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About depthRADIUS


depthRADIUS is named after the deviantART community that it reflects and represents. Built in service of the largest and most influential community of culture creators and culture responders in the world, this on-line journal explores the depths of the arts world from fine art to the most eminently accessible community arts projects. depthRADIUS endeavors to connect artists and art enthusiasts with other artists and art appreciators from all levels of the arts community, from its most successful stars and innovators to beginners just learning their crafts. The “radius” of this journalistic conversation will extend in its boundaries into arts advocacy, cultural relevancy, education and appreciation.

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You owe reality nothing and the truth about your feelings everything. — Richard Hugo 

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Art

the artist acts like a mediumistic being who, from the labyrinth beyond time and space, seeks his way out to a clearing.

-Marcel Duchamp

Burns Brighter

I want a trouble-maker for a lover,
Blood spiller, blood drinker, a heart of flame,
Who quarrels with the sky and fights with fate,
Who burns like fire on the rushing sea.

From Rumi’s Kolliyaat-e Shams-e Tabrizi

True

Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh.
--W. H. Auden

Do You Realize? by The Flaming Lips -- Lyrics

Do You Realize - that you have the most beautiful face
Do You Realize - we're floating in space
Do You Realize - that happiness makes you cry
Do You Realize - that everyone you know someday will die

And instead of saying all of your goodbyes - let them know
You realize that life goes fast
It's hard to make the good things last
You realize the sun doesn't go down
It's just an illusion caused by the world spinning round

Do You Realize - that you have the most beautiful face

By The Way...

The best things in life are not things.

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Avengers: Age Of Ultron New Trailer


The Countdown Clock is almost up! The second trailer for the Avengers sequel is here! Is there a limit to how many SuperHeroes can fit in one movie? Joss Whedon seems to think so.








Words are Magic


Are you 13 or 14 and have just started your journey on DeviantArt? Do you want to be a writer? Want to be a Poet like saltwaterlungs but you need more words? Here’s some tips.







Video Games Culture Wars and the Death of Community


Colin Campbell over at Polygon wrote a wonderful article this week about all things we love and loathe about our gaming communities.









Join in the Hard Work of Self-Praise!


dragonfly-oli wants to know why you and your art are special. Please join in and share your story with everyone else already participating in the project!







Screamride


Line Rider meets Angry Birds in the best game out there that you are not playing right now. Want to hurl gleeful amusement park tourists off of a rollercoaster into buildings?? Yeah, we thought so.







IBM Watson buys Alchemy API


One small step for IBM Watson, one giant leap for the robot takeover.








How to Draw Faces Tutorial


Autodesk asked loish to teach us all how to draw faces in a fun tutorial that covers everything from sketching, lighting, contrast, color and emotion.







From Hunger Games to War Games


Jennifer Lawrence’s portrayal of Lynsey Addario will bring this beautiful story of a photographic journalist capturing the realities of war to life. This may be the film we all want to see next year.








Forum Thread For The Ages


Snark Etiquette 101 starts now. Thicker or thinner skins, whose job is it to adjust?








What’s Hot?


An explication of love and loss that only lora-zombie could bring to us. A match made in art.








Ermek’ Birthday


Don’t forget to stop by to wish Ermek (aka charcoalfeather) a very happy birthday and be sure to take a stroll through his epic gallery of pencil artwork.







Homer Simpson & the Higgs Boson


Homer is said to have discovered the Higgs Boson particle back in 1998. Could he be a Nobel Prize candidate?













EPIC WIN
by @ckirimon


Paradise In Five Words Or Less


We can all relate to the epic win Samuel (aka shydood3) is experiencing! Let’s all live vicariously through him :)

























Today's Headlines From The News Desk 03-04-2015
Today's Headlines From The News Desk - 03-04-2015

Author: techgnotic 

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Collection: Hugs Forever

Wed Mar 4, 2015, 1:51 PM
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It’s our first communication with another human upon being torn from the serenity of the womb.


Our mother’s hug. If all the hormonal agents are functioning properly, this will be the important few moments of bonding and being loved that will maximize our chances at life-long wellness and happiness. From mother to family to friends to lovers, the number of links, and the strength of those links, in a lifetime chain of hugs is our intuitive formula for keeping our humanity constantly recharged. Check out this gallery, a tribute to human connection and joy. And then make sure you hug someone you love before you go to sleep tonight.
















When I come home, my daughter will run to the door and give me a big hug, and everything that’s happened that day just melts away.”


— Hugh Jackman










I have learned that there is more power in a good strong hug than in a thousand meaningful words.”


— Ann Hood










I will not play tug o’ war. I’d rather play hug o’ war. Where everyone hugs instead of tugs, Where everyone giggles and rolls on the rug, Where everyone kisses, and everyone grins, and everyone cuddles, and everyone wins.”


— Shel Silverstein










Laughing together is as close as you can get to a hug without touching.”


— Gina Barreca
















Collection: Hugs Forever
It’s our first communication with another human upon being torn from the serenity of the womb. Our mother’s hug. If all the hormonal agents are functioning properly, this will be the important few moments of bonding and being loved that will maximize our chances at life-long wellness and happiness. From mother to family to friends to lovers, the number of links, and the strength of those links, in a lifetime chain of hugs is our intuitive formula for keeping our humanity constantly recharged. Check out this gallery, a tribute to human connection and joy. And then make sure you hug someone you love before you go to sleep tonight.

Curator: ellenherbert

For more articles like this, visit depthRADIUS.
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Disclaimer: If you base a significant portion of your everyday decisions on information about your zodiac sign, stop reading, now. This investigation might cause severe repercussions in your world. We don’t want to be responsible for your emotional distress.



Okay, those of you who are still with us, let’s do a quick experiment.


Get a star tracking program like Stellarium, which is free to download, and look up the exact date of your birth, down to the year (the time of day is not important). Now, find the sun. What constellation is behind it? Is the constellation your zodiac sign? I thought not. For some of you, it will be, but for the rest of you, what you just learned by way of star charts from the date of your birth, is that you were born under the zodiac sign preceding the one you’ve grown up claiming as your own.



But why is this happening to me, you might well ask. Well, here’s the hard science that’s available to us now.


No such system of observation, hypothesis, and testing existed at the time of the invention of the Horoscope. There is something called axial precession. If you paid attention in school, you know the rotation of our planet happens along a line called the axis. But while earth spins along, the actual axis it rotates along shifts over time, in much the same way that a top starts to wobble as it spins. This effect changes the relative positions of the stars in our sky (known to astronomers as the celestial sphere). The rotation of our axis happens at a glacial pace, completing one rotation every 26,000 years. If you want to see this effect in progress, you can actually use Stellarium to see into the future. If you select the north star and jump a few thousand years ahead, you’ll notice that it begins to move out of the northern part of the sky, away from its fixed point.


Because the zodiac signs were determined thousands of years ago, axial precession has caused the dates during which the sun moves through the various constellations to change. So yeah, you’ve been deceived. It’s disconcerting, right? Even if you don’t put any stock in astrology, it’s no fun finding out that this common part of your identity, silly as it may seem, is a fabrication.


But that’s where it gets complicated. Even though the star signs are a bit of a ruse, there may actually be some truth to the idea that people born during certain times of the year have shared traits. Over the years, studies have found connections between birth month and everything from susceptibility to disease to future career path. Some of these connections are considered spurious, coincidental. But others actually seem to have some causality. One of them is height. A 1998 study by University of Vienna anthropologist Gerhard Weber found that people born during the month of April tend to be the tallest in the general population, whereas people born in October tend to be the shortest. This could have to do with exposure to sunlight in an infant’s prenatal and early postnatal life.



Given that information, the general traits of your star sign may be closer to the truth than you would think, even though the reasoning behind them is flawed.


Of course, horoscopes also rely heavily on what is known as the “Barnum Effect,” which demonstrates that people tend to believe the vague descriptions horoscopes offer because of their own positive bias. This effect was discovered by psychologist Bertram Forer, who gave his students a personality test as an experiment. When the students finished, he gave them their results, explaining that each description was unique and based on their specific answers. In reality, he gave each student the same description, letter for letter. The students were asked to rate the accuracy of the description on a scale of 0 (very poor) to 5 (excellent). On average, his students rated their results at 4.26.


Whether horoscopes derive their accuracy from the world we are born into or from our own willingness to believe them, modern science assures that they don’t have much to do with the alignment of the stars at the time of our births. That doesn’t mean that horoscopes can’t be enjoyable, or that you don’t really possess the traits associated with your sign, but if you’re getting ready to make a major life choice based on something you saw on the back of a pack of Bazooka bubble gum, you might want to give it some deeper thought.


















Your Thoughts


  1. Does knowing your ‘real’ star sign change your opinion of horoscopes?
  2. If your ‘real’ star sign is different than before, do you identify more with the new one or the previous one?
  3. Are you, or do you know people who are, deeply emotionally invested in their star signs and daily horoscopes?












The Fault In Your Stars: Exploring The Zodiac
Okay, those of you who are still with us, let’s do a quick experiment. Get a star tracking program like Stellarium, which is free to download, and look up the exact date of your birth, down to the year (the time of day is not important). Now, find the sun. What constellation is behind it? Is the constellation your zodiac sign? I thought not. For some of you, it will be, but for the rest of you, what you just learned vis a vis star charts from the date of your birth, is that you were born under the zodiac sign preceding the one you’ve grown up claiming as your own.

Author: eawood
Curator: ellenherbert

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Star Wars: Battle Pod

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 4:23 PM
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“Star Wars: Battle Pod” has been released in arcades across America. An international release of the game is imminent.


The game is about the size of a moderately–large photo booth, and it weighs around 1,000 pounds. To enter, you open a small door and take a seat inside the compartment. In front of you rests an almost impossibly large curved screen, as well as the left– and right–hand controls. This is the type of chamber you may enter during daylight hours and exit only to find that it has become night.





by Bandai Namco


The game offers five simulations, all recreations of scenes and battles from the original films — Yavin, Hoth, Endor, The Death Star II — except for one. In the last mission, which is the most difficult, you play as Darth Vader in the wake of the rebel attack on the Death Star. Your object is to prevent the rebels from stealing the Death Star’s super laser, while piloting Vader’s TIE Advanced Fighter. If you’re a good shot, you get to kill Han Solo (George Lucas relented only after long resisting his heroes being killed in Star Wars games). If you’re a good gamer in general, write in and tell us what happens if you complete the mission — this reviewer failed to do so on an embarrassing number of occasions.







by Bandai Namco







by Bandai Namco















by Bandai Namco







The actual controls of the game are intuitive and fun.


You aren’t so much piloting the crafts in the missions as much as piloting the weapons and choosing to go fast or slow. Just for fun, during one flight I alternated sporadically between accelerating and braking and, frankly, couldn’t perceive much of a difference. Odds are you could leave the thrust control alone the entire game and not have a significantly different experience. But otherwise the developers have done a great job of making the game feel like the inside of a cockpit. The immersive nature of the contraption combined with the huge display, vibration, and surround-sound all add to this experience. There is also a wind effect — some sort of fan that blows harder or softer on your face depending, ostensibly, on how fast you’re going. For better or worse, it reminded this reviewer of the built-in fans on modern exercise bikes at the gym.







by Bandai Namco







by Bandai Namco












by Bandai Namco







What the game does not include are any scenarios from Star Wars Episodes I-III, which seems somewhat strange given the platform's potential for podracing levels. The developers have hinted that new levels could be added in the future, but haven’t given any indication of if or when these would be released.


Meanwhile rumors have surfaced recently that the new Star Wars: Battlefront game, which will possibly be released this coming winter, will feature battle sequences from the upcoming film The Force Awakens. Additionally, it seems that some characters from the new film will be playable in the game. Otherwise, it’s being hinted that the vast majority of the game’s levels will be derived from the era of the original film trilogy. A few battles from the prequels will be included as well, but the developers seem to be emphasizing the classic films especially, if the rumors are to be believed.





by Bandai Namco


It is worth noting that both Battle Pod and Battlefront are going light on prequel references.


It’s conceivable that this was a calculated move in anticipation of the upcoming film. While Episodes I, II, and III were not extremely well-received, the original trilogy is what drew multiple generations of Star Wars fans to the franchise to begin with. With that in mind, it stands to reason that developers across platforms would prefer to reignite the flames of fandom for the classics, and avoid referencing the prequels altogether.


Either way, Battle Pod is worth a play for any Star Wars fan, Battlefront looks enticing, and we are on the verge of peeing our pants with excitement for The Force Awakens.















Your Thoughts


  1. Would you like more events from the prequels to be used as backgrounds for the games, or do you prefer everything to be centered on the classic originals?
  2. Of all the Star Wars video games out there, which one provided you with the most immersive and authentic experience in your desire to be transported into the Star Wars universe?
  3. Do you think the arcade games should be transformed into “rides” with an emphasis on mind–blowing special effects, as opposed to simply being the games played in a booth rather than on your computer?












Star Wars: Battle Pod
Star Wars: Battle Pod was released just last month in arcades across America. The game is about the size of a moderately-large photo booth, and it weighs around 1,000 pounds. To enter, you open a small door and take a seat inside the compartment. In front of you rests an almost impossibly large curved screen, as well as the left- and right-hand controls. This is the type of chamber you may enter during daylight hours and exit only to find that it has become night.

Author: eawood
Curator: ellenherbert

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There seem to be quite a lot of discrepancies in determining the actual date of National Pancake Day.


Internet sources list it variously as February 25 or 26 or September 26. For Christians observing Lenten rituals, “Shrove Tuesday” (on February 17 this year) is “Pancake Day,” the day you gorge on before beginning your fast. The IHOP (International House of Pancakes) should be a determining authority, but their advertising can’t decide if it’s February 17 or March 3. But really, who cares? Every morning we should wake up to Pancake Day. Here’s a gallery to make your mouth water.
















My absolute favorite meal in Nashville is sweet–potato pancakes at Pancake Pantry.”


— Taylor Swift










As is always the way with pancakes, the first hotcake to come out of the pan will probably be a bit misshapen. Just scoff it, and carry on with the rest.”


— Yotam Ottolenghi










When I get the chance to make my favorite breakfast on the weekend, I often choose to make pancakes.”


— Marcus Samuelsson










The laziest man I ever met put popcorn in his pancakes so they would turn over by themselves.”


— W. C. Fields
















Collection: Every Day is Pancake Day
There seem to be quite a lot of discrepancies in determining the actual date of National Pancake Day. Internet sources list it variously as February 25 or 26 or September 26. For Christians observing Lenten rituals, “Shrove Tuesday” (on February 17 this year) is “Pancake Day,” the day you gorge on before beginning your fast. The IHOP (International House of Pancakes) should be a determining authority, but their advertising can’t decide if it’s February 17 or March 3. But really, who cares? Every morning we should wake up to Pancake Day. Here’s a gallery to make your mouth water.

Curator: ellenherbert

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Hello there, I noticed you part of the dA staff, and I was wondering if you could help me. Are you willing to help me out? 
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Thank you for the llama, heres one for you :D
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Thank you very much for the Llama Badge! :llama:
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Would you like to join Ultimate-Fantasys
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Thank you for adding me to your watch list and then removing me from your watch list without even one comment.  Now my feelings are hurt.
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Hey its okay, Im sure it was accidental.
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Probably not. It's kind of difficult to accidentally open the watch list, scroll through it, click a profile, and not only go to the watching button but also press it to unwatch. But I'm not upset. I knew I was out of their interest, anyway, so I pretty much thought they were trying to get me to watch back, as many do by watching you first. I just never watched back. Not that you have to, as its the only profile you see on that app..
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thanks for adding my photograph for your article,
thanks so much, i'm really appreciate it :)
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I love your articles. Unfortunately, I have pics for The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Birdman that did not feature in your recent articles :( 
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Can we do Hetalia for Cosplay or Fanart Friday? ; - ;
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yaoi needs to be recognized!
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Great to see an awakened!!!
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Will be more contests about Autodesk SketchBook?
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Excuse me for saying this but, you are like crazy popular, with 13,000+ watchers! very impressive!
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