Baby Getting A Chest X-Ray
This device is used to immobilize young children in order to get their x-rays, when a child is very sick and an x-ray is needed to diagnose them. It does NOT hurt them at all. Taking multiple images of a moving baby, in order to get the least blurry one is more harmful because then the child is exposed to radiation for a longer period of time.
This device, which again does NOT hurt them, allows for a technologist to grab chest images of a child as fast and as efficiently as possible. The children may sometimes cry, and get frustrated but only because they are not familiar with this device. This is typically used for babies under 25 Ibs or around 2 years old. If interested you can hear how it works from a technologist himself (What He Has To Say) (More Information)
Naguib Mahfouz, from Palace Walk (first in his Cairo Trilogy) (1956)
Holger Lippmann - Perlin Scape 1 (2011)
"The Perlin Scape 1 series is based on a perlin noise algorithm, which generates color map dependent line by line sequences of either ellipses or rectangles on a 2 dimensional surface.
This software works with different keyboard input values to compose a rather painting-like image out of different color maps. These map arrays are called by random, noise and/or manual order.”
Thomas Hardy, The Return of the Native (via likeafieldmouse)
And you wait, you wait for that one thing
that will infinitely enlarge your life;
the gigantic, the stupendous,
the awakening of stones,
depths turned round toward you.
The volumes bound in rust and gold
flicker dimly on the shelves;
and you think of lands traveled across,
of paintings, of the clothes of
women found and lost.
And then suddenly you know: it was then.
You rise, and before you
stands the fear and prayer and shape
of a vanished year.
"Memory" by Rainier Maria Rilke, trans. Edward Snow
Vladimir Mayakovsky, My Discovery of America. I guess this is an early case of the “1/16 Cherokee” phenomenon? Earlier he also explains that only white people are considered American, and how preposterous that seems when most of the “American” music and dance genres had black origins. (via mayakovsky)