Aesthetic Gain

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Column: The Weight of Our Footfall

Article 3 of a six-part series of essays on walking in Jakarta:

It seems we have forgotten what it means to walk within our own means. We should be thrifty to the weight of our footfall. There are no credit cards for feet, you know…

Modalities of Walking Whiteboardjournal

This is Part 1 of a series on walking culture in cities, and particularly in Jakarta. The current boom in consumerism has transformed our walking habits in the city. Why is it that we continue to endlessly loiter in malls even when our feet are killing us?

Tempo della pioggia.

Tempo della pioggia.

Gottlob.

Gottlob.

#storyofmylifesofar (at lila-cita inn)

#storyofmylifesofar (at lila-cita inn)

believermag:

Tao Lin asked the people on his mailing list if, after reading his email, they would “look around and calmly gather 5 things at random and (without thinking about what you’re doing) leisurely stack those 5 things on top of each other and photograph it with a smartphone.” 52 people responded. The result is a beautiful and relaxing and loose and easy and oddly moving and quietly revealing work of art, which can be seen in its entirety here.

believermag:

Tao Lin asked the people on his mailing list if, after reading his email, they would “look around and calmly gather 5 things at random and (without thinking about what you’re doing) leisurely stack those 5 things on top of each other and photograph it with a smartphone.” 52 people responded. The result is a beautiful and relaxing and loose and easy and oddly moving and quietly revealing work of art, which can be seen in its entirety here.

explore-blog:

Is there a biological advantage to being awestruck? Jason Silva synthesizes recent research and opinion.

Got change for a paradigm?

(Source: explore-blog)

heressomeawesome:

Droids Battle It Out in a ‘Dubstep Dispute’

‘Join this lovable crew of droids as they solve their differences the only way dubstep robots know how.’ I recommend doing so in fullscreen HD with your fanciest headphones.

Imagine if every single argument erupted into music like this, or if we rapped or sung instead of shouted and screamed. Then maybe, war might become just a tad more bearable.