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It is never too late to turn on the light. Your ability to break an unhealthy habit or turn off an old tape doesn’t depend on how long it has been running; a shift in perspective doesn’t depend on how long you’ve held on to the old view. When you flip the switch in that attic, it doesn’t matter whether its been dark for ten minutes, ten years or ten decades. The light still illuminates the room and banishes the murkiness, letting you see the things you couldn’t see before. Its never too late to take a moment to look
Sharon Salzberg (via purplebuddhaproject)

Ray Atkeson - 1968

Ray Atkeson - 1968

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William Miller - Ruined Polaroids (2011)

"These pictures are taken with a camera that is, by most definitions, broken: an old Polaroid SX-70 camera.  With its first use I realized the camera wasn’t functioning properly. It sometimes spills out 2 pictures at a time and the film often gets stuck in the gears, exposing and mangling them in unpredictable ways. The image as it is exposed within the camera becomes pulled and stressed by these violent mechanisms, often to abstraction. Each one is determined by the idiosyncrasies of the film and the camera.

This project, Ruined Polaroids, is an unintended exploration into the 3-dimensional physical character of an antiquated photographic medium that touches on subjects such as the nature of chance, destruction and what constitutes a photograph.”

- Artists’ Statement on Ruined Polaroids


Today we remember the first moonwalk on July 20 1969.


Apollo 11 Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin make the first moonwalk, on July 20, 1969.

In these clips they can been seen planting the U.S. Flag on the lunar surface and experimenting with various types of movement in the Moon’s lower gravity, including loping strides and kangaroo hops.

Moonwalk One, ca. 1970

From the series: Headquarters’ Films Relating to Aeronautics, 1962 - 1981. Records of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1903 - 2006

via Media Matters » Stepping Stones to the Moon


A still of Choti Bahu drinking alcohol from Abrar Alvi’s Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam. Acrylic on wooden panel.


A still of Choti Bahu drinking alcohol from Abrar Alvi’s Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam. Acrylic on wooden panel.


“Both the artist and man of science are striving for independence from the material world in the only two ways possible-one by its casting off, the other by its complete mastery.”

— Nikola Tesla, Autobiography (via wilde4words)


Zachary Norman - Exotic Matter (2014)



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Kristof Kintera - All My Bad Thoughts (2009)


Kristof Kintera - All My Bad Thoughts (2009)

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Language is never small. Language shapes how we view things before we even know we are viewing them. How we name something determines how we value it. If women’s last names are consistently absent from history, never passed down, then where is their—our—value?
When you’re worried about something," said Henry abruptly, "have you ever tried thinking in a different language?"
“It slows you down. Keeps your thoughts from running wild. A good discipline in any circumstance.
—Donna Tartt, The Secret History. (via ablogwithaview)