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Porous Knowledge

Cheri Smith
This is a research blog which informs my art and writing practice.
petitechouettte:

The Alecton attempts to capture a giant squid in 1861

I attended a Nature Live talk: the Natural History of Giant Squids at the Natural History Museum today and it was really really brilliant. I especially liked ideas to do with made up stories and the kraken/ how much we still don’t know about giant squids/ biomimicry based on the squid’s beak.

petitechouettte:

The Alecton attempts to capture a giant squid in 1861

I attended a Nature Live talk: the Natural History of Giant Squids at the Natural History Museum today and it was really really brilliant. I especially liked ideas to do with made up stories and the kraken/ how much we still don’t know about giant squids/ biomimicry based on the squid’s beak.

excellent birthday gifts

excellent birthday gifts

nevver:

X-ray specs, Carrie Witherell

(via ohscience)

yournewfriendmichael:

Gustav Metzger.

yournewfriendmichael:

Gustav Metzger.

tuegreenfort:

Medusa

Secession Vienna

20.9. - 18.11.2007

Photos by Ulrich Dertschei

Photos by Tue Greenfort

Courtesy the artist and Galerie Johann König, Berlin

vjeranski:

Najia Mehadji

vjeranski:

Najia Mehadji

nemfrog:

Hitchcock, Orra White, 1796-1863
Sectional drawing of crust of the earth, showing erupting volcanoes.
1828-1840
One of 61 drawings done by Orra White Hitchcock for use in Professor Edward Hitchcock’s classes on geology and natural history.

nemfrog:

Hitchcock, Orra White, 1796-1863

Sectional drawing of crust of the earth, showing erupting volcanoes.

1828-1840

One of 61 drawings done by Orra White Hitchcock for use in Professor Edward Hitchcock’s classes on geology and natural history.

(via scientificillustration)

vjeranski:

Spine, 2006
Antony Gormley

vjeranski:

Spine, 2006

Antony Gormley

It was on a dreary night of November that I beheld the accomplishment of my toils. With an anxiety that almost amounted to agony, I collected the instruments of life around me, that I might infuse a spark of being into the lifeless thing that lay at my feet. It was already one in the morning; the rain pattered dismally against the panes, and my candle was nearly burnt out, when, by the glimmer of the half-extinguished light, I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open; it breathed hard and a convulsive motion agitated its limbs

Mary Shelley, Frankenstein