Anna Simonse

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Music, Fiction, and the Value of Attention

The protagonist of Richard Powers’s 2014 novel, “Orfeo,” is a composer named Peter Els who, late in life, begins to dabble in biotechnology. Els’s attempts to “compose” in DNA turn him into a suspected bioterrorist fleeing across the country; one of his furtive stops is Champaign, Illinois, where …

Literature

Walter Benjamin on the Key Qualities of the Successful Person and How to Master the Art of Asking for What You Want

<b>Walter Benjamin</b> may be best known as a literary critic, philosopher, and essayist — with enduring insight on the written word that includes his thirteen rules of writing and his advice on how to write a fat tome — but he was also a pioneer of early German radio. Between 1927 and 1933, …

An Intimate Look At The Life Of A Sled-Racing Dog

Last Sunday, nearly 70 mushers from around the globe and their teams of canine athletes set off on Alaska’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. They departed from a frozen lake in Anchorage to bound across 1,000 miles of tundra, through mountain ranges, frozen rivers, dark forests, and sub-zero …

Pets

Ward Shelley and Alex Schweder at The Boiler

WARD SHELLEY and<br>ALEX SCHWEDER <i><br>In Orbit</i><br>28 February – 5 April, 2014<br>at The BOILER, 191 N. 14th St. (Between Berry and Wythe)<p>Opening Reception: Fri 28 …

DevArt: Google's powerful new move to arts patronage

As large tech firms line up to support digital art projects, are we in danger of limiting the possibilities offered by the form?<p>In his book ‘The Lost Continent’, Bill Bryson recalls the peculiar hybrid cookery of his grandmother, a woman who actually made the recipes that food manufacturers put on …

URWHATUPOST — Bolthouse Farms

We all love to post pics of #FoodPorn on the Internet, but fruits veggies often don’t make the cut. So we created this website to track the health of …

An Unthinkably Modern Miracle

A brief anatomy lesson before we begin. Your urethra is a small tube that (if you’re a guy) runs nine inches from the base of your bladder to the tip …

Kurt Vonnegut on the Secret of Happiness: An Homage to Joseph Heller’s Wisdom

<i>“Don’t make stuff because you want to make money — it will never make you enough money. And don’t make stuff because you want to get famous — because you will never feel famous enough,”</i> John Green advised aspiring writers. <i>“If you worship money and things … then you will never have enough. Never</i> …

10E2321: Noisli

"Noisli is a fantastic background noise and color generator ideal for working and relaxing. Plus Text Editor for distraction-free writing with plain …

How to Put Your Mind to Sleep

When it won’t shut up<p>My sleep schedule:<p><b>8:30</b>: Get ready for bed<p><b>9:00</b>: Be in bed<p><b>9:30</b>: Hopefully be sleeping<p><b>9:55</b>: Definitely be sleeping<p><b>10:00</b>: Oh god, …

Google To Help Turn Bits Into Beaux Arts With New DevArt Project

Google is launching a broad new effort to support the arts, in a way particularly appropriate to its role and business, with a project called DevArt that highlights modern artists using technology in general, and code in particular, to create their work.<p>The project will kick-off as an exhibit in …

Step Up And Join The Global Online Orchestra

From Copenhagen to Canada, music lovers are logging online and joining this massive social media ensemble.<p>In the era of crowdsourcing, it was only a matter of time before tech-savvy music connoiseurs and time-tested performance traditions would find their unity in new media. Created as a trio …

Miley Cyrus

Back to Light: Artist Caleb Charland Uses Fruit Batteries to Illuminate Long-Exposure Photographs | Colossal

<p>Artist Caleb Charland (previously here and here) just unveiled several new images from his Back to Light series, where the artist uses nails inside …

Einstein’s Camera

How one renegade photographer is hacking the concept of time<p><b>Adam Magyar is a</b> computer geek, a college dropout, a self-taught photographer, a …

Infinitesimal

Samsa in Love

He woke to discover that he had undergone a metamorphosis and become Gregor Samsa.<p>He lay flat on his back on the bed, looking at the ceiling. It took time for his eyes to adjust to the lack of light. The ceiling seemed to be a common, everyday ceiling of the sort one might find anywhere. Once, it …

How to Find Fulfilling Work

<i>“If one wanted to crush and destroy a man entirely, to mete out to him the most terrible punishment,”</i> wrote Dostoevsky, <i>“all one would have to do would be to make him do work that was completely and utterly devoid of usefulness and meaning.”</i> Indeed, the quest to avoid work and make a living of doing …

really beautiful. makes me excited about print again - congrats @jessecpearson @lkreslins

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