Emotional Cartography

Unborn Ska Wizard

Without [mental time travel], there would be no planning, no building, no culture; without an imagined picture of the future, our civilization would not exist.

The science of mental time travel — fascinating read on memory and how our ability to imagine the future made us human

(via explore-blog)

humansofnewyork:

"I want to study engineering at MIT. I’ve still got two years until I graduate high school, so I’m trying to learn everything I can. I’m a certified cable installer, and I’m also certified in fiber optic cable, but I still need my copper based systems certification. I practice making cables all the time. I can write the perfect essay telling you how to make cables, but I still need to work on keeping my hand steady. You need a very steady hand when you’re working with fiber optic cables. So for twenty minutes everyday, I work on balancing my tools on my hand, just like this."

humansofnewyork:

"I want to study engineering at MIT. I’ve still got two years until I graduate high school, so I’m trying to learn everything I can. I’m a certified cable installer, and I’m also certified in fiber optic cable, but I still need my copper based systems certification. I practice making cables all the time. I can write the perfect essay telling you how to make cables, but I still need to work on keeping my hand steady. You need a very steady hand when you’re working with fiber optic cables. So for twenty minutes everyday, I work on balancing my tools on my hand, just like this."

neil-gaiman:

queerfabulousmermaid:

coapostropheneill:

queerfabulousmermaid:

doormouseetcappendix:

Nnedi Okorafor

why didn’t i know about her?!!

she is everything.
get into lagoon and she who fears death immediately.

i trust your judgement. new additions to my summer reading list ayyy

If you read the UNNATURAL CREATURES anthology I did as a benefit book for 826 DC (I coedited it with Maria Dahvana Headley), you’ll already have read an amazing story by Nnnedi already, “Ozioma The Wicked”. She’s a remarkable writer, and a lovely person. I canbnot recommend her books highly enough.