britticisms:

Installation shots of Jessica Stockholder’s Color Jam, which paints the streets and buildings on State and Adams in Chicago with swaths of rich colored vinyl.

I’ve walked through this space numerous times during the past couple of days. To truly understand it’s power, one must experience it personally. It is both the street as we know it and not the street. The space instantly brightens one’s mood and makes downtown sparkle amidst the grit and noise and wear.

Nyan Cat wallpaper

Nyan Cat wallpaper

nevver:

Filthy Lurker

(Source: nudawn)

new-aesthetic:

“These only pretend to be jeans but they are actually cotton-linen trousers with a high-res digital print of ‘real’ used Levi’s. A truly amazing piece from eYe Junya Watanabe MAN in colaboration with Levi’s.”
Firmament - Comme des Garcons Junya Watanabe MAN x Levis Printed Pants, via @bashford

new-aesthetic:

“These only pretend to be jeans but they are actually cotton-linen trousers with a high-res digital print of ‘real’ used Levi’s. A truly amazing piece from eYe Junya Watanabe MAN in colaboration with Levi’s.”

Firmament - Comme des Garcons Junya Watanabe MAN x Levis Printed Pants, via @bashford

fred-wilson:

this is amazing. 
nevver:

Twitter Traffic

fred-wilson:

this is amazing. 

nevver:

Twitter Traffic

“When you put that set of horrendous work conditions and external factors together, it creates an evil barrel. You could put virtually anybody in it and you’re going to get this kind of evil behavior. The Pentagon and the military say the Abu Ghraib scandal is the result of a few bad apples in an otherwise good barrel. That’s the dispositional analysis. The social psychologist in me, and the consensus among many of my colleagues in experimental social psychology, says that’s the wrong analysis. It’s not the bad apples, it’s the bad barrels that corrupt good people. Understanding the abuses at this Iraqi prison starts with an analysis of both the situational and systemic forces operating on those soldiers working the night shift in that ‘little shop of horrors.’”
Iconic Stanford social psychologist Philip Zimbardo, best known for the infamous Stanford Prison Experiment, on good and evil in The Mind (via curiositycounts)
nevver:

Hey, that’s my bike (light)

nevver:

Hey, that’s my bike (light)

femmebot:


A group of more than 200 Japanese pensioners are volunteering to tackle the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima power station. The Skilled Veterans Corps, as they call themselves, is made up of retired engineers and other professionals, all over the age of 60. They say they should be facing the dangers of radiation, not the young. It was while watching the television news that Yasuteru Yamada decided it was time for his generation to stand up. No longer could he be just an observer of the struggle to stabilise the Fukushima nuclear plant. The retired engineer is reporting back for duty at the age of 72, and he is organising a team of pensioners to go with him. For weeks now Mr Yamada has been getting back in touch with old friends, sending out e-mails and even messages on Twitter. Volunteering to take the place of younger workers at the power station is not brave, Mr Yamada says, but logical. Mr Yamada has been getting back in touch with old friends via e-mail and even messages on Twitter
“I am 72 and on average I probably have 13 to 15 years left to live,” he says. 
“Even if I were exposed to radiation, cancer could take 20 or 30 years or longer to develop. Therefore us older ones have less chance of getting cancer.”
…
“We are not kamikaze. The kamikaze were something strange, no risk management there. They were going to die. But we are going to come back. We have to work but never die.”

BBC News - Japan pensioners volunteer to tackle nuclear crisis
Elderly Japanese citizens have volunteered to expose themselves to radiation from the damaged nuclear reactors to help stabilize the damaged plant. 
RESPECT

femmebot:

A group of more than 200 Japanese pensioners are volunteering to tackle the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima power station. The Skilled Veterans Corps, as they call themselves, is made up of retired engineers and other professionals, all over the age of 60. They say they should be facing the dangers of radiation, not the young. It was while watching the television news that Yasuteru Yamada decided it was time for his generation to stand up. No longer could he be just an observer of the struggle to stabilise the Fukushima nuclear plant. The retired engineer is reporting back for duty at the age of 72, and he is organising a team of pensioners to go with him. For weeks now Mr Yamada has been getting back in touch with old friends, sending out e-mails and even messages on Twitter. Volunteering to take the place of younger workers at the power station is not brave, Mr Yamada says, but logical. Mr Yamada has been getting back in touch with old friends via e-mail and even messages on Twitter

“I am 72 and on average I probably have 13 to 15 years left to live,” he says. 

“Even if I were exposed to radiation, cancer could take 20 or 30 years or longer to develop. Therefore us older ones have less chance of getting cancer.”

“We are not kamikaze. The kamikaze were something strange, no risk management there. They were going to die. But we are going to come back. We have to work but never die.”

BBC News - Japan pensioners volunteer to tackle nuclear crisis

Elderly Japanese citizens have volunteered to expose themselves to radiation from the damaged nuclear reactors to help stabilize the damaged plant. 

RESPECT

carolinelau:

datadip: This graphic of New York City shows where tourists and locals take photos based on geo-tagging data from Flickr. The creator, Eric Fisher has done this for more than 120 cities around the world. The rest of the photoset can be found here.

carolinelau:

datadip: This graphic of New York City shows where tourists and locals take photos based on geo-tagging data from Flickr. The creator, Eric Fisher has done this for more than 120 cities around the world. The rest of the photoset can be found here.

Taken with Instagram at MTA Subway- Grand Army Plaza Station (2/3)

Taken with Instagram at MTA Subway- Grand Army Plaza Station (2/3)

iwdrm:

“We accept the reality of the world with which we are presented.”
The Truman Show (1998)

iwdrm:

“We accept the reality of the world with which we are presented.”

The Truman Show (1998)