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Archaeology News Network: High status female found buried at Aspero archaeological site in Peru.

Gorgeous boneworkings.

04/22/16 • 08:57 AM • ArtsHistoryScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Discover Mag: Does Evidence Support the Artistic vs. Scientific Mind Stereotype?

These findings clearly show that the stereotypical view that scientists and other logical thinkers are less likely to be artistic or creative fall wide of the mark.

04/21/16 • 11:39 AM • ArtsPsychologyScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

dyt: Designer Turns Ridiculous Sketches Of Bicycles Into Realistic Designs.

What gets me is that adults can’t draw an accurate bike. Are our 24/7 digital lives so compelling, we can’t see reality?

04/20/16 • 10:47 AM • ArtsPsychology • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: Shakespeare’s last act - a torrent of twisted fantasies.

Lovely and long. Scanned it, saving it for the (hopefully) relaxing weekend.

04/20/16 • 10:03 AM • ArtsBooksEntertainmentHistory • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

OpenCulture: Free Shakespeare Course Starts Today.

Excellent. I suppose I’m out of it; never heard someone saying “mooc” before. Direct link.

04/18/16 • 10:05 AM • ArtsBooksHistoryScholarly • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NPR: You Can Go Home Again - The Transformative Joy Of Rereading.

Returning to a book you’ve read multiple times can feel like drinks with an old friend. There’s a welcome familiarity — but also sometimes a slight suspicion that time has changed you both, and thus the relationship. But books don’t change, people do. And that’s what makes the act of rereading so rich and transformative.” Yes, yes, yes.

04/17/16 • 08:46 AM • ArtsBooksPersonalPsychology • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Archaeology News Network: 17th cent. silk gown found in Dutch shipwreck.

Astonishing find. I’d love to see more detailed photos.

04/17/16 • 08:40 AM • ArtsHistoryScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Catapult Community: Fire Jobs Friday! Internships and writing jobs.

Thought some of my writer friends might find something of interest, or worth passing along.

04/15/16 • 01:15 PM • ArtsBooksGeneral • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NewStatesman/Salman Rushdie: How Cervantes and Shakespeare wrote the literary rule book.

This is what we who come after inherit from the Bard: the knowledge that a work can be everything at once.

04/14/16 • 05:29 PM • ArtsBooksHistory • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: ‘Lost Caravaggio’ found in French attic causes rift in art world.

I still contend, the frequency with which we see ‘lost masterpieces’ showing up is suspect. I can’t help but feel there are some clever forgers at work.

04/13/16 • 07:39 AM • ArtsHistory • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Italian Ways: Italy, land of seafarers and illustrators.

More great posters. Insta-link.

04/13/16 • 07:39 AM • ArtsDesignHistoryTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

FontsInUse: 70s/80s Dune book series covers, New English Library.

Who could forget that cover for God Emperor of Dune?

04/11/16 • 09:27 AM • ArtsBooksConsumptionHistory • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Colossal: Drones Rigged with LED Lights Dramatically Illuminate Landscapes at Night.

Neat as they are, it’s another technique that’s going to ruin the wilderness experience for us all. Drone racket *and* LED lights. Ed Abbey’d be out there with a shotgun, methinks.

04/11/16 • 08:40 AM • ArtsLawNaturePhotography • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NY Times: Met Museum’s Broken Angel Reveals Its Creator’s Methods.

On the St. Michael, for example, conservators learned that the angel’s Roman-style toga was made as a separate piece, like an actual toga to clothe a body. But during the relief’s initial firing, the toga cracked. And instead of being remade from scratch, it was simply pieced back together, with faint fissure lines that would have been hard to see from the lunette’s perch high above a church door.” After my months working as a caster for Edward Marshall Boehm, I can fully understand this. Porcelain was even more fidgety - just the slip-drying phase would induce cracks if the castings were too thin, or dried faster than the thicker sections. You practically had to sleep with the more complex works, watching them every quarter-hour.

04/08/16 • 01:20 PM • ArtsHistoryPersonal • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

TheStage.UK: Half of Brits don’t want female Hamlets, claims research.

Since it’s the season of outrage, I wonder when “sexual appropriation” will become a thing.

04/07/16 • 09:02 AM • ArtsBooksEntertainmentHistoryHuman Rights • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Vimeo: Démo Mikros Image | 2015.

Showreel. I think the mariachi marmots are my fave.

04/06/16 • 06:37 PM • ArtsMotion Graphics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Telegraph.UK: From his medieval lair in New Mexico, George RR Martin conjures his Game of Thrones.

Spin, the creator of the windows, is a good friend. Way to go, Spin!

04/06/16 • 02:36 PM • ArtsBooksPersonalSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Techdirt/Daily Deal: Scrivener.

It’s quirky, but if you do longer writing, it’s indispensable. Highly recommended, particularly at this price point.

04/06/16 • 10:16 AM • AppleArtsBooksPersonalSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: Gay Talese in Twitter storm after failing to name inspirational female writers.

Thinking it over, I can immediately (without hesitation) name Mary O’Hara and Marguerite Henry (because I loved horses as a child).

04/06/16 • 09:03 AM • ArtsBooksHuman RightsPersonal • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

OpenCulture: Scientists Create a New Rembrandt, Using a 3D Printer & Data Analysis.

I suppose someday, we’ll all be able to generate authentic fakes with 3D printers at home. Oh, Eco, would that you were alive to comment on the circumstance.

04/06/16 • 08:10 AM • ArtsComputingHardwareScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NPR/Book Review: ‘Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemings’ By Stephen O’Connor.

Begun when she was an adolescent, the affair lasted a lifetime, and despite the liberty-espousing statesman’s acute criticism of slavery, he never freed Sally Hemings. Together they produced four living children, who were also born into slavery, but freed upon Jefferson’s death — the only slave family so liberated by him.

04/06/16 • 08:06 AM • ArtsBooksHistoryHuman Rights • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Atlantic: Why Reading Literature in High-School English Class Should Educate the Emotions.

I never thought to describe it this way ... but reading as a teen was *all* emotion. Feeling what the characters were going through. Perhaps it exercises and expands teens. Either way, YES: “Literary study should ... provide us with many complex models for understanding and responding to others and to ourselves.”

04/06/16 • 08:01 AM • ArtsBooksChildhoodPsychology • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Vulture: How Actors Get Plastic Surgery With a Click.

I think we all knew about this after the release of “300”, didn’t we? All the CGI six-packs. Once you know, you can’t not see them all.

04/05/16 • 09:20 AM • ArtsDesignEntertainmentMotion GraphicsSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ArtDaily: Syria’s Palmyra scarred forever by IS jihadists.

While the temple’s outer walls, main entrance and courtyard have survived, the main cella or prayer chamber has been destroyed, according to AFP journalists who visited the world heritage site.” So the earlier, more optimistic reports were wrong.

04/03/16 • 10:44 AM • ArtsHistoryPoliticsReligionScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ArtDaily: Son begins quest to bury Khaled al-Assaad known as ‘father of Palmyra’.

The man’s a hero. He deserves at least this.

04/01/16 • 07:51 AM • ArtsHistoryPoliticsReligion • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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