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“I’m the Forest Gump of the Internet”
more Works byJack Crossing
above is an illustration by Sherif Samy who is an Art Director from Cairo,Egypt. He also runs the sitespaghettimag
Spring is coming, but there isn anything as pitiful as an old dude wearing a pair of premium sneaker. Or lusting after such a pair as a matter of fact.
Thank you Luna & Tatiana
“With their endless appetite for talk and attention, extroverts also dominate social life, so they tend to set expectations. In our extrovertist society, being outgoing is considered normal and therefore desirable, a mark of happiness, confidence, leadership. Extroverts are seen as bighearted, vibrant, warm, empathic. “People person” is a compliment. Introverts are described with words like “guarded,” “loner,” “reserved,” “taciturn,” “self-contained,” “private”—narrow, ungenerous words, words that suggest emotional parsimony and smallness of personality. Female introverts, I suspect, must suffer especially. In certain circles, particularly in the Midwest, a man can still sometimes get away with being what they used to call a strong and silent type; introverted women, lacking that alternative, are even more likely than men to be perceived as timid, withdrawn, haughty.” –Jonathan Rauch
“In the months when I most desperately wanted to kill myself, it’s hard to describe what it was like. My suspicion is that my current brain, in working to protect its current, one hopes, healthier state, is predisposed to avoid connecting with a time during which the body in which the brain is housed no longer wanted to continue living. I can say one thing unequivocally: It was absolutely terrifying. It was like being trapped in a madhouse, only you are the madhouse. It was like being a bug in amber, but the bug is alive. It was like your body knew that your brain was sick, and because you were sick, you were no longer of use to the gene pool, and the best thing for everyone involved, the body knew, was to destroy itself, because otherwise it would be at risk of contaminating everyone else in the pool. The thing that’s hard to understand if you haven’t been immersed in it, that, I think, is portrayed well, if it can be that, in “The Bridge,” is that, from inside, it seems like the most logical thing in the world. It’s hard to underscore how perfect the logic is, from the inside looking out. At least, that’s how it was for me. It was … perfect.”
Philips Lumiblade team, created this interactive OLED light installation.
Cook Illustrated How to Cook is extremely well done, a wealth of knowledge foe those who like to eat well and therefore cook properly.
by Clay Shirky
“There are people horrified by this prospect, but the criticism that Wikipedia, say, is not an “authoritative source” is an attempt to end the debate by hiding the fact that authority is a social agreement, not a culturally independent fact. Authority is as an authority does.”
“As adults, by and large, we think of the home as a very private space – it’s private because we have control over it. The thing is, for young people it’s not a private space – they have no control. They have no control over who comes in and out of their room, or who comes in and out of their house. As a result the online world feels more private because it feels like it has more control.”
“As a technologist, we all like ‘techno-utopia’, this is the great democratiser… Sure, we’ve made creation and distribution more available to anyone, but at the same time we’ve made those things irrelevant. Now the commodity isn’t distribution, it’s attention – and guess what? Who gets attention is still sitting on a power law curve … we’re not actually democratising the whole system – we’re just shifting the way in which we discriminate.”