bestnatesmitheverzerostatereflexTangible Media - MIT’s Tangible Media is coming along nicely, ”Almost like a table of living clay, the inFORM is a surface that three-dimensionally changes shape, allowing users to not only interact with digital content in meatspace, but even hold hands with a person hundreds of miles away. And that’s only the beginning.”


You can tell a girl she’s smart her whole life, encourage her in school, buy her a chemistry set, send her to math camp, help her apply for college scholarships in STEM fields, and she’s still eventually going to walk into a classroom, a lab, or a job interview and have some man dismiss her existence, deny her funding, pass her over for a promotion, or take credit for her work. How about you work on getting those assholes out of power and quit telling me not to call girls pretty.


this strong and beautiful imagery can happen in art but could it ever happen in the real world? who knows


this strong and beautiful imagery can happen in art but could it ever happen in the real world? who knows

IranAir Flight 655

26 years ago today on July 3, 1988, this happened.

Important to note: “In 1996, the United States and Iran reached “an agreement in full and final settlement of all disputes, differences, claims, counterclaims” relating to the incident at the International Court of Justice.[7] As part of the settlement, the United States agreed to pay US$61.8 million, an average of $213,103.45 per passenger, in compensation to the families of the Iranian victims. However, the United States has never admitted responsibility, nor apologized to Iran.”




Science fails to recognize the single most potent element of human existence 

There is no spoon

there is no scientist

(Source: lospaziobianco)

The mere fact that we can stand on a beach and look out at the sea today, some 4.5 billion years after the formation of the earth, tells us that the earth is a unique place. It is unique not only in the relation to our solar system but in relation to the entire Milky Way galaxy. It is possible for you to visit the beach only because you live on a planet which is neither too large nor too small, circling at just the right distance from its star, which is also neither too large nor too small. And all of these conditions had to be met before the planet could produce a being capable of thinking about everything implied by standing on a beach.

…So the next time you wander along your favorite beach, you might pause for a moment to reflect on the enormous improbability of the ocean, the beach, or you being there at all. You might also spare a moment to think about how this highly unlikely and very precious resource can be preserved for our children.

James S Trefil, “A Scientist at the Seashore”