The novel, which is a work of art, exists, not by its resemblances to life, which are forced and material, as a shoe must still consist of leather, but by its immeasurable difference from life, which is designed and significant, and is both the method and the meaning of the work.

Wrinkles Of The City: Havana, Cuba

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My Parents are Dead and My Sister is Disabled

eisforedna:

On May 28th, my sister, Edna, turned 31.

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Her mental age is about three years old. She loves Winnie the Pooh, Beauty & the Beast, and Sesame Street. Even though the below picture is unconvincing.

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Edna and “Cookie.” I think she was trying to play it cool.

My name is Jeanie. I’m…

Put the Internet on Your Wall

electricobjects-blog:

The Internet is stuck. It’s stuck inside devices and patterns of interaction that don’t live up to its creative and expressive potential. I’d like to change that. I’m building a new type of screen, and I’m going to put the Internet on your wall.

“WTF?” you might reasonably ask.

I’m building an internet-connected screen that will bring the Internet to your wall, a screen that is worthy of that beautiful mess of human expression that pervades our connected lives.

For the first time in history it’s possible to build a hardware company at startup scale. Cheap prototyping and crowdfunding means that it’s possible to explore hardware with the same sort of purposeful wandering by which we approach software. Ubiquitous connectivity means that every object in our homes and lives can be reconfigured to take advantage of the creative and connective potential of the web.

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Source: What are anxiety disorders?

I’m really glad that this covers more than just social anxiety.  I feel like most anxiety related comics and infographs focus on only social anxiety.

Thank you for this post it is incredible. Going through this crap is really tough.

Our 2-part special on the Science Genius project dropped today! Check out Dr. Christopher Emdin’s amazing program to revitalize science education in public  schools (featuring GZA from Wu-Tang!)

How many languages can you speak? Tim Doner can speak 20!  Our latest PRODIGY is should be heard!

Pass along Tim’s story!

We spoke to Cory Booker, the mayor of Newark, NJ! What do you think of his point of view?

R&D Weblog: THNKR: The Future of Learning

researchdevelopblog:

THNKR is hosting a panel event with The 92nd Street Y in New York City on May 21!

PANELISTS
Abigail Besdin, SKILLSHARE
Joe Hall, GHETTO FILM SCHOOL
Jake Schwartz, GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Joel Rose, NEW CLASSROOMS INNOVATION PARTNERS

Moderated by New York Times journalist LAURA PAPPANO.

Meet…

One of our favorite education blogs posted about the event we’re hosting new Tuesday in New York. Are you coming!?

life:

On this day in LIFE — May 8, 1950: Jackie Robinson

life:

On this day in LIFE — May 8, 1950: Jackie Robinson