i like these things

chadhartigan:

Here’s me winning an award yesterday and everyone giving me a “cool story, bro” face.

Aubrey Plaza’s face. Best.

chadhartigan:

Here’s me winning an award yesterday and everyone giving me a “cool story, bro” face.

Aubrey Plaza’s face. Best.

Rocket ships
Are exciting

But so are roses
On a birthday

Computers are exciting
But so is a sunset

And logic
Will never replace
Love

Sometimes I wonder
Where I belong
In the future
Or
In the past

I guess I’m just
An old-fashioned
Space-man

-Untitled, from Come Be With Me by Leonard Nimoy

Fazila - Skateistan

Fazila - Skateistan

balltillifall:

chadhartigan:

You can now rent or buy THIS IS MARTIN BONNER on iTunes! Help us crack the top 20 of Independent films.
Also available on Netflix streaming, DVD, VOD, the works!

This is how you do a proper independent release. Right now in New York you can go see this in a theater, rent or buy it on iTunes, see it on Netflix or buy it on DVD. 

balltillifall:

chadhartigan:

You can now rent or buy THIS IS MARTIN BONNER on iTunes! Help us crack the top 20 of Independent films.

Also available on Netflix streaming, DVD, VOD, the works!

This is how you do a proper independent release. Right now in New York you can go see this in a theater, rent or buy it on iTunes, see it on Netflix or buy it on DVD. 

photo by Elsa Voytas
Less than a week left in Uganda. It’s been amazing. I’m excited to go home, but I’m really going to miss being here.

photo by Elsa Voytas

Less than a week left in Uganda. It’s been amazing. I’m excited to go home, but I’m really going to miss being here.

Iwan Baan
Amazing photos from Makoko, a floating slum in Lagos, Nigeria.

Iwan Baan

Amazing photos from Makoko, a floating slum in Lagos, Nigeria.

Cinema, or to make movies, or any act of creation, is the research of yourself. Interview with Mauritanian filmmaker, Abderrahmane Sissako. 

"We can look up at the sky and see the stars and nebulas and other galaxies with a telescope and be excited by the strange, interesting patterns the universe forms.

And we can also look in the other direction, down towards the small, and see new and strange and exciting patterns that are formed by these pieces of the universe that we’re all made out of.”

-Christopher Lutz (Research Scientist, IBM Research)

I don’t like this expression ‘First World problems.’ It is false and it is condescending. Yes, Nigerians struggle with floods or infant mortality. But these same Nigerians also deal with mundane and seemingly luxurious hassles. Connectivity issues on your BlackBerry, cost of car repair, how to sync your iPad, what brand of noodles to buy: Third World problems. All the silly stuff of life doesn’t disappear just because you’re black and live in a poorer country. People in the richer nations need a more robust sense of the lives being lived in the darker nations. Here’s a First World problem: the inability to see that others are as fully complex and as keen on technology and pleasure as you are. Teju Cole (via semperes)

(Source: thewhiskeypropagandist, via everydayafrica)

The problem, often not discovered until late in life, is that when you look for things like love, meaning, motivation, it implies they are sitting behind a tree or under a rock. The most successful people recognize, that in life they create their own love, they manufacture their own meaning, they generate their own motivation.

For me, I am driven by two main philosophies, know more today about the world than I knew yesterday. And along the way, lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.
Neil deGrasse Tyson, during his Reddit AMA (March 01, 2012)

(Source: crookedindifference, via keepingafloat)

everydayafrica:

Mannequins for sale. In the background are carpenters’ and metal-workers’ workshops, all part of one of many sprawling markets in the Abobo neighborhood of Abidjan, in Ivory Coast. January 12, 2013. Photo by @austin_merrill. #ivorycoast #cotedivoire #abidjan #abobo #market #mannequin #carpenter #africa

everydayafrica:

Mannequins for sale. In the background are carpenters’ and metal-workers’ workshops, all part of one of many sprawling markets in the Abobo neighborhood of Abidjan, in Ivory Coast. January 12, 2013. Photo by @austin_merrill. #ivorycoast #cotedivoire #abidjan #abobo #market #mannequin #carpenter #africa

"Nothing for us without us."
Elijah Kanyi is running for parliament in Kenya’s election on Monday. He hopes to represent Mathare, one of Nairobi’s poorest slums, where he was born and raised. At 27, if he wins he will also be Kenya’s youngest MP.

"Nothing for us without us."

Elijah Kanyi is running for parliament in Kenya’s election on Monday. He hopes to represent Mathare, one of Nairobi’s poorest slums, where he was born and raised. At 27, if he wins he will also be Kenya’s youngest MP.

REUTERS/Joe Penney
Boys play on the roof of the entrance to a football stadium in Gao - February 20, 2013. 

REUTERS/Joe Penney

Boys play on the roof of the entrance to a football stadium in Gao - February 20, 2013.