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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 […]
[kml_flashembed movie=”http://youtube.com/v/YVYLhDTv3eM” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] I saw this on Neatorama. It’s worth checking out for the mix of web 2.0 story telling twists. You’ve got chat, emoticons, a Middle Earth twist on Google Maps some texting. It’s a multimedia extension of the chat room colonization of the US concept. You’ve got lots of room to play with this concept in a variety of subjects – history and English are pretty obvious but you could use it wherever there’s an interaction of objects and create a narrative around it. It’d work in chemistry (enzymes as instigators comes to mind), science (biomes, cell interactions) and government (it’d be a fun way to look at the bill to law process- maybe as a Google Map).
The University of Richmond and a few other community groups organized a free viewing of the movie and then hosted a “courageous community conversation” following the movieIn case you were in my group, I was the guy that people started moving away from once I denounced the “Every kid can learn” guy. I was not the guy quoting Gladwell. Since I was haranguing people in person last night, I figured the least I could do was extend my efforts to the Internet. In case you haven’t seen it,Waiting for Superman is a long infomercial for charter schools. I would encourage watching it if- you love when things are simplified and polarized for maximum controversy you are looking for clips to use in your own charter school infomercial you want some stats to throw around in conversations The two options the movie gives are staying with union-based failing public schools or going to magical charter schools which guarantee successApparently, because they work so much harder and really believe every student can learn.. The fact that we have many “failure factories” in non-union states is ignored. There is no mention of any charter schools failing. I went into this figuring that even if the movie sucked, it would at least get people talking about education. I was mistaken. This movie simply provides […]