m1k3y:

love-3000:

prostheticknowledge:

The Sword of Damocles

Early pioneering tech from 1968 is a stereoscopic headmounted display created by Ivan Sutherland, the first Virtual Reality technology:

Computer graphics pioneer Ivan Sutherland models a stereoscopic display he created at Harvard using miniature TV tubes. An early application showed a three-dimensional wire-frame virtual room that users could explore by moving their heads.

I couldn’t locate a demonstration of the wireframe rooms (but if anyone knows … let me know!)

Images above are from the Computer History Museum here and here

Papers written by Ivan Sutherland from 1965 on the subject can be found here and here

〰 Wow, I didn’t know it was that small already! In 1968!

Hail the Godfather

(Source: vloktburz)

elizabrownart:

18”x24” Mob Wives Big Ang pin-up.
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elizabrownart:

18”x24” Mob Wives Big Ang pin-up.

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Chuck Higgins ‘Night Scene’

The Astronauts - Firewater

Lee Hazlewood - ‘Poor Man’ (1968)

Patti Smith singing ‘You Light Up My Life’ on children’s television, 1979

atlantiice:

gettin real tired of ur shit alice.

I also think that “self-improvement” as a dominant cultural narrative and as a product means that we’re drowning in “tips” and “lifehacks” and ways to “optimize” our shit in ways that distract and separate us from deeper engagement with the people and the world around us. And I think that the people who rule this Late Capitalism/Disaster Capitalism/Crony Capitalism/Corporatism/Rule By and For the 1%/Austerity/Eroding of Safety Nets and Public Institutions Like Schools and Roads & Shit What Helps Society Work – whatever you want to call what’s going on in the current political and economic landscape - prosper at our expense when we turn our gaze all the way inward toward what we can do to change & improve ourselves. Because if we blame struggling people solely for their own struggles, and insist that they just need to try harder in order to succeed, we don’t have to face the idea that our own successes were built on more than just our personal exceptionalism. We don’t have to engage with the fact that certain basic shared assumptions about how the world should work are unjust and unsustainable.

Ray Charles - ‘In The Heat of the Night’ (1967)