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Posted on 18th Sep at 1:37 PM, with 113 notes
leyawn:

Animal Crossing (Game Boy Color, 1998)

leyawn:

Animal Crossing (Game Boy Color, 1998)

Posted on 9th Sep at 11:59 AM, with 4 notes
peoplewholooklikethings:

ok penn’s culture is fucked up&sucks but sometimes its little reminders for why i should be grateful i dont go to a sports-centric state school that get me through the day

peoplewholooklikethings:

ok penn’s culture is fucked up&sucks but sometimes its little reminders for why i should be grateful i dont go to a sports-centric state school that get me through the day

Posted on 9th Sep at 11:55 AM
well all this time I thought police were Bad Guys but now tumblr has shown me differently, thanks tumblr. thanks scorecardresearch.com and google-analytics.com.

well all this time I thought police were Bad Guys but now tumblr has shown me differently, thanks tumblr. thanks scorecardresearch.com and google-analytics.com.

Posted on 9th Sep at 11:52 AM, with 233 notes
"

On May 16, an artist, a railway service and a government agency spent $291,978 to block poverty from the public eye.

Called psychylustro, German artist Katharina Grosse’s project is a large-scale work designed to distract Amtrak train riders from the dilapidated buildings and fallen factories of north Philadelphia. The city has a 28 percent poverty rate - the highest of any major US city - with much of it concentrated in the north. In some north Philadelphia elementary schools, nearly every child is living below the poverty line.

Grosse partnered with the National Endowment of the Arts and Amtrak to mask North Philadelphia’s hardship with a delightful view. The Wall Street Journal calls this “Fighting Urban Blight With Art”. Liz Thomas, the curator of the project, calls it “an experience that asks people to think about this space that they hurtle through every day”.

The project is not actually fighting blight, of course - only the ability of Amtrak customers to see it.

"I need the brilliance of colour to get close to people, to stir up a sense of life experience and heighten their sense of presence," Grosse proclaims.

"People", in Grosse and Thomas’s formulation, are not those who actually live in north Philadelphia and bear the brunt of its burdens. "People" are those who can afford to view poverty through the lens of aesthetics as they pass it by.

Urban decay becomes a set piece to be remodeled or romanticised. This is hipster economics.

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Sarah Kendzior 

i’d guess you’d call this the banality of evil

(via concepthuman)

Honestly this is ugly as hell and the first time I saw it I thought some kids just got hold of industrial quantities of paint

(via simulatedcity)

i hate this project so much its sooo awful. the pieces are along the chesnut hill train line which passes through some of the most impoverished and blight-filled areas of north philly to reach the most outrageously wealthy area of the city. the stated intent is all about using the city as a canvas which is really dehumanizing to the people who actually live in those areas when you consider how it was designed and the fact that its literally only viewable from that train. in addition to everything said above, the style of painting is clearly meant to be evocative of graffiti (neon spray paint in long freeform lines) but is painted directly over some of the most amazing graffiti pieces in the city. when geez and texas (and others i think) tagged over one of the psychylustro pieces, their tags were covered up and the piece was repainted even though the website for it talks all about how its a temporary installation thats all about the ~ever evolving city~ like honestly fuck mural arts’ treatment of graffiti, fuck sanctioned art that comes at the expense of criminalizing and (literally) erasing non-“legitimate” art made by marginalized people

(via peoplewholooklikethings)

Posted on 8th Sep at 11:28 AM, with 34 notes
lizbarfart:

a few weeks ago i took this picture of my friend hannah while she was pumping gas and later that evening she realized that she lost her wallet and we retraced all of our steps, including going back to the gas station,b ut we couldn’t find it anywhere, and i finally got my roll of photos back from cvs and you can see in the picture where she left her wallet on top of the pump & idk why but it rly gives me the creeps like i’ve seen a ghost

lizbarfart:

a few weeks ago i took this picture of my friend hannah while she was pumping gas and later that evening she realized that she lost her wallet and we retraced all of our steps, including going back to the gas station,b ut we couldn’t find it anywhere, and i finally got my roll of photos back from cvs and you can see in the picture where she left her wallet on top of the pump & idk why but it rly gives me the creeps like i’ve seen a ghost

Posted on 8th Sep at 11:28 AM, with 7 notes

I know all the circle plots are because of the irrigation technique used but fuck they look so coooooool from above

Posted on 4th Sep at 8:00 PM, with 3 notes
http://princessofdrone.tumblr.com/post/96650851742/princessofdrone-tumblr-i-have-a-question-this »

princessofdrone:

tumblr, i have a question, this one directed specifically to you white people

when you say “white people”, in the context of phrases like “white people are all like _______”, who are you referring to? because usually it doesn’t really seem like you’re talking about…

white people be like

white people be like

white people be like

white people be like

white people be like

white people be like

white people be like

white people be like

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