Of the 40 things every Fort Worther must do, I've done 2 and a half.
10 reasons why you should visit Fort Worth.
Debussy played Debussy in 1913.
This may be a trick question. How do you know when to leave a baseball game? When it's over is apparently not the right answer. See the data that leads to the result that when the leading team is up by 5 runs it's safe to leave in the 3rd or 4th inning.
Some newer music to explore:
- Between the Silence - a 3 CD album by Robert Fripp (guitar) and Leo Travis (sax, flute) of "Evocative Soundscapes and inventive improvs." Listen here, buy here.
- Flood Expeditions - more "improvised excursions between piano and guitar" by Robert Rich and Markus Reuter. Listen and buy here.
- Possibilities Vol. 1 by Tobias Reber - guitar and synth. Buy and listen here.
- Don't forget 12k's summer sale - 40% off.
- A 1-hour mix of Harold Budd and Robin Guthrie.
|There's just something about this that appeals to me. Pablo Picasso, Still Life on a Square Table, 1922. source|
Here's a PDF chock full of vintage NSA security posters.
David Sylvian and Holger Czukay's Plight and Premonition in 1988.
Gaudi on The Orb podcast (Soundcloud).
You can read about music as when Innerviews talked to the Security Project.
|A self-proclaimed "extremely detailed" map of U.S. 2016 election results.|
How about 10 hours of ocean scenes?
Pull gasoline out of thin air.
How many diamonds did they find? One quadrillion (10**15) tons.
Speaking of numbers, learn their secrets at Number Gossip. 27 is the only number that is the sum of its digits times 3.
|Here's one way to divide the USA into four equally populated regions. source|
They found a "lake" on Mars, but it's 12 miles across, 3 feet deep, and really salty.
Ray Bradbury's 12 tips for authors. #8 Write with joy, "writing is not a serious business."
I like Yes, but I find that I need to be in a special mood before listening to it. So maybe you're in the mood for Episode 36 of What Makes This Song Great with Roundabout.
Rather than reinforce boundaries between disciplines and the value-laden hierarchies that keep them in place, we need to accept that studies in "imagination" and "humanity" are no less vital to work and citizenship than those of "facts" and "machines." I was first introduced to C.P. Snow's book The Two Cultures in 1980 and here we are 38 years later reading The 'Two Cultures' Fallacy. Long article.
|A webpage full of infographics and maps of the 1800s.|
The editor at Cartoon Research is, like me, fascinated by the WWII Disney (mostly) animated film Victory Through Airpower. In this article he shows some of the film's promotional materials.
And while I'm wearing my Disney fanboi hat, here's one of my favorite bits of Disney film, the 15-minute documentary 4 Artists Paint 1 Tree.
|How we use our land. source|