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The 98-year-old Society for Science & the Public publishes the nonprofit science magazine and site Science News, and runs several STEM competitions for students. Its current president and CEO is Maya Ajmera, who previously founded the grant-making nonprofit Global Fund for Children. We talked to her about her work at…

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David Lynch Teaches Creativity and Film: A New Online Course http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OpenCulture/~3/Ik4goXlxq1g/david-lynch-teaches-creativity-and-film-a-new-online-course.html

How many of us became David Lynch fans while first watching one of his films? And how many of those fans also left filled with the desire to make a film themselves? Though the long-circulating term "Lynchian" puts a name to Lynch's distinctively stimulating and disturbing cinematic style, it increasingly seems that no filmmaker, no matter how skilled, can quite pull off that style but Lynch himself. But even if you can never be the man who directed the likes of Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, and Mulholland Drive (and co-created the similarly inimitable television series Twin Peaks), you can still learn a great deal about filmmaking from him that you can't learn from anyone else.

Now online education company MasterClass has made some of his knowledge easily accessible in the form of their new course "David Lynch Teaches Creativity and Film." In Lynch's world — unlike Hollywood in general — you can't make a film without creativity. But of what does creativity consist? "Ideas are everything," says Lynch in the trailer for his MasterClass above. "We're nothing without an idea. So I go where the ideas lead." He has long liked to make an analogy with fishing: you put a piece of bait on a hook, cast your line out into the world, and wait for an idea to bite. Different idea-fishing methods work for different people, and Lynch has spoken of his success with drinking a milkshake at Bob's Big Boy every day for seven years, and even more so with decade after decade of twice-daily meditation.

However you fish for ideas, "you don't know when they're going to come or what will trigger them. Lo and behold, on a lucky day, bingo, you'll catch an idea, and... party time." Lynch also drops an unexpectedly practical piece of advice to do with all this in the trailer: "If you want to make a feature-length film, all you need to do is get 70 ideas." Then you take those 70 ideas, write them on cards, and put the cards in order — and not necessarily in a narratively conventional order. "In cinema, I don't like rules," Lynch says, a statement that will surprise neither his boosters nor his detractors. He covers that territory in the eleventh lesson of his MasterClass, which explains the difference between "restrictions that stifle creativity from those that actually help you to think outside the box." Other lessons get into "how to approach a blank page," "how to identify and recognize the right performer for a part," and "how David handles the pressures of the set while protecting a creative space for the cast and crew."

A final "bonus chapter" offers Lynch's views on transcendental meditation, a practice that has taught him "to approach life and work with deeper awareness" and "enjoy the 'doing' of almost any activity." That sets "David Lynch Teaches Creativity and Film" apart from the other filmmaking courses Masterclass offers, taught by such an intellectually and aesthetically varied set of luminaries as Martin Scorsese, Ken Burns, Jodie Foster, Spike Lee, and Werner Herzog. You can take all of those, and any other Masterclass besides, with the site's or just this one course for $90. And even if you don't, you'd do pretty well to take with you into your filmmaking career the words by which Lynch himself has clearly lived: "Never give up final cut and total creative freedom."

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Mythos: An Animation Retells Timeless Greek Myths with Abstract Modern Designs http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OpenCulture/~3/xeSGxn2ovns/mythos-an-animation-that-tells-timeless-greek-myths-with-modern-abstract-designs.html

Designer Stephen Kelleher and animator Chris Guyot present "Mythos," an animation that tells timeless stories--Greek myths--with simple abstract designs. Here's how they describe this project where the ancient unexpectedly meets the modern:

For centuries the Greek Myths have been used as cautionary tales and teaching tools for people both young and old. These stories convey deep wisdom about the human condition which continue to resonate with us. I wanted to honor these ancient stories by interpreting them in the age of the pixel and gif.

The challenge was to communicate these complex stories in the most minimal way possible while retaining their essence. By having each vignette loop seamlessly, the timeless and perennial nature of these stories are reinforced. Ultimately these animations serve as visual shorthand for ancient truths which are as relevant today as they were when first told.

Sisyphus:

After numerous transgressions, Zeus decided to punish the deceitful king Sisyphus once and for all by forcing him to push a huge enchanted boulder up a steep hill. As soon as he reached the top, the boulder would roll back down to the base of the hill, condemning Sisyphus to an eternity of frustrated labor.

Icarus:

King Minos imprisoned Icarus in a tower alongside his father, the master craftsman Daedalus. As a means of escape Daedalus created a set of wings made of feathers and wax for his son but warned him not to fly too close to the sun. Icarus did not however heed his father’s advice. His wings dissolved and Icarus fell into the sea below and drowned.

Persephone:

The daughter of Zeus and Demeter, Persephone was abducted by the god of the underworld Hades. Although Zeus intervened and brought her back to the land of the living, Persephone was bound to Hades for four months of each year. In her grief, Demeter would make the soils barren thereby creating winter while Persephone’s return would mark the start of the spring.

Narcissus:

As punishment for mortal Narcissus’ cruel treatment of the nymph Echo, he was cursed by Nemesis, the goddess of revenge. She led him to a pool where upon seeing his own reflection, he became besotted with his image and was unable to leave. Fixated, starving and in despair, he fell into the pool and drowned.

Midas:

Having done a great service for the god Dionysus, King Midas was granted one wish of his choosing. He wished that everything he touched would turn to gold. Upon turning food, water and even his own daughter to gold however, he soon realized his foolishness and prayed to Dionysus to undo his wish. Dionysus took pity on King Midas and duly undid the wish.

Theseus:

A Greek hero of many adventures, Theseus is best known for his defeat of the Minotaur. Under the decree of King Minos, every year fourteen young Atheneans were sacrificed to the Minotaur - a monstrous half bull, half man who resided deep within the Labyrinth. Not only was Theseus able to slay the Minotaur but he also successfully escaped the complex Labyrinth, solidifying his legend.

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Is it Worth Doing an MBA Foundation course: The Answers You Need and More http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/fourjandals/~3/T6ll-Dzpxa0/ If you’re planning on getting into an MBA program, you’ve probably asked yourself is it worth doing an MBA foundation course?

Planning out your educational path can be stressful as these are the decisions that will affect the rest of your life. Don’t let this stress put you out though. The critical thing to do is to get the right information before making any decisions.

Deciding whether or not to take this course is a matter of how prepared you want to be. If you want to have a solid basis for the work you’ll be doing, a foundation program is a necessary step.

Why is it Worth Doing an MBA Foundation?

Whether you’re planning on going into an MBA program or just looking to further your business education, there are benefits to these foundation courses as they teach you the skills you need to be a success in your field.

If you’re going into an MBA program , it’s because you want to learn the ins and outs of business. There’s no better way to prepare for this than by taking foundation courses.

To Get into the Best Business Schools, You Need High Scores on Your GMAT

Your GMAT is the Graduate Management Admission Test . It’s the test you’re going to take before applying for MBA programs. Since your score on this test has a significant impact on your entrance into a program, it’s essential to do well. That means having a solid foundation of the topic.

Let your college education be an asset to you on this test.

MBA Foundation Courses Provide You With the Skills You Need for Success

Even if you don’t plan on going into a business master’s program, you can still benefit from the foundation course as it can be an asset to your career. Upon completion, you’ll have certification to outline your skills as leverage for employment or promotion.

In these courses, you’ll learn important things such as business writing and economics. You’ll become acquainted with business foundations and have the quantitative skills needed to get ahead.

How Do I Decide Which Program is Right For Me?

Unlike other degrees, business programs focus on practical applications over theories. So you want to pick a program based off how their courses align with your needs.

Spend some time searching through foundation programs and reviewing their courses. Take a  look at this foundation program in Canada ; it provides a refresher in mathematics skills required to progress through the program while providing a thorough overview of business fundamentals too.

The full article can be read at Is it Worth Doing an MBA Foundation course: The Answers You Need and More.

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This Reseda teacher just won’t let students fail https://www.dailynews.com/2019/03/19/this-reseda-teacher-is-changing-lives-a-student-at-a-time/ Brenda Young pretty much rocks.

That was the gist of it on Tuesday, as the Los Angeles Unified School District teacher they call “Ms. Y” was chosen as a national LifeChanger of the Year winner during a surprise assembly at John R. Wooden High School in Reseda.

But in a way, it was no surprise that this particular award was given to this particular teacher.

She’s known for motivating and inspiring her students, with a goal of reaching their full potential.

“You will not fail on my time,” is her mantra according to a short bio on her, which chronicled her efforts teaching mostly at-risk teenagers in a high-poverty area.

  • Brenda Young, an English teacher at John R. Wooden High School, is surprised as she receives a LifeChanger of the Year award from National Life Group at the Reseda School on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Young and the school will each receive $1500 for the award. The life insurance and financial company awards 16 educators annually. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Brenda Young, an English teacher at John R. Wooden High School, receives a LifeChanger of the Year award from Kristin Stroth, Jennifer Johnson and Arash Vafakhah, of National Life Group, at the Reseda School on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Young and the school will each receive $1500 for the award. The life insurance and financial company awards 16 educators annually. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

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  • Brenda Young, an English teacher at John R. Wooden High School, is surprised as she receives a LifeChanger of the Year award from National Life Group at the Reseda School on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Young and the school will each receive $1500 for the award. The life insurance and financial company awards 16 educators annually. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Brenda Young, an English teacher at John R. Wooden High School, is congratulated by a student as she receives a LifeChanger of the Year award from National Life Group at the Reseda School on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Young and the school will each receive $1500 for the award. The life insurance and financial company awards 16 educators annually. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

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Young, according to award organizers, also leads a slam poetry group of students called Spoken Word, where they perform work riffing off of issues in society and among themselves.

John Wooden himself would be proud, always preaching the gospel of doing the best you are capable of.

The award is a national program sponsored by National Life Group that each year recognizes K-12 school district teachers and staffers who change lives — for the better — and have a proven record of being awesome, and just a downright good person.

 

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LAUSD parcel tax measure gets backing from L.A. City Council https://www.dailynews.com/2019/03/19/lausd-parcel-tax-measure-gets-backing-from-l-a-city-council/ LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles City Council went on record Tuesday in support of a parcel tax measure on the June ballot in hopes of generating hundreds of millions of dollars for local schools.

The City Council’s resolution is non-binding and simply expresses support of the ballot measure, which the Los Angeles Unified School District board last month agreed to put before voters.

Several school board members and LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner spoke to the council before the 13-0 vote in support of the parcel tax.

“The state of California funds our schools. If you look at the 50 states, we get funding at about the 44th level,” school board member Richard Vladovic said. “So there are 44 states that fund education more. And you know that by living in California that costs are extreme. We are asking the community, the only way that we can raise money is through a parcel tax. Our budget is 86 percent people. These are teachers, these are aides, these are psychologists. The state doesn’t fund us. Our only alternative is to go for a parcel tax.”

The board’s move to place the parcel tax on the ballot came on the heels of a teachers’ strike in January that ended with the district committing to the hiring of more educators and school staff, along with cutting class sizes. With Los Angeles County education officials already warning the district that its long-term financial picture was cloudy at best, the need for a new revenue source became a top priority.

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The measure would impose a tax of 16 cents per square foot of building improvements on properties within the district. The parcel tax, which would remain in effect for 12 years, would raise an estimated $500 million annually. At the recommendation of staff, the board altered the effective time of the tax from 10 years, which had been discussed earlier in the week, to 12 years.

Exemptions would be provided for parcels owned by people aged 65 or older and used as their primary residence. There would also be exemptions for people on disability or who receive Social Security benefits, depending on their annual income.

A parcel tax would need to be approved by two-thirds of voters. A poll recently commissioned by the district found that more than 80 percent of voters believe schools need increased funding.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who helped broker the teachers’ union contract and end the strike, praised the board’s move in February.

“A free and excellent public education is the right of every child — and when thousands of Angelenos took to the streets in support of students and teachers last month, it was because we all agree on a fundamental truth: we have to give our children every possible resource to succeed in the classroom and take their knowledge into the world,” he said.

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The top 10 startups from Y Combinator W19 Demo Day 1 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Techcrunch/~3/46EmYoWYK4o/ Electric vehicle chargers, heads-up displays for soldiers, and the Costco of weed were some of our favorites from presitigious startup accelerator Y Combinator’s Winter 2019 Demo Day 1. If you want to take the pulse of Silicon Valley, YC is the place to be. But with over 200 startups presenting across 2 stages and 2 days, it’s tough to keep track.

You can check out our write-ups of all 85 startups that launched on Demo Day 1 here, and come back later for our full index and picks from Day 2. But now, based on feedback from top investors and TechCrunch’s team, here’s our selection of the top 10 companies from the first half of this Y Combinator batch, and why we picked each.

Ravn

Looking around corners is one of the most dangerous parts of war for infantry. Ravn builds heads-up displays that let soldiers and law enforcement see around corners thanks to cameras on their gun, drones, or elsewhere. The ability to see the enemy while still being behind cover saves lives, and Ravn already has $490,000 in Navy and Air Force contracts. With a CEO who was a Navy Seal who went on to study computer science plus experts in augmented reality and selling hardware to the Department Of Defense, Ravn could deliver the inevitable future of soldier heads-up displays.

Why we picked Ravn: The AR battlefield is inevitable, but right now Microsoft’s HoloLens team is focused on providing mid-fight information like how many bullets a soldier has in their clip and where there squad mates are. Ravn’s tech was built by a guy who watched the tragic consequences of getting into those shootouts. He wants to help soldiers avoid or win these battles before they get dangerous, and his team includes an expert in selling hardened tech to the US government.

Middesk

It’s difficult to know if a business’ partners have paid their taxes, filed for bankruptcy, or are involved in lawsuits. That leads businesses to write off $120 billion a year in uncollectable bad debt. Middesk does due diligence to sort out good businesses from the bad to provide assurance for B2B deals loans, investments, acquisitions, and more. By giving clients the confidence that they’ll be paid, Middesk could insert itself into a wide array of transactions.

Why we picked Middesk: It’s building the trust layer for the business world that could weave its way into practically every deal. More data means making fewer stupid decisions, and Middesk could put an end to putting faith in questionable partners.

Convictional

Convictional helps direct-to-consumer companies approach larger retailers more simply. It takes a lot of time for a supplier to build a relationship with a retailer and start selling their products. Convictional wants to speed things up by building a B2B self-service commerce platform that allows retailers to easily approach brands and make orders.

Why we picked Convictional: There’s been an explosion of D2C businesses selling everthing from suitcases to shaving kits. But to drive exposure and scale, they need retail partners who’re eager not to be cut out of this growing commerce segment. Playing middleman could put Convictional in a lucrative position while also making it a nexus of valuable shopping data.

Dyneti Technologies

Has invented a credit card scanner SDK that uses a smartphone’s camera to help prevent fraud by over 50 percent and improve conversion for businesses by 5 percent. The business was started by a pair of former Uber employees including CEO Julia Zheng, who launched the fraud analytics teams for Account Security and UberEATS. Dyneti’s service is powered by deep learning and works on any card format. In the two months since it launched, the company has signed contracts with Rappi, Gametime and others.

Why we picked Dyneti: Cybersecurity threats are growing and evolving, yet underequipped businesses are eager to do more business online. Dyneti is one of those fundamental B2B businesses that feels like Stripe — capable of bringing simplicity and trust to a complex problem so companies can focus on their product.

AmpUp

The “Airbnb for electric vehicle chargers.” AmpUp, preparing for a world in which the majority of us drive EVs, operates a mobile app that connects a network of thousands of EV chargers and drivers. Using the app, an electric vehicle owner can quickly identify an available and compatible charger and EV charger owners can earn cash sharing their charger at their own price and their own schedule. The service is currently live in the Bay Area.

Why we picked AmpUp: Electric vehicles are inevitable, but reliable charging is one of the leading fears dissuading people from buying. Rather than build out some massive owned network of chargers that will never match the distributed gas station network, AmpUp could put an EV charger anywhere there’s someone looking to make a few bucks.

FlockJay

Operates an online sales academy that teaches job seekers from underrepresented backgrounds the skills and training they need to pursue a career in tech sales. The 12-week long bootcamp offers trainees coaching and mentorship. The company has launched its debut cohort with 17 students, 100 percent of which are already in job interviews and 40 percent of which have already secured new careers in the tech industry.

Why we picked FlockJay: Unlike coding bootcamps that can require intense prerequisites, killer salespeople can be molded from anyone with hustle. Those from underrepresented backgrounds already know how to expertly sell themselves to attain opportunities others take for granted. FlockJay could provide economic mobility at a crucial juncture when job security is shaky.

Deel

20 million international contractors work with US companies but it’s difficult to onboard and train them. Deel handles the contracts, payments, and taxes in one interface to eliminate paperwork and wasted time. Deel charges businesses $10 per contractor per month and a 1% fee on payouts, which earns it an average of $560 per contractor per year.

Why we picked Deel: The destigmatization of remote work is opening new recruiting opportunities abroad for US businesses. But unless teams can properly integrate these distant staffers, the cost savings of hiring overseas are negated. As the globalization megatrend continues, businesses will need better HR tools.

Glide

There has been a pretty major trend towards services that make it easier to build web pages or mobile apps. Glide lets customers easily create well-designed mobile apps from Google Sheets pages. This not only makes it easy to build the pages, but simplifies the skills needed to keep information updated on the site.

Why we picked Glide: While desktop website makers is a brutally competitive market, it’s still not easy to make a mobile site if you’re not a coder. Rather than starting from visual layout tool many people would still be unfamiliar with, Glide starts with a spreadsheet that almost everyone has used before. And as the web begins to feel less personal with all the brands and influencers, Glide could help people make bespoke apps that put intimacy and personality first.

Docucharm

The platform, co-founded by former Uber product manager Minh Tri Pham, turns documents into structured data a computer can understand to accurately automate document processing workflows and to take away the need for human data entry. Docucharm’s API can understand various forms of documents (like paystubs, for example) and will extract the necessary information without error. Its customers include tax prep company Tributi and lending businesses Aspire.

Why we picked Docucharm: Paying high-priced, high-skilled workers to do data entry is a huge waste. And optical character recognition like Docucharm’s will unlock new types of businesses based on data extraction. This startup could be the AI layer underneath it all.

The Flower Co

Flower Co.: Memberships for cheaper weed sales and delivery. Most dispensaries cater to high-end customers and newbies that want expensive products and tons of hand-holding. In contrast, The Flower Co caters to long-time marijuana enthusiasts who want huge quantities for at low prices. They’re currently selling $200k in marijuana per month to 700 members. They charge $100 a year for membership, and take 10% on product sales.

Why we picked The Flower Co: Marijuana is the next gold rush, a once in a generation land grab opportunity. Yet most marijuana merchants have focused on hyper-discerning high-end customers despite the long-standing popularity of smoking big blunts of cheap weed with a bunch of friends. For those who want to make cannabis consumption a lifestyle, and there will be plenty, The Flower Co could become their wholesaler.

Honorable Mentions

Atomic Alchemy – Filling the shortage of nuclear medicine

YourChoice – Omni-gender non-hormonal birth control

Prometheus – Turning CO2 into gas

Lumos – Medical search engine for doctors

Heart Aerospace – Regional electric planes

Boundary Layer Technologies – Super-fast container ships

Here are the 85+ startups that launched at YC’s W19 Demo Day 1

Additional reporting by Kate Clark, Greg Kumparak, and Lucas Matney

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#3quotes from Papert http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/cYWZ/~3/cB9HLBqCs_o/3quotes-from-papert.html Image from Wikimedia Commons MIT professor Seymour Papert wanted to turn education on its head.
He was disillusioned with the idea that we should 'instruct' children and that they would learn solely from content delivery. He was particularly critical of the use of computers as 'replacements' for teachers. There's a clear indication of those sentiments in this quote from his seminal work from 1980, Mindstorms: Children, Computers and Powerful Ideas:
“In many schools today, the phrase 'computer-aided instruction' means making the computer teach the child. One might say the computer is being used to program the child. In my vision, the child programs the computer and, in doing so, both acquires a sense of mastery over a piece of the most modern and powerful technology and establishes an intimate contact with some of the deepest ideas from science, from mathematics, and from the art of intellectual model building.” (Papert, 1980, p. 5)
He saw the learner as an active and engaged agent who could make things happen. Papert's ideas were brought together in a new model of learning which is now known as social constructionism. It is not simply about learning through making and doing, but also has other elements of problem solving, computational thinking, situated learning and negotiation of new meaning through the use of tools and technologies. Papert saw very little evidence of these elements in formalised education:
Schooling is not a natural act. Quite the contrary: the institution of school, with its daily lesson plans, fixed curriculum, standardized tests, and other such paraphernalia tends to constantly reduce learning to a series of technical acts and the teacher to the role of a technician. (Papert, 1993, p. 55)
Papert went on to discuss the tensions teachers often endure between their school-imposed roles as 'technicians' and their natural instincts to enter into 'warm human relationships.' One school Papers worked with introduced computers not as instructional tools, but as tools to encourage children to think and do for themselves. Much of what children learn while using computers was unplanned, and often deeper than what could be anticipated. In 1982 he related the story of one kindergarten child:
.... children were given access to a set of games using the computer. They loved playing games. But once more the most important events were not what was intended but what the children decided for themselves. After a few weeks a member of the nursery class called over a teacher to set up a new game. The teacher did this by typing at the computer's keyboard. The child said "I want to do that". Another teacher might have said "Next year." But, instead she said "Sure. I will write on this piece of cardboard all the stuff I type… if you want to type it go ahead." The little girl did very much want to type it. It was grueling work. At a typing speed of several minutes a word she kept at it for many weeks. Slowly, the speed went up. Slowly she learned to type without copying. She was building up a vocabulary of spelled words. (Papert, 1982, p 32).
References
Papert, S. (1980) Mindstorms: Children, Computers and Powerful Ideas. Brighton: Harvester Press. Papert, S. (1993) The Children's Machine: Rethinking School in the Age of the Computer. New York: Perseus Books. Papert, S. (1982) Tomorrow's Classrooms. Times Educational Supplement March 5, 1982 (pp. 31-32, 41)
Previous posts in the #3quotes series
Paulo Freire
Ivan Illich
John Dewey
Lev Vygotsky
Maria Montessori
Carl Rogers
John Holt
Jerome Bruner
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Virginia Woolf & Friends Name Their Favorite and Least Favorite Writers in a Newly Unearthed 1923 Survey http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OpenCulture/~3/hfZ4ZDL42W0/virginia-woolf-friends-name-their-favorite-and-least-favorite-writers-in-a-newly-unearthed-1923-survey.html

Celebrity Twitter can be fun… sometimes…. Tabloids still have mass appeal, albeit mainly on the web. But for those who want to see the introverted and bookish caught off-guard and off the cuff, times are a little tough. Writers can more easily control their image than actors or pop stars, naturally. Most aren’t nearly as recognizable and subject to constant pop culture surveillance. Literary scandals rarely go beyond plagiarism or politics. Sometimes one might wish—as in the days of mean drunks like Norman Mailer, Ernest Hemingway, or Hunter S. Thompson—for a good old-fashioned literary brawl….

Or maybe not. After all, there’s that thing about pens and swords. The sharpest weapons, the tools that cut the deepest, are wielded by wit, whether it’s the flashing of rhetorical steel or the fine needling of elevated pettiness. No clumsy violence can stand up to the literary put-downs we find in the correspondence of, say Flannery O’Connor—who wrote that Ayn Rand “makes Mickey Spillane look like Dostoevsky”—or Virginia Woolf, who found Joyce “a bore… ultimately nauseating. When one can have cooked flesh, why have the raw?”

This is wonderfully nasty stuff: gut-level low blows from the high road of a well-turned phrase. If it’s the kind of thing you enjoy, you’ll love the “bitchy literary burn book," reports Vox, “featuring the unvarnished opinions of Virginia Woof, Margaret Kennedy, and others” which has recently come to light. A collection of answers to 39-questions, “its yellow and curling title page” announces it as “’Really and Truly: A Book of Literary Confessions,” notes William Mackesy, grandson and literary executor of novelist Kennedy.

It was passed around and filled in by hand by a group of ten writers total, also including Rose Macaulay, Rebecca West, Hilaire Belloc, and Stella Benson, between 1923 and 1927. “Each contribution was sealed up,” Mackesy writes, “presumably to await a distant thriller-opening, which gave safe space for barbs and jokes at contemporaries’ expense.” With their similarities to our own quick-take cultural products, the questionnaires are sure to be a hit on the internet.

These secret literary confessions get prickly, thanks to “waspish” questions like “the most overrated English writer living” and “a deceased writer whose character you most dislike.” Unsurprisingly, Woolf’s answers are some of the sharpest. In answer to the latter question, she wrote “I like all dead men of letters.” As for the living, one unnamed respondent “called T.S. Eliot the worst living English poet as well as the worst living literary critic.”

Rebecca West dismissed the whole thing as “silly… it’s like being asked to select the best sunset.” Nonetheless, in answer to question about which writer would still be read in 25 years, she simply answered, “me.” Belloc did the same. Kennedy called Woolf the most overrated writer (but greatest living critic), Woolf and West named Belloc most overrated. Joyce appears more than once in that category, as does D.H. Lawrence.

It’s all great fun, but maybe the “bitchy” headline oversells this aspect a little and undersells the less sensational but more informative facets that emerged from the exercise. For instance, all of the writers except one (with one write-in for “I don’t know”) cast the same vote for greatest literary genius (spoiler: it’s Shakespeare). They revered James Boswell, Thomas Hardy, Max Beerbohm, Plato, Jane Austen, Homer, Catullus. They surprisingly ignored many others. “There is no mention anywhere,” Mackesy points out, “of Virgil or Donne, and only one of Chaucer, Dickens, George Eliot and Henry James.”

No matter how forward-looking some of their work turned out to be, they were writers of their time, with typical attitudes, beliefs, and blinds spots when it came to literature. That said, the casual narcissism and snark some of the questions elicit are timeless qualities. Learn more about the book, including its like origins and mysterious provenance, from Mackesy at the Independent.

via Mental Floss

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Blizzard of Blizzards workshop http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blueroofdesigns/fUPR/~3/z95hNOEvdsc/ This past weekend, a bunch of souls braved a blizzard – not weather-wise, but learning-wise. I held my first Blizzard of Blizzards workshop at Studio Place Arts, where folks completed five structures invented by the fabulous Hedi Kyle.

Just look at the serious faces on these folks:

Bookbinding workshop at Studio Place Arts

Hedi invented her famous folded Blizzard Book structure during a snowstorm. By making modifications to the folded components, you can create other structures – Hedi affectionately refers the collection as the Blizzard Clan.

This workshop was folding-heavy and there was no getting around it. One of my students called the experience the Triangle Wrangle. I love that so much.

Folding a Blizzard Book structure

I love picking out papers for workshops. Japanese Chiyogami is perfect for folding because it doesn’t crack and it’s happy to go in any direction you choose. Printed papers by Debra Glanz (sadly no longer available) have a very pronounced grain, so I’m glad I tested them before including them in the kits.

Blizzard Book structures

One of the structures required paper with a measurement that was beyond usual paper sheet dimensions. For this structure, I used kraft paper from a roll. It’s a very forgiving paper and I’m happy with how well it worked. I got it from Amazon. FYI – This is a genuine recommendation (I don’t get a commission).

Blizzard Book structures

Ahhh…blizzards in the sun…

If you want to learn these structures yourself, they’re all included in the very awesome book The Art of the Fold. The book was written by Hedi and her daughter Ulla Warchol and was published last year.

If you’re on the fence about getting this book, don’t be – you should totally get it. It now has a permanent home on my list of recommended texts on bookbinding and it’s destined to be a classic.

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Helping Latino students learn to code http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/MKuf/~3/iz_gtI9PmsU/ Growing up in Costa Rica, I was always passionate about creating things and solving puzzles. That’s what drove me to computer science. I saw it as an opportunity to explore my interests and open doors to new possibilities. It's that love and passion that eventually helped me get to Google, and to the United States, where I now live.

Computer science requires students to learn how to think in a totally new way. Getting into that mindset can be really hard for anyone, but it can be even tougher if you’re learning key phrases, concepts, and acronyms in an environment that feels different from your everyday life.

That’s why I’m proud to share that Google.org is making a $5 million grant to UnidosUS, the YWCA and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation. The grant will bring computer science (CS) education to over one million Latino students and their families by 2022 with computer science curricula, including CS First, Google’s coding curriculum for elementary and middle school students. Additionally, it will support students' experience with how they learn about computer science, helping them explore CS and offering culturally relevant resources to engage parents.

This $5 million grant is part of a new $25 million Google.org commitment in 2019 to increase Black and Latino students’ access to computer science (CS) and AI education across the US. This initiative will help these students develop the technical skills and confidence they need for the future, and help prepare them to succeed in the careers they pursue.

Even as a fluent English speaker, I can’t count the number of times people misunderstand me because I pronounce things differently, or the times it takes me a little longer to understand because my day-to-day work language is not my primary language. This language barrier is not the only barrier—students from underrepresented communities, especially those who are Black and Latino, often don’t feel represented or connected to their first introduction to the field.

While Black and Latino students have equal interest in CS education, they often face social barriers to learning CS, such as a lack of role models, and a lack of learning materials that reflect their lived experiences, like those that are in a language they understand. On top of these social barriers, these students often face structural barriers, such as not having equal access to learn CS in or outside of the classroom. 

Along with the grant, CS First is launching its first set of lessons in Spanish. In the first activity, "Animar un nombre," students choose the name of something or someone they care about and bring the letters to life using code. The second activity, "Un descubrimiento inusual,” encourages students to code a story about when two characters discover a surprising object.

Today’s announcement is an exciting part of Google.org’s work to support students who have historically been underrepresented in computer science. These grants to partner organizations will help Black and Latino students access materials and engage with role models who feel connected to their culture. We will also help create more opportunities for students to access the courses they need to continue their studies.

To me, the new Spanish coding lessons are more than just a fun way to learn coding. They are opportunities for entire communities of students to see themselves reflected in computer science education materials, perhaps for the first time. It’s our hope that students like the ones I met will use CS to create more inventions and opportunities for us all.

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Isaac Asimov Predicts the Future of Civilization–and Recommends Ways to Ensure That It Survives (1978) http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OpenCulture/~3/HH_k1u-nayM/isaac-asimov-predicts-the-future-of-civilization.html

When we talk about what could put an end to civilization today, we usually talk about climate change. The frightening scientific research behind that phenomenon has, apart from providing a seemingly infinite source of fuel for the blaze of countless political debates, also inspired a variety of dystopian visions, credible and otherwise, of no small number of science-fiction writers. One wonders what a science-fictional mind of, say, Isaac Asimov's caliber would make of it. Asimov died in 1992, a few years before climate change attained the presence in the zeitgeist it has today, but we can still get a sense of his approach to thinking about these kinds of literally existential questions from his 1978 talk above.

When people talked about what could put an end to civilization in 1978, they talked about overpopulation. A decade earlier, Stanford biologist Paul Ehrlich published The Population Bomb, whose early editions opened with these words: "The battle to feed all of humanity is over. In the 1970s hundreds of millions of people will starve to death in spite of any crash programs embarked upon now. At this late date nothing can prevent a substantial increase in the world death rate." With these and other grim pronouncements lodged in their minds, the bestselling book's many readers saw humanity faced with a stark choice: let that death rate increase, or proactively lower the birth rate.

A decade later, Asimov frames the situation in the same basic terms, though he shows more optimism — or at least inventiveness — in addressing it, supported by the workings of his powerful imagination. This isn't to say that the images he throws out are exactly utopian: he sees humanity, growing at then-current rates, ultimately housed in "one world-girdling skyscraper, partially apartment houses, partially factories, partially all kinds of things — schools, colleges — and the entire ocean taken out of its bed and placed on the roof, and growing algae or something like that. Because all those people will have to be fed, and the only way they can be fed is to allow no waste whatever."

This necessity will be the mother of such inventions as "thick conduits leading down into the ocean water from which you take out the algae and all the other plankton, or whatever the heck it is, and you pound it and you separate it and you flavor it and you cook it, and finally you have your pseudo-steak and your mock veal and your healthful sub-vegetables and so on." Where to get the nutrients to fertilize the growth of more algae? "Only from chopped-up corpses and human wastes." It would probably interest Asimov, and certainly amuse him, to see how much research into algae-based food goes on here in the 21st century (let alone the popularity of an algae-utilizing meal replacement beverage called Soylent). But however delicious all those become, humanity will need more to live: energy, space, and yes, a comfortable ambient temperature.

Asimov's suite of proposed solutions, the explanation of which he spins into high and often prescient entertainment, includes birth control, solar power, lunar mining, and the repurposing of some of the immense budget spent on "war machines." The volume of applause in the room shows how heartily some agreed with him then, and perspectives like Asimov's have drawn more adherents in the more than 40 years since, about a decade after Asimov confidently predicted that the world would run out of oil,  a time when an increasing number of developed countries have begun to worry about their falling birthrates. But then, Asimov also imagined that Mount Everest was unconquerable because Martians lived on top of it in a story published a seven months after Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay made it up there — a fact he made a rule of cheerfully admitting whenever he started with the predictions.

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School climate strikes: 1.4 million people took part, say campaigners https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/mar/19/school-climate-strikes-more-than-1-million-took-part-say-campaigners-greta-thunberg Activist Greta Thunberg, 16, says action proved ‘no one is too small to make a difference’

More than 1.4 million young people around the world took part in school strikes for climate action, according to environmental campaigners.

Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish student whose solo protest last August prompted the global movement, said: “We proved that it does matter what you do and that no one is too small to make a difference.”

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The Gnarly Surf Rock of Dick Dale (RIP): Watch the Legend Play “Misirlou,” Surfin’ the Wedge,” and “Pipeline” (with Stevie Ray Vaughan) http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OpenCulture/~3/NrrQy3S7fc0/the-gnarly-surf-rock-of-dick-dale.html

The Endless Summer is over. The archetypal 1966 surf documentary might have been scored by The Sandals, but the sound and the cultural dominance of surf culture would perhaps never come into being, and may not have survived the decade, without Dick Dale, who died on March 18th at the age of 81. His gnarly, menacing guitar on songs like “Miserlou” and “Pipeline” turned a fad dominated by the teen anthems of The Beach Boys and Annette Funicello’s post-Mouseketeers bikini and beehive into genuinely gritty rock and roll.

Dale’s sound defined the risky wanderlust of surfing that early skateboarders picked up on in the 70s and 80s, snowboarders in the 90s, and so on. Hundreds of guitarists stole from his distinctive technique long after the 60s surf rock craze died at the hands of British invaders. Dale rode the sound into the 21st century, touring and performing across a United States whose popular culture he helped invent by appearing on (where else) The Ed Sullivan Show.

But it’s arguable whether his fame would have survived as long without Quentin Tarantino’s shrewd use of “Misirlou” in Pulp Fiction’s opening credits. It so happens that Dale almost didn’t survive past the sixties himself. If he had died from what seemed like a terminal cancer in 1965, it’s possible surf guitar would have died with him, become a curious relic rather than a living tradition.

Jimi Hendrix thought so—at least according to Dale in the liner notes to 1997’s Better Shred Than Dead: The Dick Dale Anthology. “Then you’ll never hear surf music again,” Hendrix supposedly said. Maybe in the purest sense, it’s true. Only Dale truly “transferred,” as he put it, the “tremendous amount of power” of surfing into the guitar. His playing was an extreme sport; his shows were “stomps”; the audience never stopped moving for a minute, whooping and hollering along with him.

And still, his cavernous guitar filled ballrooms. He pushed Fender to build louder and louder amplifiers, and everyone else along with them. Like Hendrix, he was a lefty who played a flipped-over right-handed Fender Strat. Yet Dale didn’t restring the guitar, effectively playing it upside-down. He used the heaviest strings he could find, the loudest amps that could be made, and more reverb than anyone had previously thought advisable. “Bands like the Beach Boys,” writes Amanda Petrusich at The New Yorker, “often sang about surfing,” but the genre Dale invented “was wet and gnarly and unconcerned with romance or sweetness.”

His style earned Dale the title of “King of the Surf Guitar,” also the title of his second album and a fact he liked to trumpet as often as he could, along with claims that he was called the “Father of Heavy Metal.” (Link Wray might like a word.) He was a tireless promoter and performer without whose influence there may've been no Endless Summer-scoring Sandals or Surfaris' “Wipe Out”—surf culture essentials that traveled the world.

Surf rock became a niche sound, popular with increasingly specialized audiences, before Quentin Tarantino made it cool again. Pulp Fiction’s use of the song was not an ironic detournement, but a genuine reminder of how dangerous Dale sounded. He buzzsawed through the early-sixties scene of skinny ties and big hair. The footage of him above playing “Misirlou” with The Del Tones—all of whom wear terrified smiles and identical suits, above—is strangely Lynchian.

Part of the incongruity comes from watching square white Americans bounce through a haunting Egyptian folk song, while looking like they should be playing “Mr. Sandman.” Dale made 50s pop seem childish, and sound-tracked the entry of mildly adult situations in 60s surf movies. He deserved to have fared better from his influence and fame.

Dale’s last couple decades were spent like too many other people in the U.S. He couldn’t stop touring, he said, “because I will die. Physically and literally, I will die.” After his first recovery from colorectal cancer in 1965, he continued to battle the disease,” writes The Washington Post. “Up until the end of his life, Dale was explicit that he toured to fund his treatment” after his cancer returned. He couldn’t retire even when his career rebounded, twice after his early sixties’ heyday: first in 1987 when he recorded “Pipeline” (further up) with Stevie Ray Vaughan and again after Pulp Fiction.

His fans continued to support him not because he was a hip nostalgia act, but, he said, because he grew and branched out as a guitar player and he was honest about his difficulties, and people connected. He was an American original. The son of Lebanese immigrants, he took the music of his parents’ home country, blended it with country swing and blues, and played it dirty, wet, and as loud as it could go, something no one had quite done before and thousands have done since.

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Erasmus scheme in chaos as UK students left in limbo https://www.theguardian.com/education/2019/mar/19/erasmus-scheme-chaos-uk-students-limbo-funding-accommodation The 17,000 students about to do a year abroad face huge uncertainty over funding and accommodation

For Alice Watkins, a Manchester University student, a year in Paris, then Madrid, as part of her degree was a dream. Now, with the turmoil of Brexit, she is preparing to arrive in France this summer with nowhere to live and no idea whether the money will still be there to support her.

“It’s horrible not knowing,” Watkins says. “We’ve been told to take at least £1,200 of our own cash to cover us for the first six weeks, and that we can’t realistically sort any accommodation before we arrive. Turning up abroad with nowhere to live is a big stress.”

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Online learning platform Udemy to set up shop in India http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/medianama/~3/eqSoja1YeSE/ ...]]> Tue, 19 Mar 2019 01:40:45 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Travel News Education India Udemy Economic Times Gurugram Gregg Coccari Udemy Bohemian Rhapsody’s Bad Editing: A Breakdown http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OpenCulture/~3/h43pCsPd03A/bohemian-rhapsodys-bad-editing-a-breakdown.html

Bohemian Rhapsody may have won the Oscar for Best Editing. But video essayist Thomas Flight isn't persuaded. In a 13-minute video, Flight deconstructs a 104-second clip from the biopic, revealing the excessive 60 cuts that make up the scene. That translates into a dizzying cut every 1.8 seconds on average.

For Thomas Flight, Bohemian Rhapsody is nothing short of a “masterclass in bad editing.” For you, Flight's video offers a nice short crash course in film editing.

According to The Washington Post, the pub scene deconstructed in Flight's video was actually edited by Dexter Fletcher--and not John Ottman, the film editor who helped salvage the film and then won top honors at the Oscars. Asked about the botched scene, Ottman told WaPo: “Whenever I see it, I want to put a bag over my head. Because that’s not my aesthetic. If there’s ever an extended version of the film where I can put a couple scenes back, I will recut that scene!”

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"Even just showing a smidgen of frustration or irritation was considered weak and childlike...." http://althouse.blogspot.com/2019/03/even-just-showing-smidgen-of.html From "How Inuit Parents Teach Kids To Control Their Anger" (NPR).

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What's wrong with blaming "information" for political chaos http://feeds.boingboing.net/~r/boingboing/iBag/~3/rD739TxyGMk/oligarchs-r-us-3.html David Perell's 13,000 word essay, "What the Hell is Going On?" presents a reassuring -- and contrarian -- view on how our current dysfunction in politics, media, and business has come to pass, drawing on orthodox economic theories about "information asymmetry" in a way that makes the whole thing seem like a kind of adjustment period between a middling old world and a fine new one.

I think Perell is wrong. His theory omits the most salient, obvious explanation for what's going on (the creation of an oligarchy that has diminished the efficacy of public institutions and introduced widespread corruption in every domain), in favor of rationalizations that let the wealthy and their enablers off the hook, converting a corrupt system with nameable human actors who have benefited from it and who spend lavishly to perpetuate it into a systemic problem that emerges from a historical moment in which everyone is blameless, prisoners of fate and history.

Perell's theory goes a little like this: once we had incomplete information and so we had to rely on rules of thumb to navigate the world. We trusted brands because we couldn't access realtime customer reviews to tell us whether a product was any good. We trusted universities because we couldn't access libraries and communities that let us train ourselves. We trusted political parties because the news media pushed a narrative that made it hard to find out when the parties were corrupt or ineffectual.

All of this is true, as is Perell's conclusion. The internet produced better access to information, which has made everything decohere. We can choose to buy craft beer instead of beer from the giant conglomerates and the net helps us figure out which beer will be good. We can teach ourselves without accruing massive debts. We can shop for news sources that tailor to our interests and step outside the overton window.

But that's as far as he goes, and that's where he goes wrong. Because inequality and the internet grew up together (Ronald Reagan was elected the year the Apple ][+ hit the market), and any account of the past 40 years has to examine both together.

The French economist Thomas Piketty presents a compelling case that in the late 1970s, global wealth concentration reached a tipping point thanks to the slow but inevitable recovery of fortunes lost in the World Wars; at that moment, the richest people in the world finally had amassed enough capital to start spending in earnest to buy political outcomes that would make them even richer.

40 years later, we live in a world of rampant monopolization, a political consensus totally at odds with popular views, and an epistemological crisis born of the combination of the deliberate sowing of doubt over scientific consensuses ("some experts don't believe in vaccines"), captured regulators ("of course FDA says vaccines are safe, they're in the pocket of big pharma") and decades of abuse from concentrated industries whose size and wealth confer immunity to consequences for bad actions ("why should we trust pharma after all the bad shit they've done?").

Add to this the precarity of a disappearing middle class and the end of upward social mobility, and many of Perell's outcomes can be explained or recast without making it all about increased access to information.

For example, people take on crushing debts to send their kids to university because social mobility has all but ended and they worry that without a degree, their kids will slide down the economic ladder. The universities build massive stadiums and other fripperies to lure in the super-rich whose overt and covert bribery are the source of personal wealth for the swelling ranks of high-paid administrators. They don't pay faculty enough to live on because desperate poor people have taken on so much debt to send so many poor kids to university that they have a buyer's market for adjuncts.

Political "polarization" is not the result of increased information, rather, it is a mirage brought on by the fact that the vast majority of people favor policies that politicians refuse to deliver; any politician who tries is branded as an out-of-touch radical, while the "serious grownups" continue to insist that America (alone among the world's developed states) can't afford universal health care, decent public education, net neutrality, etc.

Politicians like Trump can mobilize huge amounts of votes by welding together a coalition of the super-rich (who want tax cuts and don't care about anything else), racists, and people who are genuinely disaffected and worried about downward mobility by saying (truthfully) that "the system is rigged" (while omitting the fact that it was rigged in his favor and he intends to rig it further in office).

And while "micro brands" are on the rise, a shocking number of them are owned by the same handful of companies (whose shares, in turn, are largely owned by the same minuscule class of investors and handful of giant funds). Thanks to lax antitrust enforcement, this is not an age in which the rentiers are being euthanized: it's one in which the rentiers have bought up every conceivable place you might shop, leaving you with no possible way to avoid enriching them.

The internet has foundationally altered our information asymmetries, but it will not cause inequality and the corruption that creates it to wither away. Any critique of political and economic chaos that fails to take account of corruption and fails to place the blame on those who have benefited from it is worse than incomplete: it's a dangerous counsel of complacency.

Micro brands are on the rise. They’re attacking mascara, mattresses, and everything in between. They have low overhead costs, elegant design, and hyper-efficient customer acquisition strategies.

And yet, due to the fragmentation of the internet, they’re nearly invisible in the real world. Even if you’re one of millions of people looking at the same brand’s website, you’ll never know it. For that reason, we underestimate the potency of internet trends, such as the rise of micro brands. Their collective command over attention and consumer dollars is soaring up and to the right. Their advertising executives prefer efficient, micro-targeted, easy-to-measure advertisements over the entertaining, mass-appeal, hard-to-measure campaigns the world’s largest advertising agencies specialize in.

By creating unlimited shelf space and reducing information asymmetries, power in the internet age is shifting from suppliers to customers. The world is increasingly demand driven. Customers have more choices than ever before. They can buy anything, at any time. Through the internet, brands can serve a long-tail of unmet consumer needs, which weren’t served by big box retailers. Small direct-to-consumer brands are popping up left and right. Their products go beyond their utilitarian purposes and reflect the identities of people who buy them. From dairy-free yogurt, to anti-razor bump grooming products, to the assortment of milks (oat, almond, skim, soy, coconut, rice, hemp, plant, cashew, macadamia, hazelnut, pea, flax, peanut, walnut) so large that you need a rolodex to keep track of them all, the products themselves differentiate these upstart brands from incumbents.

13,000 word essay, "What the Hell is Going On?" [David Perell]

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The Role of the Student Engineer in Medicine and Innovation https://xconomy.com/wisconsin/2019/03/18/the-role-of-the-student-engineer-in-medicine-and-innovation/ The last 50 years have seen many great technical advances in medical treatments, ranging from drug delivery and imaging to skin grafts and prosthetics. These advances—both large and small—have drawn on many fields and have transformed patient care.

When examining the current state of clinical technology, the focus is naturally on the technology and its outcomes, rather than the process that led to that breakthrough. It is a popular notion that such advances are the result of “eureka moments” by individuals working in industry. More often, technical innovation is an iterative process with contributions from people in both academia and industry.... Read more »

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Meet Louise Kern, the Expert on Uncovering the Truth on Global Companies https://womenentrepreneursgrowglobal.org/2019/03/18/meet-louise-kern-the-expert-on-uncovering-truth-on-global-companies/ Managing director of GloBIS, Louise Kern, helps businesses make the right choice in international expansion.  We refer to her as the “truth whisperer” on global companies.

In the following interview, Kern, who presented a fabulous wegginar® for us on avoiding scams, shares tips on how to avoid getting burned on a business deal, how to recognize a legitimate business opportunity when it lands in your inbox, and what steps a business owner should take to button things down safely to ensure saving money, time and grief down the road.

Here’s a quick snapshot on our lead question for Kern:

Laurel Delaney: I think of you as being an expert in uncovering the truth on companies. Have you ever gotten burned in a business transaction because you didn’t check out your partner in advance? If so, what happened, how did you resolve the problem, and what is the lesson in it for all of us?

Louise Kern: Wow — throwing me a curve ball right off the bat! The biggest scofflaws I’ve had as clients or business partners I’d actually either met or worked with before they burned or tried to burn me.

In one case several years ago, an accountant was recommended to me by three separate U.S. and foreign government entities, and I began discussions to hire him. Something didn’t sit right, though, and I did some investigating. It ends up he had plead guilty to and served federal time for wire fraud and money laundering. I fired him and literally ended up as the FBI’s key witness against him in a new trial for other crimes.

Read a Q&A with Louise Kern about international expansion.

Continuing on the path of international expansion, be sure to register for our next free of charge wegginar® on April 10 where PiperWai co-founder Sarah Ribner will be talking about how she created a strong natural deodorant brand with worldwide appeal.  Sign-up here.  

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Top Ways to Make Money While Studying Abroad http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/DumbLittleMan/~3/Mh2-MpgUCcQ/ Studying abroad is one of the most rewarding experiences for any college student. After all, it is a great opportunity to study in a different academic environment while exploring a new culture.

However, studying abroad comes with some challenges. And the biggest one of them is to manage your funds.

In fact, what many students usually worry about when studying abroad is their budget. As they are away from home, they have to take care of every expense on their own — from tuition fee, accommodation, books, traveling to food. On top of that, you live in a new financial system with a different currency and new pricing methods.

Don’t worry! There are many ways to earn money to fund your tuition fees and expenses while studying abroad.

Below are some great tips on how to make money while studying abroad.

Become a Tutor

tutoring

You can teach other students based on your academic skills and courses. Besides letting you earn extra money, this job also lets you set your own schedule depending on your availability.

This way, you can spare a significant amount of time for your classes and other commitments. Above all, it is a good way to utilize your academic skills.

Teaching others also adds benefits to your communication skills, knowledge, and personal development. There are many online tutoring platforms or classified services where you can create your profile to get assignments.

Offer Help for Research Work

Ask your professors or teaching faculties if you can assist them with research work. You can be offered a good amount for keying in their data to a computer or handling other aspects of their research work.

But there is a big catch. Make sure your job is defined as an “assistant” only. If you are found to be their “ghost” thesis writer, you can be expelled from the college.

Do Freelancing

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As a freelancer, you can enjoy the flexibility as you are your own boss. As an added bonus, it helps you get some real work experience even before your graduation. From graphic designing, writing, proofreading, customer support to transcribing, there are many freelancing jobs to choose from.

Good thing is that most of these jobs are online, meaning that you can do them from the comfort of your place. Online platforms like PeoplePerHour or Upwork introduces any freelancer to the businesses or someone who needs help with their task.

See Also: 10 Ways For Freelance Writers To Earn Some Extra Money

Sell Your Old Books and Unnecessary Stuff

Do you have a stack of books you may not require in the future? Why not sell them for money?

If your books are in good condition, chances are you can get good money by selling them.
There are many students who look for used books as they can’t afford new ones. Plus there are many websites where you can sell your unwanted books for cash.

Likewise, you can sell your unnecessary stuff via online auction sites like Craigslist, eBay, and Amazon. You can also ask your friends if they can purchase anything from you.

Become a Tour Guide

Do you have strong communication skills? Are you known for your engaging explanation? Do you like to mix up with people? Above all, are you familiar with your surroundings?

If all the answers are YES, you can become a great tour guide. All you need to do is contact tour and travel companies to find out if they need tour guides.

Last Note

While there are a lot of ways to earn while studying abroad, you have to keep one thing in mind — your studies should be your topmost priority. After all, you traveled to a foreign place to get a degree.

Do you have some more ideas to make money while studying abroad?

Share them by commenting below!

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The Lou Reed Archive Opens at the New York Public Library: Get Your Own Lou Reed Library Card and Check It Out http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OpenCulture/~3/_iG03zIwSlo/the-lou-reed-archives-opens-at-the-new-york-public-library.html

This past October marked the fifth anniversary of Lou Reed’s death. This month marks what would have been his 77th birthday. It seems like as good a time as any to revisit his legacy. As of this past Friday, anyone can do exactly that in person at the New York Public Library. And they can do so with their own special edition NYPL Lou Reed library card. The NYPL has just opened to the public the Lou Reed Archive, “approximately 300 linear feet,” the library writes in a press release, “of paper records, electronic records, and photographs, and approximately 3,600 audio and 1,300 video recordings.”

These artifacts span the musician, writer, photographer, and “tai-chi student”’s life from his 1958 high school band The Shades to “his job as a staff songwriter for the budget music label, Pickwick Records, and his rise to prominence through the Velvet Underground and subsequent solo career, to his final performance in 2013.”

It is more than fitting that they should find a home at the New York institution, in the city where Lou Reed became Lou Reed, “the most literary of rock stars,” writes Andrew Epstein for the Poetry Foundation, "one who aspired to make rock music that could stand on the same plane as works of literature.” See a list of the Lou Reed Archive collections below:

  • Original manuscript, lyrics, poetry and handwritten tai-chi notes
  • Photographs of Reed, including artist prints and inscriptions by the photographers
  • Tour itineraries, agreements, road manager notes and paperwork
  • 600+ hours of live recordings, demos, studio recordings and interviews
  • Reed's own extensive photography work
  • Album, book, and tour artwork; mock-ups, proofs and match-prints
  • Lou Reed album and concert posters, handbills, programs, and promotional items
  • Lou Reed press for albums, tours, performances, books, and photography exhibits
  • Fan mail
  • Personal collections of books, LPs and 45s

Reed left his first “lasting legacy” at Syracuse University, as Syracuse itself affirmed after his death in 2013, as “a criminal, a dissident and a poet.” There, he studied under his literary hero, Delmore Schwartz, was reportedly expelled from ROTC for holding an unloaded gun to his superior’s head, and was supposedly turned away from his graduation by police. Once in New York, however, Reed not only piloted the Velvet Underground into everlasting cult infamy, jumpstarting waves of punk, post-punk, new wave, and a few dozen other subgenres. He also carried forth the legacy of the New York poetry, Epstein argues.

He had “serious connections to the poetry world”—not only to Schwartz, but also to the Beats and the New York School—to poets who “played a surprisingly large role in the emergence of the Velvet Underground.” Like all great art, Reed’s best work was more than the sum of its “multiple and complex influences.” But it should be appreciated alongside mid-century New York poets as much as jazz experimentalists like Ornette Coleman and Cecil Taylor who inspired his freeform approach. “Reed’s body of work,” writes Epstein, “represents a crucial but overlooked instance of poetry’s rich back-and-forth dialogue with popular culture.”

Similar things might be said about Reed's engagements with film, theater, the visual arts, and the New York avant-garde generally, which he also transmuted and translated into his scuzzy brand of rock and roll. The NYPL archive documents his relationships with not only his bandmates and manager/patron Andy Warhol, but also Robert Quine, John Zorn, Robert Wilson, Julian Schnabel, and Laurie Anderson. And yet, despite the many rivers he waded into in his long career, immersing in some more deeply than others, it was the New York literary world whom he most wanted to embrace his work.

Accepting an award in 2007 from Syracuse, Reed said, “I hope, Delmore, if you’re listening you are finally proud as well. My name is finally linked to yours in the part of heaven reserved for Brooklyn poets.” Head over to The Library for the Performing Arts in Lincoln Center to get your own Lou Reed library card. If you’re lucky enough to spend some time with this extensive collection, maybe consider how all Reed's work was, in some way or another, informed by a lifelong devotion to New York poetry.

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Josh Jones is a writer and musician based in Durham, NC. Follow him at @jdmagness

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Take a common houseplant, add a little rabbit DNA and voilà! You get a super air purifier https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/science/take-a-common-houseplant-add-a-little-rabbit-dna-and-voila-you-get-a-super-air-purifier/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=RSS_all
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How Does the Rorschach Inkblot Test Work?: An Animated Primer http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OpenCulture/~3/rZeTTXsbkSA/how-does-the-rorschach-inkblot-test-work-an-animated-primer.html

A frightening monster?

Two friendly bears?

Say what!?

As anybody with half a brain and the gift of sight knows, the black and red inkblot below resembles nothing so much as a pair of gnomes, gavotting so hard their knees bleed.

...or perhaps it’s open to interpretation.

Back in 2013, when Open Culture celebrated psychologist Hermann Rorschach’s birthday by posting the ten blots that form the basis of his famous personality test, readers reported seeing all sorts of things in Card 2:

A uterus

Lungs

Kissing puppies

A painted face

Little calfs

Tinkerbell checking her butt out in the mirror

Two ouija board enthusiasts, summoning demons

Angels

And yes, high-fiving bears

As Rorshach biographer Damion Searls explains in an animated Ted-ED lesson on how the Rorschach Test can help us understand the patterns of our perceptions, our answers depend on how we as individuals register and transform sensory input.

Rorshach chose the blots that garnered the most nuanced responses, and developed a classification system to help analyze the resulting data, but for much of the test’s history, this code was a highly guarded professional secret.

And when Rorshach died, a year after publishing the images, others began administering the test in service of their own speculative goals—anthropologists, potential employers, researchers trying to figure out what made Nazis tick, comedians…

The range of interpretative approaches earned the test a reputation as pseudo-science, but a 2013 review of Rorshach’s voluminous research went a long way toward restoring its credibility.

Whether or not you believe there’s something to it, it’s still fun to consider the things we bring to the table when examining these cards.

Do we see the image as fixed or something more akin to a freeze frame?

What part of the image do we focus on?

Our records show that Open Culture readers overwhelmingly focus on the hands, at least as far as Card 2 goes, which is to say the portion of the blot that appears to be high-fiving itself.

Never mind that the high five, as a gesture, is rumored to have come into existence sometime in the late 1970s. (Rorschach died in 1922.) That’s what the majority of Open Culture readers saw six years ago, though there was some variety of perception as to who was slapping that skin:

young elephants

despondent humans

monks

lawn gnomes

Disney dwarves

redheaded women in Japanese attire

chimpanzees with traffic cones on their heads

(In full disclosure, it's mostly bears.)

Maybe it's time for a do over?

Readers, what do you see now?

Image 1: Bat, butterfly, moth

Image 2: Two humans

Image 3: Two humans

Image 4: Animal hide, skin, rug

Image 5: Bat, butterfly, moth

Image 6: Animal hide, skin, rug

Image 7: Human heads or faces

Image 8: Animal; not cat or dog

Image 9: Human

Image 10: Crab, lobster, spider,

View Searls’ full TED-Ed lesson here.

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Ayun Halliday is an author, illustrator, theater maker and Chief Primatologist of the East Village Inky zine.  Join her in New York City for the next installment of her book-based variety show, Necromancers of the Public Domain, this April. Follow her @AyunHalliday.

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The difference between learning medicine and doing medicine http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/KevinMd-MedicalWeblog/~3/VQbiibjtuSs/the-difference-between-learning-medicine-and-doing-medicine.html Back when I was a third-year medical student, I would sometimes bike to the hospital campus early enough to catch the groundskeepers cleaning the promenade in front of the medical school before the foot traffic arrived. Discovery Walk, as it’s called, is a beautiful promenade with stone murals commemorating the significant discoveries made at Stanford. […]

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Take a Journey Inside Vincent Van Gogh’s Paintings with a New Digital Exhibition http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OpenCulture/~3/Rr2JpgQsuDE/take-a-journey-inside-vincent-van-goghs-paintings-with-a-new-digital-exhibition.html

Vincent van Gogh died in 1890, long before the emergence of any of the visual technologies that impress us here in the 21st century. But the distinctive vision of reality expressed through paintings still captivates us, and perhaps captivates us more than ever: the latest of the many tributes we continue to pay to van Gogh's art takes the form Van Gogh, Starry Night, a "digital exhibition" at the Atelier des Lumières, a disused foundry turned projector- and sound system-laden multimedia space in Paris. "Projected on all the surfaces of the Atelier," its site says of the exhibition, "this new visual and musical production retraces the intense life of the artist."

Van Gogh's intensity manifested in various ways, including more than 2,000 paintings painted in the last decade of his life alone. Van Gogh, Starry Night surrounds its visitors with the painter's work, "which radically evolved over the years, from The Potato Eaters (1885), Sunflowers (1888) and Starry Night (1889) to Bedroom at Arles (1889), from his sunny landscapes and nightscapes to his portraits and still lives."

It also takes them through the journey of his life itself, including his "sojourns in Neunen, Arles, Paris, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, and Auvers-sur-Oise." It will also take them to Japan, a land van Gogh dreamed of and that inspired him to create "the art of the future," with a supplemental show titled Dreamed Japan: Images of the Floating World.

Both Van Gogh, Starry Night and Dreamed Japan run until the end of this year. If you happen to have a chance to make it out to the Atelier des Lumières, first consider downloading the exhibition's smartphone and tablet application that provides recorded commentary on van Gogh's masterpieces. That counts as one more layer of this elaborate audiovisual experience that, despite employing the height of modern museum technology, nevertheless draws all its aesthetic inspiration from 19th-century paintings — and will send those who experience it back to those 19th-century paintings with a heightened appreciation. Nearly 130 years after Van Gogh's death, we're still using all the ingenuity we can muster to see the world as he did.

via MyModernmet

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Based in Seoul, Colin Marshall writes and broadcasts on cities, language, and culture. His projects include the book The Stateless City: a Walk through 21st-Century Los Angeles and the video series The City in Cinema. Follow him on Twitter at @colinmarshall or on Facebook.

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