Decipher

Oct 31

"A connected world is a polyglot world. As we gain access to the thoughts, feelings, and opinions of people around the world, our potential for knowledge and understanding expands. But so does our capacity to misunderstand. As we become more connected, we’re able to comprehend a smaller and smaller fraction of the conversations we encounter without help and interpretation." - Rewire: Digital Cosmopolitans in the Age of Connection by Ethan Zuckerman

"A connected world is a polyglot world. As we gain access to the thoughts, feelings, and opinions of people around the world, our potential for knowledge and understanding expands. But so does our capacity to misunderstand. As we become more connected, we’re able to comprehend a smaller and smaller fraction of the conversations we encounter without help and interpretation." - Rewire: Digital Cosmopolitans in the Age of Connection by Ethan Zuckerman

Aug 17

“Our fears are only what we tell them to be.” — Young Blood by Norah Jones and Mike Martin

Aug 16

"Reading books, and looking on the world through books, teaches us to relate to that which we cannot fully know. Books teach us to see the world multiply, from all its angles… The digital face, on the other hand, encourages us to see the world as multiple, as consisting of hybrids, compositions… Facebook presupposes an inherent presence of another, that there is no I without You… There is an entanglement to social networking that is as meaningful as the book’s pedagogy of mental distance, that I can never in the end fully know you." – Book Was There: Reading In Electronic Times by Andrew Piper

"Reading books, and looking on the world through books, teaches us to relate to that which we cannot fully know. Books teach us to see the world multiply, from all its angles… The digital face, on the other hand, encourages us to see the world as multiple, as consisting of hybrids, compositions… Facebook presupposes an inherent presence of another, that there is no I without You… There is an entanglement to social networking that is as meaningful as the book’s pedagogy of mental distance, that I can never in the end fully know you." – Book Was There: Reading In Electronic Times by Andrew Piper

Jul 31

"The world as a whole has never been richer, and it has never been more heavily in debt, living off borrowed money. The record shows that, for society, the richer we become, the harder it gets to live within our means. Abundance is harder for us to handle than scarcity." – Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

"The world as a whole has never been richer, and it has never been more heavily in debt, living off borrowed money. The record shows that, for society, the richer we become, the harder it gets to live within our means. Abundance is harder for us to handle than scarcity." – Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Apr 28

"Distinguishing the signal from the noise requires both scientific knowledge and self-knowledge: the serenity to accept the things we cannot predict, the courage to predict the things we can, and the wisdom to know the difference." - Nate Silver

"Distinguishing the signal from the noise requires both scientific knowledge and self-knowledge: the serenity to accept the things we cannot predict, the courage to predict the things we can, and the wisdom to know the difference." - Nate Silver

Apr 22

“Death is the dark backing that a mirror needs if we are able to see anything.” — Saul Bellow via Christopher Hitchens’ Mortality (p. 89)

Mar 10

explore-blog:

Christopher Hitchens – and other icons – on criticism.

explore-blog:

Christopher Hitchens – and other icons – on criticism.

(Source: explore-blog)

Mar 08

"A graphic representation is not merely a drawing, but often entails a heavy responsibility when deciding on how to proceed. One does not ‘draw’ a graphic representation in a solid form; instead one constructs it and rearranges it until every relationship between the data has been revealed." – Jacques Bertin, 1977 (quoted by Sandra Rendgen in INFORMATION GRAPHICS, Taschen, 2012)

"A graphic representation is not merely a drawing, but often entails a heavy responsibility when deciding on how to proceed. One does not ‘draw’ a graphic representation in a solid form; instead one constructs it and rearranges it until every relationship between the data has been revealed." – Jacques Bertin, 1977 (quoted by Sandra Rendgen in INFORMATION GRAPHICS, Taschen, 2012)

Jan 27

"If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea." –Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

"If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea." –Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Jan 22

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