WHENEVER I’m flying home and the plane passes over the south end of San Francisco Bay, my eyes can’t linger long enough over its startling patches of orange and red.
They’re sea salt ponds, cultivated to produce pure snow-white sodium chloride for industry and for the table. The colors in the ponds come from unusual microbes that thrive in the evaporating brine and produce pigments to cope with the intense sunlight.
Featured Student Project: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” - Mark Twain
Class: The Art of Modern Calligraphy
Created by: Pauline Ibarra
When asked what my favorite quote is, I always answer with the same, “Anything actually uttered by that magnificent motherfucker, Samuel Clemens.”
And I mean it.
I just threw up all over my golden Toms…
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I trust no [one/] educator inspired by evolutionary psychology…
"Access to a world of infinite information has changed how we communicate, process information, and think. Decentralized systems have proven to be more productive and agile than rigid, top-down ones. Innovation, creativity, and independent thinking are increasingly crucial to the global economy."
This perfectly describes my emerging philosophy about teaching and how we learn. I think we have to brave enough to let people learn by doing and understand through trying things for themselves. I believe this is the only people learn wisdom and reflection. And have a framework for true understanding and the ability to think critically.
”That’s why a new breed of educators, inspired by everything from the Internet to evolutionary psychology, neuroscience, and AI, are inventing radical new ways for children to learn, grow, and thrive. To them, knowledge isn’t a commodity that’s delivered from teacher to student but something that emerges from the students’ own curiosity-fueled exploration. Teachers provide prompts, not answers, and then they step aside so students can teach themselves and one another. They are creating ways for children to discover their passion—and uncovering a generation of geniuses in the process.”
I found this in my draft folder & couldn’t quite help myself… I’m fairly certain I wrote this in the first quarter of the year while I was dealing with the early throws of isolation in vegas, mostly as a vehicle for venting, but equally as an accusation of my self inflicted misery. Either way, this is the from the darkest & most humorous [fit to share] part of my brain…
Enjoy yourself, a serving of my bitter pill.
Step 1: Convince everyone that you are always ‘doing something’ or ‘travelling a lot.’ Try not to correct people when they are convinced you have been away for months, not that you’ve travelled intermittently during an elongated period of not seeing anyone.
Step 2: Have enough unique sets of friend groups so that they each ‘assume you have plans.’ Do not try to convince them that the data points suggesting you are always engaged are the exception, not the rule.
Step 3: Randomly use social media to portray accurately the moments of extreme awesomeness in your life. Allow people to come to the completely reasonable idea that you live in some sort of perpetual wonderland.
Step 4: Wahhhhhh. Go fuck yourself, realize your friends are awesome, not clairvoyant, & that it is your responsibility to be more engaged with the world. Or not.
Tada. You are now intolerable & unworthy of the people in your life.
Special Guest, Anthony Carboni, will joining us via Skype on Saturday, November 30 at 3:30pm PST!
A longtime EarthBound fan, Anthony is part of the Rev3Games team, and hosted game-related webshows Bytejacker, New Challenger, and Random Encounter in the past. Now he’s teaching us all about science - you can see him every week on DNews, Nature Hates You, and Hard Science.
Look forward to Anthony hanging out with us and talking about EarthBound, and getting a little interview time in with localization director Marcus Lindblom!
Excited to talk Earthbound with the Fangamer folks and help them raise some money for charity. More details!
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Do-Ho Suh’s Home within a Home
For more views from inside Do-Ho Suh’s “Home Within Home Within Home Within Home Within Home,” browse the #dohosuh and #서도호 hashtags and see the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (국립현대미술관 서울관) location page.
In Seoul, South Korea’s National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, visitors are finding a peculiar, life-size home nested within the walls of another home.
The full name of the 12x15m (40x49ft) giant installation is "Home Within Home Within Home Within Home Within Home" (집 속의 집 속의 집 속의 집 속의 집), and it’s the largest work by Korean artist Do-Ho Suh (서도호) to date. Made to scale out of layers of translucent blue silk, the two houses are exact replicas of residences the artist lived in as a child in Korea and in the United States. The effect is a pair of disorienting, 3D blueprints that visitors to the Seoul Box area of the museum can walk through until 14 May 2014.
Like living in a blueprint.