Since 2010, Chicago-based artist Jason Lazarus has maintained a growing archive of images deemed “too hard to keep” by their owners. Submissions have included photos of friends, family members, pets, high school graduations, objects, and places…
No so remarkable, but enjoyable none the less.
A girl in my women’s studies class just tried to justify the overwhelming whiteness of the fashion industry by saying “I don’t think black or hispanic people are even trying to be models. White ones are the only ones who apply for the job.”
I was just a 17-year old kid from the Bronx with dreams of becoming a scientist, and somehow the world’s most famous astronomer found time to invite me to Ithaca in upstate NY and spend a Saturday with him.
I remember that snowy day like it was yesterday. He met me at the bus stop. He showed me his laboratory at Cornell University. Carl reached behind his desk, and inscribed this book (Cosmic Connection) for me:
For Neil Tyson,
With all good wisdom to a future astronomer.
- Carl Sagan
At the end of the day, he drove me back to the bus station. The snow was falling harder. He wrote his phone number, his home phone number, on a scrap of paper. And he said, “If the bus can’t get through, call me. Spend the night at my home, with my family.”
I already knew I wanted to become a scientist, but that afternoon I learned from Carl the kind of person I wanted to become. He reached out to me and to countless others. Inspiring so many of us to study, teach, and do science. Science is a co-operative enterprise, spanning the generations. It’s the passing of a torch from teacher to student to teacher. A community of minds reaching back from antiquity and forward to the stars.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson, in the most inspiring moment of ‘Cosmos’
Useful Apps for Creatives
With almost everyone owning smartphones and tablets nowadays, the New York Film Academy decided to compile a list of some of the top apps on the market for creatives. We’ve narrowed these apps into their distinctive fields. Enjoy and let us know what you think!