The process of capturing the photos was harrowing, involving a harnessed Laforet hanging out of an open helicopter door over the twinkly abyss, but the shots are intended to convey a benign feeling about the cities we all share. “When you’re on ground level in New York, it’s really intimidating,” Laforet says. “You feel small. But from the air, New York looks small; it looks within grasp. The lights feel like energy, people gravitate toward it. Whether you’re thinking about it consciously or not, you feel we’re all in this together; we’re all connected. That’s why he says the series is called “Air”–“we’re all responsible for it.” … [Read more...] about These Spectacular Aerial Photos Of Las Vegas Actually Are Like Nothing You’ve Seen Before
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Kurt Vonnegut called Ralph Steadman “the most gifted and effective existential artist of my time.” And Jonny Depp once said, “Ralph is … so nice. And yet, at the same time, he is … a psychopath.” Steadman proudly admits it himself to Co.Design: “I am just NORMALLY WEIRRD!” … [Read more...] about Ralph Steadman, Gonzo Artist Behind “Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas,” Is A Total Weirrdo
Jon Cohen, the chief research officer at Survey Monkey, used the company’s election maps to look at how gun-owning households and non-gun-owning households voted in the 2016 election. The red map on the left shows how gun-owning households voted for Trump, in every single state. The blue map on the right shows how non-gun-owning households voted almost exclusively for Hillary Clinton, with the single exception of West Virginia. The results are shockingly stark–Cohen tweeted that no other issue had such a strong political split–including white non-college, married, men, and veterans. You can play around with the interactive graph yourself here. … [Read more...] about America’s Unprecedented Gun Problem, In 5 Images
The December 23, 2015, cyberattack, which Ukrainian and American officials later blamed on Russia, is surely top of mind for many national security officials following the U.S. assassination of Qasem Soleimani, the second-most powerful military leader in Iran. The two countries have since backed away from the brink of war. But cybersecurity experts remain deeply concerned about the potential for more clandestine acts of retaliation. Iran, after all, is notorious for its use of asymmetric warfare. In 2018, U.S. officials warned that Iranian hackers had laid the groundwork for extensive cyberattacks on U.S. infrastructure, including electric grids and water plants, as well as healthcare and technology companies. Might they seize the opportunity to attack? … [Read more...] about ‘We’re always ready’: Would the U.S. win a cyberwar with Iran?
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