Archive for the ‘Neatorama’ tag
Of Commencement Speechs
It’s that time of year.
- One sentence commencement speeches. (Scroll up to see the speech Frank Warren gave at St. Mary’s.) (via Neatorama)
- Obama’s ASU commencement, the best I’ve encountered this year. (Parts 2 & 3; Text)
- Perhaps stealing a theme from the President, Timothy Noah thinks commencement speakers are generally too accomplished.
Collected in English on one, sometimes illegible, piece of art by Emily Wick. You can also view (and order) individual states.
UPDATE (1/17/2009): Taking a step I was too lazy or careless to, Strange Maps has listed every state motto in Latin and English, and included the story of its conception.
The classic poem — one I remember fondly from childhood — retold on the faces of baseball cards. It’s sometimes difficult to find the words on each cards, but it’s a very neat idea.
I have mixed feelings about the merits of posts like this one, but I always look at them.
I’m ashamed to say that I’ve never looked nearly this closely at the stuff.
This bridges are literally awesome. If you don’t take a look, you’re really missing out.
Man’s Highest and Lowest
Sometimes the serendipity of my feedreader is just shocking. On the same day I saw picture of both the highest and lowest man-made objects. They are:
Architecture and Place
To fight their public urination problem, officials in Musiri, Tamil Nadu, India are paying people to use the restroom.
Dozens of people are queuing up to use toilets in Musiri, a remote town in Tamil Nadu state, where authorities are succeeding in keeping street corners clean with the new scheme.
The urine was also being collected and tested for its efficacy as a crop fertiliser, an official of Tamil Nadu’s agricultural university said.
The poor of Musiri, are earning upto a dollar a month and very happy to keep the street corners clean.
Neatorama is offering a conveniently visual take on media ownership. Some suprised me, and there are some notable errors and omissions. The comments likely contain an answer to your concerns.
Some things are just cool.
International Sports Videos
I linked to a part of Aaron Koblin’s Flight Patterns project a few weeks ago, without recognizing it as such. Neatorama has compiled some valuable links to his work, and pointed out the awesome video in the title link. Their summary:
In 2005, Aaron Koblin took all of the air traffic over United States data, as seen by the FAA, and visualized it in a beautiful animation. Aaron’s work was originally developed as a series of experiments for the “Celestial Mechanics” project (eye candy!) by Scott Hesels and Gabriel Dunne at UCLA.