”Of course it’s a documentary. Documentary is not about form, a set of rules that are either followed or not, it’s an investigation into the nature of the real world, into what people thought and why they thought what they thought. I think I can speak independently of my role as executive producer, because I have no financial interest in this film. The most you can ask from art, really good art, maybe great art, is that it makes you think, it makes you ask questions, makes you wonder about how we know things, how we experience history and know who we are. And there are so many amazing moments like that here.”

Errol Morris on The Act of Killing

(Source: andreii-tarkovsky)

TEDTalk - Chris Hadfield: “What I learned from going blind in space.”

tvpartyorchestra:

Misho Antadze 
Whole writing exercises are devoted to photographs: choose a picture and create a narrative from its visual content; provide a photograph and ask a writer to use a person or an object in it as a character or prop for a story. Both fiction and nonfiction writers walk with this crutch, hobbling their way through writer’s block or memory loss. Photographs that may deaden the prose of a fiction writer might enliven the work of an essayist; the same photographs that enable the precision of the journalist might inspire the whimsy of a poet.
Casey N. Cep on how the proliferation of photographs has changed writing: http://nyr.kr/1cnJxcM (via newyorker)

(Source: newyorker.com, via newyorker)

melisica:

(by Dara Scully)

8 Minutes of the Earth’s Rotation
How I wish our planet’s movement was this apparent while staring at the night sky. It could probably make a lot more people realize just how tiny we are compared to this vast unexplored galaxy above our heads.
This is a stack of 70 pictures with a 5 second exposure each at ISO 3200 and f/2.2.
Photographed by: Paolo Nacpil

8 Minutes of the Earth’s Rotation

How I wish our planet’s movement was this apparent while staring at the night sky. It could probably make a lot more people realize just how tiny we are compared to this vast unexplored galaxy above our heads.

This is a stack of 70 pictures with a 5 second exposure each at ISO 3200 and f/2.2.

Photographed by: Paolo Nacpil

(Source: pink-sunflowers, via tarawrz)

nevver:

You’re the one
aseaofquotes:

Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country

aseaofquotes:

Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country

We’re kissing each other but so much more, kissing like warriors saving the world, at the end of the movie, the last two, the only two who can save everything.
━ Dave Eggers (via mimikova)