Aspiration, which increases with income, ensures that the point of arrival, of sustained satisfaction, retreats before us. The researchers found that those who watch a lot of TV derive less satisfaction from a given level of income than those who watch only a little. TV speeds up the hedonic treadmill, forcing us to strive even harder to sustain the same level of satisfaction. You have only to think of the wall-to-wall auctions on daytime TV, Dragon’s Den, the Apprentice and the myriad forms of career-making competition the medium celebrates, the generalised obsession with fame and wealth, the pervasive sense, in watching it, that life is somewhere other than where you are, to see why this might be.
The age of loneliness is killing us
Beatenberg - “Rafael”
Sope track. Not yet on @Spotify. Get on it!
Thanks Monocle Radio
Commando’s Spawn, 2014
This is a fun mix of silliness and patience… One of the first action figure silhouette’s I got out of my DIY Lightbox; always wanted to use the image for something, but could never quite find the right use.
I think it works (if only like 7 people will get the reference).
Maybe it can be a series?
(Guardians of the Galaxy Japanese TV Spot)
This is so excellent.
The kind of thing I see and think, “dammit, why didn’t I think of that..?!”
Today’s the day. The day you help save the internet from being ruined.
(Long story short: The FCC is about to make a critical decision as to whether or not internet service providers have to treat all traffic equally. If they choose wrong, then the internet where anyone can start a website for any reason at all, the internet that’s been so momentous, funny, weird, and surprising—that internet could cease to exist. Here’s your chance to preserve a beautiful thing.)
This is what West 57th Street will look like in a few years after all these new “mega towers” are complete… the first thing that struck me is how tiny the notorious Hurricane-Sandy-crane-collapse-building, One 57 looks.
Don’t know if I hate it. Or love it in a Sci-fi Star Wars Coruscant kind of way.
We wouldn’t overestimate risks of events like kidnapping or terrorism, simply because those events are vividly reported by the news and thus feel disproportionately salient.
For a generation digitally wired from childhood, and reared on apocalyptic videos and computer-generated movie epics, not to mention the exploits of hackers, these events showed the real world to be as tightly networked, and for that reason as easily disrupted as the virtual one, even as the grown-ups in charge, the guardians of order, seemed overwhelmed and overmatched, always a step behind.
Micro-robot self assembly. Fascinating. Somewhat terrifying.
Have been meaning to photograph this set for some time as its so well done. Finally got around to it last week and this shot was my fave. It’s pretty different than my previous #LEGO shoots in a few new ways; figured I’d go the extra step and add a little motion to make it really stand out.
I still haven’t figured out how to keep maximum resolution on an animated GIF; there’s always some quality loss, although fairly pleased with this one.