I started reading the only kid's novel I've written, to my just turned-8-year-old son. I never finished editing it (like my others) though it's probably older than the kid. I figured it was past time to get some feedback. So far it's primed good questions, laughs, more enjoyment than I expected. The sticking point was the in medias res beginning—he really disliked that abrupt start. I wonder if most kids would feel that way? Maybe too unsettling when you're young not to get some background.
Launched the new www.adomoc.org web site. The former one went up in 2011 so it seemed like it was past time for an update. #BoardGames are available!
dog vs. focus
This creature neither understands nor cares that I'm finishing up some research leave. Lunch is over, back to work. #dogsofmastodon
Just outside of the city today, in an area that was mostly warehouses and industrial buildings... but then #pegamoose.
Always sounds a bit pointless to me, when I say I love walking--most of us walk. But a lot of times people just walk for function, missing the pleasure in it. I love reading essays, etc. on walking too. This article had a mention of an "audio-walk" by Janet Cardiff, which I feel I need to try now. https://daily.jstor.org/the-art-of-walking
This pillow wants to chat.
I can’t resist news about the Voynich Manuscript - https://goo.gl/PKCL4X A computer science researcher at the University of Alberta has tried a new approach using AI to help decipher the manuscript. It seems the manuscript may be using Hebrew plus various techniques to complicate a simple translation.
Do we perceive aspects in music as having similar meaning or use--no matter its origin/cultural background? Good discussion (cognitive scientists and ethnomusicologists) on this cross-cultural study. https://goo.gl/R7oco5
Can we predict new meaning based on a millenium of metaphors? This fascinating study considers how they emerge https://goo.gl/HPb3hJ and it finds some directionality.
Techniques & rigour in thinking as well as a more interconnected approach toward understanding humanity remains necessary in high-tech. Nice read https://goo.gl/Ai5Gg3 I like this sentiment from the article "We should be careful not to let interdisciplinary jockeying make us cling to what we know best."
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