Somebody strapped a camera to an eagle in France and WHOA
7-year-old Dexter writes to NASA about how much he wants to go to Mars. Lo and behold, NASA writes back.
It’s heartening to see that, even as the future of space exploration hangs in precarious balance, tomorrow glimmers with hope. Isaac Asimov would be infinitely proud of little Dexter, and so would Ray Bradbury.
Complement with this cinematic love letter to space exploration and the history of space and astronomy in 250 milestones.
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.