Friday Varia and Quick Hits
March 30, 2012 § 1 Comment
It’s fixin’ to be a cool and clearish day here in North Dakotaland, but the grey morning sky suggests otherwise. We’ll see, in other words, but my meteorological skepticism isn’t enough to discourage a small gaggle of quick hits and varia:
- The stolen frescoes from the little church at Lysi which had been part of the Menil Collection have returned to Cyprus. I’m happy for the frescoes and our friends from Lysi (many of whom live today in Larnaka), but I wish the frescoes could be displayed in a less politically fraught place.
- This is funny if you think Cricket is hard or really easy to understand. (via Andrew Reinhard)
- A conference at the University of Pennsylvania on Masons at Work (pdf). It looks pretty cool.
- A Wikipedian needed for OCLC.
- This is an interesting little group of thoughts about quantifying oneself. I’ve done this for the past couple years using Daytum.
- Kickstarter + Massive Online Open Course + EduPunk. (Check out the Kickstarter page here.)
- This is almost funny.
- More on teaching with term papers over on Teaching Thursday.
- Ugh. A failed search. This is a bummer for everyone involved.
- Who is reading what, where?
- We may have another Punk Archaeologist on our hands.
- This is a pretty cool discussion of how to use augmented reality to think about alternate histories.
- If you live in south Florida, be sure to check out the Surf and Song Festival this weekend.
- If you live in North Dakota (which is actually the opposite in every way of south Florida), check out the UND Writers Conference today.
- Some cool videos on great college teachers.
- Tom Isern, a colleague at North Dakota State University, has started a writing journal. His description of his home office is lovely.
- A nicely articulated and eminently practical teaching philosophy.
- What I’m reading: Judith M. Bennett, History Matters: Patriarchy and the Challenge of Feminism. (Penn 2006). And, Hesperia 81.1 (2012).
- What I’m listening to: (how depressing is this?) Nothing.