I randomly thought back to the Spanish 4 oral final that I had in junior year of high school, where a group had to discuss, in front of a teacher, government oppression in Latin America. In an effort to make a closing remark, I didn’t know how to say “hopefully we can rise above oppression” etc etc, so I used the closest words that I could think of and hoped for the best.
I looked up what I said just now and apparently, I said “raise the oppression” instead.
Adding a Period in a Text Message Just Makes You Look Pissed Off. -
How that simple dot at the end of the sentence became something you use to tell people you’re mad. Right. Now.
It’s so interesting how we’ve collectively, subconsciously, managed to create an entire vernacular completely devoid of phonetics and physical context. It might look to some like we’re losing quality of communication when it’s mediated digitally, but perhaps we simply created an equally rich form of communication through these kinds of subtle signals. And smileys.
http://ift.tt/16tfAqS TypeToy - Graphic Finds
"I want to be a designer."
“They make a lot of money. And it’s like, technology.”
very smart yes
The slightly disorienting moment when you completely forget whether you’re 18 or 19 because all of your friends are turning 20
"My swim coach outed me to my entire team in college."
“It was freshman year. I hadn’t come out to my dad yet. I’d come out to my mom, but it didn’t go well. Then one day my swim coach came up to me at a meet, and said: ‘There’s something I want you to tell me before the meet is over. And I think you know what it is.’ So I told him. And he said: ‘I don’t want things to get weird in the locker room, so let’s keep this between us.’ Then I went home, took a nap, and when I woke up, I had an email from another person on the team. He told me the coach had called a team meeting and told everyone.”
“I called the coach, and he immediately started yelling at me. He was saying things, like ‘It’s my team. Don’t tell me how to run my team.’ He was really intense. He was like The Coach in New England swimming at the time. I kept trying to get off the phone, but he kept screaming at me. Then when I finally got off the phone, he showed up on my doorstep. He made me tell him who told me about the meeting. Then he made me get in the car with him, drove me to my teammate’s house, and started yelling at both of us. He started accusing us of being lovers.”
“I know. I quit swimming after that year, and never swam again.”
poster for the concert ‘History of Our Love’ - Jaemin Lee
Tech Companies Are Trying To Rebrand [Part Of] San Francisco As 'Cloud Corridor' -
With San Francisco trying hard to redirect the tech sector’s focus away from Silicon Valley, a new branding effort coming out of the SoMa’s techie hivemind is pushing to re-brand the neighborhood as “Cloud Corridor.”
On Street Musicians -
If you’ve ever encountered someone on the street playing an instrument in your life (so basically everyone) please take this 94-second survey for my design research class.