Death is the dark backing that a mirror needs if we are able to see anything.– Saul Bellow via Christopher Hitchens’ Mortality (p. 89)
We have confused knowing more with knowing better. The exponential growth of...– Our War on Ourselves: Rethinking Science, Technology, and Economic Growth (p. 58) by Willem H. Vanderburg
In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order.– Carl Jung
In an age of images and entertainment, in an age of instant emotional...– Chris Hedges (quoted by Ryan Holiday in Trust Me, I’m Lying - Confessions of a Media Manipulator p. 67)
Art, science and wonder: My thoughts on Ottawa's...
Originally posted on Local Tourist Ottawa. “The glory of science is to imagine more than we can prove.” – Nadine Wiper-Bergeron at TEDxUOttawa quoting theoretical physicist Freeman Dyson A little less than a year ago, I stepped into the Pilot Lab at University of Ottawa and was immediately mesmerized by Andie Haltrich’s installation “The Space-Time Fabric”:(1) In that unusual...
It is the hallmark of any deep truth that its negation is also a deep truth.– Niels Bohr
[…] life mix is the mash-up of what you have on- and offline. Now, we ask...– Ch 8 Always On (p. 160) Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other by Sherry Turkle
In science, being stuck can be a sign that you are about to make a great leap...– 13 Things That Don’t Make Sense by Michael Brooks
Study the science of art. Study the art of science. Develop your...– Leonardo da Vinci (via artandsciencejournal)
It is a simple task to make a subject complex, but a complex task to make it...– Meyer’s Law
Opinion: Transparency in Science Publishing by... →
F1000 Research’s “publish first, peer review later” model with its recognition of the referees’ contributions is one of the latest efforts in improving transparency and eliminating delays in science publishing.
Free Science, One Paper at a Time by David Dobbs →
On open science, ORCID and Mendeley. Better late than never…
What Popular Culture is Telling Us About Libraries... →
“We should also safeguard our valuables, because you never know when there will be a zombie apocalypse.” :)
The big threat of photoshopification is not that we will believe documents and...– Brooke Gladstone, The Influencing Machine, p. 127
I suppose when you get down to it, everything is always once in a lifetime. We...– Ch. 4 Site-Specificity vs. Pure Technique (p. 98) The Most Human Human by Brian Christian
In this world of abundance, knowledge is not a library but a playlist tuned to...– Ch 9 Building the New Infrastructure of Knowledge (p. 176) Too Big To Know by David Weinberger
How Libraries are Reinventing Themselves for the... →
Many branches of these public institutions are dying from lack of funding—and reinventing themselves in surprising new ways
Welcome to the life of knowledge once it has been taken down from its shelf. It...– Ch 6 Long Form, Web Form (p. 110) Too Big To Know by David Weinberger
Rules for the New Ways of Watching →
The inertia that has kept consumers from bolting from traditional content providers is beginning to erode. As we “watch” all the ever-increasing contents, are we taking enough time to pause and reflect?
"practice the Internet"?!
In an article titled “Librarians’ Experiences of Introducing the Internet in the Public Library: A Study in Southern California” ca. 2005 by Ulla Arvidsson, I ran into the phrase “practice the Internet” when the author talks about the ongoing training for librarians. It’s amazing how our information landscape is changing in just a few short years!
How do you know it flushes by itself?– Little brother inquiring his older brother’s world experience at a Vancouver International Airport’s washroom.
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