Let me weep
My cruel fate,
And that I
should have freedom.
The duel infringes
within these twisted places,
in my sufferings
I pray for mercy.
It’s clear that Israel could break up Palestine into miserable enclaves, but it cannot break its resistance or its passion for freedom from occupation. […] Arrogance all too often breeds stupidity.
What are your ideas for shifting perceptions, values, norms, and attitudes to inspire individuals and institutions to take action on climate change?
Submit proposals: http://climatecolab.org/plans/-/plans/contestId/1300210
Deadline: July 20, 2014, at 11:59:59 PM U.S. Eastern Time
Rules: All entrants must agree to the 2014 Contest Rules.
Prizes: Judges Choice and Popular Choice winners will be connected with and able to present to people who can support the implementation of their proposal, which may include policy makers, business executives, NGO and foundation officials, scientists, and others.
Winners will be recognized and publicized by the MIT Climate CoLab and invited to showcase their proposals at a conference held at MIT fall 2014, where a $10,000 Grand Prize will be awarded.
Unkempt party guests are an affront. Always remember to dress for the occasion.
A Royal Wedding Feast with an Unsuitably Dressed Guest Cast into Darkness, 1469, Follower of Hans Schilling, in Barlaam and Josephat. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Ms. Ludwig XV 9, fol. 88v
This page on view at the Getty July 8–September 21, 2014.
Get it together or talk to the hand.
The now-extinct aspidochelone (“asp turtle”).
Just as heedless man mistakes the creature for an island and is thus pulled inexorably to his doom, so too are sinners lured by the guile of the Devil into the fathomless depths.
Two Fishermen on a Sea Creature (detail), about 1270, Unknown illuminator. The J. Paul Getty Museum
Thank you MCR!
The seven liberal arts taught as basic studies in medieval universities are personified here as elegant young women dressed at the height of fashion.
Grammar, Rhetoric, Logic, Music, Geometry, Arithmetic, and Astronomy all line up headed by Philosophy. They hold in their hands clues as to which studies they represent.
Philosophy Presenting the Seven Liberal Arts to Boethius, about 1460 - 1470, Attributed to the Coetivy Master. J. Paul Getty Museum.
After decades of searching scientists have discovered that a vast reservoir of water, enough to fill the Earth’s oceans three times over, may be trapped hundreds of miles beneath the surface, potentially transforming our understanding of how the planet was formed. Full story here
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