How to Build an Owl
by Kathleen Lynch Decide you must. Develop deep respect for feather, bone, claw. Place your trembling thumb where the heart will be: for one hundred hours watch so you will know where to put the first feather. Stay awake forever. When the bird takes shape gently pry open its beak and whisper into it: mouse. Let it go.
For at least five years, we’ve been working with the same operating logic...– The Jig Is Up: Time to Get Past Facebook and Invent a New Future Alexis Madrigal, The Atlantic
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The Elwins & Luke Lalonde (Born Ruffians) performing a cover of Beyonce’s “Countdown”
Look, I don’t think Google’s making us stupid. I don’t think Twitter’s the...– Jonah Lehrer, author of Imagine: How Creativity Works (via chuckolsen) word. (via wreckandsalvage)
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“The IPA is a new way to do patent assignment that keeps control in the hands of engineers and designers. It is a commitment from Twitter to our employees that patents can only be used for defensive purposes. We will not use the patents from employees’ inventions in offensive litigation without their permission. What’s more, this control flows with the patents, so if we sold them to others,...
The basic plots of Western Literature depend on separation by distance –...– The Reader and Technology (via youmightfindyourself)
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by Michael Abrash
Stare. It is the way to educate your eye, and more. Stare, pry, listen, and...– Walker Evans (via bestmadeco)
Jack Outside the Box →
by Josh Eells, NY Times “Jack White Is the Coolest, Weirdest, Savviest Rock Star of Our Time”
Matter: A journalism project from San Francisco. Seems promising. A few comments: 1) The tagline: “We’re going to create stories that matter” (my emphasis) is a bad choice. Good journalists don’t create stories. They document them. 2) I think the payment model of 99 cents per story is an unimaginative approach in a medium that is so easy to redistribute (cmd-P >...
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What Baseball Does to the Soul →
by Colum McCann “The subway journey out. The hustlers, the bustlers, the bored cops. The jostle at the turnstiles. Up the ramps. Through the shadows. The huge swell of diamond green. The crackle. The billboards. The slight air of the unreal. The guilt when standing for another nation’s national anthem. The hot dogs. The bad beer. The catcalls. Siddown. Shaddup. Fuhgeddaboudit. Learning...
Someday perhaps I will go around carrying only a book, a change of clothes, a...– Max Shron answers the question “What would be your dream setup?” (via viafrank)
… It is especially by our “likes and dislikes” that we cut ourselves off from...– Lewis Hyde. The Lucky Find. Trickster Makes This World. (via seeyoulateraggregator)