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Thump Thump Cartography

As a fan of maps, typography, and anatomy, I think this is a pretty sweet mashup. From orkposters.com via Street Anatomy.

While I was out of town this weekend, one of my friends lost her dog. As I read over the many caring comments on her Facebook page, it struck me how difficult it is to express condolences – especially on the loss of a pet. Like many others, I ended up simply saying “I’m sorry.”…

In the June Atlantic Monthly, Joshua Wolf Shenk has a long, moving article about what may be the longitudinal study of all longitudinal studies – the Harvard Study of Adult Development (Grant Study), begun in 1937. Its creator Arlie Beck planned to track 268 “healthy, well-adjusted” men from their sophomore year at Harvard through careers,…

The clock-work heart

Fixed Heart offal with mixed metal components Lisa Black, 2008 I blogged about New Zealand artist Lisa Black before, but I can’t get over this great piece of hers. What does it signify? Does it represent the gradual replacement of the natural world around us with technology, to the point where our own bodies become…

This revealing anatomical card by Oregon designer Nathan Chrislip can be had for only $9 plus shipping on etsy. (Chrislip calls it a “valentine,” but unless your beloved is also an avowed anatomophile, be sure to enclose a message making your nonviolent romantic intent clear.) Via Rag and Bone Blog

Valentine’s Day

I look back over my life. I try to find analogies. There are none. I have longed for people before, I have loved people before. Not like this. It was not this. Give me a world, you have taken the world I was. –from “Tag” by Anne Carson read the

These Periodic Table of Sentiments cards by Pink Loves Brown are the atom bomb. Happy Birthday is represented by element Hb, etc. So clever! But why isn’t there a Valentine’s Day card suitable for telling that special geek about your deep chemical attraction? What could say “love” better than element Vd?? Believe it or not,…

Definitely bio. Definitely ephemera. Definitely NSFW…

Larry Young has written a rather ambitious essay for Nature that skims over the prairie vole/AVPR1A research, breasts as erotic objects, and evidence of dopamine-based mother love on its way to a “view of love as an emergent property of a cocktail of ancient neuropeptides and neurotransmitters.” Young then asks whether “recent advances in the…

I want you to want me

“I Want You To Want Me” Jonathan Harris and Sep Kamvar commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art for their “Design and the Elastic Mind” exhibition Mining data from online dating profiles, Jonathan Harris and Sep Kamvar have created a romantic, bittersweet peek into the human psyche. This video tour of the “I Want You…