AB
This is a digital sketchbook.

I do things. I post them to my website some of the time. It is http://www.bseverns.com
AB
Brookstone declares backruptcy. Mall and online shoppers of impulse and fancy sigh with disappointment.
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policymic:

American’s predictions and wants for the future

 A new report from Pew Research Center indicates that while most Americans anticipate great technological changes in the next few decades, many have doubts that new inventions and advances will help humanity in the long run.
In general, 59% of the 1,000 participants interviewed said technological changes would lead to a better future, while 30% said things would get worse. Many said they expected revolutionary advances in the next 50 years, such as lab-grown organ transplants.
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policymic:

American’s predictions and wants for the future

 A new report from Pew Research Center indicates that while most Americans anticipate great technological changes in the next few decades, many have doubts that new inventions and advances will help humanity in the long run.
In general, 59% of the 1,000 participants interviewed said technological changes would lead to a better future, while 30% said things would get worse. Many said they expected revolutionary advances in the next 50 years, such as lab-grown organ transplants.
Read more
policymic:

American’s predictions and wants for the future

 A new report from Pew Research Center indicates that while most Americans anticipate great technological changes in the next few decades, many have doubts that new inventions and advances will help humanity in the long run.
In general, 59% of the 1,000 participants interviewed said technological changes would lead to a better future, while 30% said things would get worse. Many said they expected revolutionary advances in the next 50 years, such as lab-grown organ transplants.
Read more
policymic:

American’s predictions and wants for the future

 A new report from Pew Research Center indicates that while most Americans anticipate great technological changes in the next few decades, many have doubts that new inventions and advances will help humanity in the long run.
In general, 59% of the 1,000 participants interviewed said technological changes would lead to a better future, while 30% said things would get worse. Many said they expected revolutionary advances in the next 50 years, such as lab-grown organ transplants.
Read more
policymic:

American’s predictions and wants for the future

 A new report from Pew Research Center indicates that while most Americans anticipate great technological changes in the next few decades, many have doubts that new inventions and advances will help humanity in the long run.
In general, 59% of the 1,000 participants interviewed said technological changes would lead to a better future, while 30% said things would get worse. Many said they expected revolutionary advances in the next 50 years, such as lab-grown organ transplants.
Read more
policymic:

American’s predictions and wants for the future

 A new report from Pew Research Center indicates that while most Americans anticipate great technological changes in the next few decades, many have doubts that new inventions and advances will help humanity in the long run.
In general, 59% of the 1,000 participants interviewed said technological changes would lead to a better future, while 30% said things would get worse. Many said they expected revolutionary advances in the next 50 years, such as lab-grown organ transplants.
Read more
policymic:

American’s predictions and wants for the future

 A new report from Pew Research Center indicates that while most Americans anticipate great technological changes in the next few decades, many have doubts that new inventions and advances will help humanity in the long run.
In general, 59% of the 1,000 participants interviewed said technological changes would lead to a better future, while 30% said things would get worse. Many said they expected revolutionary advances in the next 50 years, such as lab-grown organ transplants.
Read more
policymic:

American’s predictions and wants for the future

 A new report from Pew Research Center indicates that while most Americans anticipate great technological changes in the next few decades, many have doubts that new inventions and advances will help humanity in the long run.
In general, 59% of the 1,000 participants interviewed said technological changes would lead to a better future, while 30% said things would get worse. Many said they expected revolutionary advances in the next 50 years, such as lab-grown organ transplants.
Read more
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new-aesthetic:

'Ignore sat-nav' sign (by rowanC82)

A council has put up a sign warning lorry drivers to ignore their satellite navigation systems after faulty sat-nav directions caused traffic chaos in Wales. Vale of Glamorgan Council in South Wales is the first in the UK to use visual signs warning drivers not to believe sat-nav advice after once peaceful villages were reduced to bedlam when heavy-goods lorries got stuck in tiny country lanes. Now a sign aimed largely at foreign drivers has been put up on the outskirts of the village of St Hilary. “The proliferation of satellite navigation aids used in heavy goods vehicles, and their over-reliance, especially by overseas drivers, has presented itself as a problem within the Vale of Glamorgan,” a spokesman for the council’s highways department said.

'Ignore sat-nav' sign posted to protect village - Telegraph
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"The fact that war is the word we use for almost everything—on terrorism, drugs, even poverty—has certainly helped to desensitize us to its invocation; if we wage wars on everything, how bad can they be?"
Glenn Greenwald (via moralanarchism)
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babylonfalling:

we must get out of our minds to come to our senses

Sooner than later.
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hipsterlibertarian:

Let’s Give Every NSA Employee an Anonymous Whistleblowing Opportunity

What if every NSA employee and contractor was required, once a year, to fill out an anonymous civil liberties survey? The anonymity of respondents would be persuasively guaranteed, and a multiple choice format would prevent the disclosure of any classified information.
1. The NSA targets the communications of American citizensa) oftenb) sometimesc) rarelyd) never2. In the last year I have witnessed Fourth Amendment violationsa) 0 timesb) 1 to 5 timesc) 5 to 10 timesd) 10 to 100 timese) more than 100 times3. Civil-liberties protections used by the NSA area) foolproofb) more than adequatec) only sometimes effectived) totally ineffective4. Congressional oversight of the NSA is a) if anything too onerousb) just rightc) inadequated) failing to stop serious abusese) Congress isn’t even aware of serious abuses5. To your knowledge, how many of your colleagues are violating the law or the rights of Americans? a) noneb) one outlierc) a fewd) a significant numbere) more employees than not
Read more. [Image: Reuters]

(via theatlantic)
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publicartfund:

Happy Earth Day! In honor of the annual event, we look back at Eric Arctander’s Nieuw Amsterdam Shoreline. In 1980, the environmental artist recreated the original shoreline of Manhattan, prior to landfill, across and along present-day streets and sidewalks.

The mile and a half of vivid green and blue—colors chosen to evoke land and water and to avoid confusion with highway markings in the area—began at Wall Street, New Amsterdam’s northern boundary, and extended southwest along Pearl Street to Broad Street. The two parallel lines—each four inches wide with a four-inch gap between— extended up and down Broad Street to a point just north of Beaver Street, designating the man-made canal, called “Heere Gracht” after Amsterdam’s famed waterway, which remained a landfill until 1673. Read more. 
publicartfund:

Happy Earth Day! In honor of the annual event, we look back at Eric Arctander’s Nieuw Amsterdam Shoreline. In 1980, the environmental artist recreated the original shoreline of Manhattan, prior to landfill, across and along present-day streets and sidewalks.

The mile and a half of vivid green and blue—colors chosen to evoke land and water and to avoid confusion with highway markings in the area—began at Wall Street, New Amsterdam’s northern boundary, and extended southwest along Pearl Street to Broad Street. The two parallel lines—each four inches wide with a four-inch gap between— extended up and down Broad Street to a point just north of Beaver Street, designating the man-made canal, called “Heere Gracht” after Amsterdam’s famed waterway, which remained a landfill until 1673. Read more. 
publicartfund:

Happy Earth Day! In honor of the annual event, we look back at Eric Arctander’s Nieuw Amsterdam Shoreline. In 1980, the environmental artist recreated the original shoreline of Manhattan, prior to landfill, across and along present-day streets and sidewalks.

The mile and a half of vivid green and blue—colors chosen to evoke land and water and to avoid confusion with highway markings in the area—began at Wall Street, New Amsterdam’s northern boundary, and extended southwest along Pearl Street to Broad Street. The two parallel lines—each four inches wide with a four-inch gap between— extended up and down Broad Street to a point just north of Beaver Street, designating the man-made canal, called “Heere Gracht” after Amsterdam’s famed waterway, which remained a landfill until 1673. Read more. 
publicartfund:

Happy Earth Day! In honor of the annual event, we look back at Eric Arctander’s Nieuw Amsterdam Shoreline. In 1980, the environmental artist recreated the original shoreline of Manhattan, prior to landfill, across and along present-day streets and sidewalks.

The mile and a half of vivid green and blue—colors chosen to evoke land and water and to avoid confusion with highway markings in the area—began at Wall Street, New Amsterdam’s northern boundary, and extended southwest along Pearl Street to Broad Street. The two parallel lines—each four inches wide with a four-inch gap between— extended up and down Broad Street to a point just north of Beaver Street, designating the man-made canal, called “Heere Gracht” after Amsterdam’s famed waterway, which remained a landfill until 1673. Read more. 
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grupaok:

KP Brehmer, Augenfilm, 1967 — inflatable PVC sculpture
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grupaok:

Ivan Shagin, At the Leningrad Metal Plant, late 1930s
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cinoh:

Mario Merz, igloo
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new-aesthetic:

X-Ray Scan Reveals 513 Migrants in 2 Trucks - NYTimes.com - NYTimes.com

When police ran X-ray scanners over two cargo trucks at a checkpoint in southeastern Mexico on Tuesday, they made a surprising discovery: Inside the trailer were the ghostly shadows of 513 migrants — some suffering from dehydration — packed together in near-suffocating conditions. The police released an image of the harrowing scan, which shows how migrants sat in tight bundles or stood clutching cargo straps for hours of clandestine travel from beyond Mexico’s border with Guatemala.)
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passionpayne:


THE THRILLING SAGA
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