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As soon as a photo is Photoshopped (or even just snapped on a digital camera), the computer has augmented it into something undeniably digital. Algorithms sharpen images to an inhuman edge and brighte...
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I´d never heard of this concept of ¨thin places¨ before . But it reminds me of Foucault´s notion of heterotopic spaces. I suppose one would need yet another word for a thin hetorotopic space place.
Thin places, where the distance between heaven and earth collapses, can relax us and transform us — or, more accurately, unmask us.
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yeah, definitely not a place you want to end up
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Mind blowing network of zip-lines constructed by coca farmers in Bolivia. I imagine it´s only a matter of time until the concept is repurposed by affluent adventure seekers hoping to experience the authentic thrill of living on the edge in the wild into a sustainable theme-park with accompanying eco-lodges. Self-satisfaction provided free of charge.
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That is freaking awesome!
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From +reddit:

Question: If a deaf person is born deaf, what language do they think in?

Excerpted answer from a deaf person: When I think, it's like I'm seeing myself signing from either my point of view or third person view and when I'm imagine a hearing person speaking, I imagine him/her actually signing instead of speaking because I can understand him/her that way. Also, we don't always have a sign for every word in ASL. Sometimes when we want to think of a word that we don't have a sign. We fingerspell it. It's like imagining a letter by letter but only in hand shapes. I think in fingerspelling a lot when I'm reading an english sentence.
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While I don´t agree entirely with what´s said in this article it certainly is fun to imagine a world where it´s taken for granted that we sleep two times every evening. A first sleep followed by wakefulness, smoking, lounging in bed with a loved one, getting up and meeting with friends & maybe even drinking tea, fitting in a bit of a work, and then back to bed. How things change.
Sleeping in one eight-hour chunk is a very recent phenomenon, and lying awake at night could be good for you, according to scientists and historians.
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I can only wonder what the world would be like today if Kurt Vonnegut had been successful in his pitch to WNYC public radio to conduct fictional interviews with dead cultural luminaries and ordinary people through controlled near-death experiences courtesy of real-life physician-assisted suicide proponent Dr. Jack Kevorkian.
What near-death experiences have to do with Shakespeare, Jesus and Isaac Asimov. In 1997, iconic writer Kurt Vonnegut pitched an idea to
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It´s nice to know no matter what happens in the future at least books will be good for something.
Home is a recent sculptural installation by Colombian artist Miler Lagos. The piece was constructed at MagnanMetz Gallery late last year using carefully stacked books to create a compact dome that is ...
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Writing advice from Steinbeck: "If there is a magic in story writing, and I am convinced there is, no one has ever been able to reduce it to a recipe that can be passed from one person to another. The formula seems to lie solely in the aching urge of the writer to convey something he feels important to the reader. If the writer has that urge, he may sometimes, but by no means always, find the way to do it. You must perceive the excellence that makes a good story good or the errors that makes a bad story. For a bad story is only an ineffective story.” http://www.rjgeib.com/thoughts/steinbeck/steinbeck.html
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Freeclimbing the underpass. Shot in Sevilla, Spain.
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Kafka, Gogol, and Gerard Manly Hopkins are all connected by a common desire to have their writing destroyed. A liberty it is hard to imagine will be available in the future, for better or worse.
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This is a great project by +National Geographic and Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages to document our planet´s endangered languages. Alarmingly, we lose one language every 14 days, never to be heard again...
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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, anyone?
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