The science of DJing an Olympic beach volleyball match. (5) – By Jacob Leibenluft, Tom Scocca, June Shih, and Tim Wu – Slate Magazine

The science of DJing an Olympic beach volleyball match. (5) – By Jacob Leibenluft, Tom Scocca, June Shih, and Tim Wu – Slate Magazine: “In weightlifting, failure is not about deductions; it’s about complete meltdown. It is about huge muscles failing to do what they are told, a breakdown in the connection between body and mind. Success consists of beautiful, measured movements, while failure is sudden and catastrophic. In Japanese, this aesthetic is called mono no aware, the contrast between extreme beauty and perfect death. In weightlifting it lies in the difference between the perfect lift and the giant thud of the unlifted weight that announces the death of a dream.”

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