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Tea Parties, Rewritings and a Touch of Magic

Two weeks ago, I complained that life isn’t nearly as exciting as an episode of Grey’s Anatomy. How I regret those words… Let’s just say that I should own shares in the local hospital with all my friends and family who end up there. 417 more words

Thoughts On Writing

"Imagine: How Creativity Works" - Jonah Lehrer


Devastating! After reading this book I learned that several of Jonah Lehrer’s quotations in the book were fabricated and were not entirely true.  430 more words

Saudade and Bicycles

“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


Out of control? Online (Twitter) shaming spirals trend. Opposite to democracy?

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 By Matt Kleiner (2015)

“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

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20. Causality, Feedback and Relations

This is an important episode in the story of graphical linear algebra. We return to our intuitions, the ones we started with all the way back in… 2,253 more words