» Escaping the Cities of Drowned Ghosts

warrenellis:

"Here’s what you get when you combine the two. Most ’Ghost Cities’ (growth cities), are in areas positioned to become coastal."

retrogasm:

R.I.P. Lauren Bacall
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Many of us cannot help looking because of what Susan Sontag has called “the perennial seductiveness of war.” It is a kind of rubbernecking, staring at the bloody aftermath of something that is not an act of God but of man. The effect, as Ms. Sontag pointed out in an essay in The New Yorker in 2002, is anything but certain.

“Making suffering loom larger, by globalizing it, may spur people to feel they ought to ‘care’ more,” she wrote. “It also invites them to feel that the sufferings and misfortunes are too vast, too irrevocable, too epic to be much changed by any local, political intervention.”

So now that war comes to us in real time, do we feel helpless or empowered? Do we care more, or will the ubiquity of images and information desensitize us to the point where human suffering loses meaning when it is part of a scroll that includes a video of your niece twerking? Oh, we say as our index finger navigates to the next item, another one of those.

As war becomes a more remote, mechanized activity, posts and images from the target area have significant value. When a trigger gets pulled or bombs explode, real people are often on the wrong end of it. And bearing witness to the consequences gives meaning to what we see.

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At Front Lines, Bearing Witness in Real Time - NYTimes.com (via new-aesthetic)

(via new-aesthetic)

aleskot:

Adam Curtis: NO FUTURE

trigonometry-is-my-bitch:

Scientists from MIT Developed a Trillion frames per second slow motion camera that can show light moving through a bottle. Ramesh Raskar presents femto-photography - For comparison, the imaging of a bullet captured at this many frames per second would last a year as explained in thepresentation by Professor Ramesh Raskar of MIT.
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^ what you have witnessed above is light travelling in slow motion.
criminalwisdom:

ShotAttention Span News- Tom Tomorrow
brianmichaelbendis:

Enki Bilal - Star Wars Visions
mythologyofblue:

Christina Riley
cruisingwithgunhead:

itsmamrie:

jerkpattillo:

ungratefullittleshit:

i’m feeling sick

no no no no

fUCK OFF

Am I the only one who finds this kinda cool?
featherandarrow:

Titan aka the Mermaid Moon
evandorkin:

Eltingville Club #2: Back Issue Hard Sell