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Interesting items found in my daily reading

The Maths of Proportion in Art, Design and Nature – Gresham College [Video] [Shared]

From the Ancient Greeks onwards, proportion and mathematics has been central to our ideas of form and beauty.  This lecture looks at the famous golden ratio, from Greek temples to spiral seashells, discussing where it appears in nature (and why), … Continue reading

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Julia Morgan, American Architect via JSTOR Daily [Shared]

Julia Morgan, American Architect – JSTOR Daily The architecture of Julia Morgan is inseparable from the built environment of California. A prolific designer, her work helped define what Californian architecture was and continues to be. More than 700 of her … Continue reading

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The Art of Becoming a Better Listener — Tactical Advice for the Startup Setting | First Round Review [Shared]

The Art of Becoming a Better Listener — Tactical Advice for the Startup Setting | First Round Review If you haven’t made a resolution for 2022 (or 2023) yet (or you’ve already fallen off the bandwagon for the one you … Continue reading

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Public Domain Day 2023 via Duke University School of Law

Public Domain Day 2023 | Duke University School of Law On January 1, 2023, copyrighted works from 1927 will enter the US public domain. 1  They will be free for all to copy, share, and build upon. These include Virginia Woolf’s … Continue reading

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8 Beautiful Alternative Processes for Photographers via PetaPixel [Shared]

8 Beautiful Alternative Processes for Photographers | PetaPixel Given that most photos are captured digitally and shared online, it’s easy to forget the beauty of a print. The history of photographic printing is a fascinating intersection between art and chemistry, … Continue reading

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Festivals in a Medieval English Village via Medievalists.net [Shared]

Festivals in a Medieval English Village via Medievalists.net What were the celebrations held in a typical medieval village? Evidence for this can be hard to find, but one article focusing on the villages of Berkshire, England, offers us some clues … Continue reading

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What is Generative Art? via Amy Goodchild [Shared]

I have been experimenting with generator art myself and that is how I came across this article. There are some very unique aspects of “Creativity with Code”, as I call it. You can find some examples of my art at … Continue reading

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In Our Time: A Christmas Carol on Apple Podcasts [Audio] [Shared]

In Our Time: A Christmas Carol on Apple Podcasts Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Charles Dickens’ novella, written in 1843 when he was 31, which has become intertwined with his reputation and with Christmas itself. Ebenezer Scrooge is the miserly … Continue reading

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Letterpress Prints of Birds Printed Using Lego Bricks via Kottke [Shared]

Letterpress Prints of Birds Printed Using Lego Bricks Designers Roy Scholten and Martijn van der Blom have created a series of letterpress prints of birds made by using Lego pieces as the stamps (in lieu of lead or wood blocks). … Continue reading

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Are You Unconventional Enough in Your Thinking? via Phil McKinney on LinkedIn [Shared]

Are You Unconventional Enough in Your Thinking? | LinkedIn Unconventional thinking from unconventional individuals is the lifeblood of innovation. They are the people who see things in a new way, and because of this, they often come up with truly … Continue reading

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22 Things for a Saturday on Planet Earth via Nicholas Bate [Shared]

22 Things for a Saturday on Planet Earth – Nicholas Bate Photo by Felix Rostig on Unsplash Celebrate more often: you’ve got a place on the planet, the one consistently rated the best in the known universe. Don’t let a … Continue reading

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The Changing Room Illusion via YouTube [Shared] [Video]

The Changing Room Illusion The Changing Room Illusion is an example of “graduate change blindness,” a phenomenon in which observers are unable to notice changes to the world around them when those changes occur gradually. In virtually all prior cases, … Continue reading

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11 of the Weirdest Christmas Traditions We Should Absolutely Bring Back via Lifehacker [Shared]

I am hoping that this holiday season will be a but more “normal” than the last two, but even then I plan on re-invigorating a few of these vintage Christmas traditions in my own home. – Douglas 11 of the … Continue reading

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Historical Book: Painting and decorating by Walter Pearce (1913) [Shared]

   Related Posts: What to Photograph on Vacation When You’re Feeling Uninspired via Digital Photography School The Masks of the Zuni (1904) via The Public Domain Review [Shared] Christmas 2020 – 18 in a series – My Favorite Quotes from … Continue reading

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Automatic Video Editor — Smart Cut — Kapwing [Shared]

Automatic Video Editor — Smart Cut — Kapwing The first web-based video editor that removes silence from your videos automatically. Make content 10x faster with Smart Cut from Kapwing. Read Automatic Video Editor — Smart Cut — Kapwing Related Posts: … Continue reading

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