Philographics — Genis Carreras Philographics Philographics is a series of posters that explain big ideas in simple shapes. They are the result of combining the world of philosophy with graphic design. Unsounded September 23, 2016, at 12:00 AM With these two NSFW pages and a Ch12 preview, that's a wrap for chapter 11! Unsounded's been going since July of 2010. Lexical Distance Among the Languages of Europe « Etymologikon™ Posted by Teresa Elms on 4 March 2008 This chart shows the lexical distance — that is, the degree of overall vocabulary divergence — among the major languages of Europe. The size of each circle represents the number of speakers for that language. Circles of the same color belong to the same language group. All the groups except for Finno-Ugric (in yellow) are in turn members of the Indo-European language family.
13 Hilariously Bizarre Vintage Ads Have you ever seen old advertisements from vintage newspapers and magazines? Iâ€™m not saying our ads today have drastically improved in quality, but at least they donâ€™t force you to read 700 words just to figure out what theyâ€™re trying to sell. Itâ€™s a miracle anybody ever sold anything back in the olden days. Anyway, today weâ€™re ranking some of the weirdest vintage ads youâ€™ll ever see. Reading insecurity: The crippling fear that the digital age has left you unable to read deeply and thoughtfully. Everett Collection Slate is an online magazine, which means you are almost certainly reading this on a screen. It is more likely to be morning than evening. You are perhaps at work, chasing a piece of information rather than seeking to immerse yourself in a contemplative experience. You probably have other tabs open—you will flick to one if I go on too long.
100 Diagrams That Changed the World Since the dawn of recorded history, we’ve been using visual depictions to map the Earth, order the heavens, make sense of time, dissect the human body, organize the natural world, perform music, and even concretize abstract concepts like consciousness and love. 100 Diagrams That Changed the World (public library) by investigative journalist and documentarian Scott Christianson chronicles the history of our evolving understanding of the world through humanity’s most groundbreaking sketches, illustrations, and drawings, ranging from cave paintings to The Rosetta Stone to Moses Harris’s color wheel to Tim Berners-Lee’s flowchart for a “mesh” information management system, the original blueprint for the world wide web. It appears that no great diagram is solely authored by its creator. Most of those described here were the culmination of centuries of accumulated knowledge.
reMIND I don’t usually bring up world events on this blog but I just can’t help myself. This is just too big to ignore. So we all know about the current war going on in Syria and Damascus (the capital of Syria) right? You have probably been hearing about all the drama between Israel, Russia, China and the US and everyone else right? Well, have you ever read Isaiah 17? Google’s Ray Kurzweil predicts how the world will change Ray Kurzweil is sitting in an office in San Francisco’s tallest building overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. Over 45 minutes, speaking rapidly in monotone sentences dense with facts and ideas, Google’s director of engineering has outlined a future for the world that would seem incredible, were it not that this man has a 30-year track record of making seemingly bonkers predictions that have proved to be accurate. Among other things, Kurzweil predicted that the internet would become central to our lives when it was still a niche and unreliable network in the Eighties; he pinpointed when computers would be able to beat humans at chess, eight years before the world champion Garry Kasparov was defeated by IBM’s Deep Blue; and he foresaw the collapse of the Soviet Union. Kurzweil doesn’t just foretell the future, though — he is also responsible for helping to shape it. One of his current projects is the Google Brain.
Tarantino baby names Did you know that more babies are conceived in the fall than any other season? With the cooler weather and the holiday festivities, the desire to get cozy and hibernate creates perfect procreation conditions. If you are a part of this special group get ready for nine months of non-stop baby name discussions. Naming your kiddo should be fun so we thought we’d help you out. You love QT’s films and his characters, so why not name your precious after someone you have admired for so long.
School Days Whether you experience it vicariously through your children, or are simply reliving your own school days, it’s difficult when Labor Day comes around not to feel those old butterfly stirrings of anxiety and anticipation. School, from kindergarten to twelfth grade, is rich terrain for tumult and transformation, and it can be thrilling to see those upheavals explored in fiction. The ur-school story in The New Yorker was, of course, Muriel Spark’s “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie,” which took up almost an entire issue of the magazine in October, 1961. (Subscribers can read it in full here.) For this collection, we took a look at more recent depictions of the educational life.