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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 • 03:36 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 • 11:16 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 • 10:03 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 • 09:10 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 • 09:06 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 • 09:01 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 • 10:20 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 • 11:44 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 • 08:51 AM • ArtsHistoryPoliticsReligion • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Imgur: Ancient Greek sculptures dressed up in hipster clothing.

Totally brilliant.

03/31/16 • 06:52 PM • ArtsHistoryPhotography • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NY Times: Art Once Hidden From Hitler, Now on View.

Impressive. I’d love to see the exhibition.

03/31/16 • 03:47 PM • ArtsHistoryPhotographyPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Vimeo: Akira Kurosawa - Composing Movement.

Yeah.

03/31/16 • 12:24 PM • ArtsMotion Graphics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Youtube: Lightroom Coffee Break - Make Any Photo Look Like an Ansel Adams Masterpiece.

You’ve gotta be kidding. I think we’re a day early on this.

03/31/16 • 10:55 AM • AdobeArtsHistoryPhotographySoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Bored Panda: I Draw Places That I Visit In My Sketchbook.

Used to be, you’d see a dozen or so seniors doing this on the Jersey shore, when I was a kid.

03/31/16 • 09:24 AM • ArtsHistory • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Italian Ways: The crypt of the Holy Sepulcher reopens in Milan.

Think about the white, polished stones under your feet: they once paved the city’s 4th-century, Roman forum – which means Saint Ambrose, Saint Augustine and Emperor Theodosius all probably walked over them just like you.” Open for the first time in 50 years? Bucket list.

03/29/16 • 09:58 AM • ArtsHistoryReligionTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Colour Clock.

Interpreting the time as a hexadecimal value. Kinda fun!

03/28/16 • 08:27 AM • ArtsDesignGeneralInternet • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

iTunes/Trailers: Francofonia.

This looks like the perfect film for our times. Must-see.

03/25/16 • 11:42 AM • ArtsEntertainmentHistoryPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Italian Ways: Michelangelo’s wonderful “Pietà” photographed.

Appropriate Good Friday posting!

03/25/16 • 10:02 AM • ArtsHistoryPhotographyReligion • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: Fifty Shades of Grey - the book you literally can’t give away.

I think Dan Brown is still pipping it ...Pffft.

03/25/16 • 10:00 AM • ArtsBooksConsumption • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Yahoo News: Scientists say Shakespeare’s skull may be missing from grave.

Why does he suffer this rude knave now to knock him about the sconce with a dirty shovel and will not tell him of his action of battery? Hum!

03/24/16 • 07:10 PM • ArtsBooksHistoryScienceTravel • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Collectors Weekly: The Mystery of the Phantom Page Turner.

Beautiful handiwork!~

03/24/16 • 07:04 PM • ArtsHistoryMusic • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The American Scholar: How to Read Dante in the 21st Century.

Oh hell, are you kidding? [Heh.] When I was a teen, I simply read it like it was a religious Lord of the Rings — and enjoyed it immensely.

03/24/16 • 08:46 AM • ArtsBooksHistoryPersonal • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Chipstone Podcast/Cellar Door: Pockets.

It’s civilization in a nutshell, civilization in a pocket.” There is a transcript here as well.

03/23/16 • 08:46 AM • ArtsBooksGeneralInternetPodcasts • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

GadgetFlow: Remidi – The First Wearable Instrument to Record and Play.

Imogen Heap has been working on much more sophisticated versions. I’d imagine these are a whole lotta fun - with a looong learning curve.

03/23/16 • 08:34 AM • ArtsDesignMusicScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ArtDaily: Itching to graffiti? Do it digitally on Florence treasures.

Dubious efficacy. Reminds me, have they charged that young lady who tagged the National Parks? Casey Nocket. Let me see ... nope, still ‘unresolved’. Apparently, it may be too costly to prosecute because she crossed multiple jurisdictions. A terrible example, though ... ‘go big, or go home’?

03/23/16 • 08:25 AM • ArtsHistoryLaw • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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