Friday Quick Hits and Varia
As we wait for the snow to arrive, a little gaggle of quick hits and varia to keep you entertained for the weekend:
- My friend and colleague Elizabeth Harris’s translation of part of her friend and colleague Marco Candida’s Dream Diary. Allusions to dreams and excavations.
- A great new post on Teaching Thursday.
- A play by ply of the Mercury 6 mission.
- Two great blog posts from Duke University’s HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory) website: Why Doesn’t Anyone Pay Attention Anymore? and Your Brain on Computers: Some Notes on Twitter as an Open Research Community.
- Kanye West’s creative process.
- The text of Alfie Kohn’s “The Costs of Overemphasizing Achievement”.
- The Hand Drawn Map Association (via Kostis Kourelis). This group must be an affiliate of the Village Green Preservation Society.
- Did learning to read really mess us up?
- A “conversation” between Dorothy King and David Gill.
- Your graduate students should learn to Skype.
- Two more blogs from Kostis: Dry Light (and this post on Washing Clothes in the Kastalian Spring at Delphi) and Field Notes from the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia.
- This is a pretty interesting idea for story telling. I wonder how it would translate to an academic work?
- How important is the name of your Twitter feed? Just ask TheAshes!
- Two nice arguments for liberal arts eduction: One here (which might be expected) and one here (which might not be).
- Transcripts from the UND Writers Conference Virtual Reading Room.
- Mass of material chart.
- What I am reading: G. Hall, Digitize This Book! (Minneapolis 2008) and A. Bowman and A. Wilson, Quantifying the Roman Economy. (Oxford 2009).
- What I am listening to: Kanye West, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and The Go Team, Thunder, Lightening, Strike.
Categories: Varia and Quick Hits