Original post over on Jezebel.
Never has a Huxley quote been more in order.
“That so many of the well fed young television-watchers in the world’s most powerful democracy should be so completely indifferent to the idea of self-government, so blankly uninterested in freedom of thought and the right to dissent, is distressing, but not too surprising. “Free as a bird”, we say, and envy the winged creatures for their power of unrestricted movement in all the three dimensions. But alas, we forget the dodo. Any bird that has learned how to grub up a good living without being compelled to use its wings will soon renounce the privilege of flight and remain forever grounded.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World Revisited
This is Now is a site that compiles city-specific streams of Instagram photos as the photos are posted. The streams serve as a kind of fast-paced visual storyline of what is going on in a given city right now: try New York City, Tokyo, and London. This is Now was created by Lexical Gap in Australia.
(Via Laughing Squid.)