Badass women from history
- Leather clad English rocker girl
- Women boxing on a roof in LA (1933)
- Ellen O’Neal, the greatest woman freestyle skateboarder in the 1970s
- Elspeth Beard, first Englishwoman to circumnavigate the world by motorcycle
Pictured above is the world’s largest indoor farm illuminated by LEDs, which opened this month in Japan. Inside, 18 cultivation racks reach 15 levels high, and are outfitted with 17,500 GE LED light fixtures developed specifically for this facility. The indoor farm can grow lettuce two-and-a-half times faster than an outdoor farm, and is already producing 10,000 heads of it per day. Read more about this breakthrough in modern farming at GE Reports.
Can you imagine showing this to a farmer who was alive and planting just 50 years ago? They’d think we were space aliens.
Alexander Calder was born today in 1898. The existentialist philosopher Jean–Paul Sartre praised Calder’s mobiles, describing them as “lyrical invention.”
[Alexander Calder. Untitled. 1939.]
If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of
understanding truth and beauty.
- Japanese Proverb
We haven’t had any tea for a week.
The bottom is out of the Universe.
- Rudyard Kipling
Exhibition at Leica Gallery, Salzburg, Austria
Opening August 8, 2014
We live in an age of sound bites, and there is something about learning how to speak effectively and in small ways that is important. Say big things in small ways.
If one cannot state a matter clearly enough so that even an intelligent twelve-year-old can understand it, one should remain within the cloistered walls of the university and laboratory until one gets a better grasp of one’s subject matter.
Absolutely wonderful short film about artist Maira Kalman, patron saint of the moments inside the moments inside the moments.
The library is being reinvented in response to the explosion of information and knowledge, promiscuous budget cuts in the name of austerity, new technology, and changing needs. Who knows where the emerging new commons will take us? But Robert Dawson shows us in this collection what is at stake: when a library is open, no matter its size or shape, democracy is open, too.
Robert Dawson’s photographic love letter to public libraries