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Rough Type: Nicholas Carr's Blog

Rough Type: Nicholas Carr's Blog
“Oh, outcast of all outcasts most abandoned! —to the earth art thou not for ever dead?” Returning to the Smashing Facebook meme — a meme of my own imagining, I acknowledge — it struck me that Edgar Alan Poe might shed light on the matter. Poe understood the psychology of social media when Mark Zuckerberg’s great-great-great-grandfather was still in short pants. Just yesterday, an acquaintance of mine let it be known that he was, as he put it, “off the Book.” Translation: he had cancelled his Facebook account.

400 Free Online Courses from Top Universities Advertisment Take online courses from the world’s top universities for free. Below, you will find 1,700 free online courses from universities like Yale, MIT, Harvard, Oxford and more. Brian Eno et les Stratégies Obliques Toutes les semaines, la Gaîté Lyrique et Gonzaï vous proposent le double G, soit l’association de deux lettres au service d’une même cause : la découverte des plaisirs enfouis, entre un accent circonflexe et le tréma. Cette semaine dans notre plan Culte, les Stratégies Obliques de Brian Eno. L’artiste entretient un rapport ambivalent avec l’avenir.

Julia Margaret Cameron Julia Margaret Cameron (11 de junio de 1815 - 26 de enero de 1879 ) fue una fotógrafa inglesa que se dedicó al retrato fotográfico de corte artístico, así como a la representación escenográfica de alegorías que la enmarcan en la corriente de la fotografía academicista. Biografía[editar] Nació en Garden Reach, Calcuta, como Julia Margaret Pattle, de padre oficial en la Compañía East Indias y descendiente de aristócratas franceses, el 11 de junio de 1815. De 1818 al 1834 estudio en París e Inglaterra. En la India conoce a su marido, Charles Hay Cameron dueño de una gran plantación de té. Veinte años mayor que ella, le proporciona una vida más que desahogada.

Korben - Actualité informatique high tech et geek Home The artist is in. Now playing Alexa Meade takes an innovative approach to art. Not for her a life of sketching and stretching canvases. Instead, she selects a topic and then paints it—literally. She covers everything in a scene—people, chairs, food, you name it—in a mask of paint that mimics what's below it. In this eye-opening talk Meade shows off photographs of some of the more outlandish results, and shares a new project involving people, paint and milk.

The Dictionary of Imaginary Places The Dictionary of Imaginary Places (1980, 1987, 1999) is a book written by Alberto Manguel and Gianni Guadalupi. It takes the form of a catalogue of fantasy lands, islands, cities, and other locations from world literature—"a Baedecker or traveller's guide...a nineteenth-century gazetteer" for mental travelling. The book[edit] To remain of manageable size, the Dictionary excludes places that are off the planet Earth (eliminating many science fiction locales), as well as "heavens and hells and places of the future," and literary pseudonyms for existing places, like the Yoknapatawpha County of William Faulkner or the Barsetshire of Anthony Trollope and Angela Thirkell.

Existentialism [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy] Existentialism is a catch-all term for those philosophers who consider the nature of the human condition as a key philosophical problem and who share the view that this problem is best addressed through ontology. This very broad definition will be clarified by discussing seven key themes that existentialist thinkers address. Those philosophers considered existentialists are mostly from the continent of Europe, and date from the 19th and 20th centuries. Outside philosophy, the existentialist movement is probably the most well-known philosophical movement, and at least two of its members are among the most famous philosophical personalities and widely read philosophical authors.

Creativity Creep Every culture elects some central virtues, and creativity is one of ours. In fact, right now, we’re living through a creativity boom. Few qualities are more sought after, few skills more envied. Everyone wants to be more creative—how else, we think, can we become fully realized people?