"Instead of training people to become marketers or to write the next useless phone app, we’re going to support people who want to see through the media, and use it to wage attacks on the status quo, this is media studies for Occupiers."

- -Douglas Rushkoff on his new master’s program in Media Studies at CUNY-Queens

"We will not go out and get a ‘real’ job because, frankly, the real jobs don’t exist yet."

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Why We Should Stop Telling Millennials to Get ‘Real’ Jobs


Wild Bill Hickok: Acting Sheriff, Ellis County
Wild Bill Hickok: Acting Sheriff, Ellis County
We drove further east into the Rockies. We saw the terrain change so many times in one thousand miles. We took hundreds of pictures of it, but thought more landscape shots on this feed might get boring so here’s a glitchy panoramic image of a gorge outside of Rifle, Colorado. Feel free to use it as the cover for the psych rock album you were going to record at Summer Commune. 
-Josh Heller

We drove further east into the Rockies. We saw the terrain change so many times in one thousand miles. We took hundreds of pictures of it, but thought more landscape shots on this feed might get boring so here’s a glitchy panoramic image of a gorge outside of Rifle, Colorado. Feel free to use it as the cover for the psych rock album you were going to record at Summer Commune.

-Josh Heller

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Silhouette at Kelso Dune / on Instagram http://ift.tt/1ofVjxY

heller:

Silhouette at Kelso Dune / on Instagram http://ift.tt/1ofVjxY

"Work for something because it is good, not just because it has a change to succeed." -Václav Havel

"Work for something because it is good, not just because it has a change to succeed." -Václav Havel

"No humorist has unpublished stuff. There is no great unpublished humor."

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Garrison Keillor (via theparisreview)

Do we agree? — tanya b.

(via npr)

(via npr)

Classic Books with Inspiring Design Messages
The Spell of the Sensuous by David Abram 
This book reminds us of our rich vocabulary, resources, and instincts from which we can draw to effectively communicate. Abram presents a worldview of human language and symbols that is world-changing for those who dive in.

Classic Books with Inspiring Design Messages

The Spell of the Sensuous by David Abram 

This book reminds us of our rich vocabulary, resources, and instincts from which we can draw to effectively communicate. Abram presents a worldview of human language and symbols that is world-changing for those who dive in.

An Unreasonable Car, a conversation with Ralph Nader
ilovecharts:

All the goals scored during the World Cup
Designing games that looks at how children learn rather than what they’ve memorized.
Mac Miller’s Guide to Redesigning the Standardized Test
1. Written: Let the student write as much or as little as they want. I think the questions should be very open-ended, with no specific right answers, and should be about issues that the student can relate to. There should be less focus on “facts.” That would relieve a lot of stress, and allow them to really show their intelligence. After those questions are complete, have a section of blank pages where the student is encouraged to write about ANYTHING.
2. Multiple Choice: When putting together the multiple choice questions, there should always be a funny option. I think the funny option, and obviously wrong answer, is always a good way to loosen things up. The brightest minds will never work to their full potential when constantly under an enormous amount of stress.
3. Private Vocal Section: Bring in a psychologist or some kind of specialist or even just “the cool teacher” to talk to each student individually. Give each of them an opportunity to express themselves. I remember being younger and having much better relationships with my teachers outside of the classroom than inside. After this portion, I would have the person having the conversation evaluate where the student’s mind is at.
4. Group: Put students in groups and send them out into the world. Have them interview people, maybe do some type of scavenger hunt. Get them interacting with people, but make sure it’s people from all different classes and walks of life. I think it’s important to show kids how similar all people really are.
5. Physical: A physical test would also be good. Physical health shouldn’t be treated as a joke. Students should know how to eat right, how to exercise, and especially how to get exercise even if they aren’t athletic. (HIKES!!!)

Grading: I don’t think a simple number grade is very good. It allows kids to put themselves into classes based on scores and can be very disheartening. At the end of the day, standardized testing is done to get statistics on schools, districts, cities, and so on. I think the main focus should be on the progressive potential of each student. We should be trying to groom kids to have the ability to change the world and see possibility. In closing, I have no idea if what I just said is possible, but this would be an awesome test.

Mac Miller’s Guide to Redesigning the Standardized Test

1. Written: Let the student write as much or as little as they want. I think the questions should be very open-ended, with no specific right answers, and should be about issues that the student can relate to. There should be less focus on “facts.” That would relieve a lot of stress, and allow them to really show their intelligence. After those questions are complete, have a section of blank pages where the student is encouraged to write about ANYTHING.

2. Multiple Choice: When putting together the multiple choice questions, there should always be a funny option. I think the funny option, and obviously wrong answer, is always a good way to loosen things up. The brightest minds will never work to their full potential when constantly under an enormous amount of stress.

3. Private Vocal Section: Bring in a psychologist or some kind of specialist or even just “the cool teacher” to talk to each student individually. Give each of them an opportunity to express themselves. I remember being younger and having much better relationships with my teachers outside of the classroom than inside. After this portion, I would have the person having the conversation evaluate where the student’s mind is at.

4. Group: Put students in groups and send them out into the world. Have them interview people, maybe do some type of scavenger hunt. Get them interacting with people, but make sure it’s people from all different classes and walks of life. I think it’s important to show kids how similar all people really are.

5. Physical: A physical test would also be good. Physical health shouldn’t be treated as a joke. Students should know how to eat right, how to exercise, and especially how to get exercise even if they aren’t athletic. (HIKES!!!)

Grading: I don’t think a simple number grade is very good. It allows kids to put themselves into classes based on scores and can be very disheartening. At the end of the day, standardized testing is done to get statistics on schools, districts, cities, and so on. I think the main focus should be on the progressive potential of each student. We should be trying to groom kids to have the ability to change the world and see possibility. In closing, I have no idea if what I just said is possible, but this would be an awesome test.

Clapter: “lazy political comedy that gets an applause, but isn’t funny enough to get a laugh.” 
 

Clapter: “lazy political comedy that gets an applause, but isn’t funny enough to get a laugh.”

 

Northwestern, South Dakota

This is Sean Casey’s TIV which means Tornado Intercept Vehicle we crossed paths in Mitchell, SD after a long tornado filled day. Sean has spent many years placing his home made armored vehicle directly in the path of tornados in order to film with his IMAX camera. -@CamilleSeaman http://ift.tt/1pjEYYa

Northwestern, South Dakota

This is Sean Casey’s TIV which means Tornado Intercept Vehicle we crossed paths in Mitchell, SD after a long tornado filled day. Sean has spent many years placing his home made armored vehicle directly in the path of tornados in order to film with his IMAX camera. -@CamilleSeaman http://ift.tt/1pjEYYa

Another day full of tornados, though we only saw two and by the time we could stop they had gone. -@CamilleSeaman http://ift.tt/1lWBXhg

Another day full of tornados, though we only saw two and by the time we could stop they had gone. -@CamilleSeaman http://ift.tt/1lWBXhg