A tool might be able to create a shiny artistic... →
shortformblog: joshsternberg: Good post up at Nieman Labs about journalism and technology. The secret: Do something cool. But don’t do it assuming it will be the future. Do it because it’s cool. (Fun fact: I knew nothing about PHP until I dipped into SFB. My HTML was rusty. My CSS was outdated. But I still figured it out. Create a reality distortion field for yourself — assume nobody else...
Hasan Elahi. Hasan came to Whitman College last Thursday. It was wonderful hosting him for the day.
Never draw anything you can copy, never copy anything you can trace, never trace...– Wally Wood (via magnificentruin)
“The government’s patronage of [Bank of America]... →
kateoplis: “The government’s patronage of [Bank of America] was never clearer than in recent weeks, when B of A quietly decided to move trillions of dollars (trillions, not billions) in risky Merrill Lynch derivatives contracts off Merrill’s books and onto the books of the parent/retail arm, Bank of…
"Our Unpaid, Extra Shadow Work" →
The other night at the supermarket I saw a partner at a downtown law firm working as a grocery checker, scanning bar codes. I’m sure she earns at least $300,000 per year. Even so, she was scanning and bagging her purchases in the self-service checkout line. For those with small orders, this might save time spent waiting in slower lines. Nonetheless, she was performing the unskilled, entry-level...
fly through my window: the witching hour →
sararasmussen: Claire and I host a radio show/podcast/blog, along with our friend Mehera Nori. It’s called The Witching Hour and the podcast can be downloaded either at that link or in iTunes. Basically TWH is two hours a week of us being nerdy and talking about wizard rock and Harry… At Whitman College
Aesthetics in the visual arts is ultimately the evaluation of qualia under a...– Rob Myers (via dhiyamuhammad)
Hasan Elahi in NYT. →
Steve used to say to me — and he used to say this a lot — “Hey Jony, here’s a...– Jonathan Ive on Steve Jobs and the fragility of ideas - Apple 2.0 - Fortune Tech (via mattbango)
The direct conservative attacks are easy to answer. Are the protests...– Slavoj Žižek (via azspot)
10 Reasons Why Students Should Blog →
world-shaker: Here are three: You can track their writing progress. I have always had them keep track of their writing in their binders but invariable papers got lost. Here I can see their growth, print it out and hand it to them. I can have them focus on specific skills, just like regular writing, but they can go in and edit on their own time. They can see their growth and the...
20 Popular High School Books Available as Free... →
world-shaker: Here’s a full list: 1984 Animal Farm Brave New World Frankenstein Heart of Darkness Romeo and Juliet MacBeth Hamlet Julius Caesar Pride & Prejudice The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn The Call of the Wild The Crucible The Grapes of Wrath The Great Gatsby The Odyssey The Old Man and the Sea The Red Badge of Courage The Scarlet Letter To Kill a Mockingbird And...
yvynyl: Meow, meow! More sexy toys… er, tools. soundcloud: You asked for it, we proudly deliver: SoundCloud for iPad. Boom!
Marius Watz - Thoughts on Code and Art:... →
mwatz: Wieden+Kennedy (via Creative Technology Director +Igor Clark ) says they’re not hiring Creative Technologists in a somewhat holier-(or-at-least-smarter)-than-thou blog post. Here’s the first paragraph: I’ve pretty much had it with the term “Creative Technology”. I’m a “Creative Technology…
Matt Langer: Here's a thought! →
langer: It’s novel, I know, but seriously: If you, in your professional capacity as a reporter, run a story based on what “policemen say,” when what “policemen say” has been clearly and thoroughly contradicted beyond any and all reasonable doubt by who knows how many thousands of firsthand…
In a world so redolent with wonder, how can we allow ourselves to conduct our...– Bruce Sterling (via asitwasmadetobe)
The point being: we have a massive police force in America that outside of lower...– Mr. Taibbi, sometimes you can be a bit hyperbolic for our tastes. But in this case, you’re spot on. OWS’s Beef: Wall Street Isn’t Winning It’s Cheating | Matt Taibbi | Rolling Stone (via ronmarks)
Determining the Best Technology for Your Students,... →
gjmueller: The SECTIONS decision-making model Students – What are the demographics of the students in your course? Do they work? Do they live on or near campus? What is their preferred learning style? Are they motivated learners? Ease of use; portability – There’s nothing more frustrating than technology that doesn’t work like it’s supposed to, so whatever technologies you choose, they...
Teachers and education activists elsewhere have also used Occupy Wall Street to...– Protesters Affiliated With Occupy Wall Street Disrupt Department Of Education Meeting (via adventuresinlearning)
I believe that my originality (if that is the right word) is an originality...– Ludwig Wittgenstein, Culture and Value (via vastandgrand)
You need to take power millenials. I’ll vote for ya. I’ll do it. I’m roomy. I’ll...– Bruce was onto something in his SXS talk last March.
A functioning police state needs no police.– William S. Burroughs, Naked Lunch. Pop quiz: What can we then infer, given the quote above, regarding the recent mass mobilizations of U.S. police forces against protestors in NY, in Boston, and now in Oakland? A) That we do not live in a Police State. B) That the true nature of the Police State...
John Waters Some of the Best Art Is Deadly http://t.co/k7NY3tXb via @bigthink