The Week's Links: April 12, 2013

All the links posted on social networks this week:

  • An Interview with Computing Pioneer Alan Kay 
  • Procrastination Continued 
  • A game when games were new 
  • Isaac Asimov on Curiosity, Taking Risk, and the Value of Space Exploration in Muppets Magazine, 1983 
  • McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: The Comma From Which My Heart Hangs. 
  • How the Science of Swarms Can Help Us Fight Cancer and Predict the Future 
  • Documentary about actor and magician Ricky Jay 
  • Scientists Figure Out What You See While You're Dreaming 
  • Backed By NEA, 500 Startups, Felicis & Others, Tynker Launches Its Visual “Learn To Code” Platform For Children 
  • Microbes Buried Deep in Ocean Crust May Form World's Largest Ecosystem 
  • Hand In Hand: Advice For Writers 
  • What Makes Rain Smell So Good? 
  • 10 New Things We Know About Food and Diets 
  • Henry Rollins Advice For Young People 
  • Love this: The Architectural Origins of the Chess Set 
  • What Major World Cities Look Like at Night, Minus the Light Pollution 
  • Michael Benson's Awe-Inspiring Views of the Solar System 
  • Photos: Rarely Seen Central American Ceramics Dating from 1,000 Years Ago 
  • How IMAX Pulled Spaceflight Down to Earth 
  • Photos: Scenes From Life Under the Sea 
  • The Secret to Olive Oil’s Anti-Alzheimer’s Powers 
  • Subscribing to Smarter Creativity 
  • Five-Year-Old Girl Discovers Fossil of Previously Unknown Pterosaur 
  • Do you worship the tools of your trade as much as ballerinas worship their pointe shoes? 
  • Creativity Top 5: Week of April 8, 2013 
  • With Music, What You See Affects What You Hear 
  • Can A Brain Scan Predict Your Future Criminality? 
  • Astronomers Discover Baby Supernovae 
  • Public for the First Time: A Last Letter from Dying Antarctic Explorer Captain Scott 
  • This Microbe Isn’t Either Male or Female, It Has Seven Options to Choose Between 
  • How Your Brain Reassures You That You’re Better Than Other People 
  • Musicians: How Many Hours a Day Should You Practice? 
  • Cool: NBC releases Bryan Fuller's illustrated pilot script for 'Hannibal' 
  • "Just a Theory": 7 Misused Science Words 
  • The Unstoppable Ballerina: Michaela Deprince’s Journey, from Sierra Leone to the heights of American ballet. 
  • Love these images: Signs of Spring 
  • Caitlin Freeman's 'Modern Art Desserts' cookbook shows how to make treats inspired by artworks 
  • 8 Guys, 6 Weeks: How the Cell Phone Was (Finally) Invented 
  • First there was the recent radio play and now, on stage: 'Neverwhere' Conjures a Dank, Fantastical Netherworld 
  • Second Sleep 
  • So great: Fascinating Behind-The-Scenes Photographs Of Popular Movies 
  • How to Tour the World's Greatest Science Labs 
  • ‘100 Years of Flamenco in New York,’ at Public Library 
  • Remains of poet Pablo Neruda exhumed to determine if he was executed by Pinochet regime 
  • What Are You Tweeting For? 
  • 7 great reads: this year’s ASME finalists in feature/profile writing 
  • Exciting news: Dance Theater of Harlem Starts New Life 
  • How Much Does a Cloud Weigh? 
  • Meet Harry Beck, the genius behind London's iconic subway map 
  • How To Run Your Meetings Like Apple and Google 
  • The History of the World in 46 Lectures From Columbia University 
  • The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in China 
  • IBM On Brand 
  • Why The Inventor Of Pong Says We're More Creative Now 
  • When Simplicity Is the Solution 
  • Game designer Jason Rohrer designs a game meant to be played 2,000 years from now, hides it in desert 
  • A Videogame That Teaches Kids To Code 
  • Joss Whedon On Worthy Work 
  • Love this: Beautiful Paper-Cut, Pop-Up Cards Of London’s Famous Landmarks 
  • 6 Ballet Directors Discuss Current Evolution of Form 
  • The 5 Most Dangerous Creativity Killers 
  • How JWT broadcast live ads from Afghanistan 
  • How Climate Change Could Eventually End Coffee. Taking climate change seriously now? 
  • Brené Brown: Life Lessons We All Need to Learn 
  • My Year of TED: How 54 talks changed a life 
  • Expecting the Best— And Getting It 
  • 26 Free Charlie Chaplin Films Online 
  • So clever: Book Jackets Transform Into Parcel Packaging 
  • George Bernard Shaw: The playwright used this postcard to respond to unsolicited mail. 
  • Brand New: 2012 Brand New Awards: Winners 
  • Dennis Hopper Reads From Rainer Maria Rilke’s Timeless Guide to Creativity, Letters to a Young Poet 
  • Dance despite war: Season of Cambodia Dance Festival in New York 
  • Amazing: Images from on top of the Great Pyramid 
  • TED Playlists: What does the future look like? 
  • Primatologist Frans de Waal on memory-champ chimps, tool-using elephants and rats capable of empathy 
  • Time: The 140 Best Twitter Feeds of 2013 
  • Murdered By Google: What Happens When The Internet Kills You? 
  • IBM's Long-Form Content Shows Its Technology in Action 
  • Digitized Materials From The Rare Book and Special Collections Reading Room, Library of Congress 
  • Check out this collection of interviews: On Creativity 
  • What Should I Read Next? Book recommendations from readers like you 
  • Let Yourself Go: Classic Dance Routines 
  • New Oscar Wilde letter found with advice for writers. 
  • Ten Reasons a Pessimist Can be Optimistic About the Future of the Book 
  • Fear factor increases, emotions decrease in books written in last 50 years 
  • The Making Of Descender: Andrew Wyatt On Creativity, Violin Repair Stores, And Discontent Orchestras 
  • Love this: Sound Recordings from Around the World 
  • Ebert on Twitter 

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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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