06 March 2014

strike a pose


true detective finale is on sunday!

thx lube!

books and pages = OVER.

this blew my fucking mind today:
The “Optimal Recognition Point” (ORP) is slightly left of the center of each word, and is the precise point at which our brain deciphers each jumble of letters.
The unique aspect of Spritz is that it identifies the ORP of each word, makes that letter red and presents all of the ORPs at the same space on the screen.
In this way, our eyes don’t move at all as we see the words, and we can therefore process information instantaneously rather than spend time decoding each word. (via)
250 words per minute:

350 words per minute:

500 words per minute:

nErD aLeRt!

Designed by a Swedish artist named Jonas Dahlberg, the plan is more land art than architecture. On the island of Ut√łya, where the gunman gained access to a summer camp by dressing in a police uniform and showing a fake ID on July 22, 2011, Dahlberg proposes creating a massive gap of water and air. By slicing a huge section of the island's landmass away, he would create a steep fjord through the site where the shooting occurred—a void that he describes as "a wound or a cut within nature itself." (via)

west nashville snobz

The Amp, a referential name in Music City, is the $174 million bus-rapid transit project proposed to link the western stretches of the city to East Nashville over a 7.1-mile span. It's the first in-earnest attempt at reliable mass transit in Tennessee, and it has been pitched as a way to keep pace with peer cities like Austin and Charlotte. Nashville is poised to add a million more residents in the next two decades, further snarling already-jammed travels along the busiest corridors. The hope is that the Amp, running in a bus-only lane and with priority at traffic signals, will, over time, help unclog commutes and improve quality of life.
Back when public debate over the BRT first started heating up in fall of 2012, a West End resident actually told a transit planner at a public hearing that "we don't want the riffraff from East Nashville in our neighborhood." Another homeowner said an influx of "burger-flippers" into the western precincts was a worry, prompting one East Nashville merchant to propose a T-shirt idea: "Burger flippers for the Amp."

lucius - turn it around

your fortnightly boat

ghost ship alert!
As the Ohio River flows towards the Mississippi, its waters lazily make their way through the American midwest. Roughly 25 miles downstream from Cincinnati, some of the water diverts to a gap on the southern shore into a creek and up against a ship that seems to have docked for the last time. It's a vessel that fought in two World Wars, served as a yacht, set the scene in a pop star's music video, carried one of the world's greatest minds, and shuttled tourists around the nation's largest city - all before it found itself left to be forgotten by time and history in the murky waters. (via)

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