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Bookmarks for 2012-12-10

  • The Flores Hobbit’s face revealed
    "An Australian anthropologist has used forensic facial reconstruction techniques to show, for the first time, how the mysterious Flores 'hobbit' might have once looked. Read more at:"
    (tags:history )
  • The UK needs a new age of STEAM, and the Ebacc won’t make it happen.
    "An age of STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics – (rather than just STEM) is what the UK needs to survive in the foothills of the 21stC."
    (tags:edu )
  • Cyborg au Naturale
    "When Amy Purdy talks about her leg extensions on TED, she slowly weaves in the pain and loss of her legs, which somehow justifies to the audience the new longer, beautiful designer legs. We still apply the century old principle of no pain, no gain -even with technology. There is always a sacrifice for the enhancements. Imagine if someone had to saw off their own legs in order to obtain the beautiful, height-extending legs that Purdy has?"
    (tags:bodymod )
  • The Image Object Post-Photoshop
    Durantini goes on to suggest that “the inevitable disappointment of mass-produced commodities has created a sort of haptic half-life where the image produces more pleasure than the object itself.”
    (tags:theory )

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