“Most weeks, we post old news photographs that have incomplete and even erroneous titles. The steady addition of informative comments remains much appreciated, and we have folded almost 9,000 updated photo captions back into our own online catalog. The rapid deciphering of “Mystery Photos” that had no title at all is also very impressive!”
This is a guide for instructing posthumans in Dadaism ” In such times Dada objects amuse everybody, and since these objects are (mostly) made collectively, they are a strong community bond. Amusement (of oneself and others) and the making of art communities are the goals of Dada. Dada is a priori against everything, including goals and itself, but this creative negation is very amusing and is meant to be shared. For one whole century, Dada has delighted in uncovering and using contradictions, paradoxes, and negations, the most important of which are: 1. most people read signs, Dadas make signs, and 2. most people are scared of scary faces, Dada makes scary faces.” “ tags: dada weekly ds106 thoughtvectors dadaism tweet Open Payments Data Doctors and their payments . . . tags: data medicine government Health Care Big Pharma weekly Texas alligator attack: Man killed in Orange County – CNN.com “”He removed his shirt, removed his billfold … someone shouted a warning and he said ‘blank the alligators’ “ tags: weekly alligator attack texas Six reasons the blanket octopus is my new favorite cephalopod | Deep Sea News ” Young female blanket octopuses literally rip the tentacles right off portuguese man-o-war jellies, and uses them like little octopus nunchuks. Octopuses hold onto these tentacles with their suckers, and the scientist who accidentally discovered this “experienced […]
Norman O. Dawn Collection “Norman O. Dawn (1884–1975) was a relatively obscure yet historically significant early special effects cinematographer, inventor, artist, and motion picture director, writer, and producer. He worked with many important film pioneers including Mack Sennett, Carl Laemmle, Irving Thalberg, and Erich von Stroheim. The Dawn collection features 164 display cards that illustrate over 230 of the 861 special effects Dawn created in more than 80 movies. Also present is a small amount of manuscript material, including correspondence, drawings, and reminiscences. “ tags: special effects notebook documentation fx weekly Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.
This is why you shouldn’t believe that exciting new medical study – Vox “In 2003, researchers writing in the American Journal of Medicine discovered something that should change how you think about medical news. They looked at 101 studies published in top scientific journals between 1979 and 1983 that claimed a new therapy or medical technology was very promising. Only five, they found out, made it to market within a decade. Only one (ACE inhibitors, a pharmaceutical drug) was still extensively used at the time of their publication. “ tags: weekly research science press truth lies reality It’s Okay To Be Smart • Science and art share a common mandate—to find… “Science and art share a common mandate—to find surprise in the ordinary by seeing it from an unexpected point of view.” Bloom tags: science art quote weekly New Tropes for Old – Futility ClosetFutility Closet “The steps below will, “like machinery in factories,” convert a Gothic romance into a sentimental novel:” tags: weekly ds106 fodder language What it’s like to teach evolution at the University of Kentucky – Boing Boing ““If we evolved from monkeys, why are there still monkeys?” My response was and is always the same: We didn’t evolve from monkeys. Humans and monkeys evolved from a common ancestor. One ancestral population evolved in one direction toward […]