The Week's Links: December 2, 2012

All the links posted on social networks this week:

  • 7 arts festivals that break the boundary between audience + performer  
  • Seth's Blog: The decline of fascination and the rise in ennui 
  • 11 Facts from the American Museum of Natural History’s New Food-Themed Exhibit 
  • Why Do Our Ears Pop When We Ride In Airplanes? 
  • Spanish Writer Wins Cervantes Prize 
  • The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema (The greatest films not in the English language...) 
  • Redefining finger painting. 
  • Check this out in Chrome and be prepared to have your place in the universe put into question: 
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner: Have we always eaten them? 
  • Physical Evidence Confirms Albert Einstein’s Brain Was Superior to Yours 
  • Ken Burns on the Making of His New Documentary The Dust Bowl 
  • The Origin of the Crossword Puzzle 
  • 100 Urban Trends That You Should Know About 
  • Frog Creates An Open-Source Guide To Design Thinking 
  • With Scriptkit, Code Simple iPad Apps In The Time It Takes To Read This Post 
  • Neurons can silence each other without any direct connections 
  • NatGeo has a GIF tumblr. Mesmerizing. 
  • Where is your mind? The thin line between cultural and neural networks. 
  • Beautiful: The Color Printer in 1892 
  • Everyone could use a bear hug every now and then 
  • Making music logos 
  • Ray of light in the right location boosts motivation 
  • How Does GPS Know Where You Are? 
  • 40+ Fresh and Free Web UI and Mobile Kits for Developers and Designers 
  • Ten Tricks To Make Yourself a Gmail Master 
  • Scientists See Advances in Deep Learning, a Part of Artificial Intelligence 
  • What happens to art that gets damaged? An exhibition of artwork deemed, by insurance companies, no longer art. 
  • Simple rarely means easy.
  • There's music in every sound 
  • The Timeless Strategic Value of Unrealistic Goals - Vijay Govindarajan 
  • If you’re 27 or younger, you’ve never experienced a colder-than-average month 
  • Gamers prove equal to surgeons in operating robotic surgery tools 
  • Another Great Interview by The Great Discontent: Cameron Moll 
  • How Rejection Breeds Creativity 
  • Afraid of the Light, Great animated short. 
  • Free iPad App Helps Train Future Neurosurgeons 
  • Creating The Sound of Lincoln 
  • Creating The Sound of Skyfall 
  • National Endowment for the Arts Awards 832 Art Works Grants Totaling $23.3 million 
  • Self-Taught Sierra Leone Teen Wows MIT 
  • Creativity Top 5: November 27, 2012
  • In case you missed it before, must read: Kill the Password: Why a String of Characters Can't Protect Us Anymore 
  • Amazing: Lego New York 
  • So You Think You're Creative?
  • Flaming Nudes And Liquid Skulls: A Look At The Evolving Iconography Of The Bond Title Sequence 
  • How Queasy Games Turned Beck's Music Into A Video Game 
  • Google CEO Larry Page On Decision-Making 
  • Playing Catch and Juggling with a Humanoid Robot created by Disney Research 
  • Chrysler Group Is Ad Age's Marketer of the Year | Special: Marketer A-List 2012 - Advertising Age 
  • In Which Philip Roth Gave Me Life Advice by Julian Tepper 
  • His Grimm Materials: A Conversation With Philip Pullman 
  • Andrew Piper argues that reading on a Kindle is not the same as reading a book, in fact it isn't even reading. 
  • Playmaking for Families:  Using Drama to Help Kids and Parents Communicate 
  • Will Shortz, NYT's Crosswords Editor, on How a Crossword is Made 
  • In case you missed it before. Fantastic article by Princeton's Christy Wampole: How to Live Without Irony 
  • Cindy Gallop: GW@MIT Empowerment Conference Keynote Address 
  • How art history is failing at the Internet 
  • What Studying Einstein’s Brain Can And Can’t Tell Us 
  • Avoiding common HTML5 mistakes: HTML5 Doctor 
  • Cool: SeptemberIndustry - The best in international graphic design and everything in between every week. 
  • Neuro Images - a blog with all kinds of neuro related images 
  • How the Internet is Shaping Our "Global Brain" - Tiffany Shlain 
  • Adweek's 2012 Media All-Stars 
  • Damon Lindelof: 5 TEDTalks I Sent to My Friends 
  • 7 fascinating TED Talks on the benefits of gaming 
  • New Device Digitally Projects Braille Directly onto Blind Patient's Retina 
  • The Week's Links: November 24, 2012 
  • 10 Ways Travel Is Getting Better 

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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 SmarterCreativity.com.

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