“Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else.” - George Orwell.
Harry Potter locations
“It’s what everyone worries about, isn’t it? What if today were my last day on earth? (…)the culture doesn’t encourage you to think about such things until you’re about to die. We’re so wrapped up with egotistical things, career, family, having enough money, meeting with the mortgage, getting a new car, fixing the radiator when it breaks—we’re involved in trillions of little acts just to keep going. So we don’t get into the habit of standing back and looking at our lives and saying, Is this all? Is this all I want? Is something missing? (…)You need someone to probe you in that direction. It won’t just happen automatically.”
—Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie
Cuarteto para el fin del tiempo (Quartet for the End of Time)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
CUEC / UNAM
Shot in 16mm, when Alfonso was a student at film school (CUEC) in México.
"What began as a summer project in 2010 at the MIT Physics Graduate Program has evolved into one of the most exciting independent products to be developed out of MIT since the high-powered lithium-ion batteries developed by Yet-Ming Chiang in 2001. Our team consists of materials science, electricity & magnetism experts who’ve solved an important part of one of science’s mysteries: the key to antigravity.
The HUVr Board team ultimately aims to improve the efficiency, speed and sustainability of mass transportation. Yet rather than spend several more years closed off from the world while investing in research and development, the team and our world-class investors have worked to change the economics R&D by marketing this exciting consumer product in order to fund ongoing R&D.”
For a brief moment I forgot all that I’ve learned about science and technology and, sparked by a strange mix of nostalgia and hope, replaced it with amazement and joy. Yes, I’m a little ashamed about it. But hey!, it’s an awesome video.
REGRETS OF THE DYING
- I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
- I wish I didn’t work so hard.
- I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
- I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
- I wish that I had let myself be happier.
OMG, Who Stole My Ads?’
In Etienne Lavie’s latest project the artist has replaced the ubiquitous ads in Paris with classical works of art.
“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, And that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.”
—Dr. Seuss, Author & Illustrator (1904 - 1991)
Austrian photographer Lukas Furlan photographs of the south tyrolian alps.
“Men are disturbed not by events, but by their opinion about events.”