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The School of Life

The School of Life

An Animated Introduction to Michel Foucault, "Philosopher of Power" Do you still need a working knowledge of the ideas of Michel Foucault to hold your own on the cocktail party circuit? Probably not, but the ideas themselves, should you bring them up there, remain as fascinating as ever. But how, apart from entering (or re-entering) grad school, to get started learning about them? Just look above: Alain de Botton’s School of Life has produced a handy eight-minute primer on the life and thought of the controversial “20th-century French philosopher and historian who spent his career forensically criticizing the power of the modern bourgeois capitalist state.” Perhaps that sounds like a parody of the activity of a French philosopher, but if you watch, you’ll find highlighted elements of Foucault’s grand intellectual project still relevant to us today. Once the School of Life has got you briefed on this wealthy altar boy (!) Related Content: Michel Foucault – Beyond Good and Evil: 1993 Documentary Explores the Theorist’s Controversial Life and Philosophy

Corpus Stunning 10K Timelapse of Brazil 10328x7760 - A 10K Timelapse Demo from SCIENTIFANTASTIC on Vimeo. To showcase the awesome power of the PhaseOne IQ180 camera, timelapser and photographer Joe Capra, a.k.a. Scientifantastic, had to become a surgeon of sorts. 10328x7760 - A 10K Timelapse Demo is exactly what it sounds like: a timelapse video constructed out of photographs with a resolution higher than your computer can handle. Full screen this. Seriously. "This footage comes from some shots I did while shooting 4K and 8K timelapses in Rio De Janeiro for a major electronics manufacturer," says Capra in the video's description. "I wanted to show a couple things with this demo video," Capra explains. Check out 10328x7760 - A 10K Timelapse Demo above, and enjoy the glorious detail with these screencaps below: 14% scale. 50% scale 100% scale Check out more of Joe Capra's work on Vimeo and Scientifantastic. Related: Swooping Seagull Flight Paths Revealed in Time-Blended Video Soaring Over San Francisco Looks Even Better in 4K

Dicionários DGPC | Palaeobotany Palaeobotany is the study of vegetal remains (macro and micro fossils) deposited and preserved in various types of sediments. This discipline mainly focuses on the remains encountered in archaeological sites and in their surroundings. Palaeobotany includes different scientific areas: Carpology (seed studies), Anthracology (charcoal studies) and Palynology (study of pollen and other micro-remains). The identification of plant micro and macro fossils permits the interpretation of past natural environments as well as changes in climate, sea level and coast line and the human impact on nature. The study of archaeological deposits may assist in the interpretation of important questions related to anthropogenic impact on the vegetation from agriculture (start, type, cultivated plants, etc.), the introduction of new species, collection and use of wild plants, pastures, deforestation and reforestation, among others. Reference collection Macro-fossils: · Seeds (Carpoteca) Micro-fossils:

Best of 2013: James Jean, February 2013 For the rest of the month, we are looking back on some of our favorite features from our print edition. Today, we look at the February 2013 cover story with James Jean. At the time, James Jean retired, then didn’t really retire at all. In a similar vein of Michael Jordan, who retired from one phase of his career only to return stronger and more well-equipped to dominate once again, Jean left the illustration world behind in 2008, redefining himself as one of the most talented and intriguing fine artists of his generation... On the eve of perhaps the biggest show of his career, Parallel Lives, opening at Tilton Gallery in NYC on January 9, 2013 Jean was, once again, at a crossroads. This conversation covers everything from his newest work, his personal life, and how he wants to escape.

Go Set A Watchman: read the first chapter - interactive Since Atlanta, she had looked out the dining-car window with a delight almost physical. Over her breakfast coffee, she watched the last of Georgia’s hills recede and the red earth appear, and with it tin-roofed houses set in the middle of swept yards, and in the yards the inevitable verbena grew, surrounded by whitewashed tires. She grinned when she saw her first TV antenna atop an unpainted Negro house; as they multiplied, her joy rose. Jean Louise Finch always made this journey by air, but she decided to go by train from New York to Maycomb Junction on her fifth annual trip home. For one thing, she had the life scared out of her the last time she was on a plane: the pilot elected to fly through a tornado. For another thing, flying home meant her father rising at three in the morning, driving a hundred miles to meet her in Mobile, and doing a full day’s work afterwards: he was seventy-two now and this was no longer fair. She was glad she had decided to go by train. “Want to drive?” Now.

Universidade de Aveiro disponibiliza, na net, mais de 2500 livros sobre África e Oriente - Observatório da Língua Portuguesa O projeto, que existe desde setembro de 1996, é executado pela Universidade de Aveiro e pelo Centro de Estudos sobre África e do Desenvolvimento (CESA) de Lisboa e tem contado com a participação de instituições de Cabo Verde, Guiné-Bissau, Moçambique, Portugal, São Tomé e Príncipe e Goa. No site, com o endereço além de registos bibliográficos para orientação de investigadores e curiosos, estão agora disponíveis e com livre acesso obras digitalizadas que vão desde livros da escola primária do tempo colonial, a relatórios de antigos governadores das então colónias e outros documentos oficiais. De acordo com Carlos Sangreman, da Universidade de Aveiro, o projeto "Memória de África e do Oriente" em dezembro atingiu 353.991 registos bibliográficos e 343.819 páginas digitalizadas e a base de dados já vai ser acrescentada. Lusa / Fim

After the Storm WeAreCulture24 | ‘Fit for China’ Digital Showcasing Project Are you an ambitious UK arts or heritage organisation looking for opportunities to reach and engage Chinese audiences online with your cultural offer and assets? Are you interested in working collaboratively and learning though action? Do you feel that your existing digital assets are under exploited when engaging international audiences? If so, the ‘Fit for China’ Digital Showcasing project is perfect for you Culture24 and the British Council, in partnership with Storythings, are excited to announce a new free collaborative project aiming to develop relevant and engaging UK online cultural content for international audiences with a focus on China. How to apply online If you are interested in this opportunity please read all the information and then complete this expression of interest form no later than 5pm on Monday 3rd August 2015 (deadline recently extended). Who can apply? Requirements to take part * You will be a non-profit UK arts or cultural heritage organisation What’s involved?