It’s safety first every time the world’s finest athletes end up sharing close quarters for two and a half weeks, but the accommodations are just as full-service for those who prefer to stay dressed
“Daisy Goodwin talks about the central role The London Library played in the making of her international hit series “Victoria.”
Hoopla and Kanopy offer free streaming movies, TV shows, and documentaries with just a library card.
Editor’s Note: My library here has hoopla.. what does your local public library have?
Based on the beloved television show, the exhibition transports you to post-Edwardian England, where the characters and the iconic house come to life. Starting Nov 18th, 2017 in New York City for a strictly limited time. Tickets available online.
Source: Downton Abbey: The Exhibition
Social networks train us to focus on images and emotions, sapping the quest for knowledge.
Social networks, though, have since colonized the web for television’s values. From Facebook to Instagram, the medium refocuses our attention on videos and images, rewarding emotional appeals—‘like’ buttons—over rational ones. Instead of a quest for knowledge, it engages us in an endless zest for instant approval from an audience, for which we are constantly but unconsciouly performing.
There’s a weird problem that keeps popping up with Star Trek: Discovery and I can’t tell whose fault it is. Is it journalists writing about the show who don’t know its background? Is it that the people involved in the show are bad ambassadors for it? Is it the way the show’s being promoted? Is it just the news cycle? Whatever the cause, the effect is that Discovery is constantly marketed as groundbreaking when it should be marketed as following in Star Trek’s footsteps.
In response to real-world tragedies, a number of people online have turned to Superman for a lesson in diversity and respect. Now, DC has shared some history and a beautiful restoration of a classic poster.
Witness American history, from the 1920s through the 1960s, like it’s never been seen before — in vibrant color.
Editor’s Note: If you get this channel, this show is recommended viewing…
#StarTrek #tricorder #medicine #devices
A group of doctors and engineers developed a sci-fi inspired device that can scan a patient, read his or her vital signs, and diagnose any medical problems in a matter of minutes.
A cautionary tale…
People watch 1 billion hours of video every day on YouTube. NPR’s Scott Simon talks to Dr. Zeynep Tufekci of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill about YouTube’s impact on society.