Bob Marley on the beach with Miss World 1976 Cindy Breakspeare, mother of Damien Marley.
Bob Marley - Stardust Club 06/24/76 (Soundboard)
This week on the TED Radio Hour: Extrasensory. Color blind artist Neil Harbisson talks about how he implanted an eyeborg device to help him “hear” colors.
(Visualization by Superinteressante)
Rage Against The Machine: Know Your Enemy (by masterofacdcsuckaS)
Last year was already the state’s driest in recorded history, and 2014’s early trends offer little in the way of resolution. Officials have said that statewide snowpack — that melts and provides about one-third of the water used for cities and farms — was at roughly 20% of its normal level. Numerous crops are in danger of severe undernourishment, while recent historical trends, coupled with the additional effects of global warming, indicate that this is the worst drought California has faced in a very long time.
The Black body, more so of women, have stood on the opposite side of the narrow Eurocentric standards of beauty. Black hairstyles have defiantly rebelled against and even when straightened added creative magic of Blackness and Boldness.
Black hair, whether relaxed or natural, locked or shaven is beautiful. Black women are beautiful.
How to Remember Anything (runtime ~20 minutes)
For those who have never seen it: a totally useful Ted Talk by science journalist Joshua Foer (who is also the founder of the absolutely awesome Atlas Obscura). He talks about covering the U.S. Memory Championships where he learned how humans can train their brains to remember a lot in a little bit of time. But more importantly, he talks about why we ought to strengthen our memory in an age when one can outsource the storage of most information to the web.
Related: Last year, Clive Thompson published a fascinating book about how technology is changing the way we think (mostly for the better). Maria Popova reviewed it on Brain Pickings, covering some of his most important observations, namely: the difference in transparency between traditional public storehouses of information (i.e.: the public library) and modern storehouses (i.e.: the web). And in this context, we wrote a bit about the perils of algorithmic curation.
In honor of next month’s 25th anniversary of their debut album 3 Feet High and Rising, De La Soul are making their entire catalog available for free download for 25 hours on the group’s website. The download bonanza will begin on Friday, February 14th at 11 a.m. EST until Saturday at noon.
"It’s about allowing our fans who have been looking and trying to get a hold of our music to have access to it," De La Soul member Posdnuos tells Rolling Stone. “It’s been too long where our fans haven’t had access to everything. This is our way of showing them how much we love them.”
Sometimes the best promotion is to give away the store.
This is happening in MY city, next to MY community garden! woohooo
Ms. Lauryn Hill - Final Hour LIVE (Live in NYC 11/27/13) (by Ms. Lauryn Hill)
The ‘Home Grown Veggie' figurine series imagines animals created from fruits and veggies - with a little more permanence.