Joshua Nguyen

Aug 22

“Earlier this year, China refused to invite Japan to a naval parade it hosted, which the Defense Department then boycotted as well. One American defense official lamented the whole thing was “so totally high school.”” — U.S. Says Chinese Fighter Jet Confronted American Navy Plane

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mentalflossr:

The Easter Island “Heads” Have Bodies

mentalflossr:

The Easter Island “Heads” Have Bodies

[video]

Aug 21

oatmeal:

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oatmeal:

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Hitchhiking through New Zealand, circa 2004.

Hitchhiking through New Zealand, circa 2004.

Aug 20

“The future is won by people who build and not destroy.” — Barack Obama 

“Is it possible to calculate the value of a work of art by using mathematical formulas? Is it possible to rank artists in order of importance the same way? Can you predict the future of the art market by using math or science or extrapolating from graphs?” —

Art Business

My foray into the question of “what is the value of art?” A small thread to larger entangling questions of why our society values the hard sciences over the humanities, the role of artists in our community, the relationships between artists and benefactors, the usefulness of art, the position of art on our hierarchy of ‘shit to care about’ and more.

I’m out of my depth here, but the question of the role of art in our lives — how important is it and how prevalent or under siege is it - has been on my mind as of late.

Aug 19

Aug 17

fastcompany:

Jack Dorsey’s dazzling startup promised to transform the credit and finance industry. After losing $100 million, has his company lost its edge?
"With any challenge," Dorsey says, "there’s a fight-or-flight psychological reaction: You either continue to fight, or you go away."
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fastcompany:

Jack Dorsey’s dazzling startup promised to transform the credit and finance industry. After losing $100 million, has his company lost its edge?

"With any challenge," Dorsey says, "there’s a fight-or-flight psychological reaction: You either continue to fight, or you go away."

Read More>

Aug 15

“Put it on Dribbble” — Alaric

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“As is true for most issues of excessive and abusive policing, police militarization is overwhelmingly and disproportionately directed at minorities and poor communities, ensuring that the problem largely festers in the dark.” — Glenn Greenwald, The Militarization of U.S. Police: Finally Dragged Into the Light by the Horrors of Ferguson, The Intercept. (via tobie)

(via tobie)