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In the footsteps of Alexander the Great

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Arduino

Doppelgänger

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Quad

Eric Joisel

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Between the folds

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Lino Taglipietra

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Computational origami

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Globaia

Preacher

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All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace

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Dirty thunderstorm

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Prandtl–Glauert singularity

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Microcosmos

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Dispositif

What I’m trying to pick out with this term is, firstly, a thoroughly heterogenous ensemble consisting of discourses, institutions, architectural forms, regulatory decisions, laws, administrative measures, scientific statements, philosophical, moral and philanthropic propositions–in short, the said as much as the unsaid. Such are the elements of the apparatus. The apparatus itself is the system of relations that can be established between these elements.

Secondly, what I am trying to identify in this apparatus is precisely the nature of the connection that can exist between these heterogenous elements. Thus, a particular discourse can figure at one time as the programme of an institution, and at another it can function as a means of justifying or masking a practice which itself remains silent, or as a secondary re-interpretation of this practice, opening out for it a new field of rationality.
In short, between these elements, whether discursive or non-discursive, there is a sort of in…

Bubble chamber

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Colletes inaequalis

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Galalith

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Rendering Synthetic Objects into Legacy Photographs

The beyond within

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The third man

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Orquestra Imperial

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Observation - 3D microscopy II

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Observation - 3D microscopy I

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FIBDA 2011

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Zx Spectrum 48K

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Axel F

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The new golden age

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Banksters, take it easy.

Ophiocoma wendtii

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Imagem daqui. Diz que .

Mini Studio 2

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Miss u.

Epiphone Les Paul

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Miss u.

The Demon Theory of Friction

by Eric Rogers

How do you know that it is friction that brings a rolling ball to a stop and not demons? Suppose you answer this, while a neighbor, Faustus, argues for demons. The discussion might run thus:
You     I don't believe in demons.
Faustus I do.
You     Anyway, I don't see how demons can make frction.
Faustus They just stand in front of things and push to stop them from moving.
You     I can't see any demons even on the roughest table.
Faustus They are too small, also transparent.
You     But there is more friction on rough surfaces.
Faustus  More demons.
You     Oil helps.
Faustus Oil drowns demons.
You     If I polish the table, there is less friction and the ball rolls further.
Faustus You are wiping the demons off; there are fewer to push.
You     A heavier ball experiences more friction.
Faustus More demons push it; and it crushes their bones more.
You     If I put a rough brick on the table I can push against friction with more and more force, up to a limit, and the block…

The dreamers

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Christopher Alexander

The way of all flesh

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15 de Outubro

Ambrogio Lorenzetti

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Signs: an introduction to semiotics

Semiotics and the philosophy of language

Third wave

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Lithops

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Disembodied ideas

"They occasionally say that, in contrast with some social historians and sociologists of knowledge, their concern is with "disembodied knowledge," with knowledge itself rather than with its embodied production, maintenance, and reproduction.[6] Such locutions are standard, well institutionalized in a range of academic practices, and rarely contested. Yet, to tell the truth, I have never seen a "disembodied idea," nor, I suspect, have those who say they study such things. What I and they have seen is embodied people portraying their disembodiment and that of the knowledge they produce or the documentary records of such portrayals. These portrayals are the topic in which I am interested here. How are they done? With what cultural materials are they accomplished? To what ends? I start with a prejudice: it is that the portrayal of our culture's most highly esteemed knowers and forms of knowledge as disembodied has been one of the major resources we have had f…

Poster russo

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Bhopali

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Mao's last dancer

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Wonder boys

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Carrom

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Pachisi

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Laboratorium

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This charming man

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Computer says no

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Einstein rings

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Einstein cross

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Quantum eraser

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Shihan Tissier

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Lionel Loueke

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