The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and...– David Foster Wallace (via zedislepidus) (via jeanana) (via jadabh)
Radiolab: Strangers in the Mirror →
Excellent podcast. adamnorwood: Another excellent short episode of Radiolab, featuring a conversation with two people I wouldn’t expect to hear on stage together: Oliver Sacks, the famous neuroscientist and author, can’t recognize faces. Neither can Chuck Close, the great artist known for his enormous paintings of … that’s right, faces. Oliver and Chuck–both born with the condition known as...
NIXTY - Empowering Education for Everyone →
Dangerous Minds | New Kenneth Anger short film for... →
Posting may be rather diminished till I'm...
Last day at VCU. Finished. Rest of my life, here I come! Bring on the adventure.
To pose the problem in terms of the state means to continue posing it in terms...– Michael Foucault, The Foucault-Chomsky Debate: On Human Nature (2006: p. 156-157) (via fuckyeahanarchism) (via thestrain) Another book I need to buy.
Just joined this. Find me if you’re on it. Fun cross between online survey and recommendation search engine. Caterina Fake,founder of Flickr, is involved.
Breathing data. Breathing images. In and out. In and out. Now let’s just re-arrange the wires. Adjust the aggregation.
Surfing on Entropy
ekstasis: Brian Eno: People tend to think that it’s total control or no control. But the interesting place is in the middle of that. Kevin Kelly: Right. We have no word for that state of in-between control. We have some words like “management,” or “herding,” or “husbandry.” All these are words for co-control. Brian Eno: I call it “surfing.” When you surf, there is a powerful complicated system,...
Movie Clips and Copyright →
infoneer-pulse: If the words “sweeping new exemptions to the anti-circumvention provisions of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act” make you want whoop for joy and join a conga line, you just might be a fair use advocate — one who wants professors and students to be able to decrypt and excerpt copyrighted video content for lectures and class projects. Since Monday, a lot of advocates have been...
prostheticknowledge: Yell.com Maps beta I’m surprised I havn’t seen this before … the in-browser 3D maps of London are impressive Yell.Com Maps beta
In a blinding flash of inspiration, the other day I realized that “interactive”...– Brian Eno Wired 3.05: Gossip is Philosophy (via msg ) In the Middle East property taxes are assessed only on completed buildings. So many buildings are left permanently “unfinished” with half-built or half-framed “floors” built on top of their roofs. (via mikehudack)
loveyourchaos: uprisingpistachio: imalicious: elise-masters: mouse over to play. lovely.
loop.pH - DesignandtheElasticMind →
I had a teacher I liked who used to say good fiction’s job was to comfort the...– David Foster Wallace (via whiskyandwhimsy) (via awritersruminations) (via teachingliteracy)
Several people have told me they like the iPad because it lets them bring the...– Paul Graham, footnote to The Acceleration of Addictiveness (via christmasgorilla) (via mikehudack) (via infoneer-pulse) (via un)
EFF wins enormous victory against DRM: legal to... →
Yours Truly Presents: Nosaj Thing (by Yours Truly)
LoopLoop (by Patrick Bergeron )
Mouth Tracking Experiment (by Francis Lam)
Visualizing empires decline (by Pedro M Cruz)
Created by Christian Marc Schmidt & Liangjie Xia, Invisible Cities is a...– Invisible Cities [Processing] (via nadiarahali)
prostheticknowledge: GD3D by d_effekt GeoDoodle3d - preview: 3d drawing application using Accelerometer and Compass/GPS. This looks like it could be really interesting to use (more here)
The central task of education is to implant a will and a facility for learning;...– Eric Hoffer (via librarianista) (via infoneer-pulse) (via teachingliteracy)
You remain invested in your inner child by exploding every day. You don’t worry...– Ray Bradbury speaking at the 2010 Comic-Con (via Science Not Fiction | Discover Magazine) (via roomthily)
Amazon.com: The Ignorant Schoolmaster: Five... →
However, as we transition from Web 2.0 to Web 3.0 (and, more specifically, the...– The Changing Role of Instructors Moving from Facilitation to Constructive Partnerships — THE Journal (via world-shaker) (via teachingliteracy) I’d agree about learning with students. Moving into the unknown. Good and exciting news in many ways…but it may prove challenging to those just...
maxcapacity asked: I was thinking about making some derivatives of these (like 2-4?) I really like them and i'd like to see what happens when they get dithered by the ZX spectrum converters. What do you think? I saw they're creative commons, but I wanted to run it by you first, naturally :) Either way, they're super cool!
CoGe Beta 3 quick introducing - Quartz Composer on... →
My next computer, at Whitman, will be running Snow Leopard. Looking forward to trying this.
aedison asked: Thanks for the nice words.
The screen mimics the sky, not the earth. It bombards the eye with light instead...– Robert Bringhurst, from The Elements of Typographic Style (via viafrank) (via zachrose)
kimclit: bradicalmang: A common response I hear after I tell people I’m an anarchist and want a classless society is, “Well, it’s a nice idea, but people wouldn’t go for that. It’s just unrealistic”. Today I responded like this: “If someone came up and tried to convince me that society should be organized with 95% of the worlds wealth in the hands of the richest 5%, I would tell them it was...
Avery Edison's Internet Website: 47 minutes. →
1:43pm This interview is going to be different. This time, when he asks me about my references, I’m not just going to say “I can’t hear you, I’m going through a tunnel. No, I’m… Look, I’ll have to call you back.” I am not going to poke him in the eyes and then leave the room, pausing to pee on…
Avery Edison's Internet Website: In camera. →
After a couple of years, all that tilt-shift photography really got to some people. There would be posts on Flickr and Tumblr from users who had stared at too many of the images, and now couldn’t see the world as anything other than a toy landscape; the people around them reduced to needle-thin… Really glad that aedison is writing again.
The Shallows : The Frontal Cortex →
Jonah Lehrer on Nicholas Carr’s The Shallows
So then, what exactly is interaction? Interaction could be defined as the...– Programming Interactivity by Joshua Noble http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596154158/ Thus far this book is really great.
We feel, therefore we learn →
teachingliteracy: world-shaker: The aspects of cognition that are recruited most heavily in education, including learning, attention, memory, decision making, motivation, and social functioning, are both profoundly affected by emotion and in fact subsumed within the processes of emotion. Emotions entail the perception of an…
It’s not just that we tend to use the Net regularly, even obsessively,” Carr...– Views: In a Shallow Grave (via world-shaker) (via teachingliteracy)
Why Mobile Innovation Is Blowing Away PCs →
teachingliteracy: world-shaker: Rapid advancement in mobile is often attributed to the natural disruption by which emerging industries innovate quickly, while established markets like PCs follow a slower, more sustained trajectory.
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Young and Brilliant: Readings of the week... →
The link on the #1 habit of creative people is good. Seems very accurate. May 17th - 30th. Craig Venter unveils “synthetic life.” Yes, this is old news by now, but it was important. I don’t really know what else to say, other than this is pretty incredible. All Souls, Oxford should continue to put genius to the test by Harry Mount. I never thought that I would…