What that tells you is that through sensory input, we see a lot more information than we do through language, and that despite our intuition, most of what we learn and most of our knowledge is through our observation and interaction with the real world, not through language. Everything that we learn in the first few years of life, and certainly everything that animals learn has nothing to do with language.
— Yann Lecun, "Yann Lecun: Meta AI, Open Source, Limits of LLMs, AGI & the Future of AI | Lex Fridman Podcast #416"
I could look at these all day.
— Kid on "Life in the Soil" section of the "Hall of New York State Environment" exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History
Jonas Mekas' 2010 film WTC Haikus compiles found footage from Mekas' personal inventory in which the World Trade Center just happened to appear.
— Justin Beal, Sandfuture
But I'm still baffled that they never acknowledge that it's just regular money and it has a face value.
— Matt on shopgoodwill.com selling items like "Lot of U.S. Coins"*
I wanted to consume the archive in one pass, to hold all the available information in my mind simultaneously.
— Justin Beal, Sandfuture
I don't even understand how this is real
This is the library at UMKC
800,000 volumes stored in a giant robot
the size of a building
— @soulellis
For at some point in our lives, if we live long enough, we begin to feel in a visceral fashion what we've always known intellectually to be true, our lifespans will not allow us to take in the whole story. Indeed there may be no whole story. Maybe there's no story at all.
— Maggie Nelson, On Freedom
In the crew’s photography training he learned that an off-kilter horizon looked wrong and was not pleasing to the eye. That presented a slight problem because Challenger was at a 28.5-degree inclination, so he “tilted the camera to put the horizon level in the pictures.”⁣
— @nasa caption on image of Astronaut McCandless II floating without tethers or umbilicals for the very first time
Going up?
— Blake on the elevator.
This one is yours.
— Blake pointing to guitar as he holds ukulele
Being nice to bunny rabbits means not being nice to bunny rabbit parasites.
— Maggie Nelson, On Freedom
The weekly images are going great BTW
The students love to hear about each other
And it helps the class bond
— Mary*
We're all just memories for the next generation.
— Lily talking about obituaries
Collectors who buy unopened cases of sports cards might never open the packages, instead treating them as investments to be sold as is at a later date.
— Image caption, Amanda Holpuch, "Unopened Box of More Than 10,000 Hockey Cards Sells for $3.7 Million," The New York Times
As poet Charles Bernstein put it, "A piece of paper with nothing on it has a definite economic value. If you print a poem on it, this value is lost."
— Maggie Nelson, On Freedom
— Sephora
Rancière's formulation that “an art is emancipated and emancipating when ... it stops wanting to emancipate us" served as my enduring guide.
— Maggie Nelson, On Freedom
Kind of like a starting point to do whatever you want.
— Bráulio Amado
And I actually think AI is not going to be the primary creator of music. I think we’re going to actually face the reality that it’s not that music has been around for thousands of years, but musicians and music has been around. We actually care to know who’s the musician that created it, just like we want to know who’s the artist, human artist that created a piece of art.
— Lex Fridman, "Bill Ackman: Investing, Financial Battles, Harvard, DEI, X & Free Speech | Lex Fridman Podcast #413"
I try to actually show the thing I am describing or writing about, whenever I can.
— Larry Buchanan, New York Times bio page