Creepiest GIF Yet
I made this as part of my 30 minutes of random art. It took 30 minutes in part because I had lots of help and ideas from my children who also balanced on me as I tried to select items. It’s something like extreme ironing but with PhotoShop. On the other hand, it may very well inform how they see media and teach them things about PhotoShop/concepts about layering etc.
This is another example of why I find the Internet so amazing. It’s nothing new. It’s just makes the kind of learning I find so attractive possible. Here’s the scenario. We were in a meeting an one of our new ITRTs, Rachel Toy, mentioned this Buck’s Institute Tool that’s meant to help shape driving questions. It’s meant to be printed out and then cut up and assembled. Even if you wanted to do it, it’d be hard to justify the construction time in most classrooms where you’d use this. Rachel also commented that building the paper version didn’t work all that well when she did it herself. For context, I know nothing about real programming or even sophisticated scripting. Over time and space, I’ve dabbled in AppleScript, FileMaker Pro scripting, and banging on WordPress themes. I did, however, cobble together some PHP scripts and make a single variable page that displayed a digital version of the Chinese fortune sticks I have from when I was a kid.It seems I never wrote a post about. I must be in Hell because I have so many good intentions. I have long wanted to make something that shuffled through a variety of variables and displayed them for the user. Based on my past experience with the fortune sticks, I figured I might be […]
Sea level study: James Hansen issues dire climate warning. “: Hansen’s study comes via a nontraditional publishing decision by its authors. The study will be published in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, an open-access “discussion” journal, and will not have formal peer review prior to its appearance online later this week. [Update, July 23: The paper is now available.] The complete discussion draft circulated to journalists was 66 pages long, and included more than 300 references. The peer review will take place in real time, with responses to the work by other scientists also published online. Hansen said this publishing timeline was necessary to make the work public as soon as possible before global negotiators meet in Paris later this year. Still, the lack of traditional peer review and the fact that this study’s results go far beyond what’s been previously published will likely bring increased scrutiny. On Twitter, Ruth Mottram, a climate scientist whose work focuses on Greenland and the Arctic, was skeptical of such enormous rates of near-term sea level rise, though she defended Hansen’s decision to publish in a nontraditional way.” tags: weekly socialmedia twitter peerreview research Rachel Berwick – may-por-é “During the attack, the Carib tribe had taken parrots which the Maypure’ people had kept as pets. Von Humboldt noted that the parrots were speaking words, not […]