Yearly Archives: 2016

Google Lets You Take a 360-Degree Panoramic Tour of Street Art in Cities Across the World

A friend of mine, a fellow American living in Seoul, just recently put up a vlog in which he at once admires a piece of street art he happens upon here and remarks on how much the presence of the stuff bothered him back in the States. It illustrates an important…
Source: Open Culture
Google Lets You Take a 360-Degree Panoramic Tour of Street Art in Cities Across the World

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Watch Paper Masterpieces of China's Forgotten Tribes Unfold in Pop-Up Books

When you open the cover of a pop-up book, components of the story spring to life. While they may often be associated with children’s books about monsters and fairy tales, artist and photographer Colette Fu uses the moveable, three-dimensional elements of pop-up books to capture the life and culture of forgotten…
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Watch Paper Masterpieces of China’s Forgotten Tribes Unfold in Pop-Up Books

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Watch Neil Gaiman & Amanda Palmer’s Haunting, Animated Take on Leonard Cohen’s “Democracy”

The late Leonard Cohen’s 1992 anthem “Democracy” feels not just fresh, but painfully relevant these days. Cohen, a Canadian who spent much of his adult life in the States, avowed that the song was neither sarcastic nor ironic, but rather hopeful, an “affirmation of the experiment of democracy in this country.” He started…
Source: Open Culture
Watch Neil Gaiman & Amanda Palmer’s Haunting, Animated Take on Leonard Cohen’s “Democracy”

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My Personal Hero: Alan Lightman on William Gerace – Facts So Romantic

Several years ago, I attended a Buddhist retreat in which I was introduced to the idea of the “retinue,” a constellation of influential and supportive people whom one imagines in an enveloping cloud as one meditates. Mentors. I took the concept one step further and decided to create an actual…
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My Personal Hero: Alan Lightman on William Gerace – Facts So Romantic

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