The Week's Links (6/24/12)

All the links posted to Twitter and Facebook this week: 

  • To celebrate 100 yrs since Alan Turing’s birth, Wired UK has curated a series of features about his contributions
  • If You Don’t Like Your Future, Rewrite Your Past
  • The University of Twitter: a short course in Political Philosophy in 7 parts by Alain de Botton
  • The Top of My Todo List
  • 5 Opportunities For Ed Tech To Amplify Children’s Curiosity, Not Destroy
  • Can music slow down the aging process?
  • The Atlantic’s The Ideas Report is out. 23.5 Biggest ideas of the year.
  • Shakespeare’s ‘To Be or Not to Be,’ on the ukelele. Yes, ukelele. Brilliant.
  • SoundCloud: On Startup Culture, Entrepreneurial Employees &
  • Merlin Mann: Broken Meetings (And How You’ll Fix Them)
  • ‘Now cross the Andes.’ In praise of the impossible stage direction
  • Famous Novelists on Symbolism in Their Work and Whether It Was Intentional
  • Douglas Adams Brilliant Insight
  • Love the TED-Ed website
  • The crayola-fication of the world: How we gave colors names, and it messed with our brains
  • The highly productive habits of Alan
  • Thomas Pynchon’s E-Book Novels
  • Paola Antonelli is expanding her role at MoMA to also include New Director of R. &
  • Creativity Top 5: June 19, 2012
  • National Endowment for the Arts Announces 2012 NEA National Heritage Fellowship Recipients
  • The Most Beautiful Outdoor Theaters in the World
  • Why Man Creates by Saul Bass,
  • How To Reframe the RFP & Charge For Your Creative Expertise
  • 10 Great TV Spots Directed by David
  • 10 Great TV Spots Directed by Wes
  • Pop Culture Through The Lens Of Nostalgia: The Evolution Of 8-Bit Art
  • Display = Modern Graphic Design Collection and Rare Graphic Design Books /via @Coudal
  • Study: Decisions Made in a Foreign Language Are More Rational
  • Disney’s Imagineers On Sound
  • BBC Worldwide Labs: A Mentoring Scheme for UK Startups
  • Bugs, rain and magic — Shakespeare in the Park
  • 5 Traps You Have To Avoid When Pitching Bold Ideas
  • Cannes Predictions: The 13 Ads Bound For Glory At Adland’s Biggest Show
  • Moment Factory: The Making Of A Super Bowl Halftime Show
  • 39 New Scientific Concepts That Everyone Should Understand

Recommended this week:

  • A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future
  • Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience
  • The Elements of Typographic Style
  • The Elements of Style: 50th Anniversary Edition
  • The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything 

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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