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urbangeographies:

BICYCLE ACTIVISM:  Latvian activists from a branch of the bicycle advocacy group Let’s Bike it recently created a visual reminder of the space taken by cars on a typical road. To this end, the group fabricated bamboo skeletons shaped like actual cars and mounted them on their bikes. The activists then cycled around the streets of Riga for several hours to highlight the absurdity of using a large car to move a single person. The stunt was organized as part of European Mobility Week, an ongoing campaign that explores sustainable urban mobility around Europe.

Source:  Christopher Jobson, ”Cycling Activists Build Bamboo Car Skeletons to Demonstrate Space Taken by Single Occupancy Cars,” Colossal, 

Simple yet clear. Go by bike!

If I give a public lecture to a bunch of high school students and I talk about the role that neural oscillations play in coordinating information transfer via spiked timing relative to oscillatory phases, people’s eyes glaze over by the third word. Whereas if I go into a classroom and I start talking about why do zombies crave human flesh, what in their brains might make them do this, then people pay attention.

Bradley Voytek, Assistant Professor of Computational Cognitive Science and Neuroscience at UC San Diego and a member of the Zombie Research Society.

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(via science-junkie)

thisbigcity:

The seven myths about new urbanism:
Myth 1: Population growth = urban success
Myth 2: There is only one type of density
Myth 3: Dense cities are elitist
Myth 4: More houses and cars means more opportunity!
Myth 5: Sprawl is good for the environment
Myth 6: Hipsters aren’t people
Myth 7: Dense cities don’t provide opportunities for working class people
Find out why these are wrong in our latest post.

thisbigcity:

The seven myths about new urbanism:

Myth 1: Population growth = urban success

Myth 2: There is only one type of density

Myth 3: Dense cities are elitist

Myth 4: More houses and cars means more opportunity!

Myth 5: Sprawl is good for the environment

Myth 6: Hipsters aren’t people

Myth 7: Dense cities don’t provide opportunities for working class people

Find out why these are wrong in our latest post.

ianference:

Nearly a decade ago, I took the tunnel system at Rockland State Hospital to the gymnasium/theatre building.  After photographing the gym, I noticed a panel removed, leading under the stage.  Crawling under the stage, I reached a point where there was a hole in the floor - and directly beneath the hole, a bank of lockers.  I dropped down onto the lockers, and found myself in a room disconnected from the staircases inside the gym building - which turned out to be the machine room for the pin setters for a completely untouched bowling alley.  Unused in decades based on the used scoresheets still sitting on the alley’s tables, this was a place time had forgotten - bowling shoes still on the rack in a dark back corner; a billiards table that looked like it was just waiting for some players.  But the real attraction were the four dilapidated wooden lanes themselves; a testament to a time when recreational therapy was considered an important part of the healing process.  Today’s psychiatric facilities - designed with the notion of hurrying a patient through as quickly as possible and discharging them - rarely have such appointments.
Prints available here.

ianference:

Nearly a decade ago, I took the tunnel system at Rockland State Hospital to the gymnasium/theatre building.  After photographing the gym, I noticed a panel removed, leading under the stage.  Crawling under the stage, I reached a point where there was a hole in the floor - and directly beneath the hole, a bank of lockers.  I dropped down onto the lockers, and found myself in a room disconnected from the staircases inside the gym building - which turned out to be the machine room for the pin setters for a completely untouched bowling alley.  Unused in decades based on the used scoresheets still sitting on the alley’s tables, this was a place time had forgotten - bowling shoes still on the rack in a dark back corner; a billiards table that looked like it was just waiting for some players.  But the real attraction were the four dilapidated wooden lanes themselves; a testament to a time when recreational therapy was considered an important part of the healing process.  Today’s psychiatric facilities - designed with the notion of hurrying a patient through as quickly as possible and discharging them - rarely have such appointments.

Prints available here.

(via yearoftheglad)

abandonedography:

coelasquid:

slime-minister:

Replaced the repost source with the original source because it has WAY more pictures and info about this cool place.

Reminds me of home.

oh man this post

(Source: thesassycat)

asapscience:

How do you avoid nights like this? Check out our video on how much sleep you actually need.
http://youtu.be/SVQlcxiQlzI
via Sarah Anderson

asapscience:

How do you avoid nights like this? Check out our video on how much sleep you actually need.

http://youtu.be/SVQlcxiQlzI

via Sarah Anderson

asapscience:

Interesting to see that war, murder, and illicit drug use are so low! The media loves to freak us out. 

asapscience:

Interesting to see that war, murder, and illicit drug use are so low! The media loves to freak us out. 

asapscience:

bogleech:

As C.M. Kosemen explains throughout All Yesterdays, we really can’t ever know how much fat and other soft tissues contributed to the overall shape of dinosaurs since that’s the first thing to rot and shrivel tight against their bones and like even a sperm whale has a little skinny skeleton.

so like

image

image

how would we know?

#WOAHDUDE

thisbigcity:

urbangeographies:

BICYCLE ACTIVISM:  Latvian activists from a branch of the bicycle advocacy group Let’s Bike it recently created a visual reminder of the space taken by cars on a typical road. To this end, the group fabricated bamboo skeletons shaped like actual cars and mounted them on their bikes. The activists then cycled around the streets of Riga for several hours to highlight the absurdity of using a large car to move a single person. The stunt was organized as part of European Mobility Week, an ongoing campaign that explores sustainable urban mobility around Europe.

Source:  Christopher Jobson, ”Cycling Activists Build Bamboo Car Skeletons to Demonstrate Space Taken by Single Occupancy Cars,” Colossal, 

Simple yet clear. Go by bike!

If I give a public lecture to a bunch of high school students and I talk about the role that neural oscillations play in coordinating information transfer via spiked timing relative to oscillatory phases, people’s eyes glaze over by the third word. Whereas if I go into a classroom and I start talking about why do zombies crave human flesh, what in their brains might make them do this, then people pay attention.

Bradley Voytek, Assistant Professor of Computational Cognitive Science and Neuroscience at UC San Diego and a member of the Zombie Research Society.

Read more

(via science-junkie)

(via science-junkie)

thisbigcity:

The seven myths about new urbanism:
Myth 1: Population growth = urban success
Myth 2: There is only one type of density
Myth 3: Dense cities are elitist
Myth 4: More houses and cars means more opportunity!
Myth 5: Sprawl is good for the environment
Myth 6: Hipsters aren’t people
Myth 7: Dense cities don’t provide opportunities for working class people
Find out why these are wrong in our latest post.

thisbigcity:

The seven myths about new urbanism:

Myth 1: Population growth = urban success

Myth 2: There is only one type of density

Myth 3: Dense cities are elitist

Myth 4: More houses and cars means more opportunity!

Myth 5: Sprawl is good for the environment

Myth 6: Hipsters aren’t people

Myth 7: Dense cities don’t provide opportunities for working class people

Find out why these are wrong in our latest post.

ianference:

Nearly a decade ago, I took the tunnel system at Rockland State Hospital to the gymnasium/theatre building.  After photographing the gym, I noticed a panel removed, leading under the stage.  Crawling under the stage, I reached a point where there was a hole in the floor - and directly beneath the hole, a bank of lockers.  I dropped down onto the lockers, and found myself in a room disconnected from the staircases inside the gym building - which turned out to be the machine room for the pin setters for a completely untouched bowling alley.  Unused in decades based on the used scoresheets still sitting on the alley’s tables, this was a place time had forgotten - bowling shoes still on the rack in a dark back corner; a billiards table that looked like it was just waiting for some players.  But the real attraction were the four dilapidated wooden lanes themselves; a testament to a time when recreational therapy was considered an important part of the healing process.  Today’s psychiatric facilities - designed with the notion of hurrying a patient through as quickly as possible and discharging them - rarely have such appointments.
Prints available here.

ianference:

Nearly a decade ago, I took the tunnel system at Rockland State Hospital to the gymnasium/theatre building.  After photographing the gym, I noticed a panel removed, leading under the stage.  Crawling under the stage, I reached a point where there was a hole in the floor - and directly beneath the hole, a bank of lockers.  I dropped down onto the lockers, and found myself in a room disconnected from the staircases inside the gym building - which turned out to be the machine room for the pin setters for a completely untouched bowling alley.  Unused in decades based on the used scoresheets still sitting on the alley’s tables, this was a place time had forgotten - bowling shoes still on the rack in a dark back corner; a billiards table that looked like it was just waiting for some players.  But the real attraction were the four dilapidated wooden lanes themselves; a testament to a time when recreational therapy was considered an important part of the healing process.  Today’s psychiatric facilities - designed with the notion of hurrying a patient through as quickly as possible and discharging them - rarely have such appointments.

Prints available here.

(via yearoftheglad)

abandonedography:

coelasquid:

slime-minister:

Replaced the repost source with the original source because it has WAY more pictures and info about this cool place.

Reminds me of home.

oh man this post

(Source: thesassycat)

asapscience:

How do you avoid nights like this? Check out our video on how much sleep you actually need.
http://youtu.be/SVQlcxiQlzI
via Sarah Anderson

asapscience:

How do you avoid nights like this? Check out our video on how much sleep you actually need.

http://youtu.be/SVQlcxiQlzI

via Sarah Anderson

asapscience:

Interesting to see that war, murder, and illicit drug use are so low! The media loves to freak us out. 

asapscience:

Interesting to see that war, murder, and illicit drug use are so low! The media loves to freak us out. 

asapscience:

bogleech:

As C.M. Kosemen explains throughout All Yesterdays, we really can’t ever know how much fat and other soft tissues contributed to the overall shape of dinosaurs since that’s the first thing to rot and shrivel tight against their bones and like even a sperm whale has a little skinny skeleton.

so like

image

image

how would we know?

#WOAHDUDE

"If I give a public lecture to a bunch of high school students and I talk about the role that neural oscillations play in coordinating information transfer via spiked timing relative to oscillatory phases, people’s eyes glaze over by the third word. Whereas if I go into a classroom and I start talking about why do zombies crave human flesh, what in their brains might make them do this, then people pay attention."

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