Foam Talent 2017 celebrates the fringes of photography

What form can a photograph take in 2017? Don’t expect just pictures on walls. ‘Every year we are again very curious to see how young talents are experimenting with photography on the very edges of the medium,’ says Foam Talent curator Mirjam Kooiman. Now, Foam has arrived in London to show us photographs not as we know them: camera-less pictures, 3D objects, installations, wallpapers, lightboxes, beamers and projections are among just some of the formats on show at their showcase of 24 artists at Beaconsfield Gallery in Vauxhall. As well as playing with the physical form of photography, these artists also dismantle its function in relation to places, people space, and time. Among the young photographers (they’re all under the age of 35) carving out new ways of seeing is South African artist Nico Krijno, a sculptor and photographer, who’s work is ‘sculptural in its construction of the very image itself’, Kooiman explains. His Sculpture Studies — part of his selected series Fabricated to be Photographed — gently mock both artistic media, assemblages made out of every day detritus, posing proudly for the camera.  Editing and presentation are also the focus of British artist Felicit...

Young people are growing horns, thanks to phones + tablets

You thought ‘text neck’ was bad? Kids these days are growing ‘enlarged external occipital protuberances.’ I used to joke that soon enough humans would evolve to have unusually large thumbs and be generally myopic because of our attachment to smartphones. But my silly sense of humor could have never imagined what is really happening, and happening surprisingly quickly: We are growing horns. Or at least that’s what scientists are suggesting after research on the emergence of “enlarged external occipital protuberances” (EEOP) amongst young people. New research in biomechanics suggests that young people are developing hornlike spikes at the back of their skulls — bone spurs caused by the forward tilt of the head, which shifts weight from the spine to the muscles at the back of the head, causing bone growth in the connecting tendons and ligaments. The weight transfer that causes the buildup can be compared to the way the skin thickens into a callus as a response to pressure or abrasion. So far, the odd new bits of anatomy have garnered all kinds of names, including head horns, phone bones, spikes, or weird bumps. All are accurate, says David...

The future of motor vehicles lies in improved efficiency and that is to the left of

The future of motor vehicles lies in improved efficiency and that is to the left of the gasoline ICE in the chart. That future is electric vehicles powered by high ERoEI renewable electricity. This post is not intended to provide a rigorous analysis of automobile efficiency but aims to provide an overview of the efficiencies of different drive system – fuel combinations. The procedure followed is to identify the main energy efficiency factors and to multiply these to provide the overall efficiency in %. The efficiency of fuel source is based on ERoEI where: I have not considered the energy embedded in the vehicles and energy losses downstream from the motor in the drive systems. The objective is to highlight the major differences between the 4 fuel / drive system combinations. ERoEI for wind ~ 20, efficiency factor = 0.95 Grid transmission losses = 0.9 Battery efficiency = 0.97 Motor efficiency = 0.92 Procuring oil, ERoEI = 30 (assumed), efficiency = 0.967 Refining and transport losses = 0.9 ICE efficiency = 0.4 The calculation is based on producing hydrogen from electrolysis of water using wind power electricity and is based heavily on an analysis by Ulf Bossel (referenc...

They adorn the ends of Cat5 network patch cables and the flat satin cables that come

They adorn the ends of Cat5 network patch cables and the flat satin cables that come with all-in-one printers that we generally either toss in the scrap bin or throw away altogether. The blocky rectangular plugs, molded of clear plastic and holding gold-plated contacts, are known broadly as modular connectors. They and their socket counterparts have become ubiquitous components of the connected world over the last half-century or so, and unsurprisingly they had their start where so many other innovations began: from the need to manage the growth of the telephone network and reduce costs. Here’s how the modular connector got that way. For the first 80 years or so of the US telephone network, the Bell Company called all the shots. They owned absolutely every bit of equipment in the system – the wires on the poles, the switchgear in the central offices, microwave links, and even the phone sets in customer homes. They had complete control over every aspect of the delivery of their services, and used their monopoly to build an incredibly integrated and durable system. But with great power comes great responsibility, or in the case of a complex technological system prone to breakdown ...

Nine out of ten ‘flushable wipes’ do not break down in the sewer

Nine out of ten wet wipes labelled as ‘flushable’ do not disintegrate after making their way through Britain’s sewers, new tests have discovered. Research carried out on behalf of water companies showed that the vast majority of the wipes failed to break down in conditions that imitated the UK’s drainage system. Flushable wipes should contain biodegradable cellulose, however studies have shown many brands are made from synthetic substances like plastic or polyester. There are approximately 300,000 sewer blockages every year due to wet wipes, costing the UK £100million to clear the ‘fatbergs’ they leave behind. Thousands of properties suffer sewer flooding caused by these blockages, creating misery for homeowners and businesses.   There are approximately 300,000 sewer blockages every year due to wet wipes, costing the UK £100million to clear the ‘fatbergs’ (this one was found in Whitechapel, east London) Andy Drinkwater, of the Water Research Centre, which conducted the tests, said ‘about 10 per cent of wipes are borderline to acceptable’ to the water industry. Speaking to BBC Radio 4′s Costing the Earth, he added...

Tweets By Tom Crean About Church Draw Strong Reaction

YPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN” “http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd”> The two biggest stories of the past year – Tebow Mania and Linsanity – both centered around young men for whom faith is a key element of their lives, and neither has been bashful about saying so. As big as the Tebow Mania and Linsanity stories have been, no individual sports story has been bigger to me, a child of Bloomington, Indiana, than the resurgence of Indiana basketball under head coach Tom Crean, another man whose life is driven by his faith and who is not bashful about saying so. Today, Coach Crean said so again on Twitter, as he does quite often (typically in the form of retweeting Joyce Meyer), but this time his choice of words drew a stronger reaction than normal. I’m curious what people think about it. (Note: For anyone who reads this who is not a regular tweeter, go from the bottom up to read in the order in which they were sent.) As an avid follower of Coach Crean’s on Twitter, of course, I saw these almost immediately. For the record, here is the tweet I sent off right away in response: My response to the tweet draws a di...

Alps OutdoorZ Offers Hiking Packs for the Great Outdoors :: Guns.com

The Commander X and Commander + Pack from Alps OutdoorZ offer hikers a means to carry whatever they need on the trails. (Photo: Frank Melloni) Perhaps you’ve made the decision to carry a firearm for your hike. Maybe you want to ensure an effective means of self-defense, or maybe you want to be ready for an impromptu hunt once you get to camp or the morning after. Either way, you will need a pack that can easily accommodate a firearm and I just happen to have two in mind that work very well for the task — The Commander + Pack and Commander X Pack from Alps OutdoorZ. Between the Commander being big on space and the Savage 64 Takedown being small on size, it’s easy to take a lightweight rimfire along a multi-day hike. (Photo: Frank Melloni) Once you decide to take a gun on your journey it’s not a bad idea to check out hunting packs as your first option. Hunting packs are built with special accommodations for your favorite shootin’ iron and often make hauling one more comfortable to boot. The Commander + Pack rig from ALPS Outdoors is featured on their hunting line and comes in the Briar color. Its generous 5,250 cubic inch main compartment grants enough room for all gear as well as...

Every steak you cook will come out perfect if you use this $69 device

ALERT: Content in our deals section may not be visible when ad-blocking is enabled. Please consider adding us to your whitelist. There’s only one way to know when your steak or any other meat is cooked perfectly: you stick in your meat thermometer and check out the internal temperature. If it’s too cold, you keep cooking it. If it’s within a few degrees of your target temperature, you remove it from the heat and let it rest. If it’s too hot, well, you’re too late and your steak won’t taste as good as it should. If you want to make sure that never happens again, get yourself a MEATER True Wireless Smart Meat Thermometer. It sticks in your steak, chicken, or anything else you’re cooking and stays there while you cook and connects wirelessly to your smartphone the entire time. Once your meat comes to temperature, you get an alert and you’re good to go! To learn more about our sponsored deals and sponsored posts opportunities, please email sponsored@bgr.com BGR Deals content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and BGR may receive a commission on purchases made through our posts. Automatic Soap Dispenser, Digital Clock, Projection Clock – Ecare,https://www.welectronic...

1,3-Butanediol (CAS 107-88-0) Market Outlook, Segments Share Analysis, Sales, Size, Types, Applications and Market Scenario Forecast 2019-2024

Worldwide 1,3-Butanediol (CAS 107-88-0) is a recently published research report in the market, that covers every aspect of Global 1,3-Butanediol (CAS 107-88-0) Market 2019 along with in-detailed analysis of market factors, market trends, size, demand and market distribution. The 1,3-Butanediol (CAS 107-88-0) reports evaluates past and current market values to predict future market directions from 2019 to 2024. This research report is divided by type, application and region. After analyzing market conditions of the world’s main sector, including product prices, profitability, capacity, production, capacity utilization, supply, demand and industry growth rates. Finally, new projects in the report include SWOT Analysis, Investment Feasibility Analysis, and Investment Returns Analysis. In the meantime, primary research is done in parallel to the secondary research, with respect to conveyance channel, region, and product kind. According to this study, over the next five years the 1,3-Butanediol (CAS 107-88-0) market will register a xx% CAGR in terms of revenue, the global market size will reach US$ xx million by 2024, from US$ xx million in 2019. In particular, this report presents t...

San Antonio Restaurant Listings By Cuisine | Flavor Issue | San Antonio

Bok Choy // The third joint from the minds behind Green brings Asian flavors to the Broadway corridor. From vegan ramen to pad thai to fried rice to fresh summer rolls — tofu — there’s a bit of the whole continent here. 5130 Broadway, (210) 437-2200, eatbokchoy.com. Earth Burger // Try the original Earth Burger (veggie patty on a whole-wheat bun with lettuce, onions, pickles, tomatoes, mayo, mustard and secret sauce spread) or choose the tofu “fish” sandwich. Don’t skip the coconut soft serve. Multiple locations, eatatearthburger.com. Evergreen // With vegan pizzas winning over diners, this Stone Oak shop is gaining popularity beyond its confines. 523 Med Ct., (210) 437-1057. Green Vegetarian Cuisine // With locations at The Pearl and Alon Market, folks have more ways to eat green. Entrées can instantly be made into a vegan dishes with the substitution of regular cheese to Daiya cheese for a buck more. Multiple locations, eatatgreen.com. La Botanica // Helmed by chef Rebel Mariposa, this restaurant/community center feeds your strongest vegan cravings with can’t-believe-it’s-vegan menu board. 2911 N. St. Mary’s St., (210) 716-0702, vivalabotanica.com. Pharm Table // Ayurveda diet...

Sony PS-LX310BT Turntable Review: Stylish, Bluetooth, Automatic, Affordable

When it comes to entry level turntables, there are usually a series of compromises made by manufacturers. To keep costs down, they tend to have basic functionality — the biggest “extra” feature is typically a built-in preamplifier since buyers don’t usually own stereo amps or receivers with a PHONO input. They often appear to be cheaply made, with plastic pretty much everywhere, and not a whole lot of attention paid to visual style. All this is fine for occasional record listeners, or those first dipping their toes into vinyl, but it does make for an experience that often leaves buyers wishing for a little more. Sony has done a great job of upending the entry level turntable market with the new PS-LX310BT. Introduced at CES 2019 for $199.99 it’s now listed on Sony’s website for $179.99 which makes it an even better value.   I’ve assembled a number of sub $200 turntables and the story is usually the same: plastic and lots of it. The PS-LX310BT follows that formula, which is hard to avoid when you’re selling a turntable for under $200. However, in this case two key components are made from aluminum: the platter and the tone arm.  Speaking of assembly, it’s a quick job with this tw...

Back in the day, Mekk‘s Mike Edwards and Ken Knight were the men behind the distributor

Back in the day, Mekk‘s Mike Edwards and Ken Knight were the men behind the distributor Caratti. Sadly, it went the way of all flesh, but Messrs Edwards and Knight are still involved in cycling, with their own brand of bike bearing their initials. Whereas most of the new breed of British bike brands boast about their Britishness – Moda and Boardman stress that their machines are UK-designed – the Mekk states proudly on its down tube that it’s designed in Italy. It’s not necessarily a huge difference, but the geometry certainly has an Italian flavour, which creates a pretty racy machine. The top tube is long, the chainstays are short and the seat angle steep. The head tube is also shorter than on a lot of modern comfort- or sportive-orientated machines. The quite slack head angle is a little less Italian in flavour, but the shortness of the head tube still makes for a pretty aggressive riding position, though a longish wheelbase stops it from getting too lively. The 12-27 cassette also suggests racy ambitions. At first glance the frame resembles the cheaper Pinerolo ZR we tested last month, but a closer look reveals that there aren’t actually that many similarities. The slightly ...

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