Have you noticed that our LC for Robots page has a new look this month? We integrated feedback from visitors, discussion, and a card sorting exercise to consolidate resources for machine-readable access to Library of Congress digital collections. We’re looking for your feedback, but first, learn more about how we approached this redesign. In September […]
Designing nocturnal cities: Illuminating the social role light plays in urban life.
Sociologists Joanne Entwistle, Don Slater, and Mona Sloane look at the fundamental role of light in social life. Lighting has a lot to say about social structures, yet many of these assumptions remain unchallenged. By investigating lighting design, social scientists can understand how social relationships are linked to technology and the wider built environment. In conjunction with the research, the […]
Bullet Journal: Students and Analog-to-Digital Day Planner Conversion (Yes! It is Possible!)
I received this note last week from my contact page. Hi! I really enjoyed reading about your experience with the Bullet Journal. I am thinking about giving it a go, but I am in grad school and a lot of my planning is around assignments. I have a LOT of homework…reading, lesson plans, etc. If …
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How Old Would You Be If You Didn’t Know How Old You Are?
I love that quote by Satchel Paige. What would you do if you didn’t know how old you are? Me? I started a company at age 45. [Via Entrepreneur.]
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If Game of Thrones Had Mass Transit…
What would a mass transit map for Westeros and Essos—The Known World from The Game of Thrones—look like? Michael Tyznik decided to find out and created these wonderful maps that both explain and poke fun of the complicated story lines of the book and HBO series. Inspired by the work of Cameron Booth and his …
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What is Sexual Harassment? And, Kudos to Gentlemen Everywhere
Are you a guy, wondering what women consider harassment? Are you a female and you struggle to put into words something that is almost invisible? This poster does a great job of explaining every day examples of harassment. The author includes examples for men as to how they can react to shut down other men, …
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A Guide to Cooking and Baking Substitutions
Yesterday I was baking muffins, and I realized I had no baking soda. Neither did I have baking powder and cream of tartar. So, the substitutions listed here would not have helped me very much — I still had to make a quick grocery store trip. May the cooking gods land on your side with […]
D-Day By the Numbers
In Memory of all those who served on this day, 69 years ago. Do any of the numbers surprise you? [Source: CNN.]