Posted 1 year ago

jtotheizzoe:

Close To Home

Explore the stars of the zodiac constellations, and their neighbors, in an interactive model of near space! Zoom from Earth outward and see the position and distance of those celestial bodies as they reside in three-dimensional space. It’s sort of like flying a spaceship through your web browser.

Of course, it’s the height of humanity’s hubris to assume that our particular perspective on the stars and the shapes we assign to them allow us any particularly special place in the universe. But they sure are pretty to look at :)

Visit the fully interactive version here.

(via Kirstin Butler)

Posted 1 year ago

jtotheizzoe:

“RADICAL OPENNESS”

An epic ode to the power of sharing ideas produced for TEDGlobal 2012 by Jason Silva. The power of human thought, and the tools it renders, so humanity evolves onward.

Wow, indeed, Jason. Wow, indeed. :)

Posted 1 year ago
American society has a remarkable ability to resist change, or to take whatever change has taken place and attempt to make it go away.
Posted 1 year ago

jtotheizzoe:

Passing Through

Nikola Tesla’s Words on the Grandeur of Nature and the Power of Thought

There’s many ways to consider the idea that our universe is interconnected. Sometimes this idea is interpreted through the lens of religion, sometimes through the combination of butterflies and chaos theory, and sometimes, as Brian Cox shows us,  through quantum mechanics.

Nikola Tesla was intrigued by this philosophy in the late 19th century, and the idea percolated through his work. In an address given before the Franklin Institute in 1893, Tesla considered the complexity of the eye. Those words are set to stunning imagery in the video above from Olafur Haraldsson, where beams of light travel through our world in fairy-like fashion.

Tesla understood that while some may view the intricate structures of the eye as so complex that they must have been designed by a higher power, it operates according to the same set of universal laws of nature that even the smallest atoms must obey. He wondered whether any man would ever completely describe the nature by which the eye translated impressions into thoughts, and the great thinkers of his time had just begun to (correctly) implicate electricity in the eye’s operation.

How amazing that it is the device by which humans have gathered all of our knowledge, yet it is subject to the most basic laws of nature. Those laws which are beyond our control, down to the very machinery that converts light energy to nerve impulses. Here is where the grandeur of nature is most evident: That the smallest units of our universe, the photons, could affect some of the most complex, humans … subject to the same laws at every scale.

I recommend checking out the full speech, available here via Google Books.

Posted 1 year ago

I feel like Chloe Sevigny.

Posted 1 year ago

DOTH MY EYES DECEIVE ME?! I wonder what type of event I would don this flowing polyester supersize burgers and fries?! FASHION OVERLOAD!

Posted 1 year ago
Now every girl is expected to have Caucasian blue eyes, full Spanish lips, a classic button nose, hairless Asian skin with a California tan, a Jamaican dance hall ass, long Swedish legs, small Japanese feet, the abs of a lesbian gym owner, the hips of a nine-year-old boy, the arms of Michelle Obama, and doll tits.

Tina Fey (via watsonyourmind)

Spot on. Always. 

(via mygripmyfocus)

(Source: harvestmoonthirsty)

Posted 1 year ago

I caught a delicious bass.

Posted 1 year ago
braiker:

Jimi Hendrix on guitar with Billy Cox on Bass. They both met as paratroopers in the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Cambell, KY. (via some awesome person’s Facebook)

braiker:

Jimi Hendrix on guitar with Billy Cox on Bass. They both met as paratroopers in the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Cambell, KY. (via some awesome person’s Facebook)

Posted 1 year ago