Today for homework I read an article about “continuous computing,” the idea that we are or soon will be always online, always connected. Well, I think that comes at a price, seems we’re liable to be “always distracted.”
I love how the Art Institute has created short videos for their Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity exhibit.
So even if you can’t see the exhibit, you can get a taste of it.
I discovered this clear, simple primer on how Braille works. Quite fascinating actually.
Thank you Chicago Tonight for introducing me to Emily Graslie of the YouTube channel, Brain Scoop. Emily’s engaging, accessible science videos teach viewers about a wide range of natural science topics, e.g. the difference between horns and antlers:
I think I implicitly knew some of these facts, but now it’s all clear and I can speak with confidence should a lull in dinner party conversation arise.
I love that this smart, creative woman got a job as the Field Museum‘s Curiosity Correspondent. Isn’t that a great job title?
Here’s one where Emily gets a wolf, which she skins in subsequent episodes.
- Meet the Brain Scoop at the Field Museum Friday (voices.suntimes.com)
- The Field Museum, Chicago
- New Platform Subbable Brings Subscriptions To Crowdfunding (turnstylenews.com)
- Vlogbrothers Launch Subbable, The NPR-Pledges-Meets-Kickstarter Funding Platform [Updates] (makeuseof.com)
- Hank Green Is Pissed Off About YouTube’s Constant Changes (tubefilter.com)
Cute, clever, and sensible.
Here are a few short films and YouKu discoveries my students have shared recently.
Watch and learn. This is a creative, brief history of typography. I love fonts and guess my favorite are: Optima, Futura, Palatino and the occasional funky font.
Do you have a favorite font?