Whatever you now find weird, ugly, uncomfortable and nasty about a new medium will surely become its signature. CD distortion, the jitteriness of digital video, the crap sound of 8-bit - all of these will be cherished and emulated as soon as they can be avoided. It’s the sound of failure: so much modern art is the sound of things going out of control, of a medium pushing to its limits and breaking apart. The distorted guitar sound is the sound of something too loud for the medium supposed to carry it. The blues singer with the cracked voice is the sound of an emotional cry too powerful for the throat that releases it. The excitement of grainy film, of bleached-out black and white, is the excitement of witnessing events too momentous for the medium assigned to record them.”
— Brian Eno, A Year With Swollen Appendices (via holyfuckingshittt)
Why the sound of failure is beautiful.
Embrace the glitches.
Neurosurgeons successfully implant 3D printed skull
A 22-year-old woman from the Netherlands who suffers from a chronic bone disorder — which has increased the thickness of her skull from 1.5cm to 5cm, causing reduced eyesight and severe headaches — has had the top section of her skull removed and replaced with a 3D printed implant.
The operation was performed by a team of neurosurgeons at the University Medical Centre Utrecht and the university claims this is this first instance of a successful 3D printed cranium that has not been rejected by the patient.
The operation, which took 23 hours, was led by Dr Bon Verweij. The patient’s skull was so thick, that had the operation not been performed, serious brain damage or death may have occurred in the near future.
You guys our species is sciencing so unbelievably hard right now.
i feel like tall people at concerts have everything they want in the world
There’s always someone taller. I’m a tall dude and have my vision obstructed by the entirety of some dude’s head like 90% of the time. It’s uncanny. I don’t know what blocks his vision, but deep down I believe it’s taller and taller dudes stretching out all the way to the front of the stage.
i was just looking up what’s in style for spring this season— it’s being super thin and white.