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Even before color photography was publicly available, one enterprising firm found a way to provide the world with the earliest glimpse of North America’s extraordinary landscapes in color.

These were the first photos to show America’s landscapes in all their vivid hues.

#united states  #america  #photographs  #photos  #photo  #landscapes  #landscape  #beautiful  

"In the various languages I’ve come to know, there’s nothing like the English ever. Never is easy to find: nunca in Spanish, nikdy in Czech. It’s a necessary fist of a word, a way to end a conversation. Ever is the eccentric hand that keeps gesturing, that doesn’t care if it sounds emotional: Would you ever consider moving in with me… ever think you might…"

– Idra Novey, "Five Poets On The Most Beautiful Words In The English Language."

#quotes  #language  #literature  #english  #words  #poetry  #poems  #poets  #quote  

"Invisible" architecture isn’t a novel concept — see South Korea’s in-the-works, LED-clad Infinity Tower. But it’s an evolving one. Given the pace of technological change, an architect is never done finding fresh ways to make a building disappear.

In the case of the reflective object above, the revelation is the technology the architects chose not to use. 

#architecture  #architects  #photos  #photographs  

Dismissing the notion of highly intelligent machines as mere science fiction would be a mistake, according to Stephen Hawking. Potentially our worst mistake ever. 

#stephen hawking  #robots  #artificial intelligence  #gifs  #gif  #robot  #i robot  #will smith  #iron giant  #the iron giant  #star wars  #r2d2  #movies  #film  #science fiction  

Can this font save the world?

Can this font save the world?

#font  #typography  #sustainability  #environment  #environmentalism  #earth day  #happy earth day  

Read more of his and former Irish President Mary Robinson’s WorldPost editorial here

#jimmy carter  #mary robinson  #climate change  #environment  #environmentalism  #president jimmy carter  #carter  #robinson  #ireland  #united states  #politics  #global warming  #global weirding  

huffingtonpost:

On Earth Day, these photos remind us just how little we know of the planet we call home.

Beautiful.

Never-before-seen photos of what Kim Jong Un looked like as a kid. 

#kim jong un  #photos  #news  #north korea  #korea  #pyongyang  #kim jong il  #kim il sung  #kim jong-un  #wow  

It is precisely these feelings of separateness that we share as humans and should bring us closer together.

What one gender-bending photographer learned from wearing other people’s clothes.

#gender  #photography  #photographs  #photo essay  #photographer  #photos  #art