Pinterest, Tumblr and the Trouble With ‘Curation’ | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

Who knew there was such a mainstream market for artfully arranged pictures of other people’s stuff?

Points of Interest:

There is a new field of neuroaesthetics, which investigates the neural basis for aesthetic experience

There’s a German word: Sehnsucht, which translates as
“addictive yearning.” This is, I think, what these sites evoke: the feeling of being addicted to longing for something; specifically being addicted to the feeling that something is missing or incomplete.