCastle of the Clouds2014-08-07 21:46:51451208116232
Kylie Jenner4,909#1 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-08-04 11:55:5045614522
Marius Kiupelis279 If you received this notification you are in this circle♚♚  If you want to be shared in this circle ♚♚♚♚♚♚♚ Then just keep sharing! ♚♚♚♚♚2014-08-03 19:05:53201035
Lynda Chervil890Add this circle of excellent engagers, thinkers, innovators, and future tech leaders. My ++Solar Power++ Circle will provide you with the latest and greatest from the world of tech innovations, especially in the renewable energy sector. Simply add this circle and then share it!If you'd like to be added to this circle, please comment below, share and add the circle. Only those who qualify with content and expertise will be added. Thanks! #Tesla   #nikolatesla   #elonmusk   #solarenergy   #innovation   #technology   #solarpower   #hydroelectric   #science   #STEM   #research   #education   #futuretech   #futuretechnology  2014-07-31 14:24:32343125
Shared Theme Circles4,329Music Circle No 3Promote The Music!!Share if you are in this circle or if you want to be in this circleCircle for Music lovers metioned by Music lovers :)Bring more Music into life by helping to expand this incredible circleIf you are in this circle you are privileged to recommend other Music lovers. Blue heads ,(no profile picture), not allowed :)Follow the steps below to be included in the next Music circle:1. Add me to your circle (If you haven't already)2. +1 & Re-Share this circle in PUBLIC3. Leave a comment here so I know you are interested in getting circledHave a great day :)James Morrison - Slave to the Music [Acoustic]2014-07-26 10:46:19210493957

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2015-05-15 23:41:43 (11 comments, 4 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

It was 1915 when the traveling salesman Gregor Samsa first awoke as a bug. This year, 100 years after the first publication of The Metamorphosis, Benedict Cumberbatch reads Franz Kafka's masterpiece aloud for the BBC — and it is awesome. Listen here: http://on.nypl.org/1FeWQ0S

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2015-05-19 11:59:59 (0 comments, 7 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

There's a really beautiful commencement address that Adrienne Rich gave in 1977 in which she says that education is not something you "get," but something you "claim." I think that's something that's very much true of knowledge itself. The reason we are so increasingly intolerant of long articles and why we skim them; why we skip forward even in a short video you know that reduces a three hundred page book into a three minute animation and even in that we skip forward. It's that we've been infected with this kind of pathological impatience that makes us want to have the knowledge, but not to do the work of claiming it. I mean the true knowledge of meaning and the meaningful is the opposite of trivial. The only thing we should have gleaned from skimming and skipping forward is the trivial. The only way to gain knowledge is contemplation and the only road to that is... more »

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2015-05-17 03:45:30 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

"Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light. Tragedy is the most ridiculous thing."

— Frida Kahlo

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2015-05-25 16:32:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

#onthisday  in 1899, the French animalière and realist artist Rosa Bonheur died in her atelier and now museum of Château de By in Thomery, some 50 miles south of Paris.

Several streams of art, social, cultural and scientific history coalesced during the 19th century into some rather unique flowers of genre art, in this case animal painting. One outstanding representative of the genus was Rosa Bonheur, caught between the extremes of the new style along the lines of Courbet’s Barbizon School, pure commercialism and undistinguished kitsch. But Rosa didn’t give a damn about conventions anyway – read more on:

http://wunderkammertales.blogspot.de/2015/05/but-suit-i-wear-is-my-work-attire-and.html

Depicted below is Rosa Bonheur’s most famous work, La foire du cheval (The Horse Fair), a scene from the life on the horse market in Paris, between 1852 and 1855, now at theMetropolit... more »

#onthisday  in 1899, the French animalière and realist artist Rosa Bonheur died in her atelier and now museum of Château de By in Thomery, some 50 miles south of Paris.

Several streams of art, social, cultural and scientific history coalesced during the 19th century into some rather unique flowers of genre art, in this case animal painting. One outstanding representative of the genus was Rosa Bonheur, caught between the extremes of the new style along the lines of Courbet’s Barbizon School, pure commercialism and undistinguished kitsch. But Rosa didn’t give a damn about conventions anyway – read more on:

http://wunderkammertales.blogspot.de/2015/05/but-suit-i-wear-is-my-work-attire-and.html

Depicted below is Rosa Bonheur’s most famous work, La foire du cheval (The Horse Fair), a scene from the life on the horse market in Paris, between 1852 and 1855, now at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

#art #arthistory  #culturalhistory  #europeanart___

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2015-05-25 16:07:03 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Scientists still do not appear to understand sufficiently that all earth sciences must contribute evidence toward unveiling the state of our planet in earlier times, and that the truth of the matter can only be reached by combing all this evidence. ... It is only by combing the information furnished by all the earth sciences that we can hope to determine 'truth' here, that is to say, to find the picture that sets out all the known facts in the best arrangement and that therefore has the highest degree of probability. Further, we have to be prepared always for the possibility that each new discovery, no matter what science furnishes it, may modify the conclusions we draw.
~ Alfred L. Wegener, The Origins of Continents and Oceans, 1929 

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a. Annus Mirabilis, geology edition: https://scientiasalon.wordpress.com/2015/05/25/annus-mirabilis-geology-edition/... more »

"[...] If the evidence [for continental drift] was so solid, why was [Wegener] despised and rejected? Why did geologists treat his ideas as fringe, and call him a crackpot for another 45 years after his book was published? [...]"

"[...] Yet despite these horrific events [of World War I], science marched on. In physics, Einstein published his theory of general relativity, which gave us the concepts of space-time and warped space. His theory also successfully explained the peculiarities in the apparent motions of Mercury. (However, the paper was not widely read for a while because of wartime restrictions on circulating scientific publications). Ada Hitchins established the first radioactive decay series, showing that radium was a decay product of uranium. Pluto was photographed for the first time, although not yet recognized as a planet. Thomas Hunt Morgan demonstrated non-inherited genetic mutations in fruit flies, undermining the foundation of eugenics. The Nobel Prize in Physics went to the Braggs for their development of X-ray crystallography, which became important not only in geology but also eventually became the key to unlocking the structure of the DNA molecule and many other scientific discoveries.

But 1915 was truly revolutionary in the geological sciences. Not only did that year see the publication of some of the first radiometric dates establishing that the earth was many billions of years old, but perhaps the most important scientific achievement of all: the publication of Alfred Wegener’s Die Entstehung der Kontinente und Ozeane (The Origin of Continents and Oceans). This work was the beginning of a true scientific revolution that transformed geology right down to its core, although the final stage of the revolution was not completed until the 1950s and even 1960s. Like many revolutionary works, it was ahead of its time, and widely scorned and rejected by those who were in scientific power. [...]"

Links below!___Scientists still do not appear to understand sufficiently that all earth sciences must contribute evidence toward unveiling the state of our planet in earlier times, and that the truth of the matter can only be reached by combing all this evidence. ... It is only by combing the information furnished by all the earth sciences that we can hope to determine 'truth' here, that is to say, to find the picture that sets out all the known facts in the best arrangement and that therefore has the highest degree of probability. Further, we have to be prepared always for the possibility that each new discovery, no matter what science furnishes it, may modify the conclusions we draw.
~ Alfred L. Wegener, The Origins of Continents and Oceans, 1929 

Wolfgang's Links:

a. Annus Mirabilis, geology edition: https://scientiasalon.wordpress.com/2015/05/25/annus-mirabilis-geology-edition/ by +Donald Prothero via +Massimo Pigliucci.

b. Continental Drift: Continental drift is the movement of the Earth's continents relative to each other, thus appearing to "drift" across the ocean bed. The speculation that continents might have 'drifted' was first put forward by Abraham Ortelius in 1596. The concept was independently and more fully developed by Alfred Wegener in 1912, but his theory was rejected by some for lack of a mechanism (though this was supplied later by Holmes) and others because of prior theoretical commitments. The idea of continental drift has been subsumed by the theory of plate tectonics, which explains how the continents move.

In 1858 Antonio Snider-Pellegrini created two maps demonstrating how America and Africa continents might have once fit together. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continental_drift

c. Alfred Wegener: Alfred Lothar Wegener (November 1, 1880 – November 1930) was a German polar researcher, geophysicist and meteorologist.

Also, don't miss this great video on Wegener's life by the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/17/opinion/animated-life-pangaea.html

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Forever Oneness,
who sings to us in silence,
who teaches us through each other.
Guide my steps with strength and wisdom.
May I see the lessons as I walk,
honor the Purpose of all things.
Help me touch with respect,
always speak from behind my eyes.
Let me observe, not judge.
May I cause no harm,
and leave music and beauty after my visit.
When I return to forever
may the circle be closed
and the spiral be broader.

- BEE LAKE -
an Aboriginal poet

Walu, 2008, Tommy Mitchell, Ngaanyatjarra Language Group/Australia #seattleartmuseum   #aboriginalart   #australia  

Forever Oneness,
who sings to us in silence,
who teaches us through each other.
Guide my steps with strength and wisdom.
May I see the lessons as I walk,
honor the Purpose of all things.
Help me touch with respect,
always speak from behind my eyes.
Let me observe, not judge.
May I cause no harm,
and leave music and beauty after my visit.
When I return to forever
may the circle be closed
and the spiral be broader.

- BEE LAKE -
an Aboriginal poet

Walu, 2008, Tommy Mitchell, Ngaanyatjarra Language Group/Australia #seattleartmuseum   #aboriginalart   #australia  ___

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2015-05-25 04:55:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Dirty data done dirt cheap.  Another fun post by +Randal J. Hale 

Thank you, +North River Geographic Systems, Inc 

Cleaning up data in #ArcGIS and #GRASS. I went with GRASS for this one. ___Dirty data done dirt cheap.  Another fun post by +Randal J. Hale 

Thank you, +North River Geographic Systems, Inc 

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2015-05-25 03:23:30 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Part 2 of The Untold Story of Silk Road. As riveting and suspenseful as the best spy thriller you have ever read. 

Pinging +Jason Birch +Bill McGarvey +Ms. Christina P. +Nico Nightowl +Zeke Cao +blanche nonken +Matthew J. Harmon and +Andrew Zolnai 

Part 2 of The Untold Story of Silk Road. As riveting and suspenseful as the best spy thriller you have ever read. 

Pinging +Jason Birch +Bill McGarvey +Ms. Christina P. +Nico Nightowl +Zeke Cao +blanche nonken +Matthew J. Harmon and +Andrew Zolnai ___

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2015-05-24 21:20:42 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

'We have met the enemy and he is us.'
~ Pogo, Walt Kelly 1970

Thank you, +Beryl Reid 

This article actually explains the recent Google Maps problem pretty well - better than many other.

It's like someone is holding up a mirror ( the internet) to our society and we were very upset when we actually saw all the ugly blemishes we really do have. I try to help out in the Google Maps help forum and recently it has been a little uncomfortable because people were (rightfully) outraged. But there was misplaced blame in some of the outrage. Those awful results were not the result of one or two "trolls" or "hackers" but the cumulative results of way tooooo many ugly and hateful minds bubbling to the surface of our magic "mirror".___'We have met the enemy and he is us.'
~ Pogo, Walt Kelly 1970

Thank you, +Beryl Reid 

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2015-05-24 15:58:01 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

+Steve Omondi, Co-Founder of Ultigeo Center and GIS Systems Developer, blogs about "a short tutorial for creating trajectory animations with a fadeout effect using QGIS Time Manager."

Thank you, +Steve Omondi 

+Steve Omondi, Co-Founder of Ultigeo Center and GIS Systems Developer, blogs about "a short tutorial for creating trajectory animations with a fadeout effect using QGIS Time Manager."

Thank you, +Steve Omondi ___

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2015-05-24 01:34:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Lovely Lake Tahoe, the Jewel of the Sierras, is stop 125 on our #ramblesthroughourcountry . The picture below painted by Albert Bierstadt in 1868, although somewhat romanticized, shows how Lake Tahoe must have looked to early visitors: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Bierstadt#/media/File:Albert_Bierstadt_001.jpg

These early visitors include the Native Americans of the Washoe tribe that inhabited the area around Lake Tahoe for 6,000 years and must have enjoyed its bucolic waters - that is until the first Europeans came. Lt. John Cl Fremont was the first to see Lake Tahoe in 1844, and by 1848 thousands of gold seekers passed by on their way west to strike their fortunes. By 1862, the U.S. Department of the Interior officially introduced the name Tahoe and Lake Tahoe became a major destination.

It is no wonder people are drawn here; nestled among the granite crags of the... more »

Lovely Lake Tahoe, the Jewel of the Sierras, is stop 125 on our #ramblesthroughourcountry . The picture below painted by Albert Bierstadt in 1868, although somewhat romanticized, shows how Lake Tahoe must have looked to early visitors: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Bierstadt#/media/File:Albert_Bierstadt_001.jpg

These early visitors include the Native Americans of the Washoe tribe that inhabited the area around Lake Tahoe for 6,000 years and must have enjoyed its bucolic waters - that is until the first Europeans came. Lt. John Cl Fremont was the first to see Lake Tahoe in 1844, and by 1848 thousands of gold seekers passed by on their way west to strike their fortunes. By 1862, the U.S. Department of the Interior officially introduced the name Tahoe and Lake Tahoe became a major destination.

It is no wonder people are drawn here; nestled among the granite crags of the Sierra Nevadas, and straddling both California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America. At an altitude of 6,225 ft and a depth of 1,645 ft, it is the second deepest lake in the US and the sixth largest in volume filling the large Tahoe basin. 

The Tahoe basin is a "graben" formed by extensional faulting along three major faults, and geologists say it is overdue for a possible 7.3 magnitude earthquake along the West Tahoe Fault: http://www.livescience.com/25287-lake-tahoe-tsunami-earthquake-risk.html There are other hazards associated with this lovely lake as its placid waters and shores cover evidence of landslide induced mega-tsunamis: http://blogs.kqed.org/science/2014/07/31/the-tahoe-tsunami-new-study-envisions-early-geologic-event/

Of course, the threat of earthquakes and landslides can't keep people away from such a beautiful spot for long, and earnest development began starting after WWII with a population and building boom followed by gambling casinos in the mid 1950s. The 1960 Winter Olympics saw another dramatic upswing in development and Lake Tahoe now supports a residential population of about 90,000. 

Supporting a population of that size, as well as being a major winter and summer vacation destination, has stressed the environment of Lake Tahoe and its once pristine waters sadly have been clouded by stormwater runoff and effluent pollution. 

However, there are many efforts working to protect the environment of Lake Tahoe, for example The League to Save Lake Tahoe (Keep Tahoe Blue) has been in force for 50 years and works to thwart environmentally unsound development and land management practices. 

Find more on this fascinating destination, Lake Tahoe, here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Tahoe and here: http://laketahoe.com/ And please enjoy this virtual tour of lovely Lake Tahoe here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tx6MtLYOEo 

This post is inspired by the 1886 children's geographic game, Rambles Through Our Country. Find all the details here: https://plus.google.com/collection/gk7aW

I spun a 1 and moved from The Geysers to Lake Tahoe. Your spin, +The Cloberth! ___

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2015-05-24 00:08:17 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Now they know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall.

Thank you, +AlwaysResearching.com and +Martin Schneppmüller 

An Extraordinary Map of Battle Death–"Body Density Maps", 1918: - Author: John F. Ptak JF Ptak Science Books   Post 2461 At first glance this detailed and dense map looks foreboding and somehow off-putting–at least for me, and that was before I understood what the numbers… #Everythingelse #1___Now they know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall.

Thank you, +AlwaysResearching.com and +Martin Schneppmüller 

2015-05-23 23:48:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Instead of a teetotum, set the maximum number to 4 and spin the die to #ramblethroughthecountry  

Instead of a teetotum, set the maximum number to 4 and spin the die to #ramblethroughthecountry  ___

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2015-05-23 23:41:22 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

#ramblesthroughourcountry   #hotspringsarkansas  

Rambles Through Our Country – page 78
No. 145 – Hot Springs
“This celebrated resort for invalids is situated in the central part of the state, and is about 1,400 feet above sea level, on a spur of the Ozark Mountains. Among the Hot Springs there is one cold one, so near to the other, that a person can put one hand into hot and the other into cold water at the same time.”
The year our “Rambles” map was printed, 1886, Hot Springs transitioned from 10 years of incorporation to become a city. The 1880 census gave a population of 3,554, the 1890, 8,086. Arkansas had become the 25th state in 1836, but four years earlier the Hot Springs Reservation had been created by the US Congress, giving federal protection to the area.
Native Americans had been coming to the thermal springs for countless centuries, and it was soon after the Louisiana Purchase that Europeans sought to exploit the healing waters. In 1818, as a result of treaty negotiations with the US government, the Quapaw ceded the springs as part of a much larger concession of their Arkansas homeland.
Since the 1820s, visitors had merely reclined in the natural pools or sat in crude wooden tubs built around the outflow. Although a hotel was built the year of statehood, the first bath house was not opened until 1854, and in the years leading up to the Civil War there would be many more, riding on the tide of hydrotherapy, which had been introduced to the United States in the 1840s. During the war, the city was “burned out”, but by 1873 it had recovered to six bathhouses and a few dozen hotels. 
Over the next half century the government and private interests would engage in a contentious and litigious, but often very cooperative relationship in the development of the Hot Springs Reservation. The grandest of the bathhouses were built from 1912 to 1923. It was on 4 March 1921 that the Reservation officially became Hot Springs National Park. Today, only one of the historic neoclassical buildings, Buckstaff Baths, is still in full operation.
The thermal flow from 47 springs, which originates thousands of feet below the surface, emerges from a gap between two peaks of the Ouachita Mountains. Total flow is between three-quarters and a million gallons per day (2.8 to 3.6 ML), and averages 143°F (62 °C). Individual springs have colorful mineral names which do occasionally reflect their content, but, by and large, the major constituents are bicarbonate, silica, and calcium.
In Victorian America the experience recounted in the “Rambles” description may well have been a novelty. Personally, I can recommend the Buckstaff “Whirlpool Mineral Bath”, which includes tub bath, hot pack, sitz bath, vapor cabinet and cold needle shower… reliving a past era for a reasonable price.
Hot Springs National Park
http://www.nps.gov/hosp/learn/historyculture/index.htm
Buckstaff Bathhouse
http://www.buckstaffbaths.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-XWxtED9k4

Two spins of the digital teetotum landed me on The Geysers, which +[Vicky Veritas] had already featured. Running so closely in together might mean many such duplications, so I input 200 into generator at random.org and came up with 145, sufficiently ahead, hopefully, to avoid such happening again. 
I will continue to use www.random.org as a digital four-sided teetotum, and follow the rules of the game as best I understand them.
You are on deck +[Vicky Veritas]…___ #ramblesthroughourcountry   #hotspringsarkansas  

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2015-05-23 23:36:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

The Geysers Stop 124

Not sure where +Timothy Street​  had landed, so I rolled a 4 and moved from Pyramid Lake, stop 120 described by +The Cloberth​  here: https://goo.gl/j6fIwB, to The Geysers, California stop 124.

Misnamed by early visitors, "The Geysers" is actually a geothermal field in northern California, an area where the rocks are filled with hot trapped rainwater heated by an 8-mile diameter magma chamber over 4 miles beneath the surface: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Geysers For 12,000 years indigenous tribes used steam baths they had built there for healing and cooking. Then came the Euro/Americans.

Here is a link to a vivid description of what the area looked like in 1862 by intrepid traveler, James M. Hutchings in his memoirs from "The California Geysers, Chapter X in Scenes of Wonder and Curiosity in California:http:... more »

The Geysers Stop 124

Not sure where +Timothy Street​  had landed, so I rolled a 4 and moved from Pyramid Lake, stop 120 described by +The Cloberth​  here: https://goo.gl/j6fIwB, to The Geysers, California stop 124.

Misnamed by early visitors, "The Geysers" is actually a geothermal field in northern California, an area where the rocks are filled with hot trapped rainwater heated by an 8-mile diameter magma chamber over 4 miles beneath the surface: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Geysers For 12,000 years indigenous tribes used steam baths they had built there for healing and cooking. Then came the Euro/Americans.

Here is a link to a vivid description of what the area looked like in 1862 by intrepid traveler, James M. Hutchings in his memoirs from "The California Geysers, Chapter X in Scenes of Wonder and Curiosity in California: http://www.yosemite.ca.us/library/scenes_of_wonder_and_curiosity/california_geysers.html

It only took another 100 years and the area was drilled and powerplants built to produce electricity from the geothermal wealth of the area; actually. But since relying on mother nature to provide enough water to produce the steam needed to generate power isn't as profitable, Calpine has used injection systems to recharge the geysers leading to continuous clusters of small earthquakes, and distinctive footprint on California's seismic landscape as is outlined, along with all the fascinating geology in the great KQED video posted below.

Calpine has also produced a lot of disneyfied interesting content including a video with some great history in the first minutes here: http://www.geysers.com/

Now it is time for the next move in our game of "Rambles Through Our Country" from 1886. You are welcome to play, too!

The game involves a gameboard, a book or key to the stops, and some kind of spinner. The gameboard and book are here: https://goo.gl/JkbRBO To spin, use the random number generator at:https://www.random.org/ and set the maximum number to 4.

We started at stop 117, Devil's Slide in Utah: https://goo.gl/Y52yx1 +The Cloberth​  advanced 3 to stop 120, Pyramid Lake, Nevada (link at top) and now we are at stop 124 The Geysers. Where will we go next? If no one else spins, it is your turn, +The Cloberth​ The suspense is killing me :-)

#ramblesthroughourcountry   #thegeyserscalifornia  ___

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2015-05-23 23:35:54 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

#ramblesthroughourcountry  #pryamidlakenevada

Rambles Through Our Country – page 63
No. 120 – The Lakes of Nevada
Instead of the more well know of the four mentioned, Lake Tahoe, I chose to feature…
Pyramid Lake, a terminal geographic sink, fed by the outflow from Lake Tahoe via the Truckee River. Like many terminal, or endorheic, basins, the water is saline. But even though it has one-tenth the area of the Great Salt Lake, its greater depth and consequent volume, 25% more, have resulted in a salinity of just 1/6 that of sea water.
During the Pleistocene, Pyramid Lake was part of a much greater body of water, Lake Lahontan, which covered 8,500 square miles. Its deepest point, about 900 feet, was within the scope of present day Pyramid Lake. Today, the maximum depth of Pyramid Lake is about 350 feet, and it covers roughly 188 square miles.
The lake gets its name from a number of pyramidal geologic formations, the largest of which is Anaho Island. Anaho Island and another curious site, Stone Mother, are naturally formed of tufa, a variety of limestone.
Tourists come here not just for the unusual geology, but also the reputation of its healing waters, and for sport fishing. The lake has three major species, the endemic Cui-ui lakesucker, the Tui chub and the Lahontan cutthroat trout.
Anaho Island attracts visitors of another kind, white pelicans, the colony of which is one of the two largest in the western United States.
Pyramid Lake Nevada
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8mLzh8cXiE
The Tufas of Pyramid Lake
http://www.plpt.nsn.us/geology/index.html

In lieu of a teetotum (originally a four-sided spinning top), I used the random number generator at www.random.org, setting the maximum at 4. I moved three numbers out from Devils Slide to start with, but will proceed from my stops from here on out (if I understand correctly, my next stop will be 5 ahead, as the number 120 is divisible by 10. If your numbered stop is divisible by 7, the next turn is lost.
Pinging +[Vicky Veritas], or… does anyone else want to play?

Links for Walker Lake:
http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/carson_city_field/blm_programs/recreation/walker_lake.html
Saving Walker Lake, Nevada
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ys6apRzNlpY___ #ramblesthroughourcountry  #pryamidlakenevada

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2015-05-23 23:34:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

#ramblesthroughourcountry   #devilsslide  

"Devils Slide is a classic example of how different rock layers, depending on their composition, are affected by weathering and erosion.

The sides of the slide are hard, weather-resistant limestone layers about 40 feet high, 25 feet apart, and several hundred feet in length. In between these two hard layers is a shaly limestone that is slightly different in composition from the outer limestone layers. This middle layer is softer, which makes it more susceptible to weathering and erosion, thus forming the chute of the slide.

Looking like a large playground slide fit only for the Devil, this site is a tilted remnant of sediments deposited in a sea that occupied Utah’s distant geologic past. Approximately 170 to 180 million years ago, a shallow sea originating from the north spread south and east over areas of what are now Montana, Wyoming, and Utah. This sea extended as far east as the present-day Colorado River and south into northern Arizona.

Over millions of years, massive amounts of sediment accumulated and eventually formed layers of limestone and sandstone. In northern Utah, these rocks are known as the Twin Creek Formation and are approximately 2700 feet thick. About 75 million years ago, folding and faulting during a mountain- building episode tilted the Twin Creek rock layers to a near-vertical position. Subsequent erosion has exposed the near-vertical rock layers and created Devils Slide."

Geology from the Utah Geological Survey at: http://geology.utah.gov/map-pub/survey-notes/geosights/devils-slide/

For a close-up view see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUdUyB3vtCo

Found playing the "Rambles Through Our Country" Game from 1886. You can play, too! See: https://goo.gl/JkbRBO

Pinging, +The Cloberth, who may want to find the next spot :-)

#ramblesthroughourcountry   #devilsslide  ___ #ramblesthroughourcountry   #devilsslide  

2015-05-23 23:30:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

#ramblesthroughourcountry

#ramblesthroughourcountry___

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2015-05-23 23:26:59 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Rambles Through Our Country

The beautiful map below is from an 1886 board game for children, however, it functions as a geography of the U.S. by itself. Such lovely detail; note the "TO THE RISING GENERATION" around the Lady Liberty, and the geysers and waterfalls in California. Sadly, there are a lot of disturbing images as well; slaves picking cotton in Alabama and Indians shooting, fighting, and burning buildings in Texas and Minnesota.

"Rambles Through Our Country. An Instructive Geographical Game For The Young. Copyright Secured 1881. American Publishing Company. Hartford, Conn. 1886."

Enjoy the full zoomable version at the Rumsey Collection, of course: http://goo.gl/7ORK1E

Book to play the game with the key to all the waypoints is here: https://goo.gl/u96JE3 courtesy of +The Cloberth!

#ramblesthroughourcountry

Rambles Through Our Country

The beautiful map below is from an 1886 board game for children, however, it functions as a geography of the U.S. by itself. Such lovely detail; note the "TO THE RISING GENERATION" around the Lady Liberty, and the geysers and waterfalls in California. Sadly, there are a lot of disturbing images as well; slaves picking cotton in Alabama and Indians shooting, fighting, and burning buildings in Texas and Minnesota.

"Rambles Through Our Country. An Instructive Geographical Game For The Young. Copyright Secured 1881. American Publishing Company. Hartford, Conn. 1886."

Enjoy the full zoomable version at the Rumsey Collection, of course: http://goo.gl/7ORK1E

Book to play the game with the key to all the waypoints is here: https://goo.gl/u96JE3 courtesy of +The Cloberth!

#ramblesthroughourcountry___

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2015-05-23 17:57:31 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

What we've needed all this time; an operator's manual. 

Thank you, +EARTH: The Operators' Manual 

This announcement should give us hope that we can win in the fight against catastrophic climate change. The Earth's ozone layer is now increasing after being nearly destroyed by CFCs in the 1980s. Scientists sounded the alarm, and with great international support, the Montreal Protocol successfully phased out the ozone-destroying chemicals - catastrophe averted. We have to power to avert a climate disaster, but we need at act, and act now.
http://bit.ly/1qx41LJ___What we've needed all this time; an operator's manual. 

Thank you, +EARTH: The Operators' Manual 

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2015-05-23 01:11:11 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Andrew Alden marks the 100th anniversary of the last eruption in California of the Lassen Volcano.  Here is the story of the eruption from the USGS: http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/1998/fs173-98/

Learn more about the geology, history, and monitoring of the Lassen Volcano here: http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/volcanoes/lassen_volcanic_center/

"Lassen Volcanic National Park is home to steaming fumaroles, meadows freckled with wildflowers, clear mountain lakes, and numerous volcanoes. Jagged peaks tell the story of its eruptive past while hot water continues to shape the land. Lassen Volcanic offers opportunities to discover the wonder and mysteries of volcanoes and hot water for visitors willing to explore the undiscovered." Learn how you can visit the beautiful volcanic landscape at Lassen Volcanic National Park here:  http://www.nps.gov/lavo/index.htm

One of my favoriteN... more »

This happened 100 years ago to the day and hour.___Andrew Alden marks the 100th anniversary of the last eruption in California of the Lassen Volcano.  Here is the story of the eruption from the USGS: http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/1998/fs173-98/

Learn more about the geology, history, and monitoring of the Lassen Volcano here: http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/volcanoes/lassen_volcanic_center/

"Lassen Volcanic National Park is home to steaming fumaroles, meadows freckled with wildflowers, clear mountain lakes, and numerous volcanoes. Jagged peaks tell the story of its eruptive past while hot water continues to shape the land. Lassen Volcanic offers opportunities to discover the wonder and mysteries of volcanoes and hot water for visitors willing to explore the undiscovered." Learn how you can visit the beautiful volcanic landscape at Lassen Volcanic National Park here:  http://www.nps.gov/lavo/index.htm

One of my favorite National Parks. Thank you, +Andrew Alden 

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2015-05-22 13:16:11 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

The Geysers Stop 124

Not sure where +Timothy Street​  had landed, so I rolled a 4 and moved from Pyramid Lake, stop 120 described by +The Cloberth​  here: https://goo.gl/j6fIwB, to The Geysers, California stop 124.

Misnamed by early visitors, "The Geysers" is actually a geothermal field in northern California, an area where the rocks are filled with hot trapped rainwater heated by an 8-mile diameter magma chamber over 4 miles beneath the surface: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Geysers For 12,000 years indigenous tribes used steam baths they had built there for healing and cooking. Then came the Euro/Americans.

Here is a link to a vivid description of what the area looked like in 1862 by intrepid traveler, James M. Hutchings in his memoirs from "The California Geysers, Chapter X in Scenes of Wonder and Curiosity in California:http:... more »

The Geysers Stop 124

Not sure where +Timothy Street​  had landed, so I rolled a 4 and moved from Pyramid Lake, stop 120 described by +The Cloberth​  here: https://goo.gl/j6fIwB, to The Geysers, California stop 124.

Misnamed by early visitors, "The Geysers" is actually a geothermal field in northern California, an area where the rocks are filled with hot trapped rainwater heated by an 8-mile diameter magma chamber over 4 miles beneath the surface: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Geysers For 12,000 years indigenous tribes used steam baths they had built there for healing and cooking. Then came the Euro/Americans.

Here is a link to a vivid description of what the area looked like in 1862 by intrepid traveler, James M. Hutchings in his memoirs from "The California Geysers, Chapter X in Scenes of Wonder and Curiosity in California: http://www.yosemite.ca.us/library/scenes_of_wonder_and_curiosity/california_geysers.html

It only took another 100 years and the area was drilled and powerplants built to produce electricity from the geothermal wealth of the area; actually. But since relying on mother nature to provide enough water to produce the steam needed to generate power isn't as profitable, Calpine has used injection systems to recharge the geysers leading to continuous clusters of small earthquakes, and distinctive footprint on California's seismic landscape as is outlined, along with all the fascinating geology in the great KQED video posted below.

Calpine has also produced a lot of disneyfied interesting content including a video with some great history in the first minutes here: http://www.geysers.com/

Now it is time for the next move in our game of "Rambles Through Our Country" from 1886. You are welcome to play, too!

The game involves a gameboard, a book or key to the stops, and some kind of spinner. The gameboard and book are here: https://goo.gl/JkbRBO To spin, use the random number generator at:https://www.random.org/ and set the maximum number to 4.

We started at stop 117, Devil's Slide in Utah: https://goo.gl/Y52yx1 +The Cloberth​  advanced 3 to stop 120, Pyramid Lake, Nevada (link at top) and now we are at stop 124 The Geysers. Where will we go next? If no one else spins, it is your turn, +The Cloberth​ The suspense is killing me :-)

#ramblesthroughourcountry   #thegeyserscalifornia  ___

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2015-05-22 00:55:24 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

+The Cloberth and I are playing a geography game called "Rambles Through Our Country" from 1886. You are welcome to play, too!

The game involves a gameboard, a book or key to the stops, and some kind of spinner. The gameboard and book are here: https://goo.gl/JkbRBO To spin, use the random number generator at:https://www.random.org/ and set the maximum number to 4.

We started at stop 117, Devil's Slide in Utah: https://goo.gl/Y52yx1 +The Cloberth advanced 3 to stop 120, Pyramid Lake, Nevada and provided a great video and lot's of fun and geological information (who knew, +The Cloberth ). 

So that's it. Are you game? If no one else takes a spin, I will in the morning. Have fun and thanks, +The Cloberth!

Pinging +Timothy Street and +Bill McGarvey?

Rambles Through Our Country – page 63
No. 120 – The Lakes of Nevada
Instead of the more well know of the four mentioned, Lake Tahoe, I chose to feature…
Pyramid Lake, a terminal geographic sink, fed by the outflow from Lake Tahoe via the Truckee River. Like many terminal, or endorheic, basins, the water is saline. But even though it has one-tenth the area of the Great Salt Lake, its greater depth and consequent volume, 25% more, have resulted in a salinity of just 1/6 that of sea water.
During the Pleistocene, Pyramid Lake was part of a much greater body of water, Lake Lahontan, which covered 8,500 square miles. Its deepest point, about 900 feet, was within the scope of present day Pyramid Lake. Today, the maximum depth of Pyramid Lake is about 350 feet, and it covers roughly 188 square miles.
The lake gets its name from a number of pyramidal geologic formations, the largest of which is Anaho Island. Anaho Island and another curious site, Stone Mother, are naturally formed of tufa, a variety of limestone.
Tourists come here not just for the unusual geology, but also the reputation of its healing waters, and for sport fishing. The lake has three major species, the endemic Cui-ui lakesucker, the Tui chub and the Lahontan cutthroat trout.
Anaho Island attracts visitors of another kind, white pelicans, the colony of which is one of the two largest in the western United States.
Pyramid Lake Nevada
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8mLzh8cXiE
The Tufas of Pyramid Lake
http://www.plpt.nsn.us/geology/index.html

In lieu of a teetotum (originally a four-sided spinning top), I used the random number generator at www.random.org, setting the maximum at 4. I moved three numbers out from Devils Slide to start with, but will proceed from my stops from here on out (if I understand correctly, my next stop will be 5 ahead, as the number 120 is divisible by 10. If your numbered stop is divisible by 7, the next turn is lost.
Pinging +[Vicky Veritas], or… does anyone else want to play?

Links for Walker Lake:
http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/carson_city_field/blm_programs/recreation/walker_lake.html
Saving Walker Lake, Nevada
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ys6apRzNlpY___+The Cloberth and I are playing a geography game called "Rambles Through Our Country" from 1886. You are welcome to play, too!

The game involves a gameboard, a book or key to the stops, and some kind of spinner. The gameboard and book are here: https://goo.gl/JkbRBO To spin, use the random number generator at:https://www.random.org/ and set the maximum number to 4.

We started at stop 117, Devil's Slide in Utah: https://goo.gl/Y52yx1 +The Cloberth advanced 3 to stop 120, Pyramid Lake, Nevada and provided a great video and lot's of fun and geological information (who knew, +The Cloberth ). 

So that's it. Are you game? If no one else takes a spin, I will in the morning. Have fun and thanks, +The Cloberth!

Pinging +Timothy Street and +Bill McGarvey?

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2015-05-21 13:15:39 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

+The Cloberth brings us a birthday remembrance of Albrecht Dürer, greatest artist of the Renaissance. 

Thank you, dear +The Cloberth 

“Nature holds the beautiful, for the artist who has the insight to extract it. Thus, beauty lies even in humble, perhaps ugly things, and the ideal, which bypasses or improves on nature, may not be truly beautiful in the end.”

En-Düring Legacy
Born in Nuremberg on this date in 1471, German artist and mathematical theorist Albrecht Dürer. 
Gutenberg may have 'invented' modern printing in 1450. Dürer took full advantage of this revolution, building his reputation through the widespread distribution of his works as woodcuts - a medium perfectly suited to mass printmaking. Thus, he was likely the first 'commercial' artist. Following a year of study in Italy, Dürer returned to Nuremberg to set up his workshop where he began a career during which he produced some of the greatest works of the era, as etchings, drawings and watercolours. 
Dürer also wrote two extensive treatises. Four Books on Measurement, published in 1525, deals with the application of geometric principles in art. Four Books on Human Proportion, in which Dürer expresses the human figure in various fractions of total height, also propounds a theory of motion. It finishes up with an essay on aesthetics and ideal beauty.
Although his most immediate and lasting legacy was in the succeeding generations of printmakers, his works also influenced the likes of Titian and Raphael. 
Albrecht Dürer - The Complete Works:
http://www.albrecht-durer.org/
A brief biography:
http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Durer.html___+The Cloberth brings us a birthday remembrance of Albrecht Dürer, greatest artist of the Renaissance. 

Thank you, dear +The Cloberth 

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2015-05-21 13:07:47 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

+Anna del Valle Martí brings me Blaise and his words set my soul on fire.

Thank you, dear +Anna del Valle Martí 


“Tell me, Blaise, are we very far from Montmartre?”

The worries
Forget the worries
All the railroad stations cracked askew on the road
The telegraph wires on which they hang
The grimacing lampposts gesticulate and strangle them
The world expands elongates and retracts like an accordion
tormented by a sadistic hand
In the shreds of the sky, locomotives in a fury
Flee
And in the holes,
The dizzying wheels the mouths the voices
And the dogs of misfortune that bark at our parcels
The demons are unchained
Scrap iron
All is in false harmony
The broom-room-room of the wheels
Jolts
Bouncing back
We are a storm in the skull of the deaf…

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"Dis, Blaise, sommes-nous bien loin de Montmartre?"
Les inquiétudes
Oublie les inquiétudes
Toutes les gares lézardés obliques sur la route
Les files télégraphiques auxquelles elles pendent
Les poteaux grimaçant qui gesticulent et les étranglent
Le monde s'étire s'allonge et se retire comme un accordéon qu'une main sadique tourmente
Dans les déchirures du ciel les locomotives en folie s'enfuient
et dans les trous
les roues vertigineuses les bouches les voies
Et les chiens du malheur qui aboient à nos trousses
Les démons sont déchaînés
Ferrailles
Tout est un faux accord
Le broun-roun-roun des roues
Chocs
Rebondissements
Nous sommes un orage sous le crâne d'un sourd...

Blaise Cendrars. La Prose du Transsibérien et de la petite Jeanne de France (excerpt), 1913.

Image: Tracks (Barcelona), 2013.

#literature #poetry #cendrars #photography #barcelona___+Anna del Valle Martí brings me Blaise and his words set my soul on fire.

Thank you, dear +Anna del Valle Martí 

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2015-05-21 12:34:18 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

"Devils Slide is a classic example of how different rock layers, depending on their composition, are affected by weathering and erosion.

The sides of the slide are hard, weather-resistant limestone layers about 40 feet high, 25 feet apart, and several hundred feet in length. In between these two hard layers is a shaly limestone that is slightly different in composition from the outer limestone layers. This middle layer is softer, which makes it more susceptible to weathering and erosion, thus forming the chute of the slide.

Looking like a large playground slide fit only for the Devil, this site is a tilted remnant of sediments deposited in a sea that occupied Utah’s distant geologic past. Approximately 170 to 180 million years ago, a shallow sea originating from the north spread south and east over areas of what are now Montana, Wyoming, and Utah. This sea extended as far easta... more »

"Devils Slide is a classic example of how different rock layers, depending on their composition, are affected by weathering and erosion.

The sides of the slide are hard, weather-resistant limestone layers about 40 feet high, 25 feet apart, and several hundred feet in length. In between these two hard layers is a shaly limestone that is slightly different in composition from the outer limestone layers. This middle layer is softer, which makes it more susceptible to weathering and erosion, thus forming the chute of the slide.

Looking like a large playground slide fit only for the Devil, this site is a tilted remnant of sediments deposited in a sea that occupied Utah’s distant geologic past. Approximately 170 to 180 million years ago, a shallow sea originating from the north spread south and east over areas of what are now Montana, Wyoming, and Utah. This sea extended as far east as the present-day Colorado River and south into northern Arizona.

Over millions of years, massive amounts of sediment accumulated and eventually formed layers of limestone and sandstone. In northern Utah, these rocks are known as the Twin Creek Formation and are approximately 2700 feet thick. About 75 million years ago, folding and faulting during a mountain- building episode tilted the Twin Creek rock layers to a near-vertical position. Subsequent erosion has exposed the near-vertical rock layers and created Devils Slide."

Geology from the Utah Geological Survey at: http://geology.utah.gov/map-pub/survey-notes/geosights/devils-slide/

For a close-up view see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUdUyB3vtCo

Found playing the "Rambles Through Our Country" Game from 1886. You can play, too! See: https://goo.gl/JkbRBO

Pinging, +The Cloberth, who may want to find the next spot :-)

#ramblesthroughourcountry   #devilsslide  ___

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2015-05-21 02:04:44 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

John-Isaac Clark of Thermopylae Sciences + Technology and Arlington, Virginia - ‎Chief Innovation Officer points out in Making Sense Out of Google’s Geospatial Evolution in Directions Mag some hopeful signs that Google isn't abandoning the Enterprise geospatial market and instead shares something that is even more exciting: The front banner from Google I/O 2015 reads "The Earth in real time." Yes!

More at: http://www.directionsmag.com/entry/making-sense-out-of-googles-geospatial-evolution/442916

John-Isaac Clark of Thermopylae Sciences + Technology and Arlington, Virginia - ‎Chief Innovation Officer points out in Making Sense Out of Google’s Geospatial Evolution in Directions Mag some hopeful signs that Google isn't abandoning the Enterprise geospatial market and instead shares something that is even more exciting: The front banner from Google I/O 2015 reads "The Earth in real time." Yes!

More at: http://www.directionsmag.com/entry/making-sense-out-of-googles-geospatial-evolution/442916___

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2015-05-21 01:50:56 (9 comments, 5 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Rambles Through Our Country

The beautiful map below is from an 1886 board game for children, however, it functions as a geography of the U.S. by itself. Such lovely detail; note the "TO THE RISING GENERATION" around the Lady Liberty, and the geysers and waterfalls in California. Sadly, there are a lot of disturbing images as well; slaves picking cotton in Alabama and Indians shooting, fighting, and burning buildings in Texas and Minnesota.

"Rambles Through Our Country. An Instructive Geographical Game For The Young. Copyright Secured 1881. American Publishing Company. Hartford, Conn. 1886."

Enjoy the full zoomable version at the Rumsey Collection, of course: http://goo.gl/7ORK1E

Book to play the game with the key to all the waypoints is here: https://goo.gl/u96JE3 courtesy of +The Cloberth!

#ramblesthroughourcountry

Rambles Through Our Country

The beautiful map below is from an 1886 board game for children, however, it functions as a geography of the U.S. by itself. Such lovely detail; note the "TO THE RISING GENERATION" around the Lady Liberty, and the geysers and waterfalls in California. Sadly, there are a lot of disturbing images as well; slaves picking cotton in Alabama and Indians shooting, fighting, and burning buildings in Texas and Minnesota.

"Rambles Through Our Country. An Instructive Geographical Game For The Young. Copyright Secured 1881. American Publishing Company. Hartford, Conn. 1886."

Enjoy the full zoomable version at the Rumsey Collection, of course: http://goo.gl/7ORK1E

Book to play the game with the key to all the waypoints is here: https://goo.gl/u96JE3 courtesy of +The Cloberth!

#ramblesthroughourcountry___

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2015-05-20 12:56:06 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.
~ Marcel Proust

Jenny Odell spends her time extracting images, from the internet in a process she calls "dematerialization." She then composes the objects in new and fascinating ways in her art pieces. The visceral impact of these everyday objects meticulously dissected from their landscapes, many times important infrastructure or ordinary objects that we have learned to tune out of our visual fields of view,  requires us to make a paradigm shift; to focus on the objects and, in most cases really perceive them for the first time.

My work attempts to momentarily render humanity legible to itself by mining the surplus, latent value of secondhand imagery, mostly from Google Maps, but also from Youtube, Craigslist, and other sites. The value of this imagery has to do with the way the it happens... more »

The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.
~ Marcel Proust

Jenny Odell spends her time extracting images, from the internet in a process she calls "dematerialization." She then composes the objects in new and fascinating ways in her art pieces. The visceral impact of these everyday objects meticulously dissected from their landscapes, many times important infrastructure or ordinary objects that we have learned to tune out of our visual fields of view,  requires us to make a paradigm shift; to focus on the objects and, in most cases really perceive them for the first time.

My work attempts to momentarily render humanity legible to itself by mining the surplus, latent value of secondhand imagery, mostly from Google Maps, but also from Youtube, Craigslist, and other sites. The value of this imagery has to do with the way the it happens to reflect us, obliquely and in a way more accurately than otherwise possible, in an environment so familiar it has become nearly invisible to us. The result is something like the most candid photo possible: we, and our world of things, are captured in an arbitrary moment by a mechanized camera on a satellite or on top of a car, or by a tourist who meant the photo to be of something else.

This shift in perspective can make visible to us the utter strangeness of everything, including ourselves. It creates a moment of openness, a temporary removal that allows us to see our world as the strange and specific place it has become, before the old familiarity settles back in. At best, this removal can effect what writer Walter Benjamin once described as “blasting” an image from the historical continuum, in some cases allowing us to really see it for the first time.
~ Jenny Odell, Bay Area native and artist

For more of Odell's art, visit her website at: http://www.jennyodell.com/

And see also: https://goo.gl/KoN0VM

I love your work, +Jenny Odell Thank you, +KQED Art School ___

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2015-05-19 12:48:31 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

We orient ourselves in the darkness of the unknown by grasping kind of blindly for familiar points of reference and we seek to construct out of them a kind of compass out of similarities and contrasts relative to our familiar world and our existing knowledge. I think that is especially true about such nebulous subjects as art, or philosophy, or really how to think where there is no true north. So we seek tangibles to orient ourselves in this maze of merit and meaning. I really believe all people have that capacity in them to orient ourselves not to what's been done, what's been thought, to the market, to the familiar, and try, ever so gently to expand our private locus of the possible.
~ Maria Popova, the creator of Brain Pickings in On Being - Cartographer of Meaning in a Digital World, an interview with Krista Tippett at... more »

We orient ourselves in the darkness of the unknown by grasping kind of blindly for familiar points of reference and we seek to construct out of them a kind of compass out of similarities and contrasts relative to our familiar world and our existing knowledge. I think that is especially true about such nebulous subjects as art, or philosophy, or really how to think where there is no true north. So we seek tangibles to orient ourselves in this maze of merit and meaning. I really believe all people have that capacity in them to orient ourselves not to what's been done, what's been thought, to the market, to the familiar, and try, ever so gently to expand our private locus of the possible.
~ Maria Popova, the creator of Brain Pickings in On Being - Cartographer of Meaning in a Digital World, an interview with Krista Tippett at http://onbeing.org/program/maria-popova-cartographer-of-meaning-in-a-digital-age/7580___

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2015-05-19 11:59:59 (0 comments, 7 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

There's a really beautiful commencement address that Adrienne Rich gave in 1977 in which she says that education is not something you "get," but something you "claim." I think that's something that's very much true of knowledge itself. The reason we are so increasingly intolerant of long articles and why we skim them; why we skip forward even in a short video you know that reduces a three hundred page book into a three minute animation and even in that we skip forward. It's that we've been infected with this kind of pathological impatience that makes us want to have the knowledge, but not to do the work of claiming it. I mean the true knowledge of meaning and the meaningful is the opposite of trivial. The only thing we should have gleaned from skimming and skipping forward is the trivial. The only way to gain knowledge is contemplation and the only road to that is... more »

There's a really beautiful commencement address that Adrienne Rich gave in 1977 in which she says that education is not something you "get," but something you "claim." I think that's something that's very much true of knowledge itself. The reason we are so increasingly intolerant of long articles and why we skim them; why we skip forward even in a short video you know that reduces a three hundred page book into a three minute animation and even in that we skip forward. It's that we've been infected with this kind of pathological impatience that makes us want to have the knowledge, but not to do the work of claiming it. I mean the true knowledge of meaning and the meaningful is the opposite of trivial. The only thing we should have gleaned from skimming and skipping forward is the trivial. The only way to gain knowledge is contemplation and the only road to that is time. There's nothing else; it's just time. There is no short cut for the conquest of meaning and ultimately it is meaning that we seek to give to life.
~ Maria Popova, the creator of Brain Pickings in On Being - Cartographer of Meaning in a Digital World, an interview with Krista Tippett___

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2015-05-19 02:55:58 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

The day was dying, the night being born,
but with great peace.
Here were the imponderable processes and forces
of the cosmos, harmonious and soundless.
Harmony, that was it!
That was what came out of the silence,
a gentle rhythm, the strain of a perfect chord,
the music of the spheres, perhaps.
~ Richard E. Byrd

The day was dying, the night being born,
but with great peace.
Here were the imponderable processes and forces
of the cosmos, harmonious and soundless.
Harmony, that was it!
That was what came out of the silence,
a gentle rhythm, the strain of a perfect chord,
the music of the spheres, perhaps.
~ Richard E. Byrd___

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2015-05-19 02:28:25 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Vrubel and the Music of the Spheres

#onthisday   in 1910, the Russian painter Mikhail Aleksandrovich Vrubel died at the age of 54 in St Petersburg.

“Elevate the soul by grandiose images beyond all everyday pettiness.“ (Mikhail Vrubel)

If it was tertiary syphilis or tuberculosis that finally did for him, both admittedly afflictions befitting his rank as extraordinary late 19th century artist, is not quite clear, but legend has it, that Vrubel, then patient of a mental clinic for several years, deliberately caught a cold and, thus, committed suicide. His mental state always gave reason to worry, Vrubel suffered from wild mood swings and was a bit of a maniac, climaxing in a continuous rework of his painting “The Demon Downcast”, up to 40 times a day, even when the work already hung in the exhibition hall, but he and his art were extraordinary anyway. Having a determining influence on Symbolism and Art Nouveau in Russia, he wittingly kept himself apart from contemporary art trends and drew his inspiration from Byzantine and Renaissance paintings, ornamenting the interior of churches as well as creating stages sets for Moscow and St Petersburg operas and theatres.

Besides eternalising his wife, the then famous opera singer Nadezhda Ivanovna Zabela-Vrubel, in fairytale-like costumes in her lead roles of fairy-tale operas, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Swan Princess from the “Tale of Tsar Saltan” or the Snegurochka from the “Snow Princess”, Vrubel found profound equivalents for his art by illustrating literature, “Hamlet”, “Faust” as well as “Anna Karenina”, but the deepest influence came from the tales of Mikhail Lermontov. Vrubel’s interpretations of the Byronic “Demon” and his fatal relationship with the beautiful Tatiana set in the dramatic scenery of the Caucasus Mountains are certainly a congenial approach in depicting one of the Romantic masterpieces of world literature. The topic engaged Vrubel for decades even beyond his terminal breakdown in health that provided for his institutionalisation late in 1903. 

Depicted below is another approach of Vrubel’s of one of the masters of Russian Romantic literature, the six-winged seraph from Alexander Pushkin’s poem “The Prophet”, the second version of the sujet from 1905, reflecting Vrubel’s state quite aptly:

Alexander Pushkin, “The Prophet”
  
Parched with the spirit's thirst, I crossed 
An endless desert sunk in gloom, 
And a six-winged seraph came 
Where the tracks met and I stood lost. 
Fingers light as dream he laid 
Upon my lids; I opened wide 
My eagle eyes, and gazed around. 
He laid his fingers on my ears 
And they were filled with roaring sound: 
I heard the music of the spheres, 
The flight of angels through the skies, 
The beasts that crept beneath the sea, 
The heady uprush of the vine; 
And, like a lover kissing me, 
He rooted out this tongue of mine 
Fluent in lies and vanity; 
He tore my fainting lips apart 
And, with his right hand steeped in blood, 
He armed me with a serpent's dart; 
With his bright sword he split my breast; 
My heart leapt to him with a bound; 
A glowing livid coal he pressed 
Into the hollow of the wound. 
There in the desert I lay dead, 
And God called out to me and said: 
'Rise, prophet, rise, and hear, and see, 
And let my works be seen and heard 
By all who turn aside from me, 
And burn them with my fiery word.' 

More about Mikhail Vrubel on 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhail_Vrubel

and a monographic show can be found on

http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/mikhail-vrubel/mode/all-paintings

#art   #arthistory   #europeanart   #literature  ___Vrubel and the Music of the Spheres

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2015-05-19 02:18:44 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Standing for a brief moment in the middle of nothingness can bring the incredible history of the Earth into sharp focus.

You are standing in one of the world's greatest geologic landscapes. The mountains to the east contain metamorphic rocks 1.7 billion years old, recording in their convoluted folds the collision of huge landmasses and growth of a gigantic mountain range that has since eroded away. The mountains to the west contain sedimentary rocks tens of thousands of feet thick. They record the deposition of limestone, shale, and sandstone along a continental margin that faced a brand new Pacific Ocean 600 million years ago. The fault scarps on the alluvial fan to the south record ancient earthquakes that over a few million years have produced some of the steepest and highest mountain ranges in the American west. More than 11,000 feet separates the summit of Telescope Peak from the valley... more »

A sere and barren place. And the largest national park in the lower 48.___Standing for a brief moment in the middle of nothingness can bring the incredible history of the Earth into sharp focus.

You are standing in one of the world's greatest geologic landscapes. The mountains to the east contain metamorphic rocks 1.7 billion years old, recording in their convoluted folds the collision of huge landmasses and growth of a gigantic mountain range that has since eroded away. The mountains to the west contain sedimentary rocks tens of thousands of feet thick. They record the deposition of limestone, shale, and sandstone along a continental margin that faced a brand new Pacific Ocean 600 million years ago. The fault scarps on the alluvial fan to the south record ancient earthquakes that over a few million years have produced some of the steepest and highest mountain ranges in the American west. More than 11,000 feet separates the summit of Telescope Peak from the valley floor.

The salt and clay of the valley floor record two million years of climate change. Dry warm periods alternated with colder glacial ages that sent meltwater coursing down the Owens Valley, through China Lake, Searles Lake, Panamint Lake and finally into Lake Manly, the freshwater lake that once filled Death Valley to a depth of 500 or 600 feet. Mineralized lake deposits cling to the cliffs above Badwater.

One of my favorites, by our favorite Geotripper. Thank you, +Garry Hayes 

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2015-05-19 01:17:30 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Ultra-slow changes are documented by the billions of photos that people take over time. Whereas before it took months or years to create one such time-lapse, [with our algorithms] we can now almost instantly create thousands of time-lapses covering the most popular places on earth.
~ Ricardo Martin-Brualla, David Gallup, and Steven M. Seitz, researchers from Google and the University of Washington, Time-lapse Mining from Internet Photos, 2015

Also see: http://mashable.com/2015/05/18/google-public-photos-timelapses/

Thank you, +Peggy K!

Time lapses from crowd-sourced public photos

A team from the University of Washington and Google has developed a method of creating time-lapse animated GIFs from public photos of popular landmarks.

Millions of public photos from Picasa Web Albums, Panoramio and Flickr were sorted by landmark and viewpoint and by date. The perspective was warped so that the images matched up and lighting was adjusted.

They conclude:

_Our system discovered 10,728 time-lapses that show how the world’s most popular landmarks are changing over time. Our method stabilizes the time-lapse video sequence so that the underlying changes in the scene become visible. The depicted changes include buildings under construction, glaciers retreating, plants growing,
seasonal changes, and many geological processes._

The scale and ubiquity of our mined time-lapses creates a new paradigm for visualizing global changes. As more photos become available online, mined time-lapses will visualize even longer time periods, showing more drastic changes.

See more examples
http://www.theverge.com/2015/5/18/8619385/time-lapse-flickr-mining

Read the technical paper by Ricardo Martin-Brualla, David Gallup and Steven M Seitz
http://grail.cs.washington.edu/projects/timelapse/TimelapseMiningSIGGRAPH15.pdf___Ultra-slow changes are documented by the billions of photos that people take over time. Whereas before it took months or years to create one such time-lapse, [with our algorithms] we can now almost instantly create thousands of time-lapses covering the most popular places on earth.
~ Ricardo Martin-Brualla, David Gallup, and Steven M. Seitz, researchers from Google and the University of Washington, Time-lapse Mining from Internet Photos, 2015

Also see: http://mashable.com/2015/05/18/google-public-photos-timelapses/

Thank you, +Peggy K!

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2015-05-17 03:45:30 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

"Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light. Tragedy is the most ridiculous thing."

— Frida Kahlo

"Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light. Tragedy is the most ridiculous thing."

— Frida Kahlo___

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2015-05-16 16:28:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Will #Esri's new roadmap work with your data? Find out. http://bit.ly/1KOpSnS

Will #Esri's new roadmap work with your data? Find out. http://bit.ly/1KOpSnS___

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2015-05-16 14:49:07 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

An interesting post by +Dave Shapiro​, on a contested name on a bit of sea between Japan and South Korea. Thank you +Dave Shapiro​!

What Do You Call It?

There are many places today that are in dispute as to which country the area belongs to. Parts of India and Pakistan, Israel and Palestine, the Falklands or the Malvinas and many, many more areas that are in contention. There is one sea that, though control is based on International conventions, the name itself is in question. 

The area is the Sea of Japan or East Sea. Japan, of course, insists that it is the Sea of Japan. South Korea is just as insistent that it is the East Sea. (North Korea claims it is the East Sea of Korea.) 

South Korea claims that the body of water in question has been known as Donghae (East Sea) for more than 2000 years. They suggest that it was the Italian missionary Matteo Ricci who was first to describe the area as the Sea of Japan and that was on a map he published in 1602 C.E. Their argument indicated that even in Japan, the area was not known as the Sea of Japan but Chosen Kai (Sea of Joseon) until the mid 1800’s.

Originally Japan’s response was (to paraphrase): what difference does it make what it was called in the past, for more than 400 years it has been internationally known as the Sea of Japan. They continued with the fact that many European maps described it with the term Oriental Sea. South Korea noted that the word ‘oriental’ translates to ‘eastern’ in several languages. (Eastern in Spanish and Portuguese is Oriental; in Italian it is Orientale and it is similar in Russian. This is significant as so many of the world’s explorers during the Age of Sail hailed from Italy, Spain and Portugal.)

The disagreement over the name escalated in 2003/2004 when these two economic behemoths undertook the task of surveying maps; hundreds and hundreds of maps. When completed, South Korea had surveyed 762 maps; Japan examined 1332 maps. And this is where it became a battle of ‘my facts versus your facts’. The South Korean researchers found 440 maps that referred to the area as the Sea of Korea, East Sea or Oriental Sea. The Japanese researchers found 579 that called it the Sea of Japan and only 279 that named it the Sea of Korea, East Sea or Oriental Sea.

The intellectual arguments intensified as each side attempted to discount the research the other had undertaken and magnifying the errors on many of the maps. For example, the Japanese researchers discovered a map drawn in 1792 that names the area, the Sea of Japan. Unfortunately, it refers to the Pacific Ocean as the East Sea of Japan. Other arguments welled up over the age of the maps. The Japanese researchers examined more maps but these were not as old as the maps examined by the Koreans.

In 2006, South Korea proposed that the name be changed to “Sea of Peace” or “Sea of Friendship”. Japan rejected the proposal citing that there was no need to alter the name. 

Encyclopedias, atlases and computer maps must identify the area, so how have they resolved the issue? Depending on the publisher, the area will be designated as Sea of Japan or East Sea. What of something like Google Maps that is used worldwide? Google lists it as the Sea of Japan...until you zoom in, then East Sea appears below the Sea of Japan label. (I have included this section from Google Maps.)___An interesting post by +Dave Shapiro​, on a contested name on a bit of sea between Japan and South Korea. Thank you +Dave Shapiro​!

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2015-05-15 23:41:43 (11 comments, 4 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound or stab us. If the book we're reading doesn't wake us up with a blow to the head, what are we reading for? So that it will make us happy, as you write? Good Lord, we would be happy precisely if we had no books, and the kind of books that make us happy are the kind we could write ourselves if we had to. But we need books that affect us like a disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us. That is my belief.
~ Franz Kafka

NYPL shares Benedict Cumberbatch and Franz Kafka. Thank you, +The New York Public Library​​

It was 1915 when the traveling salesman Gregor Samsa first awoke as a bug. This year, 100 years after the first publication of The Metamorphosis, Benedict Cumberbatch reads Franz Kafka's masterpiece aloud for the BBC — and it is awesome. Listen here: http://on.nypl.org/1FeWQ0S___I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound or stab us. If the book we're reading doesn't wake us up with a blow to the head, what are we reading for? So that it will make us happy, as you write? Good Lord, we would be happy precisely if we had no books, and the kind of books that make us happy are the kind we could write ourselves if we had to. But we need books that affect us like a disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us. That is my belief.
~ Franz Kafka

NYPL shares Benedict Cumberbatch and Franz Kafka. Thank you, +The New York Public Library​​

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2015-05-15 22:59:41 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

This is the breathtaking view from Glacier Point in Yosemite. There is a great hike down into the valley from the Point that goes through Vernal and Nevada Falls. Highly recommended!

Thank you, +Garry Hayes​!

___This is the breathtaking view from Glacier Point in Yosemite. There is a great hike down into the valley from the Point that goes through Vernal and Nevada Falls. Highly recommended!

Thank you, +Garry Hayes​!

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2015-05-15 15:57:35 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

The reasons for doing this project are many, and all focus on the fact that we live in a very interesting time to be GLBT. We are approaching 50 states with legalized gay marriage, HIV is potentially coming under control and dating/hookup apps are changing the bar scene. The GLBT experience is in the midst of a 21st century upshift and it's time to look back and get some perspective and data.
~ Jeff Ferzoko, creator of the interactive cartoDB map, OUTgoing, The Hidden Geography of New York's Gay Nightlife

Explore the map here: http://www.outgoingnyc.com/

Now we need one for San Francisco whose gay culture and community are the pride of the world. Thank you, +Maps Mania​​

The Gay History Map of New York

Mapping New York's gay bars & clubs, from 1890 to the present.___The reasons for doing this project are many, and all focus on the fact that we live in a very interesting time to be GLBT. We are approaching 50 states with legalized gay marriage, HIV is potentially coming under control and dating/hookup apps are changing the bar scene. The GLBT experience is in the midst of a 21st century upshift and it's time to look back and get some perspective and data.
~ Jeff Ferzoko, creator of the interactive cartoDB map, OUTgoing, The Hidden Geography of New York's Gay Nightlife

Explore the map here: http://www.outgoingnyc.com/

Now we need one for San Francisco whose gay culture and community are the pride of the world. Thank you, +Maps Mania​​

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2015-05-15 14:14:17 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

The Future of Cities

"Our cities are running out of space. It is estimated that by 2050, 75% of the world’s population will live in cities. Inspired by Panos Pictures and in collaboration with the World Photography Organisation, Sony’s Global Imaging Ambassadors bring you their project #FutureofCities, as they explore the problems, solutions and trends shaping cities all over the world today."

+Maptia shares 8 wonderful stories that illustrate what cities face in the future. Thank you, +Maptia 

The Future of Cities

"Our cities are running out of space. It is estimated that by 2050, 75% of the world’s population will live in cities. Inspired by Panos Pictures and in collaboration with the World Photography Organisation, Sony’s Global Imaging Ambassadors bring you their project #FutureofCities, as they explore the problems, solutions and trends shaping cities all over the world today."

+Maptia shares 8 wonderful stories that illustrate what cities face in the future. Thank you, +Maptia ___

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2015-05-15 14:01:05 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

+Maptia shares a look at the Future of Cities. This story looks at the face of homelessness in San Francisco by telling the heartbreaking stories of the victims in Shame of the City.

Thank you, +Maptia 

+Maptia shares a look at the Future of Cities. This story looks at the face of homelessness in San Francisco by telling the heartbreaking stories of the victims in Shame of the City.

Thank you, +Maptia ___

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2015-05-15 00:59:42 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Women in Cartography: Celebrating 400 Years of Unsung Contributions to the Mapping World

"This exhibition recognizes and celebrates the long overlooked role of women in the world of mapping; bringing their stories, accomplishments, and most importantly their maps to light. Curated by Alice Hudson, former Chief of the Map Division at the New York Public Library, Women in Cartography showcases the works of better-known women cartographers such as Marie Tharp, who, in partnership with Bruce Heezen, created the first scientific map of the entire ocean floor, and, Agnes Sinclair Holbrook who created the Hull-House maps, statistical cartographic presentations of social data from the immigrant rich Near West Side neighborhoods of Chicago.

Join us in celebrating these remarkable women and their maps, dating from Coletta van den Keere’s engraved portrait of Jodocus Hondius ca.1... more »

Women in Cartography: Celebrating 400 Years of Unsung Contributions to the Mapping World

"This exhibition recognizes and celebrates the long overlooked role of women in the world of mapping; bringing their stories, accomplishments, and most importantly their maps to light. Curated by Alice Hudson, former Chief of the Map Division at the New York Public Library, Women in Cartography showcases the works of better-known women cartographers such as Marie Tharp, who, in partnership with Bruce Heezen, created the first scientific map of the entire ocean floor, and, Agnes Sinclair Holbrook who created the Hull-House maps, statistical cartographic presentations of social data from the immigrant rich Near West Side neighborhoods of Chicago.

Join us in celebrating these remarkable women and their maps, dating from Coletta van den Keere’s engraved portrait of Jodocus Hondius ca. 1613 to Claire Kiedrowski’s modern GIS and LiDAR work for Kappa Mapping in Maine."

Exhibit at the Osher Map Library of the University of Souther Maine. More here: http://oshermaps.org/exhibitions/women-in-cartography___

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2015-05-15 00:43:09 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

An absolutely gorgeous 1932 map of medicinal plants of the states in which they grow. The insets in the map border are plants native to other countries. The plants are annotated with the scientific name and the part of the plant that is considered medicinal. Wonderfully done. Thank you,  +Bob Libra!

Map fans might find this medicinal ~ ___An absolutely gorgeous 1932 map of medicinal plants of the states in which they grow. The insets in the map border are plants native to other countries. The plants are annotated with the scientific name and the part of the plant that is considered medicinal. Wonderfully done. Thank you,  +Bob Libra!

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2015-05-14 13:04:59 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Los Angeles Public Library map librarian, Glen Creason, shares "A Hysterical Map of Palm Springs Thru the Desert County to Old Mehico, Hatched and scratched by Jolly Lindgren, 1948," that highlights some of the absurdities of building a resort town in the middle of the desert, but also gives a tongue-in-cheek perspective on the area. Favorite jokes? The label "Natives use the Joshua Tree for anything from pith-helmets to pith pots" and the ghost in Superstition Mtn.

Thank you, +Los Angeles Public Library 

Los Angeles Public Library map librarian, Glen Creason, shares "A Hysterical Map of Palm Springs Thru the Desert County to Old Mehico, Hatched and scratched by Jolly Lindgren, 1948," that highlights some of the absurdities of building a resort town in the middle of the desert, but also gives a tongue-in-cheek perspective on the area. Favorite jokes? The label "Natives use the Joshua Tree for anything from pith-helmets to pith pots" and the ghost in Superstition Mtn.

Thank you, +Los Angeles Public Library ___

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2015-05-14 12:26:54 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Planetary geologist, Christina Beck, describes how she and other researchers use data from CRISM to understand the history and formation of Valles Marineris, one of the largest canyons in the solar system.

Planetary geologist, Christina Beck, describes how she and other researchers use data from CRISM to understand the history and formation of Valles Marineris, one of the largest canyons in the solar system.___

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2015-05-13 19:34:32 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

A language that is embedded into song, behavior and belief keeps a community intact. Language is an intimate moral compass, a belonging.
~ Lynn Johnson, National Geographic

Thank you, +Maptia​

One language dies every two weeks. By the next century nearly half of the roughly 7,000 languages spoken on Earth will likely disappear...

In this thought-provoking photo essay, National Geographic's Lynn Johnson asks what is lost when a language goes silent.___A language that is embedded into song, behavior and belief keeps a community intact. Language is an intimate moral compass, a belonging.
~ Lynn Johnson, National Geographic

Thank you, +Maptia​

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2015-05-13 12:57:34 (3 comments, 6 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Its just as good as many other fantasy worlds I've seen, and at least here you know if a cliche seems to be missing, it's just because it's not marked clearly enough on the map yet. It's out there, sure as your mother is smoothing her silks or tugging on her braids, as sure as the length of the song of the dwarf-folk who are invading your house at the behest of a wizard, and as sure as the good guys will be to send your 14-year-old self off to save the world.
~ Peter V. Dell'Orto, DungeonFantastic Game Blogger commenting on Ryan's new Fantasy map, Clichéa

Ryan, gamer and artistic cartographer who goes by the name Sarithus, makes beautiful fantasy maps. Here he draws the lovely land of Clichéa, which combines the tropes of many fantasy maps into a heroic mashup, a one-size-fits-all map that somehow seems to cover a lot of fantasy bases.

Zoomable version atS... more »

Yeah, that's pretty much every commercial map all summed up.___Its just as good as many other fantasy worlds I've seen, and at least here you know if a cliche seems to be missing, it's just because it's not marked clearly enough on the map yet. It's out there, sure as your mother is smoothing her silks or tugging on her braids, as sure as the length of the song of the dwarf-folk who are invading your house at the behest of a wizard, and as sure as the good guys will be to send your 14-year-old self off to save the world.
~ Peter V. Dell'Orto, DungeonFantastic Game Blogger commenting on Ryan's new Fantasy map, Clichéa

Ryan, gamer and artistic cartographer who goes by the name Sarithus, makes beautiful fantasy maps. Here he draws the lovely land of Clichéa, which combines the tropes of many fantasy maps into a heroic mashup, a one-size-fits-all map that somehow seems to cover a lot of fantasy bases.

Zoomable version at Sarithus site here: http://static1.squarespace.com/static/54931c6ce4b09667f6926984/t/554f6782e4b0b3586ba304fe/1431267202429/Map+of+Clichea.jpg

Thank you, +Ryan Northcott and +T to the E to the O and +Sarithus 

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2015-05-13 01:34:55 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Words belong to each other, although, of course, only a great writer knows that the word “incarnadine” belongs to “multitudinous seas.” To combine new words with old words is fatal to the constitution of the sentence. In order to use new words properly you would have to invent a new language; and that, though no doubt we shall come to it, is not at the moment our business. Our business is to see what we can do with the English language as it is. How can we combine the old words in new orders so that they survive, so that they create beauty, so that they tell the truth? That is the question.
~ Virginia Woolf, The Death of the Moth, and other essays

Thank you, +Kostas Michalis 

Whorfian Expression: "If lucid writing is the sign of a moral state, it’s the moral state of hard work, keener effort, acquired craft—a desire to communicate rather than intimidate, to have fun with a fellow-mind rather than bully a disciple. Sane and shapely sentences are good because they’re sane and shapely. There’s no guarantee that they’ll contain the truth: lots of sane and shapely sentence makers have had silly ideas. But, like sane and shapely people and homes, they are nice to have around to look at." (A. Gopnik)

* Whorfian Experience:* 
https://youtu.be/tB0th8vNLxo

Image: American Beauty / S. Mendes : "and there's this electricity in the air, you can almost hear it. Right? And this bag was just dancing with me. Like a little kid begging me to play with it. For fifteen minutes. That's the day I realized that there was this entire life behind things, and this incredibly benevolent force that wanted me to know there was no reason to be afraid, ever. Video's a poor excuse, I know. But it helps me remember... I need to remember... Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world, I feel like I can't take it, and my heart is just going to cave in."___Words belong to each other, although, of course, only a great writer knows that the word “incarnadine” belongs to “multitudinous seas.” To combine new words with old words is fatal to the constitution of the sentence. In order to use new words properly you would have to invent a new language; and that, though no doubt we shall come to it, is not at the moment our business. Our business is to see what we can do with the English language as it is. How can we combine the old words in new orders so that they survive, so that they create beauty, so that they tell the truth? That is the question.
~ Virginia Woolf, The Death of the Moth, and other essays

Thank you, +Kostas Michalis 

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2015-05-11 23:26:11 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

"The Atomium: first and foremost, it's a totally crazy, fantastical, almost sci-fi building, which defies the imagination and lets your emotions run wild. Nine spheres, 5 of which you can go into and twenty tubes to wander through until you lose all your bearings, until you arrive at the unique panoramic view of the whole of the city of Brussels.

The Atomium: it's also a dream, a utopia, which took root in the mind of engineer André Waterkeyn and architects André and Jean Polak.

This dream is itself the product of its era. In 1958, humanity aspired to a better future, characterised by harmony, progress and peace. And it was in Brussels, then the young capital of Europe in its infancy (the Treaty of Rome was signed in 1957), that nations came together to celebrate the dawn of tomorrow's world.

My greatest desire is that Brussels, which has now rightfullye... more »

Iron Crystal Magnified - The Atomium

...the whole forms the shape of a unit cell of an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times.___"The Atomium: first and foremost, it's a totally crazy, fantastical, almost sci-fi building, which defies the imagination and lets your emotions run wild. Nine spheres, 5 of which you can go into and twenty tubes to wander through until you lose all your bearings, until you arrive at the unique panoramic view of the whole of the city of Brussels.

The Atomium: it's also a dream, a utopia, which took root in the mind of engineer André Waterkeyn and architects André and Jean Polak.

This dream is itself the product of its era. In 1958, humanity aspired to a better future, characterised by harmony, progress and peace. And it was in Brussels, then the young capital of Europe in its infancy (the Treaty of Rome was signed in 1957), that nations came together to celebrate the dawn of tomorrow's world.

My greatest desire is that Brussels, which has now rightfully earned its status of an international city, starts to dare once again, to dream, to set the trend, just like it did during Expo58.

My second priority is to see Brussels host a new world fair soon.

These events are part of these interactions which are as extraordinary as they are necessary, which humanity so dearly needs to join forces in reflecting our shared future, strive to mend or create new relationships, based on exchanges and collaboration between nations.

"Dare to dream of a better future on a human scale": this is the Atomium's philosophy, one that I defend to this day, and which I urge you to share."

Henri Simons
Director of Atomium asbl

More at: http://atomium.be/Vision.aspx

Thank you, +Scout Paget 

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2015-05-08 16:15:44 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

+Bill Dollins​ shares the D3 square map and more. See: http://blog.geomusings.com/2015/05/08/square-states-postgis-and-d3/

+Bill Dollins​ shares the D3 square map and more. See: http://blog.geomusings.com/2015/05/08/square-states-postgis-and-d3/___

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2015-05-08 15:19:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Rudolf Brazda - The Last Pink Triangle - tells his story of survival and courage. Thank you, +Wolfgang Alexander Moens 

Wolfgang's Links:

a. Rudolf Brazda, Last Man to Wear the Pink Triangle During the Holocaust, Tells His Story: http://www.openculture.com/2012/08/rudolf_brazda_last_man_to_wear_the_pink_triangle_tells_his_story.html

b. 'I Had Always Been Blessed with Good Fortune': At 98, Gay Concentration Camp Survivor Shares Story: Ninety-eight-year-old Brazda is believed to be the last gay man alive who can recount what it was like to live as a homosexual man during the Third Reich. He's a man who can also remember the persecution, the legal proceedings against gays, the punishment and murder of his friends. But he also remembers what it was like to have sex in a concentration camp and what it felt like to be liberated.... more »

"Rudolf Brazda was the last known concentration camp survivor deported by Nazi Germany on charges of homosexuality. Brazda spent nearly three years at the Buchenwald concentration camp, where his prisoner uniform was branded with the distinctive pink triangle that the Nazis used to mark men interned as homosexuals [...]"

Links below!___Rudolf Brazda - The Last Pink Triangle - tells his story of survival and courage. Thank you, +Wolfgang Alexander Moens 

Wolfgang's Links:

a. Rudolf Brazda, Last Man to Wear the Pink Triangle During the Holocaust, Tells His Story: http://www.openculture.com/2012/08/rudolf_brazda_last_man_to_wear_the_pink_triangle_tells_his_story.html

b. 'I Had Always Been Blessed with Good Fortune': At 98, Gay Concentration Camp Survivor Shares Story: Ninety-eight-year-old Brazda is believed to be the last gay man alive who can recount what it was like to live as a homosexual man during the Third Reich. He's a man who can also remember the persecution, the legal proceedings against gays, the punishment and murder of his friends. But he also remembers what it was like to have sex in a concentration camp and what it felt like to be liberated. http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/i-had-always-been-blessed-with-good-fortune-at-98-gay-concentration-camp-survivor-shares-story-a-772667.html

c. Rudolf Brazda: Last known survivor of the 'Pink Triangle' gay inmates of Nazi concentration camps: Moving to the bright lights of Leipzig when he was 20, he had his first gay relationship, with a young man, Werner, whom he had met at a dance. They shared a room let by a landlady who was a Jehovah's Witness and who herself later disappeared. Brazda's mother, long aware that he was gay, blessed them with an informal "marriage" ceremony, a family procedure not unusual at the time but about to be crushed by the Nazis.

During their rise in the 1930s, the Nazis expanded Paragraph 175 to make homosexual acts a felony and began raiding gay bars in Berlin, Leipzig and other cities. Brazda was arrested in 1937 and jailed for six months for "unnatural lewdness and debauchery." After being deported to Czechoslovakia – he had citizenship from his parents – he was again arrested by the Nazi occupiers in 1941 and spent a further six months in prison. In August the following year, during a Nazi purge, he was put on a train to Buchenwald, given the inmate No 7952 and a pink triangular patch for his uniform. He found out that Jehovah's Witnesses wore a purple triangle, Gypsies brown, political prisoners red and Jews yellow with a Star of David. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/rudolf-brazda-last-known-survivor-of-the-pink-triangle-gay-inmates-of-nazi-concentration-camps-2334053.html

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