Archive for ‘Education’

December 4, 2016

The Mixed Reality Revolution is here, and it’ll change your world forever – FuturePi – Medium

The past 30 years have set the stage for technological and cultural change at an unprecedented scale. The rise of Personal Computing…

Source: The Mixed Reality Revolution is here, and it’ll change your world forever – FuturePi – Medium

December 4, 2016

A Daily Reading Habit In 4 Steps (A How-To For People With No Time)

Will December be the month you finally pick up a book again?

Source: A Daily Reading Habit In 4 Steps (A How-To For People With No Time)

December 4, 2016

Give Yourself an Informal Education that Kicks the Crap out of Your Formal One – The Mission – Medium

Many people don’t read a single book after they complete their formal education.

Source: Give Yourself an Informal Education that Kicks the Crap out of Your Formal One – The Mission – Medium

November 29, 2016

Ukraine’s berry-pickers are reaping a radioactive bounty | Aeon Essays

Source: Ukraine’s berry-pickers are reaping a radioactive bounty | Aeon Essays

November 8, 2016

Noam Chomsky: Today’s GOP Might Be Most Dangerous Organization in Human History | The Intellectualist

Democracy Now:  AMY GOODMAN: I wanted to move back to the United States, to the issue of the Republican Party and what you see happening there, the Republican establishment fiercely opposed to the presumptive nominee. I don’t know if we’ve ever seen anything like this, although that could be changing. Can you talk about the significance—I mean, you have Sheldon Adelson, who is now saying he will pour, what, tens of millions of dollars into Donald Trump. You have the Koch brothers—I think it was Charles Koch saying he could possibly see supporting Hillary Clinton, if that were the choice, with Donald Trump. What is happening? NOAM CHOMSKY: Well, first of all, the phenomenon that we’ve just seen is an extreme version of something that’s been going on just for years in the Republican primaries. Take a look back at the preceding ones. Every time a candidate came up from the base—Bachmann, McCain, Santorum, Huckabee, one crazier than the other—every time one rose from the base, the Republican establishment sought to beat them down and get their own—get their own man—you know, Romney. And they succeeded, until this year. This year the same thing happened, and they didn’t succeed. The… Read more »

Source: Noam Chomsky: Today’s GOP Might Be Most Dangerous Organization in Human History | The Intellectualist

November 7, 2016

Medusa and Hillary Clinton: Why the Original ‘Nasty Woman’ Keeps Reappearing During the 2016 Election – The Atlantic

For centuries, the mythological Gorgon has been used to criticize powerful women. So it’s no surprise she’s re-emerged during this election cycle.

Source: Medusa and Hillary Clinton: Why the Original ‘Nasty Woman’ Keeps Reappearing During the 2016 Election – The Atlantic

November 3, 2016

Folksplaining

This post contains a reference to creepy clowns, but don’t worry, folklorists are here to help.

Source: Folksplaining

October 27, 2016

Who Controls Our Schools? How Billionaire-Sponsored Privatization Is Destroying Democracy and Enriching the Charter School Industry | Alternet

A report/e-book on the corporate takeover of K-12 schools

Source: Who Controls Our Schools? How Billionaire-Sponsored Privatization Is Destroying Democracy and Enriching the Charter School Industry | Alternet

October 24, 2016

How Network Neuroscience Is Creating a New Era of Mind Control

It might come down to the same network theory that rules computer science and economics.

Source: How Network Neuroscience Is Creating a New Era of Mind Control

September 27, 2016

The Case for a Right to Education | Alternet

A new lawsuit shines a light on our educational system.

Source: The Case for a Right to Education | Alternet