The Week's Links: July 12, 2013

All the links posted on social networks this week:

  • Paula Scher: Once you know what you're doing, it's not as good 
  • 6 Things Mozart Can Teach Entrepreneurs 
  • Why you’ll share this story: The new science of memes 
  • Why Teaching Makes You Smarter 
  • Tale Of A Top-10 App, Part 1: Idea And Design 
  • Fantastic: A menagerie of mechanical animals 
  • Take a tour of Thomas Jefferson's Monticello home with Google Street View 
  • Creativity, math, and 12-tone music 
  • 10 Greatest Ideas in the History of Science 
  • How clutter affects you and what you can do about it. 
  • A Tribute To Alfred Hitchcock 
  • A fascinating look at the history of aspect ratios 
  • What Makes A Journal Entry Historically Interesting? 
  • Check out the winners of 2012-13 FPO Awards 
  • Gorgeous: Flowers X-Ray Photos - Two Ways 
  • The Big Fat List of Documentaries About Photography 
  • So great: The Anatomy of a New Yorker Cartoon 
  • Knowledge + Taste = Meaningful Judgement 
  • Perspective: The Capacity of an iPod Visualized as Vinyl 
  • Del Close's Eleven Commandments of Improvisation 
  • Creativity Top 5: Week of July 8, 2013 
  • NPR's The Songs Of The Summer, going back to 1962. 
  • The 100 Best First Lines from Novels 
  • Explore Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley On Google Street View 
  • The Innovative Mosaic Of American Symphonies 
  • 25 Free Charlie Chaplin Films Online 
  • David Bowie Narrates Sergei Prokofiev’s Children’s Symphony Peter and the Wolf 
  • Introducing the Wired Map Lab: Our Quest to Find, Explore, and Make Maps 
  • 11 Famous Works of Art That Were Never Actually Completed 
  • A Radical New Way to Look at Facebook. Matt Buchanan at The New Yorker looks at Graph Search. 
  • Is There A Scientific Definition Of "Design"? 
  • Gorgeous: Spectacular Tiny Sculptures Made of Recycled Watches 
  • Absolutely engrossed by Miranda July's new art project around email. 
  • Building Our New Shrines 
  • The Hut Where the Internet Began 
  • How to Be a Genius 
  • 60 of the world's happiest facts 
  • What Lies Beneath: Epic Scenes From NYC's Magnificent Underground Tunnels 
  • The Public Theater Launches New Collaboration with Local Communities 
  • Jim Jarmusch's 5 Golden Rules (or non-rules) of Moviemaking by Jim Jarmusch 
  • 2012-13 FPO Awards Winners 
  • Siri’s Creators Demonstrate an Assistant That Takes the Initiative 
  • Mick Guzauski On Mixing Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories" with Universal Audio 
  • The Surprising History of the Pencil 
  • Gorgeous: Flowers X-Ray Photos 
  • Why Immersion In Storytelling Is Not Wasted Time 
  • Why Genre Rules e-Books, and What the Big Publishers Are Doing About It 
  • The Placing Literature App Lets Your Map Scenes From Novels 
  • Why Should Children Study the Arts? 
  • Being a Lifelong Bookworm May Keep You Sharp in Old Age 
  • Resources for Mac and iOS Developers 
  • 6 Scientific Tactics to Stop Procrastinating 
  • Another cool Google Doodle, this one a mini game commemorating the Roswell incident. 
  • 20 Things You Might Not Know About Your Favorite Liquors 
  • Falling short: seven writers reflect on failure 
  • Why Did Einstein Play the Violin? 
  • All of Terry Gilliam's animation bits from Monty Python's Flying Circus 
  • 3 Tips on Overcoming Learning Plateaus from David Foster Wallace 
  • Fearlessness is not the same as the absence of fear 
  • Cavernous Subway System Transformed Into Vibrant Art Gallery 
  • The Science Of How Applause Spreads In An Audience 
  • Remembering Doug Engelbart 
  • Thirteen Tenets Of User Experience 
  • DOUGLAS C. ENGELBART, 1925-2013: Computer Visionary Who Invented the Mouse 
  • Watch Douglas Engelbart Give The Greatest Presentation In History 
  • Great resource: PortKit: UX Metaphor Equivalents for iOS & Android  /@khoi
  • So good! - Who Made That? The Magazine’s 2013 Innovations Issue 
  • UI Animations: Celebrating animations of interest in software user interfaces. 
  • Amazing: Jimi Hendrix "All Along The Watchtower" Isolated Guitar Track  /via @theloop
  • The Right Mindset for Creativity 
  • Google uses Big Data to prove hiring puzzles useless and GPAs meaningless 
  • The graphic art of Harry Potter 
  • Can Brain Scans Really Tell Us What Makes Art Beautiful? 
  • 8 Things We've Learned Lately About Thunder and Lightning 
  • What Scientists Now Know About Repairing Memories 
  • A Look Inside Mel Blanc’s Throat as He Performs the Voices of Bugs Bunny and Other Cartoon Legends 
  • Introducing Wireless Philosophy: An Open Access Philosophy Project Created by Yale and MIT 
  • Yes! Watch His Girl Friday, Howard Hawks’ Classic Screwball Comedy Starring Cary Grant, Free Online 
  • Why the Tomato Was Feared in Europe for More Than 200 Years 
  • Mr. Magoo’s Cartoon Version of William Shakespeare’s Comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream 
  • Every Night You Lose More Than A Pound While You're Asleep (For The Oddest Reason) 

Recommended This Week:  

Independent Lens: Between the Folds
Starring Dr. Erik Demaine, Giang Dinh, Vincent Floderer & Le Crimp, Miri Golan, Dr. Tom Hull
Sketches of Frank Gehry by Sydney Pollack
Starring Frank O. Gehry, Sydney Pollack, Julian Schnabel, Charles Arnoldi, Barry Diller
Frontline: The Merchants of Cool
Starring Douglas Rushkoff, Shaggy 2 Dope, Christina Aguilera, Greg Berlanti, Bob Bibb

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