Guilt and Logistics

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Guilt and Logistics

chels:

The Aftershocks

Seven of Italy’s top scientists were convicted of manslaughter following a catastrophic quake. Has the country criminalized science? 

This is a stunning story, written by David Wolman for Matter. Not only is it absolutely insane to me that anyone could convict scientists for inaccurately predicting something as difficult to predict as an earthquake, but this bit about the compounding factor of how hard it is to describe the subtleties of prediction in the Italian language is fascinating: 

"Communicating forecasts in Italian is extra challenging. In English, we can use forecast instead of prediction to convey uncertainty. In Italian, there is only previsione, which has a strong deterministic connotation.
The divine cruelty of what happened in L’Aquila is that when Boschi said that a major earthquake was “improbable,” he was — and remains — correct. But where a career scientist hears the word improbable and knows that rare events do occur, a non-scientist hears improbable as shorthand for ain’t gonna happen.”

I also absolutely love the animation (done by rebeccamock). I saw the GIF on my dashboard days ago and couldn’t stop thinking about how cool it was, and then I happened upon the story from a different link and was so pleased that it was made for this article. 
Go read this story. It’s truly unbelievable.
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chels:

The Aftershocks

Seven of Italy’s top scientists were convicted of manslaughter following a catastrophic quake. Has the country criminalized science? 

This is a stunning story, written by David Wolman for Matter. Not only is it absolutely insane to me that anyone could convict scientists for inaccurately predicting something as difficult to predict as an earthquake, but this bit about the compounding factor of how hard it is to describe the subtleties of prediction in the Italian language is fascinating: 

"Communicating forecasts in Italian is extra challenging. In English, we can use forecast instead of prediction to convey uncertainty. In Italian, there is only previsione, which has a strong deterministic connotation.
The divine cruelty of what happened in L’Aquila is that when Boschi said that a major earthquake was “improbable,” he was — and remains — correct. But where a career scientist hears the word improbable and knows that rare events do occur, a non-scientist hears improbable as shorthand for ain’t gonna happen.”

I also absolutely love the animation (done by rebeccamock). I saw the GIF on my dashboard days ago and couldn’t stop thinking about how cool it was, and then I happened upon the story from a different link and was so pleased that it was made for this article. 
Go read this story. It’s truly unbelievable.
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chels:

The Aftershocks

Seven of Italy’s top scientists were convicted of manslaughter following a catastrophic quake. Has the country criminalized science? 

This is a stunning story, written by David Wolman for Matter. Not only is it absolutely insane to me that anyone could convict scientists for inaccurately predicting something as difficult to predict as an earthquake, but this bit about the compounding factor of how hard it is to describe the subtleties of prediction in the Italian language is fascinating: 

"Communicating forecasts in Italian is extra challenging. In English, we can use forecast instead of prediction to convey uncertainty. In Italian, there is only previsione, which has a strong deterministic connotation.

The divine cruelty of what happened in L’Aquila is that when Boschi said that a major earthquake was “improbable,” he was — and remains — correct. But where a career scientist hears the word improbable and knows that rare events do occur, a non-scientist hears improbable as shorthand for ain’t gonna happen.”

I also absolutely love the animation (done by rebeccamock). I saw the GIF on my dashboard days ago and couldn’t stop thinking about how cool it was, and then I happened upon the story from a different link and was so pleased that it was made for this article. 

Go read this story. It’s truly unbelievable.

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Beauty. ❤ 

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women of African descent they NEVER show you…

Beauty. ❤ 

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women of African descent they NEVER show you…

Beauty. ❤ 

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women of African descent they NEVER show you…

Beauty. ❤ 

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women of African descent they NEVER show you…

Beauty. ❤ 

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gradientlair:


women of African descent they NEVER show you…

Beauty. ❤ 

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women of African descent they NEVER show you…

Beauty. ❤ 

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women of African descent they NEVER show you…

Beauty.  

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Here are some of the preliminary sketches of Cari Vander Yacht's illustrations for Anthony Bourdain's “Beach Town” in The Seashore Issue. Check out the final artwork on Cari’s site, and pick up a copy of the magazine to read the (wonderful, might-make-you-cry) story. 
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luckypeach:

Here are some of the preliminary sketches of Cari Vander Yacht's illustrations for Anthony Bourdain's “Beach Town” in The Seashore Issue. Check out the final artwork on Cari’s site, and pick up a copy of the magazine to read the (wonderful, might-make-you-cry) story. 
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luckypeach:

Here are some of the preliminary sketches of Cari Vander Yacht's illustrations for Anthony Bourdain's “Beach Town” in The Seashore Issue. Check out the final artwork on Cari’s site, and pick up a copy of the magazine to read the (wonderful, might-make-you-cry) story. 
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luckypeach:

Here are some of the preliminary sketches of Cari Vander Yacht's illustrations for Anthony Bourdain's “Beach Town” in The Seashore Issue. Check out the final artwork on Cari’s site, and pick up a copy of the magazine to read the (wonderful, might-make-you-cry) story. 
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luckypeach:

Here are some of the preliminary sketches of Cari Vander Yacht's illustrations for Anthony Bourdain's “Beach Town” in The Seashore Issue. Check out the final artwork on Cari’s site, and pick up a copy of the magazine to read the (wonderful, might-make-you-cry) story. 
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luckypeach:

Here are some of the preliminary sketches of Cari Vander Yacht's illustrations for Anthony Bourdain's “Beach Town” in The Seashore Issue. Check out the final artwork on Cari’s site, and pick up a copy of the magazine to read the (wonderful, might-make-you-cry) story. 

"What no one wants to accept—and no doubt there is an element of class prejudice at work here too—is that there are many ways to live a full, responsible, and even wise life that do not pass through reading literary fiction. And that consequently those of us who do pursue this habit, who feel that it enriches and illuminates us, are not in possession of an essential tool for self-realization or the key to protecting civilization from decadence and collapse. We are just a bunch of folks who for reasons of history and social conditioning have been blessed with a wonderful pursuit."



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Tempus fugit (at Pantheon, Rome)

Tempus fugit (at Pantheon, Rome)

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gloriousbacon:

Cyber-psychologist Berni Goode talking about Flow on Charlie Brooker’s How Videogames Changed the World.

Flow is extremely important. So, so important.
It’s what keeps some people sane. It’s what drives the world’s most skilled and accomplished athletes, the most intense gamers, the hardcore hobbyists, even many of the most talented artists, musicians and actors - flow is what you get when unstoppable drive meets an unflinching will and unlimited dedication.
Flow is being utterly, truly “in the zone”. And it’s one of the most amazing feelings there is. 
This is why finding a sport, or a hobby, or a martial art, or a handicraft, or a new video game, or any skill-based activity that uses focus and requires practice and repetition is so beneficial for things like depression and anxiety and overall mental/physical well-being.
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gloriousbacon:

Cyber-psychologist Berni Goode talking about Flow on Charlie Brooker’s How Videogames Changed the World.

Flow is extremely important. So, so important.
It’s what keeps some people sane. It’s what drives the world’s most skilled and accomplished athletes, the most intense gamers, the hardcore hobbyists, even many of the most talented artists, musicians and actors - flow is what you get when unstoppable drive meets an unflinching will and unlimited dedication.
Flow is being utterly, truly “in the zone”. And it’s one of the most amazing feelings there is. 
This is why finding a sport, or a hobby, or a martial art, or a handicraft, or a new video game, or any skill-based activity that uses focus and requires practice and repetition is so beneficial for things like depression and anxiety and overall mental/physical well-being.
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senjukannon:

gloriousbacon:

Cyber-psychologist Berni Goode talking about Flow on Charlie Brooker’s How Videogames Changed the World.

Flow is extremely important. So, so important.
It’s what keeps some people sane. It’s what drives the world’s most skilled and accomplished athletes, the most intense gamers, the hardcore hobbyists, even many of the most talented artists, musicians and actors - flow is what you get when unstoppable drive meets an unflinching will and unlimited dedication.
Flow is being utterly, truly “in the zone”. And it’s one of the most amazing feelings there is. 
This is why finding a sport, or a hobby, or a martial art, or a handicraft, or a new video game, or any skill-based activity that uses focus and requires practice and repetition is so beneficial for things like depression and anxiety and overall mental/physical well-being.
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senjukannon:

gloriousbacon:

Cyber-psychologist Berni Goode talking about Flow on Charlie Brooker’s How Videogames Changed the World.

Flow is extremely important. So, so important.
It’s what keeps some people sane. It’s what drives the world’s most skilled and accomplished athletes, the most intense gamers, the hardcore hobbyists, even many of the most talented artists, musicians and actors - flow is what you get when unstoppable drive meets an unflinching will and unlimited dedication.
Flow is being utterly, truly “in the zone”. And it’s one of the most amazing feelings there is. 
This is why finding a sport, or a hobby, or a martial art, or a handicraft, or a new video game, or any skill-based activity that uses focus and requires practice and repetition is so beneficial for things like depression and anxiety and overall mental/physical well-being.
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senjukannon:

gloriousbacon:

Cyber-psychologist Berni Goode talking about Flow on Charlie Brooker’s How Videogames Changed the World.

Flow is extremely important. So, so important.
It’s what keeps some people sane. It’s what drives the world’s most skilled and accomplished athletes, the most intense gamers, the hardcore hobbyists, even many of the most talented artists, musicians and actors - flow is what you get when unstoppable drive meets an unflinching will and unlimited dedication.
Flow is being utterly, truly “in the zone”. And it’s one of the most amazing feelings there is. 
This is why finding a sport, or a hobby, or a martial art, or a handicraft, or a new video game, or any skill-based activity that uses focus and requires practice and repetition is so beneficial for things like depression and anxiety and overall mental/physical well-being.
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senjukannon:

gloriousbacon:

Cyber-psychologist Berni Goode talking about Flow on Charlie Brooker’s How Videogames Changed the World.

Flow is extremely important. So, so important.
It’s what keeps some people sane. It’s what drives the world’s most skilled and accomplished athletes, the most intense gamers, the hardcore hobbyists, even many of the most talented artists, musicians and actors - flow is what you get when unstoppable drive meets an unflinching will and unlimited dedication.
Flow is being utterly, truly “in the zone”. And it’s one of the most amazing feelings there is. 
This is why finding a sport, or a hobby, or a martial art, or a handicraft, or a new video game, or any skill-based activity that uses focus and requires practice and repetition is so beneficial for things like depression and anxiety and overall mental/physical well-being.
Zoom Info
senjukannon:

gloriousbacon:

Cyber-psychologist Berni Goode talking about Flow on Charlie Brooker’s How Videogames Changed the World.

Flow is extremely important. So, so important.
It’s what keeps some people sane. It’s what drives the world’s most skilled and accomplished athletes, the most intense gamers, the hardcore hobbyists, even many of the most talented artists, musicians and actors - flow is what you get when unstoppable drive meets an unflinching will and unlimited dedication.
Flow is being utterly, truly “in the zone”. And it’s one of the most amazing feelings there is. 
This is why finding a sport, or a hobby, or a martial art, or a handicraft, or a new video game, or any skill-based activity that uses focus and requires practice and repetition is so beneficial for things like depression and anxiety and overall mental/physical well-being.
Zoom Info
senjukannon:

gloriousbacon:

Cyber-psychologist Berni Goode talking about Flow on Charlie Brooker’s How Videogames Changed the World.

Flow is extremely important. So, so important.
It’s what keeps some people sane. It’s what drives the world’s most skilled and accomplished athletes, the most intense gamers, the hardcore hobbyists, even many of the most talented artists, musicians and actors - flow is what you get when unstoppable drive meets an unflinching will and unlimited dedication.
Flow is being utterly, truly “in the zone”. And it’s one of the most amazing feelings there is. 
This is why finding a sport, or a hobby, or a martial art, or a handicraft, or a new video game, or any skill-based activity that uses focus and requires practice and repetition is so beneficial for things like depression and anxiety and overall mental/physical well-being.
Zoom Info
senjukannon:

gloriousbacon:

Cyber-psychologist Berni Goode talking about Flow on Charlie Brooker’s How Videogames Changed the World.

Flow is extremely important. So, so important.
It’s what keeps some people sane. It’s what drives the world’s most skilled and accomplished athletes, the most intense gamers, the hardcore hobbyists, even many of the most talented artists, musicians and actors - flow is what you get when unstoppable drive meets an unflinching will and unlimited dedication.
Flow is being utterly, truly “in the zone”. And it’s one of the most amazing feelings there is. 
This is why finding a sport, or a hobby, or a martial art, or a handicraft, or a new video game, or any skill-based activity that uses focus and requires practice and repetition is so beneficial for things like depression and anxiety and overall mental/physical well-being.
Zoom Info

senjukannon:

gloriousbacon:

Cyber-psychologist Berni Goode talking about Flow on Charlie Brooker’s How Videogames Changed the World.

Flow is extremely important. So, so important.

It’s what keeps some people sane. It’s what drives the world’s most skilled and accomplished athletes, the most intense gamers, the hardcore hobbyists, even many of the most talented artists, musicians and actors - flow is what you get when unstoppable drive meets an unflinching will and unlimited dedication.

Flow is being utterly, truly “in the zone”. And it’s one of the most amazing feelings there is. 

This is why finding a sport, or a hobby, or a martial art, or a handicraft, or a new video game, or any skill-based activity that uses focus and requires practice and repetition is so beneficial for things like depression and anxiety and overall mental/physical well-being.

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Maurice Picard Verneuil, L’Animal dans la Décoration, 1897. Paris. The complete Prints via NYPL.
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Maurice Picard Verneuil, L’Animal dans la Décoration, 1897. Paris. The complete Prints via NYPL.
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Maurice Picard Verneuil, L’Animal dans la Décoration, 1897. Paris. The complete Prints via NYPL.
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Maurice Picard Verneuil, L’Animal dans la Décoration, 1897. Paris. The complete Prints via NYPL.
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Maurice Picard Verneuil, L’Animal dans la Décoration, 1897. Paris. The complete Prints via NYPL.
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Maurice Picard Verneuil, L’Animal dans la Décoration, 1897. Paris. The complete Prints via NYPL.
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Maurice Picard Verneuil, L’Animal dans la Décoration, 1897. Paris. The complete Prints via NYPL.
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Maurice Picard Verneuil, L’Animal dans la Décoration, 1897. Paris. The complete Prints via NYPL.

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