Virtual Rose

[vc_row vertical_align="middle" responsive_point="960" bg_color=""][vc_column width="1/2"][ish_box color="none" text_color="none" inner_padding="30#30#30#30"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][ish_headline align="right" color="color5"]Virtuality[/ish_headline][vc_column_text align="right"]is a line of virtual reality gaming machines produced by Virtuality Group, and found in video arcades in the early 1990s. The machines deliver real time (less than 50ms lag) gaming via a stereoscopic visor, joysticks, and networked units for multi-player gaming.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/ish_box][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][ish_image image="201" size="theme-half" stretch_image="yes" link_type="image" show_caption="image"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row vertical_align="middle" responsive_point="960" bg_color=""][vc_column width="1/2"][ish_image image="392" size="theme-half" stretch_image="yes" link_type="image" show_caption="image"][/vc_column][vc_column show_as_first="yes" width="1/2"][ish_box color="none" text_color="none" inner_padding="30#30#30#30"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][ish_headline align="left" color="color5"]A rose[/ish_headline][vc_column_text]is a woody perennial of the genus Rosa, within the family Rosaceae. There are over 100 species and thousands of cultivars. They form a group of plants that can be erect shrubs, climbing or trailing with stems that are often armed with sharp prickles. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/ish_box][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row bg_color=""][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]Flowers vary in size and shape and are usually large and showy, in colours ranging from white through yellows and reds. Most species are native to Asia, with smaller numbers native to Europe, North America, and northwest Africa. Species, cultivars and hybrids are all widely grown for their beauty and often are fragrant. Rose plants range in size from compact, miniature roses, to climbers that can reach seven meters in height. Different species hybridize easily, and this has been used in the development of the wide range of garden roses.[/vc_column_text][ish_headline tag_size="h3" align="left" color="color5"]Ornamental plants[/ish_headline][vc_column_text]The majority of ornamental roses are hybrids that were bred for their flowers. A few, mostly species roses are grown for attractive or scented foliage (such as Rosa glauca and Rosa rubiginosa), ornamental thorns (such as Rosa sericea) or for their showy fruit (such as Rosa moyesii).[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Ornamental roses have been cultivated for millennia, with the earliest known cultivation known to date from at least 500 BC in Mediterranean countries, Persia, and China. Many thousands of rose hybrids and cultivars have been bred and selected for garden use as flowering plants. Most are double-flowered with many or all of the stamens having mutated into additional petals.[/vc_column_text][ish_image image="200" stretch_image="yes" link_type="image" show_caption="image"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row vertical_align="middle" bg_color=""][vc_column width="1/2"][ish_headline tag_size="h3" align="center" color="color5"]Food and drink[/ish_headline][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Rose hips are occasionally made into jam, jelly, marmalade, and soup or are brewed for tea, primarily for their high vitamin C content. They are also pressed and filtered to make rose hip syrup. Rose hips are also used to produce Rose hip seed oil, which is used in skin products and some makeup products.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row vertical_align="middle" bg_color=""][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text align="right"]The rose hip, usually from R. canina, is used as a minor source of Vitamin C. The fruits of many species have significant levels of vitamins and have been used as a food supplement. Many roses have been used in herbal and folk medicines. Rosa chinensis has long been used in Chinese traditional medicine. This and other species have been used for stomach problems, and are being investigated for controlling cancer growth.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column show_as_first="yes" width="1/2"][ish_headline tag_size="h3" align="center" color="color5"]Medicine[/ish_headline][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Peter Fischli & David Weiss

[vc_row vertical_align="middle" responsive_point="960" bg_color=""][vc_column width="1/2"][ish_image image="194" size="theme-third" stretch_image="yes" link_type="image"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][ish_box color="none" text_color="none" border_color="none" inner_padding="30#30#30#30"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][ish_headline tag_size="h3" align="left" color="color5"]Peter Fischli and David Weiss[/ish_headline][vc_column_text]Peter Fischli (born 8 June 1952) and David Weiss (21 June 1946 – 27 April 2012), often shortened to Fischli/Weiss, were an artist duo that had been collaborating since 1979. They were among the most renowned contemporary artists of Switzerland.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/ish_box][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row bg_color=""][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]Their best-known work is the film Der Lauf der Dinge (The Way Things Go, 1987), described by The Guardian as being "post apocalyptic", as it concerned chain reactions and the ways in which objects flew, crashed and exploded across the studio in which it was shot. Fischli lives and works in Zurich; Weiss died on 27 April 2012.[/vc_column_text][ish_separator color="color2" opacity_percent="20"][/ish_separator][ish_quote author="Confucius" size="h3" align="center" color="color5"]"Choose a job you love,
and you will never have to work a day in your life."[/ish_quote][ish_separator color="color2" opacity_percent="20"][/ish_separator][vc_column_text]David Weiss (21 June 1946 – 27 April 2012) grew up as the son of a parish priest and a teacher. After discovering a passion for jazz at the age of 16, he enrolled in a foundation course at the Kunstgewerbeschule, Zurich, where in his first year of study he befriended fellow artist Urs Lüthi.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Having rejected careers as a decorator, a graphic designer and a photographer, Weiss soon came to view a career as an artist as a realistic prospect. He studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule, Zurich (1963–4), and the Kunstgewerbeschule, Basel (1964–5); he subsequently worked as sculptor with Alfred Gruder (Basel) and Jaqueline Stieger (England). In 1967, he worked at the Expo 67 in Montreal, before travelling to New York, where he got to know the important minimalist art of the time. Between 1970 and 1979 he published books in collaboration with Lüthi. For most of 1975-78, he spent a great deal of time drawing in black ink, and had exhibitions at galleries in Zürich, Amsterdam, Cologne, and Rotterdam.[/vc_column_text][ish_image image="200" stretch_image="yes" link_type="image" show_caption="yes"][ish_headline tag_size="h3" align="left" color="color5"]Works[/ish_headline][vc_column_text]Art critics often see parallels to Marcel Duchamp, Dieter Roth or Jean Tinguely in Fischli and Weiss' parody bearing work.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Wurstserie (1979) was Fischli and Weiss' first collaborative project, setting the tone for their future work. In the series, ordinary sausages and slices of sausages became the protagonists of scenarios, alluding to situations such as cars in a traffic accident in an urban setting, layers of carpets and other situations. By the end of the 1980s, the duo had expanded their repertoire to embrace an iconography of the incidental, creating deadpan photographs of kitsch tourist attractions and airports around the world. For their contribution to the 1995 Venice Biennale, at which they represented Switzerland, Fischli & Weiss exhibited 96 hours of video on 12 monitors that documented what they called "concentrated daydreaming"—real-time glimpses into daily life in Zurich: a mountain sunrise, a restaurant chef in his kitchen, sanitation workers, a bicycle race, and so on. For the Skulptur Projekte Münster (1997), Fischli and Weiss planted a flower and vegetable garden conceived with an ecological point of view and documented its periodic growth through photographs.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]


[vc_row bg_color=""][vc_column width="1/1"][ish_headline tag_size="h3" color="color5"]Being is an extremely broad concept[/ish_headline][vc_column_text]encompassing objective and subjective features of reality and existence. Anything that partakes in being is also called a "being", though often this use is limited to entities that have subjectivity (as in the expression "human being"). So broad a notion has inevitably been elusive and controversial in the history of philosophy, beginning in western philosophy with attempts among the pre-Socratics to deploy it intelligibly.[/vc_column_text][ish_embed][/ish_embed][vc_column_text align="left"]As an example of efforts in recent times, Martin Heidegger (who himself drew on ancient Greek sources) adopted German terms like Dasein to articulate the topic. Several modern approaches build on such continental European exemplars as Heidegger, and apply metaphysical results to the understanding of human psychology and the human condition generally (notably in the Existentialist tradition).[/vc_column_text][ish_box inner_padding="60#60#30#60"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][ish_quote author="Lao Tzu" size="h3" align="center"]"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage."[/ish_quote][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/ish_box][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][ish_headline tag_size="h3" color="color5"]The transcendentals[/ish_headline][vc_column_text]Aristotle's classificatory scheme had included the five predicables, or characteristics that might be predicated of a substance. One of these was the property, an essential universal true of the species, but not in the definition (in modern terms, some examples would be grammatical language, a property of man, or a spectral pattern characteristic of an element, both of which are defined in other ways). Pointing out that predicables are predicated univocally of substances; that is, they refer to "the same thing" found in each instance, St. Thomas argued that whatever can be said about being is not univocal, because all beings are unique, each actuated by a unique existence. It is the analogous possession of an existence that allows them to be identified as being; therefore, being is an analogous predication.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Whatever can be predicated of all things is universal-like but not universal, category-like but not a category. St. Thomas called them (perhaps not originally) the transcendentia, "transcendentals", because they "climb above" the categories, just as being climbs above substance. Later academics also referred to them as "the properties of being." The number is generally three or four.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row vertical_align="middle" bg_color=""][vc_column width="1/2"][ish_box color="none" text_color="none" inner_padding="30#30#30#30"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][ish_headline tag_size="h4" align="right" color="color5" bottom_margin="half"]The substance theorists[/ish_headline][vc_column_text align="right"]The deficit of such a bridge was first encountered in history by the Pre-Socratic philosophers during.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/ish_box][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][ish_image image="392" size="theme-half" stretch_image="yes" link_type="image" show_caption="yes"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row vertical_align="middle" bg_color=""][vc_column width="1/2"][ish_image image="181" size="theme-half" stretch_image="yes" link_type="image" show_caption="yes"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][ish_box color="none" text_color="none" inner_padding="30#30#30#30"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][ish_headline tag_size="h4" align="left" color="color5" bottom_margin="half"]Act and potency[/ish_headline][vc_column_text]One might expect a solution to follow from such certain language but none does. Instead Aristotle launches.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/ish_box][/vc_column][/vc_row]