black square sun hypeЯReally eclipsed through layers of social housing blocks

A few nice man style images I found:

black square sun hypeЯReally eclipsed through layers of social housing blocks
man style
Image by quapan
The black square sun immersing into eastern-bloc-style housing estate facades were meant for a HDRI – but instead Photomatrix 2.4.1 synthesized a kind of hyperreal sunscape from a pair of location shots that were taken at 18:29:07 and 18:29:44 [local times]: During those 37 seconds the red sun disc had been shifting further downwards and into the northern (“HyperBorean”) wind direction.

The software program serendipitously doubled the two suns instead of bringing them into congruence. It had into one of the two red sundiscs jumped the dark squarehatched pattern taking it obviously from the concrete blocks beneath the setting sun. – And the second disc came out as a pale imitation of the blocked out star being in eclipse.

housing houses and flats considered collectively.° the provision of accomodation: a housing association
housing estate ► noun Brit. a residential area in which the houses have all been planned and built at the same time.
HLM (habitation à loyer modéré), French for "housing at moderated rents" or "rent-controlled housing", is a form of subsidised housing in France. There are approximately four million such residences, housing an estimated fourteen million people — nearly a quarter of the population of France.
eclipse an obscuring of the light from one celestial body by the passage of another between it and the observer or between it and its source of illumination. PHRASES: in eclipse = loosing or having lost significance, power or prominence [_NODE_]
eclipsing binary ► noun Astronomy a binary star whose brightness varies periodically as the two components pass one in front of the other. [_NODE_] (–>’Doppelstern’).
Doppler effect an increase (or decrease) in the frequenzy of sound, light or other waves as the source and observer move towards (or away from) each other. The effect causes the sudden change in pitch noticeable in a passing automobile, as well as the red shift seen by astronomers.
red shift the displacement of spectral lines towards longer wavelengths in radiation from distant galaxies and celestial objects. This is interpreted as a Doppler shift which is proportional to the velocity of recession and thus to distance. Compare with ‘blue shift’. [_NODE_p1556_]
What is a (cosmic) redshift? "Astronomers often use term redshift to describe how far away a distant object ist. …To understand what a cosmic redshift is, think about sound! … As the airplane passes you, you will hear the familiar Doppler-Shift (0:54sec)." (Tom Jarrett, IPAC-Caltec).
The expanding universe stretches out light waves as they travel through space. Longer waves correspond to redder light. This stretching of light waves is called "red shift" and denoted by the letter z. The more distant a galaxy, the farther its light has traveled through space and time and the greater its redshift. If the universe doubles in size between the emission of light by a galaxy and its reception on Earth, the galaxy’s redshift z = 1; if the universe triples in size, z = 2, if it quadruplicates, z=3 etc.
3D-Map of 16,000 quasars April 24, 2009
… a newly released map from the 2dF cosmology project shows the locations, in three dimensions, of nearly 16,000 quasars with measured redshifts … The farthest of these ultraluminous galactic nuclei, with red-shifts as great as 3, are seen from a time when the universe was less than 2 billion years old. Statistical analysis of the new map is ongoing, and another 10,000 quasars remain to be observed before the 2dF project (named for the multi-object spectrograph on the 3.9-meter Anglo-Australian Telescope) comes to its end … One of the most important findings is that the farthest quasars seem to be just as strongly clustered as those much nearer. Matter ought to cluster more strongly as the universe ages and gravity pulls clumps together. Testing this basic tenet of cosmology is a principal goal of the next generation of galaxy redshift surveys.
quasar (Astronomy) a massive and extremely remote celestial object, emitting exceptionally large amounts of energy, which typically has a starlike image in a telescope. It has been suggested that quasars contain massive black holes and may represent a stage in the evolution of some galaxies. [_NODE_p1518_]
   squared sun blacked out¹ hypeЯReally eclipsed² by housing estate facades

hyperreality: In semiotics and postmodern philosophy, the term hyperreality characterizes the inability of consciousness to distinguish reality from fantasy, especially in technologically advanced postmodern cultures. Hyperreality is a means to characterise the way consciousness defines what is actually "real" in a world where a multitude of media can radically shape and filter the original event or experience being depicted. Some famous theorists of hyperreality include Jean Baudrillard, Albert Borgmann, Daniel Boorstin, and Umberto Eco:
-─► “ The simulation of something which never really existed. ” – Jean Baudrillard
-─► “ The authentic fake. ” – Umberto Eco
-─► “ [HyperReality] is nothing more than the technological capability to intermix virtual reality (VR) with physical reality (PR) and artificial intelligence (AI) with human intelligence (HI) in a way that appears seamless and allows interaction. ” – Nobuyoshi Terashima
-─► “ A HyperWorld is not only where what is real and what is virtual interact, it is where human intelligence meets artificial intelligence. ” – John Tiffin in "The HyperReality Paradigm"
immersive (of a computer display or system) generating a three-dimensional image which appears to surround the user [_NODE_]

─► book 2001: „Schwarze Sonne explores the occult roots of NS. [by Rüdiger Sünner]
─► book 2002: Black Sun: Aryan Cults, Esoteric Nazism and the Politics of Identity. [by Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke], New York 2002, 371 pages. About the proliferation of fascist ideology in post-war culture, especially since 1990. Goodrick-Clarke is no stranger (Hitler’s priestess, The Occult Roots of Nazism,1992) to this unsavory topic of contemporary Hitler cults that mix revisions of Theosophy (Ariosophy), Satanism, Hinduism, and racism. [by Joseph P. Szimhart]
─► blog 2007: the German Star Trek, 1925 | At the dark heart of Lemuria, 1917 | Aryan Gods from Hyperborea | Crossing the Abyss, 1931 | The German Mission to Mars, 1910 | Noordung’s solar space station, 1928 | The Garden of Orchids | Alien technology in Germany, 1920 | the roots of the Andromeda-Gerät | The occult technology of the Ark [by theo paijmans]
─► wikipedia 2008: The term Black Sun may originate from the mystical "Central Sun" in Helena Blavatsky’s Theosophy. This invisible or burnt out Sun (the so called „Santur“ [by NS-mysticist Karl Maria Wiligut]) symbolizes an opposing force or pole. Emil Rüdiger (member of the Edda-Society around Rudolf John Gorsleben) claimed that a fight between the new and the old Suns was decided 330,000 years ago, and that „Santur“ had been the source of power of the Hyperboreans.
─► blog 2007: Tibet: FASCIST OCCULTISM AND IT’S CLOSE RELATIONSHIP TO BUDDHIST TANTRISM by Victor & Victoria Trimondi – Sun, 11/04/2007 – 23:15 — Arthur Cristian
· The myth of the “black sun” which was able to win a central place in the neo-fascist movement and displays similarities with the Tibetan Rahu myth from the Kalachakra Tantra, can be traced to the inspiration of Wiligut and his milieu among others. In a commentary on Wiligut’s runic writings, a pupil, Emil Rüdiger, mentions an invisible dark planet, Santur by name, which is supposed to influence human history and to be able to be microcosmically linked with the energy body of an adept. Appropriate yogic exercises(rune gymnastics) are recommended for producing “high intelligence effects” (Lange, 1998, p. 226). Just how seamlessly such “rune gymnastics” can be linked to tantric exercises can be seen in the writings of Miguel · Serrano, the father of “esoteric Hitlerism” (Serrano, 1984).
· According to Serrano the SS were divided into two sections, an inner esoteric one and an outer one. The “exoteric SS” were selected to “be able to deal with the most difficult tasks and adventures in the external world”. “Nothing of the esoteric of the black order, its practices and teachings, its invisible connections and its occult doctrines was known” to them (Serrano, 1987, p. 264). The “inner circle” of the SS consisted of “sun people, supermen, god-men, the total human, the human magician” (Serrano, n.d., p. 96). The esoteric SS were siddhas (magicians) from the underground kingdom of Shambhala, or at least their messengers In German, SS are the initials of the “black sun” (“schwarze Sonne”), and Serrano did also call the members of the order “the men of the black sun”. We are reminded that the planet of darkness, Rahu, which darkens the sun and moon, is also referred to in the Kalachakra Tantra as the black sun.
· According to Jan van Helsing (Geheimgesellschaften und ihre Macht … [“Secret Societies and their Power”], 1993), Tibetan monks worked together with Templar Knights who were organized in the highest lodge of the “black sun” on the establishment of the Third Reich. The secret order had (and still has) an important base underground in the Himalayas. The ruler of the underground kingdom is said to be “Rigden Iyepo”, the king of the world, with his representative on the surface, the Dalai Lama.
· In Die schwarze Sonne von Tashi Lhunpo [The Black Sun of Tashi Lhunpo] (1996), McCloud reports on the survival of the national socialist Thule group in Tibet . They are the followers of a “sun oracle” there.
· For Wilhelm Landig (Götzen gegen Thule … [Idols against Thule], n.d.), Tibet is also “the realm of the black sun! It is the meeting point of the esoteric circles of the Schutzstaffel [the SS], whose knowledge Mr. Himmler also knew about but did not share.”
· In his novel (The Black Sun…, 1997), Peter Moon reiterates the decisive influence of Tibetan Lamas on National Socialism and extends it with new images. He takes the side of the old Tibetan Bon religion, and accuses the Dalai Lama and Tibetan Buddhism of religious oppression.
· The myth of the “black sun” (Rahu myth in the Kalachakra Tantra)

─► blog 2009: The Far Right, Youth and Fascist Occultism by Hari Kunzru, 28th May 2009
Nick Griffin has released an album of folk songs, whose cover is like something from a Norwegian Blood Metal band, complete with runic title and an image of the Black Sun, a pagan occult symbol much beloved of Neo-Nazis. It’s hard to say exactly what it represents to this reasonable middle-of-the-road politician, but his party maintains links with racist Neo-Pagan groups around Europe, many of whom profess a version of Odinism or Icelandic Asatru, in which the Black Sun features as a religious symbol. More Odinist than most are the Tempelhof-Gesellschaft, an Austrian outfit who believe that the Aryan race is of extraterrestrial origin (Aldebaran, since you ask), destined to dominate the other races, due to the ‘vril’ energy pumped out by the Black Sun.


photocredits (google search results: 19112010: 8230)
─► black square sun hypeЯReally eclipsed@ flickr-gallery: the essence of Time in a Lifetime. roberthuffstutter says: …it’s the composition, the solar ball, the layer of another era in the skyscrapers, and because it serves as an ominous warning that we had better learn how to get along better (2009)
black square sun hypeЯReally eclipsed THIS IS QUITE A WORK OF ART… Why does it make me feel like it is a statement of the age in which we are now living? – October 4, 2009
─► The War for Control of the Story
by Daniel Pinchbeck, May 19, 2010 "Freemarket" advocate Milton Friedman noted that when there is a major crisis, the ideas that get put into practice are the ones that happen to be "lying around." When the Soviet Union collapsed, neoliberal economists rushed into the void, and managed to institute a "gangsta" capitalism, with public resources sold off to the highest bidder or briber. If we are going to soon see the collapse of our debt-based financial system, it would make sense to plan for this in advance. Can we develop a different foundation, perhaps even a fully functioning prototype, that shows how society can be reorganized to mesh within the limits of the biosphere, while supporting the flourishing of our individual and collective gifts?
─► understanding amina (Technology, Politics and Culture Google) @, 15 June 2011

17th May 2014: 39,155 views

The Man Cave Book
man style
Image by Earthworm
I need a man cave. Or perhaps A Man Da Cave. This book spoke to a piece of me that has been waiting to be identified and named. When domesticity renders one’s home magazine photo-shoot ready because one’s spouse insists on a certain tasteful level of decor. When entertainment protocol involves tablecloths that must be ironed, dishes that must go together and the best silver put out. When the door is closed to the industrious mess in one’s room, it is time to carve out a space of one’s own that isn’t recognized as a part of the house.

I laughed with recognition at similar sentiments expressed in the introduction to this book. Wives having taken over the house and rendering husbands uncomfortable in their own home. College trophies, sports paraphernalia, outdoor signs, Christmas lights and beer bottles exiled to the basement or garage, thus starting a collection of sorts that then acquired a couch or two and became a pad for the neighborhood guys. I’ve seen such garages with their doors open and men hanging out. These are not those spaces.

In their own kitschy, oddball, single obsession way, these man caves are just as slick, style driven and expensive, for the most part, as the interiors in books with titles like Mediteranean Style, Japan Style et al. These interiors have walls that are painted with a color scheme albeit bright, the collections are displayed in an orderly fashion and sometimes even in plexiglass display cases. Though the texts speaks of ratty sofas, most seen here are luxurious, hefty and often upholstered in leather. The look does tend to run to a certain working class, lazy boy comfy style. But very, very manly in a defiant anti-style sort of way. Designers are, after all, gay.

The difference between the cave and other "style" interiors is that they are built as shrines to something besides a designer’s aesthetic. And that is ultimately their appeal to me. These man caves are devoted to something meaningful to the owner, a hobby, a passion, an obsession. There is also a section that praises clutter as a joyful celebration of abundance modeled on nature’s tropical jungle and that just allows for more obsession. But even the clutter adheres to a theme, a collectors discernment.

The author’s humor speaks to a teenage irreverence for surroundings, chastising the reader about being a slob and there is a two page spread of tits and ass artifacts and another of guns on display, but these are tokens. The real stories behind these spaces reveal a devotion to civility and a responsibility to wives and family that is quite endearing. The man of such integrity needs a man cave to get away from his responsibilities. I immediately recognized this to be exactly why I cultivate my obsessions with expedition gear, alternative vehicles and tiny houses.

Apart from a workshop devoted to fishing reels, I was disappointed that there were not more collections devoted to gear or at least a flashlight collection, but that seems to work against the idea of lounging about watching TV and drinking beer. So most themes run to spectator sports, bar type games and rock bands. I’m not really the lounging about type. I was already up and running staking out my man-da cave, cleaning out the garage and assembling my collections thinking about how I would anti-decorate my space.

Men’s Ex
man style
Image by Andy in Tokyo

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The anti-sun.
That would be enough for the deleteit on its own.
But then, I don’t think I had the chance to pour over a photo of yours before. It’s my pleasure…..

I’m not a fan of HDR in general, and this one I wouldn’t have recognised as one either. That’s not a positive connection, unfortunately.

It’s also waaay too grainy.
I always admire it, but non-realistic like photos stand little chance in this group. It remains steadfastly on the "must look like a real photo" stance. So kudos to that, but I personally don’t like it in this form.

It’s quite daring to put one of your first HDRs into this group. You seem to have a masochistic strand there. But then, welcome. I think you’ve found the right group….

I also don’t like the composition, something that has salvaged many a shot for me. Everything is square (excepting the Anti-sun sin), and it doesn’t really draw my eyes to anywhere but to the "next photo, please" button.

End of the line.
Looking forward to your next submission. Ahh, in the double sense…..

-Voted "deleteit" (by the Delete Me Uncensored : Sunscapes Group)

1913: Победа Над Солнцем versus Le Sacre du printemps

In 1913, the year that Diaghilev presented Le Sacre du printemps (the rite of spring) with choreography by Vaslav Nijinsky, music by Stravinsky, and designs by Roerich at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris, an equally radical production entitled Победа Над Солнцем (victory over the sun) premiered at the Luna Park Theatre in St. Petersburg. Billed on Olga Rozanova’s poster as one of the "First Futurist Spectacles in the World", it, like Sacre, broke with existing artistic, theatrical, and philosophical conventions. But whereas Sacre presented a vision of primal man and a society governed by instinct and nature, Victory envisioned a future mechanized world, no longer dependant upon anything, not even the sun.
With libretto by Alexei Kruchenykh and prologue by Velimir Khlebnikov, music by Mikhail Matiushin, and sets and costumes designed Kazimir Malevich, Victory over the Sun was pivotal work in the early avant-garde’s attempt to forge a new theatrical aesthetic. The plot involved the capturing of the sun by a group of futurist strongmen and its enclosure in a square container
The text was written in the “transrational” language ZAUM, meaning beyond logic. This new language relied on neologisms, puns, and the free association of sounds and images that divested words of all predictable meaning, attempting to communicate the internal state of the speaker directly. Dissonant music combined with sound effects accompanied the actor’s movement and speech. …
Design and Movement in the Theatre of the Russian Avant-Garde, p38, Nancy Van Norman Baer.

stage design – sketch by Kazimir Malevich
for the second act of the futurist-aveniristic opera ‘Victory over the sun’ (1913). It is based on a 4-dimensional cube and depicts the concrete asylum – wherein the Sun is incarcerated – of the four-dimensional "Country Ten":

Sun, you gave birth to passions
And burned with an inflamed ray
We will throw a dustsheet over you
And confine you in a boarded up concrete house!

[_ Zaumesque Words of the second futurist strongman in Act I, First Scene, translated into an English: THIS MATERIAL MAY BE PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT LAW (TITLE 17, US CODE)_]


I don’t understand anything, but it’s cool!

Seen in my recent comments. (?)

See what you’ve done? You’ve gone and burned a hole in your camera…


@Redgum: Your whole story could be convincing if I had taken the icon by my own NIKON CAMERA {vintage: 1988}. But I have to disappoint you: I did copy it with my brother’s CANON OBSCURA [_year of manufacture: 2004_].

Its a very interesting effect and I like this picture. Do you think you could replicate the technique? I reckon you could do a lot with it. Its like a double exposure but with more, which I suppose it is as a failed HDR process. Its a much more interesting picture for it.

As for the vote, if it was the Deleteme Uncensored: Urban Art group, then I would most probably saveit, but its not so



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This is the perfect example of what not to do with HDR.


Interesting outcome to the process but not one that is worthy of going to the end of the universe. Vote deleteit 6

there are too many words


What in the hell is this mess supposed to be?


Fascinating stuff. Nice effect and interesting explanation. But I can only look for a brief period before I, like T.O. want to hit the "next picture" button. No EOTU.



There’ s so many different worlds
So many different suns
And we have just one world
But we live in different ones
Now the suns gone to hell
moon riding high ………….

Brothers in Arms – Dire Straits

Thank you for publishing this image under a Creative Commons license. I have used your work in a slideshow presentation titled "I Am Struck by Lightning." You can view it here:

Credits appear on the final panel. Let me know if you’d like to be credited differently or if you have any question or concerns. Thanks again.

Absolutely awesome!!

Hi, I’m an admin for a group called • flashback •, and we’d love to have this added to the group!


the image is interesting as a work of art…………..I have not read all the text surrounding the creation of your image. Sometime, I will come back and read about your numerous theories; it sounds interesting, but time is of the essence when you reach my age. Robert

Hi, I’m an admin for a group called Contemporary and conceptual photography, and we’d love to have this added to the group!

Fascinating and very unique.

this is so awesome -could be an album cover!

Hi, I’m an admin for a group called a new world, and we’d love to have this added to the group!

The above image is used as a main-front-page-photograph in the renowned
Multitude & Metropole
von Antonio Negri und Michael Hardt:
… Die Metropole könnte man als das Skelett und Rückgrat der Multitude bezeichnen, das heißt als die gebaute Umgebung, die ihr Tun unterstützt, und als das soziale Umfeld, in dem Affekte, soziale Beziehungen, Gewohnheiten, Wünsche, Ideen und kulturelle Kreisläufe abgelagert und aufbewahrt sind. Die Metropole schreibt nicht nur die Vergangenheit der Multitude ein – ihre Subordinationen, Leiden und Kämpfe – und reaktiviert sie, sondern bestimmt auch die Bedingungen, positive wie negative, ihrer Zukunft …
—> »Blätter für deutsche und internationale Politik« July 2010, Seite 109-119

Yeah, I faved it
then went to the website
and was disappointed.
Far too conspicuously consuming
and far too much lounging
and not enough tools in use.
I think these chaps…

are more my cup of proverbial tea

The spousal unit built her own "she shed"
and now we’re working on mine.
Pollan’s book

was a big disappointment

I need a She Shed. Yes sheds are obviously where it’s at; this man cave thing is in the house proper. I agree about Pollan’s book. Too high brow around architectural musings and too perfect. Didn’t finish it. Thanks for all the links.

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