August 30th, 2011
Kevin Kelly, quoting from Douglas Coupland's biography of Marshall McLuhan:
The total absence of humor from the Bible is one of the most singular things in all literature. — Alfred North Whitehead
I wouldn't have seen it if I hadn't believed it. — M.M.
Marshall describes Margaret Mead bringing several copies of the same book to a Pacific island. The natives had seen books before, but always different books, one copy of each. When they saw copies of the same book, their minds blew.
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September 28th, 2010
Phillip Toledano's delightful, thoughtful photo essay The Reluctant Father is decidedly not just another collection of baby photos by a devoted daddy. Lovely work, and probably not what you imagine it's going to be after the first few images.
Go, see for yourself.
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March 20th, 2010
Adam Curtis on the changes in the depiction of the Yanomani tribe on BBC TV over the last forty years:
I am fascinated by the way the Yanomamo appear again and again in the BBC film archive. And each time they turn up they play a new role as different Western concerns and ideas about human beings and nature are projected onto them.
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