The Week's Links: 8/19/12

All the items posted to Facebook and Twitter this week:

  • "Misquotations are often stickier than actual quotes," Lincoln once joked. Why Misquotations Catch On owl.li/d1YKJ
  • U.S. Tax Code is Four Times Longer Than Shakespeare's Complete Works, Not as Goodowl.li/d1VOt
  • Disneyland's IR-controlled Mickey Mouse ears turn the crowd into a synchronized light showowl.li/d1HAh
  • Where Do Sentences Come From? Thinking Patiently. owl.li/d1mW8
  • 4 Rules For Creating Interactive Content For A Multi-Platform, Multi-Device Worldowl.li/d1mdv
  • The Philosophical Roots of Science Fictionowl.li/d1lNd
  • How Marin Alsop plans to put São Paulo Orchestra on the map owl.li/d1ltN
  • Reinventing the Seattle Symphony: The goal: become "a contemporary orchestra."owl.li/d1lew
  • The Met Gets Spooky: Paul Miller aka DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid Is Artist In Residence At 'The Met Reframed' owl.li/d1dVp
  • Discover the beauty of extreme Venn diagrams owl.li/d12oU
  • Shakespeare finds a summer backdrop in Berlin owl.li/d0Zoq
  • Dr. Michio Kaku's Playlist: Five Science Videos You Must See owl.li/d0aUV
  • Incredible raindrops on spiders - Stunning photography from Wired UK owl.li/d08ub
  • Chocolate that’s good for you? Scientists create fruit-juice infused treat with all the benefits minus unhealthy fats owl.li/cYVuS
  • MoMA Unadulterated: Kids say the darndest things about MoMA's permanent collectionowl.li/cYVqq
  • Fantastic: An archive of book cover designs and designers. owl.li/cYy87
  • The Architecture of Memory owl.li/cYx0j
  • The ins and outs of Instapaper. Great tips.owl.li/cYkwA
  • Loving MoMA's Century of the Child exhibition website. owl.li/cYktv
  • The Filter Bubble In The [Google]Plexowl.li/cUCla
  • This Is Your Brain on 'Call Me Maybe': The Scientific Power of Music owl.li/cYfzQ
  • Pallets: The single most important object in the global economy. owl.li/cYeU4
  • Meet the Dictionary's New Words: F-Bomb, Sexting, Bucket List owl.li/cYeRG
  • Algorithm predicts your location in 24 hours with 20-metre accuracy owl.li/cYeyj
  • 10 Iconic Movie Scenes Recreated In Video Games Using Valve's Source Filmmakerowl.li/cYd8y
  • How to Draw Inspiration In the “Publish Or Perish” Field of Academia owl.li/cYd5V
  • amiina: Mixing it up, Iceland styleowl.li/1m114b
  • Steven Meisel shoots cinemagraphs for Dieselowl.li/cYaoP
  • 10 Rules for Students and Teachers (and Life) by John Cage and Sister Corita Kentowl.li/cY9Rq
  • The Winners from National Geographic's Traveler Photo Contest 2012. Amazing.owl.li/d1N7X
  • Judge rules Facebook users can share friends' profiles with the feds owl.li/d1KIT
  • From STEM to STEAM: John Maeda on adding art to science owl.li/cY9fO
  • So Great: Taking eye-trickery to a whole new level – the otherworldly New Zealand sculpture park Gibbs Farm owl.li/cXZax
  • Original Creators: Stop-Motion Animators Of The Surreal, The Brothers Quay owl.li/cXYTO
  • Splitscreen: A Love Story - wonderful short film shot entirely on a phone. Just in case you missed it. owl.li/cUCkt
  • Gorgeous: Passionately Dancing the Tango Underwater owl.li/cXOdD
  • MIT created Cardiio: Heart-Monitor App Works By Scanning The Blood In Your Face. Amazing how well it works. owl.li/cXNR7
  • A Critic’s Case for Critics Who Are Actually Critical owl.li/1m00pq
  • The Disciplined Pursuit of Less - Greg McKeown owl.li/cXB9E
  • The Olympics' Greatest Feat: An Unpaid, Highly Engaged Workforce of Volunteers - Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones owl.li/d0WkR
  • Now for some fun: 25 of the Best Dance Numbers in TV History owl.li/cXAwS
  • The Getty and Rome form cultural partnership, will exchange art owl.li/cXzVT
  • Tina Seelig: On Unleashing Your Creative Potential owl.li/cWQPH
  • A Clever Branding System For An Orchestra That Visualizes Sound owl.li/cWQHC
  • Gaming the library: holding books hostage and seeing who comes to free themowl.li/cUCjf
  • 11 More Wonderful Words With No English Equivalent owl.li/cWO3Y
  • "Shakespeare in the Park" turns 50owl.li/cWN3h
  • The algorithm that runs the world - physics-math owl.li/cYUhQ
  • Sight: A Short Film About Augmented Reality & Gamification owl.li/1lYZMY
  • 9 Reasons Why Failure Is Not Fatalowl.li/cWMEN
  • Replacing The Classroom-As-Factory With Collaborative Learning owl.li/cVrwV
  • How to Write a Great Novel: Junot Diaz, Anne Rice, Margaret Atwood and Other Authors Tellowl.li/cVqRy
  • A St Petersburg’s cultural revolutionowl.li/cVqAJ
  • What does the Mars rover have to do with art?owl.li/cVqxJ
  • Bessies’ New Categories Limit Definitions of Dance owl.li/cVqti
  • Kevin Kelly: The Future in 6 Verbs owl.li/cUCib
  • Creative Review - London 2012: the creative Olympics owl.li/cY0iz
  • Why did it take me so long to discover this: The Martini FAQ owl.li/cUUiR /via @daringfireball
  • The Advertising Artwork of Dr. Seussowl.li/cUUdS
  • A Student's Guide to Web Design owl.li/cUUbe
  • Celebrating 80 Years of LEGO owl.li/cXHcI
  • LEGO's 80th Birthday: An Animated Historyowl.li/1lY2vx
  • Little Big Details: A daily dose of UI inspiration.owl.li/cUU4P
  • Official Olympics numbers: online engagement was mostly mobile owl.li/cXBWS
  • The Story of the Guitar: The Complete Three-Part Documentary owl.li/cUU2R
  • Creativity Top 5: August 13, 2012 owl.li/1lXyZP
  • A Look Back at Discovery's Killer Shark Week Ads owl.li/cWMvz
  • Creativity Top 5: August 13, 2012 owl.li/cWLK0
  • He Hit Send: On the Awkward but Necessary Role of Technology in Fiction owl.li/cUTZS
  • Great interview with Watchmen legend Dave Gibbons owl.li/cUTXU
  • 20 Obscure Words to Describe Collectorsowl.li/cUTQb
  • Seth Godin: Are you wow blind? owl.li/cUChk
  • Before Green Eggs: See The Advertising Work Of Dr. Seuss owl.li/cUTO4
  • Publisher Pulls Controversial Thomas Jefferson Book, Citing Loss Of Confidenceowl.li/cUSTD
  • Even in Death a Choreographer Is Mixing Art and Technology. The Merce Cunningham Appowl.li/cUSPW
  • Embracing The Remix: An Act To Promote The Progress Of Useful Arts owl.li/cVU3e
  • Paintings from the masters as pie chartsowl.li/cUSva
  • Form Is Content: On Fonts And Credibilityowl.li/cURja
  • The Bard and Stratford... Ontario. owl.li/cURhY
  • Song Reader, Beck’s New Album to be Released as Sheet Music Only owl.li/cURam
  • ASCII Pronunciation Rules for Programmersowl.li/cUR5Z
  • Why Web Literacy Should Be Part of Every Education owl.li/cUR4Z
  • How to Get Motivated for Self-Promotionowl.li/cUR4p
  • 10 of the Coolest Niche Bookstores From Around the World owl.li/cUR3c
  • A Timeline Of Future Events Based on Literary Predictions owl.li/cUQSO
  • The IT Challenge of the London Olympicsowl.li/cUSwa
  • Can We Quit It With the "Right Brain, Left Brain" Stuff Already? owl.li/cUIsm

Recommended this week:

Gone Girl: A Novel
$25.00
By Gillian Flynn
The Sparrow
$15.00
By Mary Doria Russell, Mary Doria Russell
Anansi Boys
$7.99
By Neil Gaiman