Benjamin the Tasmanian Tiger(Thylacine)The last known thylacine photographed at Beaumaris Zoo in 1933.The Thylacine became extinct on the Australian mainland not less than 2000 years ago. Its decline and extinction in Tasmania was probably hastened by the introduction of dogs, but appears mainly due to direct human persecution as an alleged pest.

Benjamin the Tasmanian Tiger
(Thylacine)

The last known thylacine photographed at Beaumaris Zoo in 1933.

The Thylacine became extinct on the Australian mainland not less than 2000 years ago. Its decline and extinction in Tasmania was probably hastened by the introduction of dogs, but appears mainly due to direct human persecution as an alleged pest.

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Confessions « Candy Chang

As Art Production Fund Artist-in-Residence, Candy Chang lived in the The Cosmopolitan and turned its P3 Studio gallery into a contemplative experiment around anonymity, vulnerability, and understanding in the heart of the Las Vegas strip. Inspired by Shinto shrine prayer walls, Post Secret, and the process of catharsis and consolation, she invited passersby to write confessions on wooden plaques in the privacy of confession booths. She arranged the anonymous plaques on the gallery walls, painted select responses on 5’x5’ canvases, and orchestrated the space with an original score by Oliver Blank. 

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"Maybe each human being lives in a unique world, a private world different from those inhabited and experienced by all other humans… If reality differs from person to person, can we speak of reality singular, or shouldn’t we really be talking about plural realities? And if there are plural realities, are some more true (more real) than others? What about the world of a schizophrenic? Maybe it’s as real as our world. Maybe we cannot say that we are in touch with reality and he is not, but should instead say, His reality is so different from ours that he can’t explain his to us, and we can’t explain ours to him. The problem, then, is that if subjective worlds are experienced too differently, there occurs a breakdown in communication … and there is the real illness."
- Philip K. Dick

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Eris (Goddess of discord)

"One day they [Polytekhnos and Aedon of Kolophon in Lydia] blurted out the needless remark that they loved each other more than did Hera and Zeus. Hera found what was said to be insupportable and sent Eris (Discord) between them to create strife in their activities. Polytekhnos (Polytechnus) was on the point of finishing off a standing board for a chariot and Aedon of completing the web she was weaving. They agreed that whoever of the two would finish the task more quickly would hand over a female servant to the other.

Aedon was the quicker in finishing off her web—Hera had helped her in the task. Polytekhnos was infuriated by the victory of Aedon [and fetched Aedon’s sister Khelidon, raped her and brought her back disguised as a slave for his wife. The pair on discovering each other’s identities murdered Polytekhnos’ son and fed him to his father: the gods then transformed them all into birds].”

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Solipsist Interview-Zeb Blackwell

Q: Why do you not believe that other people’s minds exist?
A: It’s quite simple, really. I can be quite certain of my own existence – it’s the whole “I think, therefore I am” thing. But as for the existence of other minds, well, that’s a much trickier thing to prove. I can see that there are these funny-looking things that walk around and talk to me and generally do things that would indicate that they have minds like me, but I can’t really be sure. There’s nothing to distinguish my econ professor, for instance, from a robot that could pass the Turing test. Just because people act like they have minds doesn’t mean that they aren’t basically just machines responding to stimuli.

Q: But can’t you look in someone’s eyes when they’re hurting and see that they really feel that pain?
A: Furbies could make some pretty convincing displays of pain. People are just really complex Furbies.

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"Being half of more complete, single entities, humans suffer inherent and deep complications. On one hand, we strive for progress, perfection, knowledge, enlightenment, salvation, isolation and self-perpetuation, even immortality. We seek to be whole beings, safe from the vagaries of the constant search for another to complete ourselves. On the other hand, we seek to join with our opposite, procreate, exclude, claim, destroy and amass. At times, we may seek only one or the other of these states, but for the most part, we feel and act upon both at all times, dividing our energies between inherently inconsistent goals."
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David S. Rosenthal, Adjunct Professor of Fine Art at the University of Cincinnati

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Androgyny

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19-year- old Serbian Australian model Andrej Pejic is taking the fashion world by storm. In case you haven’t figured it out yet, this blue-eyed beauty is a “he”.
He shares the runaway with many famous female models and he’s been scoped out by the likes of Jean Paul Gauthier and Marc Jacobs

19-year- old Serbian Australian model Andrej Pejic is taking the fashion world by storm. In case you haven’t figured it out yet, this blue-eyed beauty is a “he”.

He shares the runaway with many famous female models and he’s been scoped out by the likes of Jean Paul Gauthier and Marc Jacobs

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