Saturday, 25 October 2008

links .::XII::.

 Phantoms in the Brain (vid)
 ☞ "Baraka" / Tool : "Disposition" (vid)
Futurama : Beast With A Billion Backs (movie)
 ☞ The Sun (Big Pictures)
Garrett Lisi on his theory of everything (vid)
Brain Story - The Final Mystery (vid)
 ☞ Science - It Works!... (vid)
 ☞ Kinetic Moving Sculptures of Theo Jensen
 ☞ A TRUTHFUL Scientology infomercial?.. (vid)
 ☞ Tears for Fears :Head Over Heels 'The Liteal Version' (vid)
 ☞ The Creepy Voiced Starling (vid)
Top 10 Most Intriguing Extrasolar Planets
 ☞ 20 Most Incredible Desert Oases
 ☞ Unnecessary Knowledge
 ☞ Worlds Largest and Smelliest Flowers and Plants
 ☞ How to make fireballs you can hold in your hand (vid)
 ☞ Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land (docu.)
Manufacturing_Consent (docu.)
Freedom to Fascism (docu.)
Interview with Aaron Russo on The New World Order (vid)
 Michio Kaku on String Theory (vid)
 ☞ Earth: The Biography (docu.)
The Gladiator Graveyard (docu.)
Evolution, Culture and Truth, a Lecture by Daniel Dennett (lecture)
 ☞ Walking With Beasts - The Beasts Within (vid)
 How Does Your Memory Work? (vid)
 ☞ First 24 Hours of an Embryo's Cells (vid)
 ☞ How technology will transform us (vid)

The Rockefellers wanted to have a mural put on the wall in Rockefeller Center in the early 1930s. A huge mural was commisioned to be painted by Diego Rivera. He called it 'Man at the Crossroads', it featured Leon Trotsky and a Lenin portion (depicting communism), this ended upsetting Rockefeller. The work was completed and paid for in 1933, and immediately draped. People protested but it remained covered until the early weeks of 1934 - when it was ordered to be smashed to bits and hauled away in wheelbarrows.

Rivera repainted the mural, though at a smaller scale, (at the Palacio de Bellas Artes) in Mexico City where it can be found today.
 Renamed as 'Man, Controller of the Universe'...

click image for a closer view (see Darwin on the left pointing at the animals)