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Exploring the Site of Reversible Destiny (養老天命反転地) in Gifu, Japan

To see more photos and videos of the park’s abstract mazes and other extraordinary constructions, explore the Site of Reversible Destiny - Yoro Park (養老天命反転地) location page.

This week, we visit the Site of Reversible Destiny - Yoro Park (養老天命反転地) in Gifu, Japan, an exploration park created in 1995 by contemporary artist Shusaku Arakawa and poet Madeline Gins.

Just as eccentric as the name sounds, the park contains structures such as mazes, paths, mounds and hallows, which are designed to be physically disorientating. The two main areas of the park, the “Critical Resemblance House” and the “Elliptical Field,” take visitors through perception-bending courses with gigantic maps, unnaturally arranged furniture and strangely shaped buildings.

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The Night of the Rabbit: Point and click with the power of a magician’s wand

By Matthew O’Mara

Magic tricks amazed me when I was a kid.

Something about an object being there one moment, then seemingly gone the next, stirred a feeling of awe in my younger self.

It was a kind of innocence that required some suspension of disbelief. The same kind of suspension of disbelief that led me to hope that an owl carrying a letter from Hogwarts might be just around the corner and just over the horizon.

This is the feeling The Night of the Rabbit invokes with every twist and turn and with every puzzle found and solved.

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For the last two years, Spanish photographer José Antonio de Lamadrid has quietly documented the daily lives of the Morillo Aguilar triplets; three 18-year-old boys at various stages on the autism spectrum.

You want to say Hi to the cute girl on the subway. How will she react? Fortunately, I can tell you with some certainty, because she’s already sending messages to you. Looking out the window, reading a book, working on a computer, arms folded across chest, body away from you = do not disturb. So, y’know, don’t disturb her. Really. Even to say that you like her hair, shoes, or book. A compliment is not always a reason for women to smile and say thank you. You are a threat, remember? You are Schrödinger’s Rapist. Don’t assume that whatever you have to say will win her over with charm or flattery. Believe what she’s signaling, and back off.

If you speak, and she responds in a monosyllabic way without looking at you, she’s saying, “I don’t want to be rude, but please leave me alone.” You don’t know why. It could be “Please leave me alone because I am trying to memorize Beowulf.” It could be “Please leave me alone because you are a scary, scary man with breath like a water buffalo.” It could be “Please leave me alone because I am planning my assassination of a major geopolitical figure and I will have to kill you if you are able to recognize me and blow my cover.”

On the other hand, if she is turned towards you, making eye contact, and she responds in a friendly and talkative manner when you speak to her, you are getting a green light. You can continue the conversation until you start getting signals to back off.

The fourth point: If you fail to respect what women say, you label yourself a problem.

There’s a man with whom I went out on a single date—afternoon coffee, for one hour by the clock—on July 25th. In the two days after the date, he sent me about fifteen e-mails, scolding me for non-responsiveness. I e-mailed him back, saying, “Look, this is a disproportionate response to a single date. You are making me uncomfortable. Do not contact me again.” It is now October 7th. Does he still e-mail?

Yeah. He does. About every two weeks.

This man scores higher on the threat level scale than Man with the Cockroach Tattoos. (Who, after all, is guilty of nothing more than terrifying bad taste.) You see, Mr. E-mail has made it clear that he ignores what I say when he wants something from me. Now, I don’t know if he is an actual rapist, and I sincerely hope he’s not. But he is certainly Schrödinger’s Rapist, and this particular Schrödinger’s Rapist has a probability ratio greater than one in sixty. Because a man who ignores a woman’s NO in a non-sexual setting is more likely to ignore NO in a sexual setting, as well.

So if you speak to a woman who is otherwise occupied, you’re sending a subtle message. It is that your desire to interact trumps her right to be left alone. If you pursue a conversation when she’s tried to cut it off, you send a message. It is that your desire to speak trumps her right to be left alone. And each of those messages indicates that you believe your desires are a legitimate reason to override her rights.

For women, who are watching you very closely to determine how much of a threat you are, this is an important piece of data.

an excerpt from Phaedra Starling’s “Schrödinger’s Rapist: or a guy’s guide to approaching strange women without being maced” (via lostgrrrls)

HOLY FUCK THE TRUTH.

Can every one of my male followers read this? And please, before you get defensive (“I would never rape anyone!”) keep in mind, women being afraid of Shrodinger’s Rapists (oh my god i still can’t get over the encompassing brilliance of this phrase) is a conditioned, learned response from being immersed in rape culture and the evolution of sexism and sexual violence in our society from the day we’re born. And unfortunately, it’s very difficult to unlearn without the efforts of all genders to dismantle it. Which is where you come in.

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This is Phoenix, a bamboo “concept car” crafted by Kenneth Cobonpue and Albrecht Birkner to explore sustainable design. Via CVA 

oha! featured in Newsweek… Cobonpue

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06.02.2013