29.3.10

Around the World

by Aaron Huey, hes good.

25.3.10

23.3.10

Alice in Waterland

I once tried to take photos like these but my camera short circuited and had to stay buried in rice for weeks in hopes of revival. Elena Kalis on the other hand does a beautiful job with Alice in Waterland:


19.3.10

Lights, Camera

The work of Geraldine Brezca, QT's clapperboard operator

18.3.10

Bodypainting?

Not your average bodypainting:
Alexa Meade paints acryllic on flesh and clothing, a real walking, living painting.



You can find more here.

8.3.10

Space Jam

Riding in a spaceship, 1984, picking up a signal, never heard before

the fake piano jamming is unbeatable

7.3.10

Culture-Bound

Culture-bound syndrome:

Culture-specific syndrome or culture-bound syndrome is a combination of psychiatric and somatic Symptoms that are considered to be a recognizable disease only within a specific society or culture. There are no objective biochemical or structural alterations of body organs or functions, and the disease is not recognized in other cultures. While a substantial portion of mental disorders, in the way they are manifested and experienced, are at least partially conditioned by the culture in which they are found, some disorders are more culture-specific than others. (wikipedia)

Examples:


Taijin Kyofusho: A form of social anxiety wherein the sufferer dreads any type of social contact, is afraid of eye contact, fears harming people, has a phobia of blushing, a phobia of deformed bodies and a phobia of body odor. Taijin Kyofusho affects 10-20% of the Japanese population, and is more prevalent within males.


Ghost Sickness: A psychotic disorder of Navajo origin wherin the sufferer experiences a pervasive feeling of terror, loss of appetite, nightmares, hallucinations, weakness and a feeling of suffocation.


Piblokto: Also known as “Arctic Hysteria”, appears exclusively among the Inuit peoples of the Arctic Circle. Most often seen among women, symptoms include uncontrolled behaviour, running around naked, echolalia, depression, coprophagia and so forth.

further reading.

fiction


2.3.10

Rube

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