“There’s a word in Portuguese…” Anyone who’s seen Sarah Ruhl’s play-turned-musical Melancholy Play: A Chamber Musical will recognize this line. I programmed and ran this show last spring (saw it about 30 times), so I know it pretty well. 456 more words
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Out of control? Online shaming spirals
In the early days of Twitter, it was like a place of radical de-shaming.
People would admit shameful secrets about themselves, and other people would say, “Oh my God, I’m exactly the same.” Voiceless people realized that they had a voice, and it was powerful and eloquent. 3,004 more words
“The Color Of Sight”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Excerpts from Jonah Lehrer’s “Proust Was A Neuroscientist” Directed By Matt Kleiner.
Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Matt Kleiner… 36 more words
How To Train The Brain To Make Better Decisions
I have just finished reading an excellent book “How We Decide” by Jonah Lehrer
The book explains the neuroscience of decision making and how our two brains; the logical and emotional brain, compete and work together when making chooses. 1,151 more words
Students in a middle school painted words important to them on rocks placed under a tree. “Patience,” “courage,” “strength,” and “peace” were scattered under the limbs. 713 more words