Share good ideas and conversation.   Login, Join Us, or Take a Tour!
veen's profile
veen




Infrastructure & Planning student in the Netherlands.

Sometimes make things like this:

And I write here:

http://veenspace.com




stats
following: 35
followed tags: 44
followed domains: 4
badges given: 20 of 61
member for: 1705 days
style: clean



comments 57

I'm pretty convinced our brains are more flexible and adaptable than most people think - it's just that our opportunities to use this flexibility are few and far between.

veen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: 25th Sporadic Quotes Jubilee

I jotted the quote down from Lilliana's podcast with Ezra Klein. She has a new book out about tribalism and polarization. I found the conversation interesting.

veen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 16, 2018

Maybe it's Doctor Who's Sonic Screwdriver? Seems like Lotr/Who/Potter hits the Tumblr trifecta.

veen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 16, 2018

Speaking of photos...ya still haven’t sent me that pic of ours from your friend. ;)

Jaron Lanier has done some cool experiments regarding remapping and expanding our motor sensory inputs/outputs. IIRC he also discusses them on the Ezra Klein podcast if you want something less academic. (It’s very readable though.)

veen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 16, 2018

Red with “beige strokes, haven’t seen that before” according to my hairdresser.

(also bad hair day but whatevs)

veen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: 25th Sporadic Quotes Jubilee

My impression is that it has to do with the role of one's ego in life, considering the sentences that follow. I think that a large part of getting older and wiser is to better understand your place in the universe as merely one small part of an impersonal universe, as opposed to feeling like you're the center of the universe.

I think we hold way to dearly on to the idea that it is only our experience that matters. So I interpret "impersonal" as less about oneself or one person.

    "We insist on ourself as individual agents in the world - it is the story we trap ourselves in."
veen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 16, 2018

Met galen this weekend! We had a good conversation and good steak.

Finished another draft of my paper over the weekend. I'm responsible for a bunch of work stuff to do before the weekend, but if I don't procrastinate too much I should be fine and head out to my fam for the long Pinkster (Pentecost) weekend.

Another suggestion, mostly because the context around it is interesting; Deadline, a short story about the atomic bomb written in 1943 that was good enough at guessing the endgame that the FBI almost killed the story.

veen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: 25th Sporadic Quotes Jubilee

I know right

posts and shares 17/16