Titles of the Sublime Mundane: the Empty Calories of the Over-Obvious JF Ptak Science Books LLC Post 540 Sometimes publications have absolutely no pretense, stating exactly what it is that sleeps between their covers. And sometimes these titles seem more like declarative broadsides or posters and not books at all, the "book part", or any writing furthering the cover's statement, being unnecessary.
CanCraft: Guy Makes Papercraft Style Superhero/Cartoon/Video Game Characters Out Of Beer And Soda Cans Japanese artist Macaon makes figures of famous characters out of cut up beer and soda cans. No word if he needs somebody to help drink all those beers, but I know somebody interested if he does. SPOILER: It's me.
The Abacus Bracelet Hey, hipsters! So that 1980s calculator wristwatch you’re wearing isn’t retro enough for you anymore? Time to go waaaaay back in time with your wrist-worn calculating devices, all the way to the abacus. The bracelet is made from layers of bubinga veneer, glued around a form one layer at a time. Individually, each piece of wood is flexible, but when they’re glued together they hold their shape. Below are veneer sheets cut into 1.5″ wide strips for the bracelet. Ten Good Video Sources for Science Teachers and Students On Sunday evening I shared a list of ten good sources of social studies videos. To keep the video source series going I've created a list of sources for educational science videos. Here are ten good sources of science videos for students and teachers. On his website and YouTube channel Montana's 2011 Teacher of the Year Paul Anderson has uploaded more than 300 quality instructional videos like the ones about biology that are embedded below. TED-Ed offers dozens of videos on a variety of topics in science. I created a playlist of TED-Ed videos about how the human body works.
» 3301 ClevCode Lately there has been a lot of attention about the Cicada 3301 puzzles, and my work on them, after this article:The internet mystery that has the world baffled For more information about Cicada 3301 and my solutions for the 2012 challenge, keep on reading… If these kinds of puzzles and challenges interest you, you might also be interested in looking at the old GCHQ challenge:GCHQ: solve the online code, become a real-life spy 'Poetry Is Useless' and Other Merciless Engagements With Meaninglessness (Drawn and Quarterly)US: Jul 2015 Poetry is useless, writes Anders Nilsen at the outset of his new sketchbook compilation of the same name. So too, it appears, is narrative structure. Nilsen eschews both in a remarkable collection of sketches and short comics that combine to produce a profoundly existential statement. “I call my work quote/unquote experimental not because I form some hypothesis based on clearly delineated assumptions, develop a systematic procedure to test them and develop a more valid effective way of working, a more sound method… I call it experimental because I don’t have the faintest fucking idea what the fuck I’m doing,” he declares at the outset, inserting himself onto his own page.
152. ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS: The science all-stars poster So I originally just planned to do a poster featuring Newton’s famous quote along with the top 10 scientists in history. As I kept reading about all these great people, I kept adding more and more characters until it spiralled into the 47 people you see above. There’s no real criteria I had when choosing people, and being just a science fan and not an actual scientist, I’m sure I’m missing some important figures. Please share in the comments some of your favourite scientists that I haven’t included, especially if you know of any more women … it’s a bit of a sausage fest up there. I’m open to updating the poster with your suggestions.
Paper or Tablet? Reading Recall and Comprehension What effect do digital devices have on our digital brains? To uncover the influence on learning of using digital tablets for reading, the Coast Guard Leadership Development Center conducted an experiment to ascertain differences in recall and comprehension between tablet and paper readers. As of 2014, 63 percent of colleges reported using e-textbooks, while 27 percent planned to in the near future.1 But what drives these digital book policies and practices in higher education — technology or research? Considering the pervasiveness of digital devices, the lack of sufficient guidance for educators to make informed decisions about instruction and learning is disconcerting. Despite the widespread adoption of tablets in schools, ranging from elementary through higher education, research about the effects of tablet use on student learning has obvious gaps.
Super Creative Sites That Will Kick You In The Gut and Keep You Coming Back For More The following is my top 7 list of odd, zany, emotional websites that will kick you in the gut and keep you coming back for more. These kinds of sites are consistently most inspiring to me. They have the raw emotion that I crave and feed off daily.
MONIKA GRZYMALA Monika Grzymala presents Volume, a large scale installation, at the Morgan Library and Museum in New York City. We Shall Always Have Paper By Saida Santana Do you remember when paper was the preferred means of communication? There once was a world where paper and ink expressed our feelings and secrets, a world when letters did not have to compete with Ipads, e-books or e-mails. If you want to revel in the magic of paper and the miracle of calligraphy, you should not miss, Volume, a large scale installation at New York’s Morgan Library and Museum by Monika Grzymala, a Polish artist living in Berlin, which will be on view until November 3, 2013.