"The Last Pictures marks a distant satellite with a record from the historical moment from whence it came. Artist Trevor Paglen collaborated with materials scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to develop a micro-etched disc with one hundred photographs, encased in a gold-plated shell, designed withstand the rigors of space and to last for billions of years. Inspired by years of conversations and interviews with scientists, artists, anthropologists, and philosophers, the images chosen for The Last Pictures tell an impressionistic story of uncertainty, paradox, and anxiety about the future."
Stick a bottle of Topo Chico in the freezer for a few hours, take it out, and it won’t appear frozen. The minerals in the water keep it from crystalizing into a frozen state, until you pop off the cap and the rush of oxygen slowly turns the water to ice from top to bottom.
To celebrate their 100-year anniversary, the American Film Instituteselected the 100 most memorable quotes from American cinema and Nathan Yauvisualized them in minimalist graphics. Yau is the author of Visualize This, an excellent guide to telling stories with data.