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prostheticknowledge:

Motion Silhouette

Japanese childrens book that features pop-up shapes to cast shadows for the reader to bring motion to its story - video embedded below:

(Google Translation:)

This book is his second picture book that changes its shape depending on the environment.

I will begin to talk about the story and illustrations shadow falls on top of the page overlap. In this work, you can enjoy the animation of shadow phantasmagoric by you move the light. Trees and become bigger and bigger, which aims to train a distant star. Story that changes depending on the page falling shadows, shadows move around the top of the page.

Please enjoy the silhouette meaning and shape change in various ways.

You can find out more at the motion-silhouette Tumblr page here

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子どもたちが授業で実際に書いた作文を日米で比較してみると、興味深いことが分かります。日本の教師は、意識する、しないにかかわらず、結果的に「綴り方」の伝統に則って、「自由に、思ったままを書けばいいんだよ」と励まして子どもに作文を書かせます。しかし、でき上がった作文は、どれも驚くほど似通っています。その一方で、一見自由な印象を受けるアメリカの小学校では、実は厳しい文章の「型」の訓練と、技術的指導や添削が行われます。その結果として生み出されるのは、各自が書く目的に応じて様式を選び、そこに個別の意見が主張され、ときにはさまざまな様式を組み合わせる多様な作文です。


ここには、「自由」を重視している方が結果的に「規範」にとらわれ、「規範」を重視している方が結果的に「自由」な多様性を生む、というパラドックスが見られます。型を知らずに「自由に書け」といわれても、いったい「何から」自由になればよいのか分かりません。その結果、「起こったことをありのまま書いて時系列で気持ちの変化をたどる」という書き方が逆説的に唯一の型になってしまうのです。

Posted 2 months ago

sagansense:

thecraftychemist:

Scale Of The Universe

Scroll to your hearts content from the Planck length to the diameter of the observable universe - click on any object and it will open an info box - I can’t imagine how much work must have gone into this. A few surprising things: Pluto has a smaller diameter than the width of the USA and Vatican city can fit in central park multiple times.

Find it here

This is a beautiful, self-guided tour of micro to macro scale for you to introduce to everyone you know.

Warning: may trigger instant humility, sense of perspective, and invoke the cosmic perspective.

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「求む男子。至難の旅。わずかな報酬。極寒。暗黒の長い日々。絶えざる危険。生還の保証なし。成功の暁には名誉と称賛を得る。」

“Men wanted for Hazardous Journey. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in case of success.”

探検家アーネスト・シャクルトンが新聞の片隅に掲載した、南極探検隊員募集広告です。
数千人の応募があったとか。

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yeshi:

国道を地図からトレースして、番号順にアニメ化してみた。二桁国道(〜58号)まで。

yeshi:

国道を地図からトレースして、番号順にアニメ化してみた。
二桁国道(〜58号)まで。

Posted 3 months ago
cosmo-nautic:

This GIF is a good example of how magnets work. Permanent magnets (metal that is permanently, rather than temporarily magnetized) have two fields, north and south. As most of us know, if the north and south sides of two magnets will attract to each other, while opposite poles will repel.
In the gif we see magnets repelling(due to opposite poles)
The force between the repelling magnets transfers into the magnetic balls connected to the repelling magnets
This creates a chain reaction by turning the potential energy in the repelling force of the magnets into kinetic energy.

cosmo-nautic:

This GIF is a good example of how magnets work. Permanent magnets (metal that is permanently, rather than temporarily magnetized) have two fields, north and south. As most of us know, if the north and south sides of two magnets will attract to each other, while opposite poles will repel.

  • In the gif we see magnets repelling(due to opposite poles)
  • The force between the repelling magnets transfers into the magnetic balls connected to the repelling magnets
  • This creates a chain reaction by turning the potential energy in the repelling force of the magnets into kinetic energy.

(Source: cosmo-nautic)