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I have professionally often build for other architecture,
now I finally had to develop a little time my own architecture: D
I wanted to finally present my jewelry design honorably as sculptures, there is also a small tribute to John Malcom ;)
It should only simple plaster sculture indoors and steel cultures through weathering already slightly rusted in use.
The architecture much light should get outside.
Modeling with 3D studio max 16, rendering with nvidia iray (lightworks)
final pics rendertime 60-75min /10.000 passes with 3 x Geforce Titan X

you see all pre- and final pics with sound here :

https://youtu.be/kpk0vAYp-1k

I hope you like it !

Regards Bernd

A Quick and Dirty Guide to In-Game Achievements in Ren’Py

Disclaimer: I just barely figured this out myself. It may not be the best way to do it, I don’t know. But I had an awful time trying to find any help with constructing the actual screen to display achievements, so I want to share what little I do know! Also, this is only regarding in-game achievements, and will NOT sync with Steam. Also, my intention here is NOT to give you a complete template, it’s just to help you get started with a very rough base to customize.

So, with that in mind, here’s my quick step-by-step guide.

I’ll put this under a read more, since there are images that make it kind of long.

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Jac Leirner, exhibition in Fruitmarket Gallery.

The artist collects and orders everyday consumer objects. Creates sculptures and installations which are personally significant, like an installation from cigarette buts.

Her work references the history of Brazilian Constructivisim,  Arte Povera and Minimalism. The artist comments on the consumerism in different and delicate ways. Jac’s installations are geometrical, clean and minimalistic.

Colour is very importat, while objects are losing their meaning and becoming something new. She also focuses on their absurdity. 

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Palm House Lubiechów near Wałbrzych was built in 1911-1994, in the surrounding area of the castle Ksiaz, on the the command of Duke of Pless and John Henry Książ XV von Pless, heirs to a fortune of Hochberg (owner of one of the largest estates in Europe at that time). 15-meter glass building where date palms were planted was a central object. The viewing gallery was created on the roof of palm house. Most remarkable, however, is the building blocks of palm house - walls for creepers and tunnels forming a charming alleys were built of porous tufa, brought straight from the slopes of the sicilian Mount Etna.

Museum of the American Revolution

The M*AR is due to open April 19, 2017 in historic Philadelphia.   It promises to be an outstanding museum, focusing on the events leading up to the American Revolution, the Declaration of Independence, and the events, battles, personages, and ideals of the American Revolution.

The Museum of the American Revolution will tell the dramatic story of our nation’s founding though immersive gallery experiences,object theaters, and recreated historical scenes. From the early stirrings of unrest in Boston to the opening shots of the War of Independence, and from signing of the Declaration of Independence to the creation of the American Republic, the Museum’s permanent exhibition explores the ideas, events, and legacies of America’s Revolutionary beginnings.

Boston’s Liberty Tree (above)

The rumblings of the American Revolution began more than a decade before the “shot heard ‘round the world” ignited America’s War for Independence. Discover through seven galleries how the American Colonists–most of them content and even proud British subjects–became Revolutionaries as the roots of rebellion took hold. See how conflict over Native American lands and western settlement created the first rumblings of American discontent.

Start your journey through one of the most exciting and dramatic stories ever told by exploring a massive, interactive map of the North American continent. Uncover the diverse populations of native peoples, European groups, and hundreds of thousands of enslaved Africans who inhabited the powerful and expansive British Empire – which included what would ultimately become the United States of America – in 1763.

How did the American Colonies evolve into an independent nation? As unrest grew, the term “American Liberties” began appearing in newspapers and other printings around the colonies. Dive into the tumult imposed by the Stamp Act, Townsend Duties, and Intolerable Acts through interactives that introduce the roles that printing and propaganda played in the Revolution. Investigate what it meant to gain independence in a hands-on interactive where you can touch such evocative symbols of liberty as a liberty pole and liberty cap.

Watch Congress issue the transformative Declaration of Independence—one of the most important documents ever written—on July 4. In an immersive theater that recreates the panels, furniture and feeling of Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, view the unfolding debate and decision-making from your own Windsor chair as delegates to the Continental Congress passionately debate the break from England and the King. Then read the immortal words of Thomas Jefferson and the list of twenty-seven grievances the Continental Congress levied at the King from authentic printings of the Declaration of Independence.

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Made By Whites, For Whites: Nick Cave at the Jack Shainman Gallery

Nick Cave’s Made By Whites, For Whites, hosted by the Jack Shainman Gallery through October 4, examines the ways in which everyday objects have been used to enforce a culture of racism throughout recent history.  It is a particularly evocative exhibit given the recent attempt of a Colorado school board to encourage a curriculum that condemns civil disobedience, key to the Civil Rights movement of the 1960’s, as unpatriotic.

Cave, who is primarily known for his Soundsuits, first got the idea for the exhibit when he found a container in the shape of a black man’s head at a flea market labeled, simply, “SPITOON.”  He began collecting such “black inflammatory objects,” from piano stools to lawn ornaments, which served to justify segregation and civil injustices by embedding racist stereotypes in American visual culture.

In some cases, Cave presents an object hardly altered from the state in which it was found.  Wall placards describe not only the place he found it, but also the original purpose of the object.  The functional context he provides for pieces such as “Sacrifice”—originally used as a carnival ring toss—or “End Upheld”—a piano stool held up by a kneeling black man—underlines the way in which the Sambo figure was used to enforce the image of black servitude. 

But Cave does more than merely remind us of this extremely unsavory aspect of our visual past.  Surrounded by lights, electric candles, and porcelain birds, the same sambo figures that served to promote racism are re-contextualized as martyrs or saints that have endured it and shouldered its weight.  They become shrines to those who have struggled against the very racism that the images’ original makers sought to promote.

Made By Whites, For Whites, then, is a demand that we not forget that American visual culture finds in its roots some extremely problematic imagery.  It demands that this piece of American history is not brushed under the rug.  But it also provides a new way to re-dignify the images themselves through re-contextualization and reuse.

The gallery also provides free copies of White Paper, a short magazine dedicated to the exhibit that reprints Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s Should Blacks Collect Racist Memorabilia, originally published in The Root in June, 2013.

Made For Whites, By Whites is on display at Jack Shainman Gallery, at 513 W. 20th st, New York, NY, through October 4, 2014. 

-Aaron Mayper