Friday Quick Hits and Varia
It’s not the cold, it’s the wind. Some quick hits and varia on a windy Friday:
- The New York Times on digital humanities.
- The New York Times on clickers and other digital tools in the traditional classroom.
- Danny MacAskill’s newest video is incredible. First, it approaches Scotland from a vaguely historical perspective and, then, the riding and stunts and skills are amazing.
- The video of abandoned and soon to be demolished Six Flags Amusement park outside of New Orleans is pretty much viral. A blog post over at Savage Minds puts in an a provocative context.
- The Place Hacking blog has an interesting video and article on the culture of urban explorers. It’s brilliant that Geography Compass allows video articles.
- Eric Poehler responded to these thoughts from an ancient perspective on the Blogging Pompeii blog.
- Late Antique Summer School in Constantinople.
- Emory University’s Samothrace project website is nice.
- Smashed Apple products.
- What I’m reading: R. Bagnall, The Administration of the Ptolemaic Possessions Outside Egypt. (Leiden 1976). M. M. Mango ed., Byzantine Trade, 4th-12th Centuries. (Burlington 2009).
- What I’m listening to: Scott H. Biram, Graveyard Shift and John Legend and the Roots, Wake Up!
Categories: Varia and Quick Hits