Posts tagged creative

I believe in ugliness for the sake of future beauty. I believe that some atrocities demand to be looked at, to be examined, to slap us in the retina with their grim suffering - to be withstood. In the name of awareness, in the name of history, in the name of prevention. And out of respect for those who endured them. I’m not sure what’s worse - seeing other people’s suffering and it’s horrific ugliness, or laying eyes on photographs that render their suffering somehow beautiful.

What I know is that James Nachtwey’s work makes it impossible to say, we didn’t know. This is by far one of the most worthwhile TED talks I’ve ever watched.

Gustavo Sousa: “I was reading about the (Olympic) logo one day and realized the colors represented the five continents,” he says. “It’s beautiful and elegant, and I thought I could make something out of that.” Everything from percentage of millionaires to McDonald’s outlets gets a graph; all-in-all, there’s 16 prints—one for each day of the games—and a live projection, which will be exhibited in East London during the festivities. And if you find yourself searching for a key, you’re out of luck; its omission was intentional.

The problem, often not discovered until late in life, is that when you look for things in life like love, meaning, motivation, it implies they are sitting behind a tree or under a rock. The most successful people in life recognize, that in life they create their own love, they manufacture their own meaning, they generate their own motivation.

For me, I am driven by two main philosophies, know more today about the world than I knew yesterday. And lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson via It’s Okay to be Smart.

Also see how to find your purpose and do what you love.

(via explore-blog)

Such a cool idea.

Nike’s “Just Do It” campaign’s still got it. Very cool.

Pogo Presents World Remix

is it music? art? video? all i know is it makes my stomach flip.