Chris Hadfielf | The Magnetic Beauty of Earth
This quote from Carl Sagan on climate change is also appropriate
“Anything else you’re interested in is not going to happen if you can’t breathe the air and drink the water. Don’t sit this one out. Do something. You are by accident of fate alive at an absolutely critical moment in the history of our planet.”- Carl Sagan
In love with this building. Its the University of California San Diego’s Geisel Library. I love the geometric qualities mashing with this oriental/eastern look, also the fact that the building seems to rest on the structural supports like some sort of crystal ball. Really cool.
So I missed Pi day on March, 14th, but in my defense this entire month is pi month. In honor the month I think we should retire pi as the circle constant. Tau is better, and this whole pi obsessed cult thing has gone too far. Click "read more" to see some tau images i’ve made. Join the revolt against pi and read the tau manifesto at the bottom of this post :)
Her is a savior to the science fiction genre of film, it is what science fiction is supposed to be. The science and technology is there to enhance the film and tell us more about ourselves instead of being the film. Its brilliant; believable consequences of the technology that dramatically impact both of the main characters are used to focus on the humanity of him and her. This film was a huge step for scifi - realistic technology and characters, with very little use of special effects. No lasers or lens flare or overuse of technical jargon. It felt real. I wish more scifi films would take a step in this direction, prospecting ideas about the future rather than using the genre as an excuse for more colorful explosions and exotic settings.
I don’t want to speak in hyperbole, or maybe I’m a prisoner of the moment or haven’t seen enough of movies… but I think “her” is in the running for being the best movie I have ever seen. Click “read more” below if you have seen the movie (spoilers) and want to hear some of my thoughts on it.