The Week's Links: October 21, 2012

All the links posted on social networks this week:

  • Predictions From The Father of Science Fiction 
  • How the Football Field Was Designed, from Hash Marks to Goal Posts 
  • Beethoven’s ‘lost’ sonata to receive world premiere this weekend 
  • How Did the Pigskin Get Its Shape? 
  • Science Images that Border on Art 
  • Painting Portraits With Bacteria 
  • At the end of November, Twitter will host a five-day Twitter Fiction Festival 
  • The Science Behind Steak and a Bold Bordeaux 
  • X-Ray Telescope Puts Glorious Nebulae in New Light 
  • NALAC honors Ballet Hispanico founder TINA RAMIREZ 
  • Mice who love bossa nova give hint at how music taste forms 
  • Resource: 21st Century Literacy - writing units to teach 21st Century skills. 
  • Linus Torvalds Answers Your Questions at Slashdot 
  • Dance Cinematography: Creating The LXD World 
  • Another great TED-Ed: How does math guide our ships at sea? - George Christoph 
  • Cool: Peek, New Travel Site Offers Curated Itineraries & Recommendations 
  • The Onion's First TED Talk Parody Is Freaking Hilarious (Because It Seems So Real) 
  • The 11 Winners Of Our Innovation By Design Awards - Co.Design 
  • 11 Creative Breakthroughs People Had in Their Sleep 
  • Andrew Zuckerman: On Curiosity, Rigor, and Learning As You Go 
  • The sushi of Jiro's dreams will run you $20/minute
  • Bizarre-Looking Libraries from All Over the World 
  • Ben Whitesell on fan art, copyright and Moonrise Kingdom 
  • Google offers historical exhibitions, wields its search powers to tell untold stories 
  • The Very Concrete Place Where The Cloud Lives 
  • Tony Marx’s Challenges Running the New York Public Library 
  • Giving online customers the chance to pay what they want works 
  • Australian researchers report deep breathing reduces musicians’ performance anxiety. 
  • Gaming Faces Its Archenemy: Financial Reality 
  • Transmedia = device agnostic media 
  • Is Mapping the World of Art on the Web 
  • And the future of storytelling is . . . 
  • An Installation Celebrates The Creative Act Of Copying 
  • Creativity Top 5: October 16, 2012 
  • Your IQ Doesn't Matter & Other Lessons About Creativity From Children 
  • What Books Have You Stolen?  
  • Art and Neuroscience: a State of the Union 
  • On The Creating And Sharing Of Awe 
  • Scientists confirm there is an inherited element to creativity 
  • Is This The World's Most Interactive Print Ad? 
  • An Art Genome similar to Pandora. 
  • Most Of The Things You Worry About Never Happen 
  • The 40-30-30 Rule: Why Risk Is Worth It 
  • Another great TED-Ed: The story behind your glasses - Eva Timothy 
  • 10 Do-ers you should follow on Twitter 
  • Overworked, Overwhelmed, Overscheduled? Work More 
  • Starlee Kine: What Making Ideas Happen Has To Do With Little Orphan Annie and Phil Collins 
  • Paris 3D: One epic parallax look at the city through the ages. 
  • Resource: PHP - The Right Way 
  • Meditation & Resisting Urges 
  • Resource: JavaScript - The Right Way 
  • Resource: Learning JavaScript Design Patterns 
  • Love this: Coverjunkie is a celebration of creative covers & their ace designers.

Recommended this week:

Exit Through the Gift Shop
Starring Banksy, Thierry Guetta, Shepard Fairey, Rhys Ifans (narrator)
Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
Starring Kevin Clash, Whoopi Goldberg, Frank Oz, Rosie O Donnell, Cheryl Henson

Antonio Ortiz

Antonio Ortiz has always been an autodidact with an eclectic array of interests. Fascinated with technology, advertising and culture he has forged a career that combines them all. In 1991 Antonio developed one of the very first websites to market the arts. It was text based, only available to computer scientists, and increased attendance to the Rutgers Arts Center where he had truly begun his professional career. Since then Antonio has been an early adopter and innovator merging technology and marketing with his passion for art, culture and entertainment. For a more in-depth look at those passions, visit

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