Wednesday, January 13, 2016

5555 Posts on MD: Think Different: Museum Collection Inspired by Steve Jobs

The merits of being a pain in the ass. The virtue of defiance has been central to Western culture. So why have we pathologized it?... Think like a Local Gural 

With technological tools like a router and wearable panic button, this pack aims to preserve protesters' ability to connect Communication devices designed for the modern Media Dragon protester

Chickens prefer beautiful yet different MEdia Dragons ...

Harrison Ford, as a carpenter on Sergio Mendes' studio
Star Wars Star, Harrison Ford, as a carpenter on Sergio Mendes' studio
A few decades ago we had [Jozef Imrich], Bob Hope and Steve Jobs. Now we have no Cash, no Hope and no Jobs. Please don't let Kevin Bacon die.'
~Bill Murray (September 21 1950-)

The museum could unite technology aficionados and tourists visiting Prague  from all over the world. After all, you don’t need a common spoken language to gaze at and appreciate vintage items from a majorly influential company. Interested fans who can’t make it to Prague can see a number of photos from the exhibition, taken by eirunning85 on imgur

steve jobs apple museum
Think Different: This Apple Museum Collection Is Inspired by Steve Jobs

We seek to stay present, even as the ghosts attempt to draw us away. Our father manning the loom of eternal return. Our mother wandering toward paradise, releasing the thread. In my way of thinking, anything is possible. Life is at the bottom of things and belief at the top, while the creative impulse, dwelling in the center, informs all. We imagine a house, a rectangle of hope. A room with a single bed with a pale coverlet, a few precious books, a stamp album. Walls papered in faded floral fall away and burst as a newborn meadow speckled with sun and a stream emptying into a greater stream where a small boat awaits with two glowing oars and one blue sail.

Michael Dirda is a writer. But in a truer sense, he is Bookman: a cheerleader for the old, the neglected, the marginalised like MD

In A Forger’s Tale – convicted forger Shaun Greenhalgh’s new memoir – Greenhalgh reveals that he drew Leonardo da Vinci’s La Bella Principessa, which has been valued upwards of US$100 million. Secret to art forgeries 

The plight of the German-Jewish intellectual. For Walter Benjamin, Hannah Arendt, and Gershom Scholem, “love of Israel” was a complicated issue ...

Even now many people fail to grasp the true meaning of the word “austerity”. Austerity is not eight years of spending cuts, as in the UK, or even the social catastrophe inflicted on Greece. It means driving the wages, social wages and living standards in the west down for decades until they meet those of the middle class in China and India on the way up. Postcapitalism end of capitalism begun 

When the Boss Says, 'Don't Tell Your Coworkers How Much You Get Paid'

I am being held at the Butyrsky detention center. Life is calm here, and almost orderly. I say "orderly" because my routine here is structured by prison rules. And I write "almost" because the human body and psychophysiology are phenomena of the natural world and not the end-product of bureaucratic regulation.
'Try Me For Terrorism' - Pyotr Pavlensky on Art (Op-Ed)

From silver maples to English oak, a web developer has plotted the location of trees from 168 different species across the New York city’s five boroughs, revealing a strong tree stewardship
Mapping all 600000 trees in New York city

The rise and proliferation of political science media dragon blogging in America ...
How the Monkey Cage Went Ape bJanuary 10, 2016 – The Chronicle of Higher Education
“”The rise of political-science public engagement has been so massive and rapid that it is paradoxically easy to miss,” writes Marc Lynch, a Middle East specialist at George Washington University and a regular blogger for the Cage, in a forthcoming article forPerspectives on Politics. “A decade ago, very few political scientists had either the opportunity or the incentive to engage with the political public in a direct, unmediated way.” Engagement has gone from “something exotic to something utterly routine.” In fact, while the top blogs were initially popular as rare outlets for scholars to reach a broader public, they’re now popular, Lynch writes, as curators of “a deluge of analysis, information, and argument.”

Anyone who's spent much time on the Internet has heard the slogan "information wants to be free." Coined by author Stewart Brand, it's become a rallying cry for, yes, people who are justifying their free downloads but also for those who fight restrictive copyright laws, advocating for open access to information for everyone. Information wants to be free