The Creative Adult is…
Begin the new year with some of history’s most beautiful definitions of love.
If I ever have children, please help me to not be an angry mother.
Exploring gifmagic :)
Mid week regression
The birth of the digital SLR infographic
J: Does the world need an infographic about Digital SLR Photography?
H: Erm.. Like the basics of aperture, iso, exposure and composition?
J: This article reminded me I wanted to do that a while ago > http://www.lonelyplanet.com/asia/travel-tips-and-articles/76959
H: Maybe.. How?
J: Think I'll start with a basic pinhole, and develop it from there.. more concept that technical.. and just explain it in a fun and easy to remember visual way.
H: Hmmm... Maybe..
J: (╯°□°）╯︵ ┻━┻)
I’m no socio-linguist or cognitive-scientist, but I do like to float some hypotheses: maybe we’re a generation that is scared of commitment, linguistically deferring reality with our false literallys and our compulsive “likes” and “sort ofs” and “kind of things” that make everything seem only tentative and approximate; maybe our literallys are geared for emphasis, betraying a touching desire to be taken seriously or a cry for attention; maybe our misuse reveals a deeper insecurity about what in fact is real; maybe it reflects a sheer disregard for proportion or accuracy; or maybe it arises from a subconscious need for universality in a confusing age of spiralling subjectivities and relativistic hopscotch, longing to pin down objective truths in even the most fantastical of scenarios …
— Noughties by Ben Masters is published by Hamish Hamilton on February 2 at £12.99. To order your copy for £10.39 with free UK p&p, go to guardian.co.uk/bookshop or call 0330 333 6846.
People who use the word ‘sexy’ to describe websites.. make my brain go.. ‘beeep beeep beeep’