The Week's Links: July 31, 2015

ALL THE LINKS POSTED ON SOCIAL NETWORKS THIS WEEK:

  • The origin of sci-fi movie sounds owl.li/Q3MTA
  • ◉ On digital luxury and digital intimacy, Jony Ive and Marc Newson with Suzy Menkes owl.li/Q6bu3
  • Extendable Robot Arms and Exoskeletons Could Benefit from Super-Stretchy Wires | MIT Technology... owl.li/Q0yNb
  • Some of my favorite accounts. NASA’s Social Media Strategy Is Genius—And Kinda Maddening owl.li/Q0eLg
  • 8 Fascinating Facts About Seashells owl.li/PZZJR
  • When You Lose Sleep, Your Brain Can't Read Other People's Emotions | Big Think owl.li/PZVlH
  • Some gorgeous filmmaking. The top 10 most beautiful movies of all time owl.li/PZVcS
  • From vrrrramp to snikt: exploring sci-fi's most iconic movie sound effects owl.li/PZsuJ
  • Public editor: New York Times could do a better job of linking | Poynter. owl.li/PZKxA
  • Biloxi Teachers Paint Lockers to Look Like Spines of Famous Books owl.li/Q00nA
  • 7 fantastic flags that break every design rule owl.li/PZr79
  • ◉ Michael Bierut: Finding Your Voice owl.li/Q6bpR
  • CollegeHumor Makes a Staunch High-Five-Filled Defense of Puns and Schools People About Wordplay owl.li/PZJ8v
  • The Bank of England Has Released a Short List for the New £20 Note | HUH. owl.li/PZx05
  • Optotypes and Eye Chart Fonts owl.li/PXE4h
  • Designers rate the best & worst Presidential campaign logos for Politico. Which 2016 Candidate Has the Worst Logo? owl.li/PXDL1
  • ◉ Not an Introvert, Not an Extrovert? An Ambivert - smartercreativity.com/blog/2015/7/29…
  • Lots of people want to be the noun without doing the verb. The noun and the verb owl.li/PXBTu
  • Creative Commons Launches Its First-Ever Kickstarter Campaign to Write a Book About Open Business Models owl.li/PXDdg
  • The business of generating fake enthusiasm, from flash mobs to the campaign trail The Business of Hiring a Fake Crowd owl.li/PXzOi
  • David Bowie Becomes a DJ on BBC Radio in 1979; Introduces Listeners to The Velvet Underground,... owl.li/PXD3j
  • Fantastic tool by NYTimes How Many Times Has Your Personal Information Been Exposed to Hackers? owl.li/QeUYp
  • These Superhumans Are Real and Their DNA Could Be Worth Billions owl.li/PXzyZ
  • ◉ Paula Scher's Productivity Trick owl.li/Q6bnl
  • Weather Forecasting Enters a New Era Improving the Weather Report for Solar and Wind | MIT Technology Review owl.li/PXCuv
  • NASA’s ‘Blue Marbles’: Pictures of Earth From 1972 to Today owl.li/PXHgY
  • Experimental Therapy Prevents Long-Term Brain Damage in Severely Injured Mice | MIT Technology... owl.li/PXCfm
  • How Buildings Learn owl.li/PXfay
  • The Power of Empathy owl.li/PXf62
  • ◉ Worrying About Stuff Is a Sign of Intelligence - smartercreativity.com/blog/2015/7/28…
  • Artist Pablo Picasso is still young at 80 years old owl.li/PX3Wj
  • The Disapproval Matrix owl.li/PXeVd
  • ◉ Recommended: Marshall McLuhan: You Know Nothing of My Work! - smartercreativity.com/recommendation…
  • Can Design Help the USPS Make Stamps Popular Again? owl.li/PX2lt
  • Slow motion lightning owl.li/PXdDu
  • Creativity Top 5: The Best Brand Ideas of the Week - Video - Creativity Online owl.li/QbH8N
  • Fantastic history of animation owl.li/PX2aO
  • ◉ Keep Going owl.li/Q6bit
  • 280,000 People Have Asked Google To Honor Their ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ owl.li/PX7GT
  • What 12 Months Of Record-Setting Temperatures Looks Like Across The U.S. owl.li/PXoFH
  • The Obsessively Detailed Map of American Literature's Most Epic Road Trips owl.li/PX49P
  • 3 Major Designers Confess Their Biggest Mess-ups and Do-overs—and What They Learned | AIGA Eye... owl.li/PX1Pg
  • Limits at Gawker? Rules at Reddit? Wild West Web Turns a Page owl.li/PX1FU
  • ◉ Stop Trying To Be Creative - smartercreativity.com/blog/2015/7/26…
  • 'Murder!', A Live Comedy Murder Mystery Podcast by Comedy Duo Marina Tempelsman & Nicco Aeed owl.li/PWvZa
  • What Your Survival Instincts Know About Pitching Ideas owl.li/PWQb2
  • ◉ Recommended: How Music Got Free: The End of an Industry, the Turn of the Century, and the Patient Zero of Piracy - smartercreativity.com/recommendation…
  • Dynamic, Figurative Sculptures Balance Precariously on the Streets of Historic Village owl.li/PWvTC
  • Use Deadlines & the Eisenhower Matrix to Make Long-Term Goals Accessible Today owl.li/PWQ3j
  • Teenager finds photos of first Nirvana gig tucked inside her dad's books owl.li/PWvLT
  • ◉ Kermit The Frog's TED Talk on Creativity owl.li/Q6bce
  • Google News Lab Mashes Big Data With Old-School Reporting owl.li/PWA8s
  • 100 Best Design Blogs for Inspiration, Tutorials & Tips owl.li/PX216
  • 10 most misunderstood quotes in literature [video] owl.li/PWyJs
  • 11 Amazing Thank You Notes From Famous People owl.li/PWuwh
  • Intel confirms tick-tock-shattering Kaby Lake processor as Moore’s Law falters owl.li/PWudo
  • The Exoskeletons Are Coming. An Iron Man Suit for Factory Workers | MIT Technology Review owl.li/PWnN8
  • A Clever Ad Campaign to Recruit School Librarians Featuring Sculptures of Children Made From Books owl.li/PWu4V
  • The world is getting better all the time, in 11 maps and charts owl.li/PUGAP
  • new genetic analysis A DNA Search for the First Americans Links Amazon Groups to Indigenous Australians smithsonianmag.com/science-nature…
  • He inspired so much we take for granted now. Dieter Rams owl.li/PWvfQ
  • The University of Michigan built a fake town for driverless cars owl.li/PUFUi
  • Easy DNA Editing Will Remake the World. Buckle Up. The Genesis Engine owl.li/PWtBq
  • Standford University Students Teach a Robot to Play Ping-Pong owl.li/PWp5g
  • These MIT Media Labs Films Will School You on Bitcoin, Bricks, Phones and In-Vitro Meat - Video - Creativity Online owl.li/PUFDS
  • This is the beginning of a great breakthrough. The Tech World’s Blood-Test Darling Gets Nods From the FDA owl.li/PUzQh
  • What Makes Nigel Richards The Best Scrabble Player On Earth owl.li/PTGzj
  • Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway—With Me in It owl.li/PUr0K
  • Abandoned Golf Courses in Japan Are Being Turned into Solar Power Fields owl.li/PTGeM
  • Up in the Air: Meet the Man Who Flies Around the World for Free owl.li/PUqer
  • How Mick Jagger's Mouth Became the Rolling Stones' Legendary Logo owl.li/PTGbf
  • Unstuck — How to avoid falling into the judgment trap owl.li/PTIa8
  • Talking to Your Car Could Soon Be Easier | MIT Technology Review owl.li/PUFQN
  • 20 Photos of Famous Authors Looking Badass owl.li/PTGFb
  • Work Alone: Ernest Hemingway’s 1954 Nobel Acceptance Speech owl.li/PTFMR
  • ◉ The Most Intimate Relationship in Your Life: Your Smartphone owl.li/PKB6X
  • If Daniel Kahneman Had a Magic Wand He’d Rid the Human Race of Overconfidence owl.li/PTxWF
  • Brain Freeze: The Tasty History of Popsicles . Activities for Kids: Adventures In Learning . PBS Parents | PBS owl.li/PTFIq
  • Patience, Timing and Some Luck in New York Prisoner’s Account of Escape owl.li/PRoRZ
  • Lewis Carroll’s Classic Story, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Told in Sand Animation owl.li/PTFEZ
  • Smithsonian Takes a Giant Step with Its First Kickstarter Campaign to Fund the Conservation of... owl.li/PRbUH
  • Man admits swapping classic Chinese artworks for fakes he painted himself owl.li/PTyh9
  • In honor of all the train troubles. What Penn Station used to look like will make you weep with longing owl.li/PTFZC
  • This is the world's longest running science experiment owl.li/PTy9t
  • The world’s most charismatic mathematician | Siobhan Roberts owl.li/Q00rT
  • The Art of Video Game Photography owl.li/Q0zsM
  • How Walking in Nature Changes the Brain owl.li/Q01PP
  • Johnnie Walker Introduces High End Whisky Tasting Via Tablet owl.li/Q0Br5
  • How blood pressure works - Wilfred Manzano owl.li/Q02mE

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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Not an Introvert, Not an Extrovert? An Ambivert

Elizabeth Bernstein in the Wall Street Journal

Ambiverts have introverted and extroverted traits, but neither trait is dominant. As a result, they have more balanced, or nuanced, personalities. They aren’t the folks yammering your ear off. Nor are they the totally silent ones happily ensconced in the corner.
Ambiverts move between being social or being solitary, speaking up or listening carefully with greater ease than either extroverts or introverts. “It is like they’re bilingual,” says Daniel Pink, a business book author and host of Crowd Control, a TV series on human behavior, who has studied ambiversion. “They have a wider range of skills and can connect with a wider range of people in the same way someone who speaks English and Spanish can.”
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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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Worrying About Stuff Is a Sign of Intelligence

Melissa Dahl for Science of Us

The tendency to worry about stuff could be a sign of a certain kind of intelligence, according to a paper in an upcoming edition of the journal Personality and Individual Differences (hat tip to Christian Jarrett at the British Psychology Society's Research Digest for spotting it first). A team led by Alexander Penney of Ontario's Lakehead University gave 126 undergrads a litany of surveys and questionnaires designed to measure both their intelligence and how much they tended to stress about events in their lives. (For instance, they were asked how strongly they agreed with statements like, "I am always worried about something.") After analyzing the results, Penney and his team found a correlation between worrying and verbal intelligence.
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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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Stop Trying To Be Creative

Christie Aschwanden for FiveThirtyEight Science

Most creative geniuses don’t start with a specific goal and follow it through with deliberate practice, said Scott Barry Kaufman, scientific director of the Imagination Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. Instead, they maintain an openness to discovering whatever arises.
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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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