through the screen doors of discretion


That time when I was 5 years old and I got seriously pissed at my dad for the first time ever because he wouldn’t drive me to the end of the rainbow instead of continuing to drive me to school. I was like, “there’ll be gold there! It’s totally worth it!” by beastlyluck


"Bach’s music awakens in us a multitude of sensibilities that would lie dormant without it. It reminds us of the aesthetic virtues that live, often hidden, inside each one of us."— Bernard Chazelle

We’ve got Bach on our minds, as we prepare for Krista’s upcoming conversation with computer scientist and Bach aficionado Bernard Chazelle.

This arrangement of Bach’s Chaconne for solo flute performed by Denis Bouriakov of the New York Metropolitan Opera is breathtaking.


(via Art at the Edge of Tomorrow — Medium)

"In the sixties, the most innovative place on the planet was in New Jersey. Headquartered in Murray Hill, Bell Labs was an absurdly productive center for research. Famous for its long hallways and deep pockets, the facility attracted the best minds from all around the world. A short list of inventions and discoveries from Bell Labs’ first first five decades of operation include the transistor, UNIX, information theory and the cellular telephone.

Lillian quietly moved into the ground floor of the labs (where she had to push for the installation of a women’s bathroom, since the only existing one was near the typing pool), and began three decades of collaboration with a diverse group of scientists and engineers including Harmon, Knowlton, John Chambers, and Max Mathews. Lillian made algorithmic prints and kinetic sculptures and laser etchings, but mostly she experimented with film, testing countless ideas about how computation could inform and transform cinematic media.”

"The International Trade Commission is a federal agency that receives patent and trademark complaints about infringing imports, then directs U.S. Customs and Border Protection to seize good. For example, Gucci might bring a complaint about a shipment of knock-off handbags. The ITC would review the complaint, and then issue an order to seize the shipment.
In re Certain Digital Models is a case where digital 3D models of plastic retainers were sent “over the border” into the United States. The ITC found that the models, which supposedly infringed Invisalign patents, were “imported articles,” the same as actual plastic retainers or knock-off handbags. In other words, the International Trade Commission has conjured up a imaginary border checkpoint for the Internet."
"Principles for the development of a complete mind: Study the science of art. Study the art of science. Develop your senses - especially learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else."
Leonardo da Vinci (via whyallcaps)

(via kenyatta)