New study shows that people will act unfairly if... →
More flaws in the system.
We Can't Teach Students to Love Reading →
youmightfindyourself: By Alan Jacobs While virtually anyone who wants to do so can train his or her brain to the habits of long-form reading, in any given culture, few people will want to. And that’s to be expected. Serious “deep attention” reading has always been and will always be a minority pursuit, a fact that has been obscured in the past half-century, especially in the United States, by...
Just North of Something Important: "The market" →
barthel: Dear journalists: please stop talking about “the market” as if it were an actual thing with concrete desires, motivations, and reasoning. As in, “the market reacted badly to the continued standoff over the debt ceiling.” This is bullshit. “The market” did nothing. “The market” is an aggregation of…
I think we need to reintroduce lions into society. As a variable. …People would...– LOUIS C.K. (via onehundreddollars)
lowendtheory: This is re: my Odd Future post. First of all, many thanks to mai’a, whom I’m pretty sure most folks reading this are already following, but should be if they’re not. Second, I’m not quite sure that I did anything to justify the sexism and homophobia in OF’s music; in fact, I’m pretty sure I called it out. But I think that what makes it possible to ignore the fact that I was...
“Anonymous asked you: Pretty sure you’ve always wanted to see me naked.. Well.. I’m feeling pretty adventurous today so go to datelink6[dot]com (switch [dot] with .) then sign up and find my profile under the username ‘lolsummer69’. I hid my face in the pictures. but I want you to guess who I am and then hit me up on Facebook lol. Good luck.” Seems legit....
Sole and the Skyrider Band - Hello Cruel World →
The Uncollected Essays →
towerofsleep: tetw: By David Foster Wallace The ultimate David Foster Wallace resource. A complete list of his uncollected fiction and essays (links to everything that’s online). The site also hosts a full list of published essays from his books (also has links where available). Well, I guess I need this.
my culture is not a trend.: A Short Manifesto from... →
zakzawaduk: tktktktktk: zakzawaduk: mycultureisnotatrend: Feminist Intersection: On hipsters/hippies and Native culture Lately I’ve had my fair share of run-ins with the hipsters and hippies, as well as the hippie/hipster “culture” at large, and have become increasingly annoyed at their depiction/co-option of my ethnicity as a First Nations person. […] Again, this shit’s been on my mind...
Locusts use social networking →
“In a study published on July 15, 2011, in the Institute of Physics and German Physical Society’s New Journal of Physics, researchers have shown that swarming, a phenomenon that can be crucial to an animal’s survival, is created by the same kind of social networks that humans adopt” …really reaching for the analogy here, guys.
YOU MIGHT FIND YOURSELF: Yūgen →
youmightfindyourself: mostexerent: Yūgen is a Japanese word pertaining to a profound awareness of the universe which evokes feelings that are inexplicably deep and too mysterious for words. The word itself is like an extension of awareness, the aesthetic perception which allows us to conceive of the vastness of the…
Tower of Sleep: A Music Critic at the End of His... →
backleftlitz: So, how does it feel? Great! I mean, you know, sort of like…last week I was rolling sushi in the middle of nowhere, you know, I was a nobody. And I mean I’m still doing that, but all this attention has been great. You didn’t let me finish. My question, before you rudely…
Could Shakespeare's Bones Tell Us if He Smoked... →
I sure hope so
Ecotourism scares monkeys →
Just by being somewhere, we mess it up.
Just North of Something Important: Internet... →
barthel: I dunno, it just seems like such a “born on third base and thought they hit a triple” kind of thing in terms of cultural capital. So like, when web power users accomplish something via the Internet, that’s because of the Internet, not because web power users are the most highly-educated,…
Say Everything →
barthel: I very much like Emily’s article! I think it’s an important rejoinder to the “those darn kids” articles which keep getting written - see David Brooks, most recently - and people do need to figure out a way to understand the perspective of younger people who are very active, and open, online. I just wish there was some good disclaimer we could run with things like this. Because here is...
The Cutting-Edge Physics of Jackson Pollock →
youmightfindyourself: Jackson Pollock, famous for his deceptively random-seeming drip paintings, took advantage of certain features of fluid dynamics years before physicists thought to study them. “His particular painting technique essentially lets physics be a player in the creative process,” said physicist Andrzej Herczynski of Boston College, coauthor of a new paper in Physics Today that...
Communication modes self propagate/gain complexity →
“The participants were grouped in communities of eight people, or micro-societies, and participated in a graphical communication game similar to “Pictionary.” The representations that subjects created and used to communicate evolved from simple iconic representations to more symbolic and abstract representations, like words in today’s spoken languages.”
Life: a math game. →
“in 1970. He choose the rules carefully after trying many other possibilities, some of which caused the cells to die too fast and others which caused too many cells to be born. Life balances these tendencies, making it hard to tell whether a pattern will die out completely, form a stable population, or grow forever. Life is just one example of a cellular automaton, which is any system in...
Curren$y's 25 Favorite Albums →
clickclickthump: The Hot Spitta’s favorite spitt’in Spoiler: He likes Tortoise
French study finds that aging happens. →