1. ted:

    Adrianne Haslet-Davis dances again for the first time since the Boston terrorist attack last year. 

    When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon finish line, Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost the lower half of her left leg in the explosion. She’s a ballroom dance teacher, and she assumed she would never dance again. With most prosthetics, she wouldn’t.

    But Hugh Herr, of the MIT Media Lab, wanted to find a way to help her. He created a bionic limb specifically for dancers, studying the way they move and adapting the limb to fit their motion. (He explains how he did it here.)

    At TED2014, Adrianne danced for the first time since the attack, wearing the bionic limb that Hugh created for her.  

    Hugh says, “It was 3.5 seconds between the bomb blasts in the Boston terrorist attack. In 3.5 seconds, the criminals and cowards took Adrianne off the dance floor. In 200 days, we put her back. We will not be intimidated, brought down, diminished, conquered or stopped by acts of violence.”

    Amen to that, Hugh. 

    Watch the full talk and performance here »

  2. cinefamily:

    A 35mm print of David Lynch’s WILD AT HEART screens Friday, April 18.

    (Source: keyframedaily)

  3. supersonicart:

    Rafael Pereira.

    Illustrations by Brazilian artist Rafael Pereira:

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    (via supersonicart)

  4. Japan. Miyazaki. The Artificial beach inside the Seagaia Ocean Dome. 1996

    (Source: dreamadot, via thepoetryofnospaces)


  5. check out this truly terrible “get well” message from “fred flintstone”


  6. Natural Life by Cool Ghouls

    (Source: Spotify)


  7. can’t get enough of this song

    (Source: Spotify)

  8. cinefamily:

    The Conversation (1974)


  9. amazing

  10. nprmusic:

    On a new compilation, an all-star cast makes songs out of sounds recorded from space, specifically the golden disc aboard Voyager 1. Participants include Spiritualized, Youth Lagoon, Beach House, The Antlers and more.

    Stream The Space Project from NPR Music’s First Listen