Sunday, November 27, 2011

Daily Thoughts 11/27/2011

A Man Reading by Thomas Sword Good, 1827

Daily Thoughts 11/27/2011

I put the book Free ride : how digital parasites are destroying the culture business, and how the culture business can fight back by Robert Levine on hold.  

This afternoon, I read some of Survival of the Beautiful, Art, Science, and Evolution by David Rothenberg.  David Rothenberg is arguing that is there an adaptive aesthetic sense among animals.  He is arguing about how things like beauty, camouflage, and complex birdsong have an adaptive advantage outside of sexual selection or natural selection.  It is something different than I usually read about.

Web Bits

10 Recommendations on Green Ebooks for Cyber Monday

Two Libraries at NASA Center to Close and Go All Electronic
There is a definite truth to this.  Technical information is increasingly moving online.  This is predictive.

Occupy Wall Street Library

Biblioteca Acampada del Sol (In Madrid)

Star Books: Occupy Londons Protest Inspires Improvised Library

The Occupy Archive of photographs and other things.

Visiting the Occupy DC Library  11/14/2011 

Much of this comes across as symbolic and utopian to me.  It comes across as a mix of ideas that are not quite coherent but very intriguing. It has an odd feeling of a movement focused more on transparency than actual protest.

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