Simplexity Simplexity is an emerging theory that proposes a possible complementary relationship between complexity and simplicity. The term draws from General Systems Theory, Dialectics (philosophy) and Design. Jeffrey Kluger wrote a book about this phenomenon that describes how house plants can be more complicated than industrial plants, how a truck driver's job can be as difficult as a CEO's and why 90% of the money donated to help cure diseases are given only to the research of 10% of them (and vice versa). Happy Birthday, Brain Pickings: 7 Things I Learned in 7 Years of Reading, Writing, and Living by Maria Popova Reflections on how to keep the center solid as you continue to evolve. UPDATE: The fine folks of Holstee have turned these seven learnings into a gorgeous letterpress poster inspired by mid-century children’s book illustration. On October 23, 2006, I sent a short email to a few friends at work — one of the four jobs I held while paying my way through college — with the subject line “brain pickings,” announcing my intention to start a weekly digest featuring five stimulating things to learn about each week, from a breakthrough in neuroscience to a timeless piece of poetry.
Dino Pet – BioPop The lifespan of the dinoflagellates will vary based on their exposure to sunshine, external temperature and how quickly they require new nutrients to be supplemented. Typically, a Dino Pet will live for approximately 1 month to 3 months on nothing but a little indirect sunlight. If you want to extend the life of your pet, simply add a little bit of BioPop Dino Food to the mix and you can extend their life, forever… Seriously, by regularly adding Dino Food, the dinos can potentially reproduce indefinitely. If you accidentally forget to feed them and they all expire, you can also purchase refills of the dinoflagellates for your Dino Pet from BioPop (now available with zero guilt trips!). If this is all getting a little overwhelming, don’t worry — a complete care manual is included with the shipment of your Dino Pet. BioPop guarantees that your Dino Pet will arrive alive and healthy.
Adventures in Mathematical Knitting Rendering mathematical surfaces and objects in tactile form requires both time and creativity sarah-marie belcastro I have known how to knit since elementary school, but I can’t quite remember when I first started knitting mathematical objects. At the latest, it was during my first year of graduate school. I knitted a lot that year, because I never got enough sleep and needed to keep myself awake during class. During the fall term I made a sweater for my dad, finishing the seams right after my last final, and in the spring I completed a sweater for my mom.
Fractal Figure 1a. The Mandelbrot set illustrates self-similarity. As the image is enlarged, the same pattern re-appears so that it is virtually impossible to determine the scale being examined. Katherine Kam is a journalist in the San Francisco Bay Area who specializes in health reporting. Baggage Check It’s a tale of two men. Alfred Paine began life in wealth and privilege. Da Vinci Models Inspired by the conceptual drawings of Leonardo da Vinci, these interactive models are as fun to build as they are to play with. The accurately cut and drilled wood parts need no edge sanding, and each kit can be assembled in about two hours, requiring only glue that you supply. Detailed instructions are provided. The ornithopter (Greek for bird-winged) is a design for an aircraft that uses the arm and leg movements of a human pilot to flap birdlike wings, simulated in this model by turning a hand crank.
Arabian Antiquities of Spain My daughter thinks I should write about a girl who finds a million dollars and spends it all on a Shetland pony. I pointed out that in a Universe that's expanding infinitely in all directions, it's unreasonable to seek gratification from material objects, especially ponies. Then she punched me in the stomach. But it's true that it's hard to know what to write about. Take a post about the book Arabian Antiquities of Spain (1815); it could be about murals, designing tessellations, Islamic Architecture and the Alhambra, or the history of Orientalism in Western Art. There's just too much good stuff out there. The human microbiome: Me, myself, us WHAT’S a man? Or, indeed, a woman? Biologically, the answer might seem obvious.
SuperShapes Generator View Manipulation You can interactively adjust the 3D view of the model using a mouse, pen or stylus, or by touch on a tablet or phone. You can also use the items in the 3D View Settings popup. Rotation: Drag with the left/right button or a single finger, or use the arrow keys. Elitism ‘La scultura lingua morta III’, the first solo show at the gallery by Italian artist Giorgio Andreotta Calò. ‘La scultura lingua morta III’ gravitates around sculpture, a discipline that the artist has been following for years, alongside site-specific and performative works. Sculpture is therefore the result of an entropic process of transformation that starts with a human, natural gesture, which extends in space and time and crystallises into an object; an object which represents through its form and material the last stage of the modification of matter.
12 Inspiring Urban Image Galleries 12 Inspiring Urban Image Galleries | 500+ Pictures Jump in and take incredible visual tour of the best of WebUrbanist, from alternative forms of graffiti to amazing green designs and awe-inspiring abandoned places from around the world. Collection 1: Alternative Street Art and Graffiti Think Complexity by Allen B. Downey Buy this book from Amazon.com. Download this book in PDF. Read this book online.