Gazing at a painting feels like an almost magical encounter with another mind but what real effects does art have on us?
If non-primates set their marks upon this world,
Their views, their memes, their sins.
Would they a lady’s slipper see,
Or different worlds within?
Perhaps instead, a feline grace,
A fleeting hippo muse,
A mantid’s dream,
A raptor’s edge-sharp hues.
But in their darkest dreams and fears,
In their most dismal hours,
I fear they see a primate face
And feel a primate’s power…
We can learn much about how a historical period viewed the abilities of its children by studying its children’s literature.
Using a wealth of available information from Leonardo’s notebooks, various biographical resources, and some well-reasoned speculation, Shlain sets out to perform a “posthumous brain scan” seeking to illuminate the unique wiring of Da Vinci’s brain and how it explains his unparalleled creativity.
NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter is small but mighty. In a mere six years, it went from being an implausible prospect to a 4-pound (1.8-kg), space-certified companion to Mars aboard the Perseverance rover. And when Ingenuity arrives at Mars, it will aim to push the limits of flight. Here are seven things you should know about Ingenuity:
With “hyper-proximity” to amenities, jobs, government services, public parks, shopping, and a variety of entertainment only by bike or foot, the concept reconsiders how cities can be better designed to support the basic needs of residents.
At sunrise, glorious sunrise
it’s a big catch!
A big catch of sardines!
On the beach, it’s like a festival
but in the sea, they will hold
for the tens of thousands dead.
When photographer Reuben Wu visited the Svalbard Satellite Station in Norway, the sun never strayed far from the horizon….
The Letterform Archive Launches a New Online Archive of Graphic Design, Featuring 9,000 Hi-Fi Images