I’m going to be co-teaching a class for our county’s administrators on creative communication. The idea is basically that email is boring and often ignored so spicing things up really helps for important communications. You can check out some of the work of my co-teacher, Jen Maddux, below (a few more of her movies to follow later).
After finishing my degree in philosophy, I needed… – more than 95 theses “After finishing my degree in philosophy, I needed a career. I have no regrets pursuing my MBA at Stanford and in the various experiences that followed from that choice. Would I have done the same thing if I had, say, a trust fund paying my living expenses? Probably not. But I am more of a person today for the intellectual rigor I assimilated at the Boston Consulting Group and McKinsey, or for doing an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange. I could list many benefits I gained from these experiences, but I will cite one. The microeconomic modeling and game theory analysis I learned at the Boston Consulting Group has helped me explain developments in the history of music that I would never have understood if I had spent my entire life in the arts. “ tags: weekly blends interdisciplinary arts sciences Business McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: I’m All Caught Up! “Guys, I did it. I did it! I’m caught up! I experienced every show, movie, webisode, album, book, webcomic, podcast, video game, Twitter feed, Tumblr, Instagram, Reddit AMA, and op-ed you guys were telling me I had to check out. Now we can talk about them and I won’t feel like such an outcast when we […]
more than 95 theses – Stanley was extraordinarily logical, inclined to… ” this basically involved the actors going so far beyond just being actors that they were either living the role by then in a Zen state of hypnosis, or they might go crazy and do something completely original, fresh and strange.”” tags: weekly stanley kubrick acting Shocking but true: students prefer jolt of pain to being made to sit and think | Science | The Guardian “But the most staggering result was yet to come. To check whether people might actually prefer something bad to nothing at all, the students were given the option of administering a mild atomic shock.” h/t Maria Funes tags: think research stimulus weekly We can, and will, destroy the world tags: weekly destruction machine tweet Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.
Reflections on the MP3 Format: Interview with Jonathan Sterne : Computational Culture ” First, thank you for asking all these great and difficult questions. And to readers, thanks for plowing through what’s about to be a lot of prose. Brevity in print is not one of my strong points.” tags: weekly mp3 questions Fidelity Investments Tries Virtual Reality | MIT Technology Review “Fidelity is not claiming to have solved any actual problems with the app. “ tags: weekly virtual virtualreality oculustrift oculus 3d tweet Mahatma Gandhi’s List of the 7 Social Sins; or Tips on How to Avoid Living the Bad Life | Open Culture ” On October 22, 1925, Gandhi published a list he called the Seven Social Sins in his weekly newspaper Young India. Politics without principles. Wealth without work. Pleasure without conscience. Knowledge without character. Commerce without morality. Science without humanity. Worship without sacrifice.” tags: weekly sins gandhi Electrical brain stimulation beats caffeine – and the effect lasts longer | Science | The Guardian “Experiments on 18- to 42-year old men and women on active duty found that half an hour of electrical brain stimulation improved their performance twice as much as caffeine, and the effect lasted three times as long. “ tags: brain stimulation caffeine weekly What Became of India’s Corpse-Eating Turtles? | Atlas Obscura “Back […]