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The Visual Thinking Landscape

The Visual Thinking Landscape | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it

Visual thinking is a way to organize your thoughts and improve your ability to think and communicate. It’s a way to expand your range and capacity by going beyond the linear world of the written word, list and spreadsheet, and entering the non-linear world of complex spacial relationships, networks, maps and diagrams.


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Informative Visual Thinking Videos - learn how to filter and apply visual language to communicate multi dimensional - A picure is worth a thousand words"

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Every Toaster Is Just A Game Console Waiting To Happen

Every Toaster Is Just A Game Console Waiting To Happen | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
As I pondered the recent and lovely modding work of Finnish artist Jarno Kotavuopio, I pondered the perfection of toaster as video game console. Such a simple and elegant device, with a classic aesthetic that outshines any true console. Plus it makes toast, which is delicious.

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Monopoly turns 80

Monopoly turns 80 | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
From its classic game pieces to its notion that capitalism is a battle between getting rich and going to jail, the hit game for mini-moguls has entertained people for 80 years. Mary Pilon probes into Monopoly’s rich history in her new book “The...

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Alohomora: There's a new Harry Potter themed hotel

Alohomora: There's a new Harry Potter themed hotel | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
Built in 1851, the hotel has introduced chambers include trunks, cauldrons and spell books

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Whether you're a Potter maniac or just a muggle who wants a glimpse into the life of the wizarding world, the Georgian House hotel, a 163-year-old property near Victoria Station, now has rooms that replicate the famous chambers at Hogwarts. (more photos at article)

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Ring-A-Ding-Ding, A Spy's Phone

Ring-A-Ding-Ding, A Spy's Phone | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
I'm a fan of FX's The Americans. So I was thrilled when I spotted the mod round brown Sculptura phone aka "the doughnut telephone" in the Jennings' master bedroom. I like to spot the vintage in TV ...
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The Waveform Of The Music

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lolshtus:
“The Waveform Of The Music”
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“Outside a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside a dog, it's too dark to rea Less is more”

“Outside a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside a dog, it's too dark to rea Less is more” | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
Buy a t-shirt to support Buy a t-shirt, save a life! Support Basset Hound Rescue of Georgia. . Please share!
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7 Email Newsletters Every Curious Creative Needs to Read

7 Email Newsletters Every Curious Creative Needs to Read | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
Find creative inspiration in your inbox.

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If you’re looking for a few new sources of interesting information, subscribe to these seven newsletters to satisfy your curiosity. 

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Neat infographic shows brand and model of the most iconic movie glasses

Neat infographic shows brand and model of the most iconic movie glasses | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
This happens to me very often—and I'm sure it happens to you too: I'm watching a movie and one of the characters wears really cool glasses, so I go to google and look for the brand. British opticians Yates and Suddell spare us the work with this neat infographic showing the most iconic movie glasses and their brands.

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malek's curator insight, January 14, 6:40 AM

True: a visual brain candy

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Every Prince Hairstyle from 1978 - 2013

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  In a musical career that has spanned 36 years over 5 decades, Prince (10 platinum albums, thirty Top 40 singles) is known for constantly reinventing his style. In a glorious chart by artist ...

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My Little Pony -- No, MY Little Pony! (An Interview With My Little Pony Collector Hillary DePiano)

My Little Pony -- No, MY Little Pony! (An Interview With My Little Pony Collector Hillary DePiano) | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
An interview with Hillary DePiano, a fiction and non-fiction author best known for her play, The Love of Three Oranges, and her e-commerce blog, The Whine
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Ralph Baer, inventor of first video game console, dies at 92

The man largely credited as "the father of video games" has died at age 92, according to a report from Gamasutra. Ralph Baer, a German immigrant and inventor, created the very first home video game...
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A Letter Lego Sent to Parents in 1974 Holds an Important Message for the Parents of 2014

A Letter Lego Sent to Parents in 1974 Holds an Important Message for the Parents of 2014 | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
Proof that Lego was already helping us imagine a better world four decades ago.

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How Dog Breed Popularity Stacks Up Against Each Breed’s Costs and Benefits, in One Chart

How Dog Breed Popularity Stacks Up Against Each Breed’s Costs and Benefits, in One Chart | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
Excerpted from Knowledge Is Beautiful: Impossible Ideas, Invisible Patterns, Hidden Connections—Visualized by David McCandless, out now from Harper Design.
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My Bassets be in da middle.

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Film Cameras On Sale

Film Cameras On Sale | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
Hubby has been listing a number of classic film cameras for auction on eBay. (For some of us, it is easier to call film cameras "classics" that to face the hard fact that film cameras are "vintage"...

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Where you get your news depends on where you stand on the issues

Where you get your news depends on where you stand on the issues | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
Justin, you write, "Facebook was a source of political news to roughly as many people as local TV was." Pew reported, "Panelists were asked whether they got news from each of the 36 sources (plus local television news) over the past week, and while...

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"But the data also shows there are differences in social media usage along ideological lines. Those in the middle of Pew’s ideological breakdown got news on Facebook most often — 53 percent of them in the past week, higher than both consistent liberals (49 percent) and consistent conservatives (40 percent). But while those in the middle may get their news there, those on either end of the spectrum are more likely to shape their Facebook experience with politics in mind. They’re more likely to “like” or follow an issue-based group (60% of consistent liberals and 46% of consistent conservatives, versus 33% of those in the middle). They’re also more likely to follow a political party or elected official there (42 percent of consistent liberals and 49 percent of consistent conservatives, versus only 29 percent of Facebook users as a whole)."

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"But the data also shows there are differences in social media usage along ideological lines. Those in the middle of Pew’s ideological breakdown got news on Facebook most often — 53 percent of them in the past week, higher than both consistent liberals (49 percent) and consistent conservatives (40 percent). But while those in the middle may get their news there, those on either end of the spectrum are more likely to shape their Facebook experience with politics in mind. They’re more likely to “like” or follow an issue-based group (60% of consistent liberals and 46% of consistent conservatives, versus 33% of those in the middle). They’re also more likely to follow a political party or elected official there (42 percent of consistent liberals and 49 percent of consistent conservatives, versus only 29 percent of Facebook users as a whole)."

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"But the data also shows there are differences in social media usage along ideological lines. Those in the middle of Pew’s ideological breakdown got news on Facebook most often — 53 percent of them in the past week, higher than both consistent liberals (49 percent) and consistent conservatives (40 percent). But while those in the middle may get their news there, those on either end of the spectrum are more likely to shape their Facebook experience with politics in mind. They’re more likely to “like” or follow an issue-based group (60% of consistent liberals and 46% of consistent conservatives, versus 33% of those in the middle). They’re also more likely to follow a political party or elected official there (42 percent of consistent liberals and 49 percent of consistent conservatives, versus only 29 percent of Facebook users as a whole)."

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Published for the First Time: a 1959 Essay by Isaac Asimov on Creativity

Published for the First Time: a 1959 Essay by Isaac Asimov on Creativity | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
Isaac Asimov Mulls “How Do People Get New Ideas?”
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Inspiring -- not only for writers, but all sorts of creative types.


I especially enjoyed the parts about designing creative environments, feeling foolish in a culture that isn't exactly welcoming to creative types, and comparing the productive guiding of creative folks to that of a psychoanalyst.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, October 22, 2014 10:34 PM

Inspiring -- not only for writers, but all sorts of creative types.


I especially enjoyed the parts about designing creative environments, feeling foolish in a culture that isn't exactly welcoming to creative types, and comparing the productive guiding of creative folks to that of a psychoanalyst.

Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, October 22, 2014 10:36 PM

Inspiring --  for all sorts of creative types.


I especially enjoyed the parts about designing creative environments, feeling foolish in a culture that isn't exactly welcoming to creative types, and comparing the productive guiding of creative folks to that of a psychoanalyst.

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2015 Social Justice Kittens Calendar

2015 Social Justice Kittens Calendar | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER! Shipping mid-November 2014.

LiartownUSA is proud to offer a full-color, glossy, 12” x 12” wall calendar, painstakingly crafted to honor and celebrate our bravest, most productive modern heroes: ONLINE SOCIAL JUSTICE ACTIVISTS.

What began as an imaginary calendar on a blog post is now the first Liartown artifact to respectfully and consensually enter the real world. Hailed as “the absolute best cat calendar!” by none other than Jezebel.com, this impressive calendar showcases 12 absolutely precious kittens, each carefully selected through a grueling audition process. Unlike bland, privileged garbage kittens chosen for nothing more than shallow good looks, Social Justice Kittens radiate fierce strength in the face of untold adversity, and all are gifted with a dazzling array of genders and orientations to go with their tiny, oh-so-kissable faces! THE STATUS QUO WILL NEVER FULLY ACCEPT THESE KITTENS!

After thousands of years of cis-het, patriarchal BULLSHIT, here’s a calendar that DARES YOU to speak truth to power. A calendar which boldly announces to the world that you aren’t going to sit back and let others speak for you. A calendar that holds you up high so others can see you’re able to stand proudly on your own. Here at LAST is a calendar that urges you to lean in really close and actually drink the sweet, pathetic tears RIGHT OFF YOUR OPPRESSORS’ STUBBLED CHEEKS!

Each month features a charming kitten professionally photographed in a heroic pose appropriate to a small cat defiantly speaking out on the hottest social justice issues of the day. A sassy, challenging declaration erases any doubts about each cat’s passionate rejection of the dominant paradigm.

In the end, the choice is simple: financially support the ideals embodied by this treasured, unique gift, or refuse to purchase a copy and become one of those hateful fake allies who actively embrace injustice and murder.
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How Do Kissing, Snoring And Other Things Sound In Different Languages?

How Do Kissing, Snoring And Other Things Sound In Different Languages? | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
Some time ago we shared a collection of posters showing

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Online Voice Recorder

Online Voice Recorder is a free simple application which records sound from microphone. After recording you can trim the sound and save it to your computer.

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Infographic: Social media then and now

Infographic: Social media then and now | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
Do you remember when Polaroids were the best way to quickly share photos, or when you tacked reminders to a bulletin board, not Pinterest?

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Battle For The Net - September 10th is the Internet Slow Down

Battle For The Net - September 10th is the Internet Slow Down | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it

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Almost all the books people say influenced them were written for children

Almost all the books people say influenced them were written for children | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
Facebook's data scientists crunched the numbers on a meme you've probably seen going around.
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Star Wars Mobiles

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There's no denying the appeal of needle felted animals. The combination of cute animals so-lifelike-it's-amazing and the fun fit-in-your-hand size makes them absurdly adorable. Not to mention that ...
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Dungeons & Dragons Has Influenced a Generation of Writers

Dungeons & Dragons Has Influenced a Generation of Writers | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
Dungeons & Dragons, the first commercially available role-playing game that is now 40 years old, influenced numerous writers and taught them the art of storytelling.

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An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
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A Marketing Mix
Adventures in advertising and marketing - the contemporary, the historical, and the hysterical. http://deanna.dahlsad.com/
Antiques & Vintage Collectibles
Collecting old things; heirlooms and new to you things! Companion to http://www.inherited-values.com/
Colorful Prism Of Racism
Racism past and present. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/colorful-prism-of-racism/
Consumption Junction
Consumerism meets marketing; who & what manipulates the free market of goods & services. See also: http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/ze-big-mouth-promotions-stuff/
Crimes Against Humanity
From lone gunmen on hills to mass movements. Depressing as hell, really.
Cultural History
The roots of culture; history and pre-history.
Dare To Be A Feminist
I do. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/hey-sister-can-you-spare-some-social-change/
For Art's Sake-1
Art, crafts, and the people who make them. To inspire and purchase. Companion to http://www.ululating-undulating-ungulate.com/
Herstory
History as this woman sees it. The serious, the kitsch, the opinionated. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/
In The Name Of God
Mainly acts done in the name of religion, but also discussions of atheism, faith, & spirituality.
Kinsanity
Let's just say I have reasons to learn more about mental health, special needs children, psychology, and the like.
Kitsch
Mostly vintage and retro "badness" but you can decide how delicious it is. http://www.kitschy-kitschy-coo.com/blog/
Nerdy Needs
The stuff of nerdy, geeky, dreams.
Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic
The meaning behind the math of the bottom line in publishing and the media. For writers, publishers, and bloggers (which are a combination of the two).
Sex Positive
Sexuality as a human right.
Vintage Living Today For A Future Tormorrow
It's as easy to romanticize the past as it is to demonize it; instead, let's learn from it. More than living simply, more than living 'green', thrifty grandmas knew the importance of the 'economics' in Home Economics. The history of home ec, lessons in thrift, practical tips and ideas from the past focused on sustainability for families and out planet. Companion to http://www.thingsyourgrandmotherknew.com/
Visiting The Past
Travel based on grande ideas, locations, and persons of the past.
Walking On Sunshine
Stuff that makes me smile.
You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important
Links to (many of) my columns and articles.