186 photos of the sunset merged into one image using the lighten layer-blending mode in photoshop. I like the pattern in the clouds created from the interval between shots.
We need to make space for “creative reading” as much as “creative writing” – at least if we understand “creative reading” to be something like “ways of reading that are not only rigorous, careful, attentive to historical context, different connotations and nuances of meaning and so on, but also inventive, surprising, willing to take risks, to be experimental, to deform and transform.
“It’s irrelevant to me who they are,” he says. “All that matters is if it’s a good picture or a bad picture. That’s all I care about.”
A good picture for him revolves around a moment. A glance, a breath. Something that peels back the façade and reveals the personality of the subject.
“Photography is just the technique, it’s the grammar, but it’s never the content,” he says.
Everything you ever wanted to know about Bitcoin, explained in a 3-minute motion graphics piece. Also see Felix Salmon on why Bitcoin is “the best and cleanest payments mechanism the world has ever seen.”
Experience:Bombs followed by an earthquake.
Lesson: Human hatred isn’t worth it.
Reminder:How small we are, in the scheme of things.
We have a strange immigration policy for a nation of immigrants. And it’s a policy unfit for today’s world.
The economy of the last century was primarily based on natural resources, industrial machines and manual labor. Many of these resources were zero-sum and controlled by companies. If someone else had an oil field, then you did not. There were only so many oil fields, and only so much wealth could be created from them.
Today’s economy is very different. It is based primarily on knowledge and ideas — resources that are renewable and available to everyone. Unlike oil fields, someone else knowing something doesn’t prevent you from knowing it, too. In fact, the more people who know something, the better educated and trained we all are, the more productive we become, and the better off everyone in our nation can be.
This can change everything. In a knowledge economy, the most important resources are the talented people we educate and attract to our country. A knowledge economy can scale further, create better jobs and provide a higher quality of living for everyone in our nation.
To lead the world in this new economy, we need the most talented and hardest-working people. We need to train and attract the best.
“Today’s knowledge and ideas-based economy is very different from the economy of the 20th century that was based on natural resources, industrial machines and labor.” - Zuckerberg