FACE OF A BOY HEARING FOR THE FIRST TIME
In 1974, Readers Digest published this picture from photojournalist Jack Bradley depicting the *exact moment* a boy hears for the first time. His doctor, an otorhinologist, has just placed an earpiece in the boy’s left ear.
—and as one door shuts, another opens.
What did he hear? we wonder. His father’s voice? His doctor’s? Or his own? And what did he do next? Try his hearing out for awhile? And what did he say?
Imagine that: Trying your hearing out for awhile.
It’s the questions that stay.
(With thanks to Readers Digest, Jack Bradley and the young boy in the picture, Harold Whittles.)
((For a video of someone hearing for the first time, meet Jonathan.))
FROM SUNFLOWER SEEDS TO SOLAR SYSTEMS
—whereby a knifemaker discusses the ‘complexities of the small.’
(With thanks to Frank Chimero’s The Shape of Design.)
STILL I RISE 🎈
by Maya Angelou, 1928-2014
THE NECESSARY, THE USEFUL & THE BEAUTIFUL—
—may today’s creations be all three. 🙏
(With thanks to graphic designer Eric Fanki, underwater artist Phoebe Rudomino and the Shakers.)
I doubt I’d know who St. Vincent or David Byrne were without the internet. ☝️
AttleeOrwell, in the comments to David Byrne’s piece in the Guardian
, where he claimed that “the internet will suck the creative content out of the whole world until nothing is left…”
if I could have sex with any food it would be pizza.
I don’t want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career. I don’t want to sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought, or processed, or repair anything sold, bought, or processed. You know, as a career, I don’t want to do that.
Lloyd Dobler, from Say Anything, holds court