nerd-garbage:

And I have made a gif of Troy, Joseph, and Tim’s reaction when they turn on the lights at the Q&A session:

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(Source: bioshockproxy, via science-and-things)

1 week ago
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We are 3 and going strong

1 month ago
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It was like when you make a move in chess and just as you take your finger off the piece, you see the mistake you’ve made, and there’s this panic because you don’t know yet the scale of disaster you’ve left yourself open to.
Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go (via quoted-books)

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1 month ago
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longnowsalon:

For our 100th post on Tumblr, here’s one of the great texts about Long Now: the essay by Brian Eno that gave name to the Clock and our organization. “The Big Here and the Long Now" was written in 01995 before the Foundation was formally founded. Long Now existed only as an idea in conversation between Danny Hillis, Stewart Brand, Eno, Kevin Kelly, and others back then. Now we have thousands of members, the Clock-building is under way, and tomorrow we open our new public space. 

"Now" is never just a moment. The Long Now is the recognition that the precise moment you’re in grows out of the past and is a seed for the future. The longer your sense of Now, the more past and future it includes. It’s ironic that, at a time when humankind is at a peak of its technical powers, able to create huge global changes that will echo down the centuries, most of our social systems seem geared to increasingly short nows. Huge industries feel pressure to plan for the bottom line and the next shareholders meeting. Politicians feel forced to perform for the next election or opinion poll. The media attract bigger audiences by spurring instant and heated reactions to human interest stories while overlooking longer-term issues - the real human interest.

Photo by Kelly Ida Scope from the Eno-Hillis Seminar in January 02014.  More here.

longnowsalon:

For our 100th post on Tumblr, here’s one of the great texts about Long Now: the essay by Brian Eno that gave name to the Clock and our organization. “The Big Here and the Long Now" was written in 01995 before the Foundation was formally founded. Long Now existed only as an idea in conversation between Danny Hillis, Stewart Brand, Eno, Kevin Kelly, and others back then. Now we have thousands of members, the Clock-building is under way, and tomorrow we open our new public space

"Now" is never just a moment. The Long Now is the recognition that the precise moment you’re in grows out of the past and is a seed for the future. The longer your sense of Now, the more past and future it includes. It’s ironic that, at a time when humankind is at a peak of its technical powers, able to create huge global changes that will echo down the centuries, most of our social systems seem geared to increasingly short nows. Huge industries feel pressure to plan for the bottom line and the next shareholders meeting. Politicians feel forced to perform for the next election or opinion poll. The media attract bigger audiences by spurring instant and heated reactions to human interest stories while overlooking longer-term issues - the real human interest.

Photo by Kelly Ida Scope from the Eno-Hillis Seminar in January 02014.  More here.

1 month ago
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tjoez:

I couldn’t crop this one! A 22 shot #astropanorama of the southern #milkyway as seen from #Parkes.

tjoez:

I couldn’t crop this one! A 22 shot #astropanorama of the southern #milkyway as seen from #Parkes.

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1 month ago
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fer1972:

Amazing Folk Artw made of colored rice, dry flour, colored sand or flower petals in India via designyoutrust

Ja ova samo zatoa sto ima “bata” reklama na prvata fotka!!!

1 month ago
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For much of our history, we were so fearful of the outside world, with its unpredictable dangers, that we gladly embraced anything that promised to soften or explain away the terror. Microbiology and meteorology now explain what only a few centuries ago was considered sufficient cause to burn women to death.