Linear Perspective: Filippo Brunelleschi's Experiment An introduction to Filippo Brunelleschi's experiment regarding linear perspective, c. 1420, in front of the Baptistry in Florence Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker Brunelleschi and the Rediscovery of Linear Perspective Before looking at painting in the Early Renaissance, we need to learn about the discovery or rediscovery of linear perspective sometime close to 1420 by Filippo Brunelleschi (rediscovery, because the ancient Greeks and Romans may have understood linear perspective too, but if so, knowledge of it was lost during the Middle Ages). Diagram of the main elements of linear perspective—horizon line, vanishing point, and orthogonals. When Brunelleschi (re)discovered linear prespective circa 1420, Florentine painters and sculptors became obsessed with it, especially after detailed instructions were published in a painting manual written by a fellow Florentine, Leon Battista Alberti, in 1435.
Sun Tzu’s 5 Factors for Life Hacking Domination Imagine that I had in my possession the ultimate guide to life hacking. Imagine that I offered it to you with but one condition – that you must use it for good, not evil. Would you be interested? Surely you would. Imagine all the wonders you could achieve with it! Then I give you The Art of War, Sun Tzu’s epic and legendary masterpiece. Sun Tzu said: The Art of War, then, is governed by five constant factors, to be taken into account in one’s deliberations, when seeking to determine the conditions obtained in the field. So, whether you’re a full-time life hacker or not, Sun Tzu’s teachings apply to you. Enough preamble – let’s have at it! The Moral Law Sun Tzu said: “The Moral Law causes the people to be in complete accord with their ruler, so that they will follow him regardless of their lives, undismayed by any danger.” During Sun Tzu’s time, the Emperor was the chief ruler. To the life hacker, the Moral Law applies not to a figure of sovereign authority but to yourself. Heaven Earth
Museum Box Homepage 5 Ways To Hack Your Brain Into Awesomeness Much of the brain is still mysterious to modern science, possibly because modern science itself is using brains to analyze it. There are probably secrets the brain simply doesn't want us to know. But by no means should that stop us from tinkering around in there, using somewhat questionable and possibly dangerous techniques to make our brains do what we want. We can't vouch for any of these, either their effectiveness or safety. #5. So you just picked up the night shift at your local McDonald's, you have class every morning at 8am and you have no idea how you're going to make it through the day without looking like a guy straight out of Dawn of the Dead, minus the blood... hopefully. "SLEEEEEEEEEP... uh... What if we told you there was a way to sleep for little more than two hours a day, and still feel more refreshed than taking a 12-hour siesta on a bed made entirely out of baby kitten fur? Holy Shit! We're pretty sure Kramer did this once on Seinfeld. How Does It Work? #4. #3. 1. 2. 3.
Chain or Coptic Stitch Bookbinding Tutorial Here’s another method of binding your book with an open spine…a chain stitch or also called coptic stitch binding. This is a great method for when you have book covers that are individual boards instead of completely wrapped around the entire journal. You are basically binding all the signatures and covers together with a connected stitch that holds everything together tightly, but with super flexibility. From a materials standpoint, you’ll need your cover boards and paper signatures to go inside. The first thing I do is to cover my cover boards with the decorative paper. Then I stuck them on the boards, cutting the corners at a diagonal so that it’ll fold over nicely without too much bulk on the corners. You just smooth down one corner and make sure everything is flat without bubbles and continuing securing the other sides. Then to cover up the empty side, I put in some dark brown liner paper…that will be the inside of my journal cover. Repeat…repeat…repeat.
Exclusive: Tim Ferriss' Tips to Hack Your Body - HackCollege - Student-Powered Lifehacking Only 4 hours? Tell me more! Image used courtesy of Fair Use doctrine.There’s many superstars in the productivity world: David Allen, Merlin Mann, and Gina Trapani come to mind. Obviously we’ve got some budding minds here at HackCollege as well. There’s many superstars in the fitness world as well. But there’s only one person whose come out as a leading voice on both productivity and fitness. Tim and I got to talk about one of my favorite issues – health and fitness, and I asked him to elaborate on how 4HB would apply to college students. You might be surprised that Tim thinks college should be more than a factory for high-wage jobs. SQ: Alright, this is Sean Quinn from HackCollege here with Tim Ferriss of 4-Hour Body and 4-Hour Workweek fame. TF: I’m doing very well, thanks for having me. SQ: No problem. SQ: Sure, sure, sounds good. SQ: Go big or go home, I gotcha. SQ: That’s right. TF: In terms of time effectiveness, that’s the entire premise of the book. SQ: Gotcha. TF: Yeah. SQ: Sure.
The Basic Binding of Books: A Tutorial Tutorials | About Me | Contact | Soapmaking Tutorial Page 1 of 8 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | Leave a comment! In addition to your book making materials you will need: 1) A large working area (if you don't have a large area, you will need to clean up well after each stage) 2) Both large and small binder clips (I use them gratuitously) 3) A waste paper basket close by 4) A stack of clean scrap paper 5) Pre-cut sheets of wax paper 6) A wet cloth (for wiping glue from fingers) 7) A dry cloth Start by deciding how many pages and what dimensions you wish your book to be. Clamping the spine end with large binder clips (here I use cardboard to protect the pages) and allowing to compress overnight helps with having flatter signatures for sewing. It helps to make a pattern of your page for later use in measuring and cutting board, endpages, etc. Lay one of your signatures on a blank page and trace, then cut. Perfect. Measure and cut linen tape and mull cloth for the backbone.
“Urawaza”: 6 Fascinating Japanese Life Hacks I recently picked up a copy of “Urawaza: Secret Everyday Tips and Tricks from Japan” by Lisa Katayama, and I really enjoyed it. Described by Think Geek as “the Ninja version of Martha Stewart”, the book consists of dozens of off-centered lifestyle tips, covering everything from cooking tricks to winter sports. For example, you might “turbocharge” your winter sled by treating the bottom with nonstick cooking spray, or refresh stale coffee with a sprinkle of salt. Or, you might even use a household iron to help you perfect your bowling technique. If you have a common household problem, chances are that there is an urawaza trick that can help you out. The History of UrawazaAs author Lisa Katayama explains in the introduction of the book, the culture of urawaza had its roots in post-WWII Japan. The Look of the BookEach tip in the book is framed on a single page, outlining the dilemma, the urawaza solution, and a brief blurb that explains why the tip works from the scientific standpoint. 1.
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Mind Hacks Cool Infographics - Blog Speed Reading - Study Skills from MindTools Learning to Read More Efficiently Learn how to speed read, with James Manktelow & Amy Carlson. Think about how much reading you do every day. Perhaps you read the newspaper to catch up with what's going on in the world. You browse countless emails from colleagues. When you look at it, reading could be the work-related skill that you use most often! Maybe not. But what does becoming a better reader involve? How We Read Although you spend a good part of your day reading, have you ever thought about how you read? When you actually think about it, reading is quite a complex skill. Scientists now believe that each of your eyes lock onto a different letter at the same time, usually two characters apart. Advantages of Speed Reading Many people read at an average rate of 250 words per minute. However, imagine if you could double your rate to 500 words per minute. Another important advantage of speed reading is that you can better comprehend the overall structure of an argument. Note: Regression Tip:
21st Century Literacies: Tools for Reading the World In Intelligence Reframed Howard Gardner contends that "literacies, skills, and disciplines ought to be pursued as tools that allow us to enhance our understanding of important questions, topics, and themes." Today's readers become literate by learning to read the words and symbols in today's world and its antecedents. They analyze, compare, evaluate and interpret multiple representations from a variety of disciplines and subjects, including texts, photographs, artwork, and data. They learn to choose and modify their own communication based on the rhetorical situation. Point of view is created by the reader, the audience and the medium. Basic Language Literacy Visual Literacy Spatial Literacy Three Information Literacy Questions to Ask About a Map: Handout Historical Literacy Cultural Literacy Information Literacy Political Literacy and News Media Literacy Scientific Literacy Mathematical Literacy