Marcel Duchamp - Rotoreliefs 

Duchamp recognized that by spinning designs composed as sets of eccentric but concentric circles, a viewer would see the resulting pattern as a three dimensional form even through one eye alone, without the supposedly necessary benefit of stereoscopy! By the 1930s, Duchamp had constructed from his experiments a wonderfully whimsical set of 12 spinning images—from a goldfish in a bowl, to the eclipsed sun seen through a tube, to a cocktail glass, to a light bulb—in order to emphasize his discovery of these three-dimensional effects. Ironically, as another example of harmful separation between truly unified aspects of art and science, art museums almost invariably exhibit these discs as framed, static objects on a wall—whereas they have no meaning, either artistic or scientific, unless they spin.

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ratak-monodosico:

That first one kind of looks like your logo, Radiolab!

Mathilda and I have this deal where she gets to listen to one Ke$ha song, and I get to listen to one Ella Fitzgerald song, and then we have to listen to something that we both like. And in this case, it was a show called Radiolab.

Molly Ringwald, in this week’s podcast.

Radiolab - good for the whole family!

onthemedia:

It’s great all the way through. Man-hunting tigers play as big a role as you would’ve guessed.

This is a great story!

wnycradiolab:

The new Radiolab mobile app is here!

This is swanky. Good job, y’all!