"I am glad that I paid so little attention to good advice; had I abided by it I might have been saved from some of my most valuable mistakes."
Edna St. Vincent Millay (via vintageanchorbooks)

sixpenceee:

fluxmachine:

itscolossal:

Artist Kevin Weir Creates Ghostly Animated GIFs Using Archival Photos from the Library of Congress [Sponsor]

I was featured on colossal today, very exciting.

Woah this is amazing. 

explore-blog:

For Sherwood Anderson's birthday, his spectacular letter of advice on art and life to his teenage son

explore-blog:

For Sherwood Anderson's birthday, his spectacular letter of advice on art and life to his teenage son

#Sept11: An excellent compendium of memorials, essays and storytelling curated by Longreads →

"We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aid, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn."
Thoreau (via apoplecticskeptic)
“Mirror with a memory” is what Oliver Wendell Holmes called photography, a description that has held up since his writing on the daguerreotype through Polaroids and Instagrams today. But here the mirror has a blind spot —it is shaped like a camera and the person holding it. The camera is “disappearing,” as Sorgatz says, and with it, it strips away the conceit of intent. As our devices get smaller and we make conscious decisions to edit out signs of the devices, perhaps “photography” doesn’t quite fit as a description. We hardly even take pictures with “cameras” anymore — on an every day level, we are talking about phones. But whatever the image-making device, it isn’t just disappearing from view in mirrors. Reactions to the camera —another way the device makes its presence known — are disappearing as it becomes part of the environment. (via Mirror with Memory and a Blind Spot — Medium)

“Mirror with a memory” is what Oliver Wendell Holmes called photography, a description that has held up since his writing on the daguerreotype through Polaroids and Instagrams today. But here the mirror has a blind spot —it is shaped like a camera and the person holding it. The camera is “disappearing,” as Sorgatz says, and with it, it strips away the conceit of intent. As our devices get smaller and we make conscious decisions to edit out signs of the devices, perhaps “photography” doesn’t quite fit as a description. We hardly even take pictures with “cameras” anymore — on an every day level, we are talking about phones. But whatever the image-making device, it isn’t just disappearing from view in mirrors. Reactions to the camera —another way the device makes its presence known — are disappearing as it becomes part of the environment. (via Mirror with Memory and a Blind Spot — Medium)

"What a man thinks of himself, that is which determines, or rather indicates, his fate."
Henry David Thoreau (via lonequixote)

(Source: sandandglass)

parislemon:

blazepress:

Bats illuminated by lightning.

This is what nightmares look like in GIF form.

parislemon:

blazepress:

Bats illuminated by lightning.

This is what nightmares look like in GIF form.

vintageanchorbooks:

“The world outside had its own rules, and those rules were not human.”
―from The Elementary Particles By Michel Houellebecq