The Week's Links: July 26, 2013

All the links posted on social networks this week:  

  • Clay Johnson on creative technologists, designing with empathy and news as a community service 
  • Love the environmental graphics for the lobby of the newly renovated Public theater created by Pentagram 
  • Magna Carta copies to be united to mark 800th anniversary 
  • Scientists solve a 14,000-year-old ocean mystery 
  • The most abandoned literary classics 
  • Japanese Orchestra Prescribes Classical Music As Medication 
  • Tale Of A Top-10 App, Part 2: Marketing And Launch 
  • Reinventing the School 
  • Rethinking Sleep 
  • Explore. Create. Repeat. – An online magazine for the creative community 
  • Often we confuse small talk with collaboration. Check out TED Radio Hour: Why We Collaborate 
  • Photoshop's Filters In Two Minutes 
  • Shakespeare: did he get his history right? 
  • Creativity Top 5: Week of July 22, 2013 
  • Recommended: To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others 
  • RSC to tweet Voltaire’s Candide ahead of new play by Mark Ravenhill 
  • Lessons from Pixar: Why Software Developers should be Story Tellers 
  • Great resource: hidden OS X features or tips and tricks 
  • Director Saschka Unseld discusses Pixar, photorealism, and the making of 'The Blue Umbrella' 
  • What to test your regular expression skills? Play Regex Crossword 
  • Love this: Your Favorite Movies Laid Out as Vintage Treasure Maps 
  • The Gut-Wrenching Science Behind the World’s Hottest Peppers 
  • Great profile: With His New Film, Elysium, Director Neil Blomkamp Delivers A Hellish Vision of Paradise 
  • Simon Schama: Why I write 
  • Designer News + Hacker News = The News 
  • How and Why to Be a Leader 
  • Music Decreases Perceived Pain For Kids In Pediatric Emergency Room 
  • Recommended: Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now 
  • The NYTimes shares 7 stories of why people work in classical music. 
  • The NYTimes wants to know: What Inspired You to Work in Dance? 
  • Increase Your Team's Curiosity - Roger Schwarz 
  • 50 Places Every Literary Fan Should Visit 
  • Change the culture, change the world 
  • Do You Know Where You’ll Be 285 Days From Now At 2 P.M.? These Data-Masters Do 
  • How Gmail’s New Inbox Is Affecting Email Marketing Open Rates 
  • Creativity Researcher Teresa Amabile Explains The Unexpected Benefits Of Tracking Daily Progress 
  • Can a tonal language make you more musical? 
  • Handy YouTube Playlist of The Joyce Theater Fall '13/Winter '14 Season 
  • The Unspoken Key To Finding Meaningful Work 
  • AIGA | Aquent Survey of Design Salaries 
  • Why Productive People Take Better Notes 
  • Why Citizen Developers Are The Future Of Programming 
  • Entrepreneur Mike Sellers Advice For New Startups 
  • 8 ways to deal with change (based on the habits of successful changemakers) 
  • Recommended: Brand Thinking and Other Noble Pursuits 
  • 10 Lifehacks from 100 Years Ago 
  • Stunning Maps of 3 Billion Tweets Reveal iPhone vs. Android Neighborhoods 
  • Interesting Facts About 10 National Anthems
  • Meditation In Action: A 10-Step Mindfulness Practice For Better Sleep 
  • Sleep Critically Affects Childhood Brain Development 
  • In Argentina, Coca-Cola Tests Market For 'Green' Coke 
  • 10 of the Most Cryptic Texts in the World 
  • Made by Hand: The Cigar Shop 
  • Odd Facts About Twitter Hashtags During Major World Events 
  • When You've Done Enough, Do More 
  • Cosmos: Science, curiosity and wonder have a new host 
  • A non-tech guide to launching your website 
  • Design Boom interviews Paula Scher 
  • Recommended: Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work 
  • Interactive Infographic: World's Biggest Data Breaches & Hacks - Information Is Beautiful 
  • 22 Odd Ads From National Geographic Magazine in the 1910s 
  • 7 Ways The Utensils You Use Change The Taste Of Food 
  • The Globe takes Shakespeare's war plays to their real-life locations. 
  • Amazon launches comic-book imprint with adaptations of George R. R. Martin, Neal Stephenson 
  • Ignorance & intolerance destroyed Alan Turing despite all that we owed him. Finally to be given posthumous pardon 
  • 8 Things You Didn't Know About Nikola Tesla 
  • Does Art Help the Economy? 
  • Never Be Bored on a Business Trip Again 
  • The History of CTRL + ALT + DELETE 
  • Scientists Get Best View Yet of the Structure of Glass 
  • Stolen Picasso 'burned in stove' in Romania 
  • 'The Cuckoo’s Calling': The Science That Uncovered J.K. Rowling's Literary Hocus-Pocus 
  • 5 Tips For Creatives From Lee Clow And George Lois 
  • My friends I urge you to read and share this: Thoughts For The Young Oddballs We Need So Badly 
  • 8 Things You Didn't Know About Nikola Tesla 
  • What Makes You Put Down a Book? 
  • The 7-Word Autobiographies of Famous Writers, Artists, Musicians, and Philosophers 
  • Why Do Babies Twitch in Their Sleep? (Adorable Video Edition) 
  • Set Aside 5% of Your Time For Your “Slow-Cooked” Ideas 
  • How Reading Makes Us More Human 
  • Artists Reinventing the Museum, A Google Art Talk with Sam Durant 
  • The Large Hadron Collider in pictures: using big technology to investigate tiny things 
  • Similar to NYT, The Guardian releases a fantastic interactive article. Brilliant journalism & development: Firestorm 
  • What kind of procrastinator are you? 
  • Gregory Beyer: 'Thou Common Whore of Mankind,' & Other Shakespeare Lines About our Messed-Up Relationship with Money 
  • What happens when old school games go face to face with new school characters? 
  • Becoming a Better Judge of People 
  • The Non-Designer's Essential Glossary of Web Design Terms 
  • How To Prepare For A Salary Negotiation: A Check List 
  • Recommended: Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative By Austin Kleon 
  • Yes, Kickstarter raises more money for artists than the NEA. Here’s why that’s not really surprising 

Recommended This Week:  

Slings & Arrows: The Complete Collection
Starring Paul Gross, Martha Burns, Mark McKinney, Don McKellar
Starring Erik Spiekermann, Matthew Carter, Massimo Vignelli, Michael Bierut, Neville Brody
Starring Dieter Rams, Marc Newson Jonathan Ive

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