Monthly Archives: December 2013

Shout Out to Computer Science

The Washington Post offers a compelling argument for mandatory computer programming. It’s hard to argue with Steve Jobs’ assertion that “everyone in this country should learn how to program a computer…because it teaches you how to think.” Make sure you … Continue reading

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More Superheroes for You

David Roane writes,”A great assembly yesterday morning, wasn’t it? Just in case you were wondering about the name of the artist responsible for some of those incredible images you saw, his name is Alex Ross. Check out this video of … Continue reading

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Your responsibility to AWE

Jason Silva speaks movingly about why we need to create moments of awe in our life in this short clip.  This video is one in a series called Shots of Awe by Silva. Worth a couple of minutes to consider … Continue reading

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The Bear Went Over the Mountain

Bear 71 is an interactive story told from the point of view of a female grizzly bear, dubbed Bear 71. Park rangers collared her when she was three-years old and tracked her through trail cameras. Her story speaks to how … Continue reading

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If You Can’t Own a Vermeer, Perhaps You Can Paint One Yourself…

For years, artist David Hockney has speculated that Johann Vermeer used special tools such as a camera obscura to lend an exquisite photo-realistic quality to his paintings. A scientist from Texas with no painting experience, Tim Jenison, spent four years … Continue reading

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Look at Her Looking at You

In an event almost as rare as Halley’s Comet, more than a third the known Vermeers on the planet (14 of 36) are on the Eastern Seabord of the United States.  It’s worth it to alter holiday travel plans—seriously—to see Girl … Continue reading

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