” when Rydet was 67—when she began to work on what would become her magnum opus: the Sociological Record, a sweepingly comprehensive photographic “portrait” of Polish domestic life that would come to span decades, regions, and even countries. “
McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: A Prayer for Lost Phones. ” Let us pray for those who lose their phones and therefore cannot follow character-restricted utterances regarding occurrences on far-flung fields of play. Let us pray, dear Lord, for those whose phones are not with them today, and yet they suffer phantom rings upon their thighs and fight temptation every fifteen minutes to check for electronic transmissions or blog updates regarding their favorite professional football teams.” http://t.co/E8Zom6AUEw A Prayer for Lost Phones McSweeny’s “they suffer phantom rings upon their thighs & fight temptation every 15 minutes” — Tom Woodward (@twoodwar) November 8, 2013 tags: IFTTT Twitter weekly prayer phones McSweeney’s The New Aesthetic — designedconflictterritories: betaknowledge: … ” If Google ever decides to put this feature to use, you may end up one day aiming your curled hands at some object, and Google Glass would know that you ‘like’ it. And this would only work on Google devices, because of the patent. What a world!” tags: weekly google like future CIA Realizes It’s Been Using Black Highlighters All These Years | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source tags: cia onion highlighter parody weekly WordPress › Broken Link Checker « WordPress Plugins From archive.org – please don’t ever do this by hand. WordPress › Broken Link Checker « WordPress Plugins http://t.co/NPjaUNf9df #hcpsitrt — Tom […]
Text Visualization Browser tags: dataviz text weekly survey New Weapon in Day Laborers’ Fight Against Wage Theft: A Smartphone App – The New York Times “After three years of planning, an immigrant rights group in Jackson Heights is set to start a smartphone app for day laborers, a new digital tool with many uses: Workers will be able to rate employers (think Yelp or Uber), log their hours and wages, take pictures of job sites and help identify, down to the color and make of a car, employers with a history of withholding wages. They will also be able to send instant alerts to other workers. The advocacy group will safeguard the information and work with lawyers to negotiate payment.” tags: app weekly sociology Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.
In the first message, I have my ten year old son asking if I’ve created his WordPress blog yet. For the record, I did and told him in person- although the reminder was needed. The second message is an image from Alan’s Flickr stream who he has met and now follows on Flickr. He “favd” the image. The third message is a link to the image below. We’d had a brief discussion the other day because my eight year old was really unhappy that he has learned about metamorphosis multiple times in school. I asked if he knew that caterpillars essentially turned to soup in the chrysalis. He did not but was pleased to learn that little fact. I got the chrysalis image a day or two later and was able to respond with a link to an article on the whole caterpillar soup thing. This is just one of those little things that interweaves and extends our normal lives in ways I find interesting and meaningful. It’s an interweaving and extension of our conversations. It’s easy to overlook how interesting this is.