Trees, thoughts, and wonderment

A place to store the ephemeral

architectureofdoom:

whocaresaboutarchitecture:

"Technology is not neutral. We’re inside of what we make, and it’s inside of us."
Donna Haraway (1944 - )
Rob Stephenson - Untitled, Borderlands Series

Newtown Creek Nature Walk, Brooklyn, NY

architectureofdoom:

whocaresaboutarchitecture:

"Technology is not neutral. We’re inside of what we make, and it’s inside of us."

Donna Haraway (1944 - )

Rob Stephenson - Untitled, Borderlands Series

Newtown Creek Nature Walk, Brooklyn, NY

A fiery glow in the sky over Yasuní, revealed in a long exposure, comes from the flares of oil wells burning off gas. With oil operations creeping ever closer, the possibility of destruction hangs heavily over the last untouched corner of this primeval forest.
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/01/125-yasuni-national-park/wallace-text
Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world.
- Paulo Freire

sosuperawesome:

Jessica Fortner, on Tumblr

(Source: sosuperawesome)

Diogenes of SinopeHe inured himself to the weather by living in a jarHe destroyed the single wooden bowl he possessed on seeing a peasant boy drink from the hollow of his handsIt was contrary to Athenian customs to eat within the marketplace, and still he would eat, for, as he explained when rebuked, it was during the time he was in the marketplace that he felt hungry. He used to stroll about in full daylight with a lamp; when asked what he was doing, he would answer, “I am just looking for an honest man.”

Diogenes of Sinope

He inured himself to the weather by living in a jar

He destroyed the single wooden bowl he possessed on seeing a peasant boy drink from the hollow of his hands

It was contrary to Athenian customs to eat within the marketplace, and still he would eat, for, as he explained when rebuked, it was during the time he was in the marketplace that he felt hungry. 

He used to stroll about in full daylight with a lamp; when asked what he was doing, he would answer, “I am just looking for an honest man.”

Nature or Nurture?

Nature or Nurture?

arpeggia:

Jane Thomas - Soap Films

arpeggia:

This giant shadow created by Brazilian street artist Herbert Baglione was made from thousands of dead leaves.

48 Syrian Civilians Massacred During Claire Danes' Emmy Award Acceptance Speech

juxtapoz.com


Adnan Farhan Abd Al Latif The Guantanamo detainee who died this weekend was a 32-year-old Yemeni who had been held at the U.S. detention camp in Cuba ever since it was established a decade ago in January 2002, and whom human rights activists called “the face of indefinite detention at Guantanamo.”  While he was alleged to have been an al Qaeda-trained fighter, the Department of Defense issued an opinion in 2004 that he was “not known to have participated in combatant/terrorist training.” Latif, who contributed to a 2007 book of poetry by detainees, was one of several “Gitmo” detainees who have been participating in hunger strikes, which have been going on at the camp for years.
Adnan Farhan Abd Al Latif

The Guantanamo detainee who died this weekend was a 32-year-old Yemeni who had been held at the U.S. detention camp in Cuba ever since it was established a decade ago in January 2002, and whom human rights activists called “the face of indefinite detention at Guantanamo.”

While he was alleged to have been an al Qaeda-trained fighter, the Department of Defense issued an opinion in 2004 that he was “not known to have participated in combatant/terrorist training.”

Latif, who contributed to a 2007 book of poetry by detainees, was one of several “Gitmo” detainees who have been participating in hunger strikes, which have been going on at the camp for years.