They’ve reminded us that politics is not a matter of choosing among what we’re offered but of fighting for what we and others actually need, not to mention what we hope for.
- MIT launches online learning initiative
After Stanford’s successful online courses, the MIT also develops a new online platform on top of the already cool OCW. I always welcome more good and free learning resources.
- How to Learn About Everything
As you can see from the subtitle of this blog, this is something I’m also trying to do, with a comparable method.
- Sleep Deficit: The Performance Killer
As someone who sometimes suffers from bouts of insomnia, I can attest to the bad effects lack of sleep can have. You may believe that you got used to it, but really, you don’t.
- Thank You, Anarchists
I know The Nation is a left-wing magazine, but it’s still nice to see a positive article about anarchism somewhere.
- One teachers approach to preventing gender bullying in a classroom
There should be more teachers like this.
- Which reads faster, Chinese or English?
Once again a language related article. The comments are also quite interesting by the way.
- An Extraordinary Interview with Former Guantánamo Child Prisoner Mohammed El-Gharani
Some bits of this interview seem a bit odd to me, but you can judge that for yourself.
- The Zelda Test (or Why no Zelda Clones?)
I don’t spend much time on playing video games anymore, but it’s still good to read something like this by a real gaming nerd.
- Über das Leben eines Heterojungen mit schwulen Eltern
An Austrian exchange student describes his experience staying with a gay couple (in German).
- Why We Haven’t Met Any Aliens
While the overall gist of the article doesn’t really strike home with me, I still find it an interesting thought experiment.
The business of humanity has become entertainment, and entertainment is the business of feeding fake fitness cues to our brains.