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The DARK RYE Guide to (Pretty Much Western) Art History by Neal Pollack

Despite its exciting origins at the hands of terrified and superstitious French cave dwellers, and despite the fact that most artists are completely wackadoo, art history is pretty boring, not to mention long. We at Dark Rye can’t do much about the length, but we’d like to help take care of the boredom. Join us on this enlightening journey through the many ages of art, minus a couple of the duller ones like Mannerism and Neoclassicism. When you’re done, maybe you’ll swap out your old college Starry Night poster for something a little less clichéd…

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Scientists have developed a material so dark, you can’t even see it — Here’s how it will be used

British company Surrey NanoSystems has developed Vantablack, a material that absorbs all but 0.035% of visual light. It is so dark that the human eye is incapable of seeing it accurately, making contours and folds in the material imperceptible. According to the firm’s CTO Ben Jensen, “You expect to see the hills and all you can see … it’s like black, like a hole, like there’s nothing there. It just looks so strange.”
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I CAN BE THE ULTIMATE GOTH NOW

The new black.

kittydoom:

micdotcom:

Scientists have developed a material so dark, you can’t even see it — Here’s how it will be used

British company Surrey NanoSystems has developed Vantablack, a material that absorbs all but 0.035% of visual light. It is so dark that the human eye is incapable of seeing it accurately, making contours and folds in the material imperceptible. According to the firm’s CTO Ben Jensen, “You expect to see the hills and all you can see … it’s like black, like a hole, like there’s nothing there. It just looks so strange.”

Read more | Follow micdotcom

I CAN BE THE ULTIMATE GOTH NOW

The new black.

My favorite records of 2014 so far, part…3?  I spend way too much time on this thing, it keeps changing so it’s interesting to repost as it evolves and note the differences.  Ok well it’s interesting to me anyway, shut up…
Color codes:
Green/Yellow/Blue: merely denote the sections
Orange: records not out yet or out but that I haven’t heard yet, so these are possible contenders that I have high hopes for
Pink: good records but likely will be replaced by something better before the year is out
You’ll also notice a bunch of covers haphazardly stacked between the rows and the text, that are not in line with the rest… these are just placeholders/reminders and their titles are not listed in the right-hand column.  Thing’s getting crowded…

My favorite records of 2014 so far, part…3?  I spend way too much time on this thing, it keeps changing so it’s interesting to repost as it evolves and note the differences.  Ok well it’s interesting to me anyway, shut up…

Color codes:

Green/Yellow/Blue: merely denote the sections

Orange: records not out yet or out but that I haven’t heard yet, so these are possible contenders that I have high hopes for

Pink: good records but likely will be replaced by something better before the year is out

You’ll also notice a bunch of covers haphazardly stacked between the rows and the text, that are not in line with the rest… these are just placeholders/reminders and their titles are not listed in the right-hand column.  Thing’s getting crowded…