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Apple on Thinking Differently: Apple’s ‘s 1997 ‘Think Different’ Advertising Campaign I decided recently that it’s time to get this blog focused a little more on … helping people think differently. So, I’ve been thinking quite a bit lately about just what exactly it means to “think differently” (and I list 12 ways to think differently below). The meaning of ‘think differently” is not as simple as it sounds! Architectural Visualization Recordings from CG School Looking for On-Site and Online Courses? - Click on the “Purchase” link to purchase the videos. - Click on “Recorded Course” to view details about the recording. *Includes 3.5 Hours of V-Ray 2.0 Training for Free ($99 Value) Multiple discounts are automatically provided when you register for multiple recordings when you purchase online.

Introduction to the Great Books of the Western World The best way to understand the world you live in now is to read the Western canon. By reading these classic books, you’ll develop a deep understanding of why our society is the way it is, why our government operates the way it does, and how the great ideas of history have come to shape our beliefs. You cannot truly think for yourself if you cannot recognize where your ideas and beliefs originate from. The Whole Earth Catalog Effect [Header = Intro] In the opening pages of The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, Tom Wolfe describes “a thin blond guy with a blazing disk on his forehead,” wearing “just an Indian bead necklace on bare skin and a white butcher’s coat with medals from the King of Sweden on it.” This guy is Stewart Brand, a Stanford-educated biologist and an ex–Army paratrooper turned Ken Kesey cohort and fellow merry prankster who, in 1966, at age 28, had launched a nationwide campaign to convince nasa to release for the first time a photo of the entire planet taken from space. (He made buttons reading “Why Haven’t We Seen a Photograph of the Whole Earth Yet?” and hitchhiked around the country selling them.)

The Manual For Civilization Begins As we near completion on the construction at the new Long Now space in Fort Mason, we are also building the collection of books that will reside here. We have named this collection the Manual for Civilization, and it will include the roughly 3000 books you would most want to rebuild civilization. While this may sound a little apocalyptic, we are not predicting any collapse of civilization.

Useful and Fun things to do with the Ubuntu Terminal  If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed and if you have questions related to your ubuntu system post question to our forums. Thanks for visiting! Sponsored Link I want to learn 3D animation?from where i should start It does not matter all too much which 3d animation package you use, whether Lightwave, Maya, Max, XSI, Cinema 4D, Houdini or Blender. What is important is a general understanding of the 3d animation workflow: modeling, texturing (materials), rigging a character, lighting, animation and rendering/compositing techniques. Start with simple projects, and work you way up from there. If you are aiming for a job, it might be a good idea to specialize in one or two disciplines (Maya and 3dsMax are kinda standard issue). Also, decide on what you like best - character animation, architectural visualization, medical animation, etcetera to name just a few fields.

Companion Guide to ZEITGEIST - Excerpts from DocStoc Website Introduction "For what is now called the Christian religion existed of old and was never absent from the beginning of the human race until Christ came in the flesh. Then true religion which already existed began to be called Christian.” Saint Augustine, Retractiones (I, xiii) “The Religion proclaimed by him to All Nations was neither New nor Strange.” The WELL The Whole Earth 'Lectronic Link, normally shortened to The WELL, is one of the oldest virtual communities in continuous operation. As of June 2012, it had 2,693 members.[2] It is best known for its Internet forums, but also provides email, shell accounts, and web pages. The discussion and topics on the WELL range from deeply serious to trivial, depending on the nature and interests of the participants. History[edit] In August 2005 Salon Media Group announced that it was looking for a buyer for the WELL, in order to concentrate on other business lines.