The Week's Links: 7/29/12

All the links posted to Twitter and Facebook this week: 

  • A history of superstition by Lapham’s Quarterlyowl.li/ct8cj
  • 8 Television Pioneers owl.li/ct7gT
  • This is your planet. It's beautiful. owl.li/ct65F
  • The encouraging letter the legendary editor Ursula Nordstrom sent to Maurice Sendak.owl.li/ct4Ct
  • The Personality Layer of UX Designowl.li/ct4pr
  • Venice Backstage. How does Venice work?owl.li/cpzaM
  • From 1912 to 1948, Art Competitions Were Part of the Olympics owl.li/ct3Uc
  • Money as You Grow – A great site to teach your kids about money. owl.li/ct3NR
  • Good design is invisible: an interview with iA's Oliver Reichenstein owl.li/ct3Dq
  • 25 Must-See Music Documentaries owl.li/ct3xv
  • Do You Know How Much Data is Created Every Minute? owl.li/1lFXkq
  • While everyone talks about London, check out the development of the beautiful Rio 2016™ font owl.li/ct3rW
  • First team enters the race to sequence DNA of 100 centenarians owl.li/csXdE
  • Gamer's Paradise: Mass Entertainment Doesn’t Need To Be Mindless owl.li/csPUL
  • Convert Word Documents to Clean HTML. Not perfect but a great free tool. owl.li/csLHV
  • Our brains are hardwired to fear creativityowl.li/csLq2
  • 35 Inspiring Quotes from Einstein owl.li/crStt
  • 30 Amazing Stanley Kubrick Cinemagraphsowl.li/crSmS
  • How to enjoy opera, including The Guardian's Top 50 operas. owl.li/crSiR
  • When Famous Artists Moonlight as Magazine Cover Designers owl.li/crSdP
  • Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Time owl.li/crS5Y
  • Breakfast Interrupted, A Perfect Breakfast Meets Slow Motion Mayhem owl.li/cpz6u
  • The Art of Asking Questions owl.li/crRZY
  • The Difference Between Design and Artowl.li/crRXp
  • How to Explain Why Typography Mattersowl.li/crRDo
  • Developing an Appetite for Hard Ideasowl.li/crRoq
  • James Victore: In The Particular Lies The Universal owl.li/1lEpG5
  • Silja Ómarsdóttir: On Writing Iceland’s New Constitution owl.li/crQzf
  • Henry Jenkins: The Many Worlds of San Diego Comic-Con owl.li/crQ4a
  • Letter to a Young Poet. The letter that started it all with Rilke. owl.li/crOKk
  • How Goals and Good Intentions Can Hold Us Back owl.li/crOGi
  • Art and the Limits of Neuroscienceowl.li/crOD4
  • In a culture that celebrates delivering fast and often, is being prolific a good thing?owl.li/crOBz
  • Hands-On Experience: The Rehabilitation Of The Script owl.li/crNIL
  • Public Books — A curated monthly review devoted to spirited debate about books and the arts owl.li/crNFN
  • History Mesh: Explore a woven world of technological whimsy. Fantastic. owl.li/crNBe
  • Once Upon A Time: The Lure of the Fairy Taleowl.li/crNdz
  • Above Everything Else, An Absurdly Photorealistic CGI Animation owl.li/cpz4L
  • The data detective: Uri Simonsohn explains how he uncovered wrongdoing in psychology research. owl.li/crN6n
  • Michael Bierut On The New Philbrook Museum of Art Brand owl.li/1lCR4n
  • Wiring the Brain: The genetics of stupidityowl.li/crN0r
  • Crovitz: Who Really Invented the Internet?owl.li/crMLe
  • The Reading Lists of Your Favorite Fictional Characters owl.li/crLFU
  • Creativity Top 5: July 24, 2012 owl.li/1lBOQO
  • How can you help non-programmers understand the development process?owl.li/crLCe
  • Jared Spool - Anatomy of a Design Decisionowl.li/cpz3y
  • Pixels Nervosos Transforms A São Paulo Eyesore With Playful Projection Mappingowl.li/ct45E
  • Adweek's Media Plan of the Year 2012owl.li/crKXg
  • The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread: A Brief History of Sliced Bread owl.li/crKJE /via @davepell
  • The Art of the Profile with David Remnick of ‘The New Yorker’ owl.li/crKw1
  • When His Project Was Canceled, an Unemployed Programmer Kept Sneaking Into Apple to Finish the Job owl.li/cpWab
  • Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Netflix-Style Membership. All you can hear for $5 a month. Let's see if it works. owl.li/cpVZX
  • Transmedia Hollywood 3: Rethinking Creative Relations [Panel Videos] owl.li/1lBky2
  • Rethinking theater, and ways to make it, in the digital age owl.li/cpVR3
  • How To Make It: 15 Rules For Success From Creative Industry Insiders owl.li/cpVKz
  • Futures of Entertainment 6 at MIT Nov. 9-10 - Now open for registration. owl.li/cpVEE
  • The Underground New York Public Library is a visual library featuring the Reading-Riders of the NYC subways. Lovely. owl.li/cpVyk
  • Oscar Wilde writes to an editor of a pub that criticized him and called him the wrong name. Witty. owl.li/cpVsb
  • Yes, There IS a Creativity Crisis! owl.li/cpV7l
  • 54 Smart thinkers everyone should follow on twitter. owl.li/cpV5J
  • John C Jay’s Top 10 Rules For Creatingowl.li/cpz1E
  • This is interesting. NextStories: a one click discovery tool. owl.li/cpV1i
  • 15 Famous Authors on Why They Writeowl.li/cpUY2
  • Click Here If You Are You Missing Outowl.li/1lzOeS
  • Great Brands Are About Fusing Product And Service. How Do You Do It? owl.li/cpUVO
  • Cheryl Strayed: On "Binge Writing," Doling Out Advice & Finding Clarity owl.li/cpUU3
  • Tips For A Finely Crafted Websiteowl.li/cpUQM
  • .Mail by Tobias van Schneider. A proposal for re-designing the classic email client.owl.li/cpUOx
  • Fantastic Case Study of a Chrome project: Ramayana owl.li/cpUIz
  • The novel is a wonder: Fitzgerald writes his editor with the first draft of Gatsby.owl.li/cpUD5
  • AmoeBAND, A Smart Bandage Concept. Brilliant. owl.li/cpUzr
  • This Podcast Is Kicking Ass: How 99% Invisible Will Change Public Radioowl.li/cpTw1
  • A Collection of Brilliant and Inspiring Letters From Famous Authors to Their Young Fansowl.li/cpQIy
  • Original Creators: Walt Disney owl.li/cpQEr
  • Top 10 Most Read Books in the Worldowl.li/cpEYu
  • Researchers Have Found The Part Of The Brain Where Selfishness Lives http://owl.li/cpEEO
  • Is Philosophy Literature? http://owl.li/cpdOi
  • Now you see them: the eternal allure of lost artowl.li/cpdBB
  • Neurosecurity Lets You Store a Password In Your Brain Without Remembering Itowl.li/cp39f

Recommended this week:

  • Managing Humans: Biting and Humorous Tales of a Software Engineering Manager By Michael Lopp owl.li/cpvmC
  • Life's A Pitch By Roger Mavity, Stephen Bayley owl.li/cpvk8
  • Screw Business As Usual By Richard Branson owl.li/cpvgP
  • The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles By Steven Pressfield owl.li/cpvf9
  • Turning Pro By Steven Pressfield owl.li/cpv9L