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lunarorbiter:

we-r-not-tour-guides:

Explainer Blog Team went on a trip to visit Tumblr HQ right here in NYC!
Here we have (from left to right going down):
quetevala hiba-ayub sarahhnyc alittlespace forklady42 kiestria
lunarorbiter we-r-not-tour-guides
abster630 & comaniddy
Met some great people and got great insight into the world of Tumblr.
For instance:
bloggers are referred to as creators
their office is filled with artwork created by tumblr artists
they have the best break room filled with all kinds of yummy goodies
Thank you Tumblr, we had a blast!!


I have been immortalized! Thanks, Jess :D

I’m a cartoon! Time to check that off the bucket list. It was wonderful having you tour hq, and I can’t wait to visit NYSCI soon!

lunarorbiter:

we-r-not-tour-guides:

Explainer Blog Team went on a trip to visit Tumblr HQ right here in NYC!

Here we have (from left to right going down):

quetevala hiba-ayub sarahhnyc alittlespace forklady42 kiestria

lunarorbiter we-r-not-tour-guides

abster630 & comaniddy

Met some great people and got great insight into the world of Tumblr.

For instance:

  • bloggers are referred to as creators
  • their office is filled with artwork created by tumblr artists
  • they have the best break room filled with all kinds of yummy goodies

Thank you Tumblr, we had a blast!!

I have been immortalized! Thanks, Jess :D

I’m a cartoon! Time to check that off the bucket list.

It was wonderful having you tour hq, and I can’t wait to visit NYSCI soon!

Anonymous:
what about Gaza and Ferguson John? do they not deserve your respect? you're such a hypocrite, i's disgusting

fishingboatproceeds:

I think this is a deeply flawed way of looking at the world.

Now, I have talked about Ferguson, and I’ve talked about Gaza. (In fact, I’ve been writing and talking about Israel and Palestine for more than a decade.) But there are many important problems facing the world that I haven’t talked about: I haven’t talked much about the civil war in South Sudan, or the epidemic of suicide among American military personnel, or the persecution of Muslim Rohingya people in Myanmar.

Is that okay? Is it okay for me to talk about, say, racism in football and lowering infant mortality in Ethiopia? Or must we all agree to discuss only  whatever is currently the ascendant news story? Is it disrespectful to Ferguson protesters to talk about continued political oppression in Egypt now that we are no longer reblogging images of the protests in Tahrir Square? I think this is a false choice: If you are talking about Ferguson and I am talking about Ethiopian health care, neither of us is hurting the other.

I think the challenge for activists and philanthropists online is in paying sustained attention, not over days or weeks but over years and decades. And I worry that when we turn our attention constantly from one outrage to another we end up not investing the time and work to facilitate actual change. We say “THE WORLD IS WATCHING,” and it is…until it isn’t. We’ve seen this again and again in Gaza and the West Bank. We’re seeing it in Iran. We’re seeing it in South Sudan. And we’re seeing it in the U.S., from net neutrality to Katrina recovery.

The truth is, these problems are complicated, and when the outrage passes we’re left with big and tangled and nuanced problems. I feel that too often that’s when we stop paying attention, because it gets really hard and there’s always a shiny new problem somewhere else that’s merely outrageous. I hope you’re paying attention to Ferguson in five years, anon, and I hope I am, too. I also hope I’m paying attention to child death in Ethiopia. I don’t think these things are mutually exclusive.

I really don’t want to minimize the effectiveness of online activism, because I know that it works: To use a personal example, I’ve learned a TON from the LGBT+ and sexual assault survivor communities in recent years online. People on tumblr make fun of me for apologizing all the time, but I apologize all the time because I am learning all the time, and every day I’m like, “Oh, man, Current Me has realized that Previous Me was so wrong about this!”

But we can only learn when we can listen. And when you call me a hypocrite for talking about X instead of talking about Y, it makes it really hard to listen.

At times, online discourse to me feels like we just sit in a circle screaming at each other until people get their feelings hurt and withdraw from the conversation, which leaves us with ever-smaller echo chambers, until finally we’re left only with those who entirely agree with us. I don’t think that’s how the overall worldwide level of suck gets decreased.

I might be wrong, of course. I often am. But I think we have to find ways to embrace nuance and complexity online. It’s hard—very, very hard—to make the most generous, most accepting, most forgiving assumptions about others. But I also really do think it’s the best way forward.

Girls Who Code demoing their project integrating Tumblr! I’m impressed by how much these girls accomplished in seven weeks and am excited for them to continue learning, loving, and inspiring.

Girls Who Code demoing their project integrating Tumblr! I’m impressed by how much these girls accomplished in seven weeks and am excited for them to continue learning, loving, and inspiring.

goldfarts:

Fork Gate

goldfarts:

Fork Gate

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radical-bias:Maryam Mirzakhani (Persian: مریم میرزاخانی ‎; born May 1977) is an Iranian mathematician, Professor of Mathematics (since September 1, 2008) at Stanford University. Her research interests include Teichmüller theory, hyperbolic geometry, ergodic theory, and symplectic geometry. On August 12, 2014, Mirzakhani became the first woman as well as the first Iranian to have ever been awarded the Fields Medal.

Maryam Mirzakhani has made striking and highly original contributions to geometry and dynamical systems. Her work on Riemann surfaces and their moduli spaces bridges several mathematical disciplines|hyperbolic geometry, complex analysis, topology, and dynamics and influences them all in return. She gained widespread recognition for her early results in hyperbolic geometry, and her most recent work constitutes a major advance in dynamical systems.

Finally!!!!!

radical-bias:

Maryam Mirzakhani (Persian: مریم میرزاخانی ‎; born May 1977) is an Iranian mathematician, Professor of Mathematics (since September 1, 2008) at Stanford University. Her research interests include Teichmüller theory, hyperbolic geometry, ergodic theory, and symplectic geometry. On August 12, 2014, Mirzakhani became the first woman as well as the first Iranian to have ever been awarded the Fields Medal.

Maryam Mirzakhani has made striking and highly original contributions to geometry and dynamical systems. Her work on Riemann surfaces and their moduli spaces bridges several mathematical disciplines|hyperbolic geometry, complex analysis, topology, and dynamics and influences them all in return. She gained widespread recognition for her early results in hyperbolic geometry, and her most recent work constitutes a major advance in dynamical systems.

Finally!!!!!

hyrodium:
Inspired by this twocubes’ post and asked to make a animation of it, I made a gif.
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hyrodium:
Inspired by this twocubes’ post and asked to make a animation of it, I made a gif.
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O Karma, Dharma, pudding and pie,
gimme a break before I die:
grant me wisdom, will, & wit,
purity, probity, pluck, & grit.
Trustworthy, loyal, helpful, kind,
gimme great abs & a steel-trap mind,
and forgive, Ye Gods, some humble advice—
these little blessings would suffice
to beget an earthly paradise:
make the bad people good—
and the good people nice;
and before our world goes over the brink,
teach the believers how to think.

Philip Appleman

(Source: writersalmanac.publicradio.org)

This is the correct cluster, right? Where is everybody? Time to run all of my queries.

This is the correct cluster, right? Where is everybody? Time to run all of my queries.

strle:There are many reasons that the Minneapolis airport is my favorite domestic stopover hub, but the Rolling Stones Pinball game is #1.

It is a very rare airport that leaves you wishing you had a longer layover. 

Well played, Minnesota. Well played.
MSP is the best hands down. The hallway with rainbow lights (!!!) and the interactive dancing umbrellas are two of my favorite sections. Last time I was there, the umbrellas weren’t along their normal ramp, and I was crushed until I discovered that they simply moved to a more central location. MSP forever.

strle:

There are many reasons that the Minneapolis airport is my favorite domestic stopover hub, but the Rolling Stones Pinball game is #1.

It is a very rare airport that leaves you wishing you had a longer layover.

Well played, Minnesota. Well played.

MSP is the best hands down. The hallway with rainbow lights (!!!) and the interactive dancing umbrellas are two of my favorite sections. Last time I was there, the umbrellas weren’t along their normal ramp, and I was crushed until I discovered that they simply moved to a more central location. MSP forever.

nprontheroad:

A warm arrival in South Carolina, complete with sunflowers. The search for half a million missing birds begins!

nprontheroad:

A warm arrival in South Carolina, complete with sunflowers. The search for half a million missing birds begins!