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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Writers, Writing, Free, Movies, Art, Science, Philosophy and Education

Writers and Writing:
Kristine Ong Muslim sample from her collection, We Bury the Landscape.

  • Be one of the annoying cool kids to discover her before everyone else, and you'll say, "Oh, yeah. You mean you haven't read her?"

Free ebooks:
David Farland story

Islamic SF

Film about writer Jay Lake's life & fight against cancer (Kickstarter/support)
Jay Lake has stage IV cancer and has a fundraiser for new treatment.
Petition to restore missing 25-min to Clive Barker's Nightbreed

Art and Artists (one's a fine writer, too)
Waiter Kevin Fair turns your guest checks into art

Mark Ferrari's art, writing and blog
Science, Philosophy and Education:
Giant squid

Future travelers to Mars may have to have psychological toughness.

Brain implant for depression.

The probable improbable?

Interesting link says, "[M]any students abandon their pursuit of science and engineering majors [because t]heir professors are grading too hard."
Comment: What this link doesn't show (and what I tell students) is that while students may get lower grades here, they may get higher pay/demand outside of college.  
On Social Media (gives partial perspective on where our electronic culture is headed):

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