Category Archives: Art and words

How the “Most Beautiful Woman in the World” Invented a System for Remote-Controlling Torpedoes

“When you talk to a sympathetic mind about technology, gender, age and experience disappear completely.”

Read the full article at Brainpickings.org.

In photo – Hedy Lamarr

Autumn Day

Lord? It is time. Giant summer’s at an end.
Lay down your shadows on the sundials;
Across the fields unleash a cooler wind.

Tell the last of the fruit to fill and ripen.
Send them two more warm, southerly days,
Push them toward completion then, and chase
Last sweetnesses into the thickened wine.

—Rilke, Paris, 21 September 1902

Art by Franz Dvorak.