Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Daily Thoughts 11/29/2011

Portrait of Maria Adelaide of France in Turkish-style clothes, 1753, Jeanne Etienne Liotard

Daily Thoughts 11/29/2011

I checked the displays this afternoon and updated the Twitter and Facebook accounts this morning.  I also picked out some graphic novels for the Graphic Novels Club tomorrow which is on September 30, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 pm. 

We have two sessions the Intermediate Computer Class tonight; one from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and another from 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. in the Computer lab.  I spent a few minutes making sure the lab was set up for tonight.

Sometimes Blogger does inexplicable things.  I am not sure why there are blue lines on my picture.  I got rid of them this morning.  They were some anomalous html code.

On the way home, I read some more of Survival of the Beautiful.  I am learning that this is a radical scientific argument which is not generally accepted.  The author, David Rothenberg is bringing the idea that there is an aesthetic sense in nature which is part of natural selection to the public.  He is taking his argument outside of the scientific community to gather support from the public.  This book has a similar feel in a way to The Tao of Physics which Gary Zukav used to popularize quantum physics which was a radical idea at the time the book was published.

I also started reading And So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut A Life which I am not yet convinced is on target.  The author, Charles J. Shields, did not have permission from the Vonnegut family to use Vonnegut's letters.

Web Bits

Occupy Wall Street Library Releases Writing Prompt
This has a link to the poetry anthology from Occupy Wall Street.

The Occupy London library spreads its wings.

Occupy Toronto Encampment Ends Peacefully-- 11/23/2011
There is something mildly odd about there being a library yurt.  It is rather hard to imagine.  At least in this instance the protest library was removed intact.

A People's Digital Library and Prefigurative Politics

One of the thing I am not doing is creating any kind of real archive or bookmark list.  This is more of a catch as catch can list.  It is free form.

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