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On Mourning Your Former Selves - Original Essay by Morgan Jerkins
I have disturbed myself: this is how I know that I have accomplished something grand. I have unraveled a part of myself, and my emotional and physiological responses demonstrate that what I have written is not trivial. And therefore, the title seems fitting: This is (in fact) my undoing.
time  memory  writing  storytelling  transparency  nonfiction  identity 
february 2018 by allaboutgeorge
BBC - Travel - The confusing way Mexicans tell time
While in most Spanish-speaking countries the addition of the diminutive ‘ita’ to an adverb like ahora (meaning ‘now’) would strengthen it to indicate immediacy (i.e. ‘right now’), this is not the case in Mexico. Dr Company explained that Mexicans instead use the diminutive form to break down the space between the speaker and the listener and lessen formality. In this case of ‘ahorita’, the addition of the diminutive reduces urgency rather than increasing it – a difference that can be extremely confusing for foreigners.
mexico  time  language  attention  presence  spanish 
january 2018 by allaboutgeorge
The Value of Your Time and How it Impacts the Internet Video vs Traditional TV battle « blog maverick
I’m going to let you in on a secret. The only 20 somethings that are going to consume media in 10 years the way they do today are the ones without a job, still living with their parents.

I’m going to let you in on another secret. The older you get, the faster time goes by. I’m sure there is some scientific explanation for this phenomena. I don’t know it. But I know it is true. Months and years go back faster and faster the older you get.

Which in turn leads to the next truism. The older you get, the more you value your time. You quickly learn that your most valuable possession/asset isn’t one you put on a balance sheet or in your home. It is time. Every minute, hour, day is one you will never get back and there is nothing you can do to earn another.

So what does this have to do with Internet, Internet video and traditional TV ?
news  internet  video  socialmedia  social  television  time  attention 
october 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Further Improbables - NYTimes.com
What if, during the act that gave the world me — and you — the phone had rung in the middle of everything? Resumption on the parents’ part later would have resulted in — not me, or you, but “not-me” and “not-you.”

(I was 13 and in the bathtub again — where thoughts seem to hit — when this one did; I recall that, for whatever reason, it made my legs involuntarily jump, causing a terrific splash. Can someone explain?)

Resumption on the parents’ part would have meant an entirely different configuration of those eager little wigglers assaulting mom’s egg. Who, I wondered, would be in this tub now? Followed by the unsettling thought, “It might even be a girl.”
science  fertility  research  identity  biology  time  sex 
september 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Books of The Times - ‘Skippy Dies’ by Paul Murray - NYTimes.com
“Maybe instead of strings it’s stories things are made of, an infinite number of tiny vibrating stories; once upon a time they all were part of one big giant superstory, except it got broken up into a jillion different pieces, that’s why no story on its own makes any sense, and so what you have to do in a life is try and weave it back together, my story into your story, our stories into all the other people’s we know, until you’ve got something that to God or whoever might look like a letter or even a whole word....”
story  books  fiction  time  ireland  attention  beauty  physics 
september 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Hans Zimmer Extracts the Secrets of the ‘Inception’ Score - ArtsBeat Blog - NYTimes.com
“I had to go and extract these two notes out of a recording. I love technology, so it was a lot of fun for me to go and get the original master out of the French national archives. And then find some crazy scientist in France who would actually go and take that one cell out of the DNA.”

“Just for the game of it,” Mr. Zimmer said, “all the music in the score is subdivisions and multiplications of the tempo of the Édith Piaf track. So I could slip into half-time; I could slip into a third of a time. Anything could go anywhere. At any moment I could drop into a different level of time.”

“Everybody thinks the dream is the important part. For me, the time was the important part: the idea that, in a peculiar way, Chris had made a time-travel movie that actually worked.”
songwriting  movies  technology  time  cinema  film  creativity  france 
july 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Why I Returned My iPad - Peter Bregman - Harvard Business Review
Being bored is a precious thing, a state of mind we should pursue. Once boredom sets in, our minds begin to wander, looking for something exciting, something interesting to land on. And that's where creativity arises.

My best ideas come to me when I am unproductive. When I am running but not listening to my iPod. When I am sitting, doing nothing, waiting for someone. When I am lying in bed as my mind wanders before falling to sleep. These "wasted" moments, moments not filled with anything in particular, are vital.

They are the moments in which we, often unconsciously, organize our minds, make sense of our lives, and connect the dots. They're the moments in which we talk to ourselves. And listen.

To lose those moments, to replace them with tasks and efficiency, is a mistake. What's worse is that we don't just lose them. We actively throw them away.
addiction  attention  creativity  family  parenting  brain  ipad  work  socialmedia  time  technology  psychology  gtd  apple  innovation 
june 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Mapping out alternative universes for Texas
What if we had made Cuba a state in 1902? A major Cold War near-catastrophe could have been averted, but would the United States have had to put down a socialist uprising in the late 1950s anyway?

What if water-rich northernmost California had split off to become Shasta in 1957 and got rich selling water to what was left of California? Humboldt County suddenly has a lot more money and power.

What if Brigham Young had gotten his wish for a state called Deseret, which would have encompassed modern-day Utah, nearly all of Nevada, most of Arizona, a hunk of New Mexico and the part of California that includes San Diego? Hard to see polygamy dying without a serious fight in a state that large.
geography  usa  politics  history  mapping  power  books  fiction  texas  california  cuba  time 
june 2010 by allaboutgeorge
SFGate: Mark Morford: Where have you been all my life?
[...] To me, it's all flavors of delightful to ponder these rifts and hiccups, these jumps and thrusts of time. Because the danger is, you can give up. You can become thoroughly stuck in your patterns, your tastes, how you think it's supposed to be. You can attach yourself and your identity early on to various ideas, styles, modes of being, and never budge as the world evolves and dances on, and you just grunt and scowl and wonder what happened to the good ol' days.

But if you remain open, you can circle back around and rediscover yourself in new and fascinating recombinations, as each generation comes forth, bearing startling new gifts. It's a simple truth, recast in a million variations: The delights and epiphanies, the loves and the gods, the deepenings and the awakenings? They find you when you are ready. And of course, vice-versa.

Really, what more could you ask for?
writing  attention  time  aesthetics  aging  music  beauty  art  love  rock 
december 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Incidental submission. at The Perverted Negress
I hear so many people talking, myself included, about “managing their lives.”

Increasingly this sounds like so much bullshit.

You can’t manage it. You can only ride it. Submit to it.

And in doing so, with the fight between me and destiny and pain slowly grinding to a standstill, the quiet is filled with some really strange and beautiful music.
time  work  career  sex  identity  attention  power  relationships  jobs  psychology  spirituality 
june 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Pitchfork: Resonant Frequency #63
I knew this, of course-- that everything in the world is on YouTube now-- and yet somehow the extent of it never quite hit me. If you spend a lot of time seeing what was recorded and uploaded from a cell phone last week or last night, you forget to look for what was recorded last century. That's someone's memory up there.
youtube  time  memory  music  reading  identity  video  attention 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Magazine Preview - The Civil Heretic - Freeman Dyson - Profile - NYTimes.com
“I don’t think of myself predicting things,” he says. “I’m expressing possibilities. Things that could happen. To a large extent it’s a question of how badly people want them to. The purpose of thinking about the future is not to predict it but to raise people’s hopes.”
futurism  time  weather  physics  climate  science 
march 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Wired Magazine: Novelist Neal Stephenson Once Again Proves He's the King of the Worlds
"I could never get that idea, the notion that society in general is becoming aliterate, out of my head. People who write books, people who work in universities, who work on big projects for a long time, are on a diverging course from the rest of society. Slowly, the two cultures just get further and further apart."
literature  libarry  writing  reading  books  fiction  culture  science  history  society  academia  education  philosophy  interview  sciencefiction  time  future 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Constant Setting
Because the sun is always setting somewhere.
photography  flickr  astronomy  data  design  time  internet  art  mashup  flash  attention 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Abyss & Apex : Fourth Quarter 2007: Wikihistory
Note to self: Send Prometheus6.org a couple of beers for linking to this short story.
comedy  fiction  history  humor  internet  wiki  wikipedia  time  shortstory  story  nazi  scifi  writing 
march 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Laura Barton: Hail, Hail, Rock'n'Roll | Rock | Guardian Unlimited Music
"There is something lawless and liberating about listening to music in the dark. It swells the sound, freeing the listener from distractions."
aesthetics  music  rock  time  meditation  psychology 
december 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Time in the Animal Mind - New York Times
“Information is not really what characterizes mental time travel. I know that in 1967 in Sweden my mom gave birth to me, but that doesn’t mean I can travel back to that time and experience that event.”
animals  fauna  memory  science  research  evolution  time 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge
A messy desk can breed success: South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"Really, the argument is not to be a slob. The basic argument is people tend to overvalue order because they rarely look at the cost of generating that order."
jobs  work  memory  aesthetics  behavior  philosophy  thinking  time  social 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Wired News: Scheduling Sex Is Sizzling Hot
"I can come up behind her on a day that's not a 'sex day' and she knows I'm cuddling, kissing or fondling because I love her and want to be close to her, not because I'm trying to get her to have sex."
sex  men  women  gender  relationships  marriage  gtd  sleep  work  health  ritual  time 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
Guardian UK | The quiet American
"Remnick himself has minted the immortal dictum: 'There are only 30 hours in the day - and that's if you're lucky enough to change time zones.'"
newyork  magazines  quotes  time  gtd 
september 2006 by allaboutgeorge
VV: My Flood of Tears by Anya Kamenetz
“You want to know what I think? Now it APPEARS, we are all SEParate from each OTHer. But that’s an ilLUsion. That’s just time, messing with you. It’s just a sign of how FEARfully we are made.”
race  identity  time  katrina  hurricane  neworleans  spirituality 
september 2005 by allaboutgeorge

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