The Frame Makes the Photograph
A common thing we hear about social media today is that near-constant picture taking means not ‘living in the moment’. We should put the phone down and just experience life rather than worry ourselves with its documentation. This sentiment wrongly assumes that documentation and experience…
12:20 pm • 29 January 2014 • 106 notes
Kirby Ferguson (creator of Everything is a Remix) is making his next documentary. I’m super excited, and you should be too. Go buy it.
6:20 pm • 28 January 2014
My Conspiracy Theories book is here. This will pair nicely with the X-Files binge I’m on.
9:44 pm • 27 January 2014 • 2 notes
From a Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports video encouraging people to become programmers (apparently by banging randomly on the keyboard :-)
12:56 am • 26 January 2014 • 225 notes
“Tumblr genuinely is younger than most other social platforms, and more diverse. A greater proportion of its users are people of colour than on any other major platform. Women users make up a higher percentage than anywhere else bar Pinterest. Teenagers over-index dramatically. And while Pew and other research agencies don’t tend to ask about sexuality or gender identification, LGBT visibility in Tumblr fandom is very high. What looks to dim outsiders as some kind of obsession with “social justice” often just springs from people talking about themselves, their lives and the shit that happens to them.”
Just one of many excellent parts in this piece by Tom Ewing (which is only a little bit about Tumblr.)
(The piece is about Marvel fandom, though that’s not apparent from this quote.)
(Source: jakec, via notational)
4:58 pm • 25 January 2014 • 30,503 notes
Now one and one and one is three
A rare occasion for life’s Triple D
KG, JB and me
When I was younger, I loved Tenacious D’s show. Now I’m more interested in PFT’s podcast appearances.
I suppose I haven’t changed that much.
#paul f. tompkins
3:25 am • 24 January 2014 • 356 notes
Season 5, Episode 5: "Geothermal Escapism"
#britta for the win
Community's concept episodes work best when an emotional conflict forces them into existence. This is why “Basic Human Anatomy” was one of the best episodes of season four: the body-swapping plot was not Community being cute and referential. The plot made sense because it mushroomed out of…
2:46 am • 24 January 2014 • 47 notes