edges   231

« earlier    

“There's Too Much Damn Content, and Slick UX Design Is Making it Worse” by Chappell Ellison for Eye on Design
Glitches are the result of unresolved engineering. They’re rarely intentional, often the product of limitations of time and technology. But with whole forums dedicated to documenting these glitches, fans don’t see it as a failure of the game’s design. In fact, the discovery of limitations can deepen our connection to a digital product and give users a comforting sense of ownership. They can inspire new exploration of the tools the game offers and encourage community development.
design  seams  seamfuldesign  edges  content  filters 
august 2019 by beep
You're making me hard. Making sense of hard edges, uvs, normal maps and vertex counts — polycount
Of interest to most who will read this thread, I wrote an extensive tutorial that covers this topic and many other common baking issues.
3d  art  modeling  modelling  hard  edges  baking  low  poly 
may 2019 by Nutter
Never take the design of your kitchen lightly. Rock Tops Fabrication offers three edge varieties along with customizable options.
counter-top  kitchen  edges 
march 2019 by Adventure_Web
Ricardo Cavolo - Periferias en El Independiente - YouTube
[See also:
Este libro, subraya, "es un ejercicio de amor que quiero que sirva de protesta para levantar la voz y hacer ver a la gente que tiene que cambiar la mirada, pero evidentemente es un ejercicio para darles cariño". De esta selección destaca esas periferias humanas con las que arranca el libro como las más personales. Especialmente los gitanos, pero también la comunidad trap —"en Estados Unidos los negros son como los gitanos para lo bueno y para lo malo. Es un colectivo en el que me fijo e inspiro"— o las mujeres soldados kurdas — "una nueva versión de aquellos 300 espartanos que se hicieron valer con coraje y honor por un fin superior"—.

Ricardo Cavolo publica el seu àlbum Periferias (Lundwerg) que es presenta com un homenatge als "altres", a aquells que per motius geogràfics, físics, d'orientació sexual o pel motiu que sigui se surten de les pautes de la normalitat. Per les seves pàgines hi passen presos, siamesos, albins, gitanos, guerrilleres kurdes... Però no només hi ha individus i col·lectius, també inclou territoris, com les illes Fèroe, o Tristao d'Acunha; i animals poc coneguts, com el tapir, el pangolí o la hiena. O fins i tot afegeix el que anomena "perifèries vegetals", plantes i bolets que tenen formes insospitades, com les molses, els bolets fosforescents o les roses de Jericó (unes petites plantes que es conserven durant anys seques i que reviuen quan se les mulla)... I el llibre es clou amb un homenatge a artistes i literats fora dels circuits habituals, com Lovecraft, William Blake o Sam Doyle. Tot un cant a la diversitat del món, dels seus éssers, dels seus homes i dels seus creadors.



https://elpais.com/cultura/2013/04/17/tentaciones/1366194108_667727.html ]

"“Periferias” tells the stories of people (and places and plants and animals) that sit outside of what’s typically understood as “normal,” living at the periphery. I bought it even though I can’t even read it properly. I love that this exists."
https://www.instagram.com/p/BpfYl5UBIem/ ]
ricardocavolo  periferias  periphery  margins  liminality  liminal  2017  comics  illustration  gypsies  sexuality  outcasts  edges  outsiders  betweenness 
october 2018 by robertogreco
On the Wild Edge in Iceland | Center for Humans & Nature
"Picture a country hanging from the Arctic Circle, where at least 80 percent of the people leave room in their minds for the existence of elves, “Huldu-folk” (hidden people), or other netherworldly creatures; where wild means vast stretches of grayness: gray, craggy mountain peaks, gray gravel, and gray ash from yesteryear’s volcanoes."

"As an ecologist, I was painfully aware of the stresses that ecosystems worldwide experience from grazing, climate change, and other human-imposed factors. What I wanted to know was this: Does a forest with a history of higher levels of disturbance have a more difficult time responding to additional stress than a forest with a lesser history of disturbance?

There was one way to find out. I would impose a disturbance on three woodland sites and observe the response. My three sites were strikingly similar birch woodlands, but they had a few important differences in their disturbance histories. My Site 1 (the forest in the valley in eastern Iceland that had me believing in elves) had not seen any serious sheep grazing for about a century. My Site 2, in a valley adjoining Site 1, was remarkably similar in all respects to Site 1, except that it had never been protected from grazing. My Site 3 was farther north—a harsher climate, a shorter growing season—and, like Site 2, it had never been protected from sheep grazing. These sites were on a gradient of stress from the least stress (at Site 1) to the most stress (at Site 3). Knowing how important nitrogen is to plant survival at high altitudes (and latitudes), I would track foliar nitrogen as my clue, using it as my insight into how the woodlands were handling stress.

I didn’t know at the time that some of the ecological models concerning disturbance, ecosystem shifts, resilience (or lack thereof), and crossing of ecological thresholds were based on psychological models of human psychic breaks and breakdowns. But now it makes sense. At what point does the accumulation of disturbances become so profound that a person—or a forest—is no longer able to function?

It is important to note that the prospect of disturbing the woodland sites was not an easy one for me. I was conflicted. I was studying forests because I loved them. Was it ethical to stress my subject and push it closer to the edge, even if my long-term goal was to understand (and even promote) ecosystem resilience? My advisor, Kristiina Vogt, comforted me: the forest disturbance would be minor and temporary. The ecosystems would bounce back.

With that reassurance, I bought a lot of sugar (actually, almost half a metric ton) for my disturbance experiment. While ecologist and forest service colleagues in Iceland questioned whether I was embarking on a homemade liquor and bootlegging project, the truth was that my unusually large sugar purchase had everything to do with nitrogen. A story from one of my fellow doctoral students, Michael Booth, can help me explain how.

Michael used to begin his forest ecology presentations with a picture of a forest upside down. The roots of the trees were featured on top and the leaves down below. His point? Much of what is running the show in a forest is under our feet. In any given handful of dirt, there are millions to billions of bacteria. And these microbes can be the tail that wags the forest dog, especially when it comes to nitrogen. While these bacteria play a key role in making nitrogen available to trees and plants in their preferred form, bacteria also need nitrogen for their own survival. Can you guess what happens to nitrogen in a handful of soil when there is a significant increase in the bacterial population? The answer: The microbes take the bulk of the nitrogen for themselves, leaving less nitrogen available for plants.

I wonder if a happy, healthy forest is one that has just the right number of microbes (whether that number would be in the millions or billions, I have no idea), such that the microbial community gets the nitrogen it needs while giving the trees and other vegetation the nitrogen they need. While notions of “balance” in nature are very out of fashion, to say the least, the concept seems applicable here. Too few or too many microbes would be a problem—from the perspective of the Icelandic woodlands, anyway. At both ends of the spectrum, there would not be enough nitrogen for the plants and trees."

"At the grazed sites, perhaps the warmer soil temperatures allowed for expansion of the birch woodland into higher altitudes. While the warmer soils may have allowed the birch to exist at higher altitudes, the trees at the grazed sites are also at a higher risk for nitrogen competition (from microbes enjoying the warmer soils) and grazing (from the aforementioned sheep). In other words, the birches at grazed tree lines exist higher up on the mountainside, but at the same time, they live closer to their edge. While this may not be the safest route for the birches, it is perhaps worth the risk because the upside is pretty big: the chance at life.

It sounds familiar. Given the choice, I would rather be on the edge of human experience, certainly on the edge of human knowledge, and even tolerate the edge of emotional comfort, if it meant life. And does not history (our own and others’) show that experiences on the edge can offer important insights into both what it means to be human and what it means to be one human in particular? For me, “living on the edge” is part of the daring—and the learning—that is central to the evolution of life.

There are many expressions of Iceland’s wildness, and all these expressions depend on the presence or absence of sheep. Perhaps the most common depiction of the Icelandic wild involves Iceland’s gray moonscapes, with sheep—and not trees. However, these starkly beautiful landscapes have crossed over an ecological threshold beyond which it is very hard to return. These landscapes are wild and wooly, but if you do not know how they came to be as they are, you may not be able to put your finger on the sadness that you might sense in the haunting gray vistas.

One could argue that the lush, protected woodlands are Iceland’s most wild places, despite the fact that they are enclosed by human-made fences. These sheepless woodlands offer wild green memories seemingly borrowed from the time of the Vikings and carried into the present day by their human—and elf—protectors. On the other hand, in some places, Icelanders ask the Icelandic Forest Service not to plant more trees. The chief of the Icelandic Forest Service, Þröstur Eysteinsson, told me that in such cases he hears the complaint that trees will “ruin the view.” “They are optimists,” Eysteinsson retorts, because it is, of course, no small task to restore a whole forest ecosystem anywhere, much less in such a harsh climate.

If I were to show you what I believe to be the wildest places in Iceland, however, I would take you to the forest limit, to a birch woodland populated with a good number of sheep and enough moss to satisfy the average elf. Mind you, this place would not have too many sheep, nor too many soil microbes, for that matter. I would take you to a place where birches breathe life into a landscape shared with sheep and their people, a place where the story told by both the sagas and the landscape itself is a story of life taking a chance—on the edge."
iceland  trees  forests  brookeparryhecht  2018  elves  sheep  fences  humans  anthropocene  edges  seams  ecology 
june 2018 by robertogreco
Impressive Inspiration For Sanding The Edges Of The Farmhouse Bench DIY Project… HD | Best Images Collections HD For Gadget windows Mac Android
Sanding the edges of the farmhouse bench DIY project… Sanding the edges of the farmhouse bench DIY project Sanding the edges of the farmhouse bench DIY project…
IFTTT  WordPress  Bench  diy  edges  Farmhouse  hd  Impressive  inspiration  project  sanding 
september 2017 by wotek
Get This Grilled Parmesan Garlic Asparagus Is The BEST Side! The Smoky Charred Edges… Ideas HD | Best Images Collections HD For Gadget windows Mac Android
This Grilled Parmesan Garlic Asparagus is the BEST side! The smoky charred edges… This Grilled Parmesan Garlic Asparagus is the BEST side! The smoky charred edges add so much delicious flavor to this tender asparagus! This Grilled Parmesan Garlic Asparagus is the BEST side! The smoky charred edges…
IFTTT  WordPress  Barbecue  asparagus  charred  edges  garlic  Grilled  hd  ideas  Parmesan  Side  Smoky 
september 2017 by wotek

« earlier    

related tags

-  10  1070  2014  2017  2018  3d  490  9  acceptance  adaptability  addon  adjustment  ads  advertising  after  ai  algorithms  already  amd  analysis  and...  and  angle  angled  angles  animals  anthropocene  apis  archives  are  arearug  art  asparagus  assembly  at  attention  aud  autonomy  baking  barbecue  bb  bbking  beginners-mind  belief  bench  benchmarks  better  between  betweenness  binding  birds  black  blend  blender  bodies  body  border  borders  botnets  brevity  broken  brookeparryhecht  brownie  burnish  carpet  catpix  centralization  charred  clarity  classification  clip-path  clip  cnn  code  collaboration  collections  comics  complexity  composition  computervision  computing  connection  connections  content  contingency  contours  control  convenience  convolution  convolutional  counter-top  crisp  crispedges  crochet  crosspollination  css-diagonales  css-skew  css  css3  culture  curly  curved  cutting  d3  darkmountain  database  dataviz  davidhockney  deeplearning  dependencies  design  developer  diagonal  dialate  dialation  digital  dilate  dilation  disabilities  disability  discovery  divergency  diy  dot  drawings  ecology  edge  edgeless  edpm  elements  elves  endings  enhance  ephemeral  ephemerality  everyday  experience  facebook  fall  farmhouse  favorites  fences  fields  filters  finish  flat  flip  floors  fluidity  for  force-directed  forces  forests  formatting  fragmentation  fragments  frankchimero  future  galaxy  games  garlic  generativeart  gestures  google  grace  gradient  grain  granny  graph-drawing  graph  graphapi  graphql  graphs  graphviz  grilled  gtx  gutter  gypsies  hair  hard  hd  hn  holds  honor  how  howto  human  humans  iceland  ideas  ifttt  illustration  image  images  imagetranslation  impressive  in  influence  information  infosec  infrastructure  inspiration  interaction-design  interactiondesign  interdisciplinary  internet  interpretation  invisibility  ios  irregularity  iso  james-bridle  javascript  jm  joinery  just  karenbarad  king  kitchen  kite  knit  knitting  launch  layout  leak  leaked  learned  leather  length  lessons  library  light  liminal  liminality  liminalspaces  lindaknight  linearity  list  lists  littoralzone  low  lower  malleability  mapping  maps  margins  marketing  markup  mask  masks  material  math  meaningmaking  meanings  messiness  middles  mobility  mock  mode  modeling  modelling  modes  morethanhuman  mrkweiser  multidisciplinary  multispecies  natural  network  networkx  neuralnets  new-aesthetic  node  nodes  noise  normals  ocr  off-horizontal  off  online  openstack  out  outcasts  outline  outsiders  overlap  padding  paint  parmesan  past  perception  periferias  periphery  photography  pht270  picture  pictures  plastic  playgrounds  plus  polish  politics  poly  pro  processing  programming  project  purpose  pushing  python  radeon  rain  randomcolor  rates  rba  reassembly  reference  regularity  relationships  relay  repair  repairing  responsive-design  responsive  responsivedesign  responsivewebdesign  ricardocavolo  roof  roofing  rugs  s6  saliency  sanding  sap  sass  scaling  scarf  scars  scraping  screens  seal  seamfuldesign  seamlessness  seams  second  sections  security  segmentation  selvage  selvedge  semantic  semas  separators  services  sexuality  sfsh  shade  shape  sheep  show  shows  shuffle  side  sign  simplicity  slant  slanted  small  smoky  snowboard  society  sounds  stability  stimuli  structure  surfaces  svg  systemsthinking  tape  technology  tejucole  text  texture  than  the  thin  thisandthat  three  threejs  time  timsherratt  tinder  to  touching  transforms  transitions  trees  triangles  trove  truth  tutorial  tutorials  twirl  twitter  two  uni  united  uv  vector  vectors  verizon  verticality  vertices  victorhwang  virtual  visibility  vision  visualization  voronoi  walking  web-design  web-dev  web-development  web  webdesign  webdev  weeks  white  wikipedia  without  wordpress   

Copy this bookmark: