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The novel is dead (this time it's for real) | Books | The Guardian - Will Self
"the hallmark of our contemporary culture is an active resistance to difficulty in all its aesthetic manifestations, accompanied by a sense of grievance that conflates it with political elitism."
reading  culture  essay  books  from delicious
may 2014 by katieday
Why Your Grandpa Is Cooler Than You - NYTimes.com
re the Advanced Style blog, documentary, etc. -- cool old people
elderly  culture  from delicious
may 2013 by katieday
Your Phone vs. Your Heart - NYTimes.com
"My research team and I conducted a longitudinal field experiment on the effects of learning skills for cultivating warmer interpersonal connections in daily life. Half the participants, chosen at random, attended a six-week workshop on an ancient mind-training practice known as metta, or “lovingkindness,” that teaches participants to develop more warmth and tenderness toward themselves and others."
technology  culture  from delicious
march 2013 by katieday
Retronaut - Explore any time you like.
Great source of images / photographs from past decades and centuries
history  images  culture  from delicious
november 2012 by katieday
A Desperate Act, Born of Depression - NYTimes.com
"The Peaceful Pill Handbook
put out by Exit International...
an Australian non profit with
international chapters"
suicide  elderly  culture  ethics  from delicious
august 2012 by katieday
The mission of the Library as Incubator Project is to promote and facilitate creative collaboration between libraries and artists of all types, and to advocate for libraries as incubators of the arts. We serve this mission both through the Library as Incubator Project website and through other offline projects.
On our website, we:
Feature artists, writers, performers and libraries who exemplify the “library as incubator” idea.
Highlight physical and digital collections and resources that may be of particular use to artists and writers.
Provide ideas for art education opportunities in libraries with our program kit collection and practical how-to’s for artists and librarians.
Other project activities:
We work with artist organizations, libraries, and other cultural institutions to help develop meaningful partnerships and programs that promote the “library as incubator” idea.
We provide professional development for information professionals who wish to incubate the arts at their institutions.  Get in touch with us to learn more about our  webinars and professional training materials.
libraries  art  culture  collaborative  projects  from delicious
july 2012 by katieday
The Sun Magazine | Conversations With A Remarkable Man
three interviews with the late James Hillman, a psychologist with iconoclastic views
interviews  psychology  theories  religions  culture 
july 2012 by katieday
Friends, Lovers, & Family -- CHART -- Art - Lapham’s Quarterly
shows interrelationships between writers, painters, muses, gentry, architects, and actors..... 
visualizations  writers  artists  culture 
july 2012 by katieday
Off Book | Watch Online | PBS Video
Off Book is a web-original series from PBS Arts that explores cutting edge arts and the artists that make it. Episodes range from video games to typography, internet memes to steampunk culture.
videos  art  typography  pbs  graphics  artists  culture  history  technology 
march 2012 by katieday
The Skeptical Doctor
dedicated to the work of Theodore Dalrymple
essays  uk  culture 
december 2011 by katieday
Videos | Asia Society
talks by various people on subjects relating to Asia
videos  asia  talking_heads  culture  politics  history 
september 2011 by katieday
Networked Knowledge and Combinatorial Creativity | Brain Pickings
"So that, I think, is the role of information curators: They are our curiosity sherpas, who lead us to things we didn’t know we were interested in until we, well, until we are. Until we pay attention to them — because someone whose taste and opinion we trust points us to them, and we integrate them with our existing pool of resources, and they become a part of our networked knowledge and another LEGO piece in our combinatorial creativity."
creativity  ideas  knowledge  culture  curation  information 
september 2011 by katieday
Open Culture
the best free cultural & educational media on the web
#learn2_curate  ourfavorites  culture 
september 2011 by katieday
Brain Pickings
"Brain Pickings is the brain child of Maria Popova, a cultural curator and curious mind at large, who also writes for Wired UK, The Atlantic and Design Observer, among others. She gets occasional help from a handful of talented contributors."
#learn2_curate  ourfavorites  culture  ideas 
september 2011 by katieday
Edge : Conversations on the edge of human knowledge
"To arrive at the edge of the world's knowledge, seek out the most complex and sophisticated minds, put them in a room together, and have them ask each other the questions they are asking themselves."
#learn2_curate  ourfavorites  science  culture  philosophy  theory  technology 
september 2011 by katieday
rgreco's Bookmarks on Delicious
Roberto Greco - a middle school teacher in an alternative school in California -- who bookmarks the most interesting websites and articles AND tags and annotates them extensively
#learn2_curate  ourfavorites  teaching  learning  culture 
september 2011 by katieday
Clotaire Rapaille, We Salute You // Brainsturbator
re the author of The Culture Code - a wonderfully cycnical intro to the man
marketing  psychology  culture  metaphors  advertising  business 
september 2011 by katieday
"Europeana enables people to explore the digital resources of Europe's museums, libraries, archives and audio-visual collections. It promotes discovery and networking opportunities in a multilingual space where users can engage, share in and be inspired by the rich diversity of Europe's cultural and scientific heritage.
Ideas and inspiration can be found within the more than 15 million items on Europeana. These objects include:
Images - paintings, drawings, maps, photos and pictures of museum objectsTexts - books, newspapers, letters, diaries and archival papersSounds - music and spoken word from cylinders, tapes, discs and radio broadcastsVideos - films, newsreels and TV broadcasts"
europe  culture  museums  resources  digital_library 
september 2011 by katieday
Poses.mov - YouTube
YouTube video of regular women standing in public in "model" poses... and the reactions of the people walking by... hilarious/sobering.... would go well with the Dove commercial videos re the construction of beauty and the media's presentation of women....
fashion  videos  culture  perspective  women 
august 2011 by katieday
Global Voices · Citizen media stories from around the world
Global Voices is an international community of bloggers who report on blogs and citizen media from around the world.
international  culture  politics  news 
may 2011 by katieday
Paper Tigers - What happens to all the Asian-American overachievers when the test-taking ends?
Provocative article (May 8, 2011) in New York magazine by Wesley Yang -- written in reaction to the debate over The Battle Hym of the Tiger Mother book
asia  usa  culture  education  careers  article  social_intelligence 
may 2011 by katieday
The New Humanism - NYTimes.com - David Brooks
re how the emotional and the rational are connected/intertwined
article  humanism  philosophy  politics  culture 
march 2011 by katieday
Wondrous, detailed map of the history of science fiction
Artist Ward Shelley's brilliant map of the history of science fiction from 2009 is a kind of interestingness black hole whose event horizon captured me for several hours this morning as I pored over the diagram and the arguments it makes about the history and origins of science fiction. I don't agree with every conclusion illustrated here, but thinking about them made me reconsider a lot of cherished beliefs.

History of Science Fiction (JPEG)

 Institute for the Future: Map of the Robot Renaissance - Boing Boing
Fringe Characters Relation Map - Boing Boing
Christopher Nolan's hand-drawn Inception timeline - Boing Boing
Flowchart: How D&D is a gateway drug to every flavor of nerdiness ...
Art_and_Design  Culture  Wide  happymutants  history  literature  map  sciencefiction  from google
march 2011 by katieday
The Digital Lives of Babies - Cultural Studies - NYTimes.com
"A recent study published by AVG, an Internet security company, found that 92 percent of American children have an online presence by the time they are 2. One third of mothers in the United States said that they had posted pictures of their newborns online, and 34 percent of American mothers had posted sonograms of their babies in the womb. According to the AVG study, American mothers are more likely to post pictures of their children online than mothers in any other country.

The AVG study refers to the first appearance of children on the Internet as their “digital birth.” That seems apt. From that point on, these children will have two lives: one presumably lived consciously and deliberately; and the other, digitized life, subject to countless unknown pairs of eyes, as well as to countless unknown uses and purposes. And this raises the question of free choice. Unlike adults who post pictures of themselves on social networking sites, these babies and children have their images broadcast around the world not against their will, per se, but before they have any will to speak of at all."
internet  photography  children  culture  digital_literacy 
february 2011 by katieday
THE WORLD QUESTION CENTER 2011 — What scientific concept would improve everybody's cognitive toolkit?
Curator, Serpentine Gallery, London / 

To Curate /

Lately, the word "curate" seems to be used in an greater variety of contexts than ever before, in reference to everything from a exhibitions of prints by Old Masters to the contents of a concept store. The risk, of course, is that the definition may expand beyond functional usability. But I believe "curate" finds ever-wider application because of a feature of modern life that is impossible to ignore: the incredible proliferation of ideas, information, images, disciplinary knowledge, and material products that we all witnessing today. Such proliferation makes the activities of filtering, enabling, synthesizing, framing, and remembering more and more important as basic navigational tools for 21st centurylife. These are the tasks of the curator, who is no longer understood as simply the person who fills a space with objects but as the person who brings different cultural spheres into contact, invents new display features, and makes junctions that allow unexpected encounters and results.
edge  questions  librarianship  culture 
january 2011 by katieday
Highrise: Out My Window (Trailer) by Katerina Cizek - NFB
Out My Window, the new interactive web documentary from the Highrise project, is one of the world's first interactive 360° documentaries. Delivered entirely on the web, it explores the state of our urban planet told by people who look out on the world from highrise windows.

With more than 90 minutes of material, Out My Window features 49 stories from 13 cities, told in 13 languages, accompanied by a leading-edge music playlist.
videos  global  culture  interactive 
january 2011 by katieday
Understanding Corruption - Lawrence Rosen - The American Interest Magazine
"When, for example, I asked the men in Hussein’s village, as I have so many in the Arab world, what passes for corruption in their view, I always receive the same answer: Corruption is the failure to share any largess you have received with those with whom you have formed ties of dependence. Theirs is a world in which the defining feature of a man is that he has formed a web of indebtedness, a network of obligations that prove his capacity to maneuver in a world of relentless uncertainty. It is a world in which the separation of impersonal institutions from personal attachments is very scarce. Failure to service such attachments is thus regarded as not only stupid but corrupt. "
corruption  culture  essays 
december 2010 by katieday
Kids with Cameras » Born into Brothels
"Born into Brothels, by Ross Kauffman and Zana Briski, is the winner of the 77th annual Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. A tribute to the resiliency of childhood and the restorative power of art, Born into Brothels is a portrait of several unfo
children  poverty  documentaries  art  india  culture  imported_from_delicious 
october 2010 by katieday
GlobalTribe . Classroom | PBS
" Creative Visions has developed educational curricula to accompany the GlobalTribe series. Each of the lessons is designed for grades 9-12 and can be adapted to fill a range of in-class hours. Lessons for each GlobalTribe episode are available as an Adob
lesson_ideas  global  culture  history  imported_from_delicious 
october 2010 by katieday
Uncovered Gem: Marshall McLuhan on The Global Village | Brain Pickings
"Today, we look at this uncovered gem from 1960, where McLuhan explores how “electric media” are turning the world into one global village, changing our relationship with print, and extending our sensory capabilities — all issues occupying the media theor
videos  marshall_mcluhan  media  culture  technology  imported_from_delicious 
october 2010 by katieday
The Playboy Interview: Marshall McLuhan « NextNature.net
"A candid conversation with the high priest of popcult and metaphysician of media.

From “The Playboy Interview: Marshall McLuhan”, Playboy Magazine, March 1969. © Playboy"
marshall_mcluhan  media  article  technology  culture  imported_from_delicious 
october 2010 by katieday
Inviting Participation with Illegal Art
Illegal Art via kwout

Many thanks to colleague and fellow librarian Brian Mathews for pointing me to a super cool project, To Do, at his library, the University of California at Santa Barbara Library.  This project, a creation as a result of the collaboration between library staff, students, and Illegal Art, will be on display from September 20 until October 31.  What is the To Do project about?  The UCSB Library blog describes To Do :

Come see an interactive art installation that invites you to write down your own “to-do” lists and add to the collective consciousness of personal promises, social commitments and the yet to be done. The mural made entirely out of post-it notes will be on display on the first floor of the Davidson Library at UC Santa Barbara, across from the main elevators.

Illegal Art (www.illegalart.org) is a New York City based public art collective, whose goal is to create interactive public art to inspire self reflection, thought and human connection. Each piece is then presented or distributed in a manner in which participation is simple and
encouraged. For more information, on Illegal Art, visit, www.illegalart.org.

I think this is an original and unique way to invite patron participation and to create content that captures an aspect or snapshot of patron life and culture.  Kudos to librarian Lisa Koch who organized the installation of this project.  After viewing the photos from this library project as well as other projects facilitated by Illegal Art, I’m contemplating the possibilities for creating this type of participatory, cultural, and artistic project with my students at The Unquiet Library!  See other projects from Illegal Art by clicking here.

Filed under: inspiration Tagged: art, Brian Mathews, culture, Illegal Art, Lisa Koch, participation, participatory, participatory culture, to do, University of California at Santa Barbara Library
inspiration  art  Brian_Mathews  culture  Illegal_Art  Lisa_Koch  participation  participatory  participatory_culture  to_do  University_of_California_at_Santa_Barbara_Library  from google
september 2010 by katieday
Does Your Language Shape How You Think? - NYTimes.com
Guy Deutscher is an honorary research fellow at the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures at the University of Manchester. His new book, from which this article is adapted, is “Through the Language Glass: Why the World Looks Different in Other Lan
articles  language  culture  linguistics  imported_from_delicious 
august 2010 by katieday
NONZERO by Robert Wright
"Ingeniously employing game theory—the logic of "zero-sum" and "non-zero-sum" games—Wright isolates the impetus behind life’s basic direction: the impetus that, via biological evolution, created complex, intelligent animals; and then, via cultural evoluti
evolution  history  philosophy  future  science  culture  books  imported_from_delicious 
july 2010 by katieday
BBC - A History of the World - Home
"This site uses objects to tell a history of the world. You’ll find 100 objects from the British Museum and hundreds more from museums and people across the UK. What will you add to the collection?
bbc  british_museum  objects  history  anthropology  culture  education  museums  imported_from_delicious 
july 2010 by katieday
David Brooks - The Medium Is the Medium - NYTimes.com
"It could be that the real debate will not be books versus the Internet but how to build an Internet counterculture that will better attract people to serious learning."
digitalgist  reading  books  internet  culture  literacy  imported_from_delicious 
july 2010 by katieday
Globish: the worldwide dialect of the third millennium | Robert McCrum | Books | guardian.co.uk
<< for the past four years, I've been working on a book, Globish: How the English Language Became the World's Language, which argues that a seismic shift in the foundations of our lingua franca has transformed it from an expression of Anglo-American cult
english_language  world  books  culture  globalization  imported_from_delicious 
april 2010 by katieday
Remix, Reuse, Recombine: Holding a Seminar on Mash-Up Culture - The Learning Network Blog - NYTimes.com
lesson plan on mash-up culture online for students -- based on recent article on "texts without content" which featured Jaron Lanier's book among others
mashups  remix  culture  technology  students  education  lesson_ideas  media  jaron_lanier  imported_from_delicious 
march 2010 by katieday
Lens Culture Conversations with Photographers: Simon Roberts
<< British Photographer Simon Roberts chooses to embark on long-term, in-depth visual studies of people and the places they live. He describes his work as socio-documentary photography, which when viewed as a whole, can be seen as a rich, subjective sourc
anthropology  visuals  images  uk  russia  culture  imported_from_delicious 
march 2010 by katieday
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