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The meaning of life, according to a spaceship | The Outline
I have a hard time accepting care, attention and love as good responses to these horrifying events. In the middle of disaster, what is caring other than false hope?
fiction  storytelling  science  scifi  books  love  relationships  life  space 
february 2018 by allaboutgeorge
Powells.com From the Author - Lauren Groff - Rooms
I have a friend who writes outdoors. He likes the fresh air, he says, the light, the thousand shifting changes in the world. Outside, his imagination can go wild, like a pet cat that escapes and imagines itself feral until kibble-time.

This friend is the kind of person who makes you drunk with exuberance, and after I heard about his method, I decided that I, too, would become a plein-air scribbler, sunburnt and prolific. For an afternoon, I sat at the park down the street and waited for inspiration to descend like Glinda the Good Witch and touch me with her twinkly wand.

Instead, the white sky above was too much like a blank page, infinite in possibility, and, terrified, I slunk on home. I do best in small, dark places, and would probably write well in a closet, if it weren't for the indignity of sitting amongst the coats.
writing  fiction  shortstory  story  creativity  space  work  aesthetics  memory 
january 2009 by allaboutgeorge
The Walrus >> Mark Kingwell on Toronto Culture >> Toronto: Justice Denied
"Toronto is, instead, a linked series of towns loosely held together by the gravitational force of its downtown core and the pinned-in-place effect of the surveillance rod we call the CN Tower."
toronto  space  research  justice  geography  identity  cities  urban  canada  public  social 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: In Certain Circles, Two Is a Crowd
“If you videotape people at a library table, it’s very clear what seat somebody will take [...] If you break those rules, it’s fascinating,” he said. “People will pile up books as if to make a wall — glare.”
public  social  space  behavior  usa  cities  marketing  aesthetics  identity  stress  outdoors 
november 2006 by allaboutgeorge
BBC: Hubble pics 'like romantic art'
"The Hubble images are part of the romantic landscape tradition. They fit that popular, familiar model of what the natural world should look like."
science  space  astronomy  photography  aesthetics  art 
february 2005 by allaboutgeorge
BBC: Huge 'star-quake' rocks Milky Way
"This is a once-in-a-lifetime event. We have observed an object only 20km across, on the other side of our galaxy, releasing more energy in a 10th of a second than the Sun emits in 100,000 years."
science  space  astronomy 
february 2005 by allaboutgeorge

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