a decellularized “ghost” heart
aaaaaaaay extracellular matrix
How cool is it that when you take all the cells out of an organ it still looks like an organ?
I remember when I was in high school and still very confused about how tissues worked, because all anyone taught me was that we’re made up of piles of cells hung on bones. But that’s not how it is! Cells build themselves little hammocks of polymer and densely branched glycoproteins; we’re like onions, layers of membrane over tough rubbery collagen, huge protein scaffolds cradling slippery organs.
Bodies are not made of cells — bodies are made by cells.
Invitation to one of the first exhibitions of Ernst Fuchs in 1952 Madrid.
From Vice’s mini documentary on the Suicide Forest in Japan x
Bronze plaques (~2m tall) on the Avenida Paulista, São Paulo.
"O que na mente se oculta
Não aporta só no espaço
Como um traço que se furta”
(What lurks in the mind/Contributes not only in space/Luke the trace that eludes)
"A tese que leva à síntese
Mistério da morte em vida
Explica-se no antítese”
(The thesis that leads to synthesis/Mystery of death in life/explains itself in the antithesis)
Discoveries in Maringá, PR, Brasil.
I’m on to you, Madlib… And not sure about erotic 45s.
I just got my first haircut in 12 years. 4367 days of hair growth. about 3ft, 6lbs. I feel fucking great.
"76% of professors are now non-tenure-track, and nearly 45% are adjuncts—the fucked-of-the-fucked—making $10,000/year. I love the work, but the thought of subjecting myself to 6 or 7 years of a meager stipend while my undergraduate loans blossom into forever debt—all so that I can become an adjunct while hoping I win the tenure-track lottery—sounds like the worst idea in the world."