fastcompany:

Sparkling Sidewalks That Reduce The Need For Street Lighting

There’s little need to be wary of a nighttime stroll though a park in Cambridge, England. During the day, particles in the surface of the path absorb UV light. In the evening, they release that energy again. The result is a beautiful effect that its creators call “Starpath.”

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Brilliant.

Broadcasting from central command with @jacobsoboroff #godzillainvadesyoutube

Broadcasting from central command with @jacobsoboroff #godzillainvadesyoutube

You will never be able to experience everything. So, please, do poetical justice to your soul and simply experience yourself.
Albert Camus (via purplebuddhaproject)
Stay calm and wild.

Stay calm and wild.

4.19.14 Today’s hiking stick had great markings. The Z cemented our bond for the next few hours.

4.19.14 Today’s hiking stick had great markings. The Z cemented our bond for the next few hours.

NYC greeted us with gray skies and strong winds, like it was saying “don’t forget who made you.”

NYC greeted us with gray skies and strong winds, like it was saying “don’t forget who made you.”

The man who introduced me to the world of magical realism. RIP Gabriel Garcia Marquez. 

The man who introduced me to the world of magical realism. RIP Gabriel Garcia Marquez. 

mysterywomanrevival:

"Religion is, in reality, living. Our religion is not what we profess, or what we say, or what we proclaim; our religion is what we do, what we desire, what we seek, what we dream about, what we fantasize, what we think - all these things - twenty-four hours a day. One’s religion, then, is ones life, not merely the ideal life but the life as it is actually lived."- Jack D. Forbes

This. Exactly.

mysterywomanrevival:

"Religion is, in reality, living. Our religion is not what we profess, or what we say, or what we proclaim; our religion is what we do, what we desire, what we seek, what we dream about, what we fantasize, what we think - all these things - twenty-four hours a day. One’s religion, then, is ones life, not merely the ideal life but the life as it is actually lived."

- Jack D. Forbes

This. Exactly.

Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.
Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery (via hollow-gram)

infinity-imagined:

City lights photographed from the International Space Station and Neurons imaged with fluorescence microscopy.

Source images; Cities (1) (2) (3) (4) (5), Neurons (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)

Nature may reach the same result in many ways. Like a wave in the physical world, in the infinite ocean of the medium which pervades all, so in the world of organisms, in life, an impulse started proceeds onward, at times, may be, with the speed of light, at times, again, so slowly that for ages and ages it seems to stay, passing through processes of a complexity inconceivable to men, but in all its forms, in all its stages, its energy ever and ever integrally present. A single ray of light from a distant star falling upon the eye of a tyrant in by-gone times may have altered the course of his life, may have changed the destiny of nations, may have transformed the surface of the globe, so intricate, so inconceivably complex are the processes in Nature. In no way can we get such an overwhelming idea of the grandeur of Nature than when we consider, that in accordance with the law of the conservation of energy, throughout the Infinite, the forces are in a perfect balance, and hence the energy of a single thought may determine the motion of a Universe.
Nikola Tesla (via juxtapropos)

Beautiful.

The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people.
Aphorism by Karl Marx (via pursuable)

Try harder. #nextlevel

prostheticknowledge:

BIOMEDIATION

Audio visual performance project by João Beira involves a performer wearing an EEG brainwave reader who is meditating - the results distort the Kinect-captured presentation - video embedded below:

BIOMEDIATION is a sensor based audiovisual performance that digitizes the practice of meditation.
Through the use of a EEG headset, the cognitive and emotional experience of the performer is translated dynamically to sound and video compositions. It connects the body to brain activity, merging the physical world with the psychic dimension. Collaboration between João Beira and Yago de Quay.

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