A new note will be played today in John Cage's "Organ2 /ASLSP" (as slowly and softly as possible)
If you’re in a hurry, that part starts around 7 min in. … you will want to go back and listen to the whole thing though I promise
This is where she premiered “Gramercy Park” — great insight for people who are always giving — don’t lose yourself — listen to her she is for real 💞
Alicia Keys overflows with talent, love, intelligence, beauty, joyfulness ❤️
Alicia Keys: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert https://youtu.be/uwUt1fVLb3E?si=VeXN4mmtDoPBcSnL
On art as a unifying force: “Art strikes a responsive chord in all humanity and knows no national boundaries.” —JFK
The Women Who Rode Miles on Horseback to Deliver Library Books
Librarians are amazing.
They were known as the “book women.” They would saddle up, usually at dawn, to pick their way along snowy hillsides and through muddy creeks with a simple goal: to deliver reading material to Kentucky’s isolated mountain communities.
BY ANIKA BURGESS. via @atlasobscura
Japan Is Developing a Technology That Could Upend China's Dominance in Solar Panels - The Messenger
Writing in Next City, Aysha Khan notes that “CityBeautiful explores what would it take to integrate more such narrow, #walkablestreets into U.S. cities, from overcoming regulations on minimum #streetwidths and #parkingminimums.”
Watch the video to understand how large American blocks can transform into human-scaled streets.
Scientists Explain Why ‘Doing Your Own Research’ Leads to Believing Conspiracies https://www.vice.com/en/article/v7bjpm/scientists-explain-why-doing-your-own-research-leads-to-buying-conspiracies
“study published on Wednesday in Nature has found that using online search engines to vet conspiracies can actually increase the chance that someone will believe it. The researchers point to a known problem in search called "data voids." Sometimes, there's not a lot of high-quality information to counter misleading headlines or surrounding fringe theories”
#Misinformation #ConspiracyTheories #Censorship: "Unfortunately, not only do most citizens not pay much attention to politics or the news, but a minority actively distrust institutions such as modern science, public health authorities, and mainstream media. The causes of this distrust are complex and diverse. They include psychological traits that predispose some people towards paranoid worldviews; institutional failures, such as telling noble lies to manage public behaviour and dismissing legitimate ideas as conspiracy theories; and feelings—often justified—of exclusion from positions of power and influence. Whatever its causes, however, such distrust often drives people to seek out information—commonly misinformation—from counter-establishment sources and reject information from mainstream ones."
During WWI, Marie Curie created a vehicle that contained a hospital bed, a generator, an X-ray machine and photographic darkroom equipment. These “petite Curies" (below) could be driven right up to the Front. Curie also helped train 150 women as radiology technicians.
Study of 554 public companies finds those w/ a fully flexible remote work policy had a 3-year industry-adjusted revenue growth rate of 21%. Companies requiring in-office work had only 5% growth. Excluding tech, fully flexible companies outperformed by 13%. https://www.forbes.com/sites/jenamcgregor/2023/11/14/companies-with-flexible-remote-work-policies-outperform-on-revenue-growth-report/
After 3 years at North Highland, I was laid off last Friday. I'm eager to connect with anyone who has or knows of Agile Coach, Kanban Service Delivery Manager or Scrum Master roles. I'm especially interested in places that are heavily regulated or where agile is not often used.
QOTO: Question Others to Teach Ourselves
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