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Recommendations for September 24, 2012

I will start this week with two items about people making music by “reading” objects or matter around them. Article/Music: “Music from tiny particles’ movements set to debut” Text by Jason Palmer; Music by Mark Fell http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19647038 This is a news story about a piece about to debut that was made by using al algorithm …

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Recommendations for September 16, 2012

There did seem to be kind of an incipient theme to this week’s links at one point, but that more or less fell apart. The first three, below, all have something to do (in my mind anyway) with the role of science in society, how it can still solve problems despite our apparent loss of …

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Recommendations for 09/09/2012

A short list this week, but I have more to say than usual about the first item. And so:    Unintentional conversation: “Against Enthusiasm” by Jacob Silverman, and “Goodbye Reader!” by Ned Beauman http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/books/2012/08/writers_and_readers_on_twitter_and_tumblr_we_need_more_criticism_less_liking_.single.html http://www.theawl.com/2012/07/goodbye-reader Silverman’s piece got a lot of attention (as articles about literary criticism go) a few weeks ago by arguing, essentially, …

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Recommendations for September 5, 2012

Posted late, because of the holiday weekend, but still here: Article: “The Sad, Beautiful Fact That We’re All Going to Miss Almost Everything” by Linda Holmes http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2011/04/21/135508305/the-sad-beautiful-fact-that-were-all-going-to-miss-almost-everything This article touches on a problem that I struggle with more or less constantly: accepting the fact that I will never read all the books, see all the …

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