Friday Varia and Quick Hits
January 28, 2011 § Leave a comment
It’s already moving toward 30 F here (and, yes, that’s 30 above zero), so I can offer you these varia and quick hits from balmy comfort.
- This is pretty cool way to rock your Mac.
- But if you swing the PC way, you should certainly check out this 30 minute, public history-esque, movie about the history of IBM on their Centennial. The film is by Errol Morris and the music by Philip Glass.
- The University of North Dakota is apparently the 9th most “popular” university in the U.S. based on the percentage of admitted students who attend.
- Some interesting thoughts on the recent upsurge in our interest in “ruin porn” based on the city of Detroit.
- The MoMA explains why they purchased 23 fonts.
- The Axis of Access has sprung back to life with a really nice image of Ryan Stander’s studio (our former dean would certainly not approve!) and his pictures of New York and the Flatiron building at night are brilliant.
- The History Blogging Project in the U.K. is sponsored by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. It’s a pretty cool initiative designed to – get this – encourage Ph.D. students in history to blog.
- I was sort of underwhelmed by the Rome Reborn project when I first saw it and so I didn’t pay much attention to it, but the most recent rendering of the city is pretty remarkable.
- It seems like the Lumina Foundations’s “Degree Qualification Profile” has generated remarkably little buzz. It’s hard to know exactly how important a document like this is.
- If you haven’t read yesterday’s post over at Teaching Thursday, you should because lots of other people are reading it.
- What I’m reading: T. Walsh, Unlocking the Gates: How and why leading universities are opening up access to their courses. (Princeton 2011)
- What I’m listening to: No Age, Everything in Between.