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Food That Looks Like Iggy Azalea

Food That Looks Like Iggy Azalea | Human beans | Scoop.it
This is an art blog.
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Interesting. 

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A Look Inside The Most Insane College Gyms

A Look Inside The Most Insane College Gyms | Human beans | Scoop.it
Universities one-upping each other with increasingly lavish rec centers make for some eye-popping workout porn.
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My Perfect Adventure: Seth Kugel

My Perfect Adventure: Seth Kugel | Human beans | Scoop.it
The New York Times’ beloved Frugal Traveler columnist on how his dream destination might be fictional, why he wouldn’t want to meet Columbus, and the interview question he hates most.
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"Now that I think about it, I should have known not all writers loved writing best. Imagine a food writer who liked writing more than eating. That would be pathetic."


Note to self: Start writing, and keep writing, and don't stop! 

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Be Mine Forever: Oxytocin May Help Build Long-Lasting Love: Scientific American

Be Mine Forever: Oxytocin May Help Build Long-Lasting Love: Scientific American | Human beans | Scoop.it
The hormone oxytocin increases empathy and communication, key to sustaining a relationship between mates
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Read, and thou shall find - Bangkok Post

Read, and thou shall find - Bangkok Post | Human beans | Scoop.it

(Picture) Colin Cheney reading the translated version of Zakariya Amataya’s poem.

“We are living in an age where humans are swamped with more printed words than ever before, whether from Facebook, Twitter, text messages or email. And yet those words are fleeting. Poetry, with its slow-sinking gravity, can be really important at a time when so much fast language is being spewed. It can serve as a way to slow things down and let people appreciate every syllable, vowel, thought and sentence.

A special poetry reading night was one of the highlights of the literary summit hosted by Chulalongkorn University, Asia Pacific Writers and the SEA Write committee last week. Several poets, Thai and non-Thai, gave readings, and we talked to two of them who helped organise the event and who aspire to blow poetic winds in the direction of prose-prone readers.”

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Important to study fine arts, literature and archaeology together, say experts - TOI Mobile | The Times of India Mobile Site

Lack of synthesis between archaeology, fine arts and literature is one of the biggest lacunae in Indian archaeology, said experts at a regional archaeology workshop on 'archaeology of western Maharashtra' in the city on Monday.
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Chris Bliss: Comedy is translation

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Thanks to the college kids on the other side of the city for opening my eyes to this talk.  It strikes at the heart of communication. It focuses mostly on comedy's role in our society.

 

My favorite line is:

Every act of communication is, in some way, an act of translation. 

Ken


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Mightybell | Create and organize projects with friends.

Mightybell | Create and organize projects with friends. | Human beans | Scoop.it

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I've seen Mightbell in action.  I wasn't completely sold, but I probably should have tweeks my subscriptions.  I am interested in their unique selling proposition during the elections (see below)

Ken

 

The presidential debates are in full swing. Online opinions are everywhere, yet no one wants to be entirely honest for fear of alienating co-workers, friends and family.

Discussing and sharing opinions about the upcoming election doesn't have to be a public endeavor. Instead, create a private space and invite only those whose opinions you trust. Once your group is assembled, you can:

Add articles straight from the web for instant discussion.

Upload videos from YouTube to start a conversation.

Ask questions about confusing facts and figures.

Chat in real time as you watch the debates.


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New media has its roots in ancient oral storytelling

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The new media, best exemplified by the World Wide Web, is a constantly morphing conversation that has...
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LGBT rights: Can you believe this? - 2nd Spot

http://blabbeando.blogspot.com/2011/11/year-ago-argentina-became-first-country.html#.Tsp7HfFKZtU Amazing LGBT rights campaign ad from Obs.Salta in Salta, Arg...

 

This schema disruption appeals to an affective response to the audience by setting up a normative situation (a man and woman expressing love), and then subverting its context (it is a lesbian couple that relates as a heterosexual couple would). This video invokes a feeling of incredulity in the audience by establishing a new narrative of normative situations. 

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‎The Guardian‎ on Facebook | Facebook

Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them.
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64 People and Their Famous Last Words

64 People and Their Famous Last Words | Human beans | Scoop.it
A new book reveals that Elvis Presley's last words were "I'm going to the bathroom to read."
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What would you say? 

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How To Be a Woman

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"Pop is the cultural bellwether of social change."

We seem to have come a long way since the days of anti-Suffragette postcards and lists
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Popular culture as an arena for social change. 

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A Visualization of Global “Brain Drain” in Science Inspired by Abstract Art

A Visualization of Global “Brain Drain” in Science Inspired by Abstract Art | Human beans | Scoop.it
Mapping the global flow of scientific talent by way of Mondrian and Kandinsky.

After their wonderful visual timeline of the future based
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The very act of reproduction introduces a level of abstraction that helps focus on the aspects of the composition that caught my attention.

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Is Google Making Us Stupid?

Is Google Making Us Stupid? | Human beans | Scoop.it
The Atlantic covers news and analysis on politics, business, culture, technology, national, international and life on the official site of The Atlantic Magazine.
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Create infographics & online charts | infogr.am

Create infographics & online charts | infogr.am | Human beans | Scoop.it
Create infographics and interactive online charts. It's free and super-easy! Follow other users and discover amazing data stories!

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Infomous - a Different Kind of Word Cloud

Infomous - a Different Kind of Word Cloud | Human beans | Scoop.it

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First Twitter Fiction Festival Might Mutate Storytelling Forever | Underwire

First Twitter Fiction Festival Might Mutate Storytelling Forever | Underwire | Human beans | Scoop.it

 

Twitter has already changed the way we communicate. Now the microblogging service is inviting creative writers to transform the way stories get told on Twitter.

 


““We’re looking for new, creative, exciting ideas that will push the bounds of how we tell stories on Twitter,” says the online submission form. The Twitter Fiction Festival will take place entirely online, based on the #twitterfiction hashtag.

“Tell us how you are going to explore content formats that already exist on Twitter — short story in tweets, a Twitter chat, live-tweeting — or, even better, how you’ll create a new one,” says the call for ideas. “How will you work with our real-time global platform, where anyone can contribute to your story at any moment? The proposal must fit into the time window of our five-day festival — but that means that a project could run for the length of the festival, or just for an hour.””


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TED Blog | 6 TEDxTalks envisioning the city of the future

TED Blog | 6 TEDxTalks envisioning the city of the future | Human beans | Scoop.it
TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading -- through TED.com, our annual conferences, the annual TED Prize and local TEDx events.
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Linguistics expert George Lakoff on how Obama blew the debate | The Hook

Linguistics expert George Lakoff on how Obama blew the debate  | The Hook | Human beans | Scoop.it
Lingistics professor George Lakoff, well known for his work on how politicians use language effectively or not in making arguments, has analyzed President Barrack Obama’s performance in last night’s debate and he’s not impressed.
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Food and the Senses by David Sutton :: SSRN

Food and the Senses by David Sutton :: SSRN | Human beans | Scoop.it
This review makes the case for anthropological reflection on the intersection of food and the senses.

 

Food and sociology. David Sutton. 

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PINK DOT 2012: SOMEDAY

Find out what are some of the realities of being lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) in Singapore, and the yearnings for a more enlightened future....
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LGBT rights: Can you believe this? Spot 1

http://blabbeando.blogspot.com/2011/11/year-ago-argentina-became-first-country.html#.Tsp7HfFKZtU Amazing LGBT rights campaign ad from Obs.Salta in Salta, Arg...
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