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In this section of the site we bring you curated collections of images, books, audio and film, shining a light on curiosities and wonders from a wide range of online archives. With a leaning toward the surprising, the strange, and the beautiful, we hope to provide an ever-growing cabinet of curiosities for the digital age, a kind of hyperlinked Wunderkammer – an archive of materials which truly celebrates the breadth and variety of our shared cultural commons and the minds that have made it. Some of our most popular posts include visions of the future from late 19th century France, a dictionary of Victorian slang and a film showing the very talented “hand-farting” farmer of Michigan. With each post including links back to the original source we encourage you to explore these wonderful online sources for yourself. Check out our Sources page to see where we find the content.

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Googly Eyes Foundation Ah yes, eyebombing, the street art equivalent of drawing a funny mustache on Mona Lisa. So ubiquitous it’s impossible to credit anyone for inventing it… and yet for some reason it never quite stops being hilarious? Or maybe it’s just me. Probably just me. The Case Against Reality As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions — sights, sounds, textures, tastes — are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about it — or when we find ourselves fooled by a perceptual illusion — we realize with a jolt that what we perceive is never the world directly, but rather our brain’s best guess at what that world is like, a kind of internal simulation of an external reality. Still, we bank on the fact that our simulation is a reasonably decent one. If it wasn’t, wouldn’t evolution have weeded us out by now? The true reality might be forever beyond our reach, but surely our senses give us at least an inkling of what it’s really like. Not so, says Donald D.

Sojourn to the Past » Education Links Journey Details Itinerary Speakers Sign-Ups and Forms Get Involved Photo Gallery Doing a research paper on the Civil Rights Movement or a Civil Rights Leader? King Papers Project and the Liberation Curriculum website The King Papers Project is the most extensive collection of Dr. King’s writings, speeches and sermons. Thousands of documents have been made available online! Abraham Lincoln's letter to his son's teacher He will have to learn, I know, that all men are not just,all men are not true.But teach him also that for every scoundrel there is a hero;that for every selfish Politician, there is a dedicated leader...Teach him for every enemy there is a friend, Steer him away from envy,if you can,teach him the secret ofquiet laughter. Let him learn early that the bullies are the easiest to lick... Teach him, if you can,the wonder of books... But also give him quiet time to ponder the eternal mystery of birds in the sky,bees in the sun, and the flowers on a green hillside.

Top 50 Free Fonts Created in 2010 2010 is just going to end leaving good and bad memories and moments for everybody. 2010 also gave us some of the most professional, creative, fanciful, elegant, imaginative and graceful fonts of all time. Today we have collected a collection of top 50 free fonts created in 2010. We hope you will like this collection. Your meat addiction is destroying the planet “Jesus,” Molly said, her own plate empty, “gimme that. You know what this costs?” She took his plate. “They gotta raise a whole animal for years and then they kill it. This isn’t vat stuff.” She forked a mouthful up and chewed.” – William Gibson, Neuromancer (1984)

Download 67,000 Historic Maps (in High Resolution) from the Wonderful David Rumsey Map Collection Stanford University’s been in the news lately, what with expanding its tuition waiver last year and now facing renewed scrutiny over its ultra-low admissions rate. These stories have perhaps overshadowed other Stanford news of a more academic nature: the arrival of the David Rumsey Map Center, which celebrated its grand opening yesterday and continues the festivities today and tomorrow. While these kinds of university improvements are rarely of much interest to the general public, this one highlights a collection worth giving full attention. Well, for those of us, that is, who love maps. This Dad Creates Impressive, Heartwarming Toast Sculptures for His Daughters' Breakfast Some sculptors make art out of bronze, some make art out of marble, and some make art out of a couple slices of toast bread. Adam Perry, the artist behind Instagram sensation 2slicesoftoast, creates a different toast sculpture for his daughters every day. Because of Perry's younger daughter's severe food allergies, toast with sunflower oil spread is one of very few breakfast option. So, to keep her breakfast exciting, he started turning breakfast into a chance to make art. © 2Slicesoftoast / Instagram Perry makes these sculptures in the time it takes the kettle to boil each morning (which makes sense, since Perry's family lives just outside London).

MLA Formatting and Style Guide Summary: MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities. This resource, updated to reflect the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th ed.) and the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (3rd ed.), offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page. Contributors:Tony Russell, Allen Brizee, Elizabeth Angeli, Russell Keck, Joshua M. Paiz, Purdue OWL StaffLast Edited: 2012-05-09 07:17:57 Please use the example at the bottom of this page to cite the Purdue OWL in MLA.

The History of Europe: 5,000 Years Animated in a Timelapse Map If you’re an Open Culture old timer, you know the work of EmperorTigerstar–a Youtuber who specializes (to quote myself) “in documenting the unfolding of world historical events by stitching together hundreds of maps into timelapse films”. We’ve previously featured his “map animations” of the U.S. Civil War (1861-1865), World War I (1914-1918), and World War II (1939-1945) and also the History of Rome. This week, the map animator released The History of Europe: Every Year. Heider-Simmel: Is there a story? Back in the 1940s, psychologists Fritz Heider and Marianne Simmel made a simple animated film. Heider and Simmel used it in an experiment: They asked people to watch the film and describe what they saw happening. Try it out yourself. Here’s the Heider-Simmel film.

hist110/outline.html History 110 Syllabus - Fall 2012 T/Th, 9:30-10:50 Dr. Gayle Olson-Raymer Founders Hall 165, Phone: 826-4788 Office Hours in Founders Hall 165 : Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-5:00 pm and by appointment Office Hours online via email: Wednesdays from 10:30-Noon. go1@ Changes were made to the syllabus for discussions on 11/15- see below Upon completing this course students will be able to distinguish the key philosophies of the framers of the U.S.

Bear and WOLF's unlikely friendship caught on camera by photographer By Anna Edwards Published: 16:12 BST, 4 October 2013 | Updated: 11:28 BST, 5 October 2013 Both are meant to be isolated hunters that strike fear into everything they meet. AISD: Social Studies - High School Have you visited: This site is the talk of the US History circles currently. SHEG provides an amazing collection of lessons, resources, and thought-provoking strategies for the classroom. The Reading Like a Historian curriculum engages students in historical inquiry.