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Ken Burns Teaches Documentary Filmmaking with His New Online Masterclass

2018-08-13T15:21:35+00:00August 13th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

FYI: If you sign up for a MasterClass course by clicking on the affiliate links in this post, Open Culture will receive a small fee that helps support our operation. The historian Stephen Ambrose once said that “more Americans get their history from Ken Burns than from any other source.” That quote sounds plausible enough,

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Sunday Reading: Fake News

2018-08-13T15:16:09+00:00August 13th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Pieces from The New Yorker’s archive about fake news, disinformation, and our fractured media moment by Adrian Chen, Elizabeth Kolbert, Dana Priest, Peter Hessler, Andrew Marantz, and Emily Nussbaum. Source: Sunday Reading: Fake News

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How do you decide between original content and curating it? The experts weigh in.

2018-08-13T12:10:39+00:00August 13th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Welcome to the third installment in our content marketing series, this time focusing on whether to fund new content or to leverage other people’s content through curation. It has now become an age-old question for content marketers and social media managers: Is it more effective and a better use of resources to create your own

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Study: Brain training games could be used to assess cognitive abilities.

2018-08-10T04:34:09+00:00August 10th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

___ The Use of Mobile Games to Assess Cognitive Function of Elderly with and without Cognitive Impairment (Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease): Abstract : In the past few years numerous mobile games have been developed to train the brain. Source: Study: Brain training games could be used to assess cognitive abilities, replace the Mini-Mental State Exam

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What Made Robin Williams a Uniquely Expressive Actor: A Video Essay Explores a Subtle Dimension of His Comic Genius

2018-08-10T04:24:03+00:00August 10th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

"He had admirers but no imitators," writes Dave Itzkoff in Robin , his new biography of Robin Williams. "No one combined the precise set of talents he had in the same alchemical proportions." Though Itzkoff's book has received a great deal of acclaim, many fans may still feel that important elements of Williams' particular genius

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“Anyone ambitious who lives to be old or even old endures the inevitable loss of ambition’s fulfillment.” Donald Hall on life at 90

2018-08-10T04:20:30+00:00August 10th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

"Anyone ambitious who lives to be old or even old endures the inevitable loss of ambition’s fulfillment." Donald Hall on life at 90 Source: "Anyone ambitious who lives to be old or even old endures the inevitable loss of ambition’s fulfillment." Donald Hall on life at 90

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What’s it like to take a psychedelic drug? Answers may tend to echo the “love conquers all” platitudes of Hallmark cards, but they’re convincing

2018-08-10T04:19:32+00:00August 10th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

What’s it like to take a psychedelic drug ? Answers may tend to echo the “love conquers all” platitudes of Hallmark cards, but they're convincing Source: What’s it like to take a psychedelic drug? Answers may tend to echo the “love conquers all” platitudes of Hallmark cards, but they're convincing

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Spacetime Emergence, Panpsychism and the Nature of Consciousness

2018-08-09T07:08:49+00:00August 8th, 2018|Categories: Consciousness, Uncategorized|

How does experience, which is so intimately tied to our perception of time and space, arise from timeless, non-spatial ingredients? Panpsychism holds that even the smallest layers of reality have experience. Fundamental particles have minute levels of consciousness, and in a watered-down sense, they are subjects of experience. When particles are in extremely sophisticated configurations,

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