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Terry Gilliam and Rian Johnson pt. 1 by The Talkhouse - Hear the world’s sounds
Rian Johnson, the writer-director Brick and Looper, talks with Terry Gilliam on the occasion of the U.S. theatrical release of Gilliam's new movie, The Zero Theorem.
6 hours ago
Rian Johnson (Looper) Talks with Terry Gilliam (The Zero Theorem) for The Talkhouse Film Podcast (Part 1) | The Talkhouse Film
In a wide-ranging discussion, the two directors discuss everything from the perils of social media to taking the mantle from George Lucas.
yesterday
Wonder Boys? by Tamsin Shaw | The New York Review of Books
Divine Fury: A History of Genius by Darrin M. McMahon Basic Books, 312 pp., $29.
yesterday
INTERVIEW: “Inside Andy Warhol’ (1966) | AMERICAN SUBURB X
The following interview with Andy Warhol appeared in the men’s magazine, Cavalier, in 1966.
yesterday
Apple - Privacy
At Apple, your trust means everything to us. That’s why we respect your privacy and protect it with strong encryption, plus strict policies that govern how all data is handled.
3 days ago
Scroll-Then-Fix Content | CSS-Tricks
A reader sent me in a GIF showing off a cool effect they saw on Google on mobile.
4 days ago
Far worse, though, was a low, powerful moaning at... - Slacker’s Grace
“Far worse, though, was a low, powerful moaning at dusk. The wind off the sea and the odd interior stillness dulled our ability to gauge direction, so that the sound seemed to infiltrate the black water that soaked the cypress trees. This water was so dark we could see our faces in it, and it never stirred, set like glass, reflecting the beads of gray moss that smothered the cypress trees. If you looked out through these areas, toward the ocean, all you saw was the black water, the gray of the cypress trunks, and the constant, motionless rain of moss flowing down. All you heard was the low moaning. The effect of this cannot be understood without being there. The beauty of it cannot be understood, either, and when you see beauty in desolation it changes something inside you. Desolation tries to colonize you.” —Jeff Vandermeer
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4 days ago
A Look at SVG Light Source Filters | CSS-Tricks
The following is a guest post by Joni Trythall. Joni recently finished a Pocket Guide to Writing SVG. I've been excited about SVG for a while now, working with it, learning about it, writing about it... but there is so much to know. It really is another whole universe of the web.
5 days ago
Inside Anselm Kiefer's astonishing 200-acre art studio | Art and design | The Guardian
Anselm Kiefer is a bewildering artist to get to grips with. The word that comes up most often when his work is discussed is the heart-sinking and slippery "references".
5 days ago
VanderMeer never treats spoken language as direct... - Slacker’s Grace
“VanderMeer never treats spoken language as direct communication, but rather as obfuscation, holding action, or manipulation. Our identities, VanderMeer suggests, are rotting lighthouses we live inside and peer out of, suspiciously. They create the false sense that we can control the world around us—that we can even see it clearly.” —Mac Rogers on the Southern Reach Trilogy
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5 days ago
Made by Many
In February I was asked to do a talk at Social Media Week in Barcelona. This conjured up images of social media specialists that ‘do the circuit’. I had to think hard about whether I had something worth sharing, or if I would get over-ripe fruit flung at me from the front rows.
5 days ago
The Bézier Game
0 Nodes remaining Nodes used Nodes available shift alt Skip Tutorial Stages Get in touch: hello@method.
5 days ago
Simple and Affordable Portland Home | Dwell
“I’ve spent my whole life designing things,” says Nick Oakley, who has worked for more than a decade as an industrial designer for Intel in Portland, Oregon, and, before that, Ideo in San Francisco.
5 days ago
Let’s talk about margins — The Message — Medium
I saw a film recently on an airplane that made me cry. The film was a love story but the love part of the story didn’t make me cry. No, the scene that made me cry was about paper. The movie focuses on a Japanese publishing company’s small dictionary unit.
6 days ago
NIGO® Only Lives Twice | Sotheby's
Gallery S|2 Current Exhibitions Upcoming Exhibitions Past Exhibitions On View Sell Privately Buy Privately Contacts Sotheby's Diamonds Sotheby's Wine
6 days ago
Medium’s CSS is actually pretty f***ing good. — Medium
So how did that happen? What did we do differently? OMG, how can you do the same thing? Or learn from us, or something? What follows are some notes on our CSS, the steps we’ve taken to get it to where it is, and the world we live in today.
6 days ago
The Creator - The New Yorker
When Markus Persson visited Las Vegas in 2011, for the first international convention held in honor of Minecraft, the video game he designed and built, a young mother strode up and asked him not to kiss her baby but to sign it.
6 days ago
A $23 million venture fund for the government tech set - The Washington Post
The American technology innovation ecosystem is, in some ways, a well-oiled machine. A smart person or a group of smart people come up with an idea and then go get funding to turn it into a business. In the best cases, they end up not only making a living but changing an industry for the better.
6 days ago
Alan Watts - Myth of Myself [Full] - YouTube
This lecture is also known as "Who am I"
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6 days ago
I’m leaving Mojang | notch.net
I don’t see myself as a real game developer. I make games because it’s fun, and because I love games and I love to program, but I don’t make games with the intention of them becoming huge hits, and I don’t try to change the world.
6 days ago
A.O. Scott & Death of Adulthood: A Close Read (with tweets) · JeetHeer1 · Storify
2. Scott's piece argues that both patriarchy & adulthood are in a linked crisis, under siege from a rising feminist culture.
6 days ago
LSU Frat-Boy Brawl Documented With Perfect Video Selfie
On Saturday, the eighth-ranked LSU Tigers beat the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks 31-0 in a drama-free home game. Far more exciting than that shutout was the frat-boy showdown that one attendee documented outside.
6 days ago
Ditching Twitter - Incisive.nu
I started writing this post a month ago, and finished it during a vacation spent mostly offline.
7 days ago
Life Atop Ground Zero — The Message — Medium
Given the option, I would not have chosen to live above The Hole. For a long time, that is what I called the land below my window. Assigning no name would have been wise, but we humans stack together phonemes, uncontrollably, our way to bluff jurisdiction over space and time.
7 days ago
Los Angeles' art world is bigger and wider - LA Times
On a hot, arid, mid-August evening at the small but splendid Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Lincoln Heights, the tower's sonorous bell rang. Red double-doors opened wide, and a few hundred people filed inside, filling the pews in the handsome English Gothic Revival interior.
7 days ago
Micro Manager vs. Macro Planner: Zadie Smith on the Two Types of Writers and the Secret of Editing Your Work | Brain Pickings
On March 24, 2008, two years before she penned her oft-cited ten rules of writing, the immeasurably brilliant Zadie Smith delivered a lecture at Columbia University’s Writing Program under the brief “to speak about some aspect of your craft.
9 days ago
Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach Trilogy: Acceptance, Annihilation, and Authority, reviewed.
What is Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach Trilogy? VanderMeer is a three-time winner of the World Fantasy Award, but these books aren’t exactly fantasy.
10 days ago
Nagarjuna - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nāgārjuna (Devanagari:नागार्जुन, Telugu: నాగార్జున, Tibetan: ཀླུ་སྒྲུབ་ klu sgrub, Chinese: 龍樹, Sinhala නාගර්පුන) (ca. 150–250 CE) is widely considered the most important Buddhist philosopher after the historical Buddha.
10 days ago
Alan Rusbridger: welcome to Guardian Membership | Membership | The Guardian
You’ve read the Guardian. Maybe, in recent times, you’ve listened to, or watched the Guardian. You may have come to our building to learn with the Guardian, in one of our series of Masterclasses. Now you can join the Guardian. From today you can become a member of the Guardian.
10 days ago
How to build a startup that keeps you going for a lifetime – Quartz
New York Fashion Week is a multimillion-dollar storm of commerce, glamour, social media, and general debauchery, and the person who keeps it all on schedule is not a screaming diva with a headset, nor an intimidating editrix presiding behind dark glasses.
10 days ago
Abiogenesis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Abiogenesis (/ˌeɪbaɪ.ɵˈdʒɛnɨsɪs/ AY-by-oh-JEN-ə-siss[1]) or biopoiesis[2] is the natural process by which life arose from non-living matter such as simple organic compounds.[3][4][5][6] The Earth was formed about 4.54 billion years ago. The earliest life on Earth existed at least 3.
10 days ago
Glitch Effect on Text / Images / SVG - CSS-Tricks
Lucas Bebber's Glitch is a super cool effect. It's like you're looking at some text displayed on a progressive scan monitor that has been dropped on the ground one too many times and so the alignment of the pixels is off in weirdly un-even amounts time and space.
13 days ago
TateShots: Ed Ruscha - YouTube
Playing word games with Ed Ruscha Ed Ruscha's exploration of language and American West Coast culture centred on Hollywood has made him one of the pre-eminent artists of his generation. Since the early 1960s he has channelled his fascination with words and the act of communication into books, print-making, photography, drawing and painting. TateShots went to meet him at his studio in Los Angeles.
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16 days ago
Frank Chimero – Refragmentation
Sometimes it’s worth reading the comments. For instance, take this comment on the web’s consolidation from Mike Caulfield.
16 days ago
Steve Jobs rare footage conducting a presentation on 1980 (Insanely Great) - YouTube
Watch vintage Steve Jobs footage on Apple. This is a rare 22 minute presentation given by Steve Jobs on 1980. This video was gifted to Computer History Museum by Regis McKenna and can be found on their online exhibit about Steve Jobs here: http://www.computerhistory.org/highlights/stevejobs/
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18 days ago
Downtown Project - Revitalizing Downtown Las Vegas
We are a group of passionate people committed to helping to transform Downtown Las Vegas into the most community-focused large city in the world. We are doing that by inspiring and empowering people to follow their passions to create a vibrant, connected urban core.
18 days ago
Brooklyn Computer Club
Whether you're looking to create a new app from the ground up, add new features to an existing one, troubleshoot your codebase, or provide mentorship to your in-house engineering staff, we can help.
18 days ago
Jason Fried Co-Founder of Basecamp on Rethinking Your Company's Future - Inc.com
A few weeks ago, I was having breakfast with another Chicago-based CEO. We were talking shop. I was seeking advice on how to handle company growth beyond 40 people. (She runs a much larger company than mine.
18 days ago
Is Rice Unhealthy? | Mark's Daily Apple
The cereal grain family prides itself on its powerful, expansive arsenal of lectins, phytates, gluten, and other antinutrients.
19 days ago
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"Don't aim to be civilized. Don't hope that straight people will keep you on as some kind of pet. To hell with them; they put you here. You should fully realize what society has made of you and take a terrible revenge."
21 days ago
Asking questions when we don’t know if they’ll... - Slacker’s Grace
“Asking questions when we don’t know if they’ll lead to answers—even when we doubt they’ll lead to answers—is the technique Socrates used to start the project of Western philosophy and the happily persistent idea that the unexamined life is not worth living; it was Nagarjuna’s way of liberating the mind from confusion and attaining the realization of emptiness; it was Pyrrho and Sextus Empiricus’s method for attacking the many wayward conclusions of dogmatic Stoics and other philosophers. Questions are always the beginning of knowledge; in the moral and political arena, they may also be an end in themselves. “I don’t want to sound over dramatic,” Benjamin tells Miller, “but finding or establishing meta-positions in relation to history is today perhaps one of the most important challenges facing humanity.” We get out of our narratives—we find meta-positions—by asking questions.” —Clancy Martin on Walter Benjamin
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21 days ago
Your IQ isn’t constant: It changes over time – Quartz
We’re getting more stupid. That’s one point made in a recent article in the New Scientist, reporting on a gradual decline in IQs in developed countries such as the UK, Australia and the Netherlands. Such research feeds into a long-held fascination with testing human intelligence.
21 days ago
This to That (Glue Advice)
Whenever you are gluing glass you must consider the visibility of the adhesive. If the glass is translucent or transparent, you will want a glue that dries as clear as possible. Before gluing any glass bond be sure that the glass is clean, free of any oil (even from your fingers) and dry.
21 days ago
NomadList — The best cities to live and work remotely, based on cost of living, weather, internet speed and other metrics
Seems your email is invalid, can you check? Help me make NomadList better — What would you like to see?
21 days ago
Peter Campus: Image and Self - Magazine - Art in America
In a closed-circuit video situation one is no longer dealing with images of a temporarily finite nature. The duration of the image becomes a property of the room. —Peter Campus, Video as a Function of Reality, 1974
22 days ago
Instagram Reveals Stunning Tech Behind Its New Hyperlapse App
Instagram released a new app this week called Hyperlapse, an app that makes it simple for users to create seamless time-lapse videos on an iPhone or iPad. Now, Instagram is offering a look at how the app was built from a technical perspective on the Instagram Engineering Blog.
22 days ago
Inge Druckrey: Teaching to See on Vimeo
Directed and edited by Andrei Severny. Produced by Edward Tufte. "Perceiving Deeply" The Design Observer http://designobserver.com/feature/perceiving-deeply/38497/ "If you do one thing today, watch this 40-minute crash course in Design Thinking." FastCompany http://www.fastcodesign.co
22 days ago
Jeffrey Zeldman: 20 years of Web Design and Community on Vimeo
Watch more documentaries like this at lynda.com/vimeo. Who is Jeffrey Zeldman? The "Miles Davis of web design"? "Godfather of the web"? Or simply "your friend on the Internet"? For people who make websites, Zeldman is all of these and more. He's been a guiding voice in web design since the earl
22 days ago
Who Is the Master Who Makes the Grass Green? - but does it float
Pro tip: Many insect-pollinated flowers contain ultraviolet pigments that only their pollinating insects (and perhaps birds) can see. Many flowers are more strikingly coloured in the UV than in the visible spectrum.
22 days ago
Helen DeWitt · Diary: On Being Stalked · LRB 21 August 2014
I write this with a baseball bat by the bed. A weapon that will do more damage than you can bring yourself to inflict is useless; last time I made the wrong choice. (Could I hit someone with a baseball bat? Perhaps.) This may be completely unnecessary. Or it might not.
22 days ago
Bitcoin: the Stripe perspective
Many people have remarked that Bitcoin resembles the internet in the early 90s: we haven’t yet built the Googles that will make it accessible or the Facebooks and Netflixes that will make it broadly useful.
22 days ago
How Compound Interest Affects Retirement Funds - Business Insider
Today, it's increasingly become the responsibility of the worker to put money away for retirement in the form of a 401(k) plan or an IRA — that is, a defined contribution plan. The goal of this post is not to explain the mechanics of retirement plans.
22 days ago
In Search of Haruki Murakami: A Documentary Introduction to Japan's Great Postmodernist Novelist | Open Culture
Haruki Murakami holds the titles of both the most popular novelist in Japan and the most popular Japanese novelist in the wider world.
22 days ago
The Zen Teachings of Alan Watts: A Free Audio Archive of His Enlightening Lectures | Open Culture
If you watched Spike Jonze’s new movie Her, you probably also spent a few subsequent hours listening to Alan Watts (1915–1973) interpreting Eastern thought.
22 days ago
Ugmonk » Blog Archive » Messenger Bag Process:From Sketch to Finished Product
Ugmonk has always been about making products that I wanted to exist. Yes, there are thousands of different bags on the market to choose from, but I wanted to design a bag completely from scratch based around my wants while incorporating the Ugmonk aesthetic.
22 days ago
WhiteHouse/playbook · GitHub
The American people expect to interact with government through digital channels such as websites, email, and mobile applications. By building better digital services that meet the needs of the people that use our services, we can make the delivery of our policy and programs more effective.
22 days ago
Putting Thought Into Things | Information Architects
The process is so clear in conference speeches and weblog posts that it is already a stereotype. “If everyone followed this path, web sites would all be top quality!”, we say. If.
22 days ago
Reprogramming Government: A Conversation With Mikey Dickerson - NYTimes.com
President Obama owes Mikey Dickerson two debts of gratitude. Mr. Dickerson was a crucial member of the team that, in just six weeks, fixed the HealthCare.gov website when the two-year, $400 million health insurance project failed almost as soon as it opened to the public in October. Mr.
22 days ago
Being Profitable ∙ An A List Apart Column
A note from the editors: This is part one of a four-part series about the money side of businesses that build the web. When I recently read Geoff Dimasi’s excellent article I thought: this is great—values-based business decisions in an efficient fashion.
22 days ago
Strange Horizons Reviews: The Race by Nina Allan, reviewed by Dan Hartland
Every now and then, a debut novel knocks you blind. I don't necessarily mean in terms of quality—although in the case of Nina Allan's that is very often so—but in terms of expression, design, or execution. There is in the debut novel the promise of something new.
22 days ago
www.nytimes.com
Even if you aren’t one of those people worried about media consolidation — there are many in that number — the big bolt of lightning last week that pierced a summer of ennui in entertainment and publishing news was hard to resist.
22 days ago
How to Miss By a Mile: An Alternative Look at Uber’s Potential Market Size | Above the Crowd | By Bill Gurley
On June 18, Aswath Damodaran, a finance professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business, published an article on FiveThirtyEight titled “Uber Isn’t Worth $17 Billion.
22 days ago
BOMB Magazine — Alejandro Jodorowsky by Alex Zafiris
The theater director, filmmaker, and comic book artist on The Dance of Reality, his first film in over twenty years. Alejandro Jodorowsky’s new autobiographical film, The Dance of Reality, is set in his childhood hometown of Tocopilla, in northern Chile.
22 days ago
postcss/autoprefixer · GitHub
Parse CSS and add vendor prefixes to CSS rules using values from Can I Use. You can play with your CSS in the interactive demo of Autoprefixer.
22 days ago
GitHub's CSS · @mdo
I’m always interested in the development details of other products, particularly their styleguides and approach to CSS. Given my penchant for the otherwise inane CSS details, I decided to write a bit about GitHub’s CSS. Given the length, here’s a helpful table of contents.
22 days ago
Tweetstorm: How a UX Generalist is more valuable to your org than specializing in a single UX area. (with tweets) · jmspool · Storify
1/ UX generalists: designers who can do any type of UX work: Info architecture, user research, interaction & visual design, copy. Even code.
22 days ago
‘I’m Not a Visionary’: The Staggering Career Arc of Steven Soderbergh «
Steven Soderbergh has never told a straight story. Not one of his 26 feature-length films or two television series has played out in a linear fashion.
22 days ago
In the Studio: Ming Wong - Magazine - Art in America
Petra von Kant, Gustav von Aschenbach, Jake Gittes, Evelyn Mulwray: These cinematic heroes and heroines have little in common except for having all been re-depicted by the Singaporean artist Ming Wong, who takes what the writer Kathy Acker dubbed "pla(y)giarism" to new levels of hilarity and provoc
22 days ago
Fermilab | Newsroom | Press Releases | August 26, 2014: Do we live in a 2-D hologram?
A unique experiment at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory called the Holometer has started collecting data that will answer some mind-bending questions about our universe – including whether we live in a hologram.
22 days ago
PLOS ONE: Y Chromosomes of 40% Chinese Descend from Three Neolithic Super-Grandfathers
Demographic change of human populations is one of the central questions for delving into the past of human beings. To identify major population expansions related to male lineages, we sequenced 78 East Asian Y chromosomes at 3.
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