The Week's Links: September 4, 2015

ALL THE LINKS POSTED ON SOCIAL NETWORKS THIS WEEK:

  • Debbie Millman on fear, time, and terrifying learning owl.li/RIk9G
  • The Last Audio Cassette Factory owl.li/RIlfZ
  • American Chess May Finally Emerge From The Shadow Of Bobby Fischer owl.li/RIc5o
  • Glorious Photos of TWA Terminal from the Golden Age of Air Travel owl.li/RI7Zr
  • Everyone Dreams (or Do They?) owl.li/RI7r1
  • ◉ Noam Murro reimagines Mickey's Sorcerer's Apprentice owl.li/RyLl7
  • How Do You Know You Exist? A Mind-Bending Animated Homage to Descartes Exploring the Conundrum... owl.li/RETeZ
  • How to Work Confidently with Numbers People owl.li/RI6lI
  • Temple Grandin on How Oliver Sacks Changed Her Life owl.li/RETcS
  • How the mysterious dark net is going mainstream owl.li/RI6fg
  • The Future of Photography | Photoshop Blog by Adobe owl.li/RKF6t
  • The brains behind ‘This American Life’ and ‘Reply All’ on bringing podcasts to the stage and… the future! owl.li/REyJP
  • What Is Killing America's Bees and What Does It Mean for Us? owl.li/RI5kd
  • The Long Road to Ramen owl.li/RETgY
  • Man Who Visited Every Country In The World Shares Three Must-Have Travel Items - DesignTAXI.com owl.li/RBBt4
  • To solve the puzzle of the coin and the chessboard you need to throw money at the problem owl.li/RBBhH
  • ◉ FOMO: Fear Of Missing Out owl.li/RyLij
  • What Happens to Spiders That Get Sucked Into a Vacuum? smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-in…
  • The one scientific statement to reboot civilization owl.li/RBj6W
  • Google Reveals Gigantic Ambitions To Fight Cancer, Diabetes, Parkinson's, Heart Problems owl.li/RyWmo
  • ◉ Wire Cutters: Gorgeous Animation - smartercreativity.com/blog/2015/9/2/…
  • Here’s Every Nuclear Detonation Ever. Watch all 2,153 nuclear detonations since 1945 in this bleak visualization smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/her…
  • The Many, Many Problems With "Follow Your Passion" owl.li/RyVuO
  • Ad Age Introduces Behind the Work Series at Brand Summit owl.li/RBgVo
  • MIT Researchers Devise A More Fair System To Decide Who Gets Screwed By Flight Delays owl.li/RBglh
  • 4 Ways Sci-Fi Tech Is Already Revolutionizing Medicine owl.li/RyNME
  • Dark Matter May Be More Complex Than Physicists Thought owl.li/RyKRn
  • ◉ Chip Kidd: The art of first impressions — in design and life owl.li/RyLfD
  • The Nomophobia Test: Fear of Being Without Your Mobile Phone - PsyBlog owl.li/RyqiP
  • Taking the Temperature of the First Warmblooded Fish owl.li/RyKQ8
  • Meet the 13-year-old founder building an incredible tool to understand startups owl.li/Ryqec
  • The secret ingredient that makes some teams better than others owl.li/RyKON
  • How the ballpoint changed handwriting owl.li/Ryl5H
  • 11 Impressive Developing World Social Media Stats owl.li/Ryqpc
  • Carl Jung’s Hand-Drawn, Rarely-Seen Manuscript The Red Book: A Whispered Introduction owl.li/RyqkB
  • ◉ Recommended: Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us - smartercreativity.com/recommendation…
  • ◉ Rethinking Work - smartercreativity.com/blog/2015/8/30…
  • The Best Jobs Now Require You To Be A People Person owl.li/RykjZ
  • The Singular Mind of Terry Tao: A prodigy grows up to become one of the greatest mathematicians in the world. owl.li/RykiQ
  • ◉ Face It, Your Brain Is a Computer owl.li/RyLaa
  • Fossilized Poop is Rare, Fossilized Poop Inside a Fossilized Dinosaur is Even Rarer owl.li/RxL50
  • Why do we cry? The three types of tears - Alex Gendler owl.li/RxLbb
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson Lists 8 (Free) Books Every Intelligent Person Should Read owl.li/RxL3o
  • Switzerland Just Finished Building the Longest Tunnel in the World owl.li/RxLa0
  • 'The World Is Full of Obvious Things’: A Sherlock Holmes Reading List owl.li/RxL30
  • TED Playlist: Re-imagining school owl.li/RxL8v
  • The Oliver Sack’s Reading List owl.li/RykTw
  • TED Playlist: The genius of babies owl.li/RxL6n
  • ◉ Recommended: The many books of Oliver Sacks, in honor of his wonder-ful life. owl.li/Ryr1G
  • ◉ Oliver Sacks, Casting Light on the Interconnectedness of Life owl.li/RyL23
  • New Installation Invades Central London With 100,000 Balloons owl.li/RxEXq
  • One billion in a day on Facebook? No big deal - BBC News owl.li/RxEoF
  • How quantum biology might explain life’s biggest questions owl.li/RxDBS
  • A Nerd’s Guide To The 2,229 Paintings At MoMA owl.li/RxE9G
  • A Cheeky Response To The Common Client Request To ‘Make The Logo Bigger’ - DesignTAXI.com owl.li/Rw3iJ
  • ◉ Recommended: The many books of Oliver Sacks, in honor of his wonder-ful life. owl.li/Ryr1G
  • Six People Begin Living In A Dome In Year-Long NASA Experiment owl.li/RxDPN
  • ◉ Oliver Sacks, Casting Light on the Interconnectedness of Life - smartercreativity.com/blog/2015/8/30…
  • ◉ Rethinking Work - smartercreativity.com/blog/2015/8/30…
  • Facebook hits a new milestone: 1 billion people used the social network on a single day - Quartz owl.li/Rw0g1
  • Guess What Happens When Two Ad Journalists Try Their Hands at Advertising owl.li/RxDL5
  • Akira Kurosawa’s List of His 100 Favorite Movies owl.li/RxL2e
  • TED playlist: Talks that prove you already live in the future owl.li/RxDHo
  • Oliver Sacks dies at 82: His very last Radiolab interview is a bittersweet one you should check out. owl.li/Ryhj1
  • Teachers open up about the (mostly lousy) economics of their dream job owl.li/Rq2cD
  • An '80s Dream Come True: How Jim Henson's Digital Puppeteers Are Boosting Their Creative Output owl.li/Rq0Uy
  • A Brief History of How Times Square Got So Naked owl.li/RpXKe
  • A Tour of Tokyo's Bookstores owl.li/Rq0Mn
  • Stephen Hawking's Voice Is Now Open Source And Free To Download owl.li/RpX6X
  • Why Libraries Matter owl.li/Rq0GT
  • Has Stephen Hawking solved a huge black hole mystery? owl.li/RpLuM
  • A New HBO Doc Gathers "Largest Array of Latino Superstars Ever in a Film" to Celebrate Latino Music owl.li/Rq03z
  • These Elegant Sculptures Measure Atmospheric Conditions owl.li/Rq2fB
  • 30 futuristic spacecraft driving the new space age owl.li/RpXZX
  • On Having Your Book Turned into a Movie owl.li/RpfLy
  • What Happens When Freud Meets Modern Neuroscience owl.li/Rp9TJ
  • Borges on Public Opinion, Literature vs. the Other Arts, and the True Measure of Success owl.li/RlNr9
  • A brief history of phone wiretapping -- and how to avoid it owl.li/RlXwG
  • Inside the 3-Way Family Contest to Become the Next Publisher of the Times owl.li/RjnG5
  • Point of View Shots Used in Coen Brothers Movies owl.li/RlXk3
  • No, You Do Not Have to Drink 8 Glasses of Water a Day owl.li/Rj1Ca
  • Meet the Guy Who Sorts All the World’s Numbers in His Attic owl.li/RlXhu
  • "Darth Punk" Awaken in This Star Wars / TRON Mashup | The Creators Project owl.li/RpEvw
  • A visual history of human knowledge owl.li/RlXef

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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Wire Cutters: Gorgeous Animation

Gorgeous short animation that is fantastic and also, a student thesis. Creator Jack Anderson sure has a future working for Pixar. 

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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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Rethinking Work

Barry Schwartz explores what motivates us to work in The New York Times

Of course, we care about our wages, and we wouldn’t work without them. But we care about more than money. We want work that is challenging and engaging, that enables us to exercise some discretion and control over what we do, and that provides us opportunities to learn and grow. We want to work with colleagues we respect and with supervisors who respect us. Most of all, we want work that is meaningful — that makes a difference to other people and thus ennobles us in at least some small way.
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Work that is adequately compensated is an important social good. But so is work that is worth doing. Half of our waking lives is a terrible thing to waste.

A complement to this essay is Daniel Pink's book Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

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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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Oliver Sacks, Casting Light on the Interconnectedness of Life

It’s no coincidence that so many of the qualities that made Oliver Sacks such a brilliant writer are the same qualities that made him an ideal doctor: keen powers of observation and a devotion to detail, deep reservoirs of sympathy, and an intuitive understanding of the fathomless mysteries of the human brain and the intricate connections between the body and the mind.
Dr. Sacks, who died on Sunday at 82, was a polymath and an ardent humanist, and whether he was writing about his patients, or his love of chemistry or the power of music, he leapfrogged among disciplines, shedding light on the strange and wonderful interconnectedness of life — the connections between science and art, physiology and psychology, the beauty and economy of the natural world and the magic of the human imagination.

That's how Michiko Kakutani's examination of Oliver Sack's life begins in today's The New York Times. Sacks was the very embodiment of smarter creativity.