On August 6, 1970, Disneyland abruptly shut down about five hours early. Around 30,000 visitors were kicked out of the park, and it wasn’t due to a national crisis. The motivating factor was a group of about 300 young “Yippies,” who entered the park with grand plans of capturing Tom Sawyer Island, liberating Minnie Mouse, and cooking Porky Pig (who is not even a Disney character).
Review: The Planet Remade, by Oliver Morton. Climate crisis cannot be solved, but could be managed.
His hope is embodied in the beauty of elegant engineering and joy in a world of thriving life: “a reimagining of how humans and nature can intermingle, a new consciousness of what can be done for the planet rather than a blind deference to what are claimed to be its limits”. He sees the future as creating “a we … that can set a better course”.
Robert Shapard, 2012. These stories weren’t a renaissance of ancient forms. They were attempts to reinvent fiction.
The game was actually intended as a lesson on wealth inequality.
El marco mental que te inyecta identidad es la nación. Es una forma de conciencia: antes lo fueron la casta o la religión, pero eso cambió en la Inglaterra del siglo XVI.
The Bank based its design on an 1870 etching based on a purportedly more realistic portrait of Austen drawn by her sister Cassandra. The unfinished pencil-and-watercolor sketch currently displayed at London’s National Portrait Gallery depicts Austen with bags under her eyes, a pointy nose and a receding chin.
However, the portrait that’s been printed on millions of banknotes shows a prettier version, with Austen’s features softened and idealized.
The key to unlocking this phrase’s origins might be in its final word.
Helmfon creates personal space anywhere and lets you fully concentrate.
A report from the future-focused Vienna Biennale 2017.
Quantum entanglement. Photon teleported from ground to satellite 500 km above.