Ryan Wolff

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Moleskine’s productivity app is as addictive as its notebooks

The legendary notebook maker’s third app is the epitome of simplicity.<p>The infinite descending spiral of chaos that I call “my life” is always in dire need of organization. While I should probably give up and embrace the madness, from time to time I’ve tried different task managers, apps, and tools …

Productivity

New York Today: Smelling Your Way to Work

<i>Good morning on this (finally) clear Monday.</i><p>It’s on lovely days like this that we take more time than usual to stop and smell the roses.<p>Or the bus fumes. Or the fresh bagels. Or the construction dust. Or the deodorant of the subway passenger holding the pole above you, armpit pressed conveniently …

New York City

Psychedelic Bamboozle: Want To Learn 255 Ways To Get High Without Drugs?

<i>“My attorney has never been able to accept the notion – often espoused by reformed drug abusers and especially popular among those on probation – that you can get a lot higher without drugs than with them. And neither have I, for that matter.” –</i> <b>Hunter S. Thompson</b><p>It began as an offer I couldn’t …

Writing

This beautiful project creates soundtracks for photographs

‘Sound Photography’ is the latest project from Cities and Memory<p>The photograph is dark, cooling towers stark against a sky streaked with color. This is the Drax power station in England, a site of pollution and protests. What would it be like to stand at the site? What would this scene sound …

Soundtracks

You Can Send Invisible Messages With Subtle Font Tweaks

If you’re grasping for the deeper meaning of an essay or article, consider the possibility that it may not be in the words themselves, but hidden in …

Columbia University

Energy in the Brush: Contemporary Chinese Ink Paintings at Cantor

What do you think of when you think of traditional Chinese ink painting? To start with, ink on paper and silk. Then, century upon century of …

Art

High-tech, sphere-shaped arena coming to Las Vegas Strip

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A massive high-tech, sphere-shaped venue that will host concerts and other events while engaging multiple senses will break ground this summer in Las Vegas, officials announced Friday.<p>The New York-based Madison Square Garden Company revealed details of the 18,000-seat, …

Las Vegas

How to Make a Portable Bench Vise

Instead of permanently mounting my 6-in. vise to a work-bench, I attached it to scrap plywood so I can clamp it wherever I need it. Stack two pieces …

Woodworking

This Thai City Is Southeast Asia's Next Art Hub

On a cool spring day in Chiang Mai I was desperately trying to keep up with Rirkrit Tiravanija. We were deep inside one of Chiang Mai’s busy downtown …

Thailand

Roll Your Blunts and Take a Trip Through the Orion Nebula

A close-up view of one of the night sky’s most spectacular features.<p>The Orion Nebula is a radiant swath of gas, dust, and baby stars that forms the middle stud in the “belt” of the constellation Orion. At 1,350 light years distant, it is one of the closest star factories to Earth, but even so, it’s …

Astronomy

Swing House: A Three-Story Swing Suspended from the Ceiling of a Gutted Cincinnati Home by Mark deJong | Colossal

<p>From the outside, artist Mark deJong’s contemporary installation, <i>Swing House</i>, doesn’t particularly stand out from the other residences lining the …

Performing Arts

Ingenious ‘Electric Paint’ Let’s You Paint Wires That Can Conduct Electricity

Interested in electronics and circuitry or looking for a creative way to make your fashions glow? You might want to scoop up some Electric Paint from Bare Conductive. The London-based startup has innovated this ingenious paint, which actually conducts electricity. That means you can paint circuits …

Remote Controls

A Strait-Laced Writer Explores Psychedelics, and Leaves the Door of Perception Ajar

Microdosing is hot. If you haven’t heard — but you probably have, from reports of its use at Silicon Valley workplaces, from Ayelet Waldman’s memoir “A Really Good Day,” from dozens of news stories — to microdose is to take small amounts of LSD, which generate “subperceptual” effects that can …

Psychedelia

What is box breathing?

Box breathing is a powerful, yet simple, relaxation technique that aims to return breathing to its normal rhythm. This breathing exercise may help to …

Mindfulness

Exploring consciousness using psychedelics

DMT is a potent psychedelic drug used for centuries in ritual contexts. It induces rich experiences characterised by feelings of deep immersion into …

Consciousness

Everyone Has A Famous Painting That Matches Their Personality, Which Are You?

You're going to have to go to a gallery after this.

Art

Learn the Ancient History of Mosaics and How to Make Your Own Colorful Creation

Since ancient times, <b>mosaics</b> have mesmerized with their dazzling colors and distinctive aesthetic. Often made of meticulously arranged colored glass tiles, mosaics offer an eye-catching approach to art and decoration.<p>Due to their ornate designs and seemingly mysterious methods, you may think that …

Ancient History

Neuroscience shows listening to music has kind of the same effect as meditation

What do the Dalai Lama and a bass-music fanatic getting low at 3am at Burning Man have in common?<p>A surprising amount, actually.<p>From mood enhancement and relaxation to full-blown oneness with the cosmos, music has the ability to powerfully shift our state of mind. Meditation is not that different. …

Mindfulness

The struggle to turn psychedelics into life-changing treatments

In late 2016, Robin Carhart-Harris had a morbid IDEA. The head of psychedelic research at Imperial College London and his lab were about to embark on …

Consciousness

How A Synesthetic Artist Sees Sounds And Turns Music Into Paintings

<i>Artist Christina Eve has synesthesia, a rare neurological condition that entwines the senses. In Christina Eve's case, she sees sounds. Last year she sent me a handful of her colorful paintings she made based on music she heard and the visions she had when she listened. I was so fascinated by the</i> …

Visual Art

Portia de Rossi Celebrates the Launch of Her New Art Venture, General Public

Last night, actress and artist Portia de Rossi celebrated the launch of General Public, a first-of-its-kind art curation and publishing company that creates reproductions of original works by a unique group of emerging and established painters from around the world.<p>Diane Keaton, Jennifer Aniston, …

Art

Interview: Floral Installations Transform Gallery Spaces Into Immersive Indoor Gardens

British installation artist Rebecca Louise Law creates stunning installation art made from thousands of <b>real flowers</b>, suspended with copper wire. Exploring the relationship between humanity and nature, the artist transforms art galleries, museums, and other public spaces into immersive indoor …

Art

How to Become a Good Storyteller

Not many of us aspire to be Moth-winning level storytellers, but being known for spinning a good yarn has its social uses.<p>Luckily for the rest of us, …

Public Speaking

The Neuroscience of Trust

Publication Date: <b>January 01, 2017</b><p>Managers have tried various strategies and perks to boost employee engagement--all with little impact on long-term retention and performance. But now, neuroscience offers some answers. Through his research on the brain chemical oxytocin--shown to facilitate …

Employee Engagement

Your perception of this graph is a graph of your perception

Look at the above image. The higher the peaks, the more sensitive your eyes are to contrasts at those frequencies. Ian Goodfellow spotted the image …

Consciousness

Portia De Rossi's New Venture Is Bringing Blue Chip Art To The Masses

“Every time Ellen and I bought a piece by one of our favorite artists, we’d have this tremendous feeling of guilt that only we got to enjoy the …

Art

The CEO of IDEO explains how your “creative capacity” is the key to surviving automation

We are fathoms deep in the era of automation. When was the last time you stepped inside a bank, bought a ticket from a human, or browsed through bins of music? The everyday tasks that once filled our days are increasingly performed and delivered almost instantaneously by machines.<p>If we are to keep …

Creativity

7 of the Most Splendid Stained Glass Windows in the World

Exquisitely crafted and effortlessly ethereal, <b>stained glass windows</b> have been prevalent in places of worship for centuries. Though often associated with Gothic cathedrals, the colorful panes can be found in a wide array of religious sites, from mesmerizing mosques to modern churches.<p>Here, we take a …

Stained Glass

The Best Books About Microdosing and Psychedelic Therapy

<i>Welcome to Reading Lists, comprehensive book guides from the Strategist designed to make you an expert (or at least a fascinating dinner-party</i> …

Psychedelia

Map block

<i>The map block is part of Airtable Blocks, a Pro plan feature. Blocks let you extend the functionality of your bases: you can use blocks to bring new</i> …

APIs