Weapon Of Mass Instruction: Artist Creates A Tank That Delivers Free Books. Raul Lemesoff, an eccentric artist in Buenos Aires, Argentina, has created a bizarre tank-like ‘Weapon Of Mass Instruction’ (Arma de Instruccion Masiva) that he intends to use to battle ignorance and spread knowledge.
Lemesoff converted a 1979 Ford Falcon into a bizarre tank-like vehicle complete with a swiveling turret, a non-functioning gun, and space to store about 900 books – inside and outside of the vehicle. A video about the project made by 7Up shows him driving through the streets of Buenos Aires and delivering books to young and old alike. His only demand – that they promise to read what he’s given them. “My missions are very dangerous,” the artist jokes in a video about his project. “I attack people in a very nice and fun way More info: sites.google.com | Facebook (h/t: mymodernmet) » Groundbreaking University of California policy extends free access to all s...
Today the University of California expands the reach of its research publications by issuing a Presidential Open Access Policy, allowing future scholarly articles authored by all UC employees to be freely shared with readers worldwide.
Building on UC’s previously-adopted Academic Senate open access (OA) policies, this new policy enables the university system and associated national labs to provide unprecedented access to scholarly research authored by clinical faculty, lecturers, staff researchers, postdoctoral scholars, graduate students and librarians – just to name a few. Comprising ten campuses, five medical centers, three national laboratories and nearly 200,000 employees, the UC system is responsible for over 2% of the world’s total research publications. UC’s collective OA policies now cover more authors than any other institutional OA policy to date.
Meredith Niles, who recently received her Ph.D. in Ecology from UC Davis, agrees. 25 Things Generation Xers Did as Kids that Could Get Today’s Kids Arrested. With all of the ridiculous new regulations, coddling, and societal mores that seem to be the norm these days, it’s a miracle those of us over 30 survived our childhoods.
Here’s the problem with all of this babying: it creates a society of weenies. There won’t be more rebels because this generation has been frightened into submission and apathy through a deliberately orchestrated culture of fear. No one will have faced adventure and lived to greatly embroider the story Kids are brainwashed – yes, brainwashed – into believing that the mere thought of a gun means you’re a psychotic killer waiting for a place to rampage. They are terrified to do anything when they aren’t wrapped up with helmets, knee pads, wrist guards, and other protective gear. Parents can’t let them go out and be independent or they’re charged with neglect and the children are taken away. Woe betide any teen who uses a tool like a pocket knife, or heck, even a table knife to cut meat. Lighting their own fire? Our independence. One generation. Ken Robinson: How schools kill creativity. This Is What Happens When A Kid Leaves Traditional Education.
Logan Laplante is a 13 year-old boy who was taken out of the education system to be home schooled instead.
Not only was he home schooled, but Logan had the ability to tailor his education to his interests and also his style of learning, something traditional education does not offer. As Logan has mentioned, when he grows up he wants to be happy and healthy. At a TEDx talk in 2013, he discussed how hacking his education is helping him achieve that goal. Ford, Carnegie, Rockefeller, Guggenheim. Teach ur children well. 1968. School & life.
Wifi. Dolls. Graduation. Over 500 Social Change Documentaries on 1 Page. Just imagine what could become possible if an entire city had seen just one of the documentaries above.
Just imagine what would be possible if everyone in the country was aware of how unhealthy the mainstream media was for our future and started turning to independent sources in droves. The Top 100 Activist Documentaries That You Can Watch Online. Human Universe. I heart intelligence FREE BOOKS: 100 legal sites to download literature - i h... Here is a list of over 40 educational websites where you can get a free educa... According to www.webometrics.info, there are more than 17 000 universities, but getting a degree in many of them is quite costly.
Many students around the world(and their families) get into big debt or have to work over sixty hours a week in order to afford an education. Two-thirds of the US college seniors who graduated in 2011 had student loan debt, with an average of over 27 000 USD per person. Reading those statistics I can’t stop thinking about those words from over 30 years ago: With mass education, it turned out that most people could be taught to read and write. In the same way, once we have computer outlets in every home, each of them hooked up to enormous libraries, where you can ask any question and be given answers, you can look up something you’re interested in knowing, however silly it might seem to someone else. – Isaac Asiov Enough with the words, here is a BADASS list of over 40 educational websites: 1. 21. You can also watch free documentaries here. Lego. Library. Higher return.