Marcel Breuer Marcel Lajos Breuer (pronounced BROY-ər ;22 May 1902 – 1 July 1981), was a Hungarian-born modernist, architect and furniture designer of Jewish descent. One of the masters of Modernism, Breuer extended the sculptural vocabulary he had developed in the carpentry shop at the Bauhaus into a personal architecture that made him one of the world’s most popular architects at the peak of 20th-Century design. Life and work World War II: Why is it so important 70 years later? World War II is a huge topic. There are many sources both online and in print form. Primary Source materials: The Avalon Project at Yale University is a digital library relating to law, history and diplomacy. Its Word War II collection focuses on the diplomatic documents of the war.
6 Non-Teaching Books Every Teacher Should Read Posted 07/02/2015 8:20AM | Last Commented 07/22/2015 3:49PM A book promises the chance to escape the noise and busyness of our daily lives. In its pages we are never alone, yet we are also shut off, shut off from the thousand decisions and distractions that attack us at any moment. When we open ourselves up to a book we are embedded in the preciousness of ideas, growth, and mindful stimulation. Few modeled this better than Abraham Lincoln. Dachau concentration camp The Dachau concentration camp was established in 1933 and operated continuously until the end of the war in 1945. It was the first concentration camp of the Nazi regime and it is estimated that at least 188,000 prisoners were incarcerated there between 1933 and 1945. The Dachau concentration camp was established in 1933 and operated until the end of the war in 1945. It was one of the first concentration camps of the Nazi regime and it is estimated that at least 188,000 prisoners were held there between 1933 and 1945.
24 People Who Applied for the World's Toughest Job Were In for Quite a Surprise Here's a pretty cool project from Mullen for a client we won't immediately reveal, lest we spoil the surprise. (Scroll down to the bottom of credits, watch the video or click here to find out.) The Boston agency posted this job listing online for a "director of operations" position at a company called Rehtom Inc. Stephen Fry: What I Wish I Knew When I Was 18 Growing up, many of us assume that every adult can, by definition, give us life advice. When we grow up a little more, we realize that, like everything else, it isn’t quite that simple: though older people do, on the whole, seem eager and sometimes even desperate to dole out words of wisdom, whether those words apply in our own cases, or even make sense, falls to us to determine. And so we’d do better not to ask our elders to give us advice, but to give their younger selves advice: what, we might ask, do you wish you’d known before, say at the age of eighteen?
Noam Chomsky Talks About How Kids Acquire Language & Ideas in an Animated Video by Michel Gondry Open Culture These days Noam Chomsky is probably most famous for his consistent, outspoken criticism of U.S. foreign policy. Yet before the War on Terror and the War on Drugs, Chomsky became internationally famous for proposing a novel solution to an age-old question: what does a baby know? Plato argued that infants retain memories of past lives and thus come into this world with a grasp of language. John Locke countered that a baby’s mind is a blank slate onto which the world etches its impression. After years of research, Chomsky proposed that newborns have a hard-wired ability to understand grammar. When a man asks people to translate a hate message he's received, their response is unforgettable. Hi Hi. Lukas. Dzei.
32 Animated Videos by Wireless Philosophy Teach You the Essentials of Critical Thinking Do you know someone whose arguments consist of baldly specious reasoning, hopelessly confused categories, archipelagos of logical fallacies buttressed by seawalls of cognitive biases? Surely you do. Perhaps such a person would welcome some instruction on the properties of critical thinking and argumentation? Not likely? This Map Lets You Listen To Sacred Spaces From Around The World - Electronic Beats Sacred Spaces launches today, with producers remixing global church, temple and prayer sounds Cities and Memory is a worldwide field recording and sound art project that lets you listen to field recordings from over more than 55 countries via its Global Sound Map. Now Cities and Memory has launched a project titled Sacred Spaces, which aims to examine “the crucial role sound has played in our spiritual and religious lives for thousands of years” and to explore “the sonic similarities between different religions and different types of sacred space from across the world.” Sacred Spaces is Cities and Memory’s biggest project to date, with 123 artists and field recordists from around the world contributing sounds from 34 countries. You can listen to the full Sacred Spaces map here.
48 Hours of Joseph Campbell Lectures Free Online: The Power of Myth & Storytelling Photo by "Folkstory" features Joseph Campbell (left) with Jonathan Young, via Wikimedia Commons. You may not be interested in politics, they say, but politics is interested in you. The same, if you believe famed mythologist Joseph Campbell, goes for myth: far from explaining only the origin of the world as believed by extinct societies, it can explain the power of stories we enjoy today — up to and including Star Wars. The Scotsman's guide to Scotch whisky pronunciation - Scotsman Food and Drink We asked Frank Murphy of the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow to help us to create a guide on the correct way to say the names of some of the Scotch whisky distilleries which are the hardest to pronounce. From Laphroaig to Auchroisk, the names of some Scottish distilleries can often seem impossible to pronounce. To help we have created a quick video guide with Frank, showing how to pronounce some of the harder distilleries to help impress your friends or simply make it easier to order them the next time you want a dram. AnCnoc (Knockdhu Distillery) (Region: Highlands, Founded: 1893, Owner: Inverhouse distilleries, Address: Knock, Huntly AB54 7LJ)