Summer Post #14: IDEA CHANNEL

I am sort of in love with these videos, just posted in June. Thoughts?

 

 

 

 

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Summer Post #12: Know Your Emotion

Just an amusing poster I found on Tumblr that I thought relate to some of your Language presentations, as well as the Emotion unit. What is the artist really trying to say about society?

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*by the way, this artist sells each face for $200 – see HERE

How does HOW we know change WHAT we know?

This is just a fun post- with no particular assignment attached. But I thought you’d all be interested in just what is in that droplet of water…

MICROPHOTOGRAPHY: Helping Scientists Know More

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Above is a water flea magnified 100 times.

To view more, click here and roll over each photo for info.

Check out more images from the NIKON SMALL WORLD contest

NEW SCANNER REVOLUTIONIZES THE STUDY OF HISTORICAL DOCS

At Oxford University, the Classics Dept. has a new high-tech scanner that allows them to analyze, restore, and archive ancient documents like never before. The tool also has implications for use in forensics and criminology.

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‘We anticipate that using the Oxford scanner will be like moving from using a dark room to using a modern digital camera. We can use it to detect what is currently invisible and make it visible”

ARTIST GOLAN LEVIN MAKES A NEW KIND OF ART INFUSED WITH SOFTWARE AND ROBOTICS

Technology (especially digital) is increasingly changing the arts and what artists can do. Watch this TED talk by Mr. Levin and check out his amazing conceptions.

I particularly enjoyed his questions: “WHAT WOULD ART DO IF IT KNEW WE WERE LOOKING AT IT? AND WHAT WOULD IT DO IF IT COULD LOOK BACK AT US?

 

Wisdom of the Ages: inspiration for your This I Believe

Going on the assumption that wisdom is gained from experience, photographer Andrew Zuckerman compiled a book from interviews of famous and influential people over the age of 65.

He’s also created a film “Wisdom: the Greatest Gift One Generation can GIve to Another” and mini segments such as”Life”, “Love”,”Peace, and “Ideas”.

Brainpicking’s Maria Popova states 

Succinct and brilliantly curated, Wisdom is a living corpus callosum bridging the creative and intellectual hemispheres of culture’s collective brain, as close as we can get to an ideological and philosophical timecapsule of our era.”

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Click here for the post, which includes 3 video clips (photographers might be especially interested!)