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Why Man Creates by Saul Bass (1968)-Lapidarium Notes

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From Amira Skomorowska's 'Lapidarium Notes'

“Why Man Creates" is a 1968 animated short documentary film which discusses the nature of creativity. It was written by Saul Bass and Mayo Simon, and directed by Saul and Elaine Bass.

The movie won the Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject. An abbreviated version of it ran on the first-ever broadcast of CBS’ 60 Minutes, on September 24, 1968.

Why Man Creates focuses on the creative process and the different approaches taken to that process. It is divided into eight sections: The Edifice, Fooling Around, The Process, Judgment, A Parable, Digression, The Search, and The Mark.
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Symphony of Science - Onward to the Edge!

The Symphony of Science is a musical project of John D Boswell, designed to deliver scientific knowledge and philosophy in musical form. The project owes its existence in large measure to the classic PBS Series Cosmos, by Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan, and Steve Soter, as well as all the other featured figures and visuals.

 

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iPad in Australia: Transforming Learning

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Download or subscribe

iPad in Australia - Transforming Learning

by Apple Distinguished Educators on iTunes.

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Intricate Thread and Nail Portraits

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Design duo Pamela Campagna and husband Thomas Scheiderbauer of L-able created these two intricate thread portraits using old family photographs. Each piece took nearly a month, beginning with the large family portrait using black thread and moving on to the multi-toned woman.

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Louis Daguerre: Pictures Illuminate Google's Man of the Day

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Happy Birthday Louis!

Born November 18, 1787 Louis Daguerre (complete name Louis-Jacques-Mande Daguerre) partnered with contemporary and French printer Joseph Nicephore Niepce -- the actual inventor of a permamnent photograph, also called a heliograph -- in 1825 to help catalyse a process that speeded up creation of dioramas -- a picture viewing device.

While Niepce is credited with successfully inventing the first permanent photograph, Louis Daguerre made the entire process commercially viable.

Daguerre's efforts, in a way, is the harbinger of the age of digital photography and its explosion that we are witnessing today in the 21st century.

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CARO-MA: Collage Artist-clever juxtaposition

CARO-MA: Collage Artist-clever juxtaposition | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Beautiful collage art and clever jutaposition. Using two or more different motifs can form together something completely new that stands for itself. CARO.MA seems to be an expert in fusing interesting different elements 

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Food themed earbuds from Japan

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A true foodie sees a wonderful meal in unexpected places be it a street cart or a cityscape made of jello. Now, you can add ears to that list. From online Japanese trend shop, SolidAlliance, comes these creative culinary earbuds inspired by all that’s good to eat. They sound as tasty as they look!

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Animation: Word as Image

Challenge! Create an image out of a word, using only the letters in the word itself. Use only the graphic elements of the letters without adding outside parts.

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Kathy Schrock: Share your iPad app list with others

Kathy Schrock: Share your iPad app list with others | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Kathy Schrock-This question was tweeted, asking how to share your entire iPad app collection with someone. After a little research,  came up with a post on this page and followed the directions. Here is the first of the 12-page app list on my iPad.

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Pics4Learning: Copyright friendly images for teachers and students

Pics4Learning: Copyright friendly images for teachers and students | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it
Thousands of copyright free and copyright friendly images and photos for teachers and students.
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Susan Stockwell: World Map from Recycled Computers Parts

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UK-based artist Susan Stockwell recently completed this gigantic world map made from recycled computer components for the University of Bedfordshire. Entitled World, the piece has been in progress since 2010 and uses motherboards, electrical wiring, fans, and myriad other components donated by Secure IT Recycling. Although Stockwell has worked with electronic components for additional projects, her work with paper is also extraordinary.

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If Education Was Really About Learning….

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If education was really about learning

……we’d let kids ask more questions and then give them support to find their own answers.

…we’d see dunking cookies in milk as a science opportunity, not just a snack.

…we’d only give kids giant test booklets if they needed to use the paper build a tower to explore force & motion.

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Worth Checking Out: 'Visual Complexity' Blog

Worth Checking Out: 'Visual Complexity' Blog | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

VisualComplexity.com intends to be a unified resource space for anyone interested in the visualization of complex networks. The project's main goal is to leverage a critical understanding of different visualization methods, across a series of disciplines, as diverse as Biology, Social Networks or the World Wide Web. I truly hope this space can inspire, motivate and enlighten any person doing research on this field.

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UVIC’S LANGUAGE TEACHING CLIPART LIBRARY

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UVIC’S LANGUAGE TEACHING CLIPART LIBRARY is a cli­part repos­i­tory offer­ing about 3,000 images. Images can be searched by topic such as, “Ani­mal”, “Body”, “Cloth­ing” “Emo­tional” and “Colour” to name a few. There is also a key­word search option.

Each pic­ture in the col­lec­tion has two ver­sions. One has a white back­ground while the other has a trans­par­ent background.

Users are free to use the images for non-commercial pur­poses pro­vided attri­bu­tion is given to the cre­ators, the Uni­ver­sity of Vic­to­ria (BC), Lan­guage Department.

 

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5 Good Reasons to Use Visuals in Your Teaching

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Research into something called the Pictorial Superiority Effect (PSE) has found that for some kinds of information, more visual modes of input result in greater recognition and the recall. In other words, there’s truth to the saying that “a picture is worth a thousand words.”
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Artist Eugene Von Bruenchenhein's Paintings,Poems,Sculptures

Artist Eugene Von Bruenchenhein's Paintings,Poems,Sculptures | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Eugene Von Bruenchenhein spent much of his life exploring the unseen and unexplained relationships inherent in living things human, cosmic, and everything in between.

'Our Night of Life'

I journeyed to the edge of Universe

Where stars collide and end in dust

The junk yard of the Universe

Where inky darkness lasts from

millenium to millenium

Far Far into the unwanted portion of time. . .

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British Painter Alan Baker-'The Charming Baker'

British Painter Alan Baker-'The Charming Baker' | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

I t comes as a surprise that Baker calls himself a 'traditionalist’. His biggest influence, he says, is the master horse painter George Stubbs. He also admires the simplicity and romanticism of John Constable’s landscapes. Animals (and their relationship with man) crop up often in his work – a half-boy-half-panda is a common motif; rabbits appear a lot.

Baker says "I love Mozart. But I also appreciate the fact that one bloke and his mate can get up on stage too, and make a sound that can rattle your cage, and really stir you. I love that."

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Artist Oksana Mas: Ancient and modern art combined

Artist Oksana Mas: Ancient and modern art combined | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Developed from the custom of painting wooden eggs in traditional decoration during Easter, Oksana Mas attempts to reclaim the sphere as a geometric space holding within itself a principle of oneness.

See her work at The Ukranian Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale, 2011.

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Educational Technologies That Have the Biggest Impact On Student Learning

Educational Technologies That Have the Biggest Impact On Student Learning | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it
Survey results indicate several specific technologies as those that we should be investing in and focusing on if we want to effectively leverage technology in...
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Steve Jobs and the Evolution of the Apple Logo: "Don't Make it Cute"

Steve Jobs and the Evolution of the Apple Logo: "Don't Make it Cute" | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

The history of Apple's logo mirrors that of a brand that started off with promise, faltered at times, and went back to core principles to achieve global iconic status.If you ever wondered why Apple chose an apple to represent the company, the first logo offers some answers.

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Inanimate Alice-Transmedia story for students

Inanimate Alice-Transmedia story for students | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

A Digital Novel...

Inanimate Alice is Transmedia - designed from the outset as a story that unfolds over time and on multiple platforms, the episodes are available on all devices capable of running Adobe’s Flash Player (sorry iPads!).

‘Alice’ connects technologies, languages, cultures, generations and curricula within a sweeping narrative accessible by all. As Alice’s journey progresses, new storylines appear elsewhere providing more details and insights, enriching the tale through surprising developments. Students are encouraged to co-create developing episodes of their own, either filling in the gaps or developing new strands.

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5 New Social Networks You Should Know About

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It’s a verdant time for social media. Sites are popping up all over the place with innovative alternatives to Internet networking. Whether you’re looking to build and protect your reputation, or just get recommendations on new movies and restaurants, here’s a quick rundown of the latest social networks making headlines.

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ASCD: 21st Century Skills Resources

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21st Century Skills-Educating Students in a Changing World

As educators in the 21st century, we are charged with educating students to be successful in a complex, interconnected world. This responsibility requires schools to prepare students for technological, cultural, economic, informational, and demographic changes.
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Fareed Zakaria/CNN: Fixing education

Fareed Zakaria/CNN: Fixing education | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it
This Sunday, a Fareed Zakaria GPS primetime special – “Restoring the American Dream: Fixing Education”. The show airs at 8p and 11p ET/PT. While America was once tops in education, we are now ranked 15th in reading, 23rd in science, and 31st in math.
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