The gif is called, “Benham’s disk" "is named after the English toymaker Charles Benham, who in 1895 sold a top painted with the pattern shown. When the disk is spun, arcs of pale color, called Fechner colors or pattern-induced flicker colors (PIFCs), are visible at different places on the disk. Not everyone sees the same colors."
"The phenomenon originates from neural activity in the retina and spatial interactions in the primary visual cortex, which plays a role in encoding low-level image features, such as edges and spatiotemporal frequency components."
Fascinating how our brains work, I see a brown tan, what do you see? :D
Very very light blue. (I think. It took me forever to see anything other than black/white.)
Red. On my dash it was a deep red. In the reblog box now, it’s a brighter red. Weird.
Everyone always laughs at how Grunt buys action figures in the Shadow Broker Dossier- but let’s not forget that Shepard keeps 50 million toy ship models in their room.
Liara walks in…
I did things in my 30s that were ignored by the world, that could have been quickly labeled a failure. Here’s a classic example; in 1974 I did a movie called Phantom of the Paradise. Phantom of the Paradise, which was a huge flop in this country. There were only two cities in the world where it had any real success: Winnipeg, in Canada, and Paris, France. So, okay, let’s write it off as a failure. Maybe you could do that.
But all of the sudden, I’m in Mexico, and a 16-year-old boy comes up to me at a concert with an album - a Phantom of the Paradise soundtrack- and asks me to sign it. I sign it. Evidently I was nice to him and we had a nice little conversation. I don’t remember the moment, I remember signing the album (I don’t know if I think I remember or if I actually remember). But this little 14 or 16, whatever old this guy was… Well I know who the guy is now because I’m writing a musical based on Pan’s Labyrinth; it’s Guillermo del Toro.
The work that I’ve done with Daft Punk it’s totally related to them seeing Phantom of the Paradise 20 times and deciding they’re going to reach out to this 70-year-old songwriter to get involved in an album called Random Access Memories.
So, what is the lesson in that? The lesson for me is being very careful about what you label a failure in your life. Be careful about throwing something in the round file as garbage because you may find that it’s the headwaters of a relationship that you can’t even imagine it’s coming in your future.
Imagine every failure in your life is going to turn into a wonderful adventure later. ;)
I needed this today.
And let’s face it, Phantom of the Paradise is freakin’ amazing.
Asked by a-thousand-crows
Do me a favor and just read this post. The existence of a “debate” about this has more to do with Immanuel Kant’s racism than it does with Egyptian art.
You can trace these ideas that cultural accomplishments can be racially assigned to their origins, and I’ve gone to a great deal of trouble to document that. Assigning race to the Ancient Egyptians is about white entitlement to history and white supremacy, the same as the whole Beethoven issue.
Immanuel Kant was a real pissant who was very rarely stable.
Heidegger, Heidegger was a boozy beggar who could think you under the table!
David Hume could out-consume Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.
It’s true, SECRET SIX is back.
I could not be more excited. The news officially was announced today, and my email and DM boxes are completely flooded, have never seen anything quite like it. I can’t even begin to keep up or respond to everyone. Cool!
It’s a dream team. Villains United artist Dale Eaglesham has been waiting YEARS to come back to Secret Six, it’s his favorite series ever, and he is helping with designs and covers, and the great KEN LASHLEY, whom I adore and have been dying to work with is doing the interiors.
It’s amazing, I will tell the whole story soon, but EVERYONE dropped whatever they had coming up to work on this book. It was like, “Secret Six? I am IN.”
Catman and Black Alice are definitely in it…they have some cool new twists. And the series has one HUGE secret we reveal in the first arc that will blow minds…it’s a HUGE DCU reveal.
That’s why our motto is WHAT IS THE SECRET?
I am having a blast. This book always pushed the envelope…now we explode the envelope and bury the ashes!
Thank you, guys. This return is happening because of your support!
(high-pitched joyful scream only heard by Catman)
My all-time favorite team is coming back and Gail’s writing them!
Although, goddammit, this means I have to start reading a New 52 book again. I pretty much threw in the towel around Trinity War/Forever Evil (with the exception of The Movement — Gail can get me to read anything, damn her).
from the guy who brought you “Actual Cannibal Shia Labeouf,” please enjoy a new song entitled “Christian Bale is at Your Party”
OH MY GOD NO STOP EVERYTHIGN STOP AND LISTEN THIS IS IMPORTANT S T O P THE W O R L D
@jetpack_monkey: Shia Labeouf sequel w/ Peter?
I do happen to have a copy of this song. And it is also a favorite.